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SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 6

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 14:42
div class=contentspan style=font-size: smallThe sixth and final issue of our SSRN Research Paper series this year features articles covering issues in healthcare, environmental law, and legal //span/divdiv class=contentullispan style=font-size: smalla href= Water Law/i/a by Tony Anthony /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href= Attorney-Client Relationship In the Age of Technology/i/a by Grace Giesel /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href= and Schools: Parallel Paths in the Government Role to Education for Students with Disabilities/i/a by Laura Rothstein /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href= Public Health in Health Care Facilities/i/a by Mark Rothstein /span/li/ul/divspan style=font-size: small /spandiv class=contentspan style=font-size: smallMore information about the RPS:/spanullispan style=font-size: smalla href= /a/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href= /div

CALI Lessons

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:55
div class=content pspan style=font-size: smallThe bCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction's/b (CALI) Library of Lessons contains over 900 interactive, computer-based legal tutorials covering more than three dozen legal education subject areas. The lessons are designed to augment traditional law school instruction. Many of your classmates have found them helpful in preparing for their exams. /span/ppspan style=font-size: smallFree copies of the DVD are available at the library's Circulation Desk. You may also view the lessons online. The a href=/library/CALIstudent authorization code and instructions/a are available at the library's website. You must register with your quot;@louisville.eduquot; email address. /span/p /div

Research Assistant Sought

6 hours 47 min ago
Professor Nicholson is seeking a research assistant in the area of executive compensation, fiduciary obligations, and corporate culture.  If you are interested, send a letter of interest and resume to Professor Nicholson a

Resilient Communities and War on Poverty To Be Addressed in Boehl Lecture

9 hours 40 min ago
p class=p1span class=Apple-tab-span /spanProfessor Tony Arnold, Boehl Chair in Property and Land Use, will give a lecture on “The War on Poverty (50 Years Later) and Resilient Communities” on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 12:00 Noon, in Room 275 of the Brandeis School of Law. The lecture is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served, but attendees should bring their own drinks. There is no need to RSVP./p p class=p3span class=s1span class=Apple-tab-span /spanThe lecture, part of the Boehl Distinguished Lecture Series in Land Use Policy, will start with a Kentucky connection. /spanIn 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Inez, KY, shortly after launching the War on Poverty, one of our nation’s most ambitious initiatives. In the past 50 years, the War on Poverty has had both critics and supporters, both failures and successes. In framing poverty as something to be fought and defeated, though, our policies have failed to focus on building resilience and adaptive capacity among low-income communities, which are affected by their natural and physical environments and land use patterns, according to Arnold. Resilient communities are ones that are able to adapt to changing conditions and surprise disturbances, such as floods, drought, urban heat island effects, economic downturns, mortgage foreclosure crises, and the like./pp class=p3nbsp;/pp class=p3img src=/sites/ height=337 width=500 / /pp class=p3nbsp;/pp class=p3img src=/sites/ //pp class=p3nbsp;/p p class=p3span class=Apple-tab-span /spanProfessor Tony Arnold, the inaugural holder of the Boehl Chair in Property and Land Use at the University of Louisville,b /bis among the nation’s leading experts on social-ecological resilience and governance institutions. He teaches in both the Brandeis School of Law and the Department of Urban and Public Affairs and directs the interdisciplinary Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility. He has worked on poverty issues with low-income urban and rural communities throughout his personal and professional life.span class=s2  /span/p p class=p3span class=s2 /spanThe Boehl Distinguished Lecture Series in Land Use Policy is sponsored by the Herbert Boehl Fund and the Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund. Co-sponsors at the University of Louisville are: the Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility; the Center for Environmental Policy and Management; the Planning Student Organization; the Master of Public Administration Students; the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research; the Law School Diversity Committee; the Sustainability Scholars Roundtable; the Environmental Law and Land Use Society; amp; the Office of Community Engagement. The Lecture will be a Law School Diversity Event./pp class=p2span class=Apple-tab-span/span/p

Research Assistant Sought

11 hours 51 min ago
Professor Levinson is seeking a research assistant in the area of labor law.  If you have an interest/background in this area and would like to be a research assistant, send a letter of interest and resume to Kea Middleton a

Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition Champion

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:53
pCongratulatons to Ben Shepard, the 2014 Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition Champion, Aaron Riggs, the 2014 runner-up, and Emily Devuono and Daniel Reed, the 2014 semi-finalists. The judges were extremely impressed with the oral advocay skills of the competitors. Appellant, Ben Shepard, and Appellee, Aaron Riggs, advanced from the semi-final rounds to compete in the championship round. The judges commended them both for their performances. /p

Recreational Reading in the Washer Lounge

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:48
Is your brain turning to mush from thinking too much about torts and contracts? Are your eyes begging for a break from casebooks and course outlines? If so, then check out the reading collection in the Washer Lounge. The collection of best sellers, novels, humor essays and graphic novels are waiting for your perusal. The collection is on the honor system. Just sign the card in the back of the book and then return the book whenever you are done with it. It's that simple! Go there now--your eyes and brain will thank you for it.

Exam4 Practice Test Deadline for Legal Research Final and Contracts I Mid-Term, Hall Is Tonight!

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:00
The deadline to submit an Exam4 practice test to qualify to take the Fall 2014 Legal Research final exam and/or Professor Hall's Contracts I mid-term (ungraded) on computer is TONIGHT, Friday, September 26, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The Dean's Newsletter - Fall 2014

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:07
pb style=color: #333333; font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pxRead the quick version./b /ppa href=/sites/'s Newsletter 2014-online-quick-version.pdfimg src=/sites/'s-Newsletter-Fall2014-cover.png //a/p

Pirtle-Washer Advocacy Competition Preliminary Results

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 16:18
pThe Moot Court Board congratulates all competitors in the Pirtle-Washer Competition preliminary rounds. The judges were very impressed with the quality of the advocacy. The quarter-finalists were: Christine Shannon, Tyler Peavler, Ben Shepard, Daniel Reed, Emily Devouno, Aaron Riggs, Issac Fain,and Kevin Boswell. Moving on to the semi-final rounds are: bBen Shepard, Aaron Riggs, Daniel Reed and Emily Devouno/b. The semi-finals will take place on bFriday, September/b b26, at 3:00 p.m. in the Allen Courtroom/b with the finals to follow later that day. Please join us to support the advocates./ppSana Abhari would like to thank the volunteer attorney judges, the scoring team, the 1L Witness Program volunteers, Dean Nowka, the entire Moot Court team, and her wonderful facilitators Megan Diffenderfer, Whitney Graham and Laura Tapp. /p

Networking Opportunity

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:49
pIn March, YPAL started the “Legal-Ease” lunch series, where we invited four local judges to talk with attendees about career/life advice.  On October 1, YPAL is having another Legal-Ease event.  This time, we’re featuring what are essentially the managing partners from the six largest firms in Louisville: /pulliRobert Connolly - Stites amp; Harbison PLLC/liliJohn Crockett - Frost Brown Todd LLC/liliDonald Kelly - Wyatt Tarrant amp; Combs LLP/liliMark Oppenheimer - Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP/liliKendrick Riggs - Stoll Keenon Odgen PLLC/liliJohn Selent - Dinsmore amp; Shohl LLP/li/ulpThis would be an incredible opportunity for law students to get to know some of the most influential attorneys in the city.  Here’s the link for information/registration:  a href=  Seating is very limited./p

Admissions Seeking 2014-2015 Academic Year Admissions Ambassadors

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:55
span style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=margin: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormalbspan style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 24ptAdmissions seeking 2014-2015 Academic Year Admissions Ambassadorso:o:o:o:p/o:o:o:o:p/span/b/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=margin: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormalbspan style=color: #111111; font-family: 'Helvetica','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt lang=ENThe Office of Admissions is looking for 1L's, 2L's, and 3L's to serve as Admissions Ambassadors for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The position is a volunteer position.  We are looking for students who are outgoing and willing to communicate and work with prospective and admitted students.  Admissions Ambassadors will serve as tour guides, communicate with prospective and admitted students by telephone and email, and occasionally represent the law school at both on and off-campus recruitment programs.   There will be an information session to learn more about the Admissions Ambassador program on Monday, September 22 from 12:15-1:15 pm in Room 175.  Pizza will be served (bring your own drink).  For questions or additional information, please contact Emily Meador at a href=mailto:epmead01@louisville.eduuspan style=color: or Ryan Nafziger at a href=mailto:ryan.nafziger@louisville.eduuspan style=color: or come by the Ambassador Coordinator Office, Room 105./span/bbspan style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 13.5pto:o:o:o:p/o:o:o:o:p/span/b/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=margin: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormalo:o:o:o:pspan style=font-family: Calibri; font-size: small /span/o:o:o:o:p/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /span

Mandatory Exam4 Training for 1Ls Is Today at 1:00 PM

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:00
p In preparation for the Legal Research final exam, Saturday, October 4, the IT staff will conduct a bmandatory/b policy and training session for 1Ls on using Exam4 today, Wednesday, September 17, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in room 275. Again, this session is brequired/b for all first-year students. Students are not required but are encouraged to bring their laptops. /p p This event was originally scheduled, and announced, for Thursday, Sept. 25, but due to a conflicting event, it was rescheduled several weeks ago. /p

Oval Closed Tomorrow

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:17
pAs you may already be aware the University will be holding “The Spectacular Event” during the evening of the September 18th at 6:00 p.m. The rain date is on September 19th. Preparation for this event will begin on September 17th and will require traffic lane changes on the Oval. The Oval will be converted into 2-way traffic for both days. Parking amp; Transportation Services and University Police will have staff on-site to assist. Please keep in mind that on the 18th the Oval will be closed at 5:00 p.m for all traffic. The Oval will reopen at approximately 10:00 p.m./p

2015-16 Zuckerman Fellowship

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:29
pAs you may know, the Zuckerman Fellowship at Harvard University supports students in the fields of medicine, law, and business in pursuing an additional public service degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), or Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)./ppThe animating idea behind the fellowship is cross-pollination, and we are looking for a diverse array of individuals with great leadership potential, strong intellectual and academic achievement, and a commitment to public service across sectors./ppThe Zuckerman Fellowship provides full tuition and health insurance fees for one year, plus a living stipend of $16,000 and a comprehensive co-curricular program—administered through our Center for Public Leadership—which includes weekly dinners, speakers, retreats, and a multiday field visit to another city or region. Students who have received—or are now pursuing—an MBA, JD, MD, or DMD/DDS from accredited U.S. institutions and are now planning to begin a master’s degree program at HGSE, HSPH, or HKS are eligible to apply. Prospective candidates must also be citizens of the United / br /To apply for the 2015-2016 academic year, candidates will have to complete two steps:/ppFirst, apply to HKS, HSPH, or HGSE: application deadlines in early /Second, apply for the fellowship: application deadline in late February. /ppTo learn more about the Zuckerman Fellowship, click span style=color: #666666; font-family: 'Helvetica','sans-serif'; font-size: 13pta target=_blank href=;id=acda0e2e00amp;e=5455a636c5bspan style=color: #d55c19; text-decoration: none; text-underline: noneuhere/u/span/b/a/span./ppIf you—or anyone interested in applying—have any questions about the fellowship, please contact our assistant director for fellowship programs, Jennifer Firneno, at a or (617) /  /p

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 5

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:41
div class=contentspan style=font-size: smallThe latest issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features articles by Professors Arnold, Levinson, Milligan and Mark //spanullispan style=font-size: smalla href= Duties after Newtown/i/a by Mark Rothstein /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href= Worker Cooperatives: Social Movement Theory and the Law/i/a by Ariana Levinson  /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href= Cities and Adaptive Law/i/a by Craig Anthony /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href= Forgotten Right to Be Secure/i/a by Luke Milligan /span/li/ul pspan style=font-size: smallMore information about the RPS:/span/pullispan style=font-size: smalla href= /a/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href= /divspan style=font-size: small /span

Negotiation Competition Participants Sought

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:07
pStudents who are interested in participating in the ABA Law Student Division 2014-15 Negotiation Competition are invited to submit their expression of interest and availability to BOTH Professor Tony Arnold and Professor Mary Jo Gleason (the co-coaches of the teams) at a and a  It is very important that you send an email message to both Professors Arnold and Gleason.    Your message should include: a) why you are interested in the Negotiation Competition Team; b) any experience you have had with negotiations (including any past or current classes or other experience); c) your time availability for practices in the evenings and on weekends during September, October, and early November; d) your cell phone number and your email addresses.  You may attach a resume if you would like, but it's not necessary.  The deadline for expressions of interest is Noon on Thursday, September 18.  /ppWe will take 2 teams to the regional, which will be either October 31 to November 2 (Friday to Sunday) or November 7 to November 10 (Friday to Monday).  The dates and location for our region have not been set yet.  Please note that the MPRE is November 7 and could possibly conflict with our competition; if you apply to be on the team, you are agreeing to be available then.  The selected participants must be available to travel during either time period (we won't know which one until we know to which region we will be assigned), be available for practices (2-3 hours each) at least twice per week from September 22 to November 7, and be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing no later than October 1.  If we receive more expression of interest than the 4 spots available on the teams, we will give preference to students with negotiation experience, as this competition develops and requires advanced negotiation skills.  If you have questions about what participation in the competition is like, you might want to contact 3L Jeff Hellman, who competed last year.  Thank you for your interest!/p

Mark Your Calendar - Courtyard Dedication and First Brandeis Brief Break Ice Cream Social!!

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:22
pGet ready for the first Brandeis Brief Break of the year.  In addition, we will be dedicating the newly restored courtyard at the same time!/ppnbsp;/ppWednesday, September 24th, 12:15 pm - 2 pm in the Mosaic Lobby and Courtyard./ppnbsp;/ppComfy Cow Ice Cream will be provided!  Stop by an enjoy the ice cream and courtyard./p

International Service Learning Program Fair

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:20
pLearn about UofL's award-winning ISL Program and YOUR opportunity to serve the global community./ppThe ISLP offers you a chance to serve abraod and see the world while still completing your courses on schedule.  Visit the information fair to learn more:  September 16, 11-1, Red Barn./p