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Professor Ariana Levinson on 'Local Right-to-Work Laws'

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:44
pProfessor Levinson was interviewed about local right-to-work laws by Katie Brandenburg of the Bowling Green Daily News on Tuesday, December 16. Professor Levinson is quoted in the resulting article quot;Simpson joins other counties with approvalquot; published on December 17. Professor Levinson was also interviewed on Thursday, December 18 by Lisa Autrey of WKU Public Radio, and recording snippets will be used in an upcoming program./ppnbsp;/ppba href=http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/simpson-joins-other-counties-with-approval/article_39d9e2c9-358a-5496-9d56-3e21d63e92ba.htmlRead more from Park City Daily News /a/b/ppba href=http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-counties-pass-local-right-work-laws-opinions-differ-their-legality?utm_referrer=http%3A//m.wkyufm.org/%3Futm_referrer%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.google.com%23mobile/57961Read more from WKU Public Radio /a/b/p

Fall Grades Release Date

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 17:23
The University Registrar's Office will release all grades that the faculty have entered on December 24 at 10:00 a.m. If you do not have a grade for a course you enrolled in that means the faculty member has not entered the grades into the Registrar's system.

KBA Diversity Summit and Pipeline Program: April 9th and 10th

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:23
Calling all diverse Kentucky high school seniors and juniors and college students.

KBA Diversity Summit and Pipeline Program: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:23
p class=MsoNormalspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifThe Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association and the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville will host a1-day program entitled iWhy Choose Law: Diversity Matters. /i This program is aimed at encouraging Kentucky high school and college students of diverse backgrounds to become lawyers and practice in Kentucky by exposing them to practitioners, law school professors, and judges.  It is targeted to students who are from groups typically underrepresented in law school classes, to include racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, varied religious affiliations, geographic, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientation groups.o:p/o:p/span/pp class=MsoNormalspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif /span/pp span style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifThe program will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.  25 high school juniors amp; seniors and 25 college/university students from Kentucky will be selected to participate. /spanspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifAdmission for this program is on a space-available basis and uapplications must be submitted by January 31, 2015. /u The application is included below.  If you have specific questions or need additional information about the program, please contact Mark Flores at 859-244-7529 (direct) or 859-231-0000./span/pp class=MsoNormalbspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifo:p/o:p/span/b/ppa href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/FINAL%20-KBA_Pipeline_Program_Application.docxApplication/a /p

Endowed Chair in Business Law to be Established

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:00
pUofL alumnus Lowry Watkins funded the position to honor legacy of William Marshall Bullitt./ppbr /The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law has received funding from Lowry Watkins to create the William Marshall Bullitt Endowed Chair in Business Law. Watkins is a graduate of UofL’s College of Business (1968) and Bullitt’s grandson. He has been a longtime supporter of the law school. /ppbr /Law Dean Susan Duncan expressed appreciation for the gift stating, “Thanks to Lowry, one of our most generous donors, we can forever honor the legacy of one of our most famous graduates, William Marshall Bullitt, and provide student scholarships, moot court experiences, access to important library materials and exposure to top notch faculty.”/ppbr /Bullitt was a law school alumnus of national prominence who often used his aptitude for math to win cases. Bullitt (1873-1957) served as President Taft’s solicitor general, representing the government in arguments before the U. S. Supreme Court and making headlines for his role in the prosecution of a notorious Soviet spy./ppbr /On October 3, 2014 Lowry Watkins joined Duncan at a reception to celebrate the funding of the William Marshall Bullitt Endowed Chair in Business Law. The teaching and research emphasis of the chair will be on finance and business law. The date of the gathering had particular significance for Watkins since it marked the 57th anniversary of Bullitt’s death. /ppbr /At the event—attended by more than 50 people including undergraduate and law students, local lawyers and faculty and staff—Watkins shared memories of his grandfather./ppbr /The law school hopes to fill this position by the fall 2017./p

Professor Powell Continues Dialogue on Ferguson and Protesters

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 13:47
p class=p1Professor Cedric Merlin Powell suggests the flawed justice system needs to be part of the discussion in understanding why people are protesting./p p class=p2span class=s1a href=http://www.kentucky.com/2014/12/09/3583421/cedric-merlin-powell-dont-blame.html?sp=/99/349/http://www.kentucky.com/2014/12/09/3583421/cedric-merlin-powell-dont-blame.html?sp=/99/349//a/span/p

Professor Laura McNeal Leads Guest Segment on C-Span's Washington Journal

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 09:44
a href=https://twitter.com/lauramcnealProfessor McNeal/a was lead guest segment on C-Span's Washington Journal on Dec 7th to discuss police training techniques and the President's proposals on policing reform. a href=http://www.c-span.org/video/?323103-3/washington-journal-laura-mcneal-police-interaction-youthWatch here./a

Assistant Dean for IT Selected to Participate in the Provost’s 2015 Staff Leadership Academy

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:38
p class=p1James A. Becker, assistant dean for information technology, has been selected to participate in the Provost’s 2015 Staff Leadership Academy, which gives participants knowledge related to university administration and assists them in developing leadership qualities to prepare them for future leadership roles, which they can apply in current and future positions at the university. Academy candidates are nominated by vice presidents and deans, chosen from among staff who serve or have served in supervisory or project management roles, demonstrated an interest in learning about leadership, and are forward thinkers who possess strong communication and critical thinking skills. The Academy consists of monthly workshops on leadership topics, group work to complete a capstone project, individual work with a mentor, and a graduation ceremony./p

Professor Lars Smith Gives Talk in Australia

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:03
p class=p1Lars Smith, Stallings Professor of Law, gave a talk in November at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. The interdisciplinary conference that brings together scholars interested in Legal, Managerial, and Economic aspects of innovation was the forum for his presentation on quot;Legal Regulation of Bitcoins.quot;/p

Writing Competition

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:45
pThe FBA Section on Taxation would like to announce the 2015 Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition.  Law students may submit any original paper concerning federal taxation between 20 and 50 double spaced pages.  Seminar papers and articles submitted (but not yet selected for publication) to law reviews, journals, or other competitions are eligible./ppWinning authors receive $2,000 or $1,000 and a trip to the FBA's Annual Tax Law Conference in Washington, D.C.  Entries may be submitted to Marcellus Howard at a href=mailto:mhoward@fedbar.orgmhoward@fedbar.org/a.  Deadline is January 5, 2015./p

Boehl Professor Tony Arnold speaks on Sustainable Communities

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:32
Professor Tony Arnold gave the keynote address to the HUD/EPA/NADO Sustainable Communities Workshop on Water and Community Economic Development on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, in Wichita, KS. The workshop was attended by government officials and community planners from throughout the U.S. and is part of a major grant initiative by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assist local and regional communities build their sustainability. Professor Arnold directs the Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility, which is doing cutting-edge research on how to develop the resilience and adaptive capacity of local communities to threats to water resources. He spoke on quot;Investing in Resilient Communities.quot;

All Day Fundraiser for the Harlan Scholars at Señor Iguanas!

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 11:59
p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifTreat yourself and give a little! Join the Harlan Scholars and /spanspan style=font-size: 11pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifSeñor/spanspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif Iguanas on Thursday, December 4, 2014o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-seriffrom 11 AM – 10 PM for a day of eating and giving. When you eat at /spanspan style=font-size: 11pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifSeñor/spanspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif Iguanas and mention giving to the Harlan Scholars, 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Harlan Scholar Program @ UofL. o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif /span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifThe Harlan Scholars Program is designed for select undergraduates @ UofL interested in careers in the law. Members are regularly invited to our law school, where they have opportunities to interact and network with current law students, law faculty, and members of the Louisville legal community. Your participation will help continue to grow the program. The Harlan Scholars Program is a Guaranteed Entrance Program.o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifFor more information about the Harlan Scholars, please visit: a href=http://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/gep/harlanhttp://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/gep/harlan/ao:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifFor more information about the fundraiser, please contact Marianna Michael, President of the Harlan Scholars, at a href=mailto:marianna.michael@louisville.edumarianna.michael@louisville.edu/ao:p/o:p/span/p

All Day Fundraiser for the Harlan Scholars at Señor Iguanas!

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 14:36
divTreat yourself and give a little! Join the Harlan Scholars and span style=font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifSeñor/span Iguanas on Thursday, December 4, 2014/divdivfrom 11 AM – 10 PM for a day of eating and giving. When you eat at span style=font-size: 11pt; line-height: 16.8666667938232px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifSeñor/span Iguanas and mention giving to the Harlan Scholars, 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Harlan Scholar Program @ UofL. /divdivbr //divdivThe Harlan Scholars Program is designed for select undergraduates @ UofL interested in careers in the law. Members are regularly invited to our law school, where they have opportunities to interact and network with current law students, law faculty, and members of the Louisville legal community. Your participation will help continue to grow the program. The Harlan Scholars Program is a Guaranteed Entrance Program./divdiv /divdivFor more information about the Harlan Scholars, please visit: http://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/gep/harlan/divdiv /divdivFor more information about the fundraiser, please contact Marianna Michael, President of the Harlan Scholars, at marianna.michael@louisville.edu/divdiv /div

Professor Russ Weaver Invited to Be Scholar-In-Residence for WL Cybersurveillance Symposium in January

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:01
p class=p1span class=s1In an effort to  engage many different parts of the university in the discussion on cybersurveillance, cyber security, and national security, Professor Russ Weaver has been invited to spend an additional day at Washington amp; Lee to serve as a scholar-in-residenceb./b Extended to only one of the symposium participants, as a scholar-in-residence at W amp; L, Professor Weaver will contribute to the academic life by participating in the symposium, a class in the Law School and a classes on the undergraduate side. Congratulations to Professor Weaver on this honor!/span/p

Professor Trucios-Haynes Weighs In on Constitutionality of Immigration Executive Order

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:54
p class=p1span class=s1Professor Trucios-Haynes joined 134 immigration professors and scholars who declared on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 that President Barack Obama's Executive Order providing temporary immigration relief from deportation to several million noncitizens in the United States is constitutional and within his administrative powers. /span/p p class=p2span class=s1 /span/p p class=p3span class=s2This was reported by a href=http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IMMIGRATION_SCHOLARS?SITE=APamp;SECTION=HOMEamp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULTamp;CTIME=2014-11-25-08-06-46bAP/b/a, ba href=http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/legal-scholars-obamas-immigration-actions-lawful/2014/11/25/1d116fa4-74a4-11e4-8893-97bf0c02cc5f_story.htmlThe Washington Post/a /band ba href=http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/11/25/us/politics/ap-us-immigration-scholars.html?ref=politicsNew York Times/a /b/span/p p class=p2nbsp;/p

Brandeis Professors Discuss Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:33
p class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifProfessors Cedric Merlin Powell and Laura McNeal spoke to media recently about the Ferguson grand jury decision. See their comments:/pp class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifa href=http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/11/24/ferguson-support-rally-planned-louisville-tuesday/70068514/bProfessor Powell/b/a/p p class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifa href=http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/how-wilson-could-have-de-escalated-the-conflict-363932227732bProfessor McNeal/b/a/pp class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifnbsp;/pp class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifimg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/LauraMcNeal2.png style=font-family: helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small / /p

Free ABA Membership for Graduating Seniors

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:57
pThe American Bar Association is offering all graduating law school students free membership!br /Join now at ambar.org/abagrads and discover the benefits of ABA membership:/pulliThe ABA gives you tips on taking the bar – access the “30 Tips in 30 Minutes Bar Prep” webinar available in January – free for members./liliThe ABA gives you practical tips and resources to help you land your first job – access the ABA’s Free Career Advice Series of webinars and the ABA Career Center Job Board./liliThe ABA helps you navigate the early years of your career – access both the ABA Young Lawyer Division’s and ABA Law Student Division’s vast amount of tools and opportunities for professional and personal success./liliThe ABA helps you transition from law school into your job – access winning advice from lawyers in the “First-Year Lawyers: 30 Tips in 30 Minutes” webinar and tip list – free for members./li/ulpSign up at span style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 12pta href=http://maestro.abanet.org/trk/click?ref=zpqri74vj_3-2hk5aq7-7-24675x32c013x022amp;uspan style=color: #0000ffambar.org/abagrads/span/u/a/span and let the ABA help you launch a successful career!/p

Bad Weather Policy--Evening Exams

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:26
If the University cancels evening classes during Law School exam weeks or cancels classes beginning at 4:00 p.m., evening final exams are cancelled. The Law School will notify students of the make-up date for any cancelled exam.

Bad Weather Exam Policy

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:40
pIf the University cancels or delays classes during Law School exam weeks the exam schedule will be changed as follows. If classes are cancelled for the day, all exams on that day are cancelled and we will notify all students of the date and time for the make-up.  If classes are delayed until 10:00 a.m., all day exams are postponed one hour.  Exams scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. will start at 10:00 a.m.  Exams scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. will start at 2:00 p.m.  Exams scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. are not postponed and will start at 6:00 p.m.  /ppIf the weather prevents you from attending a scheduled exam, notify the Dean on Duty for that exam period, either Dean Duncan 852-6373; Dean DiSanza, 852-8956; or Dean Nowka, 852-6386.  The Dean on Duty schedule is attached. /p

4:00 p.m., Monday, November 24 - Deadline to submit make-up exam request forms

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:42
pspan style=font-size: mediumIf you are planning to take a make-up exam this strongFALL/strong semester, please submit your make-up exam request form to Student Records by ustrong4:00 p.m., Monday, November 24, 2014/strong/u./span/ppspan style=font-size: mediumThe form is attached and there are forms on the wall outside of Rm. 217.  If you have questions, please contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.br //span/p