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Brandeis graduate named Senator McConnell’s Chief Legal Counsel

10 hours 27 min ago
Daniel Cameron, a 2011 Brandeis School of Law graduate, has been named as Chief Legal Counsel for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. His first official day in the role was March 2.br /br /The position seems like a natural fit for Cameron, a native of Elizabethtown. When he was a senior in high school, he was accepted into the McConnell Scholarship Program at UofL. The opportunity allowed him to spend some time with the Senator, also a UofL alum, during his undergraduate years. br /br /“When I first met him, I knew he was somebody I wanted to emulate. I have held him in high regard since the first time I met him,” Cameron said. br /br /Cameron, who was also a member of the UoL Football Team during this time, developed an interest for government and law. He eventually landed an opportunity to intern for Senator McConnell in Washington, D.C., where he gained foundational experience at the federal level. br /br /He interned again for Senator McConnell – this time as legal counsel – during the summer of his second year at Brandeis. Cameron spent that time under the wing of then-Chief Legal Counsel Russell Coleman. br /br /“From that moment on, I knew if the opportunity ever presented itself, I would give it strong consideration,” Cameron said. “I really enjoyed that experience.quot;br /br /Cameron first graduated cum laude from Brandies, clerked for a Federal Judge in the Eastern District of Kentucky, Gregory Van Tatenhove, and eventually took a position in the Business Litigation Service Group at Louisville’s Stites amp; Harbison, where he spent a little over a year.br /br /The McConnell opportunity presented itself in January. Cameron said he prayed about it, talked to his parents, Von and Sandra, as well as his close friends and colleagues at Stites amp; Harbison.br /br /“I was taken aback by the opportunity to work for the majority leader of the U.S. Senate. I was surprised and humbled and honored all at the same time. I will be forever grateful that he extended this opportunity to me,” Cameron said. br /br /He admits the leap from business litigation to Washington, D.C. will be big, but said the new job is a natural fit, consistent with his interest in policy issues. br /br /“When you add on it the bonus of getting to work on behalf of the folks of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, it’s a special opportunity that doesn’t present itself on a regular basis. Working and serving Senator McConnell is a dream come true,” Cameron said. “And serving the people of Kentucky is a double dream come true.” br /br /Cameron is a member of the Brandeis School of Law Alumni Council. He said the school prepared him well for the role and his professors helped him develop the appropriate analytical skills. br /br /“They taught me how to think about policy- and law-related issues and how to articulate those points with respect to the law,” Cameron said. “The biggest impact they have had was to give me confidence that I can take on these roles – to clerk for a Federal Judge, to go to a big law firm in Kentucky and to work for the Senate Majority Leader.”

Professor Powell to lead Oberlin College class via Skype

12 hours 13 min ago
On March 9 at 3 p.m., Brandeis Professor Cedric Powell will lead a class of students from Oberlin College (Ohio) via Skype. The class, Politics 409 (Public Education, Policy and Law), is taught by Oberlin’s President, Marvin Krislov. br /br /Powell is an Oberlin alum. br /br /The class is doing a case study on the Jefferson County Public School System, with students working on policy issues from a variety of different viewpoints based on constituent interests, such as Superintendent and School Board; State Commissioner of Education; Jefferson County Teachers Association; NAACP; CLOUT; and the Black Alliance for Educational Options, a pro-charter group. br /br /Professor Powell will discuss his views on thei Parents Involved in Community Schools/i case (2007), part of which was based on the Jefferson County Public School System (the other system was in Seattle). He has written several articles on the topic and President Krislov came across them while preparing materials for the class, before realizing Powell is an alum who also happens to live in Louisville. br /br /Krislov, a native of Lexington, served as VP and General Counsel of the University of Michigan before assuming the Oberlin presidency. He was instrumental in guiding U of M’s Supreme Court litigation, which ultimately resulted in the Court’s upholding of the school’s affirmative action admissions policy in the iGrutter /idecision in 2003. br /br /bFrom Parkland to Ferguson/bbr /br /Professor Powell will also be a panelist in an interdisciplinary program for UofL students on March 6 titled, “From Parkland to Ferguson: The Persistence of Racial Disparities.” br /br /This program begins with 10-minute presentations about community-engaged work on aspects of the topic. A structured conversation follows to consider how various disciplinary efforts might lead to more effective collaborations, publications and positive community outcomes. br /br /Powell joins fellow panelists, Vicki Hines-Martin, from the School of Nursing; David Owen, from the Department of Philosophy; and Monnica Williams, a licensed clinical psychologist. br /br /The program is March 6 from 12:30-2 p.m. in Room 124 of the Clinical and Translational Research Building on the Health Sciences Campus. A light lunch will be served.

REMINDER - Moot Court Board and Journals Advising Program -Wed., March 4 at NOON

12 hours 54 min ago
p align=centerspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: mediumstrongspan style=font-size: mediumREMINDER/span/strong /span- emstrongspan style=font-size: smallWednesday, March 3  atu noon/u in uRm.275/u/span/strong/em/span/span/span/pp align=centerspan style=font-size: smallstrongspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: smallMoot Court Board and Journals Advising Program/span/span/span/strong/span/pp align=centerspan style=font-size: smallemstrongspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: smallOPEN TO ALL STUDENTS/span/span/span/strong/em/span/pp align=centerspan style=font-size: smallemstrongspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: smallLunch Provided/span/span/span/strong/em/span/pp align=centerspan style=font-size: smallstrongemspan style=font-size: small/span/em/strong/spanspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: small /span/span/pp align=centerspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: smallIf you have questions, please contact Dean DiSanza./span/span/span/span/ppspan style=font-size: small/span /p

***** PADFOLIOS ARE NOW AVAILABLE *****

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 16:17
Padfolios are now available in the Law Resource Center (Room 272).  The cost is $35.

Brandeis alum named to Indiana Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:16
Wyatt, Tarrant amp; Combs LLP has announced that Gary T. Banet has been selected to the 2015 Indiana Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.br /br /No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.  The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.br /br /Banet, who graduated magna cum laude from the Brandeis School of Law, focuses his practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, guardianships, elder law and special needs planning. He is a past president of the Southern Indiana Estate Planning Council, a member of the Louisville Estate Planning Council, a district representative of the Probate, Trust and Real Property Section of the Indiana State Bar Association and recently completed the Indiana Bar Association Leadership Development Academy.  br /br /Banet is also active within the community. He is secretary of the Boards of Directors of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and One Southern Indiana Foundation, and a leader of many other community organizations.  br /br /Prior to earning his law degree from Brandeis, Banet received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University-Bloomington and his master’s degree from the University of Louisville.

Janet Lewis, 3L student, wins LBA's Legal Opportunity Scholarship

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:46
pJanet Lewis, a third-year student at the Brandeis School of Law, was named the winner of this year’s Legal Opportunity Scholarship, presented by the Louisville Bar Association’s Diversity Committee./ppThe $1,000 award was announced during last week’s reception at the LBA, which also honored civil rights advocates Raoul Cunningham and Georgia Davis Powers, as well as the Central High School Law amp; Government essay contest winners./ppThe Louisville Bar Association’s Diversity Committee’s Legal Opportunity Scholarships were created to support the education of students who have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession. According to the committee, recipients of these scholarships have demonstrated by their academic performance and community service that they are on track to becoming outstanding lawyers./ppBefore entering law school, Lewis earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Spanish from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.  She has also studied American Sign Language./ppShe was one of four children being raised by a single mother working as a home health aide.  After completing her first year of law school, her financial situation forced her to leave school to work in the corporate home finance department of JP Morgan Chase while she cleared her credit, paid off debts and reapplied for student loans./ppShe eventually returned to school to pursue her goal of earning a law degree despite continuing financial challenges./ppLast summer, Lewis worked as a legal intern with the Ohio Hispanic Coalition, helping immigrants, refugees and undocumented persons understand their rights. Lewis also demonstrated a commitment to public service through her work with the United Way of Ohio’s job readiness and employment affiliate, Columbus Works./ppShe has assisted homeless, high school dropout, incarcerated and recidivistic populations consisting mostly of people related to the African diaspora./ppLewis has been a member of the Black Law Students Association and president of the International Law Society.  She has also been a fellow in the LBA/Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship./ppShe is pictured on the left with LBA President Angela Edwards. /p

New Additions to Questions and Answers Series

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 13:30
pIn response to student requests, the library has bought a number of new study aids in the iQuestions and Answers/i series. The topic of each book is discussed via multiple choice test-like questions. The topics of the nine books are Torts, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Family Law, Constitutional Law, Property, Evidence, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. The books are on Reserve and available by request at the Circulation Desk./pp align=centerimg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/QA4-600px.jpg / /p

Kentucky Women's Book Festival features Brandeis alum and legal thriller author

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:44
pThe Kentucky Women’s Book Festival is set for March 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ekstrom Library. The event, hosted by the Women’s Center and University Libraries, will include a keynote address from Julie Kibler, author of the bestselling novel, “Calling Me Home.” /ppThe novel has been published in 15 languages, named a finalist for the 2014 Kentucky Literary Award, and selected as a book club pick for Ladies' Home Journal. /ppThe opening speaker at 10 a.m. will be Kelly Cogswell, journalist, blogger and author of the memoir “Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger.”/ppOther speakers include:/pulliTytianna N. M. Wells Smith, author/illustrator, “Sweet Pea and Sugar Tea’s Country Family Adventures: A Collection of African-American Poems”/liliAaisha Hamid, author, “Faceless: Two Worlds Collide”/liliMaryjean Wall, author, “Madam Belle: Sex, Money and Influence in a Southern Brothel”/liliLinda Y. Atkins, attorney and author of the Hilary Adams Mystery Series/liliMitzi Sinnott, actress and arts educator/liliMary Hamilton, storyteller and author, “Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Liesquot;/liliMary Popham, editor and author, “Back Home in Landing Run”/li/ulpCo-chairing this event is Brandeis’ Public Services Librarian and Professor of Legal Bibliography, Robin Harris. Virginia Mattingly, Brandeis’ Cybrarian and Associate Professor of Legal Bibliography, is also on the planning committee./ppThe Brandeis connection also leads to Speaker Linda Atkins, who is a 1982 graduate of the law school. Her Hilary Adams Mystery Series is based on her experiences as a Louisville attorney. At the event, she will speak on “What Inspired Me to Write Legal Thrillers,” and all four of her books will be on sale./p

Diversity Committee roundtable discussion series to continue with Economic Inequality focus

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 14:06
pThe Diversity Committee’s three-part series will continue March 3 from 12:15-2 p.m. in Cox Lounge with a roundtable discussion on economic inequality titled, quot;Our Country, Appalachia, and the Never-Ending Path to Poverty.quot;/ppThe series was created to encourage discourse around the intersection of race, gender and equality in America. /pp“The motivation behind creating this program is to remember that as current and future lawyers we never forget our moral obligation to ensure that the most vulnerable members of our community have equal opportunity and justice,” said Professor Laura McNeal, a member of the Diversity Committee. “We must never lose sight of the role of poverty in denying citizens equal access to education, housing and effective legal representation.”/ppThe March 3 discussion will focus on the current state of poverty in America and the role of law in promoting or hindering economic equality. Although the program will discuss the intersection of poverty and the law from a national perspective, the emphasis will be on the Kentucky region (Louisville and Appalachia) in the hope that it will allow students to truly understand the realities of poverty within our own communities./ppThe program will include a diverse group of panelists from the fields of law, economics and public interest work. Students with a desire to work with indigent clients through practice, public interest law or that will be applying for one of the summer public interests fellowships are strongly encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided./ppThe kickoff discussion, “The Road Beyond Michael Brown’s Ferguson and Eric Garner’s Staten Island,” was held in late January and focused on race inequality. It included a showing of Mellody Hobson’s Ted Talks presentation, “Color blind or color brave?”/ppThe Diversity Committee’s series will conclude April 7 with a discussion on Gender Inequality./p

Louisville Bar Association to recognize local civil rights advocates

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:24
pThe Louisville Bar Association's Diversity Committee will host a reception at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 26 to honor two civil rights advocates for their promotion of racial diversity and justice within the legal community./ppThe honorees include: /pullibRaoul Cunningham:  /bCunningham is the president of the Louisville branch of the NAACP and has been working for civil rights in several capacities since he was 14. He has been involved in government and politics for many years and managed a successful campaign to elect Georgia Davis Powers to the Kentucky Senate./li/ulullibGeorgia Davis Powers: /bPowers is the vice president of the Louisville branch of the NAACP and has been a pioneer for both civil rights and gender issues. In 1968, she became the first African-American and first woman elected to the Kentucky Senate, a position she held for 21 years. In 1995, New Horizon Press published her memoir, quot;I Shared the Dream: The Pride, Passion, and Politics of the First Black Woman Senator from Kentucky,quot; in which she details her personal relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr./li/ulpAlso during the program, the Central High School Law amp; Government essay contest winners and the recipient of this year's Legal Opportunity Scholarship will be recognized./ppThe program is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Louisville Bar Center, 600 W. Main St., Ste. 110. Reservations are encourged by emailing Marisa Motley at mmotley@loubar.org.  /p

Professor Sweeny’s article cited in Kentucky Supreme Court’s teenage sexting case

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 15:06
The Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments last week for a case involving the relatively new issue of teenage sexting. According to the a href=http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2015/02/06/teen-sex-crime-ky-high-court-hear-case/22949865/ target=_blankLouisville Courier-Journal/a, a 15-year-old boy sent two nude photos of himself to his 13-year-old girlfriend’s phone. She responded with a photo of herself. br / br /The girl’s parents discovered the photos and requested a warrant from the Woodford Circuit Court. The boy was subsequently charged with sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor, and possession of child pornography, a felony.br / br /As part of his defense, the boy’s attorneys have extensively cited U of L Law Professor JoAnne Sweeny’s recently published article on the potential constitutional challenges to the prosecution of teenagers under child pornography laws because they have quot;sextedquot; each other nude or erotic photos of themselves. br / br /In her article, Sweeny argues that sexting teenagers should have freedom of expression protection under the First Amendment since there was no harm inherent in the creation of the content. Conversely, child pornography is not protected under the First Amendment because child pornography images are the product of child abuse. br / br /According to Sweeny, “[t]hat’s why it’s child pornography is illegal - to protect children from abuse. For sexting teens, the photographed acts are consensual and there is no adult manipulation. This situation between the two teens in this case is not the same thing as child pornography and the harm inherent in child pornography simply doesn't exist here,” Sweeny said. “This is an inappropriate charge. You’re charging the group that was meant to be protected by the law. It’s meant to protect children but that’s who you’re taking to court.” br / br /Sweeny said this case is even more frustrating because only the boy is being charged. She adds that, until now, no state or federal appellate or supreme court has ever squarely dealt with a freedom of expression claim in a case where sexting teens have faced child pornography charges.  An important precedent will therefore be set by the Kentucky Supreme Court. br / br /“The way the law is written now, if a teen takes a naked self image and shares it with no one, they’re still in possession of child pornography. The child pornography laws that exist were passed in the 1970s or 80s. Kids didn’t even have cameras then,” Sweeny said. “All you need is one zealous prosecutor and these teenagers could become registered sex offenders. The law shouldn’t be left open to such an absurd result.” br / br /According to Sweeny's article, under the current law, approximately one-third of all teenagers in Kentucky could be charged with a felony sex offense. br / br /There is no date set on the ruling for iB.H. v. Kentucky/i but the Supreme Court of Kentucky usually rules three to four weeks after oral arguments.br / 

The Diversity Committee Presents: Our Country, Appalachia, and The Never-Ending Path To Poverty

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:21
p class=MsoNormalOn Tuesday, March 3, the Diversity Committee will host a discussion on the current state of poverty in America and the role of law in promoting or hindering economic equality. Although the program will discuss the intersection of poverty and the law from a national perspective, the emphasis will be on the Kentucky region (Louisville and Appalachian) in hopes that it will allow students to truly understand the realities of poverty within our own communities. The program will include a diverse group of panelist from the fields of law, economics, and public interest work. Students with a desire to work with indigent clients through practice public interest law or that will be applying for one of the summer public interests fellowships are strongly encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided! /pp class=MsoNormalnbsp;/pp class=MsoNormal style=text-align: centerbTuesday, March 3, 2015/b/pp class=MsoNormal style=text-align: centerbCox Lounge/b/pp class=MsoNormal style=text-align: centerb12-2 PM/b/pp class=MsoNormalnbsp;/pp class=MsoNormaluSuggested Readings:/u/pp class=MsoNormal span style=font-size: 10.5pt“New IRS Data Gives Fresh Look at Income Inequality,” available at /spana href=http://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-irs-data-give-fresh-look-at-income-inequality-2015-01-29/print style=font-size: 10.5pthttp://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-irs-data-give-fresh-look-at-income-inequality-2015-01-29/print/a/p p class=MsoNormalspan style=font-size: 10.5pt /span/p p class=MsoNormalspan style=font-size: 10.5pt“Robert Reich:  10 ways to close the inequality gap,” available at  a href=http://www.salon.com/2014/05/13/robert_reich_10_ways_to_close_the_inequality_gap_partnerhttp://www.salon.com/2014/05/13/robert_reich_10_ways_to_close_the_inequality_gap_partner/a/o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormalspan style=font-size: 10.5pt /span/p p class=MsoNormalspan style=font-size: 10.5pt“A New Majority Research Bulletin:  Low Income Students Now a Majority in the Nation’s Public Schools,” available at:o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormalspan style=font-size: 10.5pta href=http://www.southerneducation.org/Our-Strategies/Research-and-Publications/New-Majority-Diverse-Majority-Report-Series/A-New-Majority-2015-Update-Low-Income-Students-Nowhttp://www.southerneducation.org/Our-Strategies/Research-and-Publications/New-Majority-Diverse-Majority-Report-Series/A-New-Majority-2015-Update-Low-Income-Students-Now/ao:p/o:p/span/p u5:p/u5:p

Environmental and natural resources law expert headlines Boehl Distinguished Lecture March 3

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:51
pThe Brandeis School of Law’s Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy is set for 6 p.m. on March 3 in Room 275. This year’s event will feature Professor J.B. Ruhl, J.D., Ph.D., the David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law and Co-Director of the Energy, Environment and Land Use Program at Vanderbilt University./ppRuhl’s topic is “Localism and the New Language of Conservation,” which will cover how and why local land use policies and laws are increasingly important in environmental conservation./ppBrandeis Professor Tony Arnold, who has the Boehl Chair in Property and Land Use, calls Ruhl “one of the nation’s leading environmental scholars” and said the topic is both timely and interesting for Louisville. br /br /“Urban conservation is a really important issue in the Louisville community right now as we’re trying to green the city. We have heat island concerns and a need for urban tree conservation, more green infrastructure and water quality protection,” Arnold said. “With a scholar bringing in a new perspective and new ideas for planning and public policy, the lecture series is important to the law school, the university and the city.”/ppRuhl said this particular lecture melds two of his interests: How new ideas in conservation science evolve and become represented in law and policy, and how environmental law increasingly must rely on local government scales for innovation and implementation./pp“The talk will take on two parts. First, I'll explore the new language of conservation through concepts such as socioecological systems, resilience, and adaptation. Then, I will make the case that these ideas are profoundly connected to the local governance scale,” Ruhl said. “Tony's and the (Brandeis) law school's work on local environmental law made this a perfect venue for exploring this convergence of themes.”/ppRuhl has published extensively on ecosystem services, climate change adaptation, endangered species and wetlands policy, and adaptive ecosystem management and governance. Eight of his articles have been selected by peers as among the best published in environmental law throughout the past 25 years./ppHe has taught in law schools at Harvard, Florida State, George Washington, University of Texas, Vermont and Lewis amp; Clark. Ruhl holds a J.D., an L.L.M. and a Ph.D. in Geography./ppThe Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy is open to the public. It is supported by the Herbert Boehl Fund, the Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund and the Center for Land Use amp; Environmental Responsibility. /p

Office of Admissions engages prospective students with interactive microsite

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 15:43
Some of you may be curious about the Brandeis School of Law’s microsite, Brande.is, accessible through the Office of Admissions page on the school’s website. br /br /The microsite features new branding highlighting the BrandeIS marketing campaign (a take on “Brandeis is”), which kicked off with a printed viewbook and which will carry over into the law school’s new website, set to go live later this semester. The BrandeIS tagline and complementing microsite fit the school’s objective to increase its digital marketing efforts. br /br /The microsite officially launched on Dec. 1, 2014 and is one of the many ways the Admissions Department is engaging prospective students to either visit or apply to the law school, according to Admissions Counselor, Camilo Ortiz. He said the process from ideation to implementation took a little under three months and was a collaborative effort between admissions and UofL’s Office of Communication and Marketing. br /br /“It’s all about the experience. A microsite provides an exclusive environment for our users to interact, engage and learn about our school without feeling overwhelmed like they would with a traditional website and, hopefully, doing away with any preconceived notions they might have had about our school. We can start anew in many ways,” Ortiz said. br /br /The microsite’s main priorities are to engage, inform and provide a call to action. It also features a responsive design so it can be viewed the same across all devices and help the Admissions Department to reach a larger audience. br /br /“With a microsite, we have the ability to tell our story in a more customized and relevant way. The creative design portrays our brand in a new light. The ease of the site’s interactivity makes ‘the experience’ more enjoyable and the brevity of the site allows us to tailor our message in a way that is concise and to the point,” Ortiz said. br /br /Microsites are temporary by nature but elements from Brande.is will be carried over as the law school's website goes live. Ortiz said this includes a snapshot of the different ways the school is a unique place to study.

Professor Weaver brings international experiences back to the classroom

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:13
pProfessor Russ Weaver was a speaker at Duke Law Journal’s 45th Annual Administrative Law Symposium on Feb. 6. He spoke specifically on Appointment Politics alongside Steven Friedland, a professor of law and senior scholar at Elon University School of Law.   br / br /This appearance followed closely on the heels of Professor Weaver’s speech at Washington and Lee University’s 2015 Lara D. Gass Symposium, held in late January in Lexington, Virginia. This year's symposium topic was quot;Cybersurveillance in the Post-Snowden Age.quot;/ppThese two events are just the tip of the iceberg that is Professor Weaver’s busy travel schedule. br /br /In March, he’ll participate in a symposium in Paris, France, on the topic of government transparency. br /br /He is also involved in a symposium on April 1 on cybersurveillance at the Université Aix-Marseille, in Southern France. br /br /On April 17, Professor Weaver will participate in a panel called “What is (should be) the scope and limitation of police power to track suspects?” as part of Texas Tech’s 9th annual Criminal Law Symposium. The event will feature distinguished legal scholars discussing the application of the Fourth Amendment in today’s digital world. /ppToward the end of April, Professor Weaver will speak on media and free expression at an event in Budapest, Hungary. br /br /And in May, he’ll head to the University of Lisbon (Portugal) to teach for a week, as he does every year. br /br /His schedule remains full through June and July, with discussion fora in Paris (arranged by Professor Weaver); a privacy discussion in Sorbonne, France; discussion fora on administrative law in Luxembourg; a speech in Mainz, Germany, on free speech issues; and a presentation on the freedom of expression in Boca Raton, Florida. br /br /This sort of schedule is nothing new for Professor Weaver. Last year, for example, he logged 148,000 miles. He said it’s important to keep up such a pace, as it connects him to prominent scholars around the world and allows him to learn different cultural perspectives on his area of focus./ppThe specific area of cybersurveillance, for example, has changed radically in just the past five years because of the advancement of technology. Professor Weaver said it’s important to expand his angle on the topic to keep up with these changes and anticipate societies’ adaptations./ppHe brings these diverse cultural interpretations back to his classroom. Such travel and participation, he said, informs his teaching and is professionally enlightening. br / /p

Negotiation course--time change

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 15:53
The Negotiation course will meet at 5:15 instead of 4:45 for tomorrow, February 19 only.

Brandeis student's campaign for U.S. soldiers featured in Courier-Journal

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:49
pBrandeis School of Law student Brandon Sword, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq in 2006, and his mother Metro Councilwoman Madonna Flood, were featured a href=http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2015/02/13/letter-sparks-tradition-gifts-soldiers/23377449/ target=_blankin a story published by the Courier-Journal/a last week highlighting their campaign called “Doing Our Part from the Heart.”/ppFlood started the campaign in 2007 in response to her son’s requests for basic toiletries such as deodorant, razors and baby wipes. She wanted the campaign to coincide with Valentine’s Day. In the years since, she has sent more than 1,200 care packages to soldiers./ppIn the story, Sword said the boxes helped negate some of the isolating effects of war, adding that combat troops do not typically have access to retail options./ppSword also said donations have dwindled in recent years as the wars are no longer front page news every day. /ppMore information about a href=https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doing-Our-Part-From-the-Heart/284790326110 target=_blankDoing Our Part from the Heart is available via its Facebook page/a or through Councilwoman Flood’s office at 502-574-1124./p

Interest session on Central HS Law Magnet Program scheduled for Feb. 24

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:20
pThe Diversity Committee and the Central High School Partnership will host an interest session on the Central High School Law Magnet Program at noon on Feb. 24 in Room 275./ppThe interest session will include students from the program, law students who are currently teaching in the program and UofL students who went through the program and plan to attend law school. In addition to an overview, forms to apply will be available during the event./ppIt is open to those who would like to teach street law, writing skills or civil liberties issues at Central High School next year, either to meet a public service obligation or receive academic credit. The session is also open to those who just want to know more about the program./p

Property Panel rescheduled for March 10

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 13:45
The Property Panel originally scheduled for Feb. 17 has been rescheduled due to weather. It will now be held March 10 from 4:15-5:45 p.m. in room 275.br /br /All three panelists will be present for the event, which is co-sponsored by the Career Services Office. They include: br /br /ulliProfessor Tony Arnold, the Boehl Chair in Property and Land Use, teaching in both the Brandeis School of Law and the Department of Urban and Public Affairs.  He also directs the interdisciplinary Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility and is the faculty advisor to the JD-MUP dual degree program in law and urban planning./liliFred Joseph, Counsel at Stites amp; Harbison, where he was a partner for more than 20 years and chaired the firm’s real estate section. He is listed in the quot;Real Estate Lawyersquot; and quot;Land Use Lawyersquot; sections of The Best Lawyers in America: A Corporate Guide (all editions, 1983-2014) and was recently named by that publication as the 2010 and 2014 quot;Best Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate Law - Louisvillequot; and in 2013 as “Best Lawyer of the Year for Land Use and Zoning—Louisville.”/liliStephen Tullis Porter, Attorney-at-Law; owner and principal broker of Steve Porter Realtors; co-owner of 1840 Tucker House Bed and Breakfast; and adjunct professor at Brandeis./li/ulbr /!--[if gte mso 9]xml o:OfficeDocumentSettings o:RelyOnVML/ o:AllowPNG/ /o:OfficeDocumentSettings /xml![endif]--!--[if gte mso 9]xml w:WordDocument w:ViewNormal/w:View w:Zoom0/w:Zoom w:TrackMoves/ w:TrackFormatting/ w:PunctuationKerning/ w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/ w:SaveIfXMLInvalidfalse/w:SaveIfXMLInvalid w:IgnoreMixedContentfalse/w:IgnoreMixedContent w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderTextfalse/w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText w:DoNotPromoteQF/ 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Brandeis alum named DelCotto Law Group member

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 13:30
pJamie L. Harris has been named a member of the DelCotto Law Group in Lexington. She will focus her practice on individual and business Chapter 11 bankruptcies and workouts./ppFor the past 8 years, Harris has represented clients in numerous industries including healthcare, nonprofit, trucking, construction, commercial real estate and telecommunications. She is a frequent author and presenter on business insolvency issues. br /  br /Harris is a leader in DLG's bankruptcy, business restructuring and debt workout practice areas. She helps companies and individuals expand, reorganize, buy, sell and liquidate. Her practice is focused on clients in transition who need assistance in acquisitions, debt restructuring, refinancing, workouts and turnarounds. br /  br /Harris received her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Centre College and her JD from the Brandeis School of Law. /p