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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 education.br //span/divdiv class=contentullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2436627iAdaptive Water Law/i/a by Tony Anthony /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2412951iThe Attorney-Client Relationship In the Age of Technology/i/a by Grace Giesel /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2443005iRoads 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=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2443932iPromoting 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=http://www.ssrn.com/link/U-Louisville-LEG.htmlBrowse /a/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=U-Louisville-LEGSubscribe/a/span/li/ul /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

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 Rothstein.br //spanullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2324955iTarasoff Duties after Newtown/i/a by Mark Rothstein /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2177015iFounding Worker Cooperatives: Social Movement Theory and the Law/i/a by Ariana Levinson  /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2456358iResilient Cities and Adaptive Law/i/a by Craig Anthony /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2302850iThe 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=http://www.ssrn.com/link/U-Louisville-LEG.htmlBrowse /a/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=U-Louisville-LEGSubscribe/a/span/li/ul /divspan style=font-size: small /span

Law Library Fall Hours

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:14
div class=content pThe Law Library's Fall semester schedule begins Monday, August 18. The library will generally be open from 8 AM to 11 PM Monday's thru Thursday's, 8 AM to 6 PM on Friday's, 9 AM to 6 PM on Saturday's and 1 PM to 11 PM on Sunday's.  /p ul type=discli class=MsoNormala href=/library/about/hoursLaw Library Hours/a/lili class=MsoNormala href=http://louisville.edu/library/ekstrom/hours.htmlEkstrom Library Hours /a/li/ul /div

Self-Service Scanner in Law Library

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:59
div class=content pspan style=font-size: smallTwo self-service scanners are now available in the Law Library's Reading Room. Each provides an affordable alternative to the photocopiers.  /span/ppspan style=font-size: smallIf you have a mobile device, a href=https://www.camscanner.net/CamScanner/a is a useful app for scanning and managing documents as well as the library's scanner./span/p /div

Research Assistant Sought

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:31
pThe Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility is seeking a research assistant to work 20 hours per week in Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016, as well as 40 hours per week in Summer 2015.  The research assistant will work with Professor Tony Arnold, Professor Daniel DeCaro, and research assistant Alexandra Chase (third-year law student) on projects concerning watershed governance, public participation in environmental and natural-resource governance, the environmental regulation of land use, property law, watershed conservation, urban ecosystem conservation, adaptive governance and law, the psychology of public participation, and similar topics.  The Center currently has two active grants and will be seeking additional grants.  Current research assistants are or will be co-authors on forthcoming publications.  Candidates will be selected on the following criteria:/pollisubmission of a resume and cover letter to Professor Tony Arnold, a href=mailto:tony.arnold@louisville.edutony.arnold@louisville.edu/a, no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 1, 2014;/lilistrong research and writing skills;/lilistrong interest in the environment, land use, and water;/lilistrong teamwork skills;/lilithe capacity to work independently to achieve identified goals and outcomes;/liliboth creative thinking skills and rigorous analytical skills;/lilistrong interpersonal skills; /lilienrollment in the dual-degree program in law and urban planning OR experience in social-science or policy-science research OR experience in the ecological sciences OR experience in natural resource management or urban planning (non-law graduate students may apply but will be hired and paid based on the Law School hourly rate in the form of financial aid);/lilicommitment to work at the Center from August 2014 to May 2016; and/lilithe results of an interview with Center researchers./li/olpThe interviews will be the week of August 11, and the research assistant will begin August 18.  To apply, send both a resume and a cover letter to Professor Tony Arnold at a href=mailto:tony.arnold@louisville.edutony.arnold@louisville.edu/a, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014. /p

Professor Trucios-Haynes Appointed as Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 15:20
pProfessor Enid Trucios-Haynes has been appointed as Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville. According to the institute’s mission statement, it advances the work, study and practice of peacebuilding, social justice and violence prevention through the development of innovative educational programs, training, service and research. /pp“I am committed to the values of the MAI [Muhammad Ali Institute] relating to the promotion of peace and social justice. The MAI focuses on initiatives that support human dignity, foster responsible citizenship, further peace and justice and address the impact of violence in local, state, national and international arenas,” said Professor Trucios-Haynes, who, in addition to her new director’s role, also serves on the Metro Louisville Ethics Commission, as Vice Chair of the board of the ACLU of Kentucky and on its Executive and Litigation Review Committees, and directs an Immigration Externship at the Brandeis School of Law.  “My longstanding work around the social justice issues in immigration law and policy, as well as international human rights law is clearly related to the mission of the [institute]. The opportunity for collaboration with the Ali Institute is particularly exciting.”/ppOne attractive aspect regarding her work for the Ali Institute, said Professor Trucios-Haynes, is gaining the ability to witness and assist the work of Ali Scholars, whom she called “future leaders in their communities.” In the Ali Scholars Program, the students, among their other duties, are expected to select an expert area related to peace or social justice on which to focus, conduct research on a topic related to his or her expert area, and, finally, design and implement a local, national or international project related to his or her expert area. Part of the program also includes a biannual international trip that helps provide the scholars a global perspective on the lessons learned and matters emphasized during the program; this year, nine UofL students in the Ali Scholars Program visited Rwanda, a country only two decades removed from the genocide that occurred within its borders./ppWith so many great features, staff, and students already, what’s potentially next for the Ali Institute under the direction of Professor Trucios-Haynes?/pp“I hope to expand the presence of the MAI in the university and local community by focusing on local, national and international impact of violence affecting teens,” she said. “I plan to reinvigorate the faculty resource group to work on research projects related to the impact of violence on teens in our local community. At the national level, I hope the MAI can investigate the issues relating to the violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that has led to the humanitarian crisis of the large scale migration of unaccompanied children and families to the United States.” /p

Volunteers Transform Law School Courtyards

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:14
p class=p1Check out the transformation that has taken place in the Law School courtyards, to be named the Charles Hebel, Jr., and Carol Hebel Courtyards. The Law School community has turned these previously unused and unattractive spaces into environmentally, humanly, and socially sustainable spaces with (mostly) native landscaping and places to relax and enjoy nature. The landscaping and planting work is done, and in the coming weeks, the courtyards will be power-washed and outdoor furniture will be installed. The soil around the pin oak in the west courtyard will be decompacted later this fall, and eventually hostas will be added around it.  A huge thanks to our donors, Charles Hebel, Jr., a 1955 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, his wife Carol Hebel, and his son Charles Hebel, III, as well as to two University departments – Physical Plant and Communications/Media – which provided major ongoing support for this project. And a huge thanks to all of the members of the Law School community who were involved in conceiving the project, designing the plans, and doing the hard work of preparing the soils, transporting the plants to the law school, and planting the plants. The three dozen volunteers – students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends (including from other academic units) – who worked on the project during the past three weeks include:/p p class=p1Les Abramson/p p class=p1Tony Arnold/p p class=p1Angela Beverly/p p class=p1Ross Bradley/p p class=p1Scott Campbell/p p class=p1Alexandra Chase/p p class=p1Susan Duncan/p p class=p1Jen Ewa/p p class=p1Linda Ewald/p p class=p1Ryan Fenwick/p p class=p1Judy Fischer/p p class=p1Jacob Giesecke/p p class=p1Grace Giesel/p p class=p1James Giesel/p p class=p1Brandon Johnson/p p class=p1Mr. amp; Mrs. Jeremy Kirkham/p p class=p1Emily Kosse/p p class=p1Maria Kosse/p p class=p1Eric Matthews/p p class=p1Matt McClinton/p p class=p1Tyler Miller/p p class=p1Jon-Paul Moody/p p class=p1Ella Neely/p p class=p1Rick Nowka/p p class=p1Mickey Paul/p p class=p1Debra Reh/p p class=p1Laura Rothstein/p p class=p1Eunice Salazar/p p class=p1Shelley Santry/p p class=p1Bailey Schrupp/p p class=p1Chris Schulz/p p class=p1Allison Frakes Smith/p p class=p1Virginia Smith/p p class=p1Michael Van Sickle/p p class=p1Becky Wimberg/pp class=p1nbsp;/p p class=p1a href=http://www.whas11.com/community/Group-of-volunteers-work-to-change-landscape-at-UofLs-Law-school-266634091.htmlThe project was featured on WHAS11/a and a href=http://louisville.edu/uofltoday/campus-news/volunteers-sprucing-up-law-school-courtyardsUofL Today/a as an example of a volunteers giving back to the community./pp class=p1Come, hang out, and enjoy!/p

Check Out the Transformed Courtyards!

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:36
pCheck out the transformation that has taken place in the Law School courtyards, to be named the Charles Hebel, Jr., and Carol Hebel Courtyards.  The Law School community has turned these previously unused and unattractive spaces into environmentally, humanly, and socially sustainable spaces with (mostly) native landscaping and places to relax and enjoy nature.  The landscaping and planting work is done, and in the coming weeks, the courtyards will be power-washed and outdoor furniture will be installed.  The soil around the pin oak in the west courtyard will be decompacted later this fall, and eventually hostas will be added around it.  A huge thanks to our donors, Charles Hebel, Jr., a 1955 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, his wife Carol Hebel, and his son Charles Hebel, III, as well as to two University departments – Physical Plant and Communications/Media – which provided major ongoing support for this project.  And a huge thanks to all of the members of the Law School community who were involved in conceiving the project, designing the plans, and doing the hard work of preparing the soils, transporting the plants to the law school, and planting the plants.  The three dozen volunteers – students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends (including from other academic units) – who worked on the project during the past three weeks include:/ppLes Abramsonbr /Tony Arnoldbr /Angela Beverlybr /Ross Bradleybr /Scott Campbellbr /Alexandra Chasebr /Susan Duncanbr /Jen Ewabr /Linda Ewaldbr /Ryan Fenwickbr /Judy Fischerbr /Jacob Gieseckebr /Grace Gieselbr /James Gieselbr /Brandon Johnsonbr /Mr. amp; Mrs. Jeremy Kirkhambr /Emily Kossebr /Maria Kossebr /Eric Matthewsbr /Matt McClintonbr /Tyler Millerbr /Jon-Paul Moodybr /Ella Neelybr /Rick Nowkabr /Mickey Paulbr /Debra Rehbr /Laura Rothsteinbr /Eunice Salazarbr /Shelley Santrybr /Bailey Schruppbr /Chris Schulzbr /Allison Frakes Smithbr /Virginia Smithbr /Michael Van Sicklebr /Becky Wimberg/ppThe project was featured on WHAS11 as an example of a volunteers giving back to the community: a href=http://www.whas11.com/community/Group-of-volunteers-work-to-change-landscape-at-UofLs-Law-school-266634091.htmlhttp://www.whas11.com/community/Group-of-volunteers-work-to-change-landscape-at-UofLs-Law-school-266634091.html/a.  Come, hang out, and enjoy!/p

Cardmail Forwarding Broken

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:28
pAny students who have been forwarding their Cardmail account to an external email account, such as Yahoo or Gmail, must read the notice from University IT as they are no longer properly receiving email. /ppnbsp;/pp quot;This notice is being sent to all CardMail accountsbr /br / ***CardMail forward rule issue ***br /br /As part of the transition to Exchange Online Protection (EOP), Information Technology (IT) has discovered an issue affecting CardMail users. CardMail is no longer honoring forward rules to any external email system. Forwarding rules to exchange.louisville.edu are not affected.br /br /We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as IT continues to work on a resolution to the issue.br /br /Questions: Contact the HelpDesk, 852-7997 or a href=mailto:helpdesk@louisville.eduhelpdesk@louisville.edu/a quot; /ppnbsp;/pp I have received further information from University IT that this issue may not be resolved any time soon and students expect to need to check their Cardmail account for the forseeable future. /p

Emily Peeler To Serve as Street Law Fellow

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:53
p class=p1Emily Peeler, JD ’13 has been appointed to a fellowship that is a partnership between the National Association of Law Placement and the Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program. The two year position will be in Washington, DC. The Legal Diversity Pipeline program partners law firms with diverse high schools nationally. As a fellow, she will support the program through developing and providing law firms with training and curriculum. She will also facilitate the relationship between the schools and firms. The goal of the program is to teach students about the law and legal careers, encourage them to pursue legal careers, and offer support in that pursuit. /p p class=p2nbsp;/p p class=p1While a law student at Brandeis School of Law, Emily taught in the law school’s partnership with the Central High School Law and Government Magnet program in the Street Law Program.  That work inspired her interest in continuing to work with diversity pipeline program. “I am very excited to continue working with Street Law and being a part of this great program.” /p

Help Needed for Law Scool Courtyards Planting

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:37
span style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanpspan style=color: black; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; font-size: 10ptThe Law School is seeking students, faculty, staff, and alums to help with planting about 300 new plants and flowers in the Law School courtyards, July 9-12 in the mornings (8:30-Noon).  uOur greatest need is for volunteers in the morning of Thursday, July 10./u  If you can help, please email Professor Tony Arnold, a href=mailto:tony.arnold@louisville.eduuspan style=color: #0000fftony.arnold@louisville.edu/span/u/a, or student Jen Ewa, a href=mailto:jennifer.ewa@gmail.comuspan style=color: #0000ffjennifer.ewa@gmail.com/span/u/a, or just show up at the courtyards.  Thank you for your help in transforming our courtyards into beautiful, environmentally sustainable, community gathering spaces that can be well utilized by our entire Law School community./span/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /span

Donate to the Mark Stanziano Criminal Law Moot Court Fund

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:06
p Dear Fellow 1982 Brandeis School of Law Classmates: /p p It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our classmate, Mark Stanziano. Mark was a prominent criminal law attorney and will be missed by so many. As a tribute to our friend we are creating an endowment in his name to permanently fund the criminal law moot court team at the Brandeis School of Law. It will be known as quot;The Mark Stanziano Criminal Law Moot Court Fund.quot; We hope to keep Mark’s legacy alive by helping students improve their skills in the criminal law field. Dean Susan Duncan assured us this gift would be a wonderful way to help current students continue to have the opportunity to compete annually in this competition. Because it is not endowed the school needs to find funding every year. Please join us in remembering our friend by making a donation today. Several of us are pledging $1,000 gifts, however, any amount you are able to contribute will be appreciated and a wonderful remembrance of Mark. /p p You can mail a check to JP Davis at: /p blockquote Office of Development, Brandeis School of Lawbr / 2323 South Brook Streetbr / University of Louisvillebr / Louisville, KY 40208 /blockquote p bYou can also easily a href=https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1157/charting/index.aspx?sid=1157amp;gid=1amp;pgid=1373amp;cid=2451 target=_blankgive online/a/b. Select quot;Otherquot; under designation and type in the name of the fund: iThe Mark Stanziano Criminal Law Moot Court Fund./i /p p In the memory of Mark Stanziano, thank you for your time, consideration, and support. /p p Sincerely, /p p Tawana Edwardsbr / Maggie Keanebr / Lucy Helm /p

Law Library Closed July 4th

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:52
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Howard Baker, Brandeis Medal Recipient Dies at Age 88

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:18
The Brandeis School of Law notes with sadness the passing of Howard Baker, former United States Senator, White House Chief of Staff, and Ambassador to Japan.  In 2005, Senator Baker received the Brandeis Medal from the law school.  The Brandeis Medal was established to recognize individuals whose lives reflect Justice Brandeis’ commitment to the ideals of individual liberty, concern for the disadvantaged, and public service.  It was awarded for the first time in 1982. Previous recipients include Supreme Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Harry Blackmun, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Steven Breyer and John Paul Stevens; Congressman John Lewis, and journalist Eugene Robinson.br /br /Senator Howard H. Baker first received national recognition in 1973 as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee.  Although his most recent service in public life was as U.S. Ambassador to Japan (2001-2004), and he served as President Reagan’s Chief of Staff from February 1987 until July 1988, he is most known for his service in the United States Senate.  The first Republican ever popularly elected to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee, in 1966, he served until 1985, including two terms as Minority Leader (1977-1981) and two terms as Majority Leader (1981-1985).  Following undergraduate studies at the University of the South and Tulane University, he received his law degree from the University of Tennessee.

Brandeis School of Law is Proud of Our Alumni Who Are Serving on UL’s Alumni Association

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:42
pThe full slate for the 2014-16 board of directors for the Alumni Association is as follows:/ppub

Officers

/b/u/ppTony Fortwengler, 66S, president (executive committee)br /Chris Puffer, 93B, president-elect (executive committee)br /Barbara Gaines Nichols, 67SC, secretary (executive committee)

/ppubAt-Large Directors

/b/u/ppErnest Brooks, 96Abr /
bKeith Cartwright, 83L
br /Greg Cinnamon, 86Lbr /Sean Deskins, 04A, 07L/bbr /
Dr. Amy Farnsworth, 66DMD
br /Sgt. Danny Glidewell, 86JAbr /
Kathy Goodin, 83Bbr /
Josh Hillman, 04S, 05GS
br /Kelly Hodges, 93B, 01GBbr /
Dr. Lowell Katz, 68A, 72MDbr /
Doug Kemper, 86A
br /Mitch Matamoros, 75Kbr /
Terina Matthews, 93E (executive committee)
br /Dan Murphy, 05Bbr /
Tommy Nolan, 03B (executive committee)/ppub

Ex-Officio Directors (non-voting members)

/b/u/ppMarie Abrams, 59A (board of trustees)
br /bBob Benson, 69L (board of trustees)
/bbr /Josh Hawkins, interim executive director (executive committee)
br /bReggie Van Stockum, 79A, 79L immediate past president (executive committee)/bbr /
Kathleen Smith, 70B, 05GE (faculty/staff representative)
br /Lubna Hindi, president of SOAR (Student Organization for Alumni Relations)/p

Courtyards Preparation and Planting: Alumni, Students, Staff, and Faculty Help Needed with Law School

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:14
pThe Law School needs the help of as many alumni, students, staff, and faculty as possible to prepare the Law School courtyards for transformation to beautiful native landscaped spaces and functional gathering/community spaces.  We need LOTS of people to help with preparing the land and soils, transporting plants and flowers (several pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans are ideal), and planting.  We have estimated that this community-building project will take more than 100 person-hours of work.  The days and times for work on the courtyards are:/ppPrep Work (this is important work – we need plenty of people willing to lend a hand):br /   Thursday, June 26: morning, afternoon, and eveningbr /   Friday, June 27: morningbr /   Saturday, June 28: morning and afternoonbr /   Sunday, June 29: afternoon and evening/ppTransporting Plants (part of a caravan – need lots of trucks, vans, SUVs, etc.):br /Either Monday, July 7 or Tuesday, July 8 (timing depends on who is available and when the nurseries are open)/ppPlanting:br /   Wednesday, July 9: morning, afternoon, and eveningbr /   Thursday, July 10: morning, afternoon, and eveningbr /   Friday, July 11: morningbr /   Saturday, July 12: morning and afternoon/ppIf you can help at all, please contact Professor Tony Arnold at a href=mailto:tony.arnold@louisville.edutony.arnold@louisville.edu/a or Jen Ewa at a href=mailto:jennifer.ewa@gmail.comjennifer.ewa@gmail.com/a or (708) 307-4123.  The project is supervised by Jen and Professor Arnold in order to achieve a landscaping plan that was developed by all Law School constituencies in a participatory process and has been funded through the generosity of the Charles Hebel family.  This is a community-wide project that will make the Law School a better place.  Thank you for your help, as we work together to make this project a reality!/p

University of Louisville Law Review Rankings Soar

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 15:36
pa href=/students/lawreviewiThe University of Louisville Law Review/i/a is pleased to report the findings of a href=http://lawlib.wlu.edu/LJ/index.aspxWashington amp; Lee's/a latest submissions and rankings. br /br /At the close of this survey period, which included volumes 50 and 51, the law review's rankings among all domestic ranked journals were as follows:/pulliOverall Ranking: 241/987 (top 24.4%)/liliImpact: 255/987 (top 25.8%)/liliCitations in Journal Articles: 211/987 (top 21.4%) Currency Factor: 167/987 (top 16.9%) Citation of Articles in Cases: 290/897 (top 29.4%)/liliCost: 191/987 (top 19.4%)/li/ulAt the close of the previous survey period, which included volume 49 (2011-2012), the law review's rankings were as follows:br /ulliOverall Ranking: 318/967 (top 33%)/liliImpact: 400/967 (top 41.4%)/liliCitations in Journal Articles: 234/992 (top 23.6%) /liliCurrency Factor: 402/976 (top 41.2%) /liliCitation of Articles in Cases: 334/992 (top 33.6%)/liliCost: 191/820 (top 23.3%)/li/ulpSince volumes 50 and 51 were published, the iUniversity of Louisville Law Review/i has improved its rankings in every single category. See the attacheda href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/2013lawreviewrankings.pdf document/a for explanation of categories./ppiThis 38% improvement in the publication's impact factor would not have been possible without the strong efforts of the recent editorial boards. The effect of wise decisions and changes are sometimes not really felt until long after the decision-makers have moved on. Congratulations and thanks to Mike Swansburg (Volume 48), Tommy Sturgeon (Volume 49) and Elisabeth Fitzpatrick (Volume 50) and their Boards!/i ~Eddie O'Brien, Volume 51 Editor in Chief /ppIn related news, the iUniversity of Louisville Law Review/i was selected to host the a href=/node/1081761st annual National Conference of Law Reviews/a in 2015.   /p

Employee Spotlight: Bailey Schrupp

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 09:36
p align=centerimg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/profile-baileyschrupp.jpg / /ppNext up is rising quot;Fightin' 3Lquot; bBailey Schrupp/b. She's the President of the Environmental Law amp; Land Use Society and Notes Editor of the a href=/students/jaeliJournal of Animal and Environmental Law/i/a . In addition to working in the law library, Bailey's got a busy summer ahead serving as the Donan Energy Law Fellow and volunteering as a Coordinator for the Jefferson County Teen Court Program.  /ppbWhat’s your hometown? /b/ppiRadcliff, Kentucky/i/ppbWhere did you complete your undergraduate degree and what was your major?/b/ppiCampbellsville University, Political Science major and History minor  /i/ppbWhat led you to law school and what do you plan to do with your law degree?/b/ppiI either want to go on to get my masters of Library Science and become a law librarian or I want to get my LLM in Environmental Law and then work for the State or Federal Goverment doing environmental work. /i/ppbWhat do you enjoy about working in the law library? /b/ppiThe books! I am history nerd so any time I get to shelve older treatises downstairs I end up reading them. /i/ppbWhat’s your favorite book?/b/ppiIt would be impossible to pick one, but my favorites are The Harry Potter series, The Great Gatsby, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Angels amp; Demons by Dan Brown. I also liked , quot;I am Malalaquot; by Malala Yousafzai./i  /ppbDo you have a favorite quote?/b/ppiquot;Why, sometimes I've believed six impossible things before breakfastquot;. ~Alice in Wonderland /i/ppbIf you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would that be?/b/ppiIf we are talking historical figures I would say JFK or Jackie Kennedy. If not then it would have to be Reese Witherspoon or Emma Watson.  /i/ppbDo you have any pets? /b/ppiI have a toy poodle named Choco and two cats, Kelsey and Leonardo Da Vinci (we call him Leo though)./ibr / /ppnbsp;/ppnbsp;/pp b/b/p

Spring Bar Publications

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:18
pspan style=font-size: smallHere's a review of recent law school related news from the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations./span/ppspan style=font-size: smallIn the bJune 2014 /b issue of the Louisville Bar Association's biBar Briefs/i/b, Dean Susan Duncan reports on how the quot;Law School's Strategic Plan Benefits from Legal Community Inputquot; and outlines its mission on page 6./span/ppspan style=font-size: smallHighlights from the LBA's bMay 2014 iBar Briefs/i/b include: /span/pullispan style=font-size: smallquot;Professor Ed Render's Legacy Lives on at the UofL School of Lawquot; by Dean Duncan and Professor Jones (page 6)/span/lilispan style=font-size: smallquot;Labor amp; Employment Moot Court Team Enjoys Unprecedented Successquot; (page 6)/span/lilispan style=font-size: smallquot;OSHA amp; Workers' Compensation: Beware Conflating the Twoquot; co-authored by Leah Rupp Smith, '13 (page 18) /span/li/ulpspan style=font-size: smallMore highlights from the LBA's bApril 2014 iBar Briefs/i/b include:/span/pullispan style=font-size: smallDean Duncan's quot;Spotlight on UofL School of Law's Environmental Law Educationquot; (page 6)/span/lilispan style=font-size: smallquot;Getting to the Know the Professor: Qamp;A with Professor Tom quot;Fitzquot; FitzGeraldquot; (page 6)/span/lilispan style=font-size: smallProps for the law school's adjunct professors (page 6)/span/lilispan style=font-size: smallquot;No Money, Mo' Problems: Researching Federal and State Budgetsquot;/span/li/ulpspan style=font-size: smallHighlights from the Kentucky Bar Association's bMay 2014 iBench amp; Bar /i/binclude:  /span/pullispan style=font-size: smallquot;UofL Alumni Serve as Role Models for Future Lawyers in 'Kentucky's' Global Economyquot; (page 20)/span/lilispan style=font-size: smallquot;Transactional Lawmeet Team Wins the Regional Competitionquot; (page 20)/span/lilispan style=font-size: smallquot;On the Movequot; (page 70) br //span/li/ulpspan style=font-size: smallIn the bMarch 2014/b issue of the KBA's iBench amp; Bar/i, Dean Duncan writes about quot;The Importance of Municipal Law Societyquot; and touts the faculty's service and leadership in several local civic organizations (page 22). Assistant Professor of Justice Administration, Michael Losavio, reviews quot;A Basics Handbook on Adobe Acrobat: Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyersquot; on page 25. The bi-monthly quot;On the Movequot; column beginning on page 54 features news about many of our law school's graduates. Lastly, Ed Render is remembered on page 64. br //span/ppspan style=font-size: smallBoth publications are available in the law library.  /span/p