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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

Law Clinic Accepting Applications for Fall Semester

12 hours 56 min ago
pSpring Clinic I (3 or 4 credit option) – 2015br /The Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic represents victims of domestic violence and other low income clients in Jefferson County District amp; Family Court.  Most cases involve Emergency Protective Order hearings and housing/eviction cases.   /ppThe Ackerson Law Clinic is a student-run law firm supervised by Professor Shelley Santry. The student attorneys are responsible for handling all aspects of the cases. This includes interviewing the client, prepping the client for the hearing, gathering evidence, participating in hearings as a student attorney, and closing the case.  /ppTo be eligible to participate in the clinic, students must have completed 60 hours. This is a requirement under Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) 2.540 to receive a limited license to practice law. /ppTo apply, send an email to Professor Shelley Santry at a href=mailto:shelley.santry@louisville.edushelley.santry@louisville.edu/a including the following:br /• Name, phone number and email;br /• Resume;br /• Unofficial transcript;br /• Statement of Interest (not to exceed one page)./ppDEADLINE is 5:00 p.m. pm Wednesday, November 5. /p

1L Registration Information

13 hours 54 min ago
pspan style=font-size: smallYou will be eligible to register on Thursday, November 13, starting at 8:30 am.  You must have turned in your employment certification prior to registration (available outside 217)./span/ppspan style=font-size: small /span/ppspan style=font-size: smallTo register,span style=font-family: Cambria, serif go to ULink,  Registration (right-hand side)  Registration Preparation – Registration Instructions (if they don’t know the process)  Registration,  Add Classes./span/span/p p class=MsoNormalspan style=font-family: Cambria, serifspan style=font-size: small /span/span/pp class=MsoNormalspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-family: Cambria, serif/spanspan style=font-family: Cambria, serifBe sure to print a copy of you schedule and keep the copy./span/span/p p class=MsoNormalnbsp;/p

Windows 8.0 Users - Issue with Exam4

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:00
pThere is not a direct problem with Windows 8.0 and Exam 4 however Microsoft is now apparently pushing the update to 8.1.  This push comes in the form of a popup taking over your screen prompting you to install the Windows 8.1 update. The maximum amount of time to delay this install is 4 hours, after that the window will come back again and again until you eventually cannot delay it further and the install will start. Both the nag window to update and the actual install can occur while you are in Exam4 taking an exam and that will cause Exam4 to lock up.br /br /If you have Windows 8.0 and have been avoiding updating to 8.1 please go ahead and update at your earliest convenience so this does not happen during finals as it will lock up Exam4 and make your laptop unusable for taking exams./ppbFollowing your upgrade to Windows 8.1, be sure to /ba href=https://www.exam4.com/org/674 target=_blankdownload/ab, install and test the Windows 8.1 version of Exam4./b /p

Dinner A Movie

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:50
pThe LBA will be hosting Dinner amp; A Movie at the Kentucky Science Center on Thursday, November 6. The legal community is invited for food and drinks from 5-6:30 p.m. and will then receive preferred seating for a screening of the classic film, “Inherit the Wind,” which is based on the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial.”/ppThis could be a great opportunity for networking in a casual, fun atmosphere. Tickets are $20, but for law students we’re offering a discounted ticket of $15. This includes a buffet, complimentary beverage and movie candy to enjoy before or during the film. /ppFor more information or to register, go to a href=https://www.loubar.org/calendar/registration/?eventno=810https://www.loubar.org/calendar/registration/?eventno=810/a – or you may contact Jenny Bencomo at a href=mailto:jbencomo@loubar.orgjbencomo@loubar.org/a or (502) 583-5314. /p

Mac Users - Problems with Yosemite

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:08
pSome users who have upgraded to Mac OS X 10, Yosemite, have experienced network and printing issues on campus. This may be related to performing an update instead of a clean install. If you have experienced these issues or are considering updating to Yosemite please follow thea href=http://osxdaily.com/2014/10/18/clean-install-os-x-yosemite/ target=_blank title=Yosemite Clean Install instructions here, for a clean install of Yosemite./a Once you have performed a clean install you will need to bring your laptop to Law IT in order to have the printers reinstalled. /ppNew operating systems often have issues, especially in an enterprise environment (business/university) as opposed to home usage.  If you have moved to Yosemite please let me know at a href=mailto:christie.ballenger@louisville.educhristie.ballenger@louisville.edu/a, even if you have not experienced problems on campus, so that I may better help those who are having issues. /ppPlease note that if you do update you will need to a href=https://www.exam4.com/org/674 target=_blankdownload /athe Yosemite specific version of Exam4 and are strongly encouraged to take another practice exam to ensure Exam4 will work properly during your finals.a href=http://osxdaily.com/2014/10/18/clean-install-os-x-yosemite/ target=_blank title=Yosemite Clean Install /a/p

Law Clinic Accepting Applications for Spring Semester

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:11
pSpring Clinic I (3 or 4 credit option) – 2015/ppThe Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic represents victims of domestic violence and other low income clients in Jefferson County District amp; Family Court.  Most cases involve Emergency Protective Order hearings and housing/eviction cases.   /ppThe Ackerson Law Clinic is a student-run law firm supervised by Professor Shelley Santry. The student attorneys are responsible for handling all aspects of the cases. This includes interviewing the client, prepping the client for the hearing, gathering evidence, participating in hearings as a student attorney, and closing the case.  /ppTo be eligible to participate in the clinic, students must have completed 60 hours. This is a requirement under Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) 2.540 to receive a limited license to practice law. /ppTo apply, send an email to Professor Shelley Santry at a href=mailto:shelley.santry@louisville.edushelley.santry@louisville.edu/a including the following:/pulliName, phone number and email;/liliResume;/liliUnofficial transcript;/liliStatement of Interest (not to exceed one page)./li/ulpDEADLINE is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 5.  /ppnbsp;/p

Litigation and Transactional Skills Certificate Program

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:49
Current 2L and 3L students may apply for acceptance into the Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation Skills or the Certificate of Accomplishment in Transactional Skills Programs. These programs allow students priority registration in designated litigation or transactional skills courses. Currently there are six placements available in the programs. Students are eligible to receive a Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation or Transactional Skills upon graduation if they satisfy the certificate requirements regardless whether they enroll in the certificate program. Contact Dean Nowka, room 213, for additional information or to apply. Application deadline is October 29, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Exam4 Practice Test Deadline for Fall 2014 Final Exams Is Tonight!

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 01:01
p bspan style=font-size: 15pxExam4 for Fall 2014 final exams, including Professional Responsibility, is now available to a href=/it/exam-software-downloaddownload and install/a./span/b /p div style=width: 250px; margin-left: 20px; margin-bottom: 20px; float: right id=keepcalm img src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/keepcalm_practice%20test.png width=250px / /div ul li bThe deadline to submit a href=/it/exam4-practice-testan Exam4 practice test/a to qualify to use your computer on Fall 2014 final exams is 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, October 24, 2014./b /li li bAll previous versions of Exam4 have expired, will not run, will not work, and will not help you/b. /li li bExam4 no longer supports 32-bit Mac, Snow Leopard. Mac users with 32-bit Snow Leopard (OS 10.6) will need to purchase a new laptop or rent or borrow one for laptop testing and finals if they intend to use Exam4. You may a href=http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3696 target=_blankfollow these instructions/a to determine if you have 32- or 64-bit Snow Leopard./b /li /ul p bYou must always/b: /p ol li a href=/it/exam-software-downloadDownload and install the bcurrent/b version of Exam4/a for your computer's operating system. Supported operating systems a href=/it/exam-software-downloadare listed here/a. /li li a href=/it/exam4-practice-testTake and submit a practice test/a (choose quot;F14 Practice Examquot; during start-up). /li li For practice tests, identify yourself in the Exam Number field (twice) with your bULink user name/b (e.g., ilhoswa01/i). /li /ol p bYou must never/b: /p ol li Ever, under any circumstances, identify yourself in Exam4 (or any other exam situation) using your UofL Student ID Number. This applies to practice tests, real exams—everything. /li /ol p Within about an hour, you should receive a href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/exam4confirmation.png target=_blanka confirmation e-mail/a at your CardMail address. If you submit a href=/it/exam4-practice-testa practice test/a and do not receive a href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/exam4confirmation.png target=_blankthe confirmation e-mail/a, then you have done something wrong and you must try again until you do. /p p bspan style=font-size: largeComplete, detailed instructions for a href=/it/exam4-practice-testtaking and submitting a practice test are here/a/span/b. /p div style=border: 1px solid red div style=margin: 10px p Students are reminded that, in order to use Exam4 to take final exams, they must comply with the Brandeis School of Law's a href=/it/computer-exam-policyPolicy and Procedure Governing Examinations on Computer/a, including satisfactory completion of a href=/it/exam4-practice-testa practice test/a by 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, October 24, 2014. Last year, the law school faculty discussed and re-affirmed the law school policy that students who fail to complete a satisfactory practice exam in accordance with the rules established by the IT department MAY NOT use their computers to take final exams, and that, should a student use a computer on a final exam in violation of this policy, that student will receive bno tech support/b during or after the exam, bincluding but not limited to help re-booting or restoring an Exam4 session OR assistance uploading an exam or partial exam that the student may have written using Exam4/b. In addition, a letter describing the student’s violation of law school policy will be placed in the student’s record. This policy may result in your being unable to turn in part or all of your exam answers, should you fail to complete a satisfactory practice test. Deans on Duty and IT staff on duty have been advised of these policies. /p p bPlease do not risk failing an exam!/b If you have not received a href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/exam4_practice_confirmation.png target=_blanka confirmation e-mail/a, DO NOT use your computer to type your exam. Bluebooks are available from the Law Resource Center or the Dean on Duty. /p /div /div

Exam4 Now DOES Support Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite)

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:14
In yesterday's iDocket/i, the IT Dept. reported that Exam4 does not support Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) because we had been so advised by Extegrity, Exam4's publisher. bHowever, late yesterday afternoon, we received notice from Extegrity that Exam4 WOULD now support Yosemite./b We requested that they make the Yosemite version of Exam4 immediately available for download and installation. Consequently, students who have upgraded to Yosemite, or who wish to may do so and, may now use Exam4. Yosemite users download the Yosemite version of Exam4 and take a practice exam b by Friday evening's deadline/b.

Professor Cedric Merlin Powell to be on Civil Rights Symposium Panel

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:58
div p class=p1Cedric Merlin Powell will be on a panel on the topic ofspan class=s1br / /spanbEducation: Equal But Separate?br //bbiMilliken/i, “Neutral Principles,” and Post-Racial Determinism. /b/p/divdiv /divdiv /divimg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Global-symposium-flyer2.png align=left width=550 /

Professional Responsibility Exam Time Reminder

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:17
Students taking the Professional Responsibility course exam on Friday, October 31 have until Tuesday, October 21, 5:00 p.m. to elect to take the exam from 2:30 - 5:30, October 31. Make your election in writing to Dean Nowka, room 213. If you do not submit an election, you will be deemed to elect the 3:00 - 6:00 time for the exam.

Congratulations, Grateful Decedents!

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:08
Congratulations to Lawlapalooza 2014 champs the Grateful Decedents,  featuring 3Ls Mina Khalil and Greg Daly.  Thanks to 3L Emily DeVuono, whose band, The Perpetual Motions, played a great set, as well. All eight bands rocked for a wonderful, worthy cause, the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Fund, and this year's event drew a great turnout of students, staff, faculty, and the local legal community. Many thanks to our 2014 Ewing Fellow, Jenn Pence, and our student MCs, Jeff Perkins, Jessica Homer, Caitlin McQueen, Alexandria Bridges, China Hepburn, and James Shockley, for all their help and especially for their enthusiasm!

Litigation and Transactional Skills Certificate Program

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:06
Current 2L and 3L students may apply for acceptance into the Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation Skills or the Certificate of Accomplishment in Transactional Skills Programs. These programs allow students priority registration in designated litigation or transactional skills courses. Currently there are six placements available in the programs. Students are eligible to receive a Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation or Transactional Skills upon graduation if they satisfy the certificate requirements regardless whether they enroll in the certificate program. Contact Dean Nowka, room 213, for additional information or to apply. Application deadline is October 29, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Professional Responsibility Exam Time Option

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:37
All students taking the Professional Responsibility course exam on Friday, October 31, have the option to take the exam from 2:30 - 5:30 or from 3:00 - 6:00. The length of the exam, three hours, will not change. You must make this election on or before October 21, 2014, 5:00 p.m. by notifying Dean Nowka, room 213, in writing of your choice. If you do not submit your choice to Dean Nowka by the designated time you will be deemed to elect the 3:00 - 6:00 time for the exam. Contact Dean Nowka if you have any questions.