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NYU Professor Arthur Miller named 2015 Brandeis Medal recipient

11 hours 43 min ago
pThe Louis D. Brandeis School of Law will award its 2015 Brandeis Medal to NYU Law School Professor Arthur R. Miller on April 8, 2015. br /br /Miller is a leading scholar in the field of civil procedure. He is coauthor, with the late Charles Wright, of Federal Practice and Procedure. He has also authored more than 40 books and numerous articles, including “The Assault on Privacy: Computers, Data Banks, and Dossiers,” warning of the threat to privacy posed by information technology. br /br /Miller is one of the nation’s most distinguished legal scholars in the areas of civil litigation, copyright and unfair competition and privacy. He was selected to receive the Brandeis Medal this year because his work is consistent with the values of Justice Brandeis. For example, his “The Assault on Privacy” book – published in 1971 – pursued Justice Brandeis’s early concerns about privacy and foreshadowed emerging concerns about technology breaches. br /br /Because 2015 is the 50th anniversary of landmark privacy decision, iGriswold v. Connecticut/i, it is especially appropriate to recognize Professor Miller for his early awareness of the issues raised by developing technologies.  /ppIn addition, Professor Miller's work on PBS and elsewhere as a “teacher of the law to the general public” reflects Brandeis's beliefs in educating the public about legal matters. Prior to joining NYU’s Law School, Miller was the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard, where he taught for 36 years./ppAt this year’s presentation, which begins with a reception at 6 p.m. at the Seelbach Hotel, Miller will be joined by four panelists with a range of perspectives for an hour-long Fred Friendly-style discussion./ppThe cost per person for this event is $60. Please register before April 1 by visiting a href=http://www.law.louisville.edu title=www.law.louisville.eduwww.law.louisville.edu/a or calling 502-852-1230./p

Today: From Brown to the Present: The Road Beyond Michael Brown’s Ferguson and Eric Garner’s Staten Island

13 hours 51 min ago
p Please join us for the first Diversity Program of the Spring 2015 semester, bFrom Brown to the Present: The Road Beyond Michael Brown’s Ferguson and Eric Garner’s Staten Island: A Conversation about ‘What it Means to be ColorBrave,”/b Tuesday, January 27. /p p a href=/node/16196Click here for complete information and details./a /p

How to Start, Research, and Complete Your Legal Writing Requirement

14 hours 24 min ago
p Kurt Metzmeier, Associate Director of the Law Library, will present quot;How to Start, Research and Complete Your Legal Writing Requirementquot; as required for graduation and set forth by the Student Handbook. /p pa href=/node/16289Read complete information and details here./a/p

Professor Levinson leverages fellowships to research employee ownership programs

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 16:58
pBrandeis School of Law Professor Ariana Levinson participated in the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations Mid-Year Fellows Workshop in New Brunswick, New Jersey, earlier this month./ppShe also served as a panelist for the session titled quot;What Would It Take for Worker Cooperatives to Rapidly Develop in the United States and Are These Conditions Realistic,” and as a discussant for quot;Body of Work Presentation: A Jeffersonian Society by Hamiltonian Means: A Blueprint for American Revival,quot; by Professor Robert Hockett of Cornell University School of Law./ppProfessor Levinson first became involved in the Rutgers’ fellowship program three years ago, when she “took a shot in the dark” and applied. She not only was accepted that first time, she also received a $5,000 fellowship and her article was subsequently published in UNLV’s Law Review./ppA year later, Professor Levinson received a $25,000 fellowship from the Rutgers’ school. She has used that money to research employee ownership programs, including the Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative./ppEach year, Rutgers’ School of Management and Labor Relations hosts two workshops – one in the winter at its home campus in New Jersey, and one in the summer in San Diego. Professor Levinson will attend the summer program this year as well./ppShe said the events feature the foremost experts in employee ownership from around the world, including Joseph Blasi, the distinguished professor at Rutgers’ School of Management and Labor Relations in charge of the fellowship program..br /“It is an honor to be chosen for them,” she said./ppProfessor Levinson credits her participation in Rutgers’ program for networking opportunities that have been presented for the Brandeis School of Law. For example, Richard Freeman, the Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University, has agreed to keynote the Warns-Render Labor amp; Employment Law Institute June 10-12 at the Seelbach Hotel./ppFreeman coauthored “The Citizen’s Share: Putting Ownership Back Into Democracy,” with Joseph Blasi and Doug Kruse, also a distinguished professor at the Rutgers’ School of Management and Labor Relations. /ppProfessor Levinson anticipates the continuation of participation as long as she’s invited. The events complement her area of focus – unions and employee ownership./pp“Unions are on the decline in this country. Employee ownership, in particular worker owned cooperatives, offers employees a means of having a voice and control. It hasn’t been studied by a significant number of Labor Law professors. That’s why we need this research in the Labor Law field,” she said. “I’ve been interested in this topic for a long time. I like to see more employees having a say in their place of employment. The result is that corporations go back to their original intention of contributing to the community rather than short-term profit.” /p

ULMobile App Brings the University to Your Smartphone

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 16:18
pa href=http://ulmobile.louisville.edu/ULMobile/a puts UofL at your fingertips. Explore departments, buildings and even campus art. The Card Safety feature provides rapid access to important information and instructions in the event of an emergency. The app also includes a campus directory and maps, a course catalog, athletics news, an event calendar, the complete library catalog and more. /ppDownload a href=http://ulmobile.louisville.edu/ULMobile/a to your smartphone and start browsing the library's catalog today!/p

US District Court Judge Heyburn named as Brandeis commencement speaker

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 14:22
pUnited States District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II has been named as this year’s commencement speaker for the Brandeis School of Law, which will take place May 9 at the Brown Theatre downtown./ppJudge Heyburn was nominated to serve on the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky in March 1992 by President George H.W. Bush. He served as Chief Judge on the court from 2001-2008. br /br /“We are thrilled Judge Heyburn will be part of the graduation festivities.  During his long tenure, Judge Heyburn has been a pioneer for justice and issued many groundbreaking decisions on a wide variety of important topics.  As a pillar of our legal community, we know his advice to our new graduates will be invaluable to them as they embark on their future careers,” said Brandeis School of Law Dean Susan Duncan./ppJudge Heyburn grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1970 he received his A.B. frombr /Harvard University where he majored in history and received seven varsity letters in crossbr /country and track, and completed three Boston Marathons. In 1976, he received his J.D. frombr /the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of the National Moot Court team.br /br /From 1976 until his appointment to the bench, Judge Heyburn was associated with thebr /law firm of Brown, Todd amp; Heyburn (now Frost Brown Todd). He was a partner at the firmbr /from 1982 to 1992. His legal practice focused on civil litigation, with an emphasis on problemsbr /within the construction industry. Judge Heyburn also served as special counsel to then Jeffersonbr /County Judge Executive Mitch McConnell. br /br /He was also active in civic and political affairs in Kentucky, including serving as a delegate to the 1984 and 1988 Republican National Convention.br /br /In March, 1992, President Bush nominated Judge Heyburn to the U.S. District Court. The United States Senate confirmed his appointment in August, 1992. br /br /In 1994, Chief Justice Rehnquist appointed Judge Heyburn to serve on the Budget Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States, which develops the appropriations request for the entire federal judiciary. In January, 1997, the Chief Justice appointed Judge Heyburn as Chair of the Budget Committee. He served in that position until December, 2004. br /br /Judge Heyburn testified to the House and Senate each year to explain the judiciary policies and its budgetary needs. He has spoken throughout the country about the budget process and the requirements of an independent judiciary. br /br /Additionally, in June, 2007, Chief Justice Roberts appointed Judge Heyburn as Chair of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. The Panel decides whether cases in districts around the country, including many nationwide class actions, should be consolidated and the appropriate site for consolidation. Judge Heyburn has spoken on the subject of class action litigation and the role of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Judge Heyburn’s seven-year term expired in October, 2014.br /br /Judge Heyburn has presided over many noteworthy cases during his time on the bench, including two that have reached the United States Supreme Court:/pulliIn 2007, the Supreme Court considered the appeal arising from Judge Heyburn’s opinion in the Jefferson County School assignment case;/liliIn 2014, the Court granted certiorari in two gay marriage cases which originated from opinions by Judge Heyburn./li/ulJudge Heyburn is married to the former Martha Blackledge Keeney who has retired from her ophthalmology practice. They have two sons.

Professor Abramson appointed to Center of Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:55
Professor Les Abramson has been appointed to be on the advisory committee for the Center of Judicial Ethics. The Center is part of the National Center of State Courts in Arlington, Virginia. br /br /The Center for Judicial Ethics is a clearinghouse for information about judicial ethics and discipline. It provides research support for the conduct commissions that investigate complaints of judicial misconduct and tracks opinions issued by ethics advisory committees.  br /br /According to its website, the CJE responds to hundreds of requests for information from reporters, judges, lawyers and others each year.  The CJE publishes the Judicial Conduct Reporter and other resources on judicial ethics.  Every two years, the CJE presents the National College on Judicial Conduct and Ethics.  As a private organization, the CJE does not have the authority to discipline or investigate judges. The CJE became part of the NCSC in 2014, following the dissolution of the American Judicature Society.br /br /Professor Abramson’s primary teaching areas are criminal procedure and civil procedure.

Professor Weaver chosen as panelist for 'Cybersurveillance in the Post-Snowden Age' event

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 16:31
pBrandeis Professor Russell Weaver is serving as a Scholar in Residence today and Friday at Washington and Lee University's School of Law. /pp He will also speak at Washington and Lee University's 2015 Lara D. Gass Symposium, Jan. 23 and 24 in Lexington, Virginia. This year's symposium topic is quot;Cybersurveillance in the Post-Snowden Age.quot;/ppAccording to the Washington and Lee University website, the speakers will address the architecture of cybersurveillance tools at the disposal of the NSA and other agencies in the midst of a big data revolution. The participants will examine various policy and legislative proposals that have been recommended in the aftermath of these leaks. Particular attention will be paid to the constitutional interests at stake, as well as the balancing of secrecy and national security objectives with transparency interests and privacy protections./ppThe event will also consider the potential impact of government and corporate responses to the Snowden disclosures: current litigation, legislative reform efforts, executive action and compliance approaches, corporate and technological adaptations and other responses./ppProfessor Weaver will be a panelist during the Saturday morning session titled quot;Interpreting the Fourth Amendment after Snowden.quot;/ppMore information about the event is available on the a href=http://law2.wlu.edu/lawcenter/page.asp?pageid=1723Washington and Lee University's Frances Lewis Law Center website/a. /ppnbsp;/ppnbsp;/p

Administrative Law Judge and UofL alum Charles Boyer passes away

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 16:10
Judge Charles quot;Chuckquot; Robert Boyer died at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Jan. 20. pJudge Boyer was born in Vincennes, Indiana, on Aug. 23, 1940, to the late Robert and Ruth Boyer. He earned his undergraduate degree as well as his J.D. from the University of Louisville in 1962 and 1966, respectively. /ppAfter a period of private practice (1966-1974) and serving as Louisville's Assistant City Attorney (1967-1970), Judge Boyer began his career as an Administrative Law Judge with the Social Security Administration. He was eventually appointed as Chief ALJ of the National Office of the Social Security Administration from 1995-2001. /ppJudge Boyer finished his career as an ALJ in Charlottesville and retired in 2012. /ppHe is survived by his wife, Anne Finch Boyer, four children, Amy Boyer Cox-Klapperich (Kerry) of Charlotttesville, Virginia, Elizabeth Boyer Hightower (Roger) of Seminole, Florida, Christopher Boyer of Louisville, Kentucky, and Scott Boyer (Amy) also of Louisville, Kentucky; and nine grandchildren. /ppIn lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Charlottesville, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306, Charlottesville, VA 22901./ppnbsp;/ppnbsp;/ppnbsp;/p

Tips on How to Start and Complete a Seminar Paper for Writing Requirement Credit

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:17
p class=MsoNormalbTips on How to Start and Complete a Seminar Paper for Writing Requirement Credit/b/pp class=MsoNormalPresented by Kurt Metzmeier, Associate Director and Professor of Legal Bibliography at the UofL Brandeis Law Library /pp class=MsoNormalbJanuary 27, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Room 177 /b /pp class=MsoNormal*Lunch will be provided in the form of free pizza sponsored by the Office of Academic Success. /pp class=MsoNormalnbsp;/pp class=MsoNormalAttaining your professional degree of J.D. requires the fulfillment of a writing requirement.  So how do you start that process? How do you pick a suitable topic?  What sources do you use and where do you go for research?/pp class=MsoNormalProfessor Metzmeier will cover all of these questions along with providing time-saving tips on how to start, execute, and complete this important core requirement.  /pp class=MsoNormalnbsp;/p

Sayed Kashua Lecture and Discussion

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:10
The University of Louisville Jewish Studies Program warmly invites you to hear novelist, journalist, and screenwriter Sayed Kashua on quot;The Foreign Mother Tongue: Living and Writing as a Palestinian in Israelquot; at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in the Chao Auditorium of Ekstrom Library.  For reservations: a href=https://sayed-kashua.eventbrite.comhttps://sayed-kashua.eventbrite.com/a. 

Brandeis alum Howard Fineman named Global Editorial Director of Huffington Post

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:00
pHuffington Post has appointed Brandeis Alum Howard Fineman to its newly-created Global Editorial Director position. Fineman will be in charge of supervising the company's domestic news coverage, as well as international editions./ppIn a statement released to the media, Founder/Editor-in-Chief and President Arianna Huffington said: /ppiquot;The Huffington Post has named Howard Fineman Global Editorial Director, effective immediately. We now have 13 international editions, with more rolling out this year, and Howard will extend his reach from the U.S. to our growing global audience. He will continue to keep tabs on U.S. news coverage, especially politics, as he works to integrate and grow all of our news coverage around the world.quot;/i/ppThe new position was created to keep up with Huffington Post's expanded international presence. Last year, for example, the company added editions for Greece, India and Morocco./ppFineman is also an NBC/MSNBC news analyst. Prior to his new position, he served as Editorial Director of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group. He also spent many years as a reporter, columnist, editor and Deputy Washington Bureau Chief at Newsweek Magazine./ppFineman has interviewed every major presidential candidate since 1985 as well as business and entertainment leaders. His book, iThe Thirteen American Arguments/i, was published by Random House in 2008 and was a national best seller./ppA Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colgate, Fineman earned an MS from Columbia and a JD law degree from the University of Louisville in 1980 while working as a reporter for The Courier-Journal. In May 2011 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters by Colgate University, his college alma mater./ppFineman was the Brandeis School of Law's graduation speaker in 2013 and was named Alumni Fellow in 2011./p

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 9, No 1

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 17:17
The year's first issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features publications from Professors Jordan, Powell, Rothstein, and Warren.br /ullia href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2392425iA Christian Vision of Freedom and Democracy: Neutrality as an Obstacle to Freedom/i/a by Karen Jordan/lilia href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2531201iJustice Thomas, Brown, and Post-Racial Determinism/i/a by Cedric Merlin Powell/lilia href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2499701iFrom SARS to Ebola: Legal and Ethical Considerations for Modern Quarantine/i/a by Mark Rothstein/lilia href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2469360iThe Role of the States in the Regulation of Private Placements/i/a by Manning Gilbert Warren III/li/ulpMore information about the RPS:/pullia href=http://www.ssrn.com/link/U-Louisville-LEG.htmlBrowse /a/lilia href=http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=U-Louisville-LEGSubscribe/a/li/ul

Professor McNeal chosen as panelist for National Center for Civil and Human Rights event

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 14:55
pBrandeis School of Law Professor Laura McNeal has been selected to be a panelist at the quot;Where Do We Go From Here?quot; event Jan. 20 at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta./ppquot;Where Do We Go From Herequot; is the title of Dr. Martin Luther King's last presentation and frames the discussion that will take place Jan. 20. The program will mark the rotation of a special collection of Dr. Martin Luther King's papers. This exhibition, titled quot;Strategies of the Civil Rights Movement,quot; has been on display since Jan. 12 and will continue through May 3./ppIn addition to McNeal, panelists include youth, educators, community activists and religious leaders. They will examine the relevance and efficacy of lessons, strategies and tools from the Civil Rights era to today's issues of inequality and injustice. McNeal will specifically focus on:/pulli How to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline;/liliEffective legal strategies and tools from the Civil Rights era that can be used as a framework for promoting equal educational opportunity in K-12 schools. /li/ulpMcNeal said she accepted the invitation to participate on the panel because of her passion and commitment to equal education opportunity./ppquot;At a very early age my grandmother and namesake, Laura B. McNeal, taught me the power of education. She stressed that education was the great equalizer, a gateway to a future with endless possibilities. My participation in this event allows me to help further the legacy of both Dr. Martin Luther King and my grandmother -- two individuals committed to equality for all,quot; McNeal said./ppThe event is being co-hosted by The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Hunton amp; Williams LLP and the Georgia State College of Law. /p

Kennedy-appointed US District Attorney and UL Law grad dies

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:19
pRichard P. quot;Dickquot; Stein, from Carmel, Indiana, passed away on Dec. 28. He was born Sept. 2, 1925 in New Albany, Indiana, to William P. Stein and Lillian Russell Stein./ppIn June 1950, Stein graduated from the University of Louisville and Louisville Law School. He was then admitted to the Indiana Bar, but was recalled to active duty shortly thereafter. During the Korean War, he served as a Lieutenant at a Naval Station in Newport, Rhode Island, before returning home to New Albany to practice law in 1952./ppIn 1954 and 1958, Stein was elected Prosecuting Attorney for Floyd County. At age 35, he was appointed to US Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana by President John F. Kennedy. Under Kennedy, he received the honor of being allowed to practice in front of the US Supreme Court./ppIn 1965, Stein was reappointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. He resigned in 1966 and was appointed Chairman of the Indiana Public Service Commission./ppIn 1971, he became Legal Counsel for Eli Lilly and Co. for three years, and then spent 15 years as senior vice president of Public Affairs at the Public Service Company of Indiana (now Duke Energy). /ppStein was named a Sagamore of the Wabash five times by five different governors. He was also a member of the Service Club of Indianapolis and former member of the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, the Columbia Club, the Athletic Club and the Highland Club./ppnbsp;/p

Yosemite Users With Printing Issues

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:27
If you have installed Yosemite and are still experiencing printer issues please see me in office 119 or stop by the Help Desk in front of the computer lab on the first floor of the library. We have a script that has been proven to work on multiple laptops to re-enable printing on Yosemite.

UL Law grad and District Counsel, US Army Engineer District, passes away

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 16:23
pFred Rager, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, died on Dec. 25. He was born on Oct. 17, 1922 in Jeffersonville to Augustus Marion Rager and Mary Ellen Rager./ppPrior to graduating from the UL Brandeis School of Law, Rager served in the Army Air Corps, Pacific Theater, in World War II. Upon graduation and through his retirement, Rager served as District Counsel, US Army Engineer District, in Louisville. /ppHe was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Frances, and is survived by his children, Laura McKinstry (Richard), Kirtley Cooke (Cheri), of Jeffersonville, and Shellie Fielden (John) of Honolulu; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. /ppnbsp;/ppnbsp;/p

YPAL's Legal Ease: Minorities and Women in Law

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:15
pLooking for a way to connect and learn from some of Louisville's most prominent attorneys? Join us on January 22 for the third edition of Legal-Ease Series. At this lunch series, we will hear from diverse attorneys who have excelled in their areas of practice.  The set-up gives young professionals a comfortable way to interact with our guests, who will share their best career advice./ppA buffet lunch will be provided with registration.  Seating is very limited, so a href=https://www.ypal.org/Events/Legal-Ease-Minorities-Women-in-LawREGISTER/a EARLY!/ppConfirmed Guests (more to be announced soon):/pulliTheresa Canaday - Member at Frost Brown Todd LLC/liliAllison Donovan - Member at Stoll Keenon Odgen PLLC/liliGerald Reynolds - General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary at LGamp;E and KU/liliAlan Tse - Executive Vice President amp; General Counsel at Churchill Downs Incorporated/li/ulpFor more information, contact Tiffany Ge at a href=mailto:tge@fbtlaw.comtge@fbtlaw.com/a. /p

Former salutatorian promoted to membership at Louisville firm

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:27
pUniversity of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law alum, Michael Kleinert, has been promoted to membership in Stites amp; Harbison, PLLC, as part of the Business Litigation Service Group/ppHe earned his JD, magna cum laude, in 2006. He also was the salutatorian (Edwin O. Davis Award). He is part of a group of 16 attorneys that have been promoted within the Louisville-based firm. /ppnbsp;/ppnbsp;/p

Law Library spotlights Louisville's role in civil rights trial

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 15:39
p class=p1img src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/lib-exp.png / /pp class=p1nbsp;/pp class=p1In October, the Brandeis School of Law’s Allen Court Room hosted a reenactment of the sensationalized Carl Braden trial of 1954, in which Braden was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sedition after he and his wife Anne purchased a home for an African American family in the Louisville area that is now Shively. The reenactment was part of a series of events to mark the 60supth/sup anniversary of the Wade/Braden story, which quickly became a formative event for Louisville and the nation as citizens grappled with a fledgling Civil Rights movement. /p p class=p1To commemorate the trial – and the events leading up to it – UL’s Law Library is featuring the exhibit, “Black Freedom, White Allies amp; Red Scare: Louisville, 1954.” The closing date is set for Jan. 30. /p p class=p1Also on that day, Professors Laura Rothstein and Jamie Abrams will host their classes in the library where Cate Fosl, director of the UofL Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, will provide an overview of the exhibit and historical context about the Braden/Wade story. Fosl is also Anne Braden’s biographer and her book, “Subversive Southerner” was a co-winner of the Oral History Association’s Book Award in 2003./p p class=p1bSedition charges/b/p p class=p1The historical context essentially begins in March of 1954 when Andrew and Charlotte Wade ask whites Carl and Anne Braden to help purchase a home after realtors repeatedly refused to sell to the African American family. The Bradens closed on a home in what is now Shively in May and hand the keys over to the Wades who were the only African Americans in the neighborhood. /p p class=p1Shortly after their move-in date, the Wade house was bombed and crosses were burned on the lawn. /p p class=p1Carl and Anne Braden were subsequently accused of staging the purchase and bombing as part of a communist plot to take over the state government./p p class=p1The case went to trial and Carl Braden was charged with sedition. At the time, working for racial integration was interpreted by many Southern whites to be an embrace of communism.  Braden was sentenced to 15 years and served eight months./pp class=p1Unable to live in the damaged house and still facing harassment, the Wades, who had a toddler and a newborn at the time, moved out of their house.  /pp class=p1Following the trial, the Bradens continued to fight for social justice, supporting civil rights, desegregation and labor issues, among other efforts. They were both arrested numerous times while protesting and landed on the FBI investigation list because of their alleged ties to the Communist party. /p p class=p1Carl Braden died in 1975. Prior to her death in 2006, Anne Braden was the University of Louisville’s first visiting scholar in Race and Gender Studies. /p p class=p1bThe exhibit and its significance/b/p p class=p1The exhibit itself features photos and archival materials from the home purchase, the trial Carl Braden’s imprisonment, the years following the case and the events of the era that strongly influenced the case. The exhibit is the result of a collaboration between the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, the University of Louisville Archives amp; Special Collections, Louisville Free Public Library and Courier-Journal Media./p p class=p1Robin Harris, public services librarian and professor of legal bibliography, said the exhibit is a good example of UL’s commitment to diversity. /p p class=p1“Well before the topic of diversity became mainstream, the university was working on it and the law school in particular has been a leader in diversity efforts for more than 20 years. All of the deans have been committed,” Harris said. “This exhibit is not only a good example of that, but also a good example of its commitment to interdisciplinary studies.” /p p class=p1The interdisciplinary angle comes from Fosl, who is a faculty member in the women’s and gender studies program within the College of Arts and Science. /p p class=p1Harris adds that, from a historical perspective, the exhibit also provides a powerful narrative about a “seminal event” in Louisville and US history. /p p class=p1“It’s been 60 years since this happened and it’s really important for people of all ages to know about this trial, from the purchase to the bombing to the trial, particularly from a law perspective,” Harris said. “We’re fortunate to have it here on display. It’s a fitting tribute to the role that Louisville had in the Civil Rights movement.” /p p class=p1More information about the story is available on NPR’s “Here and Now,” a href=http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/12/01/louisville-civil-rightsavailable online./a/p p class=p1The exhibit will next appear at the White Privilege Conference, March 11-15 at Louisville’s Galt House. /p