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Diversity Pipeline event showcases legal profession for high school, college students

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 15:17
pBrandeis School of Law hosted the inaugural diversity pipeline event last week, titled “Why Choose Law: Diversity Matters.” The event was held in partnership with the Louisville Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association and was called a “huge success” by Dean Susan Duncan./ppThe program brought together nearly 40 diverse high school and college students who were treated to a panel discussion with recent Brandeis alums as well as mock criminal law and civil law classes. In addition, they shadowed a Legal Aid clinic for refugees and met a number of practicing attorneys./pp“These experiences encourage young people to dream big and look to the legal profession as a career option,” Dean Duncan said. “Many students told me at the conclusion of the event that they want to go to law school more than ever before.  I am honored that the law school could host this inaugural event and empower diverse young people to join our profession and make it better.”/ppAssistant Dean for Admissions Henry Cantu said the goal now is to maintain contact with the students who attended and to keep their interest levels elevated./pp“We were very fortunate to be able to host this inaugural event and to showcase our school,” he said. br /In addition to the event at Brandeis School of Law, a Diversity and Inclusion Summit was held the following day at the Galt House Hotel in Downtown Louisville./ppThe pipeline project serves as an expansion of the Why Choose Law: Diversity Matters project, created by the KBA Young Lawyers Division to promote interest among students who belong to groups typically underrepresented in law school classes, including racial and ethnic minorities and those with varied religious, geographic, socio-economic, and sexual orientation backgrounds. br /br /Event Chair Mark Flores, an attorney with Frost Brown Todd LLC, said the main objective is to tackle the “pipeline issue,” which is a continued lack of diversity among students and prospective students.br /br /“There is an issue here, but not one that’s been brought to the forefront. We want to do something to bring it to life,” Flores said. /ppsubiPhoto provided by Don Vish. /i/sub/p

Exam Prep: CALI Lessons

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:47
div class=row div id=content-main class=span12 noleft div id=parent-fieldname-text class=plain pNow that you're in the midst of exam preparation, I'd like to remind you about a href=http://www.cali.org/ class=external-link target=_blankThe Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction/a (CALI). The CALI a href=http://www.cali.org/lesson class=external-link target=_blankLibrary of Lessons/a is a collection of over 900 interactive, computer-based 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./p pThe lessons are available at both CALI’s website and on the DVD that you received at the beginning of the academic semester. If you've misplaced your CALI DVD, older versions are available at the library's Circulation Desk. To span style=height: 23.808px; text-align: start; width: 0px; display: inline ! important; float: noneview the lessons online, y/spanspan style=height: 23.808px; text-align: start; width: 0pxou must register with your quot;@louisville.eduquot; email address.span class=Apple-converted-space/span/spanspan style=height: 23.808px; text-align: start; width: 0px; display: inline ! important; float: noneContact span class=Apple-converted-space/span/spana href=mailto:virginia.smith@louisville.edu?subject=CALI class=mail-link style=height: 23.808px; text-align: start; width: 0pxVirginia Mattingly /aspan style=height: 23.808px; text-align: start; width: 0px; display: inline ! important; float: nonespan class=Apple-converted-space/spanfor the authorization code and instructions/spanspan style=height: 23.808px; text-align: start; width: 0px; display: inline ! important; float: none.span class=Apple-converted-spacebr //span/span/p /div /div /div

Demo New Library Chairs - Last Chance Wednesday, April 15!

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:36
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Professor McNeal appears on Huffington Post Live

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:52
pProfessor Laura McNeal appeared on a href=http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/fatal-shootings-by-cops-police-not-charged-for-shooting-minorities/552ab35c02a76027e1000510 target=_blankHuffington Post Live/a this morning to continue the conversation on the shooting deaths of unarmed victims by police officers. /ppThe segment follows Professor McNeal’s quotes in the San Francisco Chronicle over the weekend on the same topic. Huffington Post Live host Ricky Camilleri specifically explored the most recent incident in which Tulsa, Oklahoma, Reserve Police Officer Robert Bates shot and killed unarmed 44-year-old Eric Harris after mistaking his firearm for a Taser./ppThe host asked panelists why so few cops are prosecuted and why these incidents, including with citizen police officers, keep happening./ppDuring the segment, Professor McNeal discussed concerns over volunteer police officer training, calling it “abbreviated.” She also talked about the special nature it takes to be a police officer. /pp“Just because you want to be a police officer doesn’t mean you have the disposition,” she said. br /Professor McNeal said we need a better screening process for police officers, including ongoing psychological testing./ppShe added that there is also a lack of training on when to use deadly force./ppquot;We not only need pre-screening, but also continuous training on when the use of excessive force is required and appropriate,” she said. “What we’re seeing are police officers who don’t have the disposition and frankly should not be police officers.” /ppProfessor McNeal added that prosecution rates are low because “it’s hard for many Americans to believe police officers lie or engage in criminal behavior, so it takes indisputable evidence.” /ppProfessor McNeal was joined by Cheryl Dorsey, retired LAPD sergeant and author of “The Creation of a Manifesto: Black amp; Blue;” Philip Stinson, a criminal justice professor at BGSU; and Jarrel Wade, a reporter for Tulsa World. /p

Professor Levinson hiring summer research assistants

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:56
Professor Levinson and a co-author at Vanderbilt Law School, Professor O’Hara O’Connor, are hiring research assistants for summer 2015. They are working on a project involving labor arbitration awards. The research assistants will be coding labor arbitration awards and related court documents and decisions. div class=node ntype-story id=node-17011 style=margin-bottom: 15px; padding-bottom: 15px; color: #111111; font-family: Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: #ffffffdiv class=content style=font-size: 11.96px; padding-top: 10px; padding-bottom: 5px; color: #333333p class=MsoNormal style=padding: 0px 0px 0.5em; margin: 0pxIdeal candidates include those with a familiarity with labor law, employment law, or arbitration. Coding also requires someone who is very detail oriented because it involves answering long series of questions about the awards and other documents and entering the responses, which are often numeric, into an excel spreadsheet. There will be a training session before coding begins./pp class=MsoNormal style=padding: 0px 0px 0.5em; margin: 0pxResearch assistants are paid $8.50 an hour through financial aid. Available funds will cover one full-time position for approximately 5 weeks or multiple part-time positions. If you are interested in applying, please submit an application tospan class=Apple-converted-space /spana href=mailto:a.levinson@louisville.edu style=color: #991c22; text-decoration: nonea.levinson@louisville.edu/aspan class=Apple-converted-space /spanby Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. /pp class=MsoNormal style=padding: 0px 0px 0.5em; margin: 0pxA complete application includes 1) a CV, 2) an unofficial transcript, and 3) a statement explaining a) why you are interested in the project, b) what strengths you have that make you a good fit for the project, c) the number of weeks and hours/week that you could commit to working over the summer, and d) whether you would be interested in continuing to work on the project during the academic year./p/div/div

Academic Credit for Summer Judicial Externships

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:22
Students in good academic standing and who have completed the 1L curriculum may earn academic credit for a summer judicial externship.  Judicial Externships provide students with many opportunities not available in a classroom: observing lawyers, judges, and other members of the justice system at work; developing research and writing skills, and applying doctrine learned in law school; assessing the skills and styles of attorneys and judges; analyzing the effectiveness of the legal system; and networking and developing as a member of the legal profession.  To earn two credit hours, students must devote 104 hours to externship field work (generally 16 hours per week for 6.5 weeks).  The time is spent observing courtroom proceedings, discussing issues with the supervising judge or court personnel, or worrking on research and writing projects.  Students may arrange an externship with any judge.  For more information, contact Professor Karen Jordan at a href=mailto:karen.jordan@louisville.edukaren.jordan@louisville.edu/a.

Academic Credit for Summer Fall Externships

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:21
Pre-registration remains open for externships for the summer and fall 2015 semesters.  Externships allow students to earn academic credit for time spent observing and performing legal work at various placement sites away from the law school.  Externships allow students to (1) develop lawyering skills and professional identity while working as part of a team of legal providers serving real clients; (2) network with lawyers and judges in the community; (3) learn new law, or reinforce understanding of legal concepts learned in the classroom; (4) learn about specific practice settings, including how lawyers balance expectations and tensions; and (5) assess possible career paths.br /br /The law school has arranged externships at many and varied placement sites, each offering unique learning opportunities for students.  Amount of academic credit varies, but for each hour of credit earned students ordinarily are expected to devote 56 hours per semester to field work.  Students ordinarily should have blocks of 3-4 hours at a time for field work.  For fall 2015, the course schedule has been designed so that Tuesday afternoons should be available for most students for part of their externship work.  For more information, review the course schedule and see the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION.”  Pre-registration forms are available from TWEN, and outside rooms 216 and 287.

Kentucky Innocence Project in 2015-2016

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:19
Pre-registration remains open for the KIP course for 2015-16.  Any student in good academic standing who has completed the 1L curriculum is eligible to participate.  The course is taught by an attorney and an investigator with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.  Students work in teams to explore whether KIP clients have a basis for exoneration or other post-conviction relief, and learn fundamental investigative and case management skills that are relevant and helpful to any practice setting.  Teams are expected to locate, gather, and examine information relevant to the process that led to a client’s conviction (e.g., courthouse files, trial attorney notes and materials, etc.): to explore potential arguments supporting a claim for relief; and to engage in investigatory work that might bring to light supporting evidence.  The work will include client and witness interviews, and may involve drafting motions and accompanying arguments.  The externship includes a classroom component, and requires enrollment in both fall and spring semesters.  For more information, please see the TWEN course titled “Kentucky Innocence Project INFORMATION.”  Pre-registration forms are available from TWEN, and outside rooms 216 and 287.

Admitted Students Day ‘well exceeds’ expectations

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:08
pAnother Admitted Students Day is in the books for Brandeis School of Law. The event was held on Saturday and “well exceeded” Assistant Dean for Admissions Henry Cantu’s expectations./pp“It was the most well attended Admitted Students Day we’ve had in at least three years. The evaluations across the board were very positive,” Cantu said./ppThis year’s event included 53 attendees, compared to 41 attendees last year and 35 attendees in 2013. /ppDean Cantu attributes the jump to getting the word out about the event as well as all of the planning that went into the event by the admissions team.  /pp“When we’re on the road or talking to prospective students, we always encourage them to visit,” he said. “We can refer them to a website or a brochure, but it’s when they’re here when they truly see what we have to offer. Our school and city sell themselves.”/ppbPositive feedback/b/ppDean Cantu added that the student and faculty participation helped with that sale by being available and conveying a sense of community. Guests were able to interact with faculty and current students over lunch and throughout the day. /ppFeedback from the event reflected this effort. Said one attendee, “Faculty and deans made an effort to be involved and meet people throughout the day – they didn’t just make a speech at the beginning and then disappear.” /ppAdditional feedback included:/pulli“You did a great job making me more interested in your university, not only through the impressive accolades of Brandeis, but also how open armed and comfortable the entire staff made me feel. Your staff and environment made me feel so at home.”/lili“Brandeis really impressed me with their actual community and potential educational outreach opportunities.” /lili“My parents and I visited Brandeis this weekend for the admitted student open house and were very impressed with the school, faculty, city, and opportunities upon graduation.”/lili“Extremely friendly students and faculty.”/lili“The student ambassadors – they were the best!”/lili“I liked the enthusiasm and variety in the student panel.”/lili“I liked the genuine participation and enthusiasm from faculty.”/li/ulpDean Susan Duncan said Admitted Students Day is one of her favorite events of the year. /pp“This weekend I was incredibly impressed by the caliber of students we admitted,” she said. “Their diverse backgrounds and experiences will produce an excellent 1L class.  I look forward to welcoming this talented group of students to the Brandeis family in August.”br /br /!--[if gte mso 9]xml o:OfficeDocumentSettings 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National Library Workers Day

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:25
pimg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/jmoore-btn.jpg align=left border=10 hspace=10 //pp Congratulations to a href=http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/11595Janissa Moore/a, the Law Library's Circulation Manager, for her inclusion in thea href=http://ala-apa.org/nlwd/ 2015 National Library Workers Day Galaxy of Stars/a! Janissa Moore has been employed by the University of Louisville for 19 years. /pp Kudos too to the rest of a href=http://louisville.edu/law/library/about/faculty-and-staff-directorylaw library's staff/a: Jodi Duce, David Minton, Jill Sadowski, and Jerome Neukirch, who are very much appreciated for all the work they do throughout the year!/p

Professor Powell named Dean for Research for 2016

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:24
pBrandeis School of Law Dean Susan Duncan has announced that Professor Cedric Powell has agreed to be the Dean for Research next year. /pp“Professor Powell's reputation nationally as an excellent scholar and his mentoring experience makes him a great choice,” said Dean Duncan./ppProfessor Powell has been a lead primary commentator/panelist for the annual John Mercer Langston Black Male Faculty Writing Workshops, and has also spearheaded the Charles Parrish Brother-to-Brother Initiative on campus, which helps recruit, retain and promote African American male staff, faculty and administrators./ppDean Duncan will work with Professor Powell to bring speakers to the law school on a variety of topics. Professor Powell succeeds Professor John Cross in this role. /p

Legal Aid Society sets Brush, Bottle and Barrel of the Bluegrass event

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:21
pThe Legal Aid Society’s Brush, Bottle and Barrel of the Bluegrass will be held on April 24, from 5:30 to 8:30 at Louisville Collegiate School.  All proceeds of this annual event benefit the Legal Aid Society’s mission of “pursuing justice for people in poverty.” /ppBrandeis School of Law has a connection with the Legal Aid Society through our Brandeis Fellows, the LAS externship, public service placements, and the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Internship in Public Service, which is annually awarded to one of our students. /ppThe Brush, Bottle and Barrel is an evening of sampling Kentucky bourbons, wines and beers and food from local restaurants.  In addition there will be a silent auction featuring vacation getaways, sporting events tickets, airline tickets and more.  The BBB also functions as the preview party for the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair.  You can purchase art objects before the Fair opens to the public on Saturday.br //p

Professor McNeal quoted in SF Chronicle about South Carolina police shooting

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:19
pProfessor Laura McNeal was quoted in an article that appeared in the a href=http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Video-of-police-shooting-isn-t-a-lock-for-6192672.php target=_blankSan Francisco Chronicle/a over the weekend, headlined “Video of police shooting isn’t a lock for criminal conviction.”/ppThe article examines the North Charleston, South Carolina, incident on April 4 in which Police Office Michael T. Slager shot and killed Walter L. Scott while he fled from a traffic stop. Video of the incident was caught on a bystander’s cell phone and showed Slager firing off eight shots, four of which hit Scott in the back./ppSlager, 33, has been arrested and charged with murder./ppThe San Francisco Chronicle article questions if video evidence is enough to convict Slager, pointing to previous incidents caught on video that did not yield such results, including last year’s fatal chokehold that killed Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, and the Rodney King case from 1991./ppIn the latter case, police officers testified that they were defending themselves from an aggressive King. Professor McNeal said that angle is unlikely to be used in the South Carolina case because Scott didn’t appear to pose a threat and was also unarmed./pp“I’d be hard-pressed to find a jury that would not convict this officer of murder,” McNeal told the publication, adding that a jury might conclude that Slager didn’t have time to plan the killing and convict him of second-degree murder instead of premeditated first-degree murder./p

Paws for the Law - This Wednesday!!

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 16:58
We are currently scheduled to have at least 8 dogs here on Wednesday!!  Everyone needs some puppy love before finals.  Stop by the first floor lounge starting at about 11 am to say hi, get a lick or give a hug!!

Academic Credit for Summer Judicial Externships

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:35
Students in good academic standing and who have completed the 1L curriculum may earn academic credit for a summer judicial externship.  Judicial Externships provide students with many opportunities not available in a classroom: observing lawyers, judges, and other members of the justice system at work; developing research and writing skills, and applying doctrine learned in law school; assessing the skills and styles of attorneys and judges; analyzing the effectiveness of the legal system; and networking and developing as a member of the legal profession.  To earn two credit hours, students must devote 104 hours to externship field work (generally 16 hours per week for 6.5 weeks).  The time is spent observing courtroom proceedings, discussing issues with the supervising judge or court personnel, or worrking on research and writing projects.  Students may arrange an externship with any judge.  For more information, contact Professor Karen Jordan at a href=mailto:karen.jordan@louisville.edukaren.jordan@louisville.edu/a.

Academic Credit for Summer Fall Externships

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:27
Pre-registration remains open for externships for the summer and fall 2015 semesters.  Externships allow students to earn academic credit for time spent observing and performing legal work at various placement sites away from the law school.  Externships allow students to (1) develop lawyering skills and professional identity while working as part of a team of legal providers serving real clients; (2) network with lawyers and judges in the community; (3) learn new law, or reinforce understanding of legal concepts learned in the classroom; (4) learn about specific practice settings, including how lawyers balance expectations and tensions; and (5) assess possible career paths.br /br /The law school has arranged externships at many and varied placement sites, each offering unique learning opportunities for students.  Amount of academic credit varies, but for each hour of credit earned students ordinarily are expected to devote 56 hours per semester to field work.  Students ordinarily should have blocks of 3-4 hours at a time for field work.  For fall 2015, the course schedule has been designed so that Tuesday afternoons should be available for most students for part of their externship work.  For more information, review the course schedule and see the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION.”  Pre-registration forms are available from TWEN, and outside rooms 216 and 287.

Kentucky Innocence Project in 2015-2016

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:25
Pre-registration remains open for the KIP course for 2015-16.  Any student in good academic standing who has completed the 1L curriculum is eligible to participate.  The course is taught by an attorney and an investigator with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.  Students work in teams to explore whether KIP clients have a basis for exoneration or other post-conviction relief, and learn fundamental investigative and case management skills that are relevant and helpful to any practice setting.  Teams are expected to locate, gather, and examine information relevant to the process that led to a client’s conviction (e.g., courthouse files, trial attorney notes and materials, etc.): to explore potential arguments supporting a claim for relief; and to engage in investigatory work that might bring to light supporting evidence.  The work will include client and witness interviews, and may involve drafting motions and accompanying arguments.  The externship includes a classroom component, and requires enrollment in both fall and spring semesters.  For more information, please see the TWEN course titled “Kentucky Innocence Project INFORMATION.”  Pre-registration forms are available from TWEN, and outside rooms 216 and 287.

Recent Bar Publications

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 21:04
pHere's a roundup of recent law school related news from the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations.br /br /Highlights from the LBA's April 2015 iBar Briefs/i:/pulliDean Susan Duncan's April column features quot;The Brandeis Connection to SCOTUS' Same-Sex Marriage Decisionquot; and quot;Brandeis Students Gain 'Real Life' Experiences Through College of Business Partnershipquot; (pages 6 amp; 9)./liliProfessor Kurt Metzmeier writes about quot;Homing in on the Home-Rule Rules: Researching Kentucky Municipal and County Lawquot; (page 17)/li/ulHighlights from the LBA's March 2015 iBar Briefs/i: br /ulliquot;Behind the Bench: Judge Jennifer H. Leibson, Jefferson District Court, Division 5quot; features Professor Leibson's daughter (page 4)./liliProfessors Mark Rothstein, JoAnne Sweeny, and Russ Weaver are spotlighted in quot;Technology and Privacy - 50 years after Griswold v Connecticutquot; for their work on privacy issues (page 6)./liliThe Dean's column also includes, quot;Laboratory for Democracy and Citizenship and the 2015 Brandeis Medal Recipientquot; (page 6). /li/ulHighlights from the LBA's February 2015 iBar Briefs/i:br /ulliIn her monthly column, Dean Duncan reports about the Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit and announces that Arthur Miller has been named the 2015 Brandeis Medalist. Lastly, Professors Laura McNeal and Cedric Powell are spotlighted in quot;Brandeis Professors Add to Ferguson Discussionquot; (page 6)./liliPhotos of the Louisville Law School community are featured in quot;Bench amp; Bar Socialquot; (pages 12-13)./liliquot;Diversity and Disability Discrimination: Impact on the Legal Professionquot; by Professor Laura Rothstein (pages 18-19)/li/ulHighlights from the Kentucky Bar Association's March 2015i Bench amp; Bar/i (Vol 79, No 2):br /ulliquot;Batson v. Kentucky: A Retrospectivequot; by Professor Justin Walker (pages 10-13)/liliquot;Young Lawyers Called to Public Servicequot; may be of interest to Louisville Law students (pages 18-21)./liliquot;Data Breach and the Kentucky Lawyerquot; by Professor Michael Losavio, UofL Justice Administration/liliThe bi-monthly UofL column features an introduction to two incoming Louisville Law faculty, Goldburn P. Maynard and Justin Walker. Also included is an announcement about Daniel Cameron, '11, being named Senator McConnell's Legal Counsel (pages 49-50)./liliSeveral graduates are featured in quot;On the Movequot; (pages 70-77)./liliRobert Franklin Cooper Jr., '38, is honored quot;In Memoriamquot;. He lived to be 101 years old  (page 78)./li/ulBoth publications are available at the Law Library.  

Lost and Found Inventory April 2015

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 15:55
Please claim items in the Law Resource Center, Room 272.

Academic Credit for Summer Judicial Externships

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 15:29
Students in good academic standing and who have completed the 1L curriculum may earn academic credit for a summer judicial externship.  Judicial Externships provide students with many opportunities not available in a classroom: observing lawyers, judges, and other members of the justice system at work; developing research and writing skills, and applying doctrine learned in law school; assessing the skills and styles of attorneys and judges; analyzing the effectiveness of the legal system; and networking and developing as a member of the legal profession.  To earn two credit hours, students must devote 104 hours to externship field work (generally 16 hours per week for 6.5 weeks).  The time is spent observing courtroom proceedings, discussing issues with the supervising judge or court personnel, or worrking on research and writing projects.  Students may arrange an externship with any judge.  For more information, contact Professor Karen Jordan at a href=mailto:karen.jordan@louisville.edukaren.jordan@louisville.edu/a.