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p class=p1On August 19span class=s1supth /sup/spanDavid Herzig, the Petrilli Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, presented iCoasean Approach on Inbound Real Estate Investment/i, at the University of Chicago Junior Faculty Workshop./p
p class=p1Assistant Professor of Law Jamie Abrams has been named the recipient of this year’s university-wide Presidential Exemplary University Multicultural Teaching Award, sponsored by the University of Louisville’s Diversity Programming Committee of Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality. Previous winners of the award include fellow Brandeis School of Law professors Enid Trucios-Haynes and Cedric Powell. /pp class=p1The intent of this teaching award is to affirm, value, honor, and recognize members of the university teaching staff (full- or part-time; undergraduate, graduate and/or professional) who integrate multicultural and global perspectives into their scholarship, teaching practices, curriculum, and research. /pp class=p1Professor Abrams, who has served as an assistant professor at the law school since 2012, was nominated for the award by Dean Susan Duncan, who had personally observed Professor Abrams’ teaching style. Her nomination provided information on the ways in which she incorporates multicultural perspectives into her classroom and scholarship./pp class=p1Professor Abrams regularly teaches torts, domestic relations, legislation, and a seminar on women and the law; despite the diverse array of topics she teaches, Professor Abrams said that she has, at least, one common goal among all of these classes: “My goal is not just to teach what the law is in a value-neutral, abstract way, but also to push students to think harder about who actually wins and loses based on what the legal rule or standard is…I want to make sure that we pause and reflect on who’s left out of the standard that we just selected and studied.”/pp class=p1This way of thinking is sometimes particularly challenging for students who “often approach the law with a sense of reverence and a really high regard for the study of law, which almost creates a built-in bias because you believe what you’re learning ihas/i to be the right way…or that diversity is merely a tangent in the casebook, which is not the case,” said Abrams. /pp class=p1According to Professor Abrams, a straightforward example of the application of her multicultural perspective teaching style can be seen in her domestic relations class, where much of the law is framed around the institution of marriage. From a multicultural perspective, notes Professor Abrams, this framing can be problematic as the institution of marriage explicitly excludes whole members of the population, whereas other people simply choose to opt out of marriage, thereby privileging certain families based upon marriage, and consequently privileging certain families because of class, race, sexual orientation, or other characteristics. /pp class=p1Similarly, when producing her scholarship, Professor Abrams seeks to try out her ideas in workshops in diverse and interdisciplinary settings, immerse herself into the legal context in which she is trying to better understand, and challenge herself to analyze whatever legal issues she is writing about from a variety of different “lenses” rather than starting with a basic assumption about how a law or laws apply to different groups of people. /pp class=p1In fact, this penchant for challenging widely-held assumptions in the practice and study of law likewise served as the basis for Professor Abrams’ forthcoming scholarly piece in 2015, where she argues for reframing the Socratic method at law schools—a method that “disincentivizes inclusion and diverse perspectives” by its inherent nature—and replacing this traditional method with a client-focused approach, where students can think of how a particular precedent would affect one of their clients. /pp class=p1nbsp;/pp class=p1Receiving the award has already affected Professor Abrams: she has been further motivated to continue to incorporate and learn new multicultural perspectives in her teaching and work with the support of her colleagues and mentors in the university community. /p
Professor Giesel's Contracts course and Professor Abrams Torts course are switching rooms beginning August 20. Professor Giesel's Contracts course moves to room 175 and Professor Abrams' Torts course moves to room LL 80.
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Corporate Tax is taught this semester on Monday/Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:15. It will not be offered in spring 2015. It is a vaulable course if you intend to practice transactional law. Professor Lewis has agreed to teach the course even if enrollment is less than five students.
pGearing up for Spring 2015 and planning your classes? Consider this opportunity./ppHow about celebrating spring break of the Spring 2015 semester with service work in Belize? Learn more about this opportunity at UofL’s International Service Learning Program (ISLP) website a href=http://louisville.edu/islp/http://louisville.edu/islp//a. Law is one of several participating disciplines. The Law team lead by Dean Susan Duncan will develop restorative justice programs and work in schools and communities outside Dangriga. You can find out about past projects, see photos, and read about the work on the ISLP website. The service is rewarding and the memories last a lifetime! Plus, you’ll earn three hours of academic credit and build useful skills. /ppThe priority deadline for the March 2015 trip is coming up soon on September 29th. Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered if space is available. Encourage your friends to apply along with you! Contact Dr. Joy Hart (a href=mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org@louisville.edu/a) or Dr. Kandi Walker (a href=mailto:email@example.com@louisville.edu/a) if you have questions./p
Professor Sweeny's BLS section 32 will meet in room LL 60. Professor Rosario Lebron's BLS section 42 will meet in room LL 71 and BLS section 41 will meet in room 275.
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
strongFriday, August 22, 2014 (by 10:00 p.m.) br //strong strongt/stronghe last day to add a class, br / strongt/stronghe last day to change a class to an audit, br / strong t/stronghe last day to receive 100% tuition reduction after withdrawing from a class emand br //em strongh/strongave the W removed from your transcript after withdrawing from a class
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pFall Law Library Hours in Microsoft Word attached. /ppPlease note that in addition Labor Day (span style=font-size: 9pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'September 1)/span, the Law Library is closed on span style=font-size: 9pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'Sunday, August 24, due to traffic issues caused by the annual Iron Man triathalon. /span /ppnbsp;/p
p class=p1The Leadership Louisville Center has selected the Leadership Louisville Class of 2015 — the 36span class=s1supth/sup/span class of the Center’s signature program for established community leaders. Since 1979, Leadership Louisville has ensured that the community’s most influential and esteemed leaders are knowledgeable about issues, well-networked and passionate about the success of the region. These talented leaders will spend ten months going on exclusive tours and having hands-on experiences, all with area leaders who take on our community’s biggest challenges every day. Armed with new knowledge, connections and perspectives, Leadership Louisville graduates are prepared to take their places as effective community leaders. /p p class=p1The Leadership Louisvilleb /bprogramb /bwill begin in August 2014 and run through May 2015. The sixty members of the bLeadership Louisville Class of 2015 /bare: b(/ba href=http://www.leadershiplouisville.org/leadership-louisville/leadership-louisville-class-of-2015/View photo roster/ab)/b/p p class=p2bPatrick Armstrong/b, Kentucky Derby Festival; bDuane Battcher/b, Donan; bCleo Battle/b, Louisville Convention amp; Visitors Bureau; bBrian Bingham/b, Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District; bRegina Blake/b, Zelkova Strategic Partners; bJohn Brown/b, PNC Bank; bSteve Bryant/b, RunSwitch PR; bNeil Budde/b, The Courier-Journal; bDivya Cantor, M.D./b, Wellpoint; bLisa Causarano/b, Junior League of Louisville; bJason Clark/b, VIA Studio; bRobert Couch, M.D./b, Greater Louisville Medical Society; bJennie Jean Davidson/b, Better Together Strategies, LLC;/p p class=p3nbsp;/p p class=p2bSundeep Dronawat, Ph.D./b, POS on CLOUD; bSusan Duncan/b, University of Louisville; bMaggie Elder/b, Metro United Way; bMeredith Erickson/b, The Norton Foundation, Inc.; bMark Farmer/b, Wyatt, Tarrant amp; Combs, LLP; bMarjorie Farris/b, Stites amp; Harbison, PLLC; bBilly Fowler/b, The Benefits Firm; bJames Frazier, M.D./b, Norton Healthcare; bDawne Gee/b, WAVE 3; bRob Givens/b, RPG Consulting; bAnkur Gopal/b, Interapt; bBert Griffin/b, Spalding University; bMark Grindstaff/b, Brown-Forman Corporation; bJason Groneck/b, GBBN Architects; bMike Guyer-Wood/b, Muhammad Ali Center; bBethany Heckel/b, Kosair Charities; bDewey Hensley, Ph.D./b, Jefferson County Public Schools; bCara Hicks/b, Louisville Ballet;/p p class=p3nbsp;/p p class=p2bTony Holland/b, Poe Companies; bStephen Houston/b, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC; bMaria Hughes/b, Humana, Inc.; bPattie Imperial/b, Fifth Third Bank; bKevin Joynt/b, CPA, Deloitte; bJackie Keating/b, Dare to Care Food Bank; bCharles Keckler/b, Baptist Healthcare System, Inc.; bAdam Kempf/b, Norton Healthcare; bChristine Koenig/b, CPA, DMLO; bPeter Kremer/b, Bellarmine University; bBrian Long/b, DuPont; bKathy Minx/b, Humana, Inc.; bTim Newton/b, Papa John's International; bSteve Phillips/b, LGamp;E and KU Energy LLC; bTyra Redus/b, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; bJanet Reilly/b, US Bank;/p p class=p3nbsp;/p p class=p2bSadiqa Reynolds/b, Louisville Metro Government; bChris Robinson/b, Frost Brown Todd LLC; bRick Smith/b, KentuckyOne Health; bChristie Spencer/b, Passport Health Plan; bSteve Stragand/b, Messer Construction Co.; bJason Stuecker/b, Forcht Bank; bGary Tyler/b, Louisville Business First; bThomas Wheatley/b, Woodmen of the World; bJaleigh White/b, Hilliard Lyons; bScott Williamson/b, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary; bThomas Wobbe/b, The Underwriters Group; bJulie Wood/b, GE Appliances; and bJason Zachariah/b, Kindred Healthcare, Inc./p p class=p2bAbout the Leadership Louisville Center:/b/p p class=p2Created in 1979, the Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. Its mission is to grow and connect a diverse network of leaders who serve as catalysts for a world-class community through dynamic programming and strong community connections. Over 6,000 community leaders have graduated from the Center’s programs that include Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville and Bingham Fellows. In 2011, the Leadership Louisville Center was recognized as one of the top seven community leadership programs in the U.S. in a benchmark study by the Center for Creative Leadership, the “gold standard” global provider of executive leadership education and research.b /b/p
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
pTori Murden McClure is the president of Spalding University, in Louisville, Kentucky. Spalding University offers twenty-seven degree programs at the bachelor, master, and doctoral level, to more than 2,000 students. From 2004 through 2009 she served as the vice president of external relations, enrollment management, and student affairs at Spalding University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College, a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, and her juris doctor from the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. In 2005, she earned her master of fine arts in writing from Spalding University. Her non-fiction book, A Pearl in the Storm, was published by Harper-Collins in 2009. /ppbr /A passionate world adventurer and humanitarian, Ms. McClure is best known as the first woman and first American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was also the first woman and first American to travel over land to the geographic South Pole. An avid mountaineer, Ms. McClure has climbed on several continents. She is a fully certified emergency medical technician in both urban and wilderness areas, and is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), where she currently serves as the chair of the board of trustees./p
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:firstname.lastname@example.org@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:email@example.com@louisville.edu/a, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014. /p
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
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
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
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:firstname.lastname@example.org@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
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