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Donate to the Mark Stanziano Criminal Law Moot Court Fund

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

Law Library Closed July 4th

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

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

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

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

Officers

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

/ppubAt-Large Directors

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

Ex-Officio Directors (non-voting members)

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

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

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

University of Louisville Law Review Rankings Soar

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

Employee Spotlight: Bailey Schrupp

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

Spring Bar Publications

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

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 4

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 11:07
div class=content div class=content pspan style=font-size: smallThe latest issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features articles covering timely issues in healthcare, human rights, family law and legal education./span/pullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2442994iIntestate Inheritance and Stepparent Adoption: A Reappraisal/i /aby Jim Jones/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2445533iCreating a More Dangerous Branch: How the United Kingdom's Human Rights Act Has Empowered the Judiciary and Changed the Way the British Government Creates Law/i /aby JoAnne Sweeny/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2322946iDisability Discrimination Law: The Impact on Legal Education and the Legal Profession/i/a by Laura Rothstein/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2436561iThe Latest Challenge to Health Privacy: Health Care Consolidation/i/a by Mark Rothstein /span/li/ulpspan style=font-size: small More information about the RPS:/span/pullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://www.ssrn.com/link/U-Louisville-LEG.htmlBrowse /a/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=U-Louisville-LEGSubscribe/a/span/li/ul /div /div

Rising 3L Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 14:01
Michael Hasty's article, quot;a href=http://www.michbar.org/environmental/pdfs/spring2014.pdfStill Searching for Kennedy's Significant Nexus/a,quot; was published in the Spring issue of the iMichigan Environmental Law Journal/i (Vol. 32, No. 3, Spring 2014, Issue 95, pages 11-21). His article addresses the implications of Justice Kennedy's “man-in-the-middle” opinion in the 4-1-4 Rapanos case concerning federal regulatory jurisdiction over various types of wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Rapanos and Justice Kennedy's concurrence are regarded as among the most important developments in environmental law, water resources management, and federalism in the U.S. during the past two decades.  br / br /Mr. Hasty is a part-time law student and works as a Regulatory Specialist implementing Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the District office located in Louisville. He tells how the Army Corps of Engineers and lower courts have applied Justice Kennedy’s “significant nexus” test in deciding what qualifies as a “water of the United States.” Mr. Hasty also provides some early analysis of the Corps’ and EPA’s proposed rule defining “waters of the United States,” published in the iFederal Register/i on April 21, 2014, as a response to Chief Justice Roberts’s invitation to do so.

SPRING 2014 CLASS RANKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM STUDENT RECORDS

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:58
pspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: smallLaw students may request their class rank strong(1) /strongin person; or strong(2) /strongby sending an e-mail to Barbara Thompson using theirstrong luouisville.edu/u/strong e-mail address. strongClass ranks will not be given over the phone.  /strongIf you wish to obtain your class rank in person, please stop by Student Records (Rm. 217).  If you wish to request your class rank via e-mail, please send your request to /span/spana href=mailto:barbara.thompson@louisville.eduspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: smallbarbara.thompson@louisville.edu/span/span/aspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: small.  strongDO NOT send an e-mail using a personal e-mail address.  /strongYou must use yourstrong louisville.edu/strong e-mail address./span/span/span/ppnbsp;/ppspan style=font-size: small/span /ppspan style=font-size: small/span /p

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR A SUMMER DEGREE - JUNE 11

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:55
pspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: smallspan style=font-size: mediumIf you are planning to graduate this summer, you must complete a degree application on ULink..  The last day to apply for a summer degree is Wednesday, June 11./span/span  /span/ppnbsp;/p

Law Resource Center (LRC) Summer Hours

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:34
pPlease be advised that the LRC summer hours will be Monday - Thursday from 8:00 - 4:30 and Friday 8:00 - 4:00.  If you need to come by the LRC, please make sure to stop by during these hours.  /ppThe new hours are effective today, June 2, 2014 and will return to normal hours on Monday, August 4, 2014. /ppAs a reminder, the normal LRC hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 5:30 and Friday 8:00 - 4:00. /ppnbsp;/ppThank you /p

Law Library Faculty Staff Honored

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:45
p align=centera href=https://www.flickr.com/photos/uofl/sets/72157644794138764/img src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/2014facultyawards.jpg //a /ppOn May 19, faculty members were recognized for their service to the University of Louisville with an awards ceremony at the University Club. Public Services Librarian, a href=/faculty/robin_harrisRobin Harris/a, was honored for 30 years of service and  Law Library Director, a href=/faculty/david_ensignDavid Ensign/a, was honored for 25 years of service.  /ppFull Story: a href=http://louisville.edu/uofltoday/campus-news/faculty-service-awards-add-up-to-more-than-1-700-years-of-servicequot;Faculty Service Awards add up to more than 1,700 years of servicequot;/a (iUofL Today/i, May 27, 2014) /ppIn other news, Library Assistant, Marcus Walker, recently received a Masters in Library Science from the University of Kentucky and Circulation Assistant, Jerome Neukirch, was named the law school's Employee of the Month for April 2014. /ppnbsp;/p

Brandeis School of Law seeks Director of Academic Success

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:15
uspan style=font-size: smallba href=http://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?jobcode=175898773Apply here/a/b/span/u

Library Closed Memorial Day

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 19:28
!--[if gte mso 9]xml o:OfficeDocumentSettings o:AllowPNG/ /o:OfficeDocumentSettings /xml![endif]-- p class=MsoNormalThe Law Library will be closed Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day and will re-open at 8 AM on Tuesday. a href=http://www.law.louisville.edu/library/about/hours/a/pp class=MsoNormalnbsp;/pul 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

Trademark Registration Course Fall 2014

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:08
The Trademark Registration course scheduled for fall 2014 will be cancelled on June 2 due to low enrollment unless at least five students register for the course before June 2. Only students enrolled in Trademark Law are eligible to enroll in Trademark Registration.  Contact Dean Nowka or Professor Lars Smith if you have any questions.

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 3

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:38
div class=content pThe latest issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features publications from Professors Campbell, Lebron, Sweeny and Weaver./pullia href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2434221iSexting and Freedom of Expression: A Comparative Approach/i/a by JoAnne Sweeny/lilia href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1755689iFor Better and For Better: The Case for Abolishing Civil Marriage/i/a by Anibal Rosario Lebron/lilia href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2434225iDemocracy v. Concentrated Wealth: In Search of a Louis D. Brandeis Quote/i/a by Peter Scott Campbell/lilia href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2434229iAdministrative Searches, Technology and Personal Privacy/i/a by Russell L. Weaver /li/ulp More 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 /div

Susan Duncan Appointed To Three Year Term as Dean

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 10:58
pProvost Shirley Willihnganz announced on May 8 that Susan Duncan would be appointed for an additional three years term as Interim Dean.  During the previous two years in which Susan Duncan has served in that role, she has accomplished a great deal and this continued appointment provides the opportunity to continue to place the Brandeis School of Law in a strong position.  Her accomplishments are in the areas of fundraising, connections with alumni/ae, physical plant updates, attention to diversity, staff support, and developing a strategic plan.  Dean Duncan joined the law school faculty in 1999 and is a 1991 graduate of the law school herself.  In accepting the appointment, Dean Duncan stated that, “Serving as the dean for the past two years has been an honor and a privilege.  I thank the President, the Provost, and the law school faculty and staff for their faith in me and look forward to working with all of them on advancing our school.  The strategic plan sets forth a vision that is very exciting.  I know our alumni and friends will help us execute this plan allowing our school to reach new heights.”/ppa href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/deanduncan-appointment.pdfClick here to read the full story.  /a/p