Faculty News

Professor Powell Continues Dialogue on Ferguson and Protesters

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 13:47
p class=p1Professor Cedric Merlin Powell suggests the flawed justice system needs to be part of the discussion in understanding why people are protesting./p p class=p2span class=s1a href=http://www.kentucky.com/2014/12/09/3583421/cedric-merlin-powell-dont-blame.html?sp=/99/349/http://www.kentucky.com/2014/12/09/3583421/cedric-merlin-powell-dont-blame.html?sp=/99/349//a/span/p

Professor Laura McNeal Leads Guest Segment on C-Span's Washington Journal

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 09:44
a href=https://twitter.com/lauramcnealProfessor McNeal/a was lead guest segment on C-Span's Washington Journal on Dec 7th to discuss police training techniques and the President's proposals on policing reform. a href=http://www.c-span.org/video/?323103-3/washington-journal-laura-mcneal-police-interaction-youthWatch here./a

Professor Lars Smith Gives Talk in Australia

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:03
p class=p1Lars Smith, Stallings Professor of Law, gave a talk in November at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. The interdisciplinary conference that brings together scholars interested in Legal, Managerial, and Economic aspects of innovation was the forum for his presentation on quot;Legal Regulation of Bitcoins.quot;/p

Boehl Professor Tony Arnold speaks on Sustainable Communities

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:32
Professor Tony Arnold gave the keynote address to the HUD/EPA/NADO Sustainable Communities Workshop on Water and Community Economic Development on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, in Wichita, KS. The workshop was attended by government officials and community planners from throughout the U.S. and is part of a major grant initiative by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assist local and regional communities build their sustainability. Professor Arnold directs the Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility, which is doing cutting-edge research on how to develop the resilience and adaptive capacity of local communities to threats to water resources. He spoke on quot;Investing in Resilient Communities.quot;

All Day Fundraiser for the Harlan Scholars at Señor Iguanas!

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 11:59
p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifTreat yourself and give a little! Join the Harlan Scholars and /spanspan style=font-size: 11pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifSeñor/spanspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif Iguanas on Thursday, December 4, 2014o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-seriffrom 11 AM – 10 PM for a day of eating and giving. When you eat at /spanspan style=font-size: 11pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifSeñor/spanspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif Iguanas and mention giving to the Harlan Scholars, 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Harlan Scholar Program @ UofL. o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif /span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifThe Harlan Scholars Program is designed for select undergraduates @ UofL interested in careers in the law. Members are regularly invited to our law school, where they have opportunities to interact and network with current law students, law faculty, and members of the Louisville legal community. Your participation will help continue to grow the program. The Harlan Scholars Program is a Guaranteed Entrance Program.o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifFor more information about the Harlan Scholars, please visit: a href=http://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/gep/harlanhttp://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/gep/harlan/ao:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifFor more information about the fundraiser, please contact Marianna Michael, President of the Harlan Scholars, at a href=mailto:marianna.michael@louisville.edumarianna.michael@louisville.edu/ao:p/o:p/span/p

All Day Fundraiser for the Harlan Scholars at Señor Iguanas!

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 14:36
divTreat yourself and give a little! Join the Harlan Scholars and span style=font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifSeñor/span Iguanas on Thursday, December 4, 2014/divdivfrom 11 AM – 10 PM for a day of eating and giving. When you eat at span style=font-size: 11pt; line-height: 16.8666667938232px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifSeñor/span Iguanas and mention giving to the Harlan Scholars, 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Harlan Scholar Program @ UofL. /divdivbr //divdivThe Harlan Scholars Program is designed for select undergraduates @ UofL interested in careers in the law. Members are regularly invited to our law school, where they have opportunities to interact and network with current law students, law faculty, and members of the Louisville legal community. Your participation will help continue to grow the program. The Harlan Scholars Program is a Guaranteed Entrance Program./divdiv /divdivFor more information about the Harlan Scholars, please visit: http://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/gep/harlan/divdiv /divdivFor more information about the fundraiser, please contact Marianna Michael, President of the Harlan Scholars, at marianna.michael@louisville.edu/divdiv /div

Professor Russ Weaver Invited to Be Scholar-In-Residence for WL Cybersurveillance Symposium in January

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:01
p class=p1span class=s1In an effort to  engage many different parts of the university in the discussion on cybersurveillance, cyber security, and national security, Professor Russ Weaver has been invited to spend an additional day at Washington amp; Lee to serve as a scholar-in-residenceb./b Extended to only one of the symposium participants, as a scholar-in-residence at W amp; L, Professor Weaver will contribute to the academic life by participating in the symposium, a class in the Law School and a classes on the undergraduate side. Congratulations to Professor Weaver on this honor!/span/p

Professor Trucios-Haynes Weighs In on Constitutionality of Immigration Executive Order

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:54
p class=p1span class=s1Professor Trucios-Haynes joined 134 immigration professors and scholars who declared on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 that President Barack Obama's Executive Order providing temporary immigration relief from deportation to several million noncitizens in the United States is constitutional and within his administrative powers. /span/p p class=p2span class=s1 /span/p p class=p3span class=s2This was reported by a href=http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IMMIGRATION_SCHOLARS?SITE=APamp;SECTION=HOMEamp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULTamp;CTIME=2014-11-25-08-06-46bAP/b/a, ba href=http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/legal-scholars-obamas-immigration-actions-lawful/2014/11/25/1d116fa4-74a4-11e4-8893-97bf0c02cc5f_story.htmlThe Washington Post/a /band ba href=http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/11/25/us/politics/ap-us-immigration-scholars.html?ref=politicsNew York Times/a /b/span/p p class=p2nbsp;/p

Brandeis Professors Discuss Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:33
p class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifProfessors Cedric Merlin Powell and Laura McNeal spoke to media recently about the Ferguson grand jury decision. See their comments:/pp class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifa href=http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/11/24/ferguson-support-rally-planned-louisville-tuesday/70068514/bProfessor Powell/b/a/p p class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifa href=http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/how-wilson-could-have-de-escalated-the-conflict-363932227732bProfessor McNeal/b/a/pp class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifnbsp;/pp class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifimg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/LauraMcNeal2.png style=font-family: helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small / /p

Three Law Faculty Members Recognized By Louisville Bar Organizations for Community Engagement in 2014

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 17:02
p class=p1b /bOn three occasions during 2014, Louisville Bar organizations recognized members of the law faculty for their service and contributions to the legal profession in Louisville.  On February 25, Professor Cedric Merlin Powell, received the Louisville Bar Association’s annual Trailblazer Award, given each year during Black History Month at the Bar Association. On October 2, Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes received the Lee A. Webb Award during the Louisville Bar Association Hispanic Heritage month program. On November 13, Professor Grace Giesel received the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County Achievement in Excellence (Lifetime Achievement) Award. Ordinarily these awards are given to judges or members of the practicing bar. Having these three awards given to members of the Brandeis School of Law faculty demonstrates that the law school does not exist in an “ivory tower.” This recognition reflects the many contributions law school faculty members make to the Louisville legal community./p

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 6

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 14:42
div class=contentspan style=font-size: smallThe sixth and final issue of our SSRN Research Paper series this year features articles covering issues in healthcare, environmental law, and legal education.br //span/divdiv class=contentullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2436627iAdaptive Water Law/i/a by Tony Anthony /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2412951iThe Attorney-Client Relationship In the Age of Technology/i/a by Grace Giesel /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2443005iRoads and Schools: Parallel Paths in the Government Role to Education for Students with Disabilities/i/a by Laura Rothstein /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2443932iPromoting Public Health in Health Care Facilities/i/a by Mark Rothstein /span/li/ul/divspan style=font-size: small /spandiv class=contentspan style=font-size: smallMore information about the RPS:/spanullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://www.ssrn.com/link/U-Louisville-LEG.htmlBrowse /a/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=U-Louisville-LEGSubscribe/a/span/li/ul /div

Professor Grace Giesel Honored by the Women Lawyers Association for Achievement in Excellence

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:03
On November 13, a href=/faculty/grace_gieselProfessor Grace Giesel/a received the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County Achievement in Excellence (Lifetime Achievement) Award. Professor Giesel is the Flexner Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the Brandeis School of Law. She has a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship and service. Her award from WLA recognizes these achievements, and in particular recognizes the service she has given the Kentucky bench and bar in the area of Professional Responsibility and Ethics. Each spring, she presents a CLE program to the WLA. The award was presented by Professor Laura Rothstein, the 2011 recipient of the award at the WLA luncheon.  In her introductory remarks she noted quot;Everyone at the law school knows that if you ask Grace to serve in any way, she can be counted on to do an excellent job. My highest test for judging the character of my colleagues is 'would Louis approve.' In the case of Grace, there is no doubt that he would. Today is the birthday of Louis Brandeis, and I know he would be pleased that she receives this honor on his birthday.quot;

Tax Moot Court Team

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 14:45
The Moot Court Board congratulates Lee Wilson and Katie Halloran on making the the National Tax Moot Court Team. As members of the team, Lee and Katie will write a brief and present arguments as both petitioner and respondent. The competition will take place February 5-7, 2015, in Clear Water Florida. The team is coach by Professor Blackburn, Mark Hahn, and Laurie  McTighe.

Mark Rothstein Provides Expertise on Ebola Issues

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:48
p class=p1Mark Rothstein, Boehl Professor of Law and Medicine and Director of the University of Louisville Institute for Bioethics, has been a resource for the national debate on legal, medical, and ethical issues related to individuals in the United States. He has appeared on CNN and been quoted in the Washington Post and other national news outlines. He has commented on the issue of quarantine and other ethical and legal issues that relate to treatment of individuals with Ebola. His comments on this issue were introduced by Congressman John Yarmuth at recent Congressional hearings. His recent publication in the American Journal of Public Health provides a broad perspective about the issues raised by the Ebola epidemic.  /p

Rep. John Yarmuth Provides Perspectives on Immigration Reform Status at Diversity Forum on Women and Children at the Border

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:36
More than 51,000 unaccompanied children have crossed our nation’s borders since October 2013, an 88% increase from the previous year. They are fleeing violence and poverty in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Thousands of these children have made their way to Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana and are now awaiting deportation proceedings. On Tuesday, October 28th, an inter-disciplinary group of community activists, practitioners, students, and professors came together with Congressman Yarmuth to discuss responses to this humanitarian crisis. The program was coordinated by the Louisville Bar Foundation/Greenebaum Human Rights Fellows, Janet Lewis (3L) and Katherine Hall (2L). The program discussed the medical and psychological issues facing these immigrants, possible legal remedies available, and ways for the community to get involved. Panelists included Congressman John Yarmuth, 3rd District of Kentucky, Sarah Mills, Immigration Attorney-Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Nima Kulkarni, Louisville Bar Association Section on Human Rights, Jonathan Ruckman, Immigration Attorney-Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc., James Guinn, Survivors of Torture Recovery Center, Katherine E. Hall, Student Fellow, and Janet A. Lewis, Moderator and Student Fellow. 

Dinner A Movie

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