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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

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 5

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:41
div class=contentspan style=font-size: smallThe latest issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features articles by Professors Arnold, Levinson, Milligan and Mark Rothstein.br //spanullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2324955iTarasoff Duties after Newtown/i/a by Mark Rothstein /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2177015iFounding Worker Cooperatives: Social Movement Theory and the Law/i/a by Ariana Levinson  /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2456358iResilient Cities and Adaptive Law/i/a by Craig Anthony /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2302850iThe Forgotten Right to Be Secure/i/a by Luke Milligan /span/li/ul pspan style=font-size: smallMore 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 /divspan style=font-size: small /span

Professor Trucios-Haynes Appointed as Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 15:20
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

Volunteers Transform Law School Courtyards

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:14
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

Check Out the Transformed Courtyards!

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:36
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

Help Needed for Law Scool Courtyards Planting

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:37
span style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanpspan style=color: black; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; font-size: 10ptThe Law School is seeking students, faculty, staff, and alums to help with planting about 300 new plants and flowers in the Law School courtyards, July 9-12 in the mornings (8:30-Noon).  uOur greatest need is for volunteers in the morning of Thursday, July 10./u  If you can help, please email Professor Tony Arnold, a href=mailto:tony.arnold@louisville.eduuspan style=color: #0000fftony.arnold@louisville.edu/span/u/a, or student Jen Ewa, a href=mailto:jennifer.ewa@gmail.comuspan style=color: #0000ffjennifer.ewa@gmail.com/span/u/a, or just show up at the courtyards.  Thank you for your help in transforming our courtyards into beautiful, environmentally sustainable, community gathering spaces that can be well utilized by our entire Law School community./span/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /span

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

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.

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

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

Professor Abrams Invited As Gender and Law Blog Guestblogger

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:18
a href=/faculty/jamie_abramsProfessor Abrams/a will be contributing to the a href=http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/Gender and the Law Blog this month/a, drawing upon her expertise in the field. Her scholarly interests include integrating masculinities theory in feminist law reforms such as military integration and domestic violence; examining the tort complexities governing standards of care in childbirth; gendered conceptualizations of citizenship; and legal education pedagogy. She has a forthcoming book chapter on Migrating and Mutating Masculinities in Institutional Law Reforms in Masculinities and Law (Ashgate Press, Martha A. Fineman amp; Michael Thomson eds., forthcoming 2014). Her article Distorted and Diminished Tort Claims for Women was published in the June 2013 volume of the Cardoza Law Review. Her most recent work, Exposing Alarming Standards of Care in the Treatment of Pregnant Women, is forthcoming in the Florida State Law Review this Fall. She is a frequent presenter at conferences that address issues relating to reproductive justice, tort law and feminism, feminist theory, masculinities theory, and legal education pedagogy. Scholars around the country recognize her expertise. She has signed on to nationally relevant amici briefs, including the Perry v. Hollingsworth same sex marriage case before the United States Supreme Court and a Kentucky Supreme Court case considering the proper role of counsel for children in child custody cases. She is co-editor of a project seeking to re-write United States Supreme Court cases from a feminist perspective based on the earlier a href=http://www.hartpub.co.uk/books/details.asp?isbn=9781849460538Feminist Judgments/a project in the United Kingdom.

Who Rules Louisville? A Three week intensive Course on the City May 12 to June 2

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 14:42
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font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWho rules Louisville?  Who wants to turn Louisville into a wasteland that is starting to look like the next Detroit in Smoketown and West Louisville?   What kind of policies work that create urban regeneration in places like Old Louisville, East Russell, Norton Commons and NuLu?   What can we learn from the economic success stories of Portland (Oregon), Amsterdam and Australia?   Who and where is the command and control center of Louisville?/spanspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: black/span/ppspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWe are bringing in the power brokers of Louisville from the rich to the poor, the fourth estate, developers and environmentalists; and many world class urban thinkers./span/ppspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWe are inviting speakers for our Introduction to the City class May 12 to June 2:/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackCongressman John Yarmuth;  Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Councilmembers David James and Tom Owen, Tom Fitzgerald, Kentucky Resources Council, Dr. Julian Ageyman Editor of Local Environments and Professor at Tufts; Wendell Berry, Kentucky book author; Greg Squires George Washington University; Marilyn Melkonian developer of 12,000 affordable houses in 22 cities; Courier Journal Editorial Board members; LEO editors and Louisvilleky.com; Wesley Meares, Georgia Regents University;  Larry Gough, green developer;  Ricky Jones, Chair Pan African Studies; Cathy Hinko, Director of Metro Housing Council;  environmental justice field trip with Russ Barnet, Director of KIESD;  field trip to Norton Commons as a new urbanist development;   field trip to NuLu to meet with developer and green visionary Gill Holland;  Jackie Green, Mayoral candidate;  philanthropists such as Edie Bingham and Christy Brown; all are invited to come to our table for peaceful discussion and debate in room 117!  We are also teaming up with the Festival of Faiths to attend a few sessions with Julian Ageyman and Wendell Berry and many others we will get you involved in:  /span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blacka href=http://www.centerforinterfaithrelations.org/sacred-earth-sacred-self/http://www.centerforinterfaithrelations.org/sacred-earth-sacred-self//a/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: black/spanspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackMost of these speakers have already been confirmed and some are still trying to fit it into their schedule. /span /ppspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: black/spanspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWe are still verifying dates and times but we should have a confirmed schedule as we move to the end of the week.    We will be reading reports produced by the city.  /span /ppspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackFine Print: /span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackIntroduction to the City:  Public Administration, Planning and  Policy.   session 1: three week session in May /span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackfirst day- May 12--last day- June 2/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: black5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.--with class consent some class times  can be adjusted to better fit student  schedules /span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackSession 1 (May 12- June 2, 3 week)/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackSpecial Topics: The City: Public Admin, Policy, amp; Planning/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackUPA680-01/PLAN680-01/PADM683-01   /  credit hours: 3/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackno pre-requisites required, open to all UofL graduates students, advanced undergraduates by permission of instructor.  /span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackJohn I. Gilderbloom is a Professor of  Planning  at UofL which is ranked as one of the best academic programs  in the nation.  Dr. Gilderbloom currently directs the multi-million dollar  Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods (a href=http://sun.louisville.eduhttp://sun.louisville.edu/a). Dr. Gilderbloom  has been honored with numerous awards  including the Presidential Medal for Distinguished Faculty Research at the University of Louisville.    In an international poll of thousands of Urbanist, planners and architects, Professor Gilderbloom was ranked one of the “top 100 urban thinkers in the world.quot;  He enjoys singing in the shower, writing and surfing.  /span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWhy?/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: black/spanspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWhy do people in West Louisville / Portland have shorten lives by up to ten years on average? /span /ppspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWhy does Louisville rank as having some of the worst air, water and soil toxins  of any city in the nation?/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWhy is climate change our most pressing problem we face as a civilization?/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWhy can't Louisville come up with policy and planning solutions to end these problems?/span/p pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackWhat cities provide models that create prosperity, fairness, green living and reduces catastrophic climate change?/spanspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: black/span/ppspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: black/spanspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: blackquot;Introduction to the City quot; is a three week intensive course taught from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. to  give a comprehensive  overview of the city by looking closely at Louisville's political, planning and policy outcomes of decision making.  Half the class is taught outside the classroom with field trips.  We will spend  time touring the city (walking, biking and bus) and learning about struggling and prosperous neighborhoods.   My  approach is to study the players who shape the city:  elected leaders, government, developers, non-profits, news media,  and citizen groups. Our city shapes our life chances but we shape our city: it a dialectic.   We will meet with elected officials from our Congressman, Senator, Mayor, Councilmembers, Neighborhood Associations, and non-profits such as Leadership Louisville and Louisville Central Community Center. This class will attempt to understand the root causes of our problems and come up policy prescriptions that work; we will look at bad examples from Havana to Detroit and good examples from Portland to Amsterdam. We will show you how my urbanist colleagues can access a treasure trove  of data from Photo Archives, MLS, Deed records, PVA office, Kentucky State Data Center, Planning Department, Health, and Economic Development.  Graduate students from Sociology, Geography, Political Science, Planning, History, Art History, Law, Public Health, Women's Studies, Pan African Studies, and Public Administration are welcomed  to take this course.    We will provide room for advanced  undergraduates.     If you have any questions, please contact Dr. John Gilderbloom at a href=mailto:jigild01@louisville.edujigild01@louisville.edu/a or call him at 502-852-8557./span /p

Professor Cedric Merlin Powell Receives LBA Trailblazer Award

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:28
pOn 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.  Previous recipients include the late Justice William E. McAnulty Jr. and numerous other distinguished lawyers, jurists, and public officials.  Professor Powell is the first member of the legal education community to be recognized by this award. Professor Powell’s remarks in receiving the award spoke of the essential principle of “empathy” in addressing issues of race. /pblockquotepiI am deeply humbled and honored to receive this award.  Not only is it profound to me that I am receiving an award named after one of the Commonwealth’s greatest jurists, I also share this great honor with a group of distinguished members of the Louisville and Kentucky bars.  I am especially honored to be the first law professor to receive this great privilege.  /i/p/blockquotepa href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/powell-trailblazeraward.pdfRead more of his remarks here./a /ppnbsp;/p

Law School Adopts Strategic Plan

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:35
!--[if gte mso 9]xml /xml![endif]--!--[if gte mso 9]xml Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /xml![endif]--!--[if gte mso 9]xml /xml![endif]--!--[if gte mso 10] style /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:Table Normal; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri,sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:Times New Roman; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} /style ![endif]-- pAt its April 15 Faculty Meeting, the law school faculty passed its Strategic Plan.  This process began a year ago with the formation of a committee of faculty, staff, and students  and input and advice from a very diverse advisory committee of regional alumni, lawyers, and lawyers practicing in other professions was formed to give feedback to the strategic planning process.   The Strategic Plan is a result of 18 committee meetings, several faculty and staff discussions, student forums, and discussions with the advisory committee, alums, members of the legal profession, and members of the university community.  My thanks to all who provided input into this thoughtful and comprehensive process. A special thanks to the committee and the co-chairs Laura Rothstein and Tony Arnold!!/p pnbsp;/p pThe need for a major strategic planning process was a result of several factors.   These include the significant forces of change affecting legal education, the legal profession, and higher education, which require that the Law School change some aspects of what it is doing if it wishes to meet current and future needs and demands. Among these forces are market forces within legal education and the legal profession, the increasing recognition of the importance of development of professional skills, and changes in public funding of higher education and other resource challenges. The plan is neither a complete rejection of all existing structures and functions nor is it only an incremental change. During the Strategic Planning Process, there was close monitoring of ongoing developments within legal education and the legal profession nationally.  This was also an opportunity for the law school to re-examine its research mission.  The goal was to be a proactive approach resulting in a plan that was flexible and allowed for changes.  It contemplates a continuing role of a Strategic Planning Committee that will review and analyze actions in areas that align with the University of Louisville 2020 Plan and the law school's own mission.  /p pnbsp;/p pThe following is the mission statement that is a revision of the previous mission statement.  This better reflects the current and dynamic goals of the law school./p pbLaw School Mission /b/p pThe University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is a premiere small public law school with a mission to serve the public. Located in the Louisville urban community, it is part of a large comprehensive research university with a state legislative mandate to be a nationally preeminent metropolitan research university. The Law School is guided by the vision of its benefactor and namesake, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, to: /p p1. Educate students in skills, knowledge, and values for lifelong effectiveness in solving problems and seeking justice by giving them outstanding opportunities to: /p ul type=discliDevelop knowledge of the basic principles of public and private law; /liliDevelop effective skills of legal analysis and written communication, legal research, conflict resolution, problem solving, and other fundamental skills; /liliUnderstand diverse perspectives that influence and are influenced by the law and its institutions, through a diverse faculty and student body, and through legal research and scholarship; /liliUnderstand their ethical responsibilities as representatives of clients, as officers of the court, and as public citizens responsible for the quality and availability of justice; /li/ul p2. Produce and support research that has a high level of impact on scholarship, law, public policy, and/or social institutions; /p p3. Develop and pursue interdisciplinary inquiry; /p p4. Actively engage the community in addressing public problems, resolving conflicts, seeking justice, and building a vibrant and sustainable future through high-quality research and innovative ideas, and application of research to solve public problems and serve the public; /p p5. Actively engage diverse participants in an academic community of students, faculty, and staff that is strengthened by its diversity and its commitment to social justice, opportunity, sustainability, and mutual respect; and /p p6. Develop and use resources efficiently, effectively, and sustainably to achieve mission-critical goals and strategies and to ensure student access to relatively affordable legal education. /p pnbsp;/p pThe plan includes a revised mission statement and sets out Goals and a detailed set of Strategies in the following areas /p pbEducation and Curriculum: /b In keeping with the mission of a comprehensive public research university in an urban environment, ensure that students develop skills, knowledge, and values for lifelong effectiveness in solving problems and seeking justice.b /b/p pbResearch: /bProduce and support research and scholarship that have a high level of impact on scholarship (i.e., the academic body of knowledge and ideas), law, public policy, and/or social institutions. High-impact scholarship includes a diverse range of scholarship and diverse measures of impact. Impact is achieved collectively as an academic unit of scholars, as well as individually over a period of years. Most scholarly impact is not ascertainable immediately upon publication./p pbInterdisciplinary Inquiry: /bDevelop a strong program of interdisciplinary education, scholarship, and service./p pbCommunity Engagement: /bActively engage the community in addressing public problems, resolving conflicts, seeking justice, and building a vibrant and sustainable future through high-quality research, innovative ideas, and application of research to solve public problems and serve the public./p pbDiversity: /b The Law School will actively engage diverse participants in an academic community that is strengthened by its diversity and its commitment to social justice, opportunity, sustainability, and mutual respect./p pbResources: /bIncrease resources, including developing new sources of funding, that enable the Law School to fulfill the critical aspects of its mission and to achieve its goals and strategies, while also adhering to the Law School's long-standing commitment to students' access to a relatively affordable J.D. program. Use resources efficiently, effectively, and sustainably to maximize outcomes for resources expended, including setting priorities for the use of limited funding, time, effort, and expertise.  Promote sustainability in the Law School community and environment, and build partnerships with the University and broader community to seek sustainability./p pnbsp;/p pThe next step will be for the Strategic Planning Committee to develop specific steps (we identified 92 strategies) that should be taken to implement the plan.  /p pnbsp;/p !--[if gte mso 9]xml /xml![endif]--!--[if gte mso 9]xml Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /xml![endif]--!--[if gte mso 9]xml /xml![endif]--!--[if gte mso 10] style /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:Table Normal; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri,sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:Times New Roman; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} /style ![endif]--

Professor McNeal Delivered the Keynote Address at Harvard Law School Conference

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 21:16
span style=font-size: small; font-family: 'Times New Roman'Professor Laura McNeal was invited to give the keynote address at Harvard Law School on April 15 for the quot;/spanspan style=font-size: small; font-family: 'Times New Roman'40 Years After Milliken: Remedying Racial Disparities in Post-Racial Society Conference.quot; Professor McNeal's talk, quot;From Hollow Hope to New Beginnings: Achieving Educational Equity in the Post-Milliken Era,quot; will critique a series of landmark Supreme Court cases to illustrate how the Court's color-blind rhetoric has undermined efforts to achieve substantive equality in K-12 education. Professor McNeal will also be participating in a panel discussion on the barriers to equal education opportunity in the Post-Fischer era./spanspan style=font-size: small; font-family: 'Times New Roman'br //span

Brandeis Medal Events

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:39
Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the following events honoring this year's Brandeis Medal recipient, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist a href=/node/13621Eugene Robinson/a, on April 9.br /br /10:30-11 AM: a href=/node/13988Welcome amp; Wreath Laying/a on the portico at the law school's entrancebr /br /1-2:20 PM: a href=/node/13632Open Forum with Eugene Robinson and Enid Trucios-Haynes /ain Room 275br /br /All members of the law school community are also welcome. 

Central High School Law and Government Magnet Program Dedicate New Courtroom/Classroom

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:58
pThe Law and Government Magnet program was established at Central High School in 1986.  Partnerships with the Louisville Bar Association (beginning in 1992) and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law (beginning in 2001) have built on the success of the program.  Students in the program now serve in summer internships facilitated by the LBA and are taught substantive law and writing skills related to law by law students from the Brandeis School of Law.  In recognition of the success of the program, the Jefferson County Public School System has renovated the law and government magnet classroom to create a courtroom.  The new configuration allows students to practice courtroom skills and to apply what they are learning in that setting.  br /br /Pictured at right are: Professor Laura Rothstein, JCPS Board President Diana Porter, JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens; Central High School Principal Dan Withers, Law Magnet Teacher Joe Gutmann, and Assistant Superintendent Lynn Wheat.br /br /The classroom was dedicated on March 25, 2014, at Central High School. The dedication event included recognition of educators, alumni, and partners by Joe Gutmann (Law amp; Government teacher at Central), comments by Professor Laura Rothstein about the law school’s partnership, and a Keynote Address by Fred Moore, a 2005 graduate of the Central Law Magnet program, who is now an attorney in the Louisville-Metro Public Defenders Office.  JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens cut the ribbon at the event.  Others joining her for that honor were JCPS School Board President Diana Porter, JCPS Assistant Superindent Lynn Wheat, and Professor Laura Rothstein.  Dean Susan Duncan and several students from the law school joined the celebration. /ppa href=http://www.law.louisville.edu/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Central%20Development%20Brochure2%202013-low.pdfLearn more by downloading the Central High School Partnership brochure/a./ppnbsp;/p