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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

Law School Unveils Portrait of Edwin Render

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:35
p class=p1Longtime law professor Edwin Render, who died last January, was honored Aug. 26 in a ceremony attended by faculty, staff and Render’s family and friends./p p class=p1A large portrait of Render was unveiled before the group. The portrait will hang in the Cox Lounge at the school./p p class=p1span class=s1a href=https://www.law.louisville.edu/faculty/edwin_renderRender/a/span was a fixture in the law school for more than 45 years. He taught property, evidence and labor law and was a founding member of the Carl A. Warns Jr. Labor and Employment Law Institute, which has been renamed the Warns-Render Labor and Employment Law Institute in his honor./p p class=p1“He was such a fine man and impacted the careers of so many people,” said Dean Susan Duncan. “It seems so odd to start the school year without Ed.”/p p class=p1A smaller version of the portrait was given to Render’s family./pp class=p1nbsp;/p p class=p1Photo: To honor the late Edwin Render, his widow Joyce Render (center), son Ray Render and daughter-in-law Maureen Marra joined faculty, staff and others to unveil a portrait of the longtime law professor. /p

Professor Grace Giesel Instrumental in Kentucky Supreme Court Opinion

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:52
pOn August 21, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion affirming Kentucky Bar Association Ethics a href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/SCT Opinion re E-435 8-21-14.pdfOpinion E-435/a. E-435 establishes 1) that it is unethical  for a criminal defense attorney to advise a client with regard to a plea agreement that waives the client’s right to pursue ineffective assistance of counsel claims, and 2) that it is unethical for a prosecutor to propose a plea agreement that requires such a waiver./ppbr /Professor Grace Giesel, in her role as Chair of the KBA Ethics Committee, was instrumental in the creation of the opinion. Last September, Professor Giesel presented to the Law School community, in the First Annual Flexner Forum, a discussion of the opinion. The law school community also had the benefit of hosting the Kentucky Supreme Court oral argument on a challenge by the U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky to KBA E-435./p

Professor Laura McNeal on CNN

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:26
p class=p1Professor Laura McNeal recently appeared on CNN  as an education law expert on the Michael Brown shooting. Her commentary focused on the need to change existing laws to require police officers to receive training on how to interact with youth. Currently, police officers are using adult policing practices on youth which lead to increased arrests for non-violent crimes such as disorderly conduct./pp class=p1nbsp;/pp class=p1Follow Professor McNeal on a href=https://twitter.com/lauramcnealTwitter /a/p

Bloomberg Businessweek Interviews Professor Ariana Levinson

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:58
p class=p1Professor Ariana Levinson was interviewed by Corey Weinberg of iBloomberg Businessweek/i for an article he wrote about wearable technology in the workplace. She was selected by Mr. Weinberg because she has written extensively in the area of workplace technology and privacy. The interview is summarized in the article, and Professor Levinson is quoted alongside Professor Ethan Bernstein of Harvard Business School. a href=http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-01/wearable-technology-will-let-companies-monitor-worker-productivity#rshare=email_articleRead the full article./a/p

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law Presents at University of Chicago Junior Faculty Workshop

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:14
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

Professor Jamie Abrams Receives Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:28
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

Dean Susan Duncan Selected for 2015 Leadership Louisville Class

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:58
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

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