Faculty News

Professor Weaver participates in New Media World 2015 conference in Hungary

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:46
pProfessor Russ Weaver spoke on quot;The Internet and Democracyquot; at the New Media World conference this week in Hungary./ppspan id=ctl00_cphContent_ContentHis talk examined advances in speech technology over the centuries, and the efforts of so-called “Gatekeepers” to control the use of those technologies, thereby limiting and controlling the ability of ordinary people to engage in mass communication. /span/ppThe event is hosted by thspan id=ctl00_cphContent_Contente Institute for Media Studies that the Media Council of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH). /span/p

Professor Fischer reflects on teaching career as retirement approaches

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:05
pProfessor Judy Fischer is retiring from Brandeis School of Law at the end of the school year. She joined the faculty in 2000 after a somewhat unconventional path./ppProfessor Fischer grew up in Peoria, Illinois, and received her undergraduate degree from Bradley University. At that time, she said, there were very few women enrolled in law schools, so receiving a J.D. wasn’t on her radar./ppInstead, she taught English and French on and off for 14 years, mostly at the high school level. She also spent some time teaching religion, teaching Head Start students and teaching at Bradley./ppI really loved teaching, but eventually I wanted to do something else because the pay was low,” Professor Fischer said. “I wanted to be able to buy a house and to travel.”/ppAlso, she said many teachers were treated “mechanically,” not professionally. This inspired her to consider law school. /pp“By that time, more women were represented at law schools. It made sense to me because I am interested in everything that goes into the study of law – verbal and written expression, political and sociological issues,” Professor Fischer said. /ppIn 1978, she began her legal studies at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. She ended up on the West Coast simply because she wanted to explore new places. Plus, “there were no law schools in Peoria.” /ppAfter graduation, Professor Fischer took a job at a large law firm headquartered in LA and Long Beach. She worked mostly in civil litigation for 10 years, with cases ranging from criminal to personal injury and from real estate to savings and loan cases./ppShe liked it a lot, but things were changing./ppIt was becoming more of a business. I had envisioned being in a profession more than a business,” Professor Fischer said./ppSo, she returned to her roots and began teaching again. She spent four years at the University of Cincinnati Law School, beginning in 1991, then moved to Chapman University School of Law in Southern California, where she spent five years. /ppAt the time, Chapman’s law school was brand new and was experiencing some growing pains that motivated Professor Fischer to send her resume into a national clearinghouse for law professors./ppShe was contacted by Brandeis Professor Kathy Bean, who retired last year. br /br /“One of the things that interested me about Brandeis was its long history. It was nice to have that and was the opposite of Chapman,” Professor Fischer said. br /br /In 2000, Professor Fischer joined the faculty at Brandeis School of Law, with a focus on legal writing, legal skills and women and the law. From 2005-09, she chaired the Professional Skills Program Committee, which proposed and facilitated the opening of the Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerman Law Clinic. The clinic provides law students an opportunity to represent clients who are victims of domestic violence or who have eviction cases./pp“The trend at that time was to have more skills training opportunities in place. I felt we needed to be more proactive,” Professor Fischer said./ppFrom 2002-05, she also chaired the International Committee, which brought in professors from law schools around the world./ppAdditionally, Professor Fischer is a contributing editor to the Legal Writing Prof Blog, which was listed among the ABA Journal’s top 100 blogs for both 2012 and 2013. She was also on the editorial board of a national journal titled “Legal Writing: Journal of the Legal Writing Institute” from 2006-2014, and is currently a member of the Kentucky Bench amp; Bar publications committee./ppProfessor Fischer said her favorite part about teaching is conveying to students all of the skills that will help them in their professional life./ppLast year, her colleagues nominated her to receive the Blackwell Award, calling her a “tireless champion for her students” and “a selfless, unassuming expert who is generous with her time and wisdom.”/pp“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be on the faculty here. I have taught some excellent students here. It is a pleasure to see many of them blossoming and doing great work,” Professor Fischer said. /ppProfessor Fischer said she has no immediate plans on the horizon. She may focus on her hobbies – gardening, reading, sewing and painting. She may also volunteer teaching children how to read or for an ESL program. The use of language, she said, has always been an interest./ppProfessor Fischer often shares her favorite piece of advice to her students: “Do well and do good.” /ppAs she embarks upon new adventures, those of us at Brandeis School of Law wish her the same. /p

Dean Duncan presenting at Univ. of Oregon Legal Writing Leadership conference

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:31
pDean Susan Duncan will present at the University of Oregon's 2015 Northwest Regional Legal Writing Conference this weekend. The conference is hosted by the University's Legal Research and Writing Program.  /ppspanThis year’s theme, Legal Writing amp; Leadership, will explore the ways that legal writing faculty have achieved success through leadership, both inside and outside the field of legal writing. /span/ppOn Friday, Dean Duncan will participate in a plenary panel discussion on legal writing and leadership./ppJoining her on the panel are Darby Dickerson, Dean of Texas Tech University School of Law, Pamela Lysaght, former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Carol Parker, former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of University of Tennessee College of Law, and Judy Stinson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University./ppThe panel will be moderated by Suzanne Rowe from the University of Oregon School of Law.  /pbr /pnbsp;/p

Professor Nicholson speaking at Texas AM's Access to Justice event

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:22
pProfessor Lisa Nicholson has two speaking engagements coming up. She is an invited speaker and panelist for an event titled quot;Access to Justice as Access to Lawyers? Reconsidering Access to Justice,quot; hosted by Texas Aamp;M University School of Law from April 30 through May 2. /ppAdditionally, Professor Nicholson will be a panelist for a session titled, quot;Ownership and Control: New Considerations on Litigation, Governance, Structures, and Shareholder Activism,quot; hosted by Law and Society in Seattle on May 30. /ppnbsp;/p

Professor McNeal appears on CNN's New Day

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 08:07
pProfessor Laura McNeal appeared on CNN New Day's weekend edition Saturday morning in a segment about the a href=http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/17/politics/missouri-national-guard-ferguson-protesters/index.htmlrecently uncovered briefings/a issued by the Missouri National Guard, which referred to Ferguson protestors as quot;enemy forcesquot; and quot;adversaries.quot;/ppProfessor McNeal was asked how such language affected protests in the town after the police shooting of unarmed Michael Brown in August. She said the militarized presence, including tanks, of the National Guard may have added more tension to an already-inflamed situation, and discussed how implicit bias plays a role in these situations. /ppCheck out the a href=http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/04/18/natl-guard-called-protesters-enemy-forces.cnnsegment from CNN's website/a. /ppnbsp;/ppnbsp;/p

Harvard economist Freeman headlining annual Warns-Render Labor Employment Law Institute

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:11
pRichard B. Freeman, the Herbert Ascherman Professor of Economics at Harvard University, is the keynote speaker for this year’s Warns-Render Labor amp; Employment Law Institute, set for June 11 and 12 at the Seelbach Hilton, 500 S. Fourth St., Louisville. His speech is titled “The Citizens’ Share: Employee Ownership in the Era of Robotization.” /ppThe 32nd annual event’s theme this year is, “The Changing Landscape of Modern Employment.” /ppFreeman is currently serving as faculty co-director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School, and is a Senior Research Fellow in Labour Markets at the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance. He directs the Science and Engineering Workforce Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and is Co-Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities./ppAdditionally, Professor Freeman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science. He received the Mincer Lifetime Achievement Prize from the Society of Labor Economics in 2006. In 2007 he was awarded the IZA Prize in Labor Economics. In 2011 he was appointed Frances Perkins Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science./ppProfessor Freeman's research interests include the job market for scientists and engineers; the transformation of scientific ideas into innovations; Chinese labor markets; restructuring European welfare states, income distribution and equity in the marketplace; and forms of labor market representation and shared capitalism. Recent books include, What Workers Want (2007 2nd edition), What Workers Say: Employee Voice in the Anglo American World (2007), International Differences in the Business Practices amp; Productivity of Firms (2009), Science and Engineering Careers in the United States (2009), Shared Capitalism at Work: Employee Ownership, Profit and Gain Sharing, and Broad-based Stock Options (2010), and The Citizens Share: Putting Ownership Back Into Democracy (Yale Univ Press 2013). br /Freeman agreed to the keynote earlier this year when he met Brandeis Professor Ariana Levinson during the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations Mid-Year Fellows Workshop./ppLevinson calls him an “amazing mind in the world of economics.”/ppbOther event highlights /b/ppIn addition to Freeman, other speakers include Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer, Federal Judge for the U.S. br /District Court, Northern District of Illinois; Barry J. Kearney, Office of the General Counsel, National Labor Relations Board; Carolyn L. Wheeler, Office of the General Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Honorable Jonathan R. Weatherby, Administrative Law Judge, Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims; and Judge Ann Bailey Smith, Kentucky Circuit Court./ppAlso speaking will be Professors Christine Cooper from Loyola University Chicago; Marcia McCormick from St. Louis University Law School, Michael Z. Green, Texas A amp; M University School of Law, Alex B. Long, University of Tennessee College of Law and Ann McGinley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law. /ppArea attorneys are also offering up their time for the sessions, including Garry Adams, Clay Daniel Walton Adams PLC; James Noll, chair of the KBA Labor and Employment Law Section; Patricia Thomas Bittel, Employment Arbitrator; Ben Basil, Priddy, Cutler, Naake amp; Meade PLLC; Tyson Gorman, Wyatt Tarrant amp; Combs LLP; Lacey Napper, Frost Brown Todd LLC; Sherry Brown Keller, Fogle Keller Purdy, PLLC; Peter J. Naake, Priddy, Cutler, Naake amp; Meade PLLC; Paul Mollica, Outten amp; Golden; Douglas McSwain, Wyatt Tarrant amp; Combs LLP; J. Kent Gregory, Sterling G. Thompson Co.; Pam Q. Devata, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; and Geoffrey Andrews, founder and COO of Social Intelligence Corporation. /ppBrandeis School of Law Dean Susan Duncan will open the event Thursday morning. Also on Thursday, Judge Pallmeyer will participate in a live skills workshop, titled “Objection! Evidentiary Issues in Employment Litigation,” along with Professor Cooper, attorneys Basil, Gorman and Napper, and Brandeis students Aida Almasalkhi, Grace Chambers and Rebecca Reynolds./ppOther session topics will include:/pulliArbitration of Employment Disputes - Issues and Awards/liliThe ADA at 25/liliThe ACA amp; Wellness Programs: Controlling Medical Costs While Dodging Expensive Employment Claims/liliNLRB Update/liliEEOC Update/liliWorkers’ Compensation Update/liliThe NLRA and the Evolving Workplace: Technological and Legal Issues/liliEmployment Discrimination in the Legal Profession: A Question of Ethics?/liliKeeping Hiring Practices Legal: New Data Sources, Background/li/ulpProfessor Levinson said this year’s event should be of interest to a variety of audiences, including those in law, the HR community and the business community./pp“HR professionals will benefit because we have high quality speakers from across the country speaking on concrete, up-to-date topics such as hiring using new data sources, new ADA updates, workers compensation, the ACA and wellness and more,” Levinson said./ppThe lineup also includes high ranking officials from the offices of the National Labor Review Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission./pp“You just don’t get this opportunity every day. We have national programming happening right here at home,” Levinson said./ppbCLE hours, keynote discount available/b/ppThe event will offer 14 CLE hours from the Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio Bar Associations, including two hours satisfying the Kentucky ethics requirement./ppAdditionally, re-certification credit hours can be earned toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR from the HR Certification Institute. br /Registration is $395 ($50 additional if printed material is requested)./ppAnyone who is interested in attending Freeman’s keynote speech only can do so for $10. /ppThere is also a 10-percent early bird rate for registrations done prior to May 4./ppRegistration for the a href=http://louisville.edu/law/events/event-registration target=_blank32nd Annual Warns-Render Labor amp; Employment Law Institute can be done online/a. /ppProgram sponsors include: /pulliFrost Brown Todd LLC/liliHall, Render, Killian, Heath amp; Lyman, PC/liliLGamp;E and KU Services Company/liliPriddy Cutler Naake amp; Meade PLLC/liliStites amp; Harbison PLLC /liliWyatt Tarrant amp; Combs LLPspan style=font-family: Symbol; color: #1f497dspanspan style=font: 7pt 'Times New Roman'   /span/span/span/li/ulpnbsp;/pp class=MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle style=text-indent: -0.25inspan style=font-family: Symbol; color: #1f497dspan·/span/span/pp class=MsoListParagraphCxSpLast style=text-indent: -0.25inspan style=font-family: Symbol; color: #1f497dspan/span/spanspan style=color: #1f497dbr //span/p pnbsp;/ppnbsp;/ppnbsp;/ppnbsp;/p

Professor McNeal appears on Huffington Post Live

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:52
pProfessor Laura McNeal appeared on a href=http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/fatal-shootings-by-cops-police-not-charged-for-shooting-minorities/552ab35c02a76027e1000510 target=_blankHuffington Post Live/a this morning to continue the conversation on the shooting deaths of unarmed victims by police officers. /ppThe segment follows Professor McNeal’s quotes in the San Francisco Chronicle over the weekend on the same topic. Huffington Post Live host Ricky Camilleri specifically explored the most recent incident in which Tulsa, Oklahoma, Reserve Police Officer Robert Bates shot and killed unarmed 44-year-old Eric Harris after mistaking his firearm for a Taser./ppThe host asked panelists why so few cops are prosecuted and why these incidents, including with citizen police officers, keep happening./ppDuring the segment, Professor McNeal discussed concerns over volunteer police officer training, calling it “abbreviated.” She also talked about the special nature it takes to be a police officer. /pp“Just because you want to be a police officer doesn’t mean you have the disposition,” she said. br /Professor McNeal said we need a better screening process for police officers, including ongoing psychological testing./ppShe added that there is also a lack of training on when to use deadly force./ppquot;We not only need pre-screening, but also continuous training on when the use of excessive force is required and appropriate,” she said. “What we’re seeing are police officers who don’t have the disposition and frankly should not be police officers.” /ppProfessor McNeal added that prosecution rates are low because “it’s hard for many Americans to believe police officers lie or engage in criminal behavior, so it takes indisputable evidence.” /ppProfessor McNeal was joined by Cheryl Dorsey, retired LAPD sergeant and author of “The Creation of a Manifesto: Black amp; Blue;” Philip Stinson, a criminal justice professor at BGSU; and Jarrel Wade, a reporter for Tulsa World. /p

Professor Powell named Dean for Research for 2016

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:24
pBrandeis School of Law Dean Susan Duncan has announced that Professor Cedric Powell has agreed to be the Dean for Research next year. /pp“Professor Powell's reputation nationally as an excellent scholar and his mentoring experience makes him a great choice,” said Dean Duncan./ppProfessor Powell has been a lead primary commentator/panelist for the annual John Mercer Langston Black Male Faculty Writing Workshops, and has also spearheaded the Charles Parrish Brother-to-Brother Initiative on campus, which helps recruit, retain and promote African American male staff, faculty and administrators./ppDean Duncan will work with Professor Powell to bring speakers to the law school on a variety of topics. Professor Powell succeeds Professor John Cross in this role. /p

Professor McNeal quoted in SF Chronicle about South Carolina police shooting

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:19
pProfessor Laura McNeal was quoted in an article that appeared in the a href=http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Video-of-police-shooting-isn-t-a-lock-for-6192672.php target=_blankSan Francisco Chronicle/a over the weekend, headlined “Video of police shooting isn’t a lock for criminal conviction.”/ppThe article examines the North Charleston, South Carolina, incident on April 4 in which Police Office Michael T. Slager shot and killed Walter L. Scott while he fled from a traffic stop. Video of the incident was caught on a bystander’s cell phone and showed Slager firing off eight shots, four of which hit Scott in the back./ppSlager, 33, has been arrested and charged with murder./ppThe San Francisco Chronicle article questions if video evidence is enough to convict Slager, pointing to previous incidents caught on video that did not yield such results, including last year’s fatal chokehold that killed Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, and the Rodney King case from 1991./ppIn the latter case, police officers testified that they were defending themselves from an aggressive King. Professor McNeal said that angle is unlikely to be used in the South Carolina case because Scott didn’t appear to pose a threat and was also unarmed./pp“I’d be hard-pressed to find a jury that would not convict this officer of murder,” McNeal told the publication, adding that a jury might conclude that Slager didn’t have time to plan the killing and convict him of second-degree murder instead of premeditated first-degree murder./p

Recent Bar Publications

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 21:04
pHere's a roundup of recent law school related news from the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations.br /br /Highlights from the LBA's April 2015 iBar Briefs/i:/pulliDean Susan Duncan's April column features quot;The Brandeis Connection to SCOTUS' Same-Sex Marriage Decisionquot; and quot;Brandeis Students Gain 'Real Life' Experiences Through College of Business Partnershipquot; (pages 6 amp; 9)./liliProfessor Kurt Metzmeier writes about quot;Homing in on the Home-Rule Rules: Researching Kentucky Municipal and County Lawquot; (page 17)/li/ulHighlights from the LBA's March 2015 iBar Briefs/i: br /ulliquot;Behind the Bench: Judge Jennifer H. Leibson, Jefferson District Court, Division 5quot; features Professor Leibson's daughter (page 4)./liliProfessors Mark Rothstein, JoAnne Sweeny, and Russ Weaver are spotlighted in quot;Technology and Privacy - 50 years after Griswold v Connecticutquot; for their work on privacy issues (page 6)./liliThe Dean's column also includes, quot;Laboratory for Democracy and Citizenship and the 2015 Brandeis Medal Recipientquot; (page 6). /li/ulHighlights from the LBA's February 2015 iBar Briefs/i:br /ulliIn her monthly column, Dean Duncan reports about the Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit and announces that Arthur Miller has been named the 2015 Brandeis Medalist. Lastly, Professors Laura McNeal and Cedric Powell are spotlighted in quot;Brandeis Professors Add to Ferguson Discussionquot; (page 6)./liliPhotos of the Louisville Law School community are featured in quot;Bench amp; Bar Socialquot; (pages 12-13)./liliquot;Diversity and Disability Discrimination: Impact on the Legal Professionquot; by Professor Laura Rothstein (pages 18-19)/li/ulHighlights from the Kentucky Bar Association's March 2015i Bench amp; Bar/i (Vol 79, No 2):br /ulliquot;Batson v. Kentucky: A Retrospectivequot; by Professor Justin Walker (pages 10-13)/liliquot;Young Lawyers Called to Public Servicequot; may be of interest to Louisville Law students (pages 18-21)./liliquot;Data Breach and the Kentucky Lawyerquot; by Professor Michael Losavio, UofL Justice Administration/liliThe bi-monthly UofL column features an introduction to two incoming Louisville Law faculty, Goldburn P. Maynard and Justin Walker. Also included is an announcement about Daniel Cameron, '11, being named Senator McConnell's Legal Counsel (pages 49-50)./liliSeveral graduates are featured in quot;On the Movequot; (pages 70-77)./liliRobert Franklin Cooper Jr., '38, is honored quot;In Memoriamquot;. He lived to be 101 years old  (page 78)./li/ulBoth publications are available at the Law Library.  

Professor Smith headed to China for two IP presentations

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 15:40
Professor Lars Smith will be in China from April 16-21 to give two presentations, including: br /br /ulliA speech on U.S. Regulation of Bitcoins at the 2015 IPR Nanhu Forum, International Conference on “Building a Powerful IPR Country” and/liliA lecture at China University of Political Science and Law on U.S. Trademark Law. /li/ulThe Nanhu Forum is a national conference on intellectual property sponsored by the university where Smith did his Fulbright in 2011, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law. The conference alternates each other year between Wuhan, China, where Zhongnan is located, and another host city. This year, the conference is being held in Nanjing, at the IP School of Nanjing University of Science and Technology.br /br /The second item is a lecture being hosted by the China University of Political Science and Law. Smith was invited to give a lecture on U.S. Trademark law by Dr. Nan Zhang, a Chinese IP scholar.br /br /Additionally, Professor Smith spoke at the 2015 IP Scholars Roundtable at Drake University Law School in March.

Professor McNeal to speak at LSAC’s Diversity Retention Conference

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 15:33
Professor Laura McNeal has been invited to speak at the Law School Admissions Council’s Diversity Retention Conference on Wednesday in Las Vegas. She will speak about why diversity is critical to legal education, as well as ways to increase the diversity pipeline at law schools. br / br /“It’s important that the legal field is representative of society. In order to best serve our clients, we have to understand the importance of diversity and the role we can play in minimizing bias and ensuring everyone has equal representation, regardless of race, gender, economic status, religion or sexual orientation,” Professor McNeal said. br /br /More information is a href=http://www.lsac.org/diversity/schedule.htmlavailable on the LSAC website/a.

Professor Arnold to speak at MIT’s interdisciplinary water symposium

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:50
br /Professor Tony Arnold has been invited to speak at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a panel for an interdisciplinary water symposium titled, “Redefining Water Challenges.”br / br /The symposium is co-sponsored by water programs at MIT and Tufts University and will focus on new interdisciplinary research collaborations. The symposium will be held May 1-2 on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass.  br /br /Additionally, Professor Arnold is co-author of an article that has been accepted for publication by Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, which is ranked No. 3 in the world in the field of environmental science and No. 6 in the world in the field of ecology. The article is titled quot;quot;Barriers and Bridges to the Integration of Social-Ecological Resilience and Law.quot; br /br /It is the product of an interdisciplinary collaboration among 11 environmental scientists and legal scholars.  

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 9, No 2

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:32
h1 id=parent-fieldname-title class=documentFirstHeading kssattr-atfieldname-title kssattr-templateId-kss_generic_macros kssattr-macro-title-field-view /h1The March issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features publications from some of our outstanding female scholars, including Professors Abrams, Fischer, Rothstein, and Sweeny.div id=content-corediv id=parent-fieldname-text class=plain kssattr-atfieldname-text kssattr-templateId-newsitem_view kssattr-macro-text-field-view ulli a href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2545422 class=external-link target=_blankiThe Illusion of Autonomy in Women's Medical Decision-Making/i/a by Jamie R. Abrams /lili a href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2566980 class=external-link target=_blankiUndead Statutes: The Rise, Fall, and Continuing Uses of Adultery and Fornication Criminal Laws/i/a by JoAnne Sweeny/lili a href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2441240 class=external-link target=_blankiForty Years of Disability Policy in Legal Education and the Legal Profession: What Has Changed and What Are the New Issues?/i/a by Laura Rothstein/lili a href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2560029 class=external-link target=_blankiNix the Acronyms/i/a by Judith D. Fischer/li/ul pMore information about the RPS:/p ullia 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/div

Professor Powell to speak on structural inequality, schools and post-racial determinism

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 13:01
pProfessor Cedric Powell will speak on a panel April 17 at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, as part of the quot;Freedom From Fear: On Black Childhood and Other Dangersquot; event./ppThis event is a continuation of a panel held in November at the University of Kentucky, where Professor Powell also presented./ppHis topic for the Portland panel is, quot;The Dangers of Neutrality: Structural Inequality, Schools, and Post-Racial Determinism.quot; /ppnbsp;/ppnbsp;/p

Professor Rothstein moderating Individuals with Disabilities panel

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:42
pProfessor Laura Rothstein will moderate a panel of individuals with disabilities, titled “A View from the Inside,” on April 1 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Chao Auditorium./ppThe panel is part of a four-day program titled “Embracing Disability for an Inclusive Campus,” presented by the Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality. It is being co-sponsored by the Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Disability Resource Center./ppThe event begins March 30 with a presentation on how to create accessible courses. Sessions will be held on both the Belknap Campus and at the Health Sciences Center./ppFor more information or to register, visit Louisville.edu/disability/codre. /p

Professor McNeal speaking at ASU's School-to-Prison Pipeline event

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:17
!--[if gte mso 9]xml o:OfficeDocumentSettings o:AllowPNG/ /o:OfficeDocumentSettings /xml![endif]-- pProfessor Laura McNeal has been invited to speak at Arizona State University's quot;School-to-Prison Pipeline in Indian Countyquot; symposium and town hall meeting. The event is Friday in ASU's The Great Hall. /p pspan style=color: blackProfessor McNeal's talk is titled: “Managing Our Blind Spot, The Role of Implicit Bias and the School-to-Prison Pipeline.” She will be discussing her research conducted through the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School regarding how to minimize the effects of implicit bias in school disciplinary referrals. br / br / quot;This work is important to me because I strongly believe that we have a responsibility to ensure that every child has the opportunity to fulfill their potential and receive a high quality education. The bottom line is when children are not in school due to suspensions for non-violent offenses, such as using disrespectful language against a teacher, they are not learning,quot; she said. quot;It is time to stop criminalizing normal adolescent behavior because it is denying our children the future they deserve by funneling them into the juvenile and criminal justice system.quot; br / /span/ppspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: blackbr /br /br /br /br / br /  /span/p

Professor Giesel's attorney-client privilege article published in Lawyerist

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:41
pProfessor Grace Giesel's article, titled quot;The Difference Between Confidentiality and the Attorney-Client Privilege,quot; was published on Lawyerist.com last week./ppIn it, Professor Giesel writes how the ethical concept of the duty of confidentiality and the evidence concept of the attorney-client privilege are often confused. /ppquot;As a general matter, both the duty of confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege encourage clients to trust his or her lawyers,quot; she writes. quot;In contrast, the evidentiary principle of the attorney-client privilege is usually a creature of common law.quot; /ppProfessor Giesel cites the judicial opinion in United States v. United States Shoe Machine Corp. as the typical definition of the latter. /ppRead a href=https://lawyerist.com/81438/difference-confidentiality-attorney-client-privilege/her full article online/a.  /p

Professor Arnold participates on roundtable panel with Prince Charles

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:07
pOn March 20, Brandeis Professor Tony Arnold participated on a Health and the Environment Roundtable discussion panel with Prince Charles of Wales during his visit to Louisville with Duchess Camilla.br /br /Their visit included the Harmony and Health Summit, which featured global, national and local leaders, as well as Professor Arnold’s roundtable, which was on the connections between health and the environment. br /br /“The Roundtable was held in a tent at the Big Four Bridge, a location that illustrates the opportunities that our region has to improve both human health and our care for the natural environment,” said Arnold, who participated as part of his role as Chair of the University of Louisville’s interdisciplinary Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility, interdisciplinary scholar at the Brandeis School of Law and the Department of Urban and Public Affairs, and vice chair of the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy-Kentucky Chapter. br /br /He spoke specifically about the need to think about the resilience of interconnected ecological, social and institutional systems, making a case for the importance of equity or justice, participatory governance and laws addressing health-environment interconnections./ppThe Roundtable was co-sponsored by the Institute for Healthy Air, Water, and Soil and by the Louisville Sustainability Council.br / br /Other participants from Brandeis and the University of Louisville included:/pulliTom FitzGerald, Executive Director of the Kentucky Resources Council and an adjunct in environmental and energy law at the Brandeis School of Law for the past 27 years./liliDr. Aruni Bhatnagar of UofL’s Institute of Molecular Cardiology/liliDr. Mahendra Sunkara, Director of the University of Louisville's Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, also participated in the Health and the Environment Roundtable./li/ulPhoto by Al Cross, Kentucky Health News. br /div align=justifybr //div!--[if gte mso 9]xml 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Proposition 8 attorney to visit Brandeis School of Law prior to Kentucky Author Forum

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 07:00
pUniversity of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum will present David Boies, author of quot;Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equalityquot; on March 24 at The Kentucky Center. br /br /David Boies is a distinguished American trial lawyer who has litigated some of the highest profile cases in recent history. iRedeeming the Dream/i offers a dramatic and up-close account of his arguments, and ultimate triumph, in the landmark Supreme Court case which struck down Proposition 8, reinstating the freedom to marry for gays and lesbians in California./ppPrior to his public event, Brandeis students will have the opportunity to observe a Qamp;A at the law school, moderated by Professor Sam Marcosson. It will take place at 1 p.m. in Room 275. /ppAlso, from 12:15-4 p.m. that day, The Kentucky Center will host free screenings of the one-hour documentary quot;The Case Against 8,quot; a behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Seating is first come, first served./ppThe events open to the public include: /pulli5 p.m. - Carmichael's Book Sale - Wine amp; Cheese provided by Brown-Forman/lili6 p.m. - David Boies will be interviewed by Jeffrey Toobin, prominent legal journalist, staff writer for The New Yorker, senior analyst for CNN/lili7 p.m.- Q amp; A with the audience/li/ulpTickets for the evening forum are on sale now at the Kentucky Center Box Office or Drive-Through on Main Street, 502-584-7777/ a href=http://www.kentuckycenter.org title=www.kentuckycenter.orgwww.kentuckycenter.org/a. br /br /Because of the tremendous response to this event, Kentucky Author Forum has arranged for additional general seating in the North Lobby Theater at The Kentucky Center.  The interview will be shown in this location on a wide screen, with live audio feed from the Bomhard Theater, courtesy of KET. br /br /The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum series is produced by Mary Moss Greenebaum, and is sponsored by the University of Louisville, Brown-Forman and The Humana Foundation. /ppia href=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/David_Boies_at_Berkman_Center.jpg target=_blankPhoto courtesy of Wikimedia/a.  /i/p