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NYU Professor Arthur Miller named 2015 Brandeis Medal recipient

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:46
pThe Louis D. Brandeis School of Law will award its 2015 Brandeis Medal to NYU Law School Professor Arthur R. Miller on April 8, 2015. br /br /Miller is a leading scholar in the field of civil procedure. He is coauthor, with the late Charles Wright, of Federal Practice and Procedure. He has also authored more than 40 books and numerous articles, including “The Assault on Privacy: Computers, Data Banks, and Dossiers,” warning of the threat to privacy posed by information technology. br /br /Miller is one of the nation’s most distinguished legal scholars in the areas of civil litigation, copyright and unfair competition and privacy. He was selected to receive the Brandeis Medal this year because his work is consistent with the values of Justice Brandeis. For example, his “The Assault on Privacy” book – published in 1971 – pursued Justice Brandeis’s early concerns about privacy and foreshadowed emerging concerns about technology breaches. br /br /Because 2015 is the 50th anniversary of landmark privacy decision, iGriswold v. Connecticut/i, it is especially appropriate to recognize Professor Miller for his early awareness of the issues raised by developing technologies.  /ppIn addition, Professor Miller's work on PBS and elsewhere as a “teacher of the law to the general public” reflects Brandeis's beliefs in educating the public about legal matters. Prior to joining NYU’s Law School, Miller was the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard, where he taught for 36 years./ppAt this year’s presentation, which begins with a reception at 6 p.m. at the Seelbach Hotel, Miller will be joined by four panelists with a range of perspectives for an hour-long Fred Friendly-style discussion./ppThe cost per person for this event is $60. Please register before April 1 by visiting a href=http://www.law.louisville.edu title=www.law.louisville.eduwww.law.louisville.edu/a or calling 502-852-1230./p

Today: From Brown to the Present: The Road Beyond Michael Brown’s Ferguson and Eric Garner’s Staten Island

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:39
p Please join us for the first Diversity Program of the Spring 2015 semester, bFrom Brown to the Present: The Road Beyond Michael Brown’s Ferguson and Eric Garner’s Staten Island: A Conversation about ‘What it Means to be ColorBrave,”/b Tuesday, January 27. /p p a href=/node/16196Click here for complete information and details./a /p

Professor Levinson leverages fellowships to research employee ownership programs

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 16:58
pBrandeis School of Law Professor Ariana Levinson participated in the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations Mid-Year Fellows Workshop in New Brunswick, New Jersey, earlier this month./ppShe also served as a panelist for the session titled quot;What Would It Take for Worker Cooperatives to Rapidly Develop in the United States and Are These Conditions Realistic,” and as a discussant for quot;Body of Work Presentation: A Jeffersonian Society by Hamiltonian Means: A Blueprint for American Revival,quot; by Professor Robert Hockett of Cornell University School of Law./ppProfessor Levinson first became involved in the Rutgers’ fellowship program three years ago, when she “took a shot in the dark” and applied. She not only was accepted that first time, she also received a $5,000 fellowship and her article was subsequently published in UNLV’s Law Review./ppA year later, Professor Levinson received a $25,000 fellowship from the Rutgers’ school. She has used that money to research employee ownership programs, including the Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative./ppEach year, Rutgers’ School of Management and Labor Relations hosts two workshops – one in the winter at its home campus in New Jersey, and one in the summer in San Diego. Professor Levinson will attend the summer program this year as well./ppShe said the events feature the foremost experts in employee ownership from around the world, including Joseph Blasi, the distinguished professor at Rutgers’ School of Management and Labor Relations in charge of the fellowship program..br /“It is an honor to be chosen for them,” she said./ppProfessor Levinson credits her participation in Rutgers’ program for networking opportunities that have been presented for the Brandeis School of Law. For example, Richard Freeman, the Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University, has agreed to keynote the Warns-Render Labor amp; Employment Law Institute June 10-12 at the Seelbach Hotel./ppFreeman coauthored “The Citizen’s Share: Putting Ownership Back Into Democracy,” with Joseph Blasi and Doug Kruse, also a distinguished professor at the Rutgers’ School of Management and Labor Relations. /ppProfessor Levinson anticipates the continuation of participation as long as she’s invited. The events complement her area of focus – unions and employee ownership./pp“Unions are on the decline in this country. Employee ownership, in particular worker owned cooperatives, offers employees a means of having a voice and control. It hasn’t been studied by a significant number of Labor Law professors. That’s why we need this research in the Labor Law field,” she said. “I’ve been interested in this topic for a long time. I like to see more employees having a say in their place of employment. The result is that corporations go back to their original intention of contributing to the community rather than short-term profit.” /p

ULMobile App Brings the University to Your Smartphone

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 16:18
pa href=http://ulmobile.louisville.edu/ULMobile/a puts UofL at your fingertips. Explore departments, buildings and even campus art. The Card Safety feature provides rapid access to important information and instructions in the event of an emergency. The app also includes a campus directory and maps, a course catalog, athletics news, an event calendar, the complete library catalog and more. /ppDownload a href=http://ulmobile.louisville.edu/ULMobile/a to your smartphone and start browsing the library's catalog today!/p

Professor Abramson appointed to Center of Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:55
Professor Les Abramson has been appointed to be on the advisory committee for the Center of Judicial Ethics. The Center is part of the National Center of State Courts in Arlington, Virginia. br /br /The Center for Judicial Ethics is a clearinghouse for information about judicial ethics and discipline. It provides research support for the conduct commissions that investigate complaints of judicial misconduct and tracks opinions issued by ethics advisory committees.  br /br /According to its website, the CJE responds to hundreds of requests for information from reporters, judges, lawyers and others each year.  The CJE publishes the Judicial Conduct Reporter and other resources on judicial ethics.  Every two years, the CJE presents the National College on Judicial Conduct and Ethics.  As a private organization, the CJE does not have the authority to discipline or investigate judges. The CJE became part of the NCSC in 2014, following the dissolution of the American Judicature Society.br /br /Professor Abramson’s primary teaching areas are criminal procedure and civil procedure.

Professor Weaver chosen as panelist for 'Cybersurveillance in the Post-Snowden Age' event

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 16:31
pBrandeis Professor Russell Weaver is serving as a Scholar in Residence today and Friday at Washington and Lee University's School of Law. /pp He will also speak at Washington and Lee University's 2015 Lara D. Gass Symposium, Jan. 23 and 24 in Lexington, Virginia. This year's symposium topic is quot;Cybersurveillance in the Post-Snowden Age.quot;/ppAccording to the Washington and Lee University website, the speakers will address the architecture of cybersurveillance tools at the disposal of the NSA and other agencies in the midst of a big data revolution. The participants will examine various policy and legislative proposals that have been recommended in the aftermath of these leaks. Particular attention will be paid to the constitutional interests at stake, as well as the balancing of secrecy and national security objectives with transparency interests and privacy protections./ppThe event will also consider the potential impact of government and corporate responses to the Snowden disclosures: current litigation, legislative reform efforts, executive action and compliance approaches, corporate and technological adaptations and other responses./ppProfessor Weaver will be a panelist during the Saturday morning session titled quot;Interpreting the Fourth Amendment after Snowden.quot;/ppMore information about the event is available on the a href=http://law2.wlu.edu/lawcenter/page.asp?pageid=1723Washington and Lee University's Frances Lewis Law Center website/a. /ppnbsp;/ppnbsp;/p

Sayed Kashua Lecture and Discussion

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:10
The University of Louisville Jewish Studies Program warmly invites you to hear novelist, journalist, and screenwriter Sayed Kashua on quot;The Foreign Mother Tongue: Living and Writing as a Palestinian in Israelquot; at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in the Chao Auditorium of Ekstrom Library.  For reservations: a href=https://sayed-kashua.eventbrite.comhttps://sayed-kashua.eventbrite.com/a. 

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 9, No 1

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 17:17
The year's first issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features publications from Professors Jordan, Powell, Rothstein, and Warren.br /ullia href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2392425iA Christian Vision of Freedom and Democracy: Neutrality as an Obstacle to Freedom/i/a by Karen Jordan/lilia href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2531201iJustice Thomas, Brown, and Post-Racial Determinism/i/a by Cedric Merlin Powell/lilia href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2499701iFrom SARS to Ebola: Legal and Ethical Considerations for Modern Quarantine/i/a by Mark Rothstein/lilia href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2469360iThe Role of the States in the Regulation of Private Placements/i/a by Manning Gilbert Warren III/li/ulpMore 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

Professor McNeal chosen as panelist for National Center for Civil and Human Rights event

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 14:55
pBrandeis School of Law Professor Laura McNeal has been selected to be a panelist at the quot;Where Do We Go From Here?quot; event Jan. 20 at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta./ppquot;Where Do We Go From Herequot; is the title of Dr. Martin Luther King's last presentation and frames the discussion that will take place Jan. 20. The program will mark the rotation of a special collection of Dr. Martin Luther King's papers. This exhibition, titled quot;Strategies of the Civil Rights Movement,quot; has been on display since Jan. 12 and will continue through May 3./ppIn addition to McNeal, panelists include youth, educators, community activists and religious leaders. They will examine the relevance and efficacy of lessons, strategies and tools from the Civil Rights era to today's issues of inequality and injustice. McNeal will specifically focus on:/pulli How to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline;/liliEffective legal strategies and tools from the Civil Rights era that can be used as a framework for promoting equal educational opportunity in K-12 schools. /li/ulpMcNeal said she accepted the invitation to participate on the panel because of her passion and commitment to equal education opportunity./ppquot;At a very early age my grandmother and namesake, Laura B. McNeal, taught me the power of education. She stressed that education was the great equalizer, a gateway to a future with endless possibilities. My participation in this event allows me to help further the legacy of both Dr. Martin Luther King and my grandmother -- two individuals committed to equality for all,quot; McNeal said./ppThe event is being co-hosted by The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Hunton amp; Williams LLP and the Georgia State College of Law. /p

Law Library spotlights Louisville's role in civil rights trial

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 15:39
p class=p1img src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/lib-exp.png / /pp class=p1nbsp;/pp class=p1In October, the Brandeis School of Law’s Allen Court Room hosted a reenactment of the sensationalized Carl Braden trial of 1954, in which Braden was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sedition after he and his wife Anne purchased a home for an African American family in the Louisville area that is now Shively. The reenactment was part of a series of events to mark the 60supth/sup anniversary of the Wade/Braden story, which quickly became a formative event for Louisville and the nation as citizens grappled with a fledgling Civil Rights movement. /p p class=p1To commemorate the trial – and the events leading up to it – UL’s Law Library is featuring the exhibit, “Black Freedom, White Allies amp; Red Scare: Louisville, 1954.” The closing date is set for Jan. 30. /p p class=p1Also on that day, Professors Laura Rothstein and Jamie Abrams will host their classes in the library where Cate Fosl, director of the UofL Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, will provide an overview of the exhibit and historical context about the Braden/Wade story. Fosl is also Anne Braden’s biographer and her book, “Subversive Southerner” was a co-winner of the Oral History Association’s Book Award in 2003./p p class=p1bSedition charges/b/p p class=p1The historical context essentially begins in March of 1954 when Andrew and Charlotte Wade ask whites Carl and Anne Braden to help purchase a home after realtors repeatedly refused to sell to the African American family. The Bradens closed on a home in what is now Shively in May and hand the keys over to the Wades who were the only African Americans in the neighborhood. /p p class=p1Shortly after their move-in date, the Wade house was bombed and crosses were burned on the lawn. /p p class=p1Carl and Anne Braden were subsequently accused of staging the purchase and bombing as part of a communist plot to take over the state government./p p class=p1The case went to trial and Carl Braden was charged with sedition. At the time, working for racial integration was interpreted by many Southern whites to be an embrace of communism.  Braden was sentenced to 15 years and served eight months./pp class=p1Unable to live in the damaged house and still facing harassment, the Wades, who had a toddler and a newborn at the time, moved out of their house.  /pp class=p1Following the trial, the Bradens continued to fight for social justice, supporting civil rights, desegregation and labor issues, among other efforts. They were both arrested numerous times while protesting and landed on the FBI investigation list because of their alleged ties to the Communist party. /p p class=p1Carl Braden died in 1975. Prior to her death in 2006, Anne Braden was the University of Louisville’s first visiting scholar in Race and Gender Studies. /p p class=p1bThe exhibit and its significance/b/p p class=p1The exhibit itself features photos and archival materials from the home purchase, the trial Carl Braden’s imprisonment, the years following the case and the events of the era that strongly influenced the case. The exhibit is the result of a collaboration between the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, the University of Louisville Archives amp; Special Collections, Louisville Free Public Library and Courier-Journal Media./p p class=p1Robin Harris, public services librarian and professor of legal bibliography, said the exhibit is a good example of UL’s commitment to diversity. /p p class=p1“Well before the topic of diversity became mainstream, the university was working on it and the law school in particular has been a leader in diversity efforts for more than 20 years. All of the deans have been committed,” Harris said. “This exhibit is not only a good example of that, but also a good example of its commitment to interdisciplinary studies.” /p p class=p1The interdisciplinary angle comes from Fosl, who is a faculty member in the women’s and gender studies program within the College of Arts and Science. /p p class=p1Harris adds that, from a historical perspective, the exhibit also provides a powerful narrative about a “seminal event” in Louisville and US history. /p p class=p1“It’s been 60 years since this happened and it’s really important for people of all ages to know about this trial, from the purchase to the bombing to the trial, particularly from a law perspective,” Harris said. “We’re fortunate to have it here on display. It’s a fitting tribute to the role that Louisville had in the Civil Rights movement.” /p p class=p1More information about the story is available on NPR’s “Here and Now,” a href=http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/12/01/louisville-civil-rightsavailable online./a/p p class=p1The exhibit will next appear at the White Privilege Conference, March 11-15 at Louisville’s Galt House. /p

Brandeis professor participating in Rutgers event

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 10:14
pBrandeis Professor Ariana Levinson will participate in the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations Mid-Year Fellows Workshop in Honor of Louis O. Kelso in New Brunswick, New Jersey, from Jan. 11-13./ppAdditionally, on Jan. 11, Professor Levinson will be a panelist for the session: quot;What Would It Take for Worker Cooperatives to Rapidly Develop in the United States and Are These Conditions Realistic.quot; /ppOn Jan. 13, Professor Levinson will be a discussant on a quot;Body of Work Presentation: A Jeffersonian Society by Hamiltonian Means: A Blueprint for American Revivalquot; by Professor Robert Hockett of Cornell University School of Law./ppnbsp;/ppnbsp;/p

Kentucky ACLU's 60th anniversary exhibit kicks off

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 13:44
pThe quot;60 Faces of Libertyquot; exhibit begins today at the Ekstrom Library, and runs through March 31. The exhibit celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Kentucky ACLU and includes portraits, oral histories, narratives and artifacts to tell the story of the local ACLU affiliate./ppquot;60 Faces of Libertyquot; is part of a series of public events that are scheduled for this semester that focus on civil rights and first amendment issues defended by the ACLU. /ppThe University of Louisville is sponsoring this event through several departments and programs, including the Brandeis School of Law Partnership with the Central High School Law and Government Magnet program. The partnership with the Kentucky ACLU began in 2007, when the program adopted the Marshall-Brennan Civil Liberties curriculum to be taught by law students to law magnet seniors. The ACLU has provided contributions and other support to the law school's partnership since that time. /ppnbsp;/ppnbsp;/p

Black Freedom, White Allies Red Scare: Louisville, 1954

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 16:33
pThe Law Library is proud to be hosting the exhibit, “Black Freedom, White Allies amp; Red Scare: Louisville, 1954,” thanks to the generosity of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research. This fascinating and moving chronicle of events leading up to and including Carl and Anne Braden’s sedition trial will be open to everyone through January 23, 2015. br /br /If you did not see the exhibit when it was housed at the Louisville Free Public Library during the fall of 2014, you have another chance! Please stop by the Reading Room during any of the library’s operating hours.  And if you want to know more about the Braden’s story, the NPR showa href=http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/12/01/louisville-civil-rights “Here and Now”/a recently ran a detailed story on the 60th anniversary of the case.  /ppRead more in a href=/node/16008 quot;Law Library spotlights Louisville's role in civil rights trialquot;/a./pbr /pnbsp;/p

Professor Ariana Levinson on 'Local Right-to-Work Laws'

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:44
pProfessor Levinson was interviewed about local right-to-work laws by Katie Brandenburg of the Bowling Green Daily News on Tuesday, December 16. Professor Levinson is quoted in the resulting article quot;Simpson joins other counties with approvalquot; published on December 17. Professor Levinson was also interviewed on Thursday, December 18 by Lisa Autrey of WKU Public Radio, and recording snippets will be used in an upcoming program./ppnbsp;/ppba href=http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/simpson-joins-other-counties-with-approval/article_39d9e2c9-358a-5496-9d56-3e21d63e92ba.htmlRead more from Park City Daily News /a/b/ppba href=http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-counties-pass-local-right-work-laws-opinions-differ-their-legality?utm_referrer=http%3A//m.wkyufm.org/%3Futm_referrer%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.google.com%23mobile/57961Read more from WKU Public Radio /a/b/p

Professor Powell Continues Dialogue on Ferguson and Protesters

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

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

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

Professor Lars Smith Gives Talk in Australia

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

Boehl Professor Tony Arnold speaks on Sustainable Communities

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

All Day Fundraiser for the Harlan Scholars at Señor Iguanas!

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

All Day Fundraiser for the Harlan Scholars at Señor Iguanas!

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