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Professor Cedric Merlin Powell Receives LBA Trailblazer Award

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:28
pOn February 25, Professor Cedric Merlin Powell, received the Louisville Bar Association’s annual Trailblazer Award, given each year during Black History Month at the Bar Association.  Previous recipients include the late Justice William E. McAnulty Jr. and numerous other distinguished lawyers, jurists, and public officials.  Professor Powell is the first member of the legal education community to be recognized by this award. Professor Powell’s remarks in receiving the award spoke of the essential principle of “empathy” in addressing issues of race. /pblockquotepiI am deeply humbled and honored to receive this award.  Not only is it profound to me that I am receiving an award named after one of the Commonwealth’s greatest jurists, I also share this great honor with a group of distinguished members of the Louisville and Kentucky bars.  I am especially honored to be the first law professor to receive this great privilege.  /i/p/blockquotepa href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/powell-trailblazeraward.pdfRead more of his remarks here./a /ppnbsp;/p

Law School Adopts Strategic Plan

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

Professor McNeal Delivered the Keynote Address at Harvard Law School Conference

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

Brandeis Medal Events

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

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

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

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 2

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:13
pWomen amp; the Law is the theme for the latest issue of our SSRN Research Paper series, which features publications from Professors Abrams, Fischer, Jordan, and Rothstein. /pullia href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2252886iEnforcing Masculinities at the Borders/i/a by Jamie R. Abrams/lilia href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2366466iThe Contraceptive Mandate/i/a by Karen Jordan/liliia href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2322947Reflections from an Era of Breaking Glass: 1984-1998/a/i by Laura Rothstein/liliia href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2335011 Be Direct!/a/i by Judith D. Fischer /li/ulul/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

2014 Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 11:40
p a href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Boehl%20Lecture%20Announcement%20Spring%202014.pdfBoehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy/abr /The University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Lawbr /quot;The Public Trust Doctrine: Our Inherent and Inalienable Property Rightquot;br /Professor Mary Christina Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor of Lawbr /Faculty Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Centerbr /University of Oregonbr /Thursday, April 10, 2014br /6:00 p.m.br /Room 275, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisvillebr /Reception Immediately Following Outside Room 275br /Open to the public (no RSVP needed). /p pa href=http://law.uoregon.edu/faculty/mwood/bMary Christina Wood/b/a is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Law and Faculty Director for the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at the University of Oregon. Professor Wood’s primary scholarly and teaching interests focus on natural resources law, climate change, property law, native law, and the environment. Her innovative sovereign trust approach to global climate policy is reshaping how we think about the environment and has been the foundation of atmospheric trust litigation brought on behalf of children nationwide and worldwide. Her most recent landmark work on the subject is Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age (Cambridge University Press, 2014)./ppThe Boehl Distinguished Lecture Series in Land Use Policy is one of several law and policy initiatives in land use and environmental responsibility at the University of Louisville, and is supported by the Herbert Boehl Fund, the Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund, and the Center for Land Use amp; Environmental Responsibility./p

Winter Bar Publications

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 15:44
pThe March 2014 issue of iLouisville/i magazine features its annual quot;Top Lawyersquot; report. Several of the law school's graduates are listed among the honorees, beginning on page 60. Among those profiled include land use and zoning specialist Deborah A. Bilitski, '95 (page 61), criminal defense attorney Scott C. Cox, '85 (page 64), and social security and disability law attorney Alvin D. Wax, '71 (page 72). 2013 Alumni Fellow, a href=http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/12656Stephen Porter/a, is also profiled in quot;Counsel for Yesteryearquot; on page 55. /ppHere are some more highlights:/pulliquot;What is your favorite courtroom movie?quot; (page 8)/liliquot;Thomson Smillie 1942-2014quot; by Keith L. Runyon, '82 (page 109)/li/ulpTax amp; Finance Law is the theme of the March 2014 iBar Briefs/i issue. br /br /Here are some highlights:/pulliquot;UofL Highlights the Importance of Tax and Finance Lawquot; by Dean Susan Duncan (page 6)/liliquot;Historically High Estate Tax Exemption Shifts Attention Toward Income Taxesquot; by Nicholas A. Volk, '09 (page 7)/liliquot;Crisscross Law: Tax amp; Financequot; by Sabine Kudmani Stovall, '09 (page 15)/liliquot;Requirements for Disinterment by Private Landownersquot; by Marlow P. Riedling, '11 (page 20)/liliquot;Members on the movequot; (page 23)/li/ulpCivil rights and diversity are the theme of the February 2014 iBar Briefs/i issue. br /br /Here are some highlights:/pulliquot;Diversity Among Top Priorities at Brandeisquot; by Dean Susan Duncan (page 6)/liliquot;Bench amp; Bar Socialquot; photo gallery (page 12)/liliquot;This Year's Honoreesquot; (page 14) /liliquot;Crisscross Lawquot; by Sabine Kudmani Stovall, '09 (page 21)/liliquot;Members on the movequot; (page 23)/li/ulpLegal Issues for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community is the theme of the January 2014 issue of iBench amp; Bar/i. The law school's column mentions Professors Laura Rothstein, Jamie Abrams, Sam Marcosson and how they're exploring LGBT issues in their curriculum. Greg Justis, 3L, is also cited for his paper, a href=http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/11431quot;Defining Union: The Defense of Marriage Act, Tribal Sovereignty and Same-Sex Marriagequot;/a. /ppSeveral Louisville alums are featured in quot;Who, What, When amp; Wherequot; on page 43 and Thomas E. Schweitz's, '90, bio appears quot;In Memoriamquot; on page 52. br /br /Each publication is available in the law library. /p

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

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:00
pThe Law and Government Magnet program was established at Central High School in 1986.  Partnerships with the Louisville Bar Association (beginning in 1992) and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law (beginning in 2001) have built on the success of the program.  Students in the program now serve in summer internships facilitated by the LBA and are taught substantive law and writing skills related to law by law students from the Brandeis School of Law.  Central students have participated in national court competitions through the program and two students placed first and second nationally in 2011.  /ppIn recognition of the success of the program, the Jefferson County Public School System has renovated the law and government magnet classroom to create a moot court space.  The new configuration will allow students to practice courtroom skills and to apply what they are learning in that setting.  bThe classroom will be dedicated on March 25, 2014, at 11:00 am at Central High School./b  Superintendent Donna Hargens will cut the ribbon at the event.  Fred Moore is the first Central student to participate in the program developed by the Brandeis School of Law to receive a law degree.  He is now an attorney in the Public Defender’s Office and he will deliver remarks on this special occasion.  /pEveryone who has been involved with the Central Partnership is encouraged to attend. 

Trustees Award

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 14:34
pThe Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville established The Trustees Award in 1989 to honor faculty who individually impact the future of our students.  (Note:  in the world you are but one person, but to one person you are the world.)  The award is intended to recognize faculty (full- or part-time; undergraduate, graduate, or professional; even groups of faculty) who have had, currently or in the past, an extraordinary impact on students.  The recipient will receive a $5,000 cash award and a commemorative plaque, which will be presented at University Commencement ceremonies in May, 2014. A plaque will also be placed in the Student Activities Center in honor of the recipient.  Members of the Board of Trustees provide the cash award through personal gifts to the University of Louisville Foundation, Inc.  The 2014 award will be announced prior to Commencement.  All faculty (with the exception of previous winners - Abramson and Arnold) are eligible to receive this award.  Nominations will be accepted from any member of the University community (faculty/students/staff/administrators/ Trustees) until March 18, 2014./ppThe nomination must consist of the Nomination Form and letters of support outlining the nominee’s qualifications and contributions to the University community. The award form can be downloaded at a href=http://www.louisville.edu/president/trustees/TrusteeAward.dochttp://www.louisville.edu/president/trustees/TrusteeAward.doc/a./ppNominations should be submitted to The Trustees Award Committee, Board of Trustees, University of Louisville, 102 Grawemeyer Hall, Belknap Campus, Louisville, KY 40292./p

Brandeis Law School Team Wins Chicago Regional Transactional Competition

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:34
pUofL Louis D. Brandeis School of Law’s a href=http://transactionalmeet.lawmeets.com/Transactional LawMeet/a team has won the Chicago Regional Round of the 2014 competition.  Team members bKiera Hollis/b (3L) and bMichael McGee/b (3L) were coached by Professor Lisa Nicholson.  This victory came in just the second year of the Law School’s participation in this competition.  Unlike the typical law school moot court competition that focuses on litigation skills, the Transactional LawMeet Competition is designed to allow students who have an interest in corporate law-related matters to match skills and wits in drafting and negotiating transactional documents.br /br /During the course of the two-month Regional Competition, team members were tasked with drafting a Supplemental Indemnification Agreement (as well as providing a subsequent mark-up of opposing counsel's proposed Agreement) in connection with third-party intellectual property claims that arose on the eve of their client's execution of a Stock Purchase Agreement.  The law students also participated in two separate hours-long conference calls with their client to ensure that the resulting proposed document would meet the client's objectives.  The Regional Competition concluded on February 28, 2014, when the team met in Chicago, IL for two rounds of face-to-face negotiations against assigned teams of opposing counsels -- one from the University of Kansas -- where they successfully scored a 1st place ranking for their efforts in representing their client, NSPC. br /br /As a result, Kiera Hollis and Michael McGee will be participating in the National Rounds in New York, NY on April 4-5, 2014.  This is truly a spectacular feat in light of the fact that only 14 of the 84 participating teams advanced to the next round.  The National Rounds will be hosted by the law firm, Sullivan amp; Cromwell LLP.br /br /The UofL team also would like to extend congratulations to the University of Kansas team for advancing to the National Rounds as well.  See you in New York! /p

Course Schedules for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 09:38
pThe course schedules for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 are posted on the Law School webpage under “Academics” at “Resources.”  These schedules are tentative and may change prior to registration.  Check the webpage for the most current schedule.  Contact Associate Dean Nowka if you have any questions./ppnbsp;/p

Professor Trucios-Haynes to Speak at the Civil Rights CLE this Friday

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 15:09
pspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'The LBA's new Human Rights Section was formed with a focus on immigration, civil rights (race, LGBTQ, women), international law and human trafficking. Their second seminar on a href=/node/13659Civil Rights and the Federal Court 50 Years Later/a/span will be held this Friday, March 7.a href=/faculty/enid_trucios-haynes Professor Trucios-Haynes/a will guide attendees though the right to counsel in international law, specifically the Avena case, a recent SCOTUS decision. /ppStudent registration is just $15. Call the LBA to register for the CLE (502) 583-5314 or visit the a href=https://www.loubar.org/CalendarCLE/Event.cfm?calid=1219amp;cd=41705amp;calview=mLouisville Bar Association/a. /ppnbsp;/p

Boston Globe Recognizes Research of UofL Law Professor

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 17:19
p class=p1bWritten By Rebecca Sears/b/p p class=p2Last Sunday's iBoston Globe/i featured a lengthy article on the quot;modern progressive's moral conundrumquot; regarding fetal personhood. It was the lead story in the paper’s “Ideas” section. The author drew largely from UofL law professor Luke Milligan’s research on John Rawls and fetal personhood. Professor Milligan is quoted a handful of times in the article./p p class=p2In the article Milligan explained how the wide use of the fetal ultrasound, beginning in the 1970s, has “forced us to come to terms with the similarities between fetuses and born children.” Milligan suggested in the article that there hasn’t been sufficient reflection on fetal rights within progressive circles. quot;It has become this conundrum, this intersection of human rights,quot; said Milligan. quot;It's incumbent on modern progressives to focus on the intersections of those rights, and figure out how best to mediate those conflicting rights.quot;/p p class=p2Professor Milligan explained to me that fetal personhood is a tough issue to write and talk about. He says that “many shy away from it because of the perceived implications for abortion rights--and anytime you get close to the abortion issue (particularly as a man) you invite some backlash.” Milligan clarifies that “fetal personhood is not a thinly-veiled religious claim about abortion; it's not even a conservative claim; rather it's a progressive claim about human rights—the human rights of the fetus.” He explains that “the claim is not grounded in God or tradition, but rather in a humanistic morality—the same morality that drives progressive views on civil rights, capital punishment, immigration, animal rights, and the environment.” Yet for a variety of reasons, Milligan says, “fetal personhood is the progressive issue that dare not speak its name.”       /p p class=p2Milligan joined the UofL faculty in 2008 after working as a criminal defense lawyer with the Williams amp; Connolly law firm in Washington, D.C. Milligan says that “teaching law at UofL is a terrific job. Many of my colleagues are leaders in their fields, and I get to think, write, and speak about the issues I feel are important. There’s nothing I’d rather do with my life.”  /p

Reflections of The Mighty Walk

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 17:09
pimg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/porter-libertymagazine.jpg alt=Stephen T. Porter's picture title=Stephen T. Porter's picture align=left border=10 hspace=10 //p In a href=http://www.libertymagazine.org/article/the-mighty-walkquot;The Mighty Walkquot;/a (iLiberty Magazine/i, May/June 2013), 2013 Alumni Fellow, a href=http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/12656Stephen T. Porter, '68/a, reflects upon the  events that led to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s visit to the law school on March 30, 1967. br /br /While on a break from classes at Duke University, he joined thousands of protesters at that monumentous rally in Montgomery, Alabama on March 25, 1965. It was there that he bonded with six young African-American college students who gathered together to hear the great orator speak. Just two years later, the legendary civil rights leader accepted the invitation of Mr. Porter and his classmates to speak at the law school. br /br /blockquoteiThe march into the city was on streets lined by locals taunting and cursing with racial epithets, but the crowd of marchers dominated the city that day and made its presence felt not only to the local populace and state leaders but also to the nation as a whole. The national press decided to cover this whole event (some claimed it was only because a White minister had been killed). More than 25,000 marchers heard the speakers ask for the right to vote for all citizens of Alabama. Best known of those speeches was certainly the one by Martin Luther King, sometimes referred to as the “How Long, Not Long” or the “Our God Is Marching On” speech. /ibr //blockquotebr /Visit a href=http://www.libertymagazine.org/article/the-mighty-walkiLiberty Magazine/i/a to read the full story. br /br /The public is invited to view several of the a href=http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/13514rare photos/a included in the story at a free event on Friday, February 28 to celebrate Black History Month. a href=http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/13217The Martin Luther King Jr. Photo Dedication amp; Graduates of Color Reunion/a will begin at 5:30 PM in the Allen Courtroom. br /br /Law Librarian, Robin Harris, was recently interviewed about the special collection by iWFPL News/i in their report, a href=http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-unveil-never-seen-martin-luther-king-jr-photosquot;University of Louisville to Unveil Never-Before Seen Martin Luther King Jr. Photosquot;/a. She also participated in a video produced by UofL's Office of Communications amp; Media, a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpIqFb6TbX0amp;feature=youtu.bequot;UofL Remembers MLK visitquot;/a, that includes testimonials of students who were in attendance on that historic day. 

University IT Closing Computer Repair April 30

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:16
p University IT's personal computer repair service will close permanently April 30, 2014. This change only affects repair for personally purchased computer hardware. Repairs in progress will be completed, but no additional equipment will be accepted for repair after this date. Help with malware removal, passwords and other software-related issues will remain available from the iTech Connect office located on the lower level of Miller Information Technology Center (where McAlister's is located). /p

UofL Sport Administration Speaker Summit

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:44
pAre you interested in the business of sports? This year the Brandeis School of Law and the Black Law Student Association have teamed up with the The College of Education and Human Development's Sport Administration program to support their fifth annual speaker series. The event brings together alumni, students, and leading professionals in the sporting industry. This year’s Speaker Summit will feature various sport industry professionals with experience in sport law, sport communication, and sport administration. This year’s Speaker Summit will be headlined by ESPN’s Jemele Hill. The last panel will include speakers Darren Heitner and Geoffrey Rapp brought in by the law school to talk about legal issue in college sports./ppThe event will be held on bFriday, February 28/b from 8 AM until 2:20 PM. The schedule of events can be seen span style=color: #323333; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 10pta href=http://uoflspadsummit.com/scheduleuspan style=color: #0000ffhere/span/u/a/span. Registration is $25 for law students, which includes both breakfast and lunch. The place to register for the event is span style=color: #323333; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 10pta href=http://uoflspadsummit.com/registrationuspan style=color: #0000ffhere/span/u/a/span. The Office of Professional Development is able to defer the cost of registration for the first 10 current law students to register and attend the conference. Bring your registration materials and proof of attendance to Prof. Lars Smith./ppStudents wishing to attend only the last panel on legal issues in college sports may attend that session for free./p

Congratulations to Professor Sweeny

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 16:45
p align=centerimg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/joanne-sweeny-son-frame.jpg / /pp align=centerCongratulations to Professor JoAnne Sweeny on the birth of her son, Redmond George French on February 21!  /pp align=centerHe weighs 7 pounds amp; 9 ounces. Both he and his mother are doing well. /p

There's a New Face at the Law School

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 10:19
pimg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/profile-pictures/picture-1771.jpg alt=Camilo M. Ortiz's picture title=Camilo M. Ortiz's picture align=left border=10 hspace=10 //p pbMeet Camilo Ortiz/b.  Camilo joined Brandeis School of Law as an Admissions Counselor in January 2014. He received his B.A. in Liberal Studies from University of California, Riverside and his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.   His primary duty is recruitment, with an emphasis on underrepresented groups and pipeline programs./ppStop by the Admissions Office and introduce yourself. /p

Professor Powell to Receive Trailblazer Award Today

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 10:13
pCelebrate Black History Month with the LBA.  Today at 4 p.m., as we celebrate Black History Month, Professor Cedric Merllin Powell will receive the 2014 Justice William E. McAnulty, Jr. Trailblazer Award. /ppDr. Tracy K’Meyer, chair of the Department of History at the University of Louisville, will recount the long and multifaceted struggle for school desegregation in Louisville. Dr. K'Meyer is the author of From Brown to Meredith: The Long Struggle for School Desegregation in Louisville, Kentucky./ppA reception to honor Professor Powell will begin at 5 p.m. following the program./p