Faculty News

Professor Russ Weaver Invited to Be Scholar-In-Residence for WL Cybersurveillance Symposium in January

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:01
p class=p1span class=s1In an effort to  engage many different parts of the university in the discussion on cybersurveillance, cyber security, and national security, Professor Russ Weaver has been invited to spend an additional day at Washington amp; Lee to serve as a scholar-in-residenceb./b Extended to only one of the symposium participants, as a scholar-in-residence at W amp; L, Professor Weaver will contribute to the academic life by participating in the symposium, a class in the Law School and a classes on the undergraduate side. Congratulations to Professor Weaver on this honor!/span/p

Professor Trucios-Haynes Weighs In on Constitutionality of Immigration Executive Order

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:54
p class=p1span class=s1Professor Trucios-Haynes joined 134 immigration professors and scholars who declared on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 that President Barack Obama's Executive Order providing temporary immigration relief from deportation to several million noncitizens in the United States is constitutional and within his administrative powers. /span/p p class=p2span class=s1 /span/p p class=p3span class=s2This was reported by a href=http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IMMIGRATION_SCHOLARS?SITE=APamp;SECTION=HOMEamp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULTamp;CTIME=2014-11-25-08-06-46bAP/b/a, ba href=http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/legal-scholars-obamas-immigration-actions-lawful/2014/11/25/1d116fa4-74a4-11e4-8893-97bf0c02cc5f_story.htmlThe Washington Post/a /band ba href=http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/11/25/us/politics/ap-us-immigration-scholars.html?ref=politicsNew York Times/a /b/span/p p class=p2nbsp;/p

Brandeis Professors Discuss Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:33
p class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifProfessors Cedric Merlin Powell and Laura McNeal spoke to media recently about the Ferguson grand jury decision. See their comments:/pp class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifa href=http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/11/24/ferguson-support-rally-planned-louisville-tuesday/70068514/bProfessor Powell/b/a/p p class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifa href=http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/how-wilson-could-have-de-escalated-the-conflict-363932227732bProfessor McNeal/b/a/pp class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifnbsp;/pp class=MsoNormal style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifimg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/LauraMcNeal2.png style=font-family: helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small / /p

Three Law Faculty Members Recognized By Louisville Bar Organizations for Community Engagement in 2014

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 17:02
p class=p1b /bOn three occasions during 2014, Louisville Bar organizations recognized members of the law faculty for their service and contributions to the legal profession in Louisville.  On 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. On October 2, Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes received the Lee A. Webb Award during the Louisville Bar Association Hispanic Heritage month program. On November 13, Professor Grace Giesel received the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County Achievement in Excellence (Lifetime Achievement) Award. Ordinarily these awards are given to judges or members of the practicing bar. Having these three awards given to members of the Brandeis School of Law faculty demonstrates that the law school does not exist in an “ivory tower.” This recognition reflects the many contributions law school faculty members make to the Louisville legal community./p

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 6

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 14:42
div class=contentspan style=font-size: smallThe sixth and final issue of our SSRN Research Paper series this year features articles covering issues in healthcare, environmental law, and legal education.br //span/divdiv class=contentullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2436627iAdaptive Water Law/i/a by Tony Anthony /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2412951iThe Attorney-Client Relationship In the Age of Technology/i/a by Grace Giesel /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2443005iRoads and Schools: Parallel Paths in the Government Role to Education for Students with Disabilities/i/a by Laura Rothstein /span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2443932iPromoting Public Health in Health Care Facilities/i/a by Mark Rothstein /span/li/ul/divspan style=font-size: small /spandiv class=contentspan style=font-size: smallMore information about the RPS:/spanullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://www.ssrn.com/link/U-Louisville-LEG.htmlBrowse /a/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=U-Louisville-LEGSubscribe/a/span/li/ul /div

Professor Grace Giesel Honored by the Women Lawyers Association for Achievement in Excellence

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:03
On November 13, a href=/faculty/grace_gieselProfessor Grace Giesel/a received the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County Achievement in Excellence (Lifetime Achievement) Award. Professor Giesel is the Flexner Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the Brandeis School of Law. She has a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship and service. Her award from WLA recognizes these achievements, and in particular recognizes the service she has given the Kentucky bench and bar in the area of Professional Responsibility and Ethics. Each spring, she presents a CLE program to the WLA. The award was presented by Professor Laura Rothstein, the 2011 recipient of the award at the WLA luncheon.  In her introductory remarks she noted quot;Everyone at the law school knows that if you ask Grace to serve in any way, she can be counted on to do an excellent job. My highest test for judging the character of my colleagues is 'would Louis approve.' In the case of Grace, there is no doubt that he would. Today is the birthday of Louis Brandeis, and I know he would be pleased that she receives this honor on his birthday.quot;

Tax Moot Court Team

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 14:45
The Moot Court Board congratulates Lee Wilson and Katie Halloran on making the the National Tax Moot Court Team. As members of the team, Lee and Katie will write a brief and present arguments as both petitioner and respondent. The competition will take place February 5-7, 2015, in Clear Water Florida. The team is coach by Professor Blackburn, Mark Hahn, and Laurie  McTighe.

Mark Rothstein Provides Expertise on Ebola Issues

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:48
p class=p1Mark Rothstein, Boehl Professor of Law and Medicine and Director of the University of Louisville Institute for Bioethics, has been a resource for the national debate on legal, medical, and ethical issues related to individuals in the United States. He has appeared on CNN and been quoted in the Washington Post and other national news outlines. He has commented on the issue of quarantine and other ethical and legal issues that relate to treatment of individuals with Ebola. His comments on this issue were introduced by Congressman John Yarmuth at recent Congressional hearings. His recent publication in the American Journal of Public Health provides a broad perspective about the issues raised by the Ebola epidemic.  /p

Rep. John Yarmuth Provides Perspectives on Immigration Reform Status at Diversity Forum on Women and Children at the Border

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:36
More than 51,000 unaccompanied children have crossed our nation’s borders since October 2013, an 88% increase from the previous year. They are fleeing violence and poverty in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Thousands of these children have made their way to Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana and are now awaiting deportation proceedings. On Tuesday, October 28th, an inter-disciplinary group of community activists, practitioners, students, and professors came together with Congressman Yarmuth to discuss responses to this humanitarian crisis. The program was coordinated by the Louisville Bar Foundation/Greenebaum Human Rights Fellows, Janet Lewis (3L) and Katherine Hall (2L). The program discussed the medical and psychological issues facing these immigrants, possible legal remedies available, and ways for the community to get involved. Panelists included Congressman John Yarmuth, 3rd District of Kentucky, Sarah Mills, Immigration Attorney-Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Nima Kulkarni, Louisville Bar Association Section on Human Rights, Jonathan Ruckman, Immigration Attorney-Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc., James Guinn, Survivors of Torture Recovery Center, Katherine E. Hall, Student Fellow, and Janet A. Lewis, Moderator and Student Fellow. 

Dinner A Movie

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:50
pThe LBA will be hosting Dinner amp; A Movie at the Kentucky Science Center on Thursday, November 6. The legal community is invited for food and drinks from 5-6:30 p.m. and will then receive preferred seating for a screening of the classic film, “Inherit the Wind,” which is based on the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial.”/ppThis could be a great opportunity for networking in a casual, fun atmosphere. Tickets are $20, but for law students we’re offering a discounted ticket of $15. This includes a buffet, complimentary beverage and movie candy to enjoy before or during the film. /ppFor more information or to register, go to a href=https://www.loubar.org/calendar/registration/?eventno=810https://www.loubar.org/calendar/registration/?eventno=810/a – or you may contact Jenny Bencomo at a href=mailto:jbencomo@loubar.orgjbencomo@loubar.org/a or (502) 583-5314. /p

Exam4 Now DOES Support Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite)

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:14
In yesterday's iDocket/i, the IT Dept. reported that Exam4 does not support Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) because we had been so advised by Extegrity, Exam4's publisher. bHowever, late yesterday afternoon, we received notice from Extegrity that Exam4 WOULD now support Yosemite./b We requested that they make the Yosemite version of Exam4 immediately available for download and installation. Consequently, students who have upgraded to Yosemite, or who wish to may do so and, may now use Exam4. Yosemite users download the Yosemite version of Exam4 and take a practice exam b by Friday evening's deadline/b.

Professor Cedric Merlin Powell to be on Civil Rights Symposium Panel

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:58
div p class=p1Cedric Merlin Powell will be on a panel on the topic ofspan class=s1br / /spanbEducation: Equal But Separate?br //bbiMilliken/i, “Neutral Principles,” and Post-Racial Determinism. /b/p/divdiv /divdiv /divimg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Global-symposium-flyer2.png align=left width=550 /

Congratulations, Grateful Decedents!

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:08
Congratulations to Lawlapalooza 2014 champs the Grateful Decedents,  featuring 3Ls Mina Khalil and Greg Daly.  Thanks to 3L Emily DeVuono, whose band, The Perpetual Motions, played a great set, as well. All eight bands rocked for a wonderful, worthy cause, the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Fund, and this year's event drew a great turnout of students, staff, faculty, and the local legal community. Many thanks to our 2014 Ewing Fellow, Jenn Pence, and our student MCs, Jeff Perkins, Jessica Homer, Caitlin McQueen, Alexandria Bridges, China Hepburn, and James Shockley, for all their help and especially for their enthusiasm!

Lawlapalooza Student Band of the Day: The Grateful Decedents

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:37
p The Grateful Decedents, playing rock, reggae rock, blues rock, funk rock, classic rock, and ragnarok, feature 3Ls a href=/user/1527Greg Daly/a on vocals and a href=/user/1517Mina Khalil/a on electric guitar and vocals. The five musicians from the Louisville area started a band just to play Lawlapalooza this year. /p p Once onstage, the virtuosity of each member – the vocal prowess of Greg Daly, the face-melting techniques of guitarists Mina Khalil and Carl Koontz, the hard-hitting basslines of Darren Beckham, and the earthquaking kicks 'n snares courtesy of Jordan Daly – will fuse into a single entity and fill your ears with the truth. You will surely doubt whether you have ever truly used your ears before that moment. /p p And then, once their set is over, each member will slowly fade into transparency like Marty McFly and disappear into the ether forever, never to be seen again. /p p Come out to Lawlapalooza 2014 at the Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Avenue, and support your fellow students ‒ and help them carry away the cherished Lawlapalooza Cowbell Trophy. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and The Grateful Decedents perform at 9:30. Tickets are on sale now in the Law Resource Center, room 272, $10 advance and day of show. /p