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Mark Your Calendar - Courtyard Dedication and First Brandeis Brief Break Ice Cream Social!!

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:22
pGet ready for the first Brandeis Brief Break of the year.  In addition, we will be dedicating the newly restored courtyard at the same time!/ppnbsp;/ppWednesday, September 24th, 12:15 pm - 2 pm in the Mosaic Lobby and Courtyard./ppnbsp;/ppComfy Cow Ice Cream will be provided!  Stop by an enjoy the ice cream and courtyard./p

From University IT: Integrated Address Books Being Restored

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:13
p strongFrom University IT .../strong /p blockquote p Good news! IT has begun the process to restore the integrated address books in both Exchange and CardMail. Over the next week you will begin to see your Exchange and CardMail address books re-populate with names from both email systems. When complete the address books will contain the names of all users who have an active university email account, including faculty, staff, students and retirees. Notification will be sent when the process has completed. /p p Two noticeable changes from the previous integrated address books: /p ul liFor some individuals you will see two entries in the address books. This indicates that person has both an Exchange and CardMail account. When using the address book you should take care to select the appropriate entry./li liLync sessions created between CardMail and Exchange accounts will now require use of the complete email address, for example, a href=mailto:imuserid@exchange.louisville.eduimuserid@exchange.louisville.edu/a or a href=mailto:imuserid@cardmail.louisville.eduimuserid@cardmail.louisville.edu/a. You will no longer be able to select entries from the address books. /li /ul p We thank you for your patience while we addressed the various problems encountered with your email service. /p p Questions: Contact the HelpDesk at 852-7997 or a href=mailto:helpdesk@louisville.eduhelpdesk@louisville.edu/a. /p

UofL Grant Takes Aim at Legal Barriers That Hinder Genetic Research

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:35
p class=p1University of Louisville law and medicine professor Mark A. Rothstein has received a two- year $612,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to foster international collaboration on genetic research while maintaining human rights and privacy./pp class=p3span class=s2a href=http://www.law.louisville.edu/faculty/mark_rothsteinRothstein/a/span is an expert on the legal and ethical issues raised by genetic research—including compiling large collections of biological specimens./pp class=p3“International collaboration in genetic research is extremely valuable in advancing understanding and developing new therapies,” Rothstein said. “We need to make sure that essential privacy laws don't unnecessarily interfere with research.quot;/pp class=p3Rothstein has a joint appointment at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and the School of Medicine. He holds the Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine and is the founding director of the university’s Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law. He frequently writes and comments on issues of bioethics, genetics and health privacy./pp class=p1span class=Apple-tab-span /spanRothstein will conduct the research with co-investigator Bartha Maria a href=http://www.genomicsandpolicy.org/en/team-member/no9span class=s2Knoppers/span/a, a medicine professor and director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Legal experts from 26 countries will take part in the research effort./pp class=p1Their findings and recommendations will take aim at removing legal impediments to international collaboration on health research and be published in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics in 2016./p

Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes to Receive the Lee A. Webb Award

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:18
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Lawlapalooza Band Registration Begins!

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:28
p Band registration for a href=http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/14325Lawlapalooza 2014, quot;A Bran Deis Night/a,quot; began Monday, Sept. 1. Seven bands have already registered, leaving one available slot. If you wish to register your band to participate, a href=http://louisville.edu/law/events target=_blankgo here/a. /p p Registered bands include: /p ul liThe Grateful Decedents, featuring 3L a href=/user/1517Mina Khalil/a/li liFrederick/li liMersey Shore/li li100% Legal/li liThe Bottles/li liIrrational Basses, and/lilidefending champs The Subconscionables, featuring a href=/faculty/timothy_hallProfessor Tim Hall/a on guitar and a href=/staff/james_beckerAsst. Dean Jim Becker/a on drums/li /ul p Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands, benefits the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Fund, which provides summer fellowships for Brandeis School of Law students to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS. /p p Lawlapalooza 2014 will be held Thursday, October 16, at the Phoenix Hill Tavern. Tickets are $10 each and will be on sale soon. This year's theme commemorates 50 years of Beatlemania, with each band performing at least one Beatles song. /p

Law School Unveils Portrait of Edwin Render

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

Professor Grace Giesel Instrumental in Kentucky Supreme Court Opinion

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

Professor Laura McNeal on CNN

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

Bloomberg Businessweek Interviews Professor Ariana Levinson

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

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

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:14
p class=p1On August 19span class=s1supth /sup/spanDavid Herzig, the Petrilli Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, presented iCoasean Approach on Inbound Real Estate Investment/i, at the University of Chicago Junior Faculty Workshop./p

Professor Jamie Abrams Receives Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:28
p class=p1Assistant Professor of Law Jamie Abrams has been named the recipient of this year’s university-wide Presidential Exemplary University Multicultural Teaching Award, sponsored by the University of Louisville’s Diversity Programming Committee of Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality. Previous winners of the award include fellow Brandeis School of Law professors Enid Trucios-Haynes and Cedric Powell. /pp class=p1The intent of this teaching award is to affirm, value, honor, and recognize members of the university teaching staff (full- or part-time; undergraduate, graduate and/or professional) who integrate multicultural and global perspectives into their scholarship, teaching practices, curriculum, and research. /pp class=p1Professor Abrams, who has served as an assistant professor at the law school since 2012, was nominated for the award by Dean Susan Duncan, who had personally observed Professor Abrams’ teaching style. Her nomination provided information on the ways in which she incorporates multicultural perspectives into her classroom and scholarship./pp class=p1Professor Abrams regularly teaches torts, domestic relations, legislation, and a seminar on women and the law; despite the diverse array of topics she teaches, Professor Abrams said that she has, at least, one common goal among all of these classes: “My goal is not just to teach what the law is in a value-neutral, abstract way, but also to push students to think harder about who actually wins and loses based on what the legal rule or standard is…I want to make sure that we pause and reflect on who’s left out of the standard that we just selected and studied.”/pp class=p1This way of thinking is sometimes particularly challenging for students who “often approach the law with a sense of reverence and a really high regard for the study of law, which almost creates a built-in bias because you believe what you’re learning ihas/i to be the right way…or that diversity is merely a tangent in the casebook, which is not the case,” said Abrams. /pp class=p1According to Professor Abrams, a straightforward example of the application of her multicultural perspective teaching style can be seen in her domestic relations class, where much of the law is framed around the institution of marriage. From a multicultural perspective, notes Professor Abrams, this framing can be problematic as the institution of marriage explicitly excludes whole members of the population, whereas other people simply choose to opt out of marriage, thereby privileging certain families based upon marriage, and consequently privileging certain families because of class, race, sexual orientation, or other characteristics.  /pp class=p1Similarly, when producing her scholarship, Professor Abrams seeks to try out her ideas in workshops in diverse and interdisciplinary settings, immerse herself into the legal context in which she is trying to better understand, and challenge herself to analyze whatever legal issues she is writing about from a variety of different “lenses” rather than starting with a basic assumption about how a law or laws apply to different groups of people. /pp class=p1In fact, this penchant for challenging widely-held assumptions in the practice and study of law likewise served as the basis for Professor Abrams’ forthcoming scholarly piece in 2015, where she argues for reframing the Socratic method at law schools—a method that “disincentivizes inclusion and diverse perspectives” by its inherent nature—and replacing this traditional method with a client-focused approach, where students can think of how a particular precedent would affect one of their clients. /pp class=p1nbsp;/pp class=p1Receiving the award has already affected Professor Abrams: she has been further motivated to continue to incorporate and learn new multicultural perspectives in her teaching and work with the support of her colleagues and mentors in the university community. /p

Dean Susan Duncan Selected for 2015 Leadership Louisville Class

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:58
p class=p1The Leadership Louisville Center has selected the Leadership Louisville Class of 2015 — the 36span class=s1supth/sup/span class of the Center’s signature program for established community leaders. Since 1979, Leadership Louisville has ensured that the community’s most influential and esteemed leaders are knowledgeable about issues, well-networked and passionate about the success of the region. These talented leaders will spend ten months going on exclusive tours and having hands-on experiences, all with area leaders who take on our community’s biggest challenges every day. Armed with new knowledge, connections and perspectives, Leadership Louisville graduates are prepared to take their places as effective community leaders. /p p class=p1The Leadership Louisvilleb /bprogramb /bwill begin in August 2014 and run through May 2015.  The sixty members of the bLeadership Louisville Class of 2015 /bare: b(/ba href=http://www.leadershiplouisville.org/leadership-louisville/leadership-louisville-class-of-2015/View photo roster/ab)/b/p p class=p2bPatrick Armstrong/b, Kentucky Derby Festival; bDuane Battcher/b, Donan; bCleo Battle/b, Louisville Convention amp; Visitors Bureau; bBrian Bingham/b, Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District; bRegina Blake/b, Zelkova Strategic Partners; bJohn Brown/b, PNC Bank; bSteve Bryant/b, RunSwitch PR; bNeil Budde/b, The Courier-Journal; bDivya Cantor, M.D./b, Wellpoint; bLisa Causarano/b, Junior League of Louisville; bJason Clark/b, VIA Studio; bRobert Couch, M.D./b, Greater Louisville Medical Society; bJennie Jean Davidson/b, Better Together Strategies, LLC;/p p class=p3nbsp;/p p class=p2bSundeep Dronawat, Ph.D./b, POS on CLOUD; bSusan Duncan/b, University of Louisville; bMaggie Elder/b, Metro United Way; bMeredith Erickson/b, The Norton Foundation, Inc.; bMark Farmer/b, Wyatt, Tarrant amp; Combs, LLP; bMarjorie Farris/b, Stites amp; Harbison, PLLC; bBilly Fowler/b, The Benefits Firm; bJames Frazier, M.D./b, Norton Healthcare; bDawne Gee/b, WAVE 3; bRob Givens/b, RPG Consulting; bAnkur Gopal/b, Interapt; bBert Griffin/b, Spalding University; bMark Grindstaff/b, Brown-Forman Corporation; bJason Groneck/b, GBBN Architects; bMike Guyer-Wood/b, Muhammad Ali Center; bBethany Heckel/b, Kosair Charities; bDewey Hensley, Ph.D./b, Jefferson County Public Schools; bCara Hicks/b, Louisville Ballet;/p p class=p3nbsp;/p p class=p2bTony Holland/b, Poe Companies; bStephen Houston/b, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC; bMaria Hughes/b, Humana, Inc.; bPattie Imperial/b, Fifth Third Bank; bKevin Joynt/b, CPA, Deloitte; bJackie Keating/b, Dare to Care Food Bank; bCharles Keckler/b, Baptist Healthcare System, Inc.; bAdam Kempf/b, Norton Healthcare; bChristine Koenig/b, CPA, DMLO; bPeter Kremer/b, Bellarmine University; bBrian Long/b, DuPont; bKathy Minx/b, Humana, Inc.; bTim Newton/b, Papa John's International; bSteve Phillips/b, LGamp;E and KU Energy LLC; bTyra Redus/b, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; bJanet Reilly/b, US Bank;/p p class=p3nbsp;/p p class=p2bSadiqa Reynolds/b, Louisville Metro Government; bChris Robinson/b, Frost Brown Todd LLC; bRick Smith/b, KentuckyOne Health; bChristie Spencer/b, Passport Health Plan; bSteve Stragand/b, Messer Construction Co.; bJason Stuecker/b, Forcht Bank; bGary Tyler/b, Louisville Business First; bThomas Wheatley/b, Woodmen of the World; bJaleigh White/b, Hilliard Lyons; bScott Williamson/b, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary; bThomas Wobbe/b, The Underwriters Group; bJulie Wood/b, GE Appliances; and bJason Zachariah/b, Kindred Healthcare, Inc./p p class=p2bAbout the Leadership Louisville Center:/b/p p class=p2Created in 1979, the Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. Its mission is to grow and connect a diverse network of leaders who serve as catalysts for a world-class community through dynamic programming and strong community connections. Over 6,000 community leaders have graduated from the Center’s programs that include Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville and Bingham Fellows. In 2011, the Leadership Louisville Center was recognized as one of the top seven community leadership programs in the U.S. in a benchmark study by the Center for Creative Leadership, the “gold standard” global provider of executive leadership education and research.b /b/p

Professor Trucios-Haynes Appointed as Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 15:20
pProfessor Enid Trucios-Haynes has been appointed as Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville. According to the institute’s mission statement, it advances the work, study and practice of peacebuilding, social justice and violence prevention through the development of innovative educational programs, training, service and research. /pp“I am committed to the values of the MAI [Muhammad Ali Institute] relating to the promotion of peace and social justice. The MAI focuses on initiatives that support human dignity, foster responsible citizenship, further peace and justice and address the impact of violence in local, state, national and international arenas,” said Professor Trucios-Haynes, who, in addition to her new director’s role, also serves on the Metro Louisville Ethics Commission, as Vice Chair of the board of the ACLU of Kentucky and on its Executive and Litigation Review Committees, and directs an Immigration Externship at the Brandeis School of Law.  “My longstanding work around the social justice issues in immigration law and policy, as well as international human rights law is clearly related to the mission of the [institute]. The opportunity for collaboration with the Ali Institute is particularly exciting.”/ppOne attractive aspect regarding her work for the Ali Institute, said Professor Trucios-Haynes, is gaining the ability to witness and assist the work of Ali Scholars, whom she called “future leaders in their communities.” In the Ali Scholars Program, the students, among their other duties, are expected to select an expert area related to peace or social justice on which to focus, conduct research on a topic related to his or her expert area, and, finally, design and implement a local, national or international project related to his or her expert area. Part of the program also includes a biannual international trip that helps provide the scholars a global perspective on the lessons learned and matters emphasized during the program; this year, nine UofL students in the Ali Scholars Program visited Rwanda, a country only two decades removed from the genocide that occurred within its borders./ppWith so many great features, staff, and students already, what’s potentially next for the Ali Institute under the direction of Professor Trucios-Haynes?/pp“I hope to expand the presence of the MAI in the university and local community by focusing on local, national and international impact of violence affecting teens,” she said. “I plan to reinvigorate the faculty resource group to work on research projects related to the impact of violence on teens in our local community. At the national level, I hope the MAI can investigate the issues relating to the violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that has led to the humanitarian crisis of the large scale migration of unaccompanied children and families to the United States.” /p

Volunteers Transform Law School Courtyards

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:14
p class=p1Check out the transformation that has taken place in the Law School courtyards, to be named the Charles Hebel, Jr., and Carol Hebel Courtyards. The Law School community has turned these previously unused and unattractive spaces into environmentally, humanly, and socially sustainable spaces with (mostly) native landscaping and places to relax and enjoy nature. The landscaping and planting work is done, and in the coming weeks, the courtyards will be power-washed and outdoor furniture will be installed. The soil around the pin oak in the west courtyard will be decompacted later this fall, and eventually hostas will be added around it.  A huge thanks to our donors, Charles Hebel, Jr., a 1955 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, his wife Carol Hebel, and his son Charles Hebel, III, as well as to two University departments – Physical Plant and Communications/Media – which provided major ongoing support for this project. And a huge thanks to all of the members of the Law School community who were involved in conceiving the project, designing the plans, and doing the hard work of preparing the soils, transporting the plants to the law school, and planting the plants. The three dozen volunteers – students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends (including from other academic units) – who worked on the project during the past three weeks include:/p p class=p1Les Abramson/p p class=p1Tony Arnold/p p class=p1Angela Beverly/p p class=p1Ross Bradley/p p class=p1Scott Campbell/p p class=p1Alexandra Chase/p p class=p1Susan Duncan/p p class=p1Jen Ewa/p p class=p1Linda Ewald/p p class=p1Ryan Fenwick/p p class=p1Judy Fischer/p p class=p1Jacob Giesecke/p p class=p1Grace Giesel/p p class=p1James Giesel/p p class=p1Brandon Johnson/p p class=p1Mr. amp; Mrs. Jeremy Kirkham/p p class=p1Emily Kosse/p p class=p1Maria Kosse/p p class=p1Eric Matthews/p p class=p1Matt McClinton/p p class=p1Tyler Miller/p p class=p1Jon-Paul Moody/p p class=p1Ella Neely/p p class=p1Rick Nowka/p p class=p1Mickey Paul/p p class=p1Debra Reh/p p class=p1Laura Rothstein/p p class=p1Eunice Salazar/p p class=p1Shelley Santry/p p class=p1Bailey Schrupp/p p class=p1Chris Schulz/p p class=p1Allison Frakes Smith/p p class=p1Virginia Smith/p p class=p1Michael Van Sickle/p p class=p1Becky Wimberg/pp class=p1nbsp;/p p class=p1a href=http://www.whas11.com/community/Group-of-volunteers-work-to-change-landscape-at-UofLs-Law-school-266634091.htmlThe project was featured on WHAS11/a and a href=http://louisville.edu/uofltoday/campus-news/volunteers-sprucing-up-law-school-courtyardsUofL Today/a as an example of a volunteers giving back to the community./pp class=p1Come, hang out, and enjoy!/p

Check Out the Transformed Courtyards!

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:36
pCheck out the transformation that has taken place in the Law School courtyards, to be named the Charles Hebel, Jr., and Carol Hebel Courtyards.  The Law School community has turned these previously unused and unattractive spaces into environmentally, humanly, and socially sustainable spaces with (mostly) native landscaping and places to relax and enjoy nature.  The landscaping and planting work is done, and in the coming weeks, the courtyards will be power-washed and outdoor furniture will be installed.  The soil around the pin oak in the west courtyard will be decompacted later this fall, and eventually hostas will be added around it.  A huge thanks to our donors, Charles Hebel, Jr., a 1955 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, his wife Carol Hebel, and his son Charles Hebel, III, as well as to two University departments – Physical Plant and Communications/Media – which provided major ongoing support for this project.  And a huge thanks to all of the members of the Law School community who were involved in conceiving the project, designing the plans, and doing the hard work of preparing the soils, transporting the plants to the law school, and planting the plants.  The three dozen volunteers – students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends (including from other academic units) – who worked on the project during the past three weeks include:/ppLes Abramsonbr /Tony Arnoldbr /Angela Beverlybr /Ross Bradleybr /Scott Campbellbr /Alexandra Chasebr /Susan Duncanbr /Jen Ewabr /Linda Ewaldbr /Ryan Fenwickbr /Judy Fischerbr /Jacob Gieseckebr /Grace Gieselbr /James Gieselbr /Brandon Johnsonbr /Mr. amp; Mrs. Jeremy Kirkhambr /Emily Kossebr /Maria Kossebr /Eric Matthewsbr /Matt McClintonbr /Tyler Millerbr /Jon-Paul Moodybr /Ella Neelybr /Rick Nowkabr /Mickey Paulbr /Debra Rehbr /Laura Rothsteinbr /Eunice Salazarbr /Shelley Santrybr /Bailey Schruppbr /Chris Schulzbr /Allison Frakes Smithbr /Virginia Smithbr /Michael Van Sicklebr /Becky Wimberg/ppThe project was featured on WHAS11 as an example of a volunteers giving back to the community: a href=http://www.whas11.com/community/Group-of-volunteers-work-to-change-landscape-at-UofLs-Law-school-266634091.htmlhttp://www.whas11.com/community/Group-of-volunteers-work-to-change-landscape-at-UofLs-Law-school-266634091.html/a.  Come, hang out, and enjoy!/p