Faculty News

Courtyards Preparation and Planting: Alumni, Students, Staff, and Faculty Help Needed with Law School

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:14
pThe Law School needs the help of as many alumni, students, staff, and faculty as possible to prepare the Law School courtyards for transformation to beautiful native landscaped spaces and functional gathering/community spaces.  We need LOTS of people to help with preparing the land and soils, transporting plants and flowers (several pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans are ideal), and planting.  We have estimated that this community-building project will take more than 100 person-hours of work.  The days and times for work on the courtyards are:/ppPrep Work (this is important work – we need plenty of people willing to lend a hand):br /   Thursday, June 26: morning, afternoon, and eveningbr /   Friday, June 27: morningbr /   Saturday, June 28: morning and afternoonbr /   Sunday, June 29: afternoon and evening/ppTransporting Plants (part of a caravan – need lots of trucks, vans, SUVs, etc.):br /Either Monday, July 7 or Tuesday, July 8 (timing depends on who is available and when the nurseries are open)/ppPlanting:br /   Wednesday, July 9: morning, afternoon, and eveningbr /   Thursday, July 10: morning, afternoon, and eveningbr /   Friday, July 11: morningbr /   Saturday, July 12: morning and afternoon/ppIf you can help at all, please contact Professor Tony Arnold at a href=mailto:tony.arnold@louisville.edutony.arnold@louisville.edu/a or Jen Ewa at a href=mailto:jennifer.ewa@gmail.comjennifer.ewa@gmail.com/a or (708) 307-4123.  The project is supervised by Jen and Professor Arnold in order to achieve a landscaping plan that was developed by all Law School constituencies in a participatory process and has been funded through the generosity of the Charles Hebel family.  This is a community-wide project that will make the Law School a better place.  Thank you for your help, as we work together to make this project a reality!/p

Spring Bar Publications

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:18
pspan style=font-size: smallHere's a review of recent law school related news from the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations./span/ppspan style=font-size: smallIn the bJune 2014 /b issue of the Louisville Bar Association's biBar Briefs/i/b, Dean Susan Duncan reports on how the quot;Law School's Strategic Plan Benefits from Legal Community Inputquot; and outlines its mission on page 6./span/ppspan style=font-size: smallHighlights from the LBA's bMay 2014 iBar Briefs/i/b include: /span/pullispan style=font-size: smallquot;Professor Ed Render's Legacy Lives on at the UofL School of Lawquot; by Dean Duncan and Professor Jones (page 6)/span/lilispan style=font-size: smallquot;Labor amp; Employment Moot Court Team Enjoys Unprecedented Successquot; (page 6)/span/lilispan style=font-size: smallquot;OSHA amp; Workers' Compensation: Beware Conflating the Twoquot; co-authored by Leah Rupp Smith, '13 (page 18) /span/li/ulpspan style=font-size: smallMore highlights from the LBA's bApril 2014 iBar Briefs/i/b include:/span/pullispan style=font-size: smallDean Duncan's quot;Spotlight on UofL School of Law's Environmental Law Educationquot; (page 6)/span/lilispan style=font-size: smallquot;Getting to the Know the Professor: Qamp;A with Professor Tom quot;Fitzquot; FitzGeraldquot; (page 6)/span/lilispan style=font-size: smallProps for the law school's adjunct professors (page 6)/span/lilispan style=font-size: smallquot;No Money, Mo' Problems: Researching Federal and State Budgetsquot;/span/li/ulpspan style=font-size: smallHighlights from the Kentucky Bar Association's bMay 2014 iBench amp; Bar /i/binclude:  /span/pullispan style=font-size: smallquot;UofL Alumni Serve as Role Models for Future Lawyers in 'Kentucky's' Global Economyquot; (page 20)/span/lilispan style=font-size: smallquot;Transactional Lawmeet Team Wins the Regional Competitionquot; (page 20)/span/lilispan style=font-size: smallquot;On the Movequot; (page 70) br //span/li/ulpspan style=font-size: smallIn the bMarch 2014/b issue of the KBA's iBench amp; Bar/i, Dean Duncan writes about quot;The Importance of Municipal Law Societyquot; and touts the faculty's service and leadership in several local civic organizations (page 22). Assistant Professor of Justice Administration, Michael Losavio, reviews quot;A Basics Handbook on Adobe Acrobat: Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyersquot; on page 25. The bi-monthly quot;On the Movequot; column beginning on page 54 features news about many of our law school's graduates. Lastly, Ed Render is remembered on page 64. br //span/ppspan style=font-size: smallBoth publications are available in the law library.  /span/p

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 4

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 11:07
div class=content div class=content pspan style=font-size: smallThe latest issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features articles covering timely issues in healthcare, human rights, family law and legal education./span/pullispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2442994iIntestate Inheritance and Stepparent Adoption: A Reappraisal/i /aby Jim Jones/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2445533iCreating a More Dangerous Branch: How the United Kingdom's Human Rights Act Has Empowered the Judiciary and Changed the Way the British Government Creates Law/i /aby JoAnne Sweeny/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2322946iDisability Discrimination Law: The Impact on Legal Education and the Legal Profession/i/a by Laura Rothstein/span/lilispan style=font-size: smalla href=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2436561iThe Latest Challenge to Health Privacy: Health Care Consolidation/i/a by Mark Rothstein /span/li/ulpspan style=font-size: small More information about the RPS:/span/pullispan 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 /div

Rising 3L Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 14:01
Michael Hasty's article, quot;a href=http://www.michbar.org/environmental/pdfs/spring2014.pdfStill Searching for Kennedy's Significant Nexus/a,quot; was published in the Spring issue of the iMichigan Environmental Law Journal/i (Vol. 32, No. 3, Spring 2014, Issue 95, pages 11-21). His article addresses the implications of Justice Kennedy's “man-in-the-middle” opinion in the 4-1-4 Rapanos case concerning federal regulatory jurisdiction over various types of wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Rapanos and Justice Kennedy's concurrence are regarded as among the most important developments in environmental law, water resources management, and federalism in the U.S. during the past two decades.  br / br /Mr. Hasty is a part-time law student and works as a Regulatory Specialist implementing Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the District office located in Louisville. He tells how the Army Corps of Engineers and lower courts have applied Justice Kennedy’s “significant nexus” test in deciding what qualifies as a “water of the United States.” Mr. Hasty also provides some early analysis of the Corps’ and EPA’s proposed rule defining “waters of the United States,” published in the iFederal Register/i on April 21, 2014, as a response to Chief Justice Roberts’s invitation to do so.