Faculty News

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

Help Needed for Law Scool Courtyards Planting

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:37
span style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanpspan style=color: black; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; font-size: 10ptThe Law School is seeking students, faculty, staff, and alums to help with planting about 300 new plants and flowers in the Law School courtyards, July 9-12 in the mornings (8:30-Noon).  uOur greatest need is for volunteers in the morning of Thursday, July 10./u  If you can help, please email Professor Tony Arnold, a href=mailto:tony.arnold@louisville.eduuspan style=color: #0000fftony.arnold@louisville.edu/span/u/a, or student Jen Ewa, a href=mailto:jennifer.ewa@gmail.comuspan style=color: #0000ffjennifer.ewa@gmail.com/span/u/a, or just show up at the courtyards.  Thank you for your help in transforming our courtyards into beautiful, environmentally sustainable, community gathering spaces that can be well utilized by our entire Law School community./span/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /span

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.