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The Diversity Committee Presents: Our Country, Appalachia, and The Never-Ending Path To Poverty

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:21
p class=MsoNormalOn Tuesday, March 3, the Diversity Committee will host a discussion on the current state of poverty in America and the role of law in promoting or hindering economic equality. Although the program will discuss the intersection of poverty and the law from a national perspective, the emphasis will be on the Kentucky region (Louisville and Appalachian) in hopes that it will allow students to truly understand the realities of poverty within our own communities. The program will include a diverse group of panelist from the fields of law, economics, and public interest work. Students with a desire to work with indigent clients through practice public interest law or that will be applying for one of the summer public interests fellowships are strongly encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided! /pp class=MsoNormalnbsp;/pp class=MsoNormal style=text-align: centerbTuesday, March 3, 2015/b/pp class=MsoNormal style=text-align: centerbCox Lounge/b/pp class=MsoNormal style=text-align: centerb12-2 PM/b/pp class=MsoNormalnbsp;/pp class=MsoNormaluSuggested Readings:/u/pp class=MsoNormal span style=font-size: 10.5pt“New IRS Data Gives Fresh Look at Income Inequality,” available at /spana href=http://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-irs-data-give-fresh-look-at-income-inequality-2015-01-29/print style=font-size: 10.5pthttp://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-irs-data-give-fresh-look-at-income-inequality-2015-01-29/print/a/p p class=MsoNormalspan style=font-size: 10.5pt /span/p p class=MsoNormalspan style=font-size: 10.5pt“Robert Reich:  10 ways to close the inequality gap,” available at  a href=http://www.salon.com/2014/05/13/robert_reich_10_ways_to_close_the_inequality_gap_partnerhttp://www.salon.com/2014/05/13/robert_reich_10_ways_to_close_the_inequality_gap_partner/a/o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormalspan style=font-size: 10.5pt /span/p p class=MsoNormalspan style=font-size: 10.5pt“A New Majority Research Bulletin:  Low Income Students Now a Majority in the Nation’s Public Schools,” available at:o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormalspan style=font-size: 10.5pta href=http://www.southerneducation.org/Our-Strategies/Research-and-Publications/New-Majority-Diverse-Majority-Report-Series/A-New-Majority-2015-Update-Low-Income-Students-Nowhttp://www.southerneducation.org/Our-Strategies/Research-and-Publications/New-Majority-Diverse-Majority-Report-Series/A-New-Majority-2015-Update-Low-Income-Students-Now/ao:p/o:p/span/p u5:p/u5:p

Incoming Editorial Board selected for the University of Louisville Law Review

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 08:54
pThe Editorial Board of the University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce their successors for Volume 54:/pp   Editor in Chief: Daniel Reed/pp   Senior Articles Editor: Emily Meyer/pp   Senior Notes Editor: Emily Irwin/pp   Articles Editors: Vlad Bursuc, Megan Diffenderfer, Tyler Larson/pp   Notes Editors: Lindsey Boyd, Kari DiCecco, Katherine Vail/pp   Articles Selection Editor: Carolyn Purcell/pp   Online Content Editor: Andrew Weeks/pp   Executive Editor: Dallas Selvy/pp   Managing Editor: Ben Jakubowicz/ppThe University of Louisville Law Review is the principal law review publication of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Managed exclusively by students, the Law Review is a scholarly publication devoted to developing the law, evaluating legal institutions and analyzing issues of law and public policy. The Law Review features student notes and articles written by nationally and globally recognized experts. The Editorial Board and Staff of the Law Review publish three issues per year and have editorial control over its content. /ppCongratulations to the newly minted Editorial Board for Volume 54! /p

Law School Diversity Reception

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 15:27
Join us Wednesday, February 11, as we celebrate Black History Month with fellow alumni at Champion Sports Bar (located in the Downtown Marriott). This pre-game party starts at 5:30.  Come join the fun!

Bellarmine National Trial Competition

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:35
Bellarmine University will be hosting a National trial competition the weekend of March 13 to 15, with one round Friday evening from 6:00 pm  to 9:30 pm, second round Saturday morning 9:00 am  to 12:30 pm, the third round Saturday afternoon , 2:00 pm  to 5:30 pm and the final round 9:00 am  to 12:30 pm.  They want to recruit 24 law students who have taken Evidence to be presiding judges  to rule on objections and keep the trials moving forward. Law students will not be scoring judges only presiding judges. Law students will have the opportunity to meet over  a 100 local attorneys during the competition while attending the pretrial judges’ instructions and during the trials. Interested law students need to attend a two-hour judge’s boot camp prior to the tournament conducted by Chris Schaefer and Jim Wagoner.  Interested students should contact:  Jim Wagoner at (502) 582-1381 orbr /a href=mailto:jwagoner@fkplaw.comjwagoner@fkplaw.com/a.  This is a GREAT way to network with practicing attorneys so please consider volunteering.

Law Clinic’s Associate Director honored by UofL for outstanding performance

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 13:13
pSimone Beach, Assistant Director of the Law Clinic at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, was honored last week by UofL President James Ramsey at the annual Outstanding Performance Awards Reception. /ppThe award recipients are chosen based on their “hard work, dedication to students and the university, leadership and public service.”/ppBeach has worked at the Law School for more than 15 years and is a licensed attorney. At the Law Clinic, where the primary work law students handle is to help low-income victims of domestic violence obtain protective orders, she counsels students and clients as they work to achieve the goal of safety for the victim./ppBeach is the first face people see when they enter the clinic, which provides a vital service to those unable to afford the services of a private attorney. While each student represents an average of 12 clients, she is involved in every case in some way, meaning her work has impacted an untold number of people who can be more at peace in their daily lives. /p

Today: From Brown to the Present: The Road Beyond Michael Brown’s Ferguson and Eric Garner’s Staten Island

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:39
p Please join us for the first Diversity Program of the Spring 2015 semester, bFrom Brown to the Present: The Road Beyond Michael Brown’s Ferguson and Eric Garner’s Staten Island: A Conversation about ‘What it Means to be ColorBrave,”/b Tuesday, January 27. /p p a href=/node/16196Click here for complete information and details./a /p

Sayed Kashua Lecture and Discussion

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:10
The University of Louisville Jewish Studies Program warmly invites you to hear novelist, journalist, and screenwriter Sayed Kashua on quot;The Foreign Mother Tongue: Living and Writing as a Palestinian in Israelquot; at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in the Chao Auditorium of Ekstrom Library.  For reservations: a href=https://sayed-kashua.eventbrite.comhttps://sayed-kashua.eventbrite.com/a. 

Law Library spotlights Louisville's role in civil rights trial

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 15:39
p class=p1img src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/lib-exp.png / /pp class=p1nbsp;/pp class=p1In October, the Brandeis School of Law’s Allen Court Room hosted a reenactment of the sensationalized Carl Braden trial of 1954, in which Braden was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sedition after he and his wife Anne purchased a home for an African American family in the Louisville area that is now Shively. The reenactment was part of a series of events to mark the 60supth/sup anniversary of the Wade/Braden story, which quickly became a formative event for Louisville and the nation as citizens grappled with a fledgling Civil Rights movement. /p p class=p1To commemorate the trial – and the events leading up to it – UL’s Law Library is featuring the exhibit, “Black Freedom, White Allies amp; Red Scare: Louisville, 1954.” The closing date is set for Jan. 30. /p p class=p1Also on that day, Professors Laura Rothstein and Jamie Abrams will host their classes in the library where Cate Fosl, director of the UofL Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, will provide an overview of the exhibit and historical context about the Braden/Wade story. Fosl is also Anne Braden’s biographer and her book, “Subversive Southerner” was a co-winner of the Oral History Association’s Book Award in 2003./p p class=p1bSedition charges/b/p p class=p1The historical context essentially begins in March of 1954 when Andrew and Charlotte Wade ask whites Carl and Anne Braden to help purchase a home after realtors repeatedly refused to sell to the African American family. The Bradens closed on a home in what is now Shively in May and hand the keys over to the Wades who were the only African Americans in the neighborhood. /p p class=p1Shortly after their move-in date, the Wade house was bombed and crosses were burned on the lawn. /p p class=p1Carl and Anne Braden were subsequently accused of staging the purchase and bombing as part of a communist plot to take over the state government./p p class=p1The case went to trial and Carl Braden was charged with sedition. At the time, working for racial integration was interpreted by many Southern whites to be an embrace of communism.  Braden was sentenced to 15 years and served eight months./pp class=p1Unable to live in the damaged house and still facing harassment, the Wades, who had a toddler and a newborn at the time, moved out of their house.  /pp class=p1Following the trial, the Bradens continued to fight for social justice, supporting civil rights, desegregation and labor issues, among other efforts. They were both arrested numerous times while protesting and landed on the FBI investigation list because of their alleged ties to the Communist party. /p p class=p1Carl Braden died in 1975. Prior to her death in 2006, Anne Braden was the University of Louisville’s first visiting scholar in Race and Gender Studies. /p p class=p1bThe exhibit and its significance/b/p p class=p1The exhibit itself features photos and archival materials from the home purchase, the trial Carl Braden’s imprisonment, the years following the case and the events of the era that strongly influenced the case. The exhibit is the result of a collaboration between the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, the University of Louisville Archives amp; Special Collections, Louisville Free Public Library and Courier-Journal Media./p p class=p1Robin Harris, public services librarian and professor of legal bibliography, said the exhibit is a good example of UL’s commitment to diversity. /p p class=p1“Well before the topic of diversity became mainstream, the university was working on it and the law school in particular has been a leader in diversity efforts for more than 20 years. All of the deans have been committed,” Harris said. “This exhibit is not only a good example of that, but also a good example of its commitment to interdisciplinary studies.” /p p class=p1The interdisciplinary angle comes from Fosl, who is a faculty member in the women’s and gender studies program within the College of Arts and Science. /p p class=p1Harris adds that, from a historical perspective, the exhibit also provides a powerful narrative about a “seminal event” in Louisville and US history. /p p class=p1“It’s been 60 years since this happened and it’s really important for people of all ages to know about this trial, from the purchase to the bombing to the trial, particularly from a law perspective,” Harris said. “We’re fortunate to have it here on display. It’s a fitting tribute to the role that Louisville had in the Civil Rights movement.” /p p class=p1More information about the story is available on NPR’s “Here and Now,” a href=http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/12/01/louisville-civil-rightsavailable online./a/p p class=p1The exhibit will next appear at the White Privilege Conference, March 11-15 at Louisville’s Galt House. /p

Black Freedom, White Allies Red Scare: Louisville, 1954

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 16:33
pThe Law Library is proud to be hosting the exhibit, “Black Freedom, White Allies amp; Red Scare: Louisville, 1954,” thanks to the generosity of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research. This fascinating and moving chronicle of events leading up to and including Carl and Anne Braden’s sedition trial will be open to everyone through January 23, 2015. br /br /If you did not see the exhibit when it was housed at the Louisville Free Public Library during the fall of 2014, you have another chance! Please stop by the Reading Room during any of the library’s operating hours.  And if you want to know more about the Braden’s story, the NPR showa href=http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/12/01/louisville-civil-rights “Here and Now”/a recently ran a detailed story on the 60th anniversary of the case.  /ppRead more in a href=/node/16008 quot;Law Library spotlights Louisville's role in civil rights trialquot;/a./pbr /pnbsp;/p

Assistant Dean for IT Selected to Participate in the Provost’s 2015 Staff Leadership Academy

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:38
p class=p1James A. Becker, assistant dean for information technology, has been selected to participate in the Provost’s 2015 Staff Leadership Academy, which gives participants knowledge related to university administration and assists them in developing leadership qualities to prepare them for future leadership roles, which they can apply in current and future positions at the university. Academy candidates are nominated by vice presidents and deans, chosen from among staff who serve or have served in supervisory or project management roles, demonstrated an interest in learning about leadership, and are forward thinkers who possess strong communication and critical thinking skills. The Academy consists of monthly workshops on leadership topics, group work to complete a capstone project, individual work with a mentor, and a graduation ceremony./p

All Day Fundraiser for the Harlan Scholars at Señor Iguanas!

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 11:59
p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifTreat yourself and give a little! Join the Harlan Scholars and /spanspan style=font-size: 11pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifSeñor/spanspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif Iguanas on Thursday, December 4, 2014o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-seriffrom 11 AM – 10 PM for a day of eating and giving. When you eat at /spanspan style=font-size: 11pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifSeñor/spanspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif Iguanas and mention giving to the Harlan Scholars, 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Harlan Scholar Program @ UofL. o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif /span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifThe Harlan Scholars Program is designed for select undergraduates @ UofL interested in careers in the law. Members are regularly invited to our law school, where they have opportunities to interact and network with current law students, law faculty, and members of the Louisville legal community. Your participation will help continue to grow the program. The Harlan Scholars Program is a Guaranteed Entrance Program.o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifFor more information about the Harlan Scholars, please visit: a href=http://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/gep/harlanhttp://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/gep/harlan/ao:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifFor more information about the fundraiser, please contact Marianna Michael, President of the Harlan Scholars, at a href=mailto:marianna.michael@louisville.edumarianna.michael@louisville.edu/ao:p/o:p/span/p

All Day Fundraiser for the Harlan Scholars at Señor Iguanas!

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 14:36
divTreat yourself and give a little! Join the Harlan Scholars and span style=font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifSeñor/span Iguanas on Thursday, December 4, 2014/divdivfrom 11 AM – 10 PM for a day of eating and giving. When you eat at span style=font-size: 11pt; line-height: 16.8666667938232px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifSeñor/span Iguanas and mention giving to the Harlan Scholars, 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Harlan Scholar Program @ UofL. /divdivbr //divdivThe Harlan Scholars Program is designed for select undergraduates @ UofL interested in careers in the law. Members are regularly invited to our law school, where they have opportunities to interact and network with current law students, law faculty, and members of the Louisville legal community. Your participation will help continue to grow the program. The Harlan Scholars Program is a Guaranteed Entrance Program./divdiv /divdivFor more information about the Harlan Scholars, please visit: http://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/gep/harlan/divdiv /divdivFor more information about the fundraiser, please contact Marianna Michael, President of the Harlan Scholars, at marianna.michael@louisville.edu/divdiv /div

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.