Here at the Senator's alma mater, we'd like to think that Senator Dodd's recent flurry of legislative activity demonstrates how well he has put his legal education to use. Like all of his fellow graduates, in all walks of professional life, Christopher Dodd is a source of pride for UofL Law. We congratulate him. And yes, in case you're wondering, we're following his Twitter account.
» Reprinted from the June 2009 issue of Louisville Bar Briefs «
Before the 2008 campaign season changed history and realigned the American political landscape, I had always regarded Amy Ray and Emily Saliers as the most famous people with whom I shared a college campus in my youth. I will confess my bias in this regard. Few sources of beauty exceed that of the human voice at just the right pitch and timbre, rich in acoustic resonance, and most of all delivered at a frequency in the neighborhood of 220 hertz. Careful readers of this column have long known how much I like the Indigo Girls.
The June 2009 issue of UofL Connection highlights the 26th Annual Carl A. Warns Jr. Labor and Employment Law Institute, a leading offering in the Law School's CLE programs for fall and summer 2009:
Please join Dean Jim Chen at The Waterfront, 14 Pete Rose Pier, Covington, KY 41011, for a cocktail reception honoring alumni and friends of the University of Louisville School of Law during the 2009 convention of the Kentucky Bar Association. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided, and drinks will be available at a cash bar.
The Waterfront is a short walk down West Rivercenter Boulevard toward the C.W. Bailey Bridge. The restaurant is located under the bridge. The reception will take place on the second floor of the restaurant, in the Sunset Room, with a beautiful view of the Cincinnati skyline.
To the editor:
I understand that the University of Louisville's Convocation Exercise in honor of the Law School's 2009 graduates has raised some controversy. I write to stress that the Law School has always strived to ensure that its graduation ceremony properly celebrates our students, their families, their achievements and their ambitions.
The class of 2009 included the first students in the history of legal education in Louisville to represent real clients in real cases within a program of clinical legal education. Their hard work helped us launch the new University of Louisville Law Clinic. The class of 2009 performed 4,562.63 hours of public service; Cassie Kocher alone provided 299.5 hours.
The University of Louisville sends all of you this Memorial Day message from Provost Shirley Willihnganz and urges everyone in the UofL family to remember the sacrifices made by Americans in the service of their country.
Of all the pictures in the Law School's photo gallery celebrating the graduation of the class of 2009, this group photo is my favorite. Graduation truly is a celebration of our students, their accomplishments, and the lives they will lead.
The Law School is delighted to announce that Kimberly K. Ballard will return to her alma mater as director of academic success. Kimberly will design and implement an academic support program to help students develop the skills necessary for success in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice. She will begin work on June 1.
Kimberly graduated magna cum laude from the Law School in 2004. She also holds a B.S. in biology, cum laude, from the University of Louisville. She joins the Law School after having served as an associate in the law firm of Stites & Harbison. As a member of that firm's torts and insurance service group, Kimberly has represented product manufacturers in mass tort litigation and physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation. She has regularly served as a judge for oral advocacy competitions at the Law School. In addition, she coaches the University of Louisville's mock trial team, which won the regional competition in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2006.
Please join me in welcoming Kimberly Ballard, our new director of academic success.