The Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility is seeking a research assistant to work 20 hours per week in Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016, as well as 40 hours per week in Summer 2015. The research assistant will work with Professor Tony Arnold, Professor Daniel DeCaro, and research assistant Alexandra Chase (third-year law student) on projects concerning watershed governance, public participation in environmental and natural-resource governance, the environmental regulation of land use, property law, watershed conservation, urban ecosystem conservation, adaptive governance and law, the psychology of public participation, and similar topics. The Center currently has two active grants and will be seeking additional grants. Current research assistants are or will be co-authors on forthcoming publications. Candidates will be selected on the following criteria:
- submission of a resume and cover letter to Professor Tony Arnold, firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 1, 2014;
- strong research and writing skills;
- strong interest in the environment, land use, and water;
- strong teamwork skills;
- the capacity to work independently to achieve identified goals and outcomes;
- both creative thinking skills and rigorous analytical skills;
- strong interpersonal skills;
- enrollment in the dual-degree program in law and urban planning OR experience in social-science or policy-science research OR experience in the ecological sciences OR experience in natural resource management or urban planning (non-law graduate students may apply but will be hired and paid based on the Law School hourly rate in the form of financial aid);
- commitment to work at the Center from August 2014 to May 2016; and
- the results of an interview with Center researchers.
The interviews will be the week of August 11, and the research assistant will begin August 18. To apply, send both a resume and a cover letter to Professor Tony Arnold at email@example.com, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014.
Law students may request their class rank (1) in person; or (2) by sending an e-mail to Barbara Thompson using their louisville.edu e-mail address. Class ranks will not be given over the phone. If you wish to obtain your class rank in person, please stop by Student Records (Rm. 217). If you wish to request your class rank via e-mail, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT send an e-mail using a personal e-mail address. You must use your louisville.edu e-mail address.
If you are planning to graduate this summer, you must complete a degree application on ULink.. The last day to apply for a summer degree is Wednesday, June 11.
Thursday, May 15 is the last day to add a summer class.
May 15 - Last day to receive 100% refund
May 22 - Last day to receive 50% refund
May 28 - Last day to receive 25% refund
June 11 is the last day to withdraw from a summer class.
Who rules Louisville? Who wants to turn Louisville into a wasteland that is starting to look like the next Detroit in Smoketown and West Louisville? What kind of policies work that create urban regeneration in places like Old Louisville, East Russell, Norton Commons and NuLu? What can we learn from the economic success stories of Portland (Oregon), Amsterdam and Australia? Who and where is the command and control center of Louisville?
We are bringing in the power brokers of Louisville from the rich to the poor, the fourth estate, developers and environmentalists; and many world class urban thinkers.
We are inviting speakers for our Introduction to the City class May 12 to June 2:
Congressman John Yarmuth; Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Councilmembers David James and Tom Owen, Tom Fitzgerald, Kentucky Resources Council, Dr. Julian Ageyman Editor of Local Environments and Professor at Tufts; Wendell Berry, Kentucky book author; Greg Squires George Washington University; Marilyn Melkonian developer of 12,000 affordable houses in 22 cities; Courier Journal Editorial Board members; LEO editors and Louisvilleky.com; Wesley Meares, Georgia Regents University; Larry Gough, green developer; Ricky Jones, Chair Pan African Studies; Cathy Hinko, Director of Metro Housing Council; environmental justice field trip with Russ Barnet, Director of KIESD; field trip to Norton Commons as a new urbanist development; field trip to NuLu to meet with developer and green visionary Gill Holland; Jackie Green, Mayoral candidate; philanthropists such as Edie Bingham and Christy Brown; all are invited to come to our table for peaceful discussion and debate in room 117! We are also teaming up with the Festival of Faiths to attend a few sessions with Julian Ageyman and Wendell Berry and many others we will get you involved in:
Most of these speakers have already been confirmed and some are still trying to fit it into their schedule.
We are still verifying dates and times but we should have a confirmed schedule as we move to the end of the week. We will be reading reports produced by the city.
Introduction to the City: Public Administration, Planning and Policy. session 1: three week session in May
first day- May 12--last day- June 2
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.--with class consent some class times can be adjusted to better fit student schedules
Session 1 (May 12- June 2, 3 week)
Special Topics: The City: Public Admin, Policy, & Planning
UPA680-01/PLAN680-01/PADM683-01 / credit hours: 3
no pre-requisites required, open to all UofL graduates students, advanced undergraduates by permission of instructor.
John I. Gilderbloom is a Professor of Planning at UofL which is ranked as one of the best academic programs in the nation. Dr. Gilderbloom currently directs the multi-million dollar Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods (http://sun.louisville.edu). Dr. Gilderbloom has been honored with numerous awards including the Presidential Medal for Distinguished Faculty Research at the University of Louisville. In an international poll of thousands of Urbanist, planners and architects, Professor Gilderbloom was ranked one of the “top 100 urban thinkers in the world." He enjoys singing in the shower, writing and surfing.
Why do people in West Louisville / Portland have shorten lives by up to ten years on average?
Why does Louisville rank as having some of the worst air, water and soil toxins of any city in the nation?
Why is climate change our most pressing problem we face as a civilization?
Why can't Louisville come up with policy and planning solutions to end these problems?
What cities provide models that create prosperity, fairness, green living and reduces catastrophic climate change?
"Introduction to the City " is a three week intensive course taught from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. to give a comprehensive overview of the city by looking closely at Louisville's political, planning and policy outcomes of decision making. Half the class is taught outside the classroom with field trips. We will spend time touring the city (walking, biking and bus) and learning about struggling and prosperous neighborhoods. My approach is to study the players who shape the city: elected leaders, government, developers, non-profits, news media, and citizen groups. Our city shapes our life chances but we shape our city: it a dialectic. We will meet with elected officials from our Congressman, Senator, Mayor, Councilmembers, Neighborhood Associations, and non-profits such as Leadership Louisville and Louisville Central Community Center. This class will attempt to understand the root causes of our problems and come up policy prescriptions that work; we will look at bad examples from Havana to Detroit and good examples from Portland to Amsterdam. We will show you how my urbanist colleagues can access a treasure trove of data from Photo Archives, MLS, Deed records, PVA office, Kentucky State Data Center, Planning Department, Health, and Economic Development. Graduate students from Sociology, Geography, Political Science, Planning, History, Art History, Law, Public Health, Women's Studies, Pan African Studies, and Public Administration are welcomed to take this course. We will provide room for advanced undergraduates. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. John Gilderbloom at email@example.com or call him at 502-852-8557.
Now that finals are underway, please do not forget to return your study aids to the Academic Success Resource Library, Rm 212. Also, donations of any study materials are always greatly appreciated!
The Brandeis Academic Fellow Applications are now available, and attached here!
Service as a Brandeis Academic Fellow is an academic honor, and an excellent talking point on your professional resume. In addition, work as a Fellow is a great opportunity to help other law students while reducing your student loan amount. As a Fellow, you will also have an opportunity to keep your knowledge of Contracts fresh in preparation for the Bar Exam. In addition, you will likely develop a professional relationship with the Academic Success Program Director and the professor teaching your group’s Contracts class, building great referral sources for letters of recommendation, etc. For further information, review the Brandeis Academic Fellow FAQs attached here.
Application packets must be turned in to Laura Grubbs, Academic Success Program Director, by May 31, 2014. However, you may submit your application anytime after you have registered for classes for Fall 2014. Applications are now being reviewed and potential candidates will be invited to interview on a rolling basis.
If you have any questions, please contact Director Grubbs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 852-1477.