Alumni News

Commemorate Constitution Day

The Law School takes great pride in contributing to the University of Louisville's annual commemoration of Constitution Day. This year's program consists of two videos presenting the views of Law School faculty on recent Supreme Court decisions. Those videos will be posted on this site on or before September 17, 2008. They will also play on monitors at the Law School on September 17.

Other activities include a constitutional curiosities scavenger hunt and a quiz bowl tournament and refreshments hosted by the McConnell Center

Negotiations Class Canceled

Ms. Gleason's Negotiations class is canceled Monday, September 15, 2008.

Tom FitzGerald Wins Heinz Award

The law school is pleased to announce that adjunct law professor, Tom FitzGerald, has received the prestigious 14th annual Heinz Award for the Environment, a national honor that includes a $250,000 prize.

Mr. FitzGerald who has been hailed as Kentucky's environmental watchdog, has taught energy and environmental law at the law school since 1986 and has served as Director of the Kentucky Resources Council since 1984. He has also mentored many students interested in pursuing careers in public service, including Liz Edmondson, '07. "Fitz embodies the law school's vision of public service and has worked tirelessly as the state's premier environmental advocate over the past 25 years."

The Awards were established by Teresa Heinz in 1993 to honor the memory of her late husband, U.S. Senator John Heinz. They celebrate the accomplishments and spirit of the Senator by recognizing the extraordinary achievements of individuals in the areas of greatest importance to him, including: Arts and Humanities, the Environment, the Human Condition, Public Policy, and Technology, the Economy and Employment.  


Heinz Award to Louisville activist (Courier-Journal.com, 09/09/08)

Tom FitzGerald wins the Heinz Award in the Environment (Cardinal Lawyer)

 

 

Watch the Kentucky Supreme Court Webcasts

Watch live webcasts of the Supreme Court of Kentucky's oral arguments at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law at mms://livestream.louisville.edu/remotelive.  Arguments are scheduled for 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Wednesday, September 10, and Thursday, September 11.

The webcasts will also be shown live in room LL77.  The webcasts will be in Windows streaming media format.  You must have Windows Media Player or a compatible player to view the webcasts.

Battling Mental Illness

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Americans, yet those who suffer from it are the most stigmatized group in the nation.  Read a law student's personal account of her brother's battle.

NAMI—the National Alliance on Mental Illness—works in a number of ways to help those with mental illness.  In particular, NAMI Louisville advocates for those with mental illness in Frankfort, provides support groups for both mental health consumers and their families, trains Louisville Metropolitan Police Department officers to deal with consumers in crisis through its Crisis Intervention Team, and puts on important programs.  This year, NAMI Louisville is bringing Professor Elyn R. Saks of the University of Southern California Law School, author of the acclaimed memoir The Center Cannot Hold:  My Journey Through Madness, which relates her incredibly successful career despite having schizophrenia, to speak at the Law School at noon on October 27.  You can support NAMI Louisville by taking part in the annual NAMI Walk on September 13, with registration starting at 9 AM and the Walk at 11 AM at the Harbor Lawn at Waterfront Park.  The more walkers the better, and Walk participants can also raise money to support NAMI Louisville’s important work by having friends and family pledge to support their Walk efforts.  To register for the Walk, go to http://xrl.us/jimsteam and sign up for the Jim Jones’ A Successful Consumer team. 

KUDOS: Susan Duncan

Professor Susan Duncan participated in a panel on Pro Bono Opportunities and Experiences at the Leadership Through Service Conference.  The conference was held at the American Printing House for the Blind on August 15, 2008.

Harris Is a Champion 4 Her

Robin Harris

Law Librarian, Robin Harris, oversees circulation and reference, and conducts library classes and tours. But those are just a few of her many talents. She is also an advocate for diversity and women's issues.

On June 21, she will be honored at the Champions 4 Her Walk & Run Festival.

Today's Woman

To learn more about Robin Harris's contributions to the university and our community, visit her profile at the Women's Center.

 

Photo of Robin R. Harris courtesy of Ewa Wojtkowska, TODAY'S WOMAN.

 

 

KUDOS: Cedric Powell

Professor Cedric Merlin Powel has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of TARC (Transit Authority of River City).

 

KUDOS: Manning Warren

Professor Manning Warren has been appointed to the Louisville Zoo Foundation Board of Trustees.

KUDOS: John Cross & Lars Smith

Kudos to Professor John Cross for his insightful lecture on Justifying "New" Intellectual Property as part of the panel on "New" Forms of IP: trade secrets, geographical indications and traditional knowledge at the Conference on Innovation and Technology in Turku, Finland. Professor Cross also served as a moderator for the panel on IPR Misues and the IP -- Competition Law Interface.

Congratulations to Professor Lars Smith for successfully moderating a session on Private and Commercial Speech on the Internet at the Conference on Innovation and Communications Law in Turku, Finland. The conference was sponsered by the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Michigan State University College of Law, Drake University School of Law, the IPR University Center, and the University of Turku.