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.
Louisville-area students learned about the law and about legal careers during the 2008 Summer Law Institute, sponsored by the Louisville Bar Association, the University of Lousiville's Brandeis School of Law and Bellarmine University. The program, which was held in June, provides high school students with insights into legal careers, allowing them to observe court cases, speak to local attorneys, and participate in a mock trial.
For additional details, please see the complete story on UofL's website.
The LBA's 17th Annual Golf Scramble is scheduled for August 11, 2008, at Standard Country Club. The event raises funds for three important groups:
LBA Diversity Scholarship
For more information about sponsoring the program or to register a foursome, please download the pdfs below.
Professor James T.R. Jones presented "Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment" for the Psychopathology class of the Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, June 4, 2008.
The May 2008 Women Lawyer's Association's annual legal ethics seminar was presented by Professor Grace M. Giesel. Her presentation was titled "Recent Developments in Legal Ethics: Mass Tort Settlements, Metadata and Other Topics."
In addition to their regular duties, a number of law school faculty provide CLE presentations to the bar at the Louisville Bar Association. The following presentations were given during the first six months of 2008:
"Obtaining Racial Diversity in Our Schools without Using Race-Two Steps Forward, or Ten Steps Back" by Professor Cedric M. Powell was presented on February 28, 2008.
"Using the Internet to Locate Legal Information" by Professor Will Hilyerd was presented on May 12, 2008.
"Annual Spring Ethics CLE" was presented by Professor Grace Giesel on May 16, 2008.
"Decoding the Kentucky Constitution" will be presented by Professor Kurt Metzmeier on June 30, 2008.