Alumni News

Brandeis Lecture Brings Together Friends and Colleagues

Linda Greenhouse spoke to an enthusiastic crowd at the March 5, 2008, Brandeis Lecture. The event was held at the University Club.

The event included a cocktail hour at which alumni were able to spend time with colleagues and friends. Below, Martha Hasselbacher (right) speaks with Rebecca Schupbach, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, and Mary Karre Keyer, Bellsouth.

Event Photos

Bill Hollander Reggie Van Stockum and spouse Walt Swyers (left) and Alex Talbott (right)

Kudos for March 18, 2008

On March 3, 2008, Professor Luke Milligan was a panelist at a symposium hosted by the University of Texas School of Law. The subject of the conference was "The Roberts Court and the Future of the Fourth Amendment."

On March 11, Professor James T.R. Jones spoke on "Severe Mental Illness in the Academy: A Law Professor's Story" at the Gould School of Law of the University of Southern California. In mid March, Professor Jones’ paper entitled, "Severe Mental Illness in the Academy: A Secret Revealed" was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for HEN Subject Matter Journals and Health Economics Network (Forthcoming).

On March 17, 2008, Professor Susan Hanley Duncan spoke at the Ohio Northern University Law Review Symposium, “Press, Publicity, and the Law: The Media in High Profile Trials.” Professor Duncan’s presentation was entitled “Selective Use of Sub Judice: Do We Need It in the United States?” On February 29, 2008, Professor Duncan spoke at the second regional junior faculty works-in-progress workshop at Washington University School of Law. Her topic was media in high profile trials. In addition, Professor Duncan was named to Miami University’s A&S Pre-Law Program Advisory Board.

Professor Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold has broken into SSRN's top 500 law authors for recent downloads (#497), based on data as of March 9, 2008. To date, Professor Arnold's articles have been downloaded 549 times.

Other faculty in SSRN's top 500 legal authors include:

  • Jim Chen, #65 with 2,317 downloads in the past 12 months;
  • Judy Fischer, #245, with 948 downloads in the past 12 months;
  • Susan Duncan, #309, with 826 downloads in the past 12 months; and
  • Will Hilyerd, #351, with 739 downloads in the past 12 months.

Law School's Diversity Programs Recognized at 2008 President's Diversity Vision Award

The Law School has been named the first runner-up in a campus-wide competition for the 2008 President's Diversity Vision Award. Visit the Cardinal Lawyer for more information.

SBF Donates $5,000 to Law Clinic

SBF DonationOn March 6, 2008, the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law received $5,000 from the Student Bar Foundation for the school's new law clinic. This contribution will support the initial start-up of the clinic, scheduled for late 2008.

Emily Zahn, president of the Student Bar Foundation, explains the foundation's decision to support the clinic: "The new Law Clinic embodies The Student Bar Foundation's mission to deliver legal services to the indigent, support legal education, and improve the legal profession by providing citizen access to the justice system. We hope by supporting the clinic, we offer more opportunities for law students to be involved in public service in an ongoing and significant way."

The Law Clinic epitomizes the University of Louisville's commitment to preparing its graduates for instant and lasting impact in the workplace and the community at large. Dean Jim Chen remarks, "There simply is no better way to learn the law than handling real cases and representing real clients."

Stallings Professor of Law Lars S. Smith (pictured left) will act as director of the University of Louisville's law clinic during the 2008-09 school year. "Lars brings talent, experience, and vision to the University of Louisville Law Clinic. Throughout his academic career, he has maintained solid footing in the world of law practice. His experience in business and intellectual property law makes him uniquely well suited to supervise clinical operations that advance community development and assist lower-income individuals, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations," explains Dean Chen.

In addition to this generous student donation, the clinic has received grants from Kentucky Iolta and the Louisville Bar Foundation.

Law Review Announces Editorial Board for Volume 47

The University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce the Editorial Board for Volume 47:

Editor in Chief: Megan Renwick
Senior Articles Editor: Jennifer Weinhold
Senior Notes Editor: Steve Mattingly
Symposium and Alumni Relations Editor: Christopher McDavid
Articles Editors: Julia McGuffey, Mark Melvin, Megan Randolph
Notes Editors: Sarah Mikowski, Megan Reese, Andrew Young
Managing Editor: Mary Hulefeld
Executive Editor: Blake Chambers
Associate Editors-Articles: Caroline Pieroni, Jason Schwalm, Heather Stone
Associate Editors-Notes: Nicole Comi, Amy Jay, Emily Lamb

Great Swag at the SBF Auction!

The Student Bar Foundation's Silent Auction will be held at the Louisville Bar Association on March 6, 2008. The organization has gathered numerous great items to auction off that night, including gift certificates to fine restaurants and to galleries around town.

The Student Bar Foundation is the charitable giving arm of the Student Bar Association.  Its mission is to raise and distribute funds for student fellowships for law-related public service work with a focus on: delivery of legal services to the poor and indigent; Law-related public education; and/or improvement of the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizen access to the justice system.

The organization provides public service grants to students seeking to serve the community. 

Join us at the auction to bid on fabulous items and to support the SBF's mission. 

To review the current list of auction items, please visit the SBF's auction page.

Kudos for February 2008

Andy Long gave a presentation at William & Mary School of Law on February 2 as a participant in the William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review's symposium.  He spoke on the relevance of international environmental law for U.S. domestic climate change litigation.

Dean Jim Chen's paper entitled, "Mastering Eliot's Paradox: Fostering Cultural Memory in an Age of Illusion and Allusion" was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for American Literature.

Ariana Levinson served as a brief judge for American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and has been asked to serve on the judging panel again in 2009.

Jim Jones' paper entitled, "Severe Mental Illness in the Academy: A Secret Revealed" was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Health Economics Evaluation Methods in February 2008.

Law School Negotiations Team Recognized on UofL Website

UofL's negotiations team's national win has been recognized by the university. To view the story, click here: http://php.louisville.edu/news/news.php?news=1111.

Brandeis Speaker to Leave New York Times

Brandeis Lecturer Linda Greenhouse has accepted a buyout offer from the New York Times. Further details can be viewed on the Houston Chronicle website.

Greenhouse will speak at the March 5 Brandeis Lecture. Click here for details

Louisville Law Recognized for Use of Blogs

A post by J. Robert Brown on the blog Race to the Bottom offers his support of law school and law faculty blogs by stating:

Particularly with the plethora of online journals and periodicals, a blog can lead to media inquiries, increasing the profile of the faculty member and his or her law school. While the references may or may not impress academia, they may well influence practicing attorneys and judges, some of whom may fill out the US News survey, alumni and prospective students. With prospective students increasingly obtaining information online, blogs will reach many in this audience as well, particularly if attracted by the substantive area of the blog.

Brown also notes the efforts of Dean Jim Chen and Louisville's law faculty to use blogging as a means of communicating with the legal community:

It is clear, therefore, that [Chen] is seeking to infuse a blogging culture at the law school and is using the Internet to promote the institution and the faculty. We shall see if Louisville moves up in the rankings.

To read Brown's post, click here.