Alumni News

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.

McAnulty Tribute Offers Time to Remember, Time to Celebrate

On February 27, 2008, BLSa and the Unviversity of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law presented a Scholarly Tribute honoring Justice William McAnulty, Jr. The event, held at the Louisville Bar Association, provided members of the Louisville legal community with an opportunity to remember and celebrate the work of Justice William E. McAnulty, Jr.

The tribute opened with remarks by community leaders including Justice Lisabeth Abramson, Steve Trager, and Judge Ben Shobe. Following these comments, the winners of the Justice William E. McAnulty, Jr. Essay Contest at Central High School, sponsored by the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, were announced, and Dean Jim Chen shared information about the McAnulty Scholarship fund. The evening ended with the unveiling of a portrait of Justice McAnulty painted by UofL fine arts professor Mark Priest. The portrait will hang in the School of Law.

BLSA members welcoming attendees Justice Abramson with William McAnulty, III
Portrait of Justice William E. McAnulty

 

Voice Mail at University of Louisville

Throughout the last week of February, the University of Louisville's voice mail system has experienced technical difficulties. If you have left a message for a member of the law school faculty or staff in the early part of this week, we ask that you call your party again, or contact them via email. Email addresses can be found on faculty and staff websites, which are listed under the law school directory.

Louisville Professor to Speak at the Seventh Annual Rabbi Seymour Siegel Memorial Lecture in Ethics

Louisville Law Professor Mark Rothstein will speak today (February 26, 2008) at Duke University's seventh annual Rabbi Seymour Siegel Memorial Lecture in Ethics. Rothstein will speak on "the legal and ethical implications of trangenerational environmental epigenetics." The lecture will be webcast live beginning at 12:10 today. For more information, please visit the Duke news site.

Immigration Law Moot Court Team Wins Best Brief Award

Congratulations to the Immigration Law Moot Court Team: Claire Parsons and Brent Assef. The team won the Best Brief Award and were Finalists in the competition, after competition rounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this past weekend.The Third Annual Immigration Law Moot Court Competition took place on February 21-24, 2008. Thirteen teams from around the country were a part of the competition in New York City.

More Moot Court Success!

Congratulations to Ashley Duncan and Brittany Drucker who received Best Brief for Appellant at the 2008 National Animal Advocacy Competitions, held at Harvard on February 15-17, 2008. Duncan and Drucker's brief made a facial challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and an as-applied challenge, arguing that defendant's actions were protected by the first amendment and not within the scope of the Act.

Professor Jennifer Hall acted as the team's advisor.

For more information about the competition, please visit the National Center for Animal Law's website.

To read the winning brief, please click here.