Faculty News

Networking Opportunity

YPAL (Young Professionals Association of Louisville) is hosting a luncheon on March 5 at the Bristol Downtown.  It is the kick-off of our “Legal-Ease” series, sponsored by SKO.  The intent of the event is to have prominent attorneys have lunch with young attorneys in order to mentor and provide career advice.  At the first event, we are inviting four local judges—Judges Clayton, Stevens, Bisig, and Chauvin.  Law students are welcome to register. 

The link to the event is here:  https://www.ypal.org/Events/March-Legal-Ease.  If you are a member, you get a discounted registration price. 

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 1

The latest issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features publications from Professors Arnold, Jones, Milligan and Rothstein.

More information about the RPS:

Kent School seeks help from Law School

Please consider participating in an anonymous study approved by the University of Louisville IRB (#13.0795) that measures love actions identified as self-compassion, self-forgiveness, self-esteem, spirituality, forgiveness, empathy, sympathy, altruistic values, compassion and compassionate love. The survey takes between 15-20 minutes to complete and at the end you will be provided with a report on your level of love actions on each of the constructs. Be sure to print a copy of each page of your report as you review it if you want to keep it for future reference.

Thanks in advance for making this a successful study!

Please click the link below to access the survey:

Study to Measure Love Actions


Faculty Publications in 2012

Leslie Abramson

Quick Review: Criminal Procedure.  St. Paul:  West Group.  (2012). 

Criminal Procedure: The Post-Investigative Process (2012 Supplement) (3d ed., with Cohen & Adelman).

Criminal Practice and Procedure, Kentucky Practice Series, 2012-13 Pocket Part for volumes 8 & 9 (5th ed. West).

Substantive Criminal Law, Kentucky Practice Series, 2012-13 Pocket Part for volumes 10 & 10A (3d ed. West).

Civil Procedure Forms, Kentucky Practice Series, 2012 Pocket Part for volumes 11 & 12 (2d ed. West).

Criminal Procedure:  Cases, Problems & Exercises 2012 Supplement (Thomson/West) (with Weaver, Bacigal, Burkoff, Lively, Hancock)


James Chen

Food and Superfood: Organic Labeling and the Triumph of Gay Science Over Dismal and Natural Science in Agricultural Policy.  Idaho Law Review,  Moscow;  University of Idaho College of Law.  48 Moscow;  University of Idaho College of Law;  (2012). 

Progressive Taxation: An Aesthetic and Moral Defense.  University of Louisville Law Review,  50, 659;  (2012). 

A Degree of Practical Wisdom: The Ratio of Educational Debt to Income as a Basic Measurement of Law School Graduates' Economic Viability.  William Mitchell Law Review,  St. Paul;  William Mitchell College of Law.  38, 1185;  St. Paul;  William Mitchell College of Law;  (2012). 


John Cross

Civil Procedure case book supplement for 2012 (with Abramson and Deason).


David Ensign

Licensing Public Performance of Motion Pictures.  Kentucky Libraries,  76,  (4):  pp. 8-9.  Frankfort:  Kentucky Libraries (2012). 

Copyright of Photographs.  Kentucky Libraries,  76,  (1):  pp. 27-28.  Frankfort:  Kentucky Libraries (2012). 

Common Law Copyright in Kentucky.  Kentucky Libraries,  76,  (2):  pp. 4-5.  Frankfort:  Kentucky Libraries (2012). 

Kentucky Legal Research.  (Edition September 2012),  Legal Research Series;  Durham:  Carolina Academic Press.  1  176  (2012).  (with Hilyerd and Metzmeier)


Judith Fischer

Book Review, Advocacy to Zealousness: Learning Lawyering Skills from Classic Films.  Kentucky Bench and Bar,  76,  pp. 26  Frankfort:  Kentucky Bar Association (2012). 

A Rogues' Gallery of Usage Problems.  Kentucky Bench and Bar,  76,  (July 2012):  pp. 32  Frankfort:  Kentucky Bar Association (2012). 

Gender-Neutral Language in U.S. Courts, Chapter in Brandeis Meets Gutenberg:  German-Conversations on Law 143 (Dieter Dorr et al. eds., Lang Pubs. 2012 


Grace Giesel

End the Experiment: The Attorney-Client Privilege Should Not Protect Communications in the Allied Lawyer Setting.  Marquette Law Review,  Milwaukee;  Marquette University Law School.  95, 475-561  (2012). 

Alternative Litigation Finance and the Work-Product Doctriine. Wake Forest Law Review. Winston-Salem; Wake Forest University School of Law. 47, 1083-1140; (2012).


William Hilyerd

Kentucky Legal Research.  (Edition September 2012),  Legal Research Series;  Durham:  Carolina Academic Press.  1  176  (2012) (with Metzmeier & Ensign)

Supreme Court Review.  Journal of Law & Education,  Louisville;  University of Louisville School of Law.  41, 363;  Louisville;  University of Louisville School of Law;  (2012). 


James T. R. Jones

Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment.  Bar Briefs,  (August 2012):  pp. 24-25.  Louisville:  Louisville Bar Association (2012). 


Karen Jordan

Recovering Subsidiarity in Family Life Education.  William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law,  (2012). 


David Leibson

Kentucky Practice, Volume 13, Tort Law, (2nd ed., Thomson/West Publishing Co., 2012 Pocket Part).


Ariana Levinson

Toward a Cohesive Interpretation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act for the Electronic Monitoring of Employees.  West Virginia Law Review,  Morgantown;  West Virginia University College of Law.  114, 461;  (2012). 


Virginia Mattingly

“Researching Family and Local History in Digital Collections,” (with Metzmeier) Kentucky Ancestors, Summer 2012, at 173-179.

Laura McNeal

Teacher Unions and No Child Left Behind Reconstitution: The Calm Before the Storm,” 22.6 J. of Sch. Leadership 1109 (2012).

“A League of Their Own, Urban School Principal’s Rejoinder to NCLB Law,” Urban Schools:  Critical Issues and Solutions for Achievement (with Dunbar) (James Moore & Chance Lewis eds., 2012).

“From the Courtroom to the Schoolhouse: Recent Advancements in School Law and Implications for School Leadership,” J. of Sch. Leadership (Special Issue) 1 (Mark Gooden and Laura McNeal, eds. 2012)


Kurt Metzmeier

“Researching Family and Local History in Digital Collections,” (with Virginia Smith) Kentucky Ancestors, Summer 2012, at 173-179.

Kentucky Legal Research.  (Edition September 2012),  Legal Research Series;  Durham:  Carolina Academic Press.  1  176  (2012) (with Hilyerd & Ensign)


Luke Milligan

“The Real Rules of "Search" Interpretations,”  William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal,  Williamsburg;  College of William & Mary.  21, 1;  (2012). 


Rick Nowka

“Twenty Questions About an Individual Debtor's Name Under Amended Article 9 Section 9-503(a)(4) Alternative A.”  William & Mary Business Law Review,  Williamsburg;  College of William and Mary.  3, 139;   (2012). 


Cedric Merlin Powell

“Harvesting New Conceptions of Equality: Opportunity, Results, and Neutrality.”  St. Louis University Public Law Review,  St. Louis;  St. Louis University.  XXXI(2): 225-332.; (2012). 

“Identity, Liberal Individualism, and the Neutral Allure of Post-Blackness.”  The Green Bag,  Arlington;  George Mason University School of Law.  15(3): 341-354.;  (2012). 

“From Louisville to Liddell: Schools, Rhetorical Neutrality, and the Post-Racial Equal Protection Clause.”  Washington University Journal of Law and Policy,  153-180 St. Louis;  Washington University School of Law.  40 St. Louis;  Washington University School of Law;  (2012).


Tracey Roberts

"Voluntary Standards, Certification and Labeling Systems: Enhancing Efficiency Through Trade of Entitlements"  (Chapter Number 3);  In:  Anonymous,   Market Instruments and Sustainable Economy.  Madrid:  Instituto de Estudios Fiscales.  (pp. 343-348).   (2012). 


Laura Rothstein

Disabilities and the Law.  (with Julia Irzyk) (Spring 2012)  St. Paul:  West Group. 

Disabilities and the Law.  (with Julia Irzyk) (Fall 2012) St. Paul:  West Group.  

“Reflections from an Era of Breaking Glass--1984-1998.”  UMKC Law Review,  Kansas City;  University of Missouri-Kansas City.  80(3): 757-769.;   (2012). 

“Litigation over Dismissal of Faculty with Disabilities.”  Accommodating Faculty Members,  2012,  pp. 40-42.  AAUP (2012). 


Mark Rothstein

Occupational Safety and Health Law.  St. Paul:  West Group.  1747  (2012).

Cases and Materials on Employment Law (7th ed.); 2012 Supplement. New York: Foundation Press. (pp. 1-77) (2012) (with Liebman)

"Supplement to Employment Law Treatise"; In:  Employment Law.  St. Paul:  West Group.  (pp. 1-82).   (2012). (with Craver, Schroeder & Shoben)

"Occupational Health Law" (Chapter Number 2); In: T.L. Guidotti (Ed.),   Occupational Health Services: A Practical Approach.  (Edition 2d); Oxford: Routledge.  (pp. 36-46).   (2012). 

"Protecting Privacy in Genetic Research on Alcohol Dependence and Other Addictions" (Chapter Number 3); In:  A. Chapman (Ed.),   Genetic Research on Addiction: Ethics, the Law, and Public Health. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  (pp. 84-96).   (2012). 

“Informed Consent in Pharmacogenomic Research and Treatment” (Chapter Number 8); In: R.B. Altman, D. Flockhart, and D.B. Goldstein (Eds.), Principles of Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (pp. 74-80). (2012).

“Health Information Technology and Physicians' Duty to Notify Patients of New Medical Developments.”  Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy, 12(1): 93-136.; Houston; University of Houston; (2012). 

“The Case Against Precipitous, Population-Wide, Whole-Genome Sequencing,”  Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 40(3): 682-689.; Boston: American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics; (2012). 

“Access to Sensitive Information in Segmented Electronic Health Records,”  Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 40(2): 394-400. Boston: American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics.  (2012). 

“The Future of Public Health Ethics.” American Journal of Public Health, 102(1): 9. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association. (2012).

“Disclosing Decedents’ Research Results to Relatives Violates the HIPAA Privacy Rule.” American Journal of Bioethics, 12(10): 16-17. London: Taylor & Francis. (2012).

“Presidential Commission’s Report on Whole-Genome Sequencing and Privacy: A Missed Opportunity.” Gene Watch, 25(5): 15-16. Boston: Council for Responsible Genetics. (2012). 


Shelley Santry

“Penny Wise but Pound Foolish in the Heartland: A Case Study of Decriminalizing Domestic Violence in Topeka, Kansas.”  Journal of Family Studies,  Salt Lake City;  University of Utah.  14(2): 223-244.;  Salt Lake City;  University of Utah;  (2012). 


JoAnne Sweeny

“Emotional Editing.”  Perspectives:  Teaching Legal Research & Writing (20):109-111 (2012) (online publication)


Enid Trucios-Haynes

“Recommitment to Language Access:  The U.S. Attorney General’s New Directive for Title VI Compliance,” Kentucky Bar Journal (Spring 2012).


Manning Warren

“The U.S. Securities Fraud Class Action: An Unlikely Export to the European Union.  Brooklyn Journal of International Law,”  Brooklyn;  Brooklyn Law School.  37(3): 1075-1114.;  Brooklyn;  Brooklyn Law School;  (2012). 

Business Enterprises: Legal Structures, Governance and Policy.  (Edition 2d),  Irvine:  Lexis/Nexis.  (2012). (with Branson, Heminwy, Loewenstein & Steinberg)


Russell Weaver

Criminal Procedure Investigation: Cases, Problems & Exercises.  (Edition 5th),  St. Paul:  Thomson/West.  (2012). (with Burkoff, Lively, Hancock, Hoeffel, Singer & Friendland)

Understanding the First Amendment.  (Edition 4th),  (LexisNexis)  (2012). (with Lively)

From Gutenberg to the Internet: Free Speech, Advancing Technology and the Implications for Democracy.  Carolina Academic Press.  (2012). 

Constitutional Law:  Cases, Materials & Problems 2012 Supplement (Aspen) 

 (with Friedland, Hancock, Lively & Scott)

 First Amendment:  Cases, Materials & Problems 2012 Supplement (Lexis Nexis) (with Hancock, Lively & Scott)

 Criminal Procedure:  Cases, Problems & Exercises 2012 Supplement (Thomson/West) (with Abramson, Bacigal, Burkoff, Lively & Hancock)

Principles of Criminal Procedure.  (Edition 4th),  Concise Hornbook Series;  St. Paul:  Thomson/West.  (2012). (with Abramson)

 “The Fourth Amendment, Privacy and Advancing Technology.”  Search and Seizure Law Report,  39,  (6):  pp. 45-52.  St. Paul:  West (2012). 

“British Defamation Reform: An American Perspective,” 63 N. Ireland L.Q.  97-117 (2012) (published as part of the Queens University (Belfast, N. Ireland) symposium on defamation).

Privacy in a Digital Age,” published in D. Doerr & U. Fink, The Right to Privacy - Perspectives from Three Continents ___ (De Gruyter 2012) (to be published as part of the Privacy Discussion Forum papers). (with Parlett & Cole)


Gutenberg and Mass Communication, published in D. Doerr & U. Fink, Brandeis meets Gutenberg German-American Conversations on Law 1991-2011: Öffentliches und Internationales Recht Band ___ (Peter Lang 2012) (to be published as part of the celebration of the Mainz-Louisville faculty exchange relationship). 


“Foreword: Honoring and Remembering the Johannes Gutenberg Faculty of Law -University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Exchange Relationship,”published in D. Doerr & U. Fink, Brandeis meets Gutenberg 


German-American Conversations on Law 1991-2011: Öffentliches und Internationales Recht Band ___ (Peter Lang 2012) (to be published as part of the celebration of the Mainz-Louisville faculty exchange relationship). (with Klein, Doerr & Fink)


The Fourth Amendment, Privacy & Advancing Technology, 39 Search & Seizure L. Report 1-8 (June, 2012).


Democracy in an Internet Era, Aix Law Club Newsletter (June, 2012).

ABA Annual Student Writing Competition

The KBA invites and encourages students currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky College of Law, the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, and the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law to enter the KBA Annual Student Writing Competition. This competition offers these Kentucky legal scholars the opportunity to earn recognition and a cash award. First ($1,000); second ($300), and third place ($200) prizes may be awarded. Entries must be received by June 1, 2014. The first place prize also includes possible publication in the Bench & Bar.

Students may enter their previously unpublished articles. Articles entered should be of interest to Kentucky practitioners and follow the suggested guidelines and requirements found in the “General Format” section of the Bench & Bar Editorial Guidelines at www.kybar.org/103. For inquiries concerning the KBA Annual Student Writing Competition, contact Shannon H. Roberts at sroberts@kybar.org or call (502) 564-3795 ext. 224. Submit entries with contact information to Shannon H. Roberts, Communications Department, Kentucky Bar Association, 514 W. Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601-1812.

Resource Center Closed 1 - 4 Today

The Resource Center, as well as many offices, will be closed today from 1 to 4 p.m. for Professor Render's funeral service.

In Memoriam of Professor Ed Render

We are deeply saddened to report that Professor Render passed away on Saturday, January 4, at Baptist East Hospital after a short battle with cancer.  A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on January 8 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.  Memorial gifts may be made to the Edwin R. Render Scholarship Fund at the Law School.  Professor Render was a good, compassionate person  who positively affected countless people in his 45+ years at the Law School.  He will be greatly missed by many.

You can read the complete obituary here:



Law School Closed Monday, January 6

Due to severe weather, offices will be closed and classes canceled on Monday, January 6, 2014.


Recent Bar Publications

Here's a review of recent local publications from the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations.

Highlights from the Louisville Bar Association's January 2014 Bar Briefs include:

  • "Brandeis Professors Travel The World" (page 6)
  • "LBA Adopts Human Rights Law Section" by A. Holland Houston, '94 (page 7)
  • "Congratluations to the LBA's 2013 Leadership Academy" picturing Louisville Law alums (page 10)
  • "2013 LBA Award Recipients" featuring Louisville Law alums (page 17)
  • "Members on the move" (page 24)
  • "Crisscross Law: Courts and the Constitution" by Sabine Kudmani Stovall, '09 (page 21)
"Spotlight on UofL's Intellectual Property and Business Law Education" is the focus of Dean Susan Duncan's report in the Decemer 2013 issue of the Bar Briefs. The faculty expertise of Professors Cross, Ensign, Nicholson, Smith, are Warren are noted. Her report also mentions the success of the Entrepreneurship Cinic's participation in the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition and recent moot court competitions.

More highlights from the December 2013 Bar Briefs:
  • "The Old Man of the Internet: Thomas.gov and the Promise of Online Legislative Research Fulfilled" by Professor Kurt Metzmeier (page 15)
  • "The Fractious Federal Circuit: The Federal Circuit Has Lost its Unifying Mojo; Will That Doom  Computer-Based Patents?" by James R. Higgins Jr., '78 (page 10)
  • "Potential Pitfalls in Taking a Patent Assignment at Face Value" by Scott W. Higdon, '08 (page 18)
  • "Going Solo? Be Prepared" by Bryan R. Armstrong, '07 (page 23)
  • "Crisscross Law: Technology & IP" by Sabine Kudmani Stovall, '09 (page 25)
  • "Members on the move" (page 28)
In the November 2013 Bench & Bar issue, Dean Duncan reports about Justice Brandeis' earliest memories of his mother serving Union soldiers on the front lawn. Fittingly, the anniversary of his birth was celebrated on Veteran's Day this past year. Her report goes on to include the military's importance and impact on the law school throughout its history and concludes with a photograph of the law school's newest student veterans.

More highlights from the November 2013 Bench & Bar:
  • "A Place to Begin for Advising on Cloud Computing: Thomas Shaw's Cloud Computing for Lawyers and Executives: A Global Approach, 2nd Ed., ABA Publishing" by Michael Losavio, Assistant Professor of Justice Administration at UofL (page 23)
  • "On the Move" (page 60)
Both publications are available in the law library.

Journal of Animal and Environmental Law Publishes Fall Issue

The Journal of Animal and Environmental Law is pleased to announce the publication of Issue One of Volume 5

The issue features two articles and one student authored note.



The Raft of Medusa: Why Clean Up is Not the Answer to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch 

By: Kristin W.E.M. De Han 


Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: Cites and the Move Toward Legalizing the International Trade in Ivory

By: Megan Foley



Emphasizing the Link: Kentucky Needs to Enact Cross-Reporting Statutes to Combat All Forms of Abuse. 

By: Sierra Elizabeth Ashby


Thanks to all JAEL members for their hard work throughout the semester, as well as faculty advisors Professor Cross and Abrams, who helped make publication possible!