Faculty News

KBA Criminal Law Reform - Third Annual Forum, November 7, Allen Courtroom

Rep. John Yarmuth Provides Perspectives on Immigration Reform Status at Diversity Forum on Women and Children at the Border

More than 51,000 unaccompanied children have crossed our nation’s borders since October 2013, an 88% increase from the previous year. They are fleeing violence and poverty in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Thousands of these children have made their way to Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana and are now awaiting deportation proceedings. On Tuesday, October 28th, an inter-disciplinary group of community activists, practitioners, students, and professors came together with Congressman Yarmuth to discuss responses to this humanitarian crisis. The program was coordinated by the Louisville Bar Foundation/Greenebaum Human Rights Fellows, Janet Lewis (3L) and Katherine Hall (2L). The program discussed the medical and psychological issues facing these immigrants, possible legal remedies available, and ways for the community to get involved. Panelists included Congressman John Yarmuth, 3rd District of Kentucky, Sarah Mills, Immigration Attorney-Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Nima Kulkarni, Louisville Bar Association Section on Human Rights, Jonathan Ruckman, Immigration Attorney-Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc., James Guinn, Survivors of Torture Recovery Center, Katherine E. Hall, Student Fellow, and Janet A. Lewis, Moderator and Student Fellow. 

KBA Criminal Law Reform - Third Annual Forum, November 7, Allen Courtroom

KBA Criminal Law Reform - Third Annual Forum, November 7, Allen Courtroom

KBA Criminal Law Reform - Third Annual Forum, November 7, Allen Courtroom

Dinner & A Movie

The LBA will be hosting Dinner & A Movie at the Kentucky Science Center on Thursday, November 6. The legal community is invited for food and drinks from 5-6:30 p.m. and will then receive preferred seating for a screening of the classic film, “Inherit the Wind,” which is based on the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial.”

This could be a great opportunity for networking in a casual, fun atmosphere. Tickets are $20, but for law students we’re offering a discounted ticket of $15. This includes a buffet, complimentary beverage and movie candy to enjoy before or during the film. 

For more information or to register, go to https://www.loubar.org/calendar/registration/?eventno=810 – or you may contact Jenny Bencomo at jbencomo@loubar.org or (502) 583-5314.

KBA Criminal Law Reform - Third Annual Forum, November 7, Allen Courtroom

Exam4 Now DOES Support Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite)

In yesterday's Docket, the IT Dept. reported that Exam4 does not support Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) because we had been so advised by Extegrity, Exam4's publisher. However, late yesterday afternoon, we received notice from Extegrity that Exam4 WOULD now support Yosemite. We requested that they make the Yosemite version of Exam4 immediately available for download and installation. Consequently, students who have upgraded to Yosemite, or who wish to may do so and, may now use Exam4. Yosemite users download the Yosemite version of Exam4 and take a practice exam by Friday evening's deadline.

Professor Cedric Merlin Powell to be on Civil Rights Symposium Panel

Cedric Merlin Powell will be on a panel on the topic of
Education: Equal But Separate?
Milliken, “Neutral Principles,” and Post-Racial Determinism. 

 
 

Moving Forward, Living Backward, or Just Standing Still? Theatre Production, Friday, Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m., Allen Courtroom