Faculty News

Kudos: Lucie Small

Law student, Lucie Small's paper "When There is Nothing Left to Lose: The Historical Treatment of Black Children in the Juvenile Justice System and the Call to Open the Doors" has been selected for publication. It will appear in an upcoming edition of Georgetown Law's Journal of Modern Critical Race Perspectives. Her paper is a product of Professor Bean's Juvenile Justice Seminar.

Battling Mental Illness

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Americans, yet those who suffer from it are the most stigmatized group in the nation.  Read a law student's personal account of her brother's battle.

NAMI—the National Alliance on Mental Illness—works in a number of ways to help those with mental illness.  In particular, NAMI Louisville advocates for those with mental illness in Frankfort, provides support groups for both mental health consumers and their families, trains Louisville Metropolitan Police Department officers to deal with consumers in crisis through its Crisis Intervention Team, and puts on important programs.  This year, NAMI Louisville is bringing Professor Elyn R. Saks of the University of Southern California Law School, author of the acclaimed memoir The Center Cannot Hold:  My Journey Through Madness, which relates her incredibly successful career despite having schizophrenia, to speak at the Law School at noon on October 27.  You can support NAMI Louisville by taking part in the annual NAMI Walk on September 13, with registration starting at 9 AM and the Walk at 11 AM at the Harbor Lawn at Waterfront Park.  The more walkers the better, and Walk participants can also raise money to support NAMI Louisville’s important work by having friends and family pledge to support their Walk efforts.  To register for the Walk, go to http://xrl.us/jimsteam and sign up for the Jim Jones’ A Successful Consumer team. 

Kentucky Supreme Court Oral Arguments

The Supreme Court of Kentucky will hear oral arguments in the Allen Courtroom from 9:00 AM to noon on Wednesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 11. All students are welcome to observe. Please refer to the schedule for a list of cases to be heard.

Following the arguments on Wednesday, there will be a short Q&A session in the courtroom after which all law students are invited to have lunch and further discussion with the Justices in the Cox Lounge. Pizza will be served, but bring a beverage.

Following the final oral argument on September 11, the justices will address any questions from the audience on matters not related to the cases just heard or to other pending cases. 

If you're unable to attend, you may tune in for the live webcast.

Sisters in Struggle: Women in the Louisville Civil Rights Movement 1945 - 1975

Newspaper Photograph of a Woman

A display in the reading room of the Law Library showcases several Louisville women who played a vital role in the local civil rights movement. The display tells a story of courage that begins with the integration of libraries and hospitals in the 1940s and 1950s, moves on through the battles for open accommodations and open housing in the 1960s, and ends in 1975 with the implementation of busing to achieve racial integration in the Jefferson County Public Schools.

“Sisters in Struggle” focuses on a few women who made a real difference in our community, from Ruth Booker Bryant to Thelma Stovall to Mae Street Kidd. Several of the women have spoken at the law school as part of our Diversity Forum Series, including Senator Georgia Davis Powers, activist Mattie Jones, and the late Anne Braden. Documents and memorabilia from the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research are displayed in a glass case adjacent to the display. 

The current “Sisters in Struggle” is an updated version of a display that originated at the Ekstrom Library and hung there in the lobby during February and March of 2005. Many thanks to Jami Allen and Kathie Johnson from the Ekstrom Exhibits Committee for their generosity, to Amy Purcell from Special Collections for her assistance, and to the History Department’s Dr. Tracy K’Meyer for her expertise.
Photo of the Sisters In Struggle Exhibit
Special thanks to Dr. Catherine Fosl, Anne Braden’s biographer and Director of U of L’s Braden Institute, for her guidance and for the loan of items from the Braden Collection.

--Robin R. Harris 
 

KUDOS: Susan Duncan

Professor Susan Duncan participated in a panel on Pro Bono Opportunities and Experiences at the Leadership Through Service Conference.  The conference was held at the American Printing House for the Blind on August 15, 2008.

Welcome New Students!

The following photos were taken during orientation on August 13, 2008.

 

Room 275

 

Welcome Session in the newly renovated Room 275.

Mosaic Lobby

New students gather in the Mosaic Lobby.

Mosaic Lobby

Faculty, staff, and students queue for lunch.

Lunch Buffet

Time for a tasty taco buffet.

Lunch Buffet

Today's lunch is sponsored by Republic Bank.

New Students

New students gather outside the lobby.

New Student

New students enjoying a lunch break.

new students under a tree

New students relaxing on the Oval.

new students on the lawn

An impromptu picnic on the lawn.

new students outside

New students take a break in the shade.

Student Lounge

New students gather in the student lounge.

Student Lounge

New students pictured with Louisville Law merchandise.

Law Review Members

Members of the University of Louisville Law Review.

Westlaw Reps

Reps from Westlaw, one of orientation's generous sponsors.

Republic Bank Reps

Representatives from Republic Bank, another generous sponsor.

Dean Keith Sealing

Dean Keith Sealing conducting an orientation session.

Room 275

New students gather in Room 275 for orientation.

Harris Is a Champion 4 Her

Robin Harris

Law Librarian, Robin Harris, oversees circulation and reference, and conducts library classes and tours. But those are just a few of her many talents. She is also an advocate for diversity and women's issues.

On June 21, she will be honored at the Champions 4 Her Walk & Run Festival.

Today's Woman

To learn more about Robin Harris's contributions to the university and our community, visit her profile at the Women's Center.

 

Photo of Robin R. Harris courtesy of Ewa Wojtkowska, TODAY'S WOMAN.

 

 

KUDOS: Cedric Powell

Professor Cedric Merlin Powel has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of TARC (Transit Authority of River City).

 

SSRN Kudos: August 2008

Tony Arnold’s paper “The Structure of the Land Use Regulatory System in the United States” made SSRN’s list of Top 10 Papers for the Journal of LSPLCL: Structure of Government & Political Theory.

Two of Jim Chen’s papers received recognition. “Constitutional Curiosities: a Twenty-One Question Scavenger Hunt” is among their Top 10 Papers for the Journal of LSN Educator: Courses, Materials & Teaching and “The Constitution of the United States in Spanish: A Service for the American People” is included in the  Top 10 Papers for the Journal of LSPLCL: International & Comparative. Both are ranked #3 on their respective lists.

Susan Duncan also received recognition for two of her publications. “Common Writing Problems" is the highest ranked paper on SSRN's Top Ten list for LSN Educator: Courses, Materials & Teaching. “Race, Riches & Reporters: Do Race and Class Impact Media Rape Narratives? An Analysis of the Duke Lacrosse Case” is among the Top 10 Papers for the Journal of LSCCLP: Ethical Issues.

Judith Fischer’s paper “Add Punch to Your Writing” is ranked #3 on SSRN’s Top 10 Papers for the Journal of Legal Education. “Why George Orwell’s Ideas About Language Still Matter for Lawyers” made SSRN’s list of Top 10 Papers for the Journal of Law & Literature.

Tim Hall’s paper “Judicial Policing In Consumer Contracting After Buckeye Check Cashing” is among SSRN’s Top 10 Papers for the Journal of ECL: Arbitration.

Jennifer Martin’s paper “An Emerging Worldwide Standard for Protections of Consumers in the Sale of Goods: Did We Miss an Opportunity with Revised UCC Article 2?” is ranked #3 on SSRN’s Top 10 Papers for the Journal of OIISG: Warranties.

Richard Nowka’s paper “eBay Auctions of Repossessed Motor Vehicles – A Template for Commercial Reasonableness Under Revised Article 9” is included in SSRN’s Top 10 Papers for the Journal of ESII: Other.

 

*Special thanks to Tami Sexton for helping Virginia Smith compile this information.

KUDOS: Manning Warren

Professor Manning Warren has been appointed to the Louisville Zoo Foundation Board of Trustees.