The University of Louisville Law School's Diversity Committee is pleased to sponsor two programs in February 2008.
February 5: Health Equity with Dr. Adewale Troutman. For complete details, go to the event's page: www.law.louisville.edu/node/1243
February 21: Witness to Innocence with Speaker Ray Krone. For complete details, go to the event's page: www.law.louisville.edu/node/1245
For more information on either event, contact Robin Harris, email@example.com or 852-6083.
For more on the Diversity Forum Series, click here: www.law.louisville.edu/academics/diversity-forum-series
February 2nd -- Saturday morning from 9:00 to 1:00 -- will be Career Day 2008! Session Selection/Registration forms are available in the student mailroom and in the Career Services offices. As you know, all first-years are required to attend this event, but remember that upper division students are also most welcome to attend again.
When you look at the form, you will notice that there are some new specialty areas including Entertainment and JAG. And of course, some of the presenters are new this year so you can benefit from additional information AND enhanced networking.
Questions? Jerie Torbeck in office #182 (852-6096) or Debra Reh in office #184 (852-6368)
The Warren E. Burger Prize is awarded to encourage thoughtful practical scholarship in the areas of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. The American Inns of Court invites professors, students, judges, and other authors to participate in the writing competition by submitting an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 25,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. The submission deadline is June 15, 2008.
The author of the winning submission will receive a cash prize of $5,000, and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The Warren E. Burger Prize will be presented to the author at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence in Washington, DC on October 11, 2008.
For more information or questions about the competition, please contact Cindy Dennis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the American Inns of Court, go to its website: http://www.innsofcourt.org/
For more information about the Warren E. Burger Prize and a list of past recipients, click here.
Professor Jim Jones' article, "Surviving the Scourge of Schizophrenia: A Law Professor's Story," will be published in the Hastings Women's Law Journal.
Professor Jones has also been named to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Louisville board of directors for 2008.
Assistant Dean Keith Sealing was named to the Board of the newly formed AALS Section on Balance in Legal Education. The Section held its first meeting on Saturday, January 5 to discuss the meaning of "balance" in Legal Education in light of the issues raised in the recent publication of the Carnegie Report on Educating Lawyers and the CLEA Report on Best Practices in Legal Education. The Board will undertake the planning of next year's Section Event and a proposed newsletter or blog.
Professor Lisa Nicholson was placed on the executive committee for the AALS Section on Securities Regulations.
At the AALS conference, Professor Russ Weaver gave a speech on comparative research and participated in committee meetings. He also reached agreements with publishers regarding three new projects.
Professor Judith Fischer has been invited to serve on a National Association of Women Lawyers committee to judge the organization's writing contest.
Professor Scott Campbell's article, "The Civil War Reminiscences of John Marshall Harlan," was published in the November issue of the Journal of Supreme Court History.
"Louis Brandeis: The People's Attorney" will air on KET1 on Tuesday, January 8 at 9:00 p.m. and again on KET2 on January 14 at 10:00 p.m.
The documentary, which premiered in November at the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law, includes interviews and commentary by Professor Laura Rothstein. For more information on the documentary, click here.
On Thursday, January 10th at 7 PM, avid woodsman and practicing attorney, Andre Bergeron, will participate in a reading and book signing for his new book, The
Devil's Ridge. Bergeron uses the mythic quality of the North American great ape, Sasquatch, or Bigfoot, to craft a gripping page-turner that taps into our primal fears and basic instincts. Reminiscent of stories told around the campfire, The Devil's Ridge will make you wonder what is lurking in the shadows, just beyond the fire's light.
Andre Bergeron earned his Master's degree in English and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville. He practices law in Louisville. The Devil's Ridge is his first novel.
Where: Carmichael's Bookstore
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
The book Education Stories has been published by Foundation Press. Included in the book is a chapter by Laura Rothstein: "The Story of Southeastern Community College v. Davis: The Prequel to the Television Series ER.
Jim Chen's paper entitled "The Most Dangerous Justice Rides into the Sunset" was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Litigation, Procedure & Dispute Resolution Journals in early December.
Tony Arnold's paper "The Structure of the Land Use Regulatory System in the United States" was listed on SSRN's Top Ten list for its Political Science Network in late November.
Kentucky Supreme Court oral arguments are available online. The public can now view live feeds of the arguments. To watch the feeds, go to the Kentucky Supreme Court website, http://www.courts.ky.gov/courts/supreme/ and select the Oral Arguments Calendar from the right-hand menu.
The next scheduled oral arguments are December 12, 2007.
The deadline to donate is December 11. You may bring items to Becky Wimberg, Room 202.
Levinson presented her paper "Lawyering Skills Principles and Methods Offer Insight as to Best Practices for Arbitration" (available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1022065) to the faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Law on November 20, 2007.