On October 15, 2007, Professor Laura Rothstein spoke at the University of Vermont's 17th Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Higher Education. Professor Rothstein spoke on the following topics: "Millennial Students and ADA Updates"; "High Risk Student Behavior"; and "Managing High Risk Student Behavior on Your Campus."
Professor Tony Arnold's monograph Fair and Healthy Land Use: Environmental Justice and Planning has been published by the American Planning Association.
Professor Arnold spoke at the LBA CLE "Environmental Justice: Current Developments" on November 13.
Ariana Levinson's paper entitled, "Lawyering Skills Principles and Methods Offer Insight as to Best Practices for Arbitration" was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for MRN Negotiations & Dispute Resolution Network and NEG Subject Matter Journals throughout much of November 2007.
Lisa Nicholson's paper entitled, "Making In-Roads to Corporate General Counsel Positions:
It's Only a Matter of Time?" was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list
for MRN Corporate Strategy & Business Policy Network and POL Subject Matter
Journals in November 2007.
Phi Alpha Delta is sponsoring a Fall Food Drive to benefit local food shelves, e. g., Dare to Care. The drive has already begun and will last two weeks, from Monday, November 5th, to Monday, November 19th. They would like students, staff, and professors to bring non-perishable food items and deposit these items into collection bins, located in the main lobby of the law school. The food drive is affiliated with Kentucky Harvest, a charitable organization that distributes these items to area food programs.
Additionally, some professors are assisting in the Food Drive by permitting students who are called upon in class (between November 5th and November 19th) to be excused from answering in exchange for a donation of a food item.
The Diversity Committee at the Brandeis School of Law presents:
Tuesday, November 13
Cox Lounge (2d floor, law school)
Mimi Liu, Attorney, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Washington, D.C.
Fran Ellers, Louisville Writer and Editor
Dona Wells, Interim Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky
Moderator: Randy Strobo, Diversity Committee
Please join us as we hear from three experts on the topic of reproductive freedom: a Planned Parenthood attorney; the author of an upcoming book on the history of reproductive freedom in Kentucky; and, a local activist who is now serving as Interim Executive Director of the ACLU of Kentucky. A question-and-answer session will follow the speakers' presentations.
Co-sponsored by: The Women's Law Caucus, Women's & Gender Studies (U of L College of Arts & Sciences), Planned Parenthood of Louisville, and The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky.
This program is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Robin Harris at 852-6083 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce that the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law has joined the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). The first issue of our Legal Studies Research Papers Series is now available and features publications from six of our esteemed faculty members.
On October 3rd, I attended the U.S. E.P.A. Conference on Sustainable Redevelopment in the Ohio Valley. The conference was held at the Brown Hotel from October 1-3 and featured various speakers, many from Louisville, who discussed the benefits and challenges of using sustainable redevelopment to promote public health, environmental protection, and successful communities.The part of the conference I attended addressed the barriers to promoting sustainable development in communities. Professor Tony Arnold identified several barriers to sustainable redevelopment in his presentation, including politics, psychology, and injustice, and addressed strategies to overcome these. Additionally, Professor Peter Meyer of the University of Louisville discussed economic barriers to implementing sustainable development practices. He noted several indirect economic benefits of sustainable development practices such as better public health from an improvement in air quality and decreased energy costs associated with energy efficiency. He also noted that governments spend money on infrastructure to build sprawling communities, while this expense is not necessary when redeveloping areas that already contain infrastructure. Overall, the conference provided knowledge and tools that people and communities can employ to encourage sustainable development and protect the environment and the health of communities.
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Several items deserve your consideration:
1. Full-time Associate position for Dec 2007 or May 2008 graduates. McMurry & Livingston, a Paducah law firm, has requested that we collect application material from interested soon-to-be graduates. Give us your resume, a copy of your law school transcript & a writing sample by the deadline of Friday, November 16th. Indicate your intention to apply by signing the sheet in the Career Services library. To learn about this firm, go to their website: <www.lawyersforyourlife.com.>
2. Two writing competitions:
A. Global Warming. How Litigation Can Make a Difference. $5000+ prize. "Intent-to-enter" deadline: January 31, 2008. See the poster in the Career Services library for more information or go to <www.publicjustice.net>
B. The Genocide Convention at Sixty. $1500+ prize. Submission deadline: January 20, 2008. Run by Chapman University School of Law students. See the poster in the Career Services library for more information.
3. Fall 2007 University-wide Career Fair. Tuesday, October 30th from 11:00 to 3:00 in the SAC Multi-purpose room. More info? See the poster in the bulletin board next to #182's door.
4. Teach for America. TFA is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit to teach in urban and rural public schools for two years. Info session at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1st in the SAC W303A. Free food.
Last year, during the strategic planning process, it was proposed that the law school have a community service project for everyone - the entire law school community. To that end, you are now invited to a planning meeting to help determine the who, what, where, when, how, & why of the first annual faculty, staff, and student Louisville Law community service project. We would like everyone with ideas, enthusiasm, and desire to attend one of the two meetings to organize the event.
The meetings will be facilitated by Mary Jo Gleason and Virginia Smith. If
you have questions before the meetings, please speak with them. The meetings
are scheduled for October 30, in Room 171, at 12:10 and 5:30 p.m. (You only
need to attend one meeting - we wanted to offer times that would work for almost
all our constituents.)