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2008 Louisville Law Community Service Day

On April 5, 2008, the law school community will embark upon its first annual day of collective public service. The initiative arose from student input into the university’s strategic planning process. The purpose of this event is to highlight the law school's commitment to community service, provide significant services, have fun, and make new acquaintances in our law school community.

Participants in the planning process identified three focus areas:

Animal Rights & Animal Issues

Women, Children, Homeless, & the Underserved

Environmental Issues

All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to participate by contributing donated items to one of the organizations listed below or to volunteer their time to one of the designated projects.

Celebrate

To kick off the event, we’ll be hosting a complimentary continental style breakfast in the Mosaic Lobby at 10 AM on Saturday, April 5. Coffee, juice, and pastries will be provided. Those present will be eligible to win one of the many door prizes!

Lend A Helping Hand

Volunteers may choose from a variety of projects. Sign up sheets will be available in each mail room and the Mosaic Lobby during the week preceding April 5th, or you may sign up online. You’re also welcome to show up that day without a reservation. Volunteers are encouraged to show their team spirit by wearing a piece of University of Louisville or Brandeis School of Law apparel.

Metro Animal Services

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund has arranged for a variety of activities including dock cleaning, rewiring kennel doors, and painting the new “get acquainted” space. This project will take place at a shelter near campus beginning at 11 AM. Volunteers will also receive a tour of the shelter and an opportunity to walk some of the dogs. Contact Megan Renwick for details.

Departure time: 10:45 AM; carpooling available. You may be painting, so dress appropriately.

Wayside Christian Mission

The Student Bar Association is making arrangements to assist at Wayside Christian Mission. Projects may include serving lunch and providing general cleaning services. Contact Kelly Oates for details.

Departure time: 10:45 AM or meet the group at 11 AM @ 822 East Market. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.

 

Brightside Inc.

The Environmental Law & Land Use Society has arranged for a clean-up project at Central Park. Volunteers will walk from campus to Central Park along Third Street and back along Fourth Street, cleaning up as they go. Contact Brian Pollock for details.

Departure time: 10:30 AM. It may rain, so dress appropriately. Garbage bags will be provided, but you might want to bring some gloves.

Make a Donation

During the week of March 31 – April 5, collection bins will be placed in the Mosaic Lobby of the Law School in Wyatt Hall. Following, is a list of items requested by each organization.

Metro Animal Services

Metro Animal Services seeks donations of pet supplies, medical supplies, and household items.

Click here for a complete wish list.

Center for Women & Families

During the months of March and April, the Center is collecting towels, washcloths, diapers, underwear, socks and bras. We’re also collecting cell phones & cell phone chargers. Additionally, you can help by donating goods that meet their immediate needs: cribs and mattresses, crib sheets, pacifiers and bottles, & infant toys.

Click here for a complete wish list.

Project Women

As part of their annual community service project, the Women’s Law Caucus is gathering items for the Project Women Hygiene Drive.

Items include: toilet paper, conditioner, face wash, deodorant, dental floss, tooth brushes, pull-ups, Kleenex tissues, paper towels, sponges, soap, face wash, lotion, shampoo, household cleaners, napkins, tampons, maxi pads, light bulbs, lamps, children's coloring/activity books, computer printer paper, batteries for Leap Pad learning system, etc.

Click here for a complete wish list.

Metro Recycling

We’re collecting aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, newspapers, and cardboard.

Questions?

Contact Virginia Smith or Jina Scinta if you'd like to get involved or to request more information.

What Was Lost Has Been Found

Last week two full-size umbrellas were turned in to Lost & Found. Don't wait for the next monsoon!  Claim your umbrella now. 

In addition, a Criminal Procedure book and the supplement were found in room 080.

Jones Shares Experiences at Gould School of Law Lecture

On March 11, Professor James T. R. Jones, Professor of Law at the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law, spoke on "Severe Mental Illness in the Academy: A Law Professor's Story" at the Gould School of Law of the University of Southern California. Pictured in the photo to the left are Professor Jones and Professor Elyn R. Saks, Associate Dean for Research and Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. 

Professor Jones, who has bipolar disorder, wrote "Walking the Tightrope of Bipolar Disorder:  The Secret Life of a Law Professor";  Professor Saks, who has schizophrenia, wrote the acclaimed memoir The Center Cannot Hold:  My Journey Through Madness (2007).  Professors Jones and Saks are the only law professors in the United States publicly to acknowledge having severe mental illnesses. 

This photograph was taken by Kathleen Murphy Jones, Esq. on March 11, 2008 at the Gould School of Law shortly before Professor Jones delivered his talk entitled "Severe Mental Illness in the Academy:  A Law Professor's Story."

IT Seeks Bears

Beginning March 25 through April 4 Information Technology will be collecting plush bears in support of the Kosair Charities Bears on Patrol program. Bears on Patrol allows local law enforcement officers to comfort children when responding to emergency situations. For more information see https://docushare.louisville.edu/dsweb/Get/Document-27874/show+you+care.pdf

We have 3 delivery points:
1) Miller Information Technology Center room 109 reception area
2) iTech Xpress (in the lower level of Miller Information Technology Center across from Mitzie's)
3) HSC IT offices (in the basement of the dental school)

IT's goal is to rally faculty, staff, and students to donate 200 bears in 2 weeks through our delivery points. Thank you for comforting the children in our community during their times of need. If you have any questions contact IT Cardinal Care at itcares@louisville.edu.

Harris Recognized for Work with the Women's Center

Public Services Librarian and Professor of Legal Bibliography Robin Harris was recognized in the March 2008 Today's Woman for her work at the University of Louisville's Women's Center. Harris' role in founding the Kentucky Women's Book Festival, one of the many programs made possible by the center. The mission of the Women's Center is to build alliances with campus and community groups in order to promote equality, increase women's self-reliance, and heighten the understanding of women's contributions to all societies

The Center is participating in the Champions4Her Walk, Run & Festival on June 21, 2008.

 

Kudos: Diversity Award

Congratulations to Law Librarian, Robin Harris, who along with Dean Chen, was present to accept the first-runner up prize of $5,000 for the inaugural President's Diversity Vision Award at a ceremony on Monday, March 17.

Ms. Harris is Chair of the law school's Diversity Committee whose mission is to to develop programming that supports race and gender diversity, inclusiveness and equity.

The award is intended to recognize cumulative efforts to advance diversity and inclusion at UofL since the 2003 inception of the university-wide diversity plan “Achieving Our Highest Potential.”

Kudos for March 18, 2008

On March 3, 2008, Professor Luke Milligan was a panelist at a symposium hosted by the University of Texas School of Law. The subject of the conference was "The Roberts Court and the Future of the Fourth Amendment."

On March 11, Professor James T.R. Jones spoke on "Severe Mental Illness in the Academy: A Law Professor's Story" at the Gould School of Law of the University of Southern California. In mid March, Professor Jones’ paper entitled, "Severe Mental Illness in the Academy: A Secret Revealed" was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for HEN Subject Matter Journals and Health Economics Network (Forthcoming).

On March 17, 2008, Professor Susan Hanley Duncan spoke at the Ohio Northern University Law Review Symposium, “Press, Publicity, and the Law: The Media in High Profile Trials.” Professor Duncan’s presentation was entitled “Selective Use of Sub Judice: Do We Need It in the United States?” On February 29, 2008, Professor Duncan spoke at the second regional junior faculty works-in-progress workshop at Washington University School of Law. Her topic was media in high profile trials. In addition, Professor Duncan was named to Miami University’s A&S Pre-Law Program Advisory Board.

Professor Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold has broken into SSRN's top 500 law authors for recent downloads (#497), based on data as of March 9, 2008. To date, Professor Arnold's articles have been downloaded 549 times.

Other faculty in SSRN's top 500 legal authors include:

  • Jim Chen, #65 with 2,317 downloads in the past 12 months;
  • Judy Fischer, #245, with 948 downloads in the past 12 months;
  • Susan Duncan, #309, with 826 downloads in the past 12 months; and
  • Will Hilyerd, #351, with 739 downloads in the past 12 months.

Law School's Diversity Programs Recognized at 2008 President's Diversity Vision Award

The Law School has been named the first runner-up in a campus-wide competition for the 2008 President's Diversity Vision Award. Visit the Cardinal Lawyer for more information.

Fall 2008 Course Schedule

Copies of the Fall 2008 course schedule are available for download from this page in PDF format. Please report any errors or other issues to the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Due to University rules governing registration times, we anticipate that pre-registration for Summer and Fall 2008 courses will begin on or about April 10. More detailed registration information will be forthcoming soon. A draft Spring 2009 course schedule will be made available to students in advance of registration for Fall courses for planning purposes.

 

 

Great Swag at the SBF Auction!

The Student Bar Foundation's Silent Auction will be held at the Louisville Bar Association on March 6, 2008. The organization has gathered numerous great items to auction off that night, including gift certificates to fine restaurants and to galleries around town.

The Student Bar Foundation is the charitable giving arm of the Student Bar Association.  Its mission is to raise and distribute funds for student fellowships for law-related public service work with a focus on: delivery of legal services to the poor and indigent; Law-related public education; and/or improvement of the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizen access to the justice system.

The organization provides public service grants to students seeking to serve the community. 

Join us at the auction to bid on fabulous items and to support the SBF's mission. 

To review the current list of auction items, please visit the SBF's auction page.