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Brandeis School of Law seeks Director of Academic Success

Trademark Registration Course Fall 2014

The Trademark Registration course scheduled for fall 2014 will be cancelled on June 2 due to low enrollment unless at least five students register for the course before June 2. Only students enrolled in Trademark Law are eligible to enroll in Trademark Registration.  Contact Dean Nowka or Professor Lars Smith if you have any questions.

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 3

The latest issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features publications from Professors Campbell, Lebron, Sweeny and Weaver.

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Susan Duncan Appointed To Three Year Term as Dean

Provost Shirley Willihnganz announced on May 8 that Susan Duncan would be appointed for an additional three years term as Interim Dean.  During the previous two years in which Susan Duncan has served in that role, she has accomplished a great deal and this continued appointment provides the opportunity to continue to place the Brandeis School of Law in a strong position.  Her accomplishments are in the areas of fundraising, connections with alumni/ae, physical plant updates, attention to diversity, staff support, and developing a strategic plan.  Dean Duncan joined the law school faculty in 1999 and is a 1991 graduate of the law school herself.  In accepting the appointment, Dean Duncan stated that, “Serving as the dean for the past two years has been an honor and a privilege.  I thank the President, the Provost, and the law school faculty and staff for their faith in me and look forward to working with all of them on advancing our school.  The strategic plan sets forth a vision that is very exciting.  I know our alumni and friends will help us execute this plan allowing our school to reach new heights.”

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LAST DAY TO ADD A CLASS AND THE LAST DAY TO RECEIVE 100% REFUND

Thursday, May 15 is the last day to add a summer class.

 

REFUND DATES

May 15   -  Last day to receive 100% refund

May 22   -  Last day to receive  50% refund

May 28   -  Last day to receive  25% refund

 

June 11 is the last day to withdraw from a summer class.

 

 

$500 KBA Bar Study Scholarships

The Kentucky Bar Association will once again award up to four $500.00 scholarships for students taking the July 2014 Kentucky bar examination.  The scholarships are used to defray the expenses associated with studying for and taking the bar examination.  Awards will be made to exemplary candidates who 1) have made a significant contribution to the law school community; 2) have a demonstrated need for financial assistance; and 3) intend to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  To apply, please send a one-page letter addressing the criteria for the award along with a current resume to Carl Frazier at Carl.Frazier@skofirm.com.  All submissions must be received by Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.  Scholarship winners will be announced and funds will be disbursed approximately one week after the submission deadline.

Law Library Summer Schedule

The Law Library has returned to its summer schedule. It will be open until 9PM Sunday through Thursday and will close at 6PM on most Friday's and Saturday's.

BLSA Convocation

Graduates pictured from left to right are Aaron Marcus, Zackary McKee, Donovan Porter, BLSA President Miranda Ratcliffe, Kiera Hollis, Stephany Hunter, and Gayle Johnson.  Also pictured are current BLSA members Whitney Railey and Iman Jackson. 

Professor Cedric Merlin Powell was the invited speaker for the 2014 Black Law Student Association Convocation honoring the six BLSA members who are graduating this year.  Miranda Ratcliffe (Class of 2015), current BLSA President, introduced Professor Powell.  Others who spoke to the graduates were Dean Susan Duncan and Louisville Black Lawyers Association President Lonita Baker.  Ms. Ratcliffe then recognized the graduates who each spoke about their experiences and thanked those who had made it possible. 

Click here to read Professor Cedric Merlin Powell's remarks, "BLSA Convocation: The Lawyer In a Changing World." 

 

Professor Abrams Invited As Gender and Law Blog Guestblogger

Professor Abrams will be contributing to the Gender and the Law Blog this month, drawing upon her expertise in the field. Her scholarly interests include integrating masculinities theory in feminist law reforms such as military integration and domestic violence; examining the tort complexities governing standards of care in childbirth; gendered conceptualizations of citizenship; and legal education pedagogy. She has a forthcoming book chapter on Migrating and Mutating Masculinities in Institutional Law Reforms in Masculinities and Law (Ashgate Press, Martha A. Fineman & Michael Thomson eds., forthcoming 2014). Her article Distorted and Diminished Tort Claims for Women was published in the June 2013 volume of the Cardoza Law Review. Her most recent work, Exposing Alarming Standards of Care in the Treatment of Pregnant Women, is forthcoming in the Florida State Law Review this Fall. She is a frequent presenter at conferences that address issues relating to reproductive justice, tort law and feminism, feminist theory, masculinities theory, and legal education pedagogy. Scholars around the country recognize her expertise. She has signed on to nationally relevant amici briefs, including the Perry v. Hollingsworth same sex marriage case before the United States Supreme Court and a Kentucky Supreme Court case considering the proper role of counsel for children in child custody cases. She is co-editor of a project seeking to re-write United States Supreme Court cases from a feminist perspective based on the earlier Feminist Judgments project in the United Kingdom.

2014 Law School Graduate Named UofL Top Scholar

Josh Hartsell, a May 2014 graduate has been selected as a finalist to the Presidential Management Fellows Class of 2014. A total of 609 students (518 individuals were selected as PMF Finalists and 91 individuals were selected PMF STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Finalists) were selected. The PMF Program received approximately 7,000 applicants for the 2014 application cycle. Mr. Hartsell will spend the next two years working in Washington, D.C. on international trade policy as part of a leadership development program.