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In Memoriam of Jim Runyon

The law school mourns the loss of our maintenance man and good friend, Jim Runyon, who passed away on Monday, July 11.

Services were held Friday, July 15 at St. Stephen Church. Contact Vickie Tencer at 852-6092 if you'd like to contribute to UofL's collection for Jim's family
or to send your condolences.

His obituary and guest book are available at the Courier-Journal.

Spring 2011 Class Ranks

Class ranks are now available and you can receive your class rank either by coming to Student Records (Rm. 217), sending your request to Barbara Thompson at barbara.thompson@louisville.edu or sending a written request.  You must use your louisville.edu address to request your class rank.

Call for Articles: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Are you interested in seeing your name in print?  Then consider writing a short piece on an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) topic for the Louisville Bar Association's Bar Briefs.  Upcoming issues include: estate planning and tax, for those interested in writing about ADR in probate practice; professional responsibility, for those interested in writing about the ethical obligations of practitioners in ADR or of the neutrals; and young lawyers and law schools, for those interested in writing about their own experiences, as students, with ADR.  If you are interested in writing about some other ADR topic, that is great too; the LBA will work with us to find a suitable publication date. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Professor Levinson.

BLSA Convocation Photo Gallery

Book Festival Photo Gallery

Closed Memorial Day

The University of Louisville, the Law School and the Law School Library will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.

Class of 1953-55 Photo Dedication

 
This collection of photographs was taken at a luncheon and dedication ceremony was held at the Law School on May 11, 2011.

 

Rain Garden Design Charrette

All members of the Law School community are invited to participate in the Law School Rain Garden Design Charrette: Wednesday May 25, 8 am to 5 pm, and Thursday, May 26, 8 am to noon, all in Law School Room 171.

Please come and have input into the redesign and relandscaping of the 2 Law School courtyards to create rain gardens, be more aquatically sustainable, and create compelling community space that we can use and connect to nature!
 
This is your chance for input.  The iterative design charrette process will be led by University stormwater landscaping consultant Jeff Bruce, a national expert.  He is excited about our ideas and vision.  The process seeks our initial input into goals, values, and vision for the courtyards, followed by our positive and negative reactions to several different design concepts attempting to incorporate our values, followed by our positive and negative reactions to an effort to integrate our earlier input and reactions.

The heavy construction (subterranean water infiltration and storage) will occur in July, and we -- the Law School community -- will plant the rain gardens in August, hopefully during Orientation.  Be a part of transforming our environment to become sustainable!

 If you have questions, contact Tony Arnold at tony.arnold@louisville.edu.

 This process is sponsored by the Law School Sustainability Committee and the Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility, as well as University facilities and landscape design offices. 

Summer Hours

During the summer, the library will be open from 8AM to 9 PM Monday through Thursday, 8AM to 6PM on Fridays, 9AM to 6PM on Saturdays and 1PM to 9PM on Sundays. Please refer to our complete list of Library Hours for exceptions.

KY Women's Book Festival Connects Authors and Readers

Kentucky women writers and their readers will gather at the University of Louisville’s Ekstrom Library later this month to discuss the nuts and bolts of writing and publishing.

The Kentucky Women’s Book Festival, now in its fifth year, will be held May 21. University Libraries and the Women’s Center present the festival.

“It’s really an extension of the university’s community-wide focus on literacy, and the fact that the festival is free and open to the public gives everyone the chance to attend,” said Robin Harris, KWBF co-chair and a UofL law librarian.

Here are some highlights from this year’s event:

  • Alanna Nash, journalist and biographer, will give the opening talk. Nash’s latest book, “Baby, Let’s Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him,” is the first book to focus solely on the singer’s complex relationships with women. Her other books have been about Jessica Savitch, Dolly Parton and Col. Tom Parker, Elvis’ manager. Nash also has written for national entertainment and news publications. She lives in Louisville.
  • Tania James, author and film maker, will present the keynote talk at lunch. James’ debut novel, “Atlas of Unknowns,” is about sisterhood and deals with the pressures of cultural experiences played out in family life. The novel was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. James grew up in Louisville and lives in Washington, D.C.
  • Sena Jeter Naslund, author of “Abundance, a Novel of Marie Antoinette,” “Ahab’s Wife,” “Four Spirits” and “Adam & Eve,” will present the closing talk. Naslund is UofL’s writer-in-residence and program director of Spalding University’s brief-residency Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing. She also lives in Louisville.

Besides these talks, the schedule includes workshops on such topics as writing plays and blogs and getting published. There also will be opportunities for book signing and informal networking.

The festival opens at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The lunch session is the only one that requires registration and has a charge. Registration for it is required by Tuesday, May 17, and can be made by calling the UofL Women’s Center at 502-852-8976. The cost is $16. Students who register for the conference will receive a complimentary box lunch.

Festival sponsors are the UofL Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality, the UofL Commission on the Status of Women, Women Who Write and Class Act federal credit union.

Law librarians, Robin Harris and Virginia Mattingly are members of the KWBF planning committee.

Reprinted with permision from UofL Today (May 3, 2011).