You are invited to attend a lecture by The University of Kansas School of Law professor Andrew Torrance. Professor Torrance will be presenting his paper entitled "Patents and Regress in the Useful Arts" on Thursday, October 9, at 12:00 p.m. in the Cox Lounge. Lunch will be provided.
Professor Torrance developed a computer "patent game" that tests the effectiveness of the patent system on innovation, and his paper addresses the results. In addition to presenting his paper, Professor Torrance will demonstrate the patent game and allow audience members to play the game.
Professor Torrance is a graduate of Harvard Law School with a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University and a B.S. from Queen's University. Upon graduating from Harvard, Professor Torrance practiced biotechnology patent law at Fish and Richardson LLC, the world's largest intellectual property law firm. Before accepting a position at Kansas, he served as inhouse Patent Counsel at Inverness Medical Innovations, a biotechnology company headquartered in Boston, and he also taught "Biodiversity: Science, Policy, and Law" at Harvard. He conducts research in intellectual property, patent law, biotechnology, bioethics, environmental law, biodiversity, and conservation, and has presented his research worldwide. His research has also appeared in multiple journals including the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, the Kansas Law Review, and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. The paper that he will be presenting this week has been accepted for publication by the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review.
A wine and cheese reception will be held at Waterfront Park Place on Thursday evening in honor of Professor Torrance. Please contact Mari-Elise Gates at email@example.com if you are interested in attending.
The Academic Support workshop on outlining and flowcharting will be presented on Wednesday, October 1 from 1-2 p.m. and Tuesday, October 7, from 5-6 p.m. Both sessions are in Room 060.
Jodi Duce, the law school's Unit Business Manager, is a recipient of the University's prestigious Outstanding Performance Award in the Professional/Administrative Staff category.
"Duce is an integral part of the Law Library team. Her tasks include coordinating financial operation of the Law Library, managing budgets and accounts and ordering and maintaining equipment and supplies. Even with the financial turmoil that came from the state budget cuts, she found ways to cut the immediate budget and developed a plan for the future for the recurring budget. Duce also co-chaired Brandeis School of Law’s first Community Service Day. Her nominator credited her with leadership, cooperativeness and dependability."
More Award Winners: Ramsey Recognizes Staff for Outstanding Performance
The Moot Court Board has tenatively finalized the list of external competitions that the law school will participate in during the 2008-2009 year. The list is provided here to inform all 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students of the remaining opportunities to tryout and compete in a competition. This list does not include any competitions for which the teams have already been selected. If you have interest in a competition that is not included on the list please contact the VP for External Competitions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Competition Location Comp Dates
Animal Rights Harvard 6-8 Feb 09
ABA Negotiation (regional) Ohio State 8-9 Nov 08
Client Counseling (regional) Toronto 7-8 Feb 09
Entertainment Law Cardozo (NYC) 5-8 Mar 09
Environmental Law Pace Law School 19-21 Feb 09
Immigration NYU 19-22 Feb 09
Labor Law NY Law School 11-15 Mar 09
National Security Law G Washington Univ 21-22 Feb 09
National Trial (regional) Michigan State 20-22 Feb 09
Securities Fordham 3-5 Apr 09
Tax St. Pete Beach 4-8 Feb 09
Trademark (regional) Chicago 7-Feb-09
The Minority Law Students Dinner, hosted by Judge Denise Clayton, has been rescheduled and will be held Friday, November 14 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Please RSVP by emailing Christie Floyd at email@example.com. Directions will follow.
Please note that in order to participate in this year's Pirtle-Washer competition you must return your Commitment to Compete form by Friday, September 26.
For additional information please contact the MCB or Don Rodgers (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Are you graduating in December 2008 or May 2009? If so, the law school would like to introduce you to our Alumni.
The 2008 Fall Alumni Magazine will include photos and a little information about next year's graduating class. This information will help our alumni get to know about the great new lawyers we are graduating this year. All law students graduating in August or December 2008 or May 2009 are urged to share a little bit about themselves with our alumni.
This is the same opportunity posted in August. We received many profiles, but not everyone's, and we want the whole graduating class represented!
Don't have a photo? Please contact Beth Haendiges to set up a time for a photograph.
To participate, please click on this link: http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/1963 and complete the form. (You must be logged in to access the form.)
The deadline to participate has been extended to October 1.