November 13, 2010, marks the 154th birthday of Louis D. Brandeis, for whom the law school is named.
Louis D. Brandeis was the Supreme Court Justice most responsible for helping the Supreme Court shape the tools it needed to interpret the Constitution in light of the sociological and economic conditions of the 20th century. A progressive, and champion of reform, Brandeis devoted his life to social justice.
Louisville can be proud that Justice Brandeis, who was born here in 1856 is so connected to our community and that his values had their roots here. The principles and philosophies that Brandeis is known for – including rights to privacy, free speech, curtailing big government and big business, balancing regulation with free enterprise and a commitment to public service – are timely today.
In honor of his birthday, a wreath has been placed at the final resting place for Justice Brandeis. This week two events provide members of our community an opportunity to learn more about Justice Brandeis. On Wednesday, November 10, 7-9 pm, Mel Urofsky (recipient of the 2009 Brandeis Medal) will speak at the Festival of Jewish Books about his award winning book Louis D. Brandeis: A Life. This event will take place at the Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Lane. On Thursday, November 11, at 6 pm, Professor Michael Wolf will deliver the Boehl Lecture on Brandeisian Approach to Land Use. This event will take place at the Law School, Room 275, at 6 pm, with a reception to follow.
- "From the President's Desk: Get Your Informed Vote" by Laurel S. Doheny, '92 (Oct, p. 3)
- "Playing by Kentucky Rules: Researching the Kentucky Rules of Evidence" by Professor Kurt X. Metzmeier, '95 (Oct, p. 7)
- "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head..." (Oct, p. 9)
- "Recent Changes in Kentucky Condominium Law" by Erik C. Lattig, '06 (Oct, p. 24)
- "The Louisville Bar Association - A Genuine Success Story" by Frnk P. Doheny Jr., '65 (Nov, p. 3)
- "Section News: Labor & Employment" by Michael K. Kirk, '84 (Nov, p. 5)
- "The University of Louisville's 2010 Law Alumni Awards" by Dean Jim Chen (Nov, p. 6)
- "ICANN's Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy" by Brant Sloan, '10 (Nov, p. 14)
- "What is a Lawyer Doing in the Clinic?" by Martha J. Hasselbacher, '90 (Nov, p. 17)
- "Protecting Shareholders From Personal Liability in Nursing Home Lawsuits" by Chelsea Castiglioni, '10 and Michael Sutton (Nov, p. 18)
- "Lawlapalooza Tour 2010 Rocked" (Nov, p. 21)
Phi Beta Kappa Lecture
The University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Private Property and Public Protection:
The Brandeisian Alternative
Professor Michael Allan Wolf
Nelson Chair in Local Government Law
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Room 275, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
Open to the public; reception to follow (no RSVP needed)
The Boehl Distinguished Lecture Series in Land Use Policy is one of several law and policy initiatives in land use and environmental responsibility at the University of Louisville, and is supported by the Herbert Boehl Fund and the Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund. This lecture is co-sponsored by the University of Louisville Phi Beta Kappa Speakers’ Committee. This lecture is given in honor of the birthday of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, Louisville native for whom the Law School is named.
Attention students: The University registration system is closed November 10 through November 15. You may manage your registration account beginning November 16.
This week’s tips focus on how you can use your time efficiently and effectively for studying during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Once you decide your priorities, plot out on a calendar which tasks you will complete each day. Be realistic. Mark down the actual hours you will spend on each task. Consider the following possibilities:
- Listen to CDs in the airport, on the plane, or while driving.
- Review outlines while in the airport, or on the plane, or while waiting for family to arrive.
- Photocopy the pages you need to read rather than lugging all of your books with you.
- Ask a family member or friend to quiz you with flashcards at home or during a long commute.
- Get up earlier or go to bed later than family so that you can carve out time to study.
- Negotiate time to study when family/friends are doing other activities that do not need to include you.
- Schedule time with family and friends so that you know when you can study and they know when they will see you.
- Consider whether you can study in a different location than home in order to get time, space, and quiet for studying.
- Plan to take Thanksgiving Day off if possible. If you have too much to do, at least take a portion of the day off and have fun.
- Use the template calendar attached to plan your schedule.
Changes have been made to the Climate Change & the Law Seminar in Spring 2011, including a change in time (now Wednesdays, 3:50 to 5:30). Please see the revised schedule on the Law School intranet course schedules page (in the category of Academics), and contact Dean Arnold if you have any questions.