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Contracts Giesel and Torts Abrams Room Change

Professor Giesel's Contracts course and Professor Abrams Torts course are switching rooms beginning August 20. Professor Giesel's Contracts course moves to room 175 and Professor Abrams' Torts course moves to room LL 80.

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Corporate Tax

Corporate Tax is taught this semester on Monday/Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:15.  It will not be offered in spring 2015. It is a vaulable course if you intend to practice transactional law.  Professor Lewis has agreed to teach the course even if enrollment is less than five students.

SERVICE LEARNING IN BELIZE--Apply now!

Gearing up for Spring 2015 and planning your classes?  Consider this opportunity.

How about celebrating spring break of the Spring 2015 semester with service work in Belize?  Learn more about this opportunity at UofL’s International Service Learning Program (ISLP) website http://louisville.edu/islp/.  Law is one of several participating disciplines.  The Law team lead by Dean Susan Duncan will develop restorative justice programs and work in schools and communities outside Dangriga.  You can find out about past projects, see photos, and read about the work on the ISLP website.  The service is rewarding and the memories last a lifetime!  Plus, you’ll earn three hours of academic credit and build useful skills.

The priority deadline for the March 2015 trip is coming up soon on September 29th.  Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered if space is available.  Encourage your friends to apply along with you!  Contact Dr. Joy Hart (joy.hart@louisville.edu) or Dr. Kandi Walker (kandi.walker@louisville.edu) if you have questions.

BLS Room Change for Professors Sweeney and Rosario Lebron

Professor Sweeny's BLS section 32 will meet in room LL 60.  Professor Rosario Lebron's BLS section 42 will meet in room LL 71 and BLS section 41 will meet in room 275.

Law Library Fall Hours

The Law Library's Fall semester schedule begins Monday, August 18. The library will generally be open from 8 AM to 11 PM Monday's thru Thursday's, 8 AM to 6 PM on Friday's, 9 AM to 6 PM on Saturday's and 1 PM to 11 PM on Sunday's. 

Please note that in addition Labor Day (September 1), the Law Library is closed on Sunday, August 24, due to traffic issues caused by the annual Iron Man triathalon. 

Last day to add a class, Change a class to an audit and Receive 100% tuition refund

Friday, August 22, 2014 (by 10:00 p.m.) 
        the last day to add a class,
        the last day to change a class to an audit, 
        the last day to receive 100% tuition reduction after withdrawing from a class and
        have the W removed from your transcript after withdrawing from a class

Dean Susan Duncan Selected for 2015 Leadership Louisville Class

The Leadership Louisville Center has selected the Leadership Louisville Class of 2015 — the 36th class of the Center’s signature program for established community leaders. Since 1979, Leadership Louisville has ensured that the community’s most influential and esteemed leaders are knowledgeable about issues, well-networked and passionate about the success of the region. These talented leaders will spend ten months going on exclusive tours and having hands-on experiences, all with area leaders who take on our community’s biggest challenges every day. Armed with new knowledge, connections and perspectives, Leadership Louisville graduates are prepared to take their places as effective community leaders. 

The Leadership Louisville program will begin in August 2014 and run through May 2015.  The sixty members of the Leadership Louisville Class of 2015 are: (View photo roster)

Patrick Armstrong, Kentucky Derby Festival; Duane Battcher, Donan; Cleo Battle, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau; Brian Bingham, Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District; Regina Blake, Zelkova Strategic Partners; John Brown, PNC Bank; Steve Bryant, RunSwitch PR; Neil Budde, The Courier-Journal; Divya Cantor, M.D., Wellpoint; Lisa Causarano, Junior League of Louisville; Jason Clark, VIA Studio; Robert Couch, M.D., Greater Louisville Medical Society; Jennie Jean Davidson, Better Together Strategies, LLC;

 

Sundeep Dronawat, Ph.D., POS on CLOUD; Susan Duncan, University of Louisville; Maggie Elder, Metro United Way; Meredith Erickson, The Norton Foundation, Inc.; Mark Farmer, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP; Marjorie Farris, Stites & Harbison, PLLC; Billy Fowler, The Benefits Firm; James Frazier, M.D., Norton Healthcare; Dawne Gee, WAVE 3; Rob Givens, RPG Consulting; Ankur Gopal, Interapt; Bert Griffin, Spalding University; Mark Grindstaff, Brown-Forman Corporation; Jason Groneck, GBBN Architects; Mike Guyer-Wood, Muhammad Ali Center; Bethany Heckel, Kosair Charities; Dewey Hensley, Ph.D., Jefferson County Public Schools; Cara Hicks, Louisville Ballet;

 

Tony Holland, Poe Companies; Stephen Houston, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC; Maria Hughes, Humana, Inc.; Pattie Imperial, Fifth Third Bank; Kevin Joynt, CPA, Deloitte; Jackie Keating, Dare to Care Food Bank; Charles Keckler, Baptist Healthcare System, Inc.; Adam Kempf, Norton Healthcare; Christine Koenig, CPA, DMLO; Peter Kremer, Bellarmine University; Brian Long, DuPont; Kathy Minx, Humana, Inc.; Tim Newton, Papa John's International; Steve Phillips, LG&E and KU Energy LLC; Tyra Redus, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; Janet Reilly, US Bank;

 

Sadiqa Reynolds, Louisville Metro Government; Chris Robinson, Frost Brown Todd LLC; Rick Smith, KentuckyOne Health; Christie Spencer, Passport Health Plan; Steve Stragand, Messer Construction Co.; Jason Stuecker, Forcht Bank; Gary Tyler, Louisville Business First; Thomas Wheatley, Woodmen of the World; Jaleigh White, Hilliard Lyons; Scott Williamson, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary; Thomas Wobbe, The Underwriters Group; Julie Wood, GE Appliances; and Jason Zachariah, Kindred Healthcare, Inc.

About the Leadership Louisville Center:

Created in 1979, the Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. Its mission is to grow and connect a diverse network of leaders who serve as catalysts for a world-class community through dynamic programming and strong community connections. Over 6,000 community leaders have graduated from the Center’s programs that include Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville and Bingham Fellows. In 2011, the Leadership Louisville Center was recognized as one of the top seven community leadership programs in the U.S. in a benchmark study by the Center for Creative Leadership, the “gold standard” global provider of executive leadership education and research. 

Self-Service Scanner in Law Library

Two self-service scanners are now available in the Law Library's Reading Room. Each provides an affordable alternative to the photocopiers. 

If you have a mobile device, CamScanner is a useful app for scanning and managing documents as well as the library's scanner.

Congratulations to Brandeis 1995 Grad Named Louisvillian of the Year

Tori Murden McClure is the president of Spalding University, in Louisville, Kentucky. Spalding University offers twenty-seven degree programs at the bachelor, master, and doctoral level, to more than 2,000 students. From 2004 through 2009 she served as the vice president of external relations, enrollment management, and student affairs at Spalding University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College, a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, and her juris doctor from the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. In 2005, she earned her master of fine arts in writing from Spalding University. Her non-fiction book, A Pearl in the Storm, was published by Harper-Collins in 2009.



A passionate world adventurer and humanitarian, Ms. McClure is best known as the first woman and first American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was also the first woman and first American to travel over land to the geographic South Pole. An avid mountaineer, Ms. McClure has climbed on several continents. She is a fully certified emergency medical technician in both urban and wilderness areas, and is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), where she currently serves as the chair of the board of trustees.