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Rising 3L Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal

Michael Hasty's article, "Still Searching for Kennedy's Significant Nexus," was published in the Spring issue of the Michigan Environmental Law Journal (Vol. 32, No. 3, Spring 2014, Issue 95, pages 11-21). His article addresses the implications of Justice Kennedy's “man-in-the-middle” opinion in the 4-1-4 Rapanos case concerning federal regulatory jurisdiction over various types of wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Rapanos and Justice Kennedy's concurrence are regarded as among the most important developments in environmental law, water resources management, and federalism in the U.S. during the past two decades.  
 
Mr. Hasty is a part-time law student and works as a Regulatory Specialist implementing Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the District office located in Louisville. He tells how the Army Corps of Engineers and lower courts have applied Justice Kennedy’s “significant nexus” test in deciding what qualifies as a “water of the United States.” Mr. Hasty also provides some early analysis of the Corps’ and EPA’s proposed rule defining “waters of the United States,” published in the Federal Register on April 21, 2014, as a response to Chief Justice Roberts’s invitation to do so.

SPRING 2014 CLASS RANKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM STUDENT RECORDS

Law students may request their class rank (1) in person; or (2) by sending an e-mail to Barbara Thompson using their louisville.edu e-mail address. Class ranks will not be given over the phone.  If you wish to obtain your class rank in person, please stop by Student Records (Rm. 217).  If you wish to request your class rank via e-mail, please send your request to barbara.thompson@louisville.eduDO NOT send an e-mail using a personal e-mail address.  You must use your louisville.edu e-mail address.

 

 

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR A SUMMER DEGREE - JUNE 11

If you are planning to graduate this summer, you must complete a degree application on ULink..  The last day to apply for a summer degree is Wednesday, June 11. 

 

Law Resource Center (LRC) Summer Hours

Please be advised that the LRC summer hours will be Monday - Thursday from 8:00 - 4:30 and Friday 8:00 - 4:00.  If you need to come by the LRC, please make sure to stop by during these hours.  

The new hours are effective today, June 2, 2014 and will return to normal hours on Monday, August 4, 2014. 

As a reminder, the normal LRC hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 5:30 and Friday 8:00 - 4:00. 

 

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Lost and Found Inventory May 2014

Law Library Faculty & Staff Honored

On May 19, faculty members were recognized for their service to the University of Louisville with an awards ceremony at the University Club. Public Services Librarian, Robin Harris, was honored for 30 years of service and  Law Library Director, David Ensign, was honored for 25 years of service.  

Full Story: "Faculty Service Awards add up to more than 1,700 years of service" (UofL Today, May 27, 2014)

In other news, Library Assistant, Marcus Walker, recently received a Masters in Library Science from the University of Kentucky and Circulation Assistant, Jerome Neukirch, was named the law school's Employee of the Month for April 2014.

 

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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