This year's Edwin H. Perry Fellowship recipients, Christopher Ballantine, Gayla Cissell, Claire Rogers, Abigail Fargen, Andrew Henson, Maria Teresa dela Cruz, Jacob Davis, and Catherine Head, spent spring break in mediation training at Just Solutions, Inc. As a mediation training and services group, Just Solutions exists to create, facilitate, and teach collaborative processes for managing conflict and building community.
The free training is made possible through an endowment established by local attorney, Edwin H. Perry.
Our students will now be able to participate in mediations referred from the Jefferson County Family Court in conjunction with the Family Law Pro Bono Mediation Project.
Below are some photos of our students during a training session.
Instructors at Just Solutions
Chris, Gayla, Abigail and Mary
Jacob and Claire
Andrew and Maria
The Law School is very saddened to report that Andrew Franklin Young, a third-year student, died March 19, 2009. The entire Law School community extends its deepest sympathies to Mr. Young's family.
Visitation for Mr. Young took place Sunday, March 22, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Morgan's Funeral Home, 301 West Washington Street, Princeton, KY 42445, 270-365-5595. The funeral will take place Monday, March 23, at 1 p.m. CDT at Morgan's Funeral Home.
The Law School will observe a minute of silence at noon on Monday in memory of Mr. Young.
Congratulations to Bradley R. Palmer and Darren Mayberry for being chosen for publication in the JLE's April 2009 issue. Bradley's exceptional note is titled "Uncle Sam, Tuition Costs, and the Changing Economy: Tax Incentives for Education Expenses and How to Improve Them." Darren's excellent note is titled "The F-1/H-1B Visa Contradiction: Uncle Sam Wants Your Tuition, But Not Your Expertise Or Your Tax Dollars."
The Journal of Law and Education would also like to congratulate Algeria Ford on being chosen as the JLE's 2009-2010 Editor-in-chief.
~Kevin J. Graves,
Journal of Law and Education (2008-2009)
The Law Library's own Jerome Neukirch is a featured illustrator of the new book "The Beats: A Graphic History" (Harvey Pekar et al, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009). In its review of the book, Publishers Weekly writes that "Jerome Neukirch's art for the bio of proto-beat Slim Brundage [is] the artistic standout illustrations" of the book. The book will go on sale March 17 and is already available for pre-purchase on Amazon.com.
Louisville, KY USA
August 21 and 22, 2009
The University of Louisville will host the second annual Conference on Innovation and Communication Law on August 21 and 22, 2009. The Conference, a follow-up to the 2008 conference held in Turku, Finland, is a cooperative effort of the University of Louisville School of Law, University of Turku Faculty of Law, Drake University Law School, Michigan State University College of Law, and the IPR Center in Helsinki, Finland. The conference sponsors seek proposals for presentations from those in academics, government, and industry.
This year's conference will focus mainly on the role intellectual property and communications law play in the dissemination of information. As a result, discussion will focus less on the creation of rights, and more on how the legal system helps (or hinders) the development of knowledge. For example, we anticipate one or more sessions dealing with licensing and franchising issues. Other possible topics might include the role of intellectual property registration, the law governing trade secrets and confidential information, remedy issues, and the special case of university inventions and works. Because many of the participants will come from countries other than the United States, proposals with an international or comparative law perspective are especially encouraged.
Anyone interested in presenting at the conference should submit a written abstract of the topic (not to exceed two letter size or A4 pages) via e-mail to one of the following:
To be ensured of full consideration, proposals should be submitted no later than May 2, 2009.
The University of Louisville Law Review will produce a symposium issue of papers submitted at the conference. Presenters are encouraged to prepare articles setting out, or expanding upon, the subject of their presentations. The final draft of the paper would be due a few weeks after the conference.
Details concerning accommodation, registration, travel, and the like will be available shortly on the conference website.
The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund has organized a project at the Animal Care Society, Louisville's only no-kill animal shelter; the Women's Law Caucus has organized a project with the Family Scholar House; and members of the Environmental Law & Land Use Society have arranged a clean-up project with Olmsted Parks Conservancy.
We will also be collecting donated items for the Animal Care Society and the Kentucky Foster Care & Special Needs Adoption Program Recruitment and Certification program the week prior to the event.
Donations and monetary contributions are still needed for door prizes, food, and beverages for the kick-off party that morning. Please contact Virginia Smith if you'd like to help out.
The panel discussion addressed various client issues, including where to find them, how to keep the good ones, how to spot the bad ones, how to bill and how to avoid bar complaints.
Speakers included distinguished lawyers from large firms, small firms and the Kentucky Bar Association who are members of the Louis D. Brandeis Inn of Court.