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Harris Is a Champion 4 Her

Robin Harris

Law Librarian, Robin Harris, oversees circulation and reference, and conducts library classes and tours. But those are just a few of her many talents. She is also an advocate for diversity and women's issues.

On June 21, she will be honored at the Champions 4 Her Walk & Run Festival.

Today's Woman

To learn more about Robin Harris's contributions to the university and our community, visit her profile at the Women's Center.

 

Photo of Robin R. Harris courtesy of Ewa Wojtkowska, TODAY'S WOMAN.

 

 

KUDOS: Cedric Powell

Professor Cedric Merlin Powel has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of TARC (Transit Authority of River City).

 

SSRN Kudos: August 2008

Tony Arnold’s paper “The Structure of the Land Use Regulatory System in the United States” made SSRN’s list of Top 10 Papers for the Journal of LSPLCL: Structure of Government & Political Theory.

Two of Jim Chen’s papers received recognition. “Constitutional Curiosities: a Twenty-One Question Scavenger Hunt” is among their Top 10 Papers for the Journal of LSN Educator: Courses, Materials & Teaching and “The Constitution of the United States in Spanish: A Service for the American People” is included in the  Top 10 Papers for the Journal of LSPLCL: International & Comparative. Both are ranked #3 on their respective lists.

Susan Duncan also received recognition for two of her publications. “Common Writing Problems" is the highest ranked paper on SSRN's Top Ten list for LSN Educator: Courses, Materials & Teaching. “Race, Riches & Reporters: Do Race and Class Impact Media Rape Narratives? An Analysis of the Duke Lacrosse Case” is among the Top 10 Papers for the Journal of LSCCLP: Ethical Issues.

Judith Fischer’s paper “Add Punch to Your Writing” is ranked #3 on SSRN’s Top 10 Papers for the Journal of Legal Education. “Why George Orwell’s Ideas About Language Still Matter for Lawyers” made SSRN’s list of Top 10 Papers for the Journal of Law & Literature.

Tim Hall’s paper “Judicial Policing In Consumer Contracting After Buckeye Check Cashing” is among SSRN’s Top 10 Papers for the Journal of ECL: Arbitration.

Jennifer Martin’s paper “An Emerging Worldwide Standard for Protections of Consumers in the Sale of Goods: Did We Miss an Opportunity with Revised UCC Article 2?” is ranked #3 on SSRN’s Top 10 Papers for the Journal of OIISG: Warranties.

Richard Nowka’s paper “eBay Auctions of Repossessed Motor Vehicles – A Template for Commercial Reasonableness Under Revised Article 9” is included in SSRN’s Top 10 Papers for the Journal of ESII: Other.

 

*Special thanks to Tami Sexton for helping Virginia Smith compile this information.

KUDOS: Manning Warren

Professor Manning Warren has been appointed to the Louisville Zoo Foundation Board of Trustees.

KUDOS: John Cross & Lars Smith

Kudos to Professor John Cross for his insightful lecture on Justifying "New" Intellectual Property as part of the panel on "New" Forms of IP: trade secrets, geographical indications and traditional knowledge at the Conference on Innovation and Technology in Turku, Finland. Professor Cross also served as a moderator for the panel on IPR Misues and the IP -- Competition Law Interface.

Congratulations to Professor Lars Smith for successfully moderating a session on Private and Commercial Speech on the Internet at the Conference on Innovation and Communications Law in Turku, Finland. The conference was sponsered by the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Michigan State University College of Law, Drake University School of Law, the IPR University Center, and the University of Turku.

American Planning Association, Planning and Law Divisions Fellowships

The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association serves those who seek to understand the diverse legal issues that affect the planning profession. The purpose of the PLD Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels.

The Program is open to third and fourth year undergraduate students, first and second year master's degree students and first and second year law students. Two fellowships with a stipend of $4,000.00 each are awarded per academic year.

To learn more about the program, click here.

To apply for the fellowship, click here.

KUDOS: Jim Jones

On July 17, Professor Jim Jones spoke to the clinical staff of Wellspring on “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment.”

KUDOS: Karen Jordan

Karen Jordan was a participant in the AALS Conference on Evidence, June 3-6 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Federal Income Tax Externship -- It's Not Too Late to Register for Fall 08

Need two credit hours? Interested in tax law? Register for the Federal Income Tax Externship.

This is an excellent opportunity to work under the direct supervision of IRS attorneys and earn two credit hours.  You will deal with a variety of current tax issues including issues in cases docketed for trial in U.S. Tax Court and with issues that arise as Revenue Agents conduct field audits.  

To register, you must have completed at least 60 credit hours, including Basic Federal Income Tax.  

For more information contact Professor Blackburn (tblackburn@louisville.edu or 502-852-6384) or go directly to the TWEN site
for this externship to read the syllabus and application form.

Summer Law Institute a Great Opportunity for Local Teens

Louisville-area students learned about the law and about legal careers during the 2008 Summer Law Institute, sponsored by the Louisville Bar Association, the University of Lousiville's Brandeis School of Law and Bellarmine University. The program, which was held in June, provides high school students with insights into legal careers, allowing them to observe court cases, speak to local attorneys, and participate in a mock trial.

For additional details, please see the complete story on UofL's website.