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KUDOS: Susan Duncan

Professor Susan Duncan participated in a panel on Pro Bono Opportunities and Experiences at the Leadership Through Service Conference.  The conference was held at the American Printing House for the Blind on August 15, 2008.

WELCOME TO LAW SCHOOL

New How-To Screencasts for Computer Users

The IT department has created a series of screencasts to demonstrate how to perform numerous computing-related tasks, including:

  • How to connect a laptop to the University's wireless network
  • How to connect Windows (XP and Vista) laptops to one's Lawnet network share
  • Changing your Lawnet password
  • Updating student profile information on the School of Law Web site
  • Registering a new Westlaw password
  • Creating an e-mail alias in ULink

The screencasts are available at http://www.law.louisville.edu/it/screencasts and require a Lawnet log-in. Returning students should note that Odyssey is no longer required to connect Windows computers to the wireless network, and should watch the screencast to learn how to connect without Odyssey.

Welcome New Students!

The following photos were taken during orientation on August 13, 2008.

 

Room 275

 

Welcome Session in the newly renovated Room 275.

Mosaic Lobby

New students gather in the Mosaic Lobby.

Mosaic Lobby

Faculty, staff, and students queue for lunch.

Lunch Buffet

Time for a tasty taco buffet.

Lunch Buffet

Today's lunch is sponsored by Republic Bank.

New Students

New students gather outside the lobby.

New Student

New students enjoying a lunch break.

new students under a tree

New students relaxing on the Oval.

new students on the lawn

An impromptu picnic on the lawn.

new students outside

New students take a break in the shade.

Student Lounge

New students gather in the student lounge.

Student Lounge

New students pictured with Louisville Law merchandise.

Law Review Members

Members of the University of Louisville Law Review.

Westlaw Reps

Reps from Westlaw, one of orientation's generous sponsors.

Republic Bank Reps

Representatives from Republic Bank, another generous sponsor.

Dean Keith Sealing

Dean Keith Sealing conducting an orientation session.

Room 275

New students gather in Room 275 for orientation.

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.