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CLE Opportunities in June

For those members of the KBA in Louisville, the Louisville Bar Association will have numerous CLE opportunities in June. Please feel free to visit their website for more information: http://www.loubar.org/index.cfm.

Kudos, June 24, 2008

Professor James T.R. Jones presented "Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment" for the Psychopathology class of the Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, June 4, 2008.  

The May 2008 Women Lawyer's Association's annual legal ethics seminar was presented by Professor Grace M. Giesel.  Her presentation was titled "Recent Developments in Legal Ethics: Mass Tort Settlements, Metadata and Other Topics."

In addition to their regular duties, a number of law school faculty provide CLE presentations to the bar at the Louisville Bar Association. The following presentations were given during the first six months of 2008:

"Obtaining Racial Diversity in Our Schools without Using Race-Two Steps Forward, or Ten Steps Back" by Professor Cedric M. Powell was presented on February 28, 2008.

"Using the Internet to Locate Legal Information" by Professor Will Hilyerd was presented on May 12, 2008.

"Annual Spring Ethics CLE" was presented by Professor Grace Giesel on May 16, 2008.

Dean Jim Chen presented "Public Service Lawyering, By the Rules," to the local bar on June 4, 2008.

"Decoding the Kentucky Constitution" will be presented by Professor Kurt Metzmeier on June 30, 2008.

Touch-tone registration to be phased out June 30

As of June 30, UofL no longer will offer touch-tone registration. Student registrations and drop/adds can be processed via the Web at http://www.ulink.louisville.edu. If any student has problems with registration, please contact Barbara Thompson, 502-852-6367, or Dean Sealing, 502-852-5603. You may also contact the Office of the Registrar at 852-6522 or to come to room 31, Houchens Building.

Kudos for June 11, 2008

Professor Jim Jones' paper entitled, "Severe Mental Illness in the Academy: A Secret Revealed" was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Health Law Journals during April 2008.

Professor Lisa Nicholson spoke as part of a panel on "Holding Lawyers Accountable for Client Behavior" on May 29 at the ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility. She was cited in the June 11, 2008, report.

Dean Jim Chen spoke to the Isaac Shelby Chapter of the University of Louisville Alumni Association on May 31. The event was picked up in the June 4, 2008, Shelbyville, Ky., newspaper, Sentinel-News.

In addition, Dean Chen has written a chapter entitled "Telecommunications Mergers," which will be included in Competition Policy and Merger Analysis in Deregulated and Newly Competitive Industries at pp. 52-83 (Peter Carstensen & Susan Beth Farmer eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2008).

The 25th Annual Warns Labor & Employment Law Institute was held May 29 and 30. The conference was coordinated by professors Ed Render, Laura Rothstein and Mark Rothstein. UofL Law professor Ariana Levinson spoke at the conference.

Professor Laura Rothstein also spoke at the University of Cincinnati College of Law's April 14, 2008 program, Education Law Stories: The People and Principles Behind Education's Most Contentious Legal Controversies.

Torbeck Honored at Metroversity Awards Ceremony

Assistant Dean for Career Services Jerie Torbeck was honored at a Metroversity Awards Ceremony in the category of Outstanding Faculty of Adult Learners.

Save the Date: Lawlapalooza 2008

Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands, will be held Thursday, October 2, 2008, at the Phoenix Hill Tavern. This fun-filled evening of music benefits the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation, which provides summer fellowships for University of Louisville law students to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

General admission tickets go on sale August 1 for $20 ($25 at the door) and may be purchased online at www.law.louisville.edu/lawlapalooza. Every purchase isn't just a ticket to a great time. It's a tax-deductible donation to the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation!

To compete, each band must have at least one member who is an attorney or law student. In previous years, bands have run the gamut of musical styles: from Irish folk, to rock and roll, to Klezmer. All interested, or even curious, bands and musicians should check out this page for detailed information and exciting new features.

For more information about Lawlapalooza Tour 2008:

Beth Haendiges
Communications Director
University of Louisville School of Law
Tel: 502-852-5817
E-mail: lawlapalooza@louisville.edu
Web: www.law.louisville.edu/lawlapalooza

Law School Seeking Assistant Dean for Admissions

The Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville is seeking an experienced professional to serve as its Assistant Dean for Admissions. The candidate will direct the daily operations of the law school's student Admissions Recruiting Office; develop and implement recruitment strategies; coordinate with the Faculty Admissions Committee; represent the school at regional and state recruitment forums; oversee the Harlan Scholars program and facilitate the professional growth of reporting staff personnel. The Assistant Dean will also coordinate scholarship awards with the Chair of the Admissions Committee, and serve as a liaison with the University's Financial Aid Office.

The Brandeis School of Law is part of a dynamic urban university and admits an entering class of approximately 140 students each year. It is committed to maintaining a diverse student body and providing an educational experience focused on public service, interdisciplinary study, and public policy development.

The position requires a Juris Doctor degree and three years of related experience. Additional experience may be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements. Candidate must have previous experience in law school admissions or related work. Position requires regional and statewide travel. Review of applications will begin immediately as they are received. Salary $54,150 plus outstanding benefits.

The application process will begin June 15 and conclude July 6. To apply, visit the university's HR site: http://louisville.edu/jobs/ and select View/apply for Staff Positions.

Career Services and Public Service Dean Selected

The University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law welcomes new Assistant Dean for Career Services and the Public Service Program Kathy Urbach. In this role, Urbach will assist students in obtaining part-time positions while in school and full-time legal employment upon graduation; she will also direct the Law School's Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program. Urbach will join the law school on July 7, 2008.

Urbach is a Louisville native. She received her juris doctor from Georgia State University in 1991. She has experience in nonprofit management, legal services, and career and public service programs at law schools in Florida. Between 1998 and 2003, Urbach was at the University of Florida's Levin College of Law. During her tenure there, she served as Director and Assistant Director of the Public Service and Pro Bono Programs and as Assistant Dean of Career Services. Most recently, she worked as a career counselor for Florida Coastal School of Law.

 

UofL Law Review Announces 2008-09 Members

The University of Louisville Law Review has selected members for 2008-09. There were nearly fifty very talented applicants, and the selection process was extremely difficult. Thank you to everyone who applied, and congratulations to the new members of Volume 47:

Adam Stotts

Jennifer Tarrance

Allyson Emley

Jessica Richards

Andrew Palmer

Kassendra Glynn

Barry Dunn

Kristin Bourland

Brian Pollock

Leah Campbell

Brian Stempien

Lucie Small

Chad Propst

Mari-Elise Gates

Chelsea Castiglioni

Megan Hastings

Courtney King

Michael Swansburg

David Haney

Natalie Nerland

David Kincaid

Rexena Napier

Eric Burnette

Richard Elder

Ian Richetti

Sabina Kudmani

Jenna Glasscock

Trista Moss

 

All new members should check their e-mail in the near future for information regarding member orientation on Saturday, June 14. Again, congratulations, and welcome to the University of Louisville Law Review!

Central High School Students Meet Supreme Court Justice

On May 6, 2008, the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law hosted a Kentucky Authors Forum conversation with United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. As part of the law school's Signature Partnership program, students from Louisville's Central High School were able to attend the forum along with UofL faculty, staff and students. These high school students enjoyed a rare opportunity to meet with a sitting U.S. Supreme Court justice. Following the forum, Justice Breyer took some time to talk to the Central High students and to pose for a group photo.

Through the Central Law and Government magnet program, students at Central High School have been provided a variety of enrichment activities - attending moot court competitions, attending speaker events, visiting the law school for a day of introduction to the law school, and participating in a writing competition. Such activities are hoped to "spark the interest" of students in becoming lawyers.