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Kudos: Diversity Award

Congratulations to Law Librarian, Robin Harris, who along with Dean Chen, was present to accept the first-runner up prize of $5,000 for the inaugural President's Diversity Vision Award at a ceremony on Monday, March 17.

Ms. Harris is Chair of the law school's Diversity Committee whose mission is to to develop programming that supports race and gender diversity, inclusiveness and equity.

The award is intended to recognize cumulative efforts to advance diversity and inclusion at UofL since the 2003 inception of the university-wide diversity plan “Achieving Our Highest Potential.”

Kentucky Court of Appeals Q&A--Lunch Available

The Kentucky Court of Appeals is holding oral arguments in the Allen Courtroom on on March 19, 2008, at 9:30, 10:15 and 11:00 a.m. Students are invited to attend the sessions.

Following oral arguments on March 19, the judges will hold a question and answer session open to law students. Lunch will be provided and students are encouraged to attend.

UCC Law Bloggers Credit Dean Chen with Getting Them Started

A Business Associations Blog blog post notes that UCC Law bloggers Jennifer Martin, Kristen David Adams, Robyn Meadows, Marie Reilly, and Keith Rowley credit University of Louisville Dean Jim Chen with getting them started.

Chen's use of blogs as a means of promoting UofL's Brandeis School of Law are praised in the piece: http://www.businessassociationsblog.com/lawandbusiness/comments/new_ucc_blog/.

Brandeis Lecture Brings Together Friends and Colleagues

Linda Greenhouse spoke to an enthusiastic crowd at the March 5, 2008, Brandeis Lecture. The event was held at the University Club.

The event included a cocktail hour at which alumni were able to spend time with colleagues and friends. Below, Martha Hasselbacher (right) speaks with Rebecca Schupbach, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, and Mary Karre Keyer, Bellsouth.

Event Photos

Bill Hollander Reggie Van Stockum and spouse Walt Swyers (left) and Alex Talbott (right)

Kudos for March 18, 2008

On March 3, 2008, Professor Luke Milligan was a panelist at a symposium hosted by the University of Texas School of Law. The subject of the conference was "The Roberts Court and the Future of the Fourth Amendment."

On March 11, Professor James T.R. Jones spoke on "Severe Mental Illness in the Academy: A Law Professor's Story" at the Gould School of Law of the University of Southern California. In mid March, Professor Jones’ paper entitled, "Severe Mental Illness in the Academy: A Secret Revealed" was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for HEN Subject Matter Journals and Health Economics Network (Forthcoming).

On March 17, 2008, Professor Susan Hanley Duncan spoke at the Ohio Northern University Law Review Symposium, “Press, Publicity, and the Law: The Media in High Profile Trials.” Professor Duncan’s presentation was entitled “Selective Use of Sub Judice: Do We Need It in the United States?” On February 29, 2008, Professor Duncan spoke at the second regional junior faculty works-in-progress workshop at Washington University School of Law. Her topic was media in high profile trials. In addition, Professor Duncan was named to Miami University’s A&S Pre-Law Program Advisory Board.

Professor Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold has broken into SSRN's top 500 law authors for recent downloads (#497), based on data as of March 9, 2008. To date, Professor Arnold's articles have been downloaded 549 times.

Other faculty in SSRN's top 500 legal authors include:

  • Jim Chen, #65 with 2,317 downloads in the past 12 months;
  • Judy Fischer, #245, with 948 downloads in the past 12 months;
  • Susan Duncan, #309, with 826 downloads in the past 12 months; and
  • Will Hilyerd, #351, with 739 downloads in the past 12 months.

1L Advising Sessions With Dean Sealing

Q: What’s more important than filling out your NCAA bracket correctly?

A: Filling out your fall 2008 class schedule correctly!

Dean Sealing will hold not one, not two, but three sessions with all the important information you need to know to register for fall 2008 classes, including: vital pre-registration paperwork; how to meet graduation requirements; classes outside the law school; avoiding wait-list pitfalls and much more. There will also be time for Q&A. While not mandatory, attendance at one of these sessions is highly recommended. Please note: due to a variety of conflicting events, one day and two evening sessions have been scheduled. The content will be identical, so par-time and full-time students can attend either session. Feel free to brown-bag it.

  • Tuesday, March 18: noon in room 080
  • Tuesday, March 18: 5:00 p.m. in room 075
  • Wednesday, March 19: 5:00 p.m. in room 175

Law School's Diversity Programs Recognized at 2008 President's Diversity Vision Award

The Law School has been named the first runner-up in a campus-wide competition for the 2008 President's Diversity Vision Award. Visit the Cardinal Lawyer for more information.

Fall 2008 Course Schedule

Copies of the Fall 2008 course schedule are available for download from this page in PDF format. Please report any errors or other issues to the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Due to University rules governing registration times, we anticipate that pre-registration for Summer and Fall 2008 courses will begin on or about April 10. More detailed registration information will be forthcoming soon. A draft Spring 2009 course schedule will be made available to students in advance of registration for Fall courses for planning purposes.

 

 

SBF Donates $5,000 to Law Clinic

SBF DonationOn March 6, 2008, the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law received $5,000 from the Student Bar Foundation for the school's new law clinic. This contribution will support the initial start-up of the clinic, scheduled for late 2008.

Emily Zahn, president of the Student Bar Foundation, explains the foundation's decision to support the clinic: "The new Law Clinic embodies The Student Bar Foundation's mission to deliver legal services to the indigent, support legal education, and improve the legal profession by providing citizen access to the justice system. We hope by supporting the clinic, we offer more opportunities for law students to be involved in public service in an ongoing and significant way."

The Law Clinic epitomizes the University of Louisville's commitment to preparing its graduates for instant and lasting impact in the workplace and the community at large. Dean Jim Chen remarks, "There simply is no better way to learn the law than handling real cases and representing real clients."

Stallings Professor of Law Lars S. Smith (pictured left) will act as director of the University of Louisville's law clinic during the 2008-09 school year. "Lars brings talent, experience, and vision to the University of Louisville Law Clinic. Throughout his academic career, he has maintained solid footing in the world of law practice. His experience in business and intellectual property law makes him uniquely well suited to supervise clinical operations that advance community development and assist lower-income individuals, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations," explains Dean Chen.

In addition to this generous student donation, the clinic has received grants from Kentucky Iolta and the Louisville Bar Foundation.

Law Review Announces Editorial Board for Volume 47

The University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce the Editorial Board for Volume 47:

Editor in Chief: Megan Renwick
Senior Articles Editor: Jennifer Weinhold
Senior Notes Editor: Steve Mattingly
Symposium and Alumni Relations Editor: Christopher McDavid
Articles Editors: Julia McGuffey, Mark Melvin, Megan Randolph
Notes Editors: Sarah Mikowski, Megan Reese, Andrew Young
Managing Editor: Mary Hulefeld
Executive Editor: Blake Chambers
Associate Editors-Articles: Caroline Pieroni, Jason Schwalm, Heather Stone
Associate Editors-Notes: Nicole Comi, Amy Jay, Emily Lamb