From the university
The Tuesday forecast is for possible severe weather. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to monitor local media for the latest weather news. The UofL Alert system will be activated only if the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning for Jefferson County, Ky. UofL Alert includes emergency messages sent via cell phone text message, campus phones, UofL e-mail accounts and posted on the UofL home page. To see an example of the home page message placement and for more information on UofL Alert, go to http://louisville.edu/alerts
From law school IT
Because the forecast for February 5 includes a significant risk of more severe weather, faculty, staff and student organizations may wish to shut down their computers and printers. If we have a serious electrical interruption, shutting down will minimize damage.
For students and instructors in evening classes: The Law Library has a weather
radio at the Circulation Desk. If you wish to check on the forecast, the radio is always on.
Thanks to the support of the Louisville Law Community, this year's career day was a success. Both first year law students and other law students seeking guidance were able to meet with Louisville attorneys and learn about the law they practice. With the help of such mentors, our students are better able to learn how their education can shape their career and see the myriad of opportunities available to them.
Below are a few images from the event.
On February 1, a three-judge panel from the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals will hear oral arguments presented by Air Force appellate government and defense counsel in the Allen Courtroom. Law students are invited to attend the proceedings. Documents summarizing the case will be made available prior to the proceedings.
The Court consists of eight sitting judges, two of whom are graduates of our law school: Colonel James R. Wise (class of '75) and Colonel Barbara Goodwin Brand (class of '81).
Following the proceedings, Colonel Wise and his law clerk, Captain Cynthia Kearley, will be available to discuss their work in the Court. Students are welcome to join the officers for a brown bag lunch.
WHERE: Brandeis Room. You MUST pay $30 (students) the day your picture is taken.
Graduating Students: Composite pictures will be taken Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 1-5 in the Brandeis Room. The cost is $30 to be paid in CASH or by CHECK at the time your photo is taken. This gets you in the large school composite picture, 1-11x14 class composite, and 2-passport sized photos.
There is no need to sign up for a time! Just stop by and see the photographer! THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE!FACULTY: Professors may also have their picture updated free of charge.
If you are unable to make this last time please email a headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating that you are from the UofL School of Law.
Professor Tony Arnold's new book, Fair and Healthy Land Use: Environmental Justice and Planning, is the featured January selection for the American Planning Association's Planners Book Club. As a Planners Book Club selection, the association provides questions designed to initiate discussion about the concepts covered. These questions can be located here: www.planning.org/APAStore/content/default.aspx?d=729.
Professor Arnold was also interviewed about the book and the role of environmental justice in land use planning for an American Planning Association news podcast scheduled to have been released during the week of January 14 on the APA website's podcast page.
At the 2008 AALS Annual Meeting in New York City, Susan Hanley Duncan finished her term as chair of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research by hosting a luncheon attended by almost 150 colleagues.
While in New York Duncan also chaired the Legal Writing Institute's board meeting and a meeting of the leadership from CLEA, AALL, SALT, ALWD, LWI, and AALS Sections on Clinics and Balance in Legal Education in an effort to find shared areas of interest and identify possible collaborations between the various organizations.
Professor Jim Jones' op-ed piece, "Community Challenge: Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Person in the Office Next Door," was published in The Courier-Journal on January 21, 2008.
Grace Giesel's article, "Client Responsibility for Lawyer Conduct: Examining the Agency Nature of the Lawyer-Client Relationship" was published at 86 Nebraska Law Review 346 (2007).
Jim Chen's article, "The Most Dangerous Justice Rides into the Sunset" (co-authored with Paul H. Edelman) made SSRN's TOP 10 Papers for Law School Research Papers in both Law & Economics and Public Law & Legal Theory (based on the past 60 days, November 23, 2007 to January 22, 2008). Chen is also ranked 63rd in SSRN's list of most downloaded authors under the subject "law" for the past 12 months.
The University of Louisville Law School's Diversity Committee is pleased to sponsor two programs in February 2008.
February 5: Health Equity with Dr. Adewale Troutman. For complete details, go to the event's page: www.law.louisville.edu/node/1243
February 21: Witness to Innocence with Speaker Ray Krone. For complete details, go to the event's page: www.law.louisville.edu/node/1245
For more information on either event, contact Robin Harris, email@example.com or 852-6083.
For more on the Diversity Forum Series, click here: www.law.louisville.edu/academics/diversity-forum-series