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3L Composite Make-up Photos

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 starlightphoto@bellsouth.net indicating that you are from the UofL School of Law.

Thanks, SBA

Summer 2008 Schedule Is Available Online

The 2008 Summer Schedule is available for download on the website. To download, please go to the following page: www.law.louisville.edu/academics/class-schedules/summer-2008. Please note, the current version is still tentative. Please return to the page above prior to registration to review a final draft.

Kudos: Arnold's Book Featured on APA Site

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.

Kudos, January 22, 2008

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.

Two Diversity Programs Scheduled for February

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, robin.harris@louisville.edu  or 852-6083.

For more on the Diversity Forum Series, click here: www.law.louisville.edu/academics/diversity-forum-series 

Symposium a Success

The University of Louisville Law Review's first symposium was held on Friday, January 18, 2008. The symposium inlcuded speakers from around the country, including Reginald C. Oh, professor of law at Texas Wesleyan University; Gary Orfield, co-founder and director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA; Girardeau A. Spann, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center; and john a. powell, executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University.

Coverage of the Symposium by The Courier-Journal is available at the following site: http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008801190426.

2008 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The Warren E. Burger Prize is awarded to encourage thoughtful practical scholarship in the areas of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. The American Inns of Court invites professors, students, judges, and other authors to participate in the writing competition by submitting an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 25,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. The submission deadline is June 15, 2008.

The author of the winning submission will receive a cash prize of $5,000, and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The Warren E. Burger Prize will be presented to the author at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence in Washington, DC on October 11, 2008.

For more information or questions about the competition, please contact Cindy Dennis, cdennis@innsofcourt.org

To learn more about the American Inns of Court, go to its website: http://www.innsofcourt.org/ 

 For more information about the Warren E. Burger Prize and a list of past recipients, click here.

Summer Law Institute & Internship in Seoul

Fordham University School of Law and Sungkyunkwan University College of Law are pleased to co-sponsor the third annual Summer Law Institute, a three week academic program in international and comparative law in Seoul, Korea from June 10-27, 2008. The 2007 Summer Institute was attended by 97 law students and practitioners, with students coming from 35 U.S. and Canadian law schools including Boston College, Cornell, Fordham, Hastings, USC, University of Texas, and Villanova. Five countries were represented in the student body, including two students from Beijing University in China.

Students may enroll in three credit hours by taking one of the following courses: International Human Rights Law, International Commercial Arbitration, and International Business Transactions. These courses will be taught in English by distinguished tenured or tenure-track faculty from Fordham and the University of Washington Law Schools. The program will also offer optional Korean language lessons for those students interested in learning some basic Korean. Students will be able to enroll in three credit hours during the program, and the courses are approved by the ABA for credit toward the J.D. degree.

Following the program, students who would like to stay on for internships at Korea's largest multi-national companies, the Korean supreme and constitutional courts, human rights organizations, as well as some summer associate positions at leading Korean law firms, will have the opportunity to do so under the auspices of the Institute's non-credit internship program.

Program students will also tour the Korean National Court, the Supreme Court, the National Prosecutor's Office and the Foreign Ministry, and attend an extensive selection of extra-curricular tours and social events that enable students to experience Korean cultural life.

To find out more about this extraordinary program, please visit our website at: http://law.fordham.edu/korea/ or contact the Program Coordinator, Leighanne Yuh, at lyuh@law.fordham.edu, 212-636-7571.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!! We look forward to seeing you in Seoul.

January 18 Symposium Approved by KBA for 6 Hours CLE

On January 18, 2008, the University of Louisville Law Review will host a symposium on the voluntary school integration cases that were recently decided by the United States Supreme Court, with a particular focus on Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education. The decision of these cases will likely define schools’ ability to encourage diversity and prevent a reversion to segregation. While undoubtedly of great importance around the country, this decision is especially important here in Louisville, where one of the cases originated.

The program has been approved for 6 hours of CLE credit. To learn more about this event, please click here:  http://www.law.louisville.edu/students/lawreview/symposium.

Louisville Law Alumni Are Leaders

Many of the University of Louisville's School of Law have assumed leadership roles in both large and small firms alike. Business First's 2007 Book of Lists names Louisville's 20 largest law firms. Of those 20 firms, nine are led by graduates of UofL's Brandeis School of Law. Below is a list of these alumni and the firms they manage:

  • James S. Goldberg (class of '76) is listed as member in charge of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC.
  • Donna King Perry (class of '89) is the managing partner for Woodward Hobson & Fulton LLP.
  • James T. Mitchell (class of '95) is one of the managing partners for Conliffe Sandmann & Sullivan PLLC.
  • David M. Cantor (class of '77) is the managing member of Seiller Waterman LLC.
  • Lynch Cox Gilman & Mahan PSC includes two UofL alumni in its management: Scott D. Spiegel (class of '80) is president. Scott R. Cox (class of '75) is secretary and treasurer.
  • Christopher P. O'Bryan (class of '85) is managing partner at O'Bryan Brown & Toner.
  • Weber & Rose PSC includes two alumni in its management: Darryl W. Durham (class of '77) is executive committee chair, and Shelton R. Weber (class of '54) is president.
  • In 2007 Pedley Zielke Gordiner & Pence included alumni Laurence J. Zielke (class of '74) and John K. Gordinier (class of '64) among its managing members.
  • W. Bruce Baird (class of '86) is managing partner for Gwin Steinmetz Miller & Baird PLLC.