1. The Letourneau Award ‑ for law students
2. The Hoffman Bioethics Award ‑for students currently enrolled in
an accredited law, medical, podiatric, nursing, dental, health science
or health care administration program in the United States or Canada
Complete competition details are available on the ACLM website at
The UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment invites applications for its 2008-09 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
The IRLE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is designed to support a new generation of scholars engaged in research on issues of labor and employment. The program offers a unique opportunity for young scholars - both J.D. and Ph.D. recipients - to pursue research on labor and employment in an interdisciplinary setting. We will select two Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2008-09 academic year.
IRLE Postdoctoral Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis and awarded an annual stipend of $52,000 (plus benefits) together with $3,000 for research expenses. Fellows will be expected to teach a one-quarter undergraduate course while in residence and to participate in IRLE colloquia and other public programs during the fellowship year.
Applicants must have earned a J.D. or Ph.D. degree from an accredited university between January 1, 2004 and June 30, 2008 to be considered for the 2008-09 fellowship year. Applications must be received by January 11, 2008. The final selection will be announced in April 2008.
For further information and application forms, visit http://www.irle.ucla.edu/.
Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Louisville Law graduate Denise Clayton, '76, as Court of Appeals judge for the 4th Appellate District, Division 2.
Clayton most recently served as a judge of the Jefferson Circuit Court, where she also was chosen by her colleagues to serve as chief judge. She received a bachelor's degree from The Defiance College and a juris doctor degree from the University of Louisville School of Law. Clayton is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and has been admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky and the U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit. Clayton is the first African-American woman to serve on the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
Clayton thanked the governor, Judicial Nominating Committee and the legal community as a whole, and stated, "I am humbled by the appointment and grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Kentucky Court of Appeals."
The 4th Appellate District, Division 2, is in Jefferson County. The seat was left vacant following the appointment of Justice Lisabeth Abramson (Louisville Law '80) to the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Clayton will serve until a special election for the seat is held in November 2008.
Last year, during the strategic planning process, it was proposed that the law school have a community service project for everyone - the entire law school community. To that end, you are now invited to a planning meeting to help determine the who, what, where, when, how, & why of the first annual faculty, staff, and student Louisville Law community service project. We would like everyone with ideas, enthusiasm, and desire to attend one of the two meetings to organize the event.
The meetings will be facilitated by Mary Jo Gleason and Virginia Smith. If
you have questions before the meetings, please speak with them. The meetings
are scheduled for October 30, in Room 171, at 12:10 and 5:30 p.m. (You only
need to attend one meeting - we wanted to offer times that would work for almost
all our constituents.)
Andy Long gave a CLE presentation for the Environmental Law Section of the Louisville Bar Association on October 16. He discussed the US Supreme Court's decision in Massachusetts v EPA.
Tony Arnold's paper entitled, "The Structure of the Land Use Regulatory System in the United States" was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for LSPLCL: Structure of Government & Political Theory (Topic). To view the abstract and download statistics go to: http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=1020305.
The Moot Court Board is pleased to announce that the 2007 winner of the Pirtle-Washer Moot Court Competition is Joe Stennis.
The finalist was Jeff Nicoson; the semi-finalists were Caroline Pieroni and John Purlee. Congratulations are due to all of them.
Tony Arnold spoke on overcoming psychological, political, and environmental justice obstacles to sustainable redevelopment of contaminated properties at the U.S. E.P.A. conference on Sustainable Redevelopment in the Ohio Valley, which was held Oct. 1-3. HeI also served on the planning committee for the conference, which had an attendance of over 200.
Tony Arnold was quoted in a September 20 Louisville Courier-Journal article on the settlement of a lawsuit between West Louisville residents and Zeon over air pollution.
The Law School's team that participated in a Habitat for Humanity rehab project in West Louisville on August 25 was featured in a news feature on both August 25 evening news broadcasts on WLKY. The feature story showed Law School students, staff, and faculty hard at work on interior painting, as well as highlighting the fact that the Law School has provided over $25,000 in pro bono land-use, environmental, and real-estate research services to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville.