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Professor Jim Jones been elected to the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of Kentucky (Mental Health America of Kentucky).

Try Louisville Law's Cool, New Google Gadgets

Do you have your own iGoogle home page? Why not add a nifty new Louisville Law Google Gadget? Our Google Gadgets come in two flavors:

  • The University of Louisville School of Law Gadget, with tabs for latest, alumni, student, faculty, staff, and library news; and
  • The Cardinal Lawyer Gadget, featuring content from Dean Jim Chen's personal blog about all things Louisville Law.

What is iGoogle, you ask? iGoogle is a customizable home page that includes the capability to add web feeds and Google Gadgets and also features visual themes and an unlimited number of tabs. Google Gadgets are Web objects you can use to populate your iGoogle home page. Common Google Gadgets include news, weather, sports, calendars, to-do lists, etc.

Download a Louisville Law Google Gadget now, and get Googling.

LBF Awards Grant to Support New Law Clinic

The Louisville Bar Foundation has provided a grant of $22,600 for a new University of Louisville Law Clinic.The grant will pay for the purchase and installation of computers and peripheral equipment for the Law Clinic.

Louisville Law Dean Jim Chen says of the clinic, "The Law Clinic is unmatched in its ability to unite three of the Law School's greatest interests: providing the best possible training to its students, delivering research and scholarship with real-world impact, and serving the community that sustains us."

"We are grateful for the generosity of the Louisville Bar Foundation and others who have donated to this program," he added.

The University of Louisville Law Clinic is a program designed to help students develop essential lawyering skills and to partner with other units and civic organizations to address some of the unmet legal needs of the metropolitan community. It is anticipated that students will be able to enroll in either a transactional clinic or an advocacy clinic. The transactional clinic will be a community development law clinic, assisting low income individuals, entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profit organizations. The advocacy clinic will provide civil legal representation to underrepresented communities. The clinic is scheduled to begin in fall 2008.

2008 American College of Legal Medicine Writing Competitions

The American College of Legal Medicine is sponsoring two legal medicine writing competitions open to law students. The deadline for submission to all competitions is January 15, 2008.

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
http://www.aclm.org/resources/swc/default.aspx

Applications Being Accepted for Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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/.

Clayton Appointed to Kentucky Court of Appeals

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.

Plans for First Annual Louisville Law Community Service Project

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.)

McConnell Center launches new book as part of civic literacy efforts

Dr. George Nash will be launching his latest book entitled Books and the Founding Fathers on Friday, October 19, 2007 at the McConnell Center, 2nd floor of Ekstrom Library. He will be happy to sign your free copy between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Nash received his Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. He is the author of five books, including a multivolume biography of Herbert Hoover and the Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945. Free copies of his book will be available throughout the day. Stop by and get your copy and meet the author!

KUDOS

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.

Introducing the Cardinal Lawyer

The University of Louisville School of Law is pleased to introduce The Cardinal Lawyer, an online forum to provide direct access to Louisville Law and to the Dean's Office. To view this new publication, click here.