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Diversity Program on Reproductive Freedom

The Diversity Committee at the Brandeis School of Law presents:

Reproductive Freedom 
Tuesday, November 13 
Noon-1:30
Cox Lounge (2d floor, law school)

Guest Speakers:
Mimi Liu, Attorney, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Washington, D.C.
Fran Ellers, Louisville Writer and Editor
Dona Wells, Interim Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky

Moderator: Randy Strobo, Diversity Committee

Please join us as we hear from three experts on the topic of reproductive freedom:  a Planned Parenthood attorney; the author of an upcoming book on the history of reproductive freedom in Kentucky; and, a local activist who is now serving as Interim Executive Director of the ACLU of Kentucky. A question-and-answer session will follow the speakers' presentations.

Co-sponsored by: The Women's Law Caucus, Women's & Gender Studies (U of L College of Arts & Sciences), Planned Parenthood of Louisville, and The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky.

This program is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Robin Harris at 852-6083 robin.harris@louisville.edu.

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series

We are pleased to announce that the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law has joined the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). The first issue of our Legal Studies Research Papers Series is now available and features publications from six of our esteemed faculty members.

Browse abstracts:
http://www.ssrn.com/link/U-Louisville-LEG.html

Subscribe:
http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=U-Louisville-LEG

Call for Papers: Harper Academic Research Competition

The Institute for Humane Studies invites essays that explore the topic listed below from any disciplinary perspective. The suggested length for papers is 3,500 words. Entrants may wish to address institutions, technology, information, social and political organization, human nature, psychology, history, philosophy, culture, or arts and literature in their work.

2008 Topic: What factors lead to prosperity, progress, and human flourishing?

Graduate students may submit published or unpublished work on the topic.Finalists may present their research at the 2008 Social Change Workshop.

Details, PDF flyers, and the online submission forms are available at http://www.theihs.org/grants_and_contest/id.1416/default.asp

Deadline: January 31, 2008

Public Service Opportunity: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic

Interested in helping indigent clients, including immigrants and refugees, prepare their taxes in pring 2008 while earning public service credit? If so, please read the following:

Lunch 'n Learn on Wednesday, November 14, 2007, at 12:10 p.m. in Room 177. Carrie VanWinkle, associate director of Americana Community Center, will provide detailed information about the clinic and what is expected of student volunteers.

If you cannot attend the Lunch 'n Learn, e-mail Mary Jo Gleason at maryjo.gleason@louisville.edu or Sarah Aronhime at sparon001@louisville.edu for more information.

Requirements to Participate in the Clinic:

  1. Sign up for the clinic anytime after the Lunch 'n Learn by sending an e-mail to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu . E-mails sent to Ms. Scinta prior to the Lunch 'n Learn will not be considered. (You do not have to attend the Lunch 'n' Learn in order to participate in the clinic.)
  2. Attend the mandatory training session on January 12, 2008. The training session will last approximately 8 hours and be held at the Americana Community Center.
  3. Commit to volunteering at least 30 hours in the clinic.
  4. Indicate on your reservation form fluency in any language besides English.

NOTE: Space is limited, and graduating students who need public service credit will be given priority. If you meet the criteria for priority treatment, you must indicate that in your e-mail to Ms. Scinta. Students who are not selected will be placed on a waiting list.

Louisville Law Mugs

Starting Thursday November 1, all beverages must be in a Louisville Law mug to be allowed in the Law Library. The mugs are available for $5.00 in the Copy Center on the 2d floor (Room 272).

Notices about the Spring 2008 Externships

Notices about the Spring 2008 Externships:


(1)An informational meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, November 6th at
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. in Room 071.

(2)The application for certification as a student representative by the Supreme Court of
Kentucky must be submitted to Rita Siegwald on or before November 19,
2007.

(3)The Domestic Violence Externship will not be offered.

 

(4) The Legal Aid externship has been added to the latest version of the Spring 2008 schedule.

Spring 2008 Registration Deadlines

The Spring 2008 registration packets will be available from the Student Records office on Wednesday, October 31. Please read them carefully for information about registering for your Spring 2008 courses. Failure to follow the instructions may result in delays in your registration and loss of priority registration. In particular, please be aware of the following dates:

Wednesday, November 7: Employment certification and any applicable Pre-registration forms are due to the Student Records office

Thursday, November 8: Priority registration for full-time 3L students and all part-time students.

Friday, November 9: Priority registration for full-time 2L students.

Monday, November 12: Registration for 1L students

November 13-18: University registration system is closed.

KUDOS

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

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  • The University of Louisville School of Law Gadget, with tabs for latest, alumni, student, faculty, staff, and library news; and
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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.