The Law School is seeking students, faculty, staff, and alums to help with planting about 300 new plants and flowers in the Law School courtyards, July 9-12 in the mornings (8:30-Noon). Our greatest need is for volunteers in the morning of Thursday, July 10. If you can help, please email Professor Tony Arnold, email@example.com, or student Jen Ewa, firstname.lastname@example.org, or just show up at the courtyards. Thank you for your help in transforming our courtyards into beautiful, environmentally sustainable, community gathering spaces that can be well utilized by our entire Law School community.
Dear Fellow 1982 Brandeis School of Law Classmates:
It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our classmate, Mark Stanziano. Mark was a prominent criminal law attorney and will be missed by so many. As a tribute to our friend we are creating an endowment in his name to permanently fund the criminal law moot court team at the Brandeis School of Law. It will be known as "The Mark Stanziano Criminal Law Moot Court Fund." We hope to keep Mark’s legacy alive by helping students improve their skills in the criminal law field. Dean Susan Duncan assured us this gift would be a wonderful way to help current students continue to have the opportunity to compete annually in this competition. Because it is not endowed the school needs to find funding every year. Please join us in remembering our friend by making a donation today. Several of us are pledging $1,000 gifts, however, any amount you are able to contribute will be appreciated and a wonderful remembrance of Mark.
You can mail a check to JP Davis at:
Office of Development, Brandeis School of Law
2323 South Brook Street
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40208
You can also easily give online. Select "Other" under designation and type in the name of the fund: The Mark Stanziano Criminal Law Moot Court Fund.
In the memory of Mark Stanziano, thank you for your time, consideration, and support.
Senator Howard H. Baker first received national recognition in 1973 as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee. Although his most recent service in public life was as U.S. Ambassador to Japan (2001-2004), and he served as President Reagan’s Chief of Staff from February 1987 until July 1988, he is most known for his service in the United States Senate. The first Republican ever popularly elected to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee, in 1966, he served until 1985, including two terms as Minority Leader (1977-1981) and two terms as Majority Leader (1981-1985). Following undergraduate studies at the University of the South and Tulane University, he received his law degree from the University of Tennessee.
The full slate for the 2014-16 board of directors for the Alumni Association is as follows:
Tony Fortwengler, 66S, president (executive committee)
Chris Puffer, 93B, president-elect (executive committee)
Barbara Gaines Nichols, 67SC, secretary (executive committee)
Ernest Brooks, 96A
Keith Cartwright, 83L
Greg Cinnamon, 86L
Sean Deskins, 04A, 07L
Dr. Amy Farnsworth, 66DMD
Sgt. Danny Glidewell, 86JA
Kathy Goodin, 83B
Josh Hillman, 04S, 05GS
Kelly Hodges, 93B, 01GB
Dr. Lowell Katz, 68A, 72MD
Doug Kemper, 86A
Mitch Matamoros, 75K
Terina Matthews, 93E (executive committee)
Dan Murphy, 05B
Tommy Nolan, 03B (executive committee)
Ex-Officio Directors (non-voting members)
Marie Abrams, 59A (board of trustees)
Bob Benson, 69L (board of trustees)
Josh Hawkins, interim executive director (executive committee)
Reggie Van Stockum, 79A, 79L immediate past president (executive committee)
Kathleen Smith, 70B, 05GE (faculty/staff representative)
Lubna Hindi, president of SOAR (Student Organization for Alumni Relations)
Courtyards Preparation and Planting: Alumni, Students, Staff, and Faculty Help Needed with Law SchoolPosted June 25th, 2014 by Rebecca B. Wimberg
The Law School needs the help of as many alumni, students, staff, and faculty as possible to prepare the Law School courtyards for transformation to beautiful native landscaped spaces and functional gathering/community spaces. We need LOTS of people to help with preparing the land and soils, transporting plants and flowers (several pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans are ideal), and planting. We have estimated that this community-building project will take more than 100 person-hours of work. The days and times for work on the courtyards are:
Prep Work (this is important work – we need plenty of people willing to lend a hand):
Thursday, June 26: morning, afternoon, and evening
Friday, June 27: morning
Saturday, June 28: morning and afternoon
Sunday, June 29: afternoon and evening
Transporting Plants (part of a caravan – need lots of trucks, vans, SUVs, etc.):
Either Monday, July 7 or Tuesday, July 8 (timing depends on who is available and when the nurseries are open)
Wednesday, July 9: morning, afternoon, and evening
Thursday, July 10: morning, afternoon, and evening
Friday, July 11: morning
Saturday, July 12: morning and afternoon
If you can help at all, please contact Professor Tony Arnold at email@example.com or Jen Ewa at firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 307-4123. The project is supervised by Jen and Professor Arnold in order to achieve a landscaping plan that was developed by all Law School constituencies in a participatory process and has been funded through the generosity of the Charles Hebel family. This is a community-wide project that will make the Law School a better place. Thank you for your help, as we work together to make this project a reality!
The University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to report the findings of Washington & Lee's latest submissions and rankings.
At the close of this survey period, which included volumes 50 and 51, the law review's rankings among all domestic ranked journals were as follows:
- Overall Ranking: 241/987 (top 24.4%)
- Impact: 255/987 (top 25.8%)
- Citations in Journal Articles: 211/987 (top 21.4%) Currency Factor: 167/987 (top 16.9%) Citation of Articles in Cases: 290/897 (top 29.4%)
- Cost: 191/987 (top 19.4%)
- Overall Ranking: 318/967 (top 33%)
- Impact: 400/967 (top 41.4%)
- Citations in Journal Articles: 234/992 (top 23.6%)
- Currency Factor: 402/976 (top 41.2%)
- Citation of Articles in Cases: 334/992 (top 33.6%)
- Cost: 191/820 (top 23.3%)
Since volumes 50 and 51 were published, the University of Louisville Law Review has improved its rankings in every single category. See the attached document for explanation of categories.
This 38% improvement in the publication's impact factor would not have been possible without the strong efforts of the recent editorial boards. The effect of wise decisions and changes are sometimes not really felt until long after the decision-makers have moved on. Congratulations and thanks to Mike Swansburg (Volume 48), Tommy Sturgeon (Volume 49) and Elisabeth Fitzpatrick (Volume 50) and their Boards! ~Eddie O'Brien, Volume 51 Editor in Chief
In related news, the University of Louisville Law Review was selected to host the 61st annual National Conference of Law Reviews in 2015.
Next up is rising "Fightin' 3L" Bailey Schrupp. She's the President of the Environmental Law & Land Use Society and Notes Editor of the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law . In addition to working in the law library, Bailey's got a busy summer ahead serving as the Donan Energy Law Fellow and volunteering as a Coordinator for the Jefferson County Teen Court Program.
What’s your hometown?
Where did you complete your undergraduate degree and what was your major?
Campbellsville University, Political Science major and History minor
What led you to law school and what do you plan to do with your law degree?
I either want to go on to get my masters of Library Science and become a law librarian or I want to get my LLM in Environmental Law and then work for the State or Federal Goverment doing environmental work.
What do you enjoy about working in the law library?
The books! I am history nerd so any time I get to shelve older treatises downstairs I end up reading them.
What’s your favorite book?
It would be impossible to pick one, but my favorites are The Harry Potter series, The Great Gatsby, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. I also liked , "I am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai.
Do you have a favorite quote?
"Why, sometimes I've believed six impossible things before breakfast". ~Alice in Wonderland
If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would that be?
If we are talking historical figures I would say JFK or Jackie Kennedy. If not then it would have to be Reese Witherspoon or Emma Watson.
Do you have any pets?
I have a toy poodle named Choco and two cats, Kelsey and Leonardo Da Vinci (we call him Leo though).
Here's a review of recent law school related news from the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations.
In the June 2014 issue of the Louisville Bar Association's Bar Briefs, Dean Susan Duncan reports on how the "Law School's Strategic Plan Benefits from Legal Community Input" and outlines its mission on page 6.
Highlights from the LBA's May 2014 Bar Briefs include:
- "Professor Ed Render's Legacy Lives on at the UofL School of Law" by Dean Duncan and Professor Jones (page 6)
- "Labor & Employment Moot Court Team Enjoys Unprecedented Success" (page 6)
- "OSHA & Workers' Compensation: Beware Conflating the Two" co-authored by Leah Rupp Smith, '13 (page 18)
More highlights from the LBA's April 2014 Bar Briefs include:
- Dean Duncan's "Spotlight on UofL School of Law's Environmental Law Education" (page 6)
- "Getting to the Know the Professor: Q&A with Professor Tom "Fitz" FitzGerald" (page 6)
- Props for the law school's adjunct professors (page 6)
- "No Money, Mo' Problems: Researching Federal and State Budgets"
Highlights from the Kentucky Bar Association's May 2014 Bench & Bar include:
- "UofL Alumni Serve as Role Models for Future Lawyers in 'Kentucky's' Global Economy" (page 20)
- "Transactional Lawmeet Team Wins the Regional Competition" (page 20)
- "On the Move" (page 70)
In the March 2014 issue of the KBA's Bench & Bar, Dean Duncan writes about "The Importance of Municipal Law Society" and touts the faculty's service and leadership in several local civic organizations (page 22). Assistant Professor of Justice Administration, Michael Losavio, reviews "A Basics Handbook on Adobe Acrobat: Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers" on page 25. The bi-monthly "On the Move" column beginning on page 54 features news about many of our law school's graduates. Lastly, Ed Render is remembered on page 64.
Both publications are available in the law library.
The latest issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features articles covering timely issues in healthcare, human rights, family law and legal education.
- Intestate Inheritance and Stepparent Adoption: A Reappraisal by Jim Jones
- Creating a More Dangerous Branch: How the United Kingdom's Human Rights Act Has Empowered the Judiciary and Changed the Way the British Government Creates Law by JoAnne Sweeny
- Disability Discrimination Law: The Impact on Legal Education and the Legal Profession by Laura Rothstein
- The Latest Challenge to Health Privacy: Health Care Consolidation by Mark Rothstein
More information about the RPS:
Mr. Hasty is a part-time law student and works as a Regulatory Specialist implementing Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the District office located in Louisville. He tells how the Army Corps of Engineers and lower courts have applied Justice Kennedy’s “significant nexus” test in deciding what qualifies as a “water of the United States.” Mr. Hasty also provides some early analysis of the Corps’ and EPA’s proposed rule defining “waters of the United States,” published in the Federal Register on April 21, 2014, as a response to Chief Justice Roberts’s invitation to do so.