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.
Law students may request their class rank (1) in person; or (2) by sending an e-mail to Barbara Thompson using their louisville.edu e-mail address. Class ranks will not be given over the phone. If you wish to obtain your class rank in person, please stop by Student Records (Rm. 217). If you wish to request your class rank via e-mail, please send your request to email@example.com. DO NOT send an e-mail using a personal e-mail address. You must use your louisville.edu e-mail address.
If you are planning to graduate this summer, you must complete a degree application on ULink.. The last day to apply for a summer degree is Wednesday, June 11.
Please be advised that the LRC summer hours will be Monday - Thursday from 8:00 - 4:30 and Friday 8:00 - 4:00. If you need to come by the LRC, please make sure to stop by during these hours.
The new hours are effective today, June 2, 2014 and will return to normal hours on Monday, August 4, 2014.
As a reminder, the normal LRC hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 5:30 and Friday 8:00 - 4:00.
On May 19, faculty members were recognized for their service to the University of Louisville with an awards ceremony at the University Club. Public Services Librarian, Robin Harris, was honored for 30 years of service and Law Library Director, David Ensign, was honored for 25 years of service.
Full Story: "Faculty Service Awards add up to more than 1,700 years of service" (UofL Today, May 27, 2014)
In other news, Library Assistant, Marcus Walker, recently received a Masters in Library Science from the University of Kentucky and Circulation Assistant, Jerome Neukirch, was named the law school's Employee of the Month for April 2014.