Library News

New Additions to "Questions and Answers" Series

In response to student requests, the library has bought a number of new study aids in the Questions and Answers series. The topic of each book is discussed via multiple choice test-like questions. The topics of the nine books are Torts, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Family Law, Constitutional Law, Property, Evidence, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. The books are on Reserve and available by request at the Circulation Desk.

Exam Prep: CALI Lessons

Now that you're in the midst of exam preparation, I'd like to remind you about The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). The CALI Library of Lessons is a collection of over 900 interactive, computer-based tutorials covering more than three dozen legal education subject areas. The lessons are designed to augment traditional law school instruction. Many of your classmates have found them helpful in preparing for their exams.

The lessons are available at both CALI’s website and on the DVD that you received at the beginning of the academic semester. If you've misplaced your CALI DVD, older versions are available at the library's Circulation Desk. To view the lessons online, you must register with your "" email address.Contact Virginia Mattingly for the authorization code and instructions.

Demo New Library Chairs - Last Chance Wednesday, April 15!

Your law library is considering new chairs and we would like your help in choosing which ones to purchase!

Please come to the reading room between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM weekdays to try them out, or, if you are unable to make it during those hours, the person seated at the desk will be happy to direct you to them. Fill out the feedback form and leave it in the box. Your opinion counts (you’re the ones studying in the chairs, after all), so please take the time to let us know what you think.

Thank you and good luck the rest of the year!


National Library Workers Day

Congratulations to Janissa Moore, the Law Library's Circulation Manager, for her inclusion in the 2015 National Library Workers Day Galaxy of Stars! Janissa Moore has been employed by the University of Louisville for 19 years.

Kudos too to the rest of law library's staff: Jodi Duce, David Minton, Jill Sadowski, and Jerome Neukirch, who are very much appreciated for all the work they do throughout the year!

Recent Bar Publications

Here's a roundup of recent law school related news from the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations.

Highlights from the LBA's April 2015 Bar Briefs:

  • Dean Susan Duncan's April column features "The Brandeis Connection to SCOTUS' Same-Sex Marriage Decision" and "Brandeis Students Gain 'Real Life' Experiences Through College of Business Partnership" (pages 6 & 9).
  • Professor Kurt Metzmeier writes about "Homing in on the Home-Rule Rules: Researching Kentucky Municipal and County Law" (page 17)
Highlights from the LBA's March 2015 Bar Briefs:
  • "Behind the Bench: Judge Jennifer H. Leibson, Jefferson District Court, Division 5" features Professor Leibson's daughter (page 4).
  • Professors Mark Rothstein, JoAnne Sweeny, and Russ Weaver are spotlighted in "Technology and Privacy - 50 years after Griswold v Connecticut" for their work on privacy issues (page 6).
  • The Dean's column also includes, "Laboratory for Democracy and Citizenship and the 2015 Brandeis Medal Recipient" (page 6).
Highlights from the LBA's February 2015 Bar Briefs:
  • In her monthly column, Dean Duncan reports about the Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit and announces that Arthur Miller has been named the 2015 Brandeis Medalist. Lastly, Professors Laura McNeal and Cedric Powell are spotlighted in "Brandeis Professors Add to Ferguson Discussion" (page 6).
  • Photos of the Louisville Law School community are featured in "Bench & Bar Social" (pages 12-13).
  • "Diversity and Disability Discrimination: Impact on the Legal Profession" by Professor Laura Rothstein (pages 18-19)
Highlights from the Kentucky Bar Association's March 2015 Bench & Bar (Vol 79, No 2):
  • "Batson v. Kentucky: A Retrospective" by Professor Justin Walker (pages 10-13)
  • "Young Lawyers Called to Public Service" may be of interest to Louisville Law students (pages 18-21).
  • "Data Breach and the Kentucky Lawyer" by Professor Michael Losavio, UofL Justice Administration
  • The bi-monthly UofL column features an introduction to two incoming Louisville Law faculty, Goldburn P. Maynard and Justin Walker. Also included is an announcement about Daniel Cameron, '11, being named Senator McConnell's Legal Counsel (pages 49-50).
  • Several graduates are featured in "On the Move" (pages 70-77).
  • Robert Franklin Cooper Jr., '38, is honored "In Memoriam". He lived to be 101 years old  (page 78).
Both publications are available at the Law Library.  

SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 9, No 2

The March issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features publications from some of our outstanding female scholars, including Professors Abrams, Fischer, Rothstein, and Sweeny.

Kentucky Women's Book Festival features Brandeis alum and legal thriller author

The Kentucky Women’s Book Festival is set for March 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ekstrom Library. The event, hosted by the Women’s Center and University Libraries, will include a keynote address from Julie Kibler, author of the bestselling novel, “Calling Me Home.”

The novel has been published in 15 languages, named a finalist for the 2014 Kentucky Literary Award, and selected as a book club pick for Ladies' Home Journal.

The opening speaker at 10 a.m. will be Kelly Cogswell, journalist, blogger and author of the memoir “Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger.”

Other speakers include:

  • Tytianna N. M. Wells Smith, author/illustrator, “Sweet Pea and Sugar Tea’s Country Family Adventures: A Collection of African-American Poems”
  • Aaisha Hamid, author, “Faceless: Two Worlds Collide”
  • Maryjean Wall, author, “Madam Belle: Sex, Money and Influence in a Southern Brothel”
  • Linda Y. Atkins, attorney and author of the Hilary Adams Mystery Series
  • Mitzi Sinnott, actress and arts educator
  • Mary Hamilton, storyteller and author, “Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies"
  • Mary Popham, editor and author, “Back Home in Landing Run”

Co-chairing this event is Brandeis’ Public Services Librarian and Professor of Legal Bibliography, Robin Harris. Virginia Mattingly, Brandeis’ Cybrarian and Associate Professor of Legal Bibliography, is also on the planning committee.

The Brandeis connection also leads to Speaker Linda Atkins, who is a 1982 graduate of the law school. Her Hilary Adams Mystery Series is based on her experiences as a Louisville attorney. At the event, she will speak on “What Inspired Me to Write Legal Thrillers,” and all four of her books will be on sale.

January Bar Publications

Here's a roundup of recent law school related news from the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations.

Highlights from the LBA's January 2015 Bar Briefs:

  • "UofL Brandeis School of Law: 2014 Year in Review" (page 6)
  • The "2015 Library Series" advertisement on page 7 includes Professor Kurt Metzmeier's forthcoming presentation on November 4.

Highlights from the Kentucky Bar Association's January 2015 Bench & Bar (Vol 79, No 1): 

  • "The Duty of Confidentiality and the Attorney-Client Privilege Sorting Out the Concepts" by Professor Grace Geisel (pages 4-7)
  • "Effective Legal Writing: Nix the Acronyms" by Professor Judith Fischer (page 17)
  • "Kentucky Penal Code: Degradation and Reform" by Professor Luke Milligan (pages 26-27)
  • The bi-monthly UofL column features a list of upcoming events, including the ACLU's "60 Faces of Liberty" exhibit, the Brandeis Medal Dinner and Presentation, and the 2015 KBA Diversity Pipeline Program (page 21)
  • "On the Move" (pages 40-45)

Both publications are available in the Law Library. 


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SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 9, No 1

The year's first issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features publications from Professors Jordan, Powell, Rothstein, and Warren.

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