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SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 7, No 4

The latest issue of our SSRN Research Paper series features publications from Professors Levinson, Powell, and Warren.

"Labor Arbitration of Discrimination Claims: Finding a Middle Ground?" by Ariana R. Levinson

"From Louisville to Liddell: Schools, Rhetorical Neutrality, and the Post-Racial Equal Protection Clause" by Cedric Merlin Powell

"The U.S. Securities Fraud Class Action: An Unlikely Export to the European Union" by Manning G. Warren

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Harvard Law Professor joins Authors at the Library series

The Louisville Free Public Library's "Authors at the Library" series welcomes Harvard Law professor and bestselling author Randall Kennedy on Thursday, September 12. The event will be held at 7 PM at the Main Library on York Street.

What precisely is affirmative action, and why is it fiercely championed by some and just as fiercely denounced by others? Does it signify an equalizing opportunity or is it simply reverse discrimination?

These are the questions Harvard Law professor and bestselling author Randall Kennedy seeks to answer in his new book For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action and the Law.  The book is a concise and deeply personal account of the policy and history of affirmative action -- analyzing key arguments pro and con, critiquing the impact of Supreme Court decisions, and pondering its future in American society.

Join Randall Kennedy for a discussion of his new book at the Main Library, September 12, at 7 p.m. This is a free event, but tickets are required. Visit their website or call 574-1644.

New Circulation Manager

Congratulations to Janissa Moore who has been promoted as the Law Library's Circulation Manager!

"Janissa has done incredible work for us for 17 years now. I am extremely grateful to her for agreeing to assume this new role for the law library." ~David Ensign, Director of the Law Library
Janissa succeeds Miriam Schusler-Williams who retired after 30+ years of service to the law library. 

Federal Practice Digest, 5th Edition

West has recently unveiled the new 5th edition of its Federal Practice Digest. The Digest is a key number ordered list of cases reported in the Supreme Court Reporter, the Federal Reporter, the Federal Supplement, Federal Rules Decisions, the Bankruptcy Reporter, the Federal Claims Reporter, the Military Justice Reporter and the Veterans Appeals Reporter.

The 4th edition of the Digest covered cases up to 2003, with later cases being listed in pocket parts. The 5th edition will list all cases that have been published since 2003, thereby completely replacing the 4th edition's pocket parts.

This new edition is such a large undertaking that it will take West five years to release it all. So far, the library has only received the first 24 volumes (the 4th edition consists of well over 100 volumes). This means that until all volumes are published, researchers will have to consult volumes from either the 4th or 5th editions, depending on the key number they are looking up.

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Bench & Bar

The March 2013 issue of the Kentucky Bar Association's Bench & Bar is now available online in both PDF and Flip Book format.

In her report, Interim Dean Susan Duncan, showcases the law school's Criminal Law curriculum and Professors Abramson, Weaver, and Milligan, to coincide with the issue's commemoration of the Golden Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, "the U.S. Supreme Court case extending to state court criminal defendants the right to legal counsel under the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments."

This issue also includes an article by Professor Luke M. Milligan entitled, "Hugo's Trumpet," a nod to Anthony Lewis's book, Gideon's Trumpet, about the constitutional right to counsel.

Business First: Book of Lists

Ever wonder what the current top Louisville law firms are? Or whether they are employing more lawyers than last year? The quickest way to answer those questions is to consult Business First of Louisville’s Book of Lists, an annual compilation of the weekly industry rankings in Louisville’s premier source of business news, and a resource currently available from the University of Louisville Libraries.

Go to UoL's Databases List. Next, choose “B” then Business First Louisville.  That will take you to the forty-odd local business newspapers in the BizLink database.  Louisville’s Business First is located in the highlighted box at the top of the page. Links there allow you to search for articles, view whole recent issues, or look at the most recent Book of Lists.  If you follow that last link, it will take you to the 2012 edition of the BOL. The Top Law Firms table (first released on Dec 28, 2012) is found on page 18 of the printed version, or by entering 24 into the search box online.

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ABA e-Journals

The following journals are now available electronically as part of the ABA Library Package Plan. A few of the journals are indexed in the Index to Legal Periodicals, Current Law Index, and HeinOnline. Please contact Virginia Mattingly or someone at the library's Circulation Desk to request a copy. 

  • Antitrust Litigator
  • Appellate Practice
  • Aviation Litigation
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation
  • Business Torts Journal
  • Children's Rights Litigation
  • Class Actions Derivative Suits Report
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Condemnation, Zoning & Land Use
  • Conflict Management
  • Construct!
  • Consumer & Civil Rights Litigation
  • Coverage
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Digital Matters
  • Employment & Labor Relations Law
  • Energy Litigation Journal
  • Environment, Energy and Resources Law: Year in Review
  • Environmental Litigator
  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Family Law Litigation
  • First Amendment & Media Litigation
  • Franchise Lawyer
  • Health Law Litigation
  • Immigration Litigation
  • In-House Litigator
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Litigation Quarterly
  • IRR News Report
  • Judicial Division Record
  • LGBT Litigator
  • Mass Torts
  • Minority Trial Lawyer
  • PP&D
  • Pro Bono & Public Interest Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Proof
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation Journal
  • Solo & Small Firms
  • Trends
  • Under Construction
  • Verdict
  • Woman Advocate
  • Young Advocates

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Find New Books on Twitter

Did you know the Law Library has a Twitter profile @lawlibnewbooks that you can follow to alert you when new items have been added to the collection?

 

 

There are two convenient ways to access this feature.

1) Log into your personal Twitter profile, then visit https://twitter.com/lawlibnewbooks and click the Follow button.

2) If you don't have a Twitter profile, you may still subscribe to the RSS feed by visiting https://www.law.louisville.edu/aggregator/sources/657 and clicking on the orange RSS icon in the top right hand corner.

 

 

If you're interested in learning more about social media, attend the Social Media Workshop for Faculty and Staff on April 11.

If you have any questions about social media, contact Virginia Mattingly. If you have questions about the Law Library’s collection, contact Scott Campbell.

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CALI Lessons for Students

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction's (CALI) Library of Lessons contains over 900 interactive, computer-based legal 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.

Free copies of the DVD are available at the library's Circulation Desk. You may also view the lessons online. The student authorization code and instructions are available at the library's website. You must register with your "@louisville.edu" email address.

How to Connect from Home

Some of the library's electronic journals and databases are restricted to campus use only. However, many of the law school's digital collections and the University of Louisville Libraries' resources may be accessed remotely from your home computer or mobile device.

Visit the library's website and click "Connect from Home". On the next page, enter your ULink ID and password. Contact a librarian if you’d like assistance.

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