Library News

Virginia Mattingly: 2012 Outstanding Chapter Member SLA

Congratulations to Virginia Mattingly, Cybrarian and Associate Professor of Legal Bibliography, who is the recipient of the Special Libraries Association's "2012 Outstanding Chapter Member" for the Kentucky Chapter. Her achievement was acknowledged at the SLA's Fall Business Meeting, Awards & Program on Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Jonathan at Gratz Park restaurant in Lexington, Ky.

New Carpet Installation

On Monday, November 5, contractors will begin re-carpeting the reading room, the stairs, and part of the new addition on the main floor of the library.  Work will continue on Tuesday the 6th, when the law school is closed for election day, and is scheduled to conclude on Wednesday the 7th.  The library will remain open on Monday and Wednesday, but traffic may be directed into the library through alternative entrances.

Reading Room Carpet

Guidebooks For Surviving Law School

New Books The newest exhibit in the law library features a collection of books to assist you during your first year of law school.

Each copy currently on display is available for check out. Similar items can be found by browsing the contents of the bookshelves labeled KF 281-283 in the treatise section on the library's lower level.

Library Hours: Fall Semester

Beginning Monday, August 20, the law library will return to its normal schedule. It is generally open from 8AM to 11PM Monday through Thursday, 8AM to 6PM Friday, 9AM to 6PM Saturday, and 1PM to 11PM Sunday.

UofL Law Professors Publish Kentucky Legal Research

UofL Law Library professors William A. Hilyerd, Kurt X. Metzmeier and David J. Ensign proudly announce the forthcoming release of their new book,  Kentucky Legal Research.
book cover
From the publisher: Kentucky Legal Research has been written to help beginning legal researchers develop an understanding of basic skills and techniques for finding Kentucky and federal law, and to provide experienced researchers with a convenient, comprehensive reference guide to Kentucky legal resources.

Kentucky Legal Research can be used as a textbook for teaching both first-year and advanced legal research courses, and in paralegal instruction. It is written in clear language with a process-oriented approach designed to make complex procedures accessible to readers. The first chapter discusses the research process and the rudiments of legal analysis. Following chapters discuss the state constitution, researching judicial opinions in law reporters, statutory research, finding the legislative history of statutes, and administrative law. The book concludes with chapters on court rules, updating with citators, secondary sources, and online legal research. There is an appendix that briefly discusses legal citation under Kentucky rules and customs, the Bluebook, and the ALWD manual.

For more information, or to order the book,
please visit the Carolina Academic Press.

Books For Your New Career and Beyond

New Books The newest exhibit in the law library features a collection of books to assist you with the beginning of your career as a legal professional.

Each copy currently on display is available for check out. Similar items can be found by browsing the contents of the bookshelves labeled KF 294 - KF 366 in the treatise section on the library's lower level.


Kentucky Women's Book Festival

The UofL Women's Center will present the sixth annual Kentucky Women's Book Festival, Saturday, May 19 (the 3rd Saturday in May) at  Ekstrom Library. This event brings together Kentucky women writers and their readers.

Law school alumnae Tori Murden McClure, '95, Spalding University President and author of A Pearl in the Storm, will deliver the Opening Session at 10 AM.

Mary Ann Taylor-Hall will present the luncheon keynote, “A Very Odd Way To Spend a Life”, and Kentucky's Poet Laureate, Maureen Morehead, will present the closing session.

Additional presenters include:

  • Sara Havens, author of The Bar Belle – "I Want to Write A Book: The Benefits and Challenges of Self-Publishing"
  • Nancy Jensen, author of The Sisters – “Researching the Ordinary in Extraordinary Ways”
  • Deanna O’Daniel – author of Kiss Your Elbow, a Kentucky memoir
  • Kiki Petrosino – Poet and Creative Writing scholar at UofL
  • Sharon Receveur – “Bookmaking, a Thoughtful Process”
  • Glynis Ridley – “The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Biography of the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe”
  • Julie Wade – “Shifting the Gaze: from the Retrospective Memoir to the Coming of Age Narrative”

This year, one lucky festival attendee will win a free Kindle!

If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Virginia Mattingly immediately.

UofL Law Review Publishes Its Golden Anniversary Issue

Congratulations to the University of Louisville Law Review Editors and Members for publishing Volume 50, Issue 2! After working tirelessly through the Summer and Fall Semester, the Law Review has published the Winter 2011 issue. 2011-2012 marks the flagship journal's Golden Anniversary and to celebrate this milestone, the journal covers have been embossed with gold lettering.
Issue 2 features three Articles and three Notes. The Articles were written by Monica Teixeira de Sousa, Associate Professor of Law at New England Law| Boston; James J. Woodruff II, Associate Professor of Lawyering Process at the Florida Coastal School of Law; and, Eric B. Easton, Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law. The Notes were written by Law Review Members Lani Burt, Natalie Montell, and Amanda Warford."
Copies of Issue 2 are now available on reserve in the Law Library and are also available on Westlaw and Lexis Nexis. The journal is cited as 50 U. Louisville L. Rev. 201.

Support the Law Library

To become a premier metropolitan research university, the University of Louisville has initiated a bold campaign to raise an unprecedented $1 Billion in private support by 2013. You may designate your Fund for UofL gift to the school, college or library of your choice. Or select another priority you care about. Your tax-deductible gift benefits the area you choose and counts toward the Charting Our Course: The Campaign for Kentucky's Premier Metropolitan Research University.

Contributors may now support the University and the Law School by donating to the Law Library. Your gift will be used to buy books, furnishings, or equipment that will directly benefit students, faculty, and other patrons.

Thank you! Your gift is very much appreciated.



Law Library Staff Recognized

Program Assistant Nancy Baker and Library Assistant Janissa Moore were honored at UofL's annual Staff Recognition Luncheon on October 28 at the Brown & Williamson Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

Each year, administration – from the president and provost, to deans and vice presidents – recognize staff who have served the university for 10 years or more. The honor comes first at 10 years and then on every succeeding five-year anniversary, and it includes the luncheon and a gift each employee gets to choose.

This year saw 399 staff members honored. They have a combined service of 7,490 years. Barbara Thompson, the law school's Director of Student Records, was also recognized for 40 years of service.

Full story: "Event honors 399 staff for 7,490 years of service" (UofL Today, October 28)