Library News

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)

30 Books Every Lawyer Should Read

The ABA Journal asked 30 prominent lawyers to name a book that they would recommend to other lawyers. A list of books and the lawyers who selected them is available in "30 Lawyers Pick 30 Books Every Lawyer Should Read" (ABA Journal, August 2011).

The books are currently on display in the law library. Each copy is available for check out. The borrowing period was recently extended to one month, plus two renewals.



Repair Work on Front Entrance

A repair crew will be doing some work on the brick floor outside the front entrance.  Beginning Friday, September 30, through Thursday, October 6, the main entrance will be unavailable.  Please use either the east (classroom) or west (library) entrance during this period.

Fall Semester Library Hours

Beginning Monday, August 15, the law library returns to its regular schedule. Ekstrom returns to its regular schedule on Monday, August 22.


August Bar Briefs

Here are some highlights from the August 2011 issue of the Louisville Bar Association's Bar Briefs publication.
  • "Hanging Out Your Shingle: Two Young Lawyers Reflect On Starting Their Own Firm" co-authored by Sean Deskins, '08 (p. 6)
  • "Student Attorney Collaboration: Investigating Alternative Dispute Resolution" by Professor Ariana Levinson (p. 9)
  • "Law Schools in the Bluegrass" (p. 10-11)
  • "Presenting the LBA Leadership Academy's Class of 2011", a prestigious list that includes several alumni/ae (p. 15)
  • "Experience By Walking in Ones Shoes...", an article about the annual Summer Law Institute (p. 18)
 A copy is available in the library. Inquire at the Circulation/Reference Desk.

July Bar Briefs

Here are some highlights from the July 2011 issue of the Louisville Bar Association's Bar Briefs publication.

  • "School of Law" by Dean Jim Chen (p. 6)
  • "Legal Research: Toys in the Attic" by Kurt Metzmeier (p. 10)
  • "Newly Adopted Uniform Family Law Rules Could Pose Viable Form of ADR" by Jamie Izlar, '11 (p. 14)
  • "A Fifty Year Retrospective of Women in the Legal Profession" (p. 16)
A copy is available in the library. Inquire at the Circulation/Reference Desk.