Staff News

Fundraiser for Central High School - Kudos to Courtney Pawley

Kudos to Courtney Pawley for the brief binding fundraiser.  She worked three days binding briefs to raise funds for Central High School Law Magnet student scholarships to the Summer Law Institute.
 
Thanks to Paige Hamby, Doug Keil, and Cortney Hardy, who helped with the brief binding and to Becky Wenning for her assistance.  Also, appreciation to the 1Ls who used the service.
 
This effort raised $600, which will provide scholarships to four Central students to the Summer Law Institute sponsored by the Louisville Bar Association, the Brandeis School of Law, and Bellarmine University for about 28 high school students each summer.

"A Hidden Madness" Receives Rave Reviews

A Hidden Madness, the recently published memoirs of professor James T. Jones, has not only sold more than 100 copies in one month and received a five-star rating at Amazon.com, it has been positively reviewed by several blogers, including A Book A Day Review and Book Critics.

 

From Gabrielle Wheelers review on A Book A Day:

"His decision to publish this book, given the character of the disease, shows an even greater bravery. Much as he wanted to to help others suffering from bipolar disorder, he was afraid."

 

Be sure to stay up-to-date on the status of Jones' book by regularly checking in at his blog.

Law Review Members Selected for Volume 51 Editorial Board

The Editorial Board of Volume 50 of the University of Louisville Law Review would like to present their successors for the Editorial Board of Volume 51:

  • Editor in Chief - Eddie O'Brien
  • Senior Articles Editor - Lauren Claycomb
  • Senior Notes Editor - Spencer Brooks
  • Executive Editor - Stephanie Carr
  • Managing Editor - Amanda Smith
  • Article Selection Editor - Clay Talley
  • Articles Editors - Carli Clowers, Matt Doran, and Patrick Smith
  • Notes Editors - Ashley Haile, Jack Hartz, and Ben Lowry

Congratulations to those selected for the Editorial Board and best wishes for the upcoming volume!

IT Staff Assisting with KY Bar Exam

The IT staff will be out of the office from about 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 27, through the entire day Tuesday, February 28, 2012, to assist with computer administration of the Kentucky Bar Exam in Lexington. Since February 2008, the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions has used Extegrity's Exam4 for the Kentucky and Multistate Essay Exams

Professor Marcosson Speaks at 13th Annual Diversity Forum at Pettit College of Law

Samuel Marcosson, profesor of law, will join Scott Gerber, ONU professor of law, as guest panelists at Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law 13th Annual Diversity Forum.

 

This year's forum, The 20-Year Legacy of Clarence Thomas on the United States Supreme Court, is sponsored by the Black Law Students Association in conjunction with the Ohio Northern University chapter of the Federalist Society and takes place on Thursday, February 23, 2012.

 

For more information about this event, contact Ameerah McBride.

 

 

Central High School Partnership Interest Session

February 28, 2012, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law; room 275
Sponsored by: Central High School Partnership, The Diversity Committee, Black Law Students Association and the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program

Learn how you can be involved in the Central High School Law and Government Magnet Program through Street Law (for public service credit) or Marshall-Brennan Civil Liberties (for academic credit) and other activities in teaching at Central High School Law and Government Magnet.

Current law students involved in the program and students from Central will share their experiences in these programs which began in 2007-2008.

Sponsored by: Central High School Partnership, The Diversity Committee, Black Law Students Association and the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program.

Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson to Speak at Graduation

I am pleased that Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson has accepted our invitation to address the class of 2012 at this spring's commencement ceremony. Very truly yours, Jim Chen

Dean Chen on ABC News

ABC News Wickard v. Filburn

UofL Law Dean, Jim Chen, was recently interviewed by ABC News about the role that the 1942 case called Wickard v. Filburn will play in the health care law.

 

Read the whole article at ABC News.

 

Photo provided by Mary Lou Spurgeon. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Program Honors Jim Runyon

The University of Louisville will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. UofL will observe MLK Day in several ways including a Day of Service and an evening event co-hosted with Simmons College. Longtime UofL staff member Jim Runyon, who died last July, will be honored posthumously at a free public program at The Playhouse at 1 PM Monday.

 

"A Hidden Madness"

Professor Jones recently published the memoir “A Hidden Madness.” It tells the story of a successful academic who has long struggled, mostly in silence due to fear of stigma, with severe mental illness. He has spoken more than 50 times about “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” to groups including university nursing, law, medical and social work students, and won an award for his mental health advocacy efforts.