Professor Giesel is the newly named Flexner Professor of LawCongratulations to Grace Giesel, appointed Bernard Flexner Professor of Law in recognition of her demonstrated excellence in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service, as well as her commitment to continue this high level of achievement.
“I am honored ... and shall continue to pursue excellence in my teaching,
my scholarship and my service in the coming years.”
After graduating from Yale with a degree in Economics, Professor Giesel attended Emory University School of Law and graduated with distinction and as a member of the Order of the Coif. While at Emory, Professor Giesel was a managing editor of the Emory Law Journal. In 1988 she joined the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law faculty. In 1999 Professor Giesel was named a Distinguished University Teaching Professor and since 2005 Professor Giesel also has been the James R. Merritt Professor.
Learn more about Professor Giesel’s scholarship by visiting her faculty profile.
Jim Chen is resigning as dean of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law effective June 30.
Dean since 2007, Chen plans to take one year of administrative leave. He will retain his appointment as a member of the law faculty.
“It’s been the privilege of my professional life to serve as dean of the UofL law school,” Chen said.
University Provost Shirley Willihnganz credited Chen with several key accomplishments, including converting the night school to a part-time program, establishing a legal clinic and improving fundraising.
“Dean Chen has a strong legal background,” Willihnganz said. “We hope he will agree to share his extensive knowledge of commerce and health law to help us move forward with key initiatives in other areas of the university.”
-- Reprinted from UofL Today (April 20, 2012)
2012 Brandeis School of Law Convocation
The University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law 2012 convocation ceremony will be held
Saturday, May 12, 2012,
The Brown Theatre (315 W. Broadway).
All May 2012, August 2012 and December 2012 graduates are welcome to participate in the ceremony. August 2011 and December 2011 graduates may also participate.
If you are planning to attend the May 2012 School of Law Convocation, you must order your apparel by midnight, Saturday, March 31.
If you have any questions about ordering your graduation attire, please contact either Barbara Thompson or Rita Siegwald.
Graduation ApparelPlace your order for graduation apparel with Herff Jones.
The deadline to order your graduation apparel is Saturday, March 31, 2012 at midnight. You must know your school/college, the correct name of your degree and major, and all sizes to fit the robe. Style, colors and trim are determined by the University of Louisville according to standards for academic apparel. Your tassel color (and hood- if master or doctorate) is determined by the degree you will be awarded. A complete list of degree names and colors is provided from the left menu Degree Tassel and Hood Trim Color.
After submitting your order, you will receive a confirmation message with your order number. Your confirmation number is your proof of purchase, so please have the number available when picking up your apparel. The Red Barn distribution staff will have a complete list of orders.
You must use a valid debit or credit card to place your order for apparel.
J.D. Custom Rental (Tam, Gown, Tassel, and Hood) is $87.90 + tax
Here is additional information on apparel ordering.
Graduation AnnouncementsBrandeis School of Law has coordinated with the Balfour Company to create a customized law school graduation announcement. The University of Louisville's seal will be gold engraved on the front of the announcement with your name and degree printed inside (see sample text). The price list is available on the Balfour web site. You may order your announcements by visiting the Balfour Web site and select Find Your School to see the available graduation announcement packages, or contacting Balfour at 800-BALFOUR (800-225-3687).
Law school graduation announcements are available only through Balfour. They cannot be ordered through the University of Louisville or the Brandeis School of Law.
Guest Lodging for 2012 Law School ConvocationBrandeis School of Law has made arrangements with the Brown Hotel to supply hotel rooms for your guests staying in Louisville for Law School convocation. Rooms are $139 per night plus tax for deluxe guestrooms from May 11-13, 2012. Please refer to the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law when making reservations.
Be sure to pass this information along to any family or friends you have visiting from out of town.
April 10, 2012, Noon – 1:30pm
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, room 275
Sponsored by the Brandeis School of Law Diversity Committee, Latin American and Latino Studies (College of Arts & Sciences), Hispanic Latino Coalition of Louisville, UofL DREAMERs Chapter
The film, Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth, illuminates some of the insurmountable struggles that undocumented children and their families face living in the United States. An estimated 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school every year in the United States with little or no opportunity for higher education or ever garnering gainful employment. The DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors)addresses the situation of students who came to the U.S. with their parents as young children and who were constitutionally guaranteed a free elementary and secondary education, only to graduate from high school and become unlawfully present when they turn 18 years old.
Free, light lunch available at 11:30am.
Open to all.
Congratulations Professor Levinson
Ariana Levinson, assistant professor of law, has been selected to receive the Corey Rosen Research Fellowship from Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. The fellowship will be used for the study of employee ownership, profit sharing, and broad-based stock options in corporations and in society within the United States.
The period of the fellowship is July, 2012 to June, 2013.
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, 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.