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.
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.
Thomas T. Johnson, Jr., '49, a Louisville native and graduate of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, passed away on December 28, 2011 in Los Angeles.
Johnson is best known for his ruling, issued in 1981, that the Holocaust was "a fact and not reasonably subject to dispute," in a case brought by an Auschwitz survivor against a Holocaust-denying group.
Johnson was born on Feb. 26, 1923 in Louisville, Ky. and earned degrees in engineering and law (1949) from the University of Louisville before going to work for the U.S. Justice Department.
For more information, read his Los Angeles Times obituary.
Photo courtesy of the Johnson family
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Dean Chen's paper is featured on National Law Journal, Tax Law Prof Blog (a leading source on legal education and tax law), Wall Street Journal's Law Blog, Constitutional Daily, Stuart L. Pardau's blog "On The 50 Yard Line" and Above the Law. Many law professor and law student blogs have promoted the paper.
Congratulations Dean Chen!
Beginning in 2012-2013, first year law students will experience an updated curriculum reducing their contact hours from 31 to 29 hours. This change provides students the opportunity to adjust to the challenges of law school and the demands of the legal profession.
Basic Legal Skills
Civil Procedure (starting approximately September 24th)
Basic Legal Skills
Civil Procedure II
The following faculty members will participate in our international exchange program in 2012:
Tracey Roberts at University of Mainz
Judy Fischer at University of Montpellier
Ariana Levinson at University of Leeds
Russ Weaver at University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
JoAnne Sweeny at University of Turku