Celebrate Black History Month with the LBA. Today at 4 p.m., as we celebrate Black History Month, Professor Cedric Merllin Powell will receive the 2014 Justice William E. McAnulty, Jr. Trailblazer Award.
Dr. Tracy K’Meyer, chair of the Department of History at the University of Louisville, will recount the long and multifaceted struggle for school desegregation in Louisville. Dr. K'Meyer is the author of From Brown to Meredith: The Long Struggle for School Desegregation in Louisville, Kentucky.
A reception to honor Professor Powell will begin at 5 p.m. following the program.
The IT staff will be out of the office from about 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 24, through the entire day Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 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.
Good luck to our graduates taking the Bar Exam!
2L Ashley Mouser, the Brandeis School of Law's 2013 Ellen B. Ewing Fellow, and Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands, which benefits the Ewing Foundation and funds fellowships like Ashley's, were recognized in the Winter/Spring 2014 edition of University of Louisville Magazine, published by the UofL Alumni Association.
Lawlapoolaza and its student emcees were also mentioned in the February 2014 issue of the ABA’s Student Lawyer magazine, p. 36. Request a copy at the law library’s front desk.
After years of digging through photographic archives, the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law is ready to unveil photos taken nearly 50 years ago when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in the school’s Allen Court Room.
“We found photos that we didn’t even know existed,” said Robin Harris, who chairs the law school’s diversity committee and is a professor of legal bibliography. “Two of the photos show Mrs. King and another shows a close up of Dr. King—which is fairly rare.”
Law school Dean Susan Duncan said the photos of King standing at a podium in the courtroom gave her chills.
“It’s gratifying to know that King spoke here,” said Duncan. “Because—even 50 years ago—this university was a trailblazer in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness.”
Harris said the project was a collaborative effort between the law school and UofL Archives and Special Collections. Five of the photos will be permanently displayed in the courtroom’s entrance along with a bronze plaque that commemorates King’s visit.
King spoke at the school March 30, 1967, after law student Steve Porter invited him. Porter—now a graduate of the law school—will speak at the February event along with fellow UofL alumnus Andrew Williams and recently retired law professor David Leibson. Porter and Leibson were in the courtroom during King’s visit and Williams was one of dozens of students who squeezed around the courtroom’s windows hoping to glimpse the civil rights leader.
All three will share their thoughts and memories about King’s visit during the event.
YPAL (Young Professionals Association of Louisville) is hosting a luncheon on March 5 at the Bristol Downtown. It is the kick-off of our “Legal-Ease” series, sponsored by SKO. The intent of the event is to have prominent attorneys have lunch with young attorneys in order to mentor and provide career advice. At the first event, we are inviting four local judges—Judges Clayton, Stevens, Bisig, and Chauvin. Law students are welcome to register.
The link to the event is here: https://www.ypal.org/Events/March-Legal-Ease. If you are a member, you get a discounted registration price.
The Aguiar Law Office, a 9 attorney personal injury firm in Louisville, is seeking a second year law student to work part time this semester (flexible schedule with school) and full time in the summer. Practice areas are Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Workers' Compensation. The Aguiar Law Office was opened in 2010 and has rapidly grown to over 30 employees. The firm is located in Butchertown and has a casual dress code.
For information on how to apply for this position and additional job listings, log onto Symplicity. If you need help resetting your Symplicity user name or password, contact the Office of Professional Development.
Please consider participating in an anonymous study approved by the University of Louisville IRB (#13.0795) that measures love actions identified as self-compassion, self-forgiveness, self-esteem, spirituality, forgiveness, empathy, sympathy, altruistic values, compassion and compassionate love. The survey takes between 15-20 minutes to complete and at the end you will be provided with a report on your level of love actions on each of the constructs. Be sure to print a copy of each page of your report as you review it if you want to keep it for future reference.
Thanks in advance for making this a successful study!
Please click the link below to access the survey:
The KBA invites and encourages students currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky College of Law, the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, and the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law to enter the KBA Annual Student Writing Competition. This competition offers these Kentucky legal scholars the opportunity to earn recognition and a cash award. First ($1,000); second ($300), and third place ($200) prizes may be awarded. Entries must be received by June 1, 2014. The first place prize also includes possible publication in the Bench & Bar.
Students may enter their previously unpublished articles. Articles entered should be of interest to Kentucky practitioners and follow the suggested guidelines and requirements found in the “General Format” section of the Bench & Bar Editorial Guidelines at www.kybar.org/103. For inquiries concerning the KBA Annual Student Writing Competition, contact Shannon H. Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (502) 564-3795 ext. 224. Submit entries with contact information to Shannon H. Roberts, Communications Department, Kentucky Bar Association, 514 W. Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601-1812.
We are deeply saddened to report that Professor Render passed away on Saturday, January 4, at Baptist East Hospital after a short battle with cancer. A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on January 8 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Memorial gifts may be made to the Edwin R. Render Scholarship Fund at the Law School. Professor Render was a good, compassionate person who positively affected countless people in his 45+ years at the Law School. He will be greatly missed by many.
You can read the complete obituary here: