Staff News

Kentucky Women's Book Festival

The UofL Women's Center will present the second annual Kentucky Women's Book Festival, Saturday, February 16, at Ekstrom Library. The festival will bring together Kentucky women writers and their readers. Highlights will include talks by Affrilachian writer Crystal Wilkinson and by Courier-Journal columnist Betty Winston Baye. The festival luncheon features bestselling novelist Kim Edwards, author of "The Memory Keeper's Daughter." For more information, visit: www.kwbf.info.

Two Diversity Programs Scheduled for February

The University of Louisville Law School's Diversity Committee is pleased to sponsor two programs in February 2008.

February 5: Health Equity with Dr. Adewale Troutman. For complete details, go to the event's page: www.law.louisville.edu/node/1243 

February 21: Witness to Innocence with Speaker Ray Krone. For complete details, go to the event's page: www.law.louisville.edu/node/1245

For more information on either event, contact Robin Harris, robin.harris@louisville.edu  or 852-6083.

For more on the Diversity Forum Series, click here: www.law.louisville.edu/academics/diversity-forum-series 

2Ls, 3Ls & 4Ls: CAREER DAY INVITATION

February 2nd -- Saturday morning from 9:00 to 1:00 -- will be Career Day 2008!  Session Selection/Registration forms are available in the student mailroom and in the Career Services offices.  As you know, all first-years are required to attend this event, but remember that upper division students are also most welcome to attend again.

 

When you look at the form, you will notice that there are some new specialty areas including Entertainment and JAG.  And of course, some of the presenters are new this year so you can benefit from additional information AND enhanced networking.

 

Questions? Jerie Torbeck in office #182 (852-6096) or Debra Reh in office #184 (852-6368) 

 

Brandeis Documentary Airs on PBS January 14

"Louis Brandeis: The People's Attorney" will air on KET1 on Tuesday, January 8 at 9:00 p.m. and again on KET2 on January 14 at 10:00 p.m.

The documentary, which premiered in November at the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law, includes interviews and commentary by Professor Laura Rothstein. For more information on the documentary, click here.

Book Signing with UofL Law School Grad

On Thursday, January 10th at 7 PM, avid woodsman and practicing attorney, Andre Bergeron, will participate in a reading and book signing for his new book, The Devil's Ridge. Bergeron uses the mythic quality of the North American great ape, Sasquatch, or Bigfoot, to craft a gripping page-turner that taps into our primal fears and basic instincts. Reminiscent of stories told around the campfire, The Devil's Ridge will make you wonder what is lurking in the shadows, just beyond the fire's light.

Andre Bergeron earned his Master's degree in English and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville. He practices law in Louisville. The Devil's Ridge is his first novel.

Where: Carmichael's Bookstore
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
502-896-6950

 

 

Kentucky Supreme Court Oral Arguments Live Online

Kentucky Supreme Court oral arguments are available online. The public can now view live feeds of the arguments. To watch the feeds, go to the Kentucky Supreme Court website, http://www.courts.ky.gov/courts/supreme/ and select the Oral Arguments Calendar from the right-hand menu.

The next scheduled oral arguments are December 12, 2007.

LBA Santa's Court Toy Drive

The Law School has once again agreed to participate in the LBA Santa's Court Toy Drive. This is a drive to provide toys for the children not selected from the Salvation Army Angel Tree. The majority of the children not selected are older, so please gear your gifts toward older boys and girls. Some examples are games, sports equipment, watches, curling iron or makeup.

 

The deadline to donate is December 11. You may bring items to Becky Wimberg, Room 202.

Fall Food Drive

Phi Alpha Delta is sponsoring a Fall Food Drive to benefit local food shelves, e. g., Dare to Care. The drive has already begun and will last two weeks, from Monday, November 5th, to Monday, November 19th. They would like students, staff, and professors to bring non-perishable food items and deposit these items into collection bins, located in the main lobby of the law school. The food drive is affiliated with Kentucky Harvest, a charitable organization that distributes these items to area food programs.

Additionally, some professors are assisting in the Food Drive by permitting students who are called upon in class (between November 5th and November 19th) to be excused from answering in exchange for a donation of a food item.

Diversity Program on Reproductive Freedom

The Diversity Committee at the Brandeis School of Law presents:

Reproductive Freedom 
Tuesday, November 13 
Noon-1:30
Cox Lounge (2d floor, law school)

Guest Speakers:
Mimi Liu, Attorney, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Washington, D.C.
Fran Ellers, Louisville Writer and Editor
Dona Wells, Interim Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky

Moderator: Randy Strobo, Diversity Committee

Please join us as we hear from three experts on the topic of reproductive freedom:  a Planned Parenthood attorney; the author of an upcoming book on the history of reproductive freedom in Kentucky; and, a local activist who is now serving as Interim Executive Director of the ACLU of Kentucky. A question-and-answer session will follow the speakers' presentations.

Co-sponsored by: The Women's Law Caucus, Women's & Gender Studies (U of L College of Arts & Sciences), Planned Parenthood of Louisville, and The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky.

This program is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Robin Harris at 852-6083 robin.harris@louisville.edu.

U.S. E.P.A. Conference on Sustainable Redevelopment in the Ohio Valley

On October 3rd, I attended the U.S. E.P.A. Conference on Sustainable Redevelopment in the Ohio Valley.  The conference was held at the Brown Hotel from October 1-3 and featured various speakers, many from Louisville, who discussed the benefits and challenges of using sustainable redevelopment to promote public health, environmental protection, and successful communities. 

The part of the conference I attended addressed the barriers to promoting sustainable development in communities.  Professor Tony Arnold identified several barriers to sustainable redevelopment in his presentation, including politics, psychology, and injustice, and addressed strategies to overcome these.  Additionally, Professor Peter Meyer of the University of Louisville discussed economic barriers to implementing sustainable development practices.  He noted several indirect economic benefits of sustainable development practices such as better public health from an improvement in air quality and decreased energy costs associated with energy efficiency.  He also noted that governments spend money on infrastructure to build sprawling communities, while this expense is not necessary when redeveloping areas that already contain infrastructure.  Overall, the conference provided knowledge and tools that people and communities can employ to encourage sustainable development and protect the environment and the health of communities.