Robert S. Adler, Commissioner at the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), will be a guest speaker at the law school on Monday, April 15 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 175. Mr. Adler will be presenting a Powerpoint presentation on the topic of "The Emerging New Science of Ethics". Mr. Adler served as a professor of Legal Studies at the University of North Carolina as the Luther Hodges Jr., Scholar in Ethics and Law at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School. Mr. Adler's complete bio is attached.
After his talk, Mr. Adler will then have pizza with students and informally speak with them about careers or any topic they would like to discuss. Around 12:30 he will begin preparing for Dean Hall's class, which he will be teaching at 1:00 p.m. in the Allen Courtroom.
Please contact Jina Scinta, if you have questions.
The deadline for students to apply for funding through the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program is Wednesday, April 10.
Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that provides 1L and 2L students with the opportunity to earn a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.
AmeriCorps currently has four priority areas, and they are looking to fund projects in these areas for the 2013 Summer Corps program. Students with projects focusing on serving veterans and military families, homeowners facing foreclosure, victims of disaster, and medical-legal partnerships should apply!
Students who have not yet secured a summer internship, should check out their website here for resources on finding internships in our priority areas.
The Moot Court Board is very proud to announce the incoming Executive Board for the University of Louisville School Of Law Moot Court Board for the 2013-2014 academic year:
President - Lacey Gullett
Vice-President of Administration - Mia Walters
Vice-President of Internal Competitions - James Hafley
Vice-President of External Affairs- Kaitlyn Jones
Vice-President of Communications - Lindsey Howard
The current Executive Board had an incredibly talented and impressive group of applicants for next year's members, and would like to extend their thanks to everyone who applied. Please keep your eyes on the student organizations email and postings around the law school regarding applications for next year's Moot Court Board members at-large in the next several weeks.
|The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments regarding the 1965 Voting Rights Act in the pivotal case Shelby County v. Holder. The issue before the Court was the whether Congress’ decision in 2006 to reauthorize Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act exceeded its authority under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments thus violating the Tenth Amendment and Article IV. Join ACS, BLSA, and Constitutional law Professor Cedric Powell to discuss the Shelby County case, the history of the the VRA and its relevance today, and his theories on the Robert's court post-racial constitutionalism (including Parents Involved and Ricci) where the Court signals that formal racism has ended and there is no need to employ race-conscious remedies. Professor Powell has written over a broad range of topics including affirmative action and Critical Race Theory. His current research focuses on developing an analytical framework for critiquing post-racial neutrality under the Fourteenth Amendment and Title VII. Thursday, 12:00, Room 175. Lunch will be provided by Taco Punk.|
Join law school students, faculty, staff and alumni out in front of the law school building on the portico for the kick-off to Law School Appreciation Week.
Sign our huge thank you banner to show those who have supported you that you appreciate their contributions.
Monday, April 8, from 11:30-2:30
Exam4 for Spring 2013 final exams is now available to download and install. Students wishing to use their computers for finals must complete and submit a practice test (choose "S13 Practice exam" during start-up) using Exam4 version 12.2A for Windows or 13.1.1 for Mac (all previous versions have expired) no later than 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 19, 2013.
New This Semester:
- Exam4 now supports Windows 8.
- You may now submit Exam4 practice tests with off-campus Internet access.
- The IT Department is introducing a new practice test confirmation process.
- Open Laptop mode is available for exams in Civil Procedure I (Abramson), Immigration Law (Trucios-Haynes) and Law and Economics (Smith).
For complete information, see Exam4 Essentials for Spring 2013.
Mosaic 1.0, the graphical browser that popularized the World Wide Web in the 1990s, was released 20 years ago this month. While not the first Web browser, Mosaic's importance was its inclusion of images and availability for Windows computers. Previously, Web browsers had been limited to text and the Unix operating system.
An interesting historical footnote: The first Windows Web browser, Cello, was developed by Thomas R. Bruce, co-founder and director of Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute. Tom Bruce is a giant in the very small world of legal education technology.