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Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

The Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law (APIEL) Conference University of Tennessee College of Law
Knoxville, Tennessee
October 20-23, 2011

 

Register Today!
Registration is now open for the 2nd annual Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law (APIEL) conference at the University of Tennessee College of Law. APIEL welcomes law and policy students, attorneys, community activists, scientists, and policy experts for a weekend of workshops and panels focused on exchanging information and fostering collaboration on the most critical environmental law issues of our time. The APIEL conference hopes to create a common ground for community organizers, lawyers and researchers to communicate, educate each other and have fun. For students, APIEL is a chance to network with leading lawyers, professionals, and community activists who are fighting for environmental justice and economic transition in central Appalachia.


Topics Include:
● Mountaintop removal and strip mining
● Citizen enforcement of Tennessee water law
● National Pollutants Discharge Elimination System Permits
● “Lands Unsuitable for Mining”: citizen victories
● Endangered Species Act
● Creating mineral tax trust funds for economic diversification
● Activist-attorney relations
● “Know your rights” as activists and as the attorneys who represent them

A complete list of workshops and panels will soon be available at www.apiel.org.

Cost
Attendance fee: $65 (includes pizza on Thursday night).

All other meals, transportation and lodging are the responsibility of the participant. Participants who are only attending part of the conference may pay by the day.

For More Information and to Register for APIEL
Visit the APIEL website at www.apiel.org.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=101827116534567&ref=mf

Questions?
Email us: apielconference@yahoo.com
Call: (865) 257-4029 Fax: (888) 201-1104

Write:
APIEL CONFERENCE POB 20363 Knoxville, Tennessee 37920

We look forward to meeting you there!

July Bar Briefs

Here are some highlights from the July 2011 issue of the Louisville Bar Association's Bar Briefs publication.

  • "School of Law" by Dean Jim Chen (p. 6)
  • "Legal Research: Toys in the Attic" by Kurt Metzmeier (p. 10)
  • "Newly Adopted Uniform Family Law Rules Could Pose Viable Form of ADR" by Jamie Izlar, '11 (p. 14)
  • "A Fifty Year Retrospective of Women in the Legal Profession" (p. 16)
A copy is available in the library. Inquire at the Circulation/Reference Desk.

Sign Ups - National Health Law Moot Court Competition

The Moot Court Board is still seeking students who are interested in competing in the Twentieth Annual National Health Law Moot Court Competition. The competition is being held on November 4-5, 2011 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

Anyone interested in participating should email Whitney Englert at waengl01@louisville.edu by June 28, 2011.

National Health Law Moot Court Competition

The Moot Court Board is still seeking students who are interested in competing in the Twentieth Annual National Health Law Moot Court Competition. The competition is being held on November 4-5, 2011 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

Anyone interested in participating should email Whitney Englert at waengl01@louisville.edu by June 28, 2011.

Announcing New Law Review Members

Congratulations to the students selected as First-year Members of Volume 50 of the University of Louisville Law Review!

  • Carli Ashe
  • Spencer Brooks
  • Stephanie Carr
  • Lauren Claycomb
  • Jackie Clowers
  • Matthew Doran  
  • David Erhart
  • Rebekah Gray
  • Ashley Haile
  • Brittany Hampton  
  • Joshua Hartsell                
  • Nathaniel Hartz
  • John LaFollette             
  • Ben Lowry
  • Ronald Morton
  • Eddie O’Brien                  
  • Sarah Potter                   
  • Caroline Ramsey
  • Amanda Smith
  • Jillian Smith
  • Leah Rupp Smith
  • Patrick Smith
  • Clay Talley
  • April Wimberg

National Health Law Sign Ups

The Moot Court Board is still seeking students who are interested in competing in the Twentieth Annual National Health Law Moot Court Competition. The competition is being held on November 4-5, 2011 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois

Anyone interested in participating should email Whitney Englert at waengl01@louisville.edu by June 28, 2011.

Spring 2011 Class Ranks

Class ranks are now available and you can receive your class rank either by coming to Student Records (Rm. 217), sending your request to Barbara Thompson at barbara.thompson@louisville.edu or sending a written request.  You must use your louisville.edu address to request your class rank.

Call for Articles: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Are you interested in seeing your name in print?  Then consider writing a short piece on an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) topic for the Louisville Bar Association's Bar Briefs.  Upcoming issues include: estate planning and tax, for those interested in writing about ADR in probate practice; professional responsibility, for those interested in writing about the ethical obligations of practitioners in ADR or of the neutrals; and young lawyers and law schools, for those interested in writing about their own experiences, as students, with ADR.  If you are interested in writing about some other ADR topic, that is great too; the LBA will work with us to find a suitable publication date. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Professor Levinson.

BLSA Convocation Photo Gallery

Composite Pick-Up

For those graduates who did not pick up their composite pictures after graduation, they will be available in the Resource Center beginning on Monday, June 6. The Resource Center's summer hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm.  The composities must be picked up by Friday, June 17.  Please pass this message along to any other graduates who have not picked up their composite.  Email Kristie Wetterer (Kristie.wetterer@gmail.com) with any questions.