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Barbara Thompson, an Unsung Shero

On April 12, Barbara Thompson, Director of Student Records, was presented with an Unsung Shero Award at the 2011 Women of Color Transformation Tea.

The Women of Color Transformation Tea began in 1997 and is an open forum for the diverse spectrum of women of color and friends on UofL campuses.  The Tea affords women an opportunity to empower one another by sharing concerns, problems and positive suggestions.

Ms. Thompson was nominated by Kathy Bean, Robin Harris and Laura Rothstein. To be eligible, the nominee must be a woman of color who is presently a university employee and who has made a significant impact in the lives of women either in the Metro Louisville community or on the University campus.

SHLA Elects New Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the Student Health Law Association for 2011-2012:

  • President – Denise Hall
  • Executive Vice President – Sara Thompson
  • Vice President of Event Planning – Lauren Claycomb
  • Vice President of Fundraising – Luschka Montijo
  • Treasurer – Brittany Deskins
  • Secretary – Jennie Lynch
  • Public Relations – Whitney Roth
  • Liaison – J. Brandon Johnson

PuppyPalooza T-shirts

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will be selling PuppyPalooza t-shirts and tasty baked goods on Thursday, April 14th, from 1pm-4pm. The t-shirts will be $10 each and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Animal Care Society of Louisville, a non-profit organization who's prime purpose is to find new, caring homes for pets whose owners can no longer give them the love or care they need. It is the only no-kill shelter in Louisville.

3L Graduation Information: Hooding Professors

Graduating students,

It's time to choose who you want to hood you at the graduation ceremony.  To do this, add the course "Hooding Professors" on TWEN.  Once you've added the course, click on "customized polling" which will be located on the left side of the screen. From there you can select three professors.  Then click "finish poll" which is on the top right of the screen.  The poll will stay open until 5 pm Friday, April 15.  The five professors with the highest vote totals will then be voted on next week and three will be selected from that group to do the hooding.

 

Thanks,

Daniel Cameron 

Professor Weaver's Remedies and Criminal Procedure Classes (Fall 2011)

Although Professor Weaver's Remedies and Criminal Procedure classes will end two weeks early on November 7, makeups will be scheduled earlier in the semester at times to be determined.  Both classes will have take home exams.  If you have questions, please see Professor Weaver. 

BSLA Fundraiser for the Louisville Urban League

BLSA invites the law school community to, "Indulge in Caffeine, Cakes, and Cookies...for the Community" on Tuesday, April 12th between the hours of 9 AM - 12:30 PM and 3-5 PM. We will be selling coffee, tea, and baked goods and a portion of our proceeds will be donated to the Louisville Urban League.

Single Stream Recycling Program

The Law School is participating in the University’s new "single stream" recycling program and garbage reduction initiative.


On June 3, 2010, Aaron Boggs of Physical Plant, met with members of our staff and faculty to provide an overview of the program and to answer questions. The program has already been implemented in 35 buildings and within the past quarter, the campus has contributed 50 tons of recycled material. Mr. Boggs mentioned he’s received very few complaints and none pertaining to an increase in insects or clogged drains.

By now, each employee has received a small green receptacle for their personal garbage waste. It’s the employee’s responsibility to empty that container into a larger garbage can in their shared workspace. Our existing office garbage cans will be stripped of their plastic liners, affixed with a label and converted to recycling bins, which will be emptied frequently by the custodial staff. Recycling and garbage bins will be placed in each of the law school’s restrooms, kitchens, classrooms, and common areas. Recycling bins will also be placed near each of the copy machines.

Recyclable Materials

  • Paper products: anything that can be torn, i.e. office paper, newspaper (including inserts), envelopes, folders and spiral notebooks, paperback books, magazines, catalogs and telephone books
  • Cardboard, soda boxes, pizza boxes, and brown bags
  • Plastic: food containers, milk and juice bottles, buckets, PVC narrow neck containers (e.g. spray bottles), and bottle caps
  • Aluminum cans, trays and foil, steel cans and tins

Exceptions: light weight plastic items (e.g. Kroger and Subway bags) should be bundled together, as well as light weight paper items (e.g. sugar packets, envelopes) so that they don’t fly off the sorting machine. Shredded paper should be placed in a plastic bag then tossed into a recycling bin for collection. Currently, only paper back books are recyclable, but the law library is investigating options for recycling hard bound books.

Non-recyclable Materials

  • Human soiled products (e.g. tissues, toilet paper)
  • Food products (e.g. coffee grinds, chicken bones, apple cores)
  • Styrofoam containers
  • Motor oil, insecticide, herbicide or hazardous chemical containers

All containers must be emptied, but they do not need to be rinsed. Nor do the labels need to be removed.

Download this guide for a complete list of everything that’s covered by “Commercial Single Stream Recycling.”

Full Story: "Single-stream recycling program keeps extra 12 tons of materials out of landfill so far" (UofL Today, May 21, 2010)

Certificates from Awards Program

Students who were not present for the Awards Program on April 1, may pick up their certificates from the Academic Success Office, Room 212. 

National Moot Court Team Sign-ups End April 13th!

Tryouts for the National Moot Court Team will be this Friday and Saturday April 15-16th.  All students interested in representing the University at the Regionals in Richmond, VA in November, and possibily the Nationals in New York next January should:

1)  Sign up on the sheet on the Moot Court Board office door by Wednesday, April 13.

2) Submit a brief as your writing sample (can be, doesnt have to be your BLS brief) to Professor Marcosson by this Wed April 13th.

3)  Perform a 15-minute oral argument based on the brief.  

 

    Two Teams of 2 members each will be selected to compete.  Competitors will earn 2 hours of credit, and have the chance to compete against students in the top law schools in the nation. 

Questions?  Ask Josh Porter at jrport10@louisville.edu.