November 13, 2010, marks the 154th birthday of Louis D. Brandeis, for whom the law school is named.
Louis D. Brandeis was the Supreme Court Justice most responsible for helping the Supreme Court shape the tools it needed to interpret the Constitution in light of the sociological and economic conditions of the 20th century. A progressive, and champion of reform, Brandeis devoted his life to social justice.
Louisville can be proud that Justice Brandeis, who was born here in 1856 is so connected to our community and that his values had their roots here. The principles and philosophies that Brandeis is known for – including rights to privacy, free speech, curtailing big government and big business, balancing regulation with free enterprise and a commitment to public service – are timely today.
In honor of his birthday, a wreath has been placed at the final resting place for Justice Brandeis. This week two events provide members of our community an opportunity to learn more about Justice Brandeis. On Wednesday, November 10, 7-9 pm, Mel Urofsky (recipient of the 2009 Brandeis Medal) will speak at the Festival of Jewish Books about his award winning book Louis D. Brandeis: A Life. This event will take place at the Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Lane. On Thursday, November 11, at 6 pm, Professor Michael Wolf will deliver the Boehl Lecture on Brandeisian Approach to Land Use. This event will take place at the Law School, Room 275, at 6 pm, with a reception to follow.
- "From the President's Desk: Get Your Informed Vote" by Laurel S. Doheny, '92 (Oct, p. 3)
- "Playing by Kentucky Rules: Researching the Kentucky Rules of Evidence" by Professor Kurt X. Metzmeier, '95 (Oct, p. 7)
- "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head..." (Oct, p. 9)
- "Recent Changes in Kentucky Condominium Law" by Erik C. Lattig, '06 (Oct, p. 24)
- "The Louisville Bar Association - A Genuine Success Story" by Frnk P. Doheny Jr., '65 (Nov, p. 3)
- "Section News: Labor & Employment" by Michael K. Kirk, '84 (Nov, p. 5)
- "The University of Louisville's 2010 Law Alumni Awards" by Dean Jim Chen (Nov, p. 6)
- "ICANN's Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy" by Brant Sloan, '10 (Nov, p. 14)
- "What is a Lawyer Doing in the Clinic?" by Martha J. Hasselbacher, '90 (Nov, p. 17)
- "Protecting Shareholders From Personal Liability in Nursing Home Lawsuits" by Chelsea Castiglioni, '10 and Michael Sutton (Nov, p. 18)
- "Lawlapalooza Tour 2010 Rocked" (Nov, p. 21)
Congratulations to Elisabeth Fitzpatrick, Eric Lowe, and Sarah Potter for an excellent performance at the Health Law Moot Court Competition.
The judges were very impressed with the competitors' oral arguments, remarking that the team was "very polished" and "extremely well organized and easy to follow."
Thanks for your hard work. If you see Elisabeth, Eric, or Sarah, please congratulate them on their achievement and for proudly representing our school.
Good luck to Samantha Thomas-Bush, Brandon Edwards, Megan Keane and Aaron Price as they compete in the American Bar Association's Arbitration Competition this weekend, November 13th and 14th at Northern Kentucky University. If you see them, please wish them good luck!
Congratulations Samantha, Brandon, Megan and Aaron, and thank you for your hard work this semester.
Phi Beta Kappa Lecture
The University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Private Property and Public Protection:
The Brandeisian Alternative
Professor Michael Allan Wolf
Nelson Chair in Local Government Law
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Room 275, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
Open to the public; reception to follow (no RSVP needed)
The Boehl Distinguished Lecture Series in Land Use Policy is one of several law and policy initiatives in land use and environmental responsibility at the University of Louisville, and is supported by the Herbert Boehl Fund and the Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund. This lecture is co-sponsored by the University of Louisville Phi Beta Kappa Speakers’ Committee. This lecture is given in honor of the birthday of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, Louisville native for whom the Law School is named.
Judge Susan Orth is seeking a legal intern to assist with "behind the scenes" operations. Schedule is very flexible and Judge Orth will work to accommodate student's schedule. For details, go to: http://www.law.louisville.edu/careers/current-jobs and select Part-time Job No. 103.
Congressman Geoff Davis is seeking interns to work in the Washington, DC office as well as the Ft. Mitchell, LaGrange, Williamstown, Maysville and Ashland offices. This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a Congressional office. Internships are unpaid and are available for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Internships in the district require a maximum of ten hours per week; internships in Washington, DC are both part- and full-time. Internship applications are available in the Career Services/Public Service Library, room 186.