Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Americans, yet those who suffer from it are the most stigmatized group in the nation. Read a law student's personal account of her brother's battle.
NAMI—the National Alliance on Mental Illness—works in a number of ways to help those with mental illness. In particular, NAMI Louisville advocates for those with mental illness in Frankfort, provides support groups for both mental health consumers and their families, trains Louisville Metropolitan Police Department officers to deal with consumers in crisis through its Crisis Intervention Team, and puts on important programs. This year, NAMI Louisville is bringing Professor Elyn R. Saks of the University of Southern California Law School, author of the acclaimed memoir The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness, which relates her incredibly successful career despite having schizophrenia, to speak at the Law School at noon on October 27. You can support NAMI Louisville by taking part in the annual NAMI Walk on September 13, with registration starting at 9 AM and the Walk at 11 AM at the Harbor Lawn at Waterfront Park. The more walkers the better, and Walk participants can also raise money to support NAMI Louisville’s important work by having friends and family pledge to support their Walk efforts. To register for the Walk, go to http://xrl.us/jimsteam and sign up for the Jim Jones’ A Successful Consumer team.
The Supreme Court of Kentucky will hear oral arguments in the Allen Courtroom from 9:00 AM to noon on Wednesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 11. All students are welcome to observe. Please refer to the schedule for a list of cases to be heard.
Following the arguments on Wednesday, there will be a short Q&A session in the courtroom after which all law students are invited to have lunch and further discussion with the Justices in the Cox Lounge. Pizza will be served, but bring a beverage.
Following the final oral argument on September 11, the justices will address any questions from the audience on matters not related to the cases just heard or to other pending cases.
If you're unable to attend, you may tune in for the live webcast.
Please join the Brandeis Student Animal Legal Defense Fund for Dinner and a Movie at the Red Barn, September 10th.
Eleni Vlachos will be screening her documentary "Seeing Through The Fence." Through a series of humorous and poignant interviews conducted across the US and in Greece with 'random people,' the documentarian's family, and activists, "Seeing Through the Fence" explores the role of food in modern society and our connection, or lack of connection, with both the processes and animals from which our food originates. A question and answer session with the filmmaker will follow the film. A vegan pasta dinner complete with garlic bread, drink and dessert will be served while food lasts.
Dinner: 5pm - $5
Movie: 6pm - FREE
A display in the reading room of the Law Library showcases several Louisville women who played a vital role in the local civil rights movement. The display tells a story of courage that begins with the integration of libraries and hospitals in the 1940s and 1950s, moves on through the battles for open accommodations and open housing in the 1960s, and ends in 1975 with the implementation of busing to achieve racial integration in the Jefferson County Public Schools.
“Sisters in Struggle” focuses on a few women who made a real difference in our community, from Ruth Booker Bryant to Thelma Stovall to Mae Street Kidd. Several of the women have spoken at the law school as part of our Diversity Forum Series, including Senator Georgia Davis Powers, activist Mattie Jones, and the late Anne Braden. Documents and memorabilia from the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research are displayed in a glass case adjacent to the display.
The current “Sisters in Struggle” is an updated version of a display that originated at the Ekstrom Library and hung there in the lobby during February and March of 2005. Many thanks to Jami Allen and Kathie Johnson from the Ekstrom Exhibits Committee for their generosity, to Amy Purcell from Special Collections for her assistance, and to the History Department’s Dr. Tracy K’Meyer for her expertise.
Special thanks to Dr. Catherine Fosl, Anne Braden’s biographer and Director of U of L’s Braden Institute, for her guidance and for the loan of items from the Braden Collection.
--Robin R. Harris
On the draft Spring 2009 schedule, please note the following prerequisities for Professor Nicholson's courses:
Business Organizations (LAW 828) is a prerequisite for Mergers and Acquisitions (LAW 969).
The course in Securities Regulation (LAW 918) is a prerequisite for Professor Nicholson's seminar in Securities Regulation (LAW 999).
The Moot Court Board would like to announce the following competitions for the Fall and Spring of 2008-09:
- Pirtle Washer Oral Argument
- National Health Law
- National Moot Court Team
- Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial
- ABA Regional Negotiations
- Immigration Law
- Labor Law
- ACTA National Trial Competition
- National Tax Moot Court
- Client Counseling
- Animal Law
- Criminal Law
- Environmental Law
- International Law
Additional competitions may be added. If there is a specific competition or an area of law that is not currently listed and you would like to see included, please inform the Moot Court Board of your interest.
Further information and a complete list of Moot Court Board Competitions can be found at the Moot Court Board homepage.
All members of the Moot Court Board should sign-up for the Moot Court Board TWEN site. MCB information and updates will be distributed via TWEN, so please sign-up as soon as possible.