Jeffrey Benedict, a first year law student, is one of three University of Louisville students & alums to receive a Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes for 2009. Sponsored by the United States Department of State, the CLS program was launched in 2006 to offer intensive overseas study in critical need foreign languages. Since the initiation of this program, the University of Louisville has received 8 Critical Language Scholarships.
Jeffrey will use his CLS to study beginning Turkish. As a former George Mitchell Scholar, Benedict earned an M.A. from the National University of Ireland Maynooth in Musicology with first class honours. Benedict graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2007 where he received numerous awards for his research on the practice of espionage by musicians throughout European history. Benedict is currently a ROTC 2nd Lieutenant with a guaranteed place in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) upon completion of law school.
The Journal of Animal & Environmental Law will hold information sessions on Monday, March 30th in Room 175 and on Tuesday, March 31st in Room 075 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for anyone interested in joining the JAEL for 2009 -2010. We are very excited about the upcoming year and cannot wait to tell you all about it!
The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund presents Puppy Palooza! Join us on April 5th between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Patterson Park & Jefferson County Traditional Middle School, 1418 Morton Ave., Louisville, KY.
Puppy Palooza provides fun activities and games for people and dogs! Free Admission! Featuring: a best trick contest at 3:30 p.m., a fenced in dog area for off leash fun, informational tables from local businesses and animal organizations including the Kentucky Humane Society and the Animal Care Society, free t-shirt giveaways and prizes, and a silent auction from 2-3pm with items including: $200 Barkstown gift certificate for grooming & boarding, restaurant gift certificates, pet clothing and MORE!
A portion of proceeds will benefit the Animal Care Society.
The new Journal of Animal and Environmental Law is seeking papers from students in the animal and environmental law areas. The student notes selected for publication will appear in the Journal's inaugural issue. There are two ways for students to submit their papers:
1) Email them directly to Molly Mattingly at email@example.com
2) Submit through TWEN by logging into TWEN, adding the course "Journal of Animal and Environmental Law", and submitting to the assignment drop box.
Those notes selected for publication will be notified shortly after the deadline and must be available to edit their papers as needed.
To be ensured of full consideration, papers MUST be submitted no later than May 15, 2009.
The University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is proud to announce its newest Law Review, the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law (JAEL). JAEL is a natural extension of the increased interest and support of both Animal and Environmental Law at the Louis D.Brandeis School of Law. The new Journal will be a peer and student reviewed publication that will cater to academics and practitioners in these two growing fields of law. As such, JAEL will be an essential resource for judges, lawyers, teachers, and school administrators in Kentucky,across the country and around the world.
JAEL is proud to announce its founding Editorial Board:
Editors in Chief: Rexéna Napier & AlgeriaFord
Executive Editor: Brian Pollock
Symposium Editors: Noelle Rao & Ebert Haegele
Senior Articles Editor: Kelly Crouse
Senior Notes Editor: Molly Mattingly
Articles Editors: Lauren Bean, Justin Brewer, Victoria Steinbach, Benjamin Silver
Notes Editors: Forrest Kuhn, Kristin Bourland, Adam Watson
Managing Editor: Melissa McHendrix
Informational meetings will be held next week for anyone interested in joining this bold new Journal.
This year's Edwin H. Perry Fellowship recipients, Christopher Ballantine, Gayla Cissell, Claire Rogers, Abigail Fargen, Andrew Henson, Maria Teresa dela Cruz, Jacob Davis, and Catherine Head, spent spring break in mediation training at Just Solutions, Inc. As a mediation training and services group, Just Solutions exists to create, facilitate, and teach collaborative processes for managing conflict and building community.
The free training is made possible through an endowment established by local attorney, Edwin H. Perry.
Our students will now be able to participate in mediations referred from the Jefferson County Family Court in conjunction with the Family Law Pro Bono Mediation Project.
Below are some photos of our students during a training session.
Instructors at Just Solutions
Chris, Gayla, Abigail and Mary
Jacob and Claire
Andrew and Maria