Law Review News

University of Louisville Law Review Rankings Soar

The University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to report the findings of Washington & Lee's latest submissions and rankings.

At the close of this survey period, which included volumes 50 and 51, the law review's rankings among all domestic ranked journals were as follows:

  • Overall Ranking: 241/987 (top 24.4%)
  • Impact: 255/987 (top 25.8%)
  • Citations in Journal Articles: 211/987 (top 21.4%) Currency Factor: 167/987 (top 16.9%) Citation of Articles in Cases: 290/897 (top 29.4%)
  • Cost: 191/987 (top 19.4%)
At the close of the previous survey period, which included volume 49 (2011-2012), the law review's rankings were as follows:
  • Overall Ranking: 318/967 (top 33%)
  • Impact: 400/967 (top 41.4%)
  • Citations in Journal Articles: 234/992 (top 23.6%)
  • Currency Factor: 402/976 (top 41.2%)
  • Citation of Articles in Cases: 334/992 (top 33.6%)
  • Cost: 191/820 (top 23.3%)

Since volumes 50 and 51 were published, the University of Louisville Law Review has improved its rankings in every single category. See the attached document for explanation of categories.

This 38% improvement in the publication's impact factor would not have been possible without the strong efforts of the recent editorial boards. The effect of wise decisions and changes are sometimes not really felt until long after the decision-makers have moved on. Congratulations and thanks to Mike Swansburg (Volume 48), Tommy Sturgeon (Volume 49) and Elisabeth Fitzpatrick (Volume 50) and their Boards! ~Eddie O'Brien, Volume 51 Editor in Chief

In related news, the University of Louisville Law Review was selected to host the 61st annual National Conference of Law Reviews in 2015.  

DEADLINE TODAY! - University of Louisville Law Review Membership Applications

The University of Louisville Law Review is now accepting applications for membership from rising 2Ls and 3Ls.
Interested students may take a physical copy of the Volume 53 Membership Application, a stack of which are located outside the Law Review Office (Room 238), or may access an electronic copy on TWEN.  To access the Volume 53 Membership Application on TWEN, go under the tab “Add Course” and sign up for the course titled “Law Review 2014–2015.”  Under the “Navigation” box, click on “Assignment Drop Box,” and then click on “Membership Application, Vol. 53.”  You will find a copy of the Volume 53 Membership Application under “Attached Files.”
All application materials must be submitted by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9th. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.  If you have any questions about the application process, or if you have problems with TWEN or the submission, please contact Philip Heleringer at prhele01@cardmail.louisville.edu.

Reminder: University of Louisville Law Review Membership Applications Due on May 9th

The University of Louisville Law Review is now accepting applications for membership from rising 2Ls and 3Ls.
Interested students may take a physical copy of the Volume 53 Membership Application, a stack of which are located outside the Law Review Office (Room 238), or may access an electronic copy on TWEN.  To access the Volume 53 Membership Application on TWEN, go under the tab “Add Course” and sign up for the course titled “Law Review 2014–2015.”  Under the “Navigation” box, click on “Assignment Drop Box,” and then click on “Membership Application, Vol. 53.”  You will find a copy of the Volume 53 Membership Application under “Attached Files.”
All application materials must be submitted by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9th. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.  If you have any questions about the application process, or if you have problems with TWEN or the submission, please contact Philip Heleringer at prhele01@cardmail.louisville.edu.

Law Review Student Note Publication

Congratulations to the following authors selected for publication in Volume 53 of the University of Louisville Law Review:

BEST NOTE:
Tara Adkins, Disarmed, Disenfranchised, and Disadvantaged: The Individualized Assessment Approach as an Alternative to Kentucky’s Felon Firearm Disability and Other Arbitrary Collateral Sanctions Against the Non-Violent Felon Class

HONORABLE MENTION:
Matthew Dawson, Perennial Cities: Applying Principles of Adaptive Law to Create a Sustainable and Resilient System of Urban Agriculture

Jenna Brady, The Affordable Care Act: Creating Headaches Instead of Healing Them

ALSO SELECTED FOR PUBLICATION:
Christopher Allen, FTC v. Actavis, Inc.: Antitrust Scrutiny of Reverse Payment Settlements in Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation

Ben Shepard, Forum Over Substance: Student Government Elections and First Amendment Problems

Andrea Aikin, Contradiction in Terms: Genetic Nondiscrimination and Long-Term Care Insurance

Emily DeVuono, Accommodating Religious Liberties of Military Personnel: The Religious Liberty Amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014

David Cowley, Employees vs. Independent Contractors and Professional Wrestling: How the WWE is Taking a Folding-Chair to the Basic Tenets of Employment Law

Joshua Collins, On the Constitutional Sufficiency of the Modern Kentucky School System

SELECTED FOR ONLINE PUBLICATION:
Philip Heleringer, Maintaining Secrecy: Keeping Trade Secrets Secret in the Era of Cloud Computing

Alexa Cox, Taking Sides: Why Kentucky Must Allow Dating Couples to Obtain Civil Protective Orders

Mina Khalil, Concussion Litigation: Implications Surrounding the District Court’s Rejection of the Settlement Between the NFL and Former Players

University of Louisville Law Review Now Accepting Applications for Membership

The University of Louisville Law Review is now accepting applications for membership from rising 2Ls and 3Ls.
Interested students may take a physical copy of the Volume 53 Membership Application, a stack of which are located outside the Law Review Office (Room 238), or may access an electronic copy on TWEN.  To access the Volume 53 Membership Application on TWEN, go under the tab “Add Course” and sign up for the course titled “Law Review 2014–2015.”  Under the “Navigation” box, click on “Assignment Drop Box,” and then click on “Membership Application, Vol. 53.”  You will find a copy of the Volume 53 Membership Application under “Attached Files.”
All application materials must be submitted by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9th. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.  If you have any questions about the application process, or if you have problems with TWEN or the submission, please contact Philip Heleringer at prhele01@cardmail.louisville.edu.

University of Louisville Law Review Announces Editorial Board for Volume 53

University of Louisville Law Review Announces Editorial Board for Volume 53

The Editorial Board of the University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce their successors for Volume 53:

Editor in Chief: Ben Shepard

Senior Articles Editor: Andrea Aikin

Senior Notes Editor: Philip Heleringer

Articles Editors: Alexa Cox, Isaac Fain, Katie Halloran

Notes Editors: David Cowley, Emily DeVuono, Mina Khalil

Online Content Editor: Matthew Dawson

Articles Selection Editor: Kaleb Noblett

Executive Editor: Patrick Walsh

Managing Editor: Leah Gravius

The new Editorial Board will officially assume office on May 10, 2014.  Congratulations to these students on their accomplishment. 

University of Louisville Law Review Publishes Winter 2014 Issue

The University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce publication of Issue 2 of Volume 52.  The Editorial Board and Staff of the Law Review logged a cumulative total of 1,600 hours of work putting together the 204-page Winter 2014 Issue, which features three articles, three student-authored notes and one faculty essay. 

Copies of Issue 2 are available on reserve in the Law Library and on Westlaw, Lexis Nexis and HeinOnline.  Also, Issue 2 is available on our website, www.louisvillelawreview.org, under “Printed Content.”  The journal is cited as 52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 225.  

 

Articles

Trial Lawyers in Trouble: Litigation Misconduct and Its Ethics Fallout
Lisa A. Dolak, Angela S. Cooney Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law

-          52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 225

 

Dismissing Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41

Bradley Scott Shannon, Professor of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law

-          52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 265

 

“Minor Adjustments: and Other Not-So-Minor Obligations: Section 504, Private Religious K-12 Schools, and Students with Disabilities

Lynn M. Daggett, Professor, Gonzaga Law School

-          52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 301

 

Constitution Day Remarks

Privacy and Technology in the Twenty-First Century
Mark A. Rothstein, Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine

-          52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 333

 

Notes

Avoiding a Corrupt Bargain: Ensuring Congress is Kept Out of a Contingent Presidential Election

Michael J. McGee, J.D. Candidate, 2014; Articles Editor, University of Louisville Law Review 

-          52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 345

 

Judicial Selection Question: Why is it Time for Preemptive Reform of Kentucky’s Judicial Selection Method?
Benjamin R. Hardy, J.D. Candidate, 2014; Editor in Chief, University of Louisville Law Review

-          52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 379

 

Mandatory Retirement: Diminishing the Goals of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Chelsea K. Painter, J.D. Candidate, 2014; Executive Editor, University of Louisville Law Review

-          52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 405

University of Louisville Law Review Publishes Fall 2013 Issue

The University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce publication of Issue 1 of Volume 52.  The Editorial Board and Staff of the Law Review logged a cumulative total of 1,700 hours of work putting together the 223-page Fall 2013 Issue, which features three articles, three student-authored notes and one faculty showcase essay.  

Copies of Issue 1 will are available on reserve in the Law Library and on Westlaw, Lexis Nexis and HeinOnline.  Also, Issue 1 is available on our website, www.louisvillelawreview.org, under “Printed Content.”  The journal is cited as 52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 1.   

 

Articles 

Overfishing of Bluefin Tuna: Incentivizing Inclusive Solutions 

Kristen E. Boon, Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School

  • 52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 1

 

Re-Purposing Dram Shop Law to Subordinate the Claims of Reckless Bartenders of Credit Drunks: In Bankruptcy, This One Should Be on the House

F. Stephen Knippenberg, Floyd and Martha Norris Chair and Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law 

  • 52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 39

 

The Incredible Shrinking Antitrust Law and the Antitrust Gap

C. Paul Rogers III, Professor of Law and Former Dean, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University 

  • 52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 67

 

Faculty Showcase Series

Critiquing Neutrality: Critical Perspectives on Schools, the First Amendment, and Affirmative Action in a “Post-Racial” World 

Cedric Merlin Powell, Professor of Law, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

  • 52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 105

 

Notes

Kentucky Property Tax Lien Sales: Amendments in the Interest of Homeowners and Mortgagees and Returning Tax Collection to Local Taxing Districts as a Matter of Public Policy

Molly K. Hardy, J.D. Candidate, 2014; Senior Articles Editor, University of Louisville Law Review  

  • 52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 113

 

By What We Have Destroyed: Historic Preservation and the Preservation of Individual Property Rights 

Robin D. Rice, J.D. Candidate, 2014; Article Selection Editor, University of Louisville Law Review 

  • 52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 153

 

Food Stamps in America: How an Octogenarian Program Can Still Meet the Country’s Needs 

Amy L. Dorsch, J.D. Candidate, 2014; Managing Editor, University of Louisville Law Review

  • 52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 199 

Law Review Receives 2013 Media Award

The University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce that it received the 2013 Media Award from the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL) in recognition of the inaugural edition of the University of Louisville Law Review Online in which a series of six articles commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark Gideon v. Wainwright decision were published.  The award was presented during the Association's 27th Annual Criminal Defense Law Seminar and Conference on Friday, November 1, 2013, at The Galt House Hotel.  Present to receive the award on behalf of the law school and the Law Review were Dean Susan Duncan and B.J. Hardy, Volume 52 Editor in Chief.  These pieces were written in connection with this summer's program at the Kentucky Bar Association's Annual Convention, “The Gideon Decision: Constitutional Mandate or Empty Promise?  Does the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Deserve a Celebration?”  These award-winning articles are available online.

The KACDL Media Award is presented to a reporter, editor, author, publication or organization that has informed Kentucky citizens about the critical constitutional roles of criminal defense lawyers, public defenders or criminal defense organizations in ensuring the individual liberties guaranteed by our Bill of Rights.  The Awards Committee unanimously agreed that the law school, the law review, its editors and staff were richly deserving of this recognition for focusing attention on the importance of the right to counsel in our system of justice and the continuing challenge of making the mandate of Gideon a meaningful reality in our courts.

The launch of the new online component in late-May culminated more than a year of planning and development by the Editorial Boards for Volumes 51 and 52.  The University of Louisville Law Review Online will serve as a complement to the Law Review's print edition.  Created by the Editorial Boards for Volumes 51 and 52, the online component is intended to facilitate robust discussion of our print content and prompt commentary on timely issues of law and policy, recent judicial decisions, and legislative developments.  It will feature works from accomplished practitioners, judges, professors, and students alike, offering non-traditional law review articles, responsive essays, case reviews, book reviews, and other commentary.  Online exclusive pieces will be published on a rolling basis under an expedited editorial schedule that facilitates timely responses to hot-button issues.

In addition to publishing online exclusives, the Law Review Online is also the official web presence of the University of Louisville Law Review.  The website features over 1,150 pages of archived content from print issues of the Law Review, available at no charge, and provides the most up-to-date information about the Law Review's publications, membership, events, and initiatives.

University of Louisville Law Review Announces Online Publication of Gideon v. Wainwright Commemorative Series

The University of Louisville Law Review launched its new web presence, www.louisvillelawreview.org, in May 2013. This website serves as the home for the journal's new online component, the University of Louisville Law Review Online. The launch of the new online component concluded more than a year of planning and development by the Editorial Boards for Volumes 51 and 52. The University of Louisville Law Review Online serves as a complement to the Law Review's print edition and is intended to facilitate robust discussion of our print content and prompt commentary on timely issues of law and policy, recent judicial decisions, and legislative developments. It will feature online-exclusive works from accomplished practitioners, judges, professors, and students alike, offering non-traditional law review articles, responsive essays, case reviews, book reviews, and other commentary. Online pieces will be published on a rolling basis under an expedited editorial schedule that facilitates timely responses to hot-button issues.

We are pleased to announce the publication of our first online-exclusive materials, a series of six articles commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark Gideon v. Wainwright decision. These pieces were written in connection with this summer's program at the Kentucky Bar Association's Annual Convention, “The Gideon Decision: Constitutional Mandate or Empty Promise? Does the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Deserve a Celebration?” Read on for a brief introduction to the Gideon series provided by Daniel T. Goyette, Chief Public Defender for Louisville and Jefferson County Metro, and Executive Director of the Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defender Corporation. Please visit www.louisvillelawreview.org/onlinecontent to access these interesting and timely articles.