Law Review News

University of Louisville Law Review Selected to Host National Conference of Law Reviews in 2015

The University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce that it has been selected to host the 61st Annual National Conference of Law Reviews in March 2015. The conference allows law journal editors from throughout the nation to gather to exchange ideas and experiences about issues common to student-edited publications. Conference attendees also have the opportunity to hear from the foremost members of the legal community, meet with publishing and other service vendors, and socialize with a diverse group of law review editors from across the United States. Between 250 and 350 student editors attend the conference each year.

This announcement follows a successful week for the Law Review at this year's conference at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, where it was recognized for best practices and innovation in editing. The Law Review presented to an audience of approximately 80 representatives of journals from throughout the nation about steps taken this year to improve the efficiency of the editing process. Following the presentation, at least 25 journals expressed direct interest in at least partially modeling their editing procedures and organizational structure after the University of Louisville Law Review. The presentation will be published in this year's NCLR Best Practices Manual, which will be distributed to hundreds of law journals throughout the country.

This is a big win for the Law Review, the law school and the Louisville community. The Law Review is honored to be selected to host the conference and looks forward to welcoming editors from throughout the nation to Louisville in March 2015.

University of Louisville Law Review Presents Best Practices in Editing at National Conference of Law Reviews

The University of Louisville Law Review is being recognized this week for best practices and innovation in editing by the National Conference of Law Reviews. The outgoing and incoming Editors in Chief are representing the Law Review at this year's conference in Lansing, Michigan.  NCLR is recognizing the Law Review's Editing Submission Sheet (ESS), a standardized editing form created by this year's Editorial Board, for its effectiveness in streamlining the editing process. The Law Review presented to an audience of approximately 80 representatives of journals from throughout the nation about the ESS and other steps taken this year to improve the efficiency of the editing process. Following the presentation, at least 25 journals expressed direct interest in at least partially modeling their editing procedures after the University of Louisville Law Review. The presentation will be published in this year's NCLR Best Practices Manual, which will be distributed to hundreds of law journals throughout the country. Congratulations to the Editorial Board and Staff of the University of Louisville Law Review on their hard work in continuing to set a positive example for other journals, and especially to Spencer Brooks, Senior Notes Editor, who was instrumental in the conception and implementation of the ESS.    

University of Louisville Law Review Membership Application, Vol. 52

The University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce the release of the Membership Application for Volume 52. Being a member of a journal is a great honor and opportunity for students to further develop their research, writing, and citation skills. All current 1L and 2L students are encouraged to apply. Each First-Year Member will receive two credit hours for participation on the Law Review. First-Year Members are also responsible for writing a student note which has the potential to be published in the Volume 53 Law Review.

The Application consists of a grade release form and a write-on prompt (not to exceed six pages, double spaced). Applications are due on May 10th by 6 PM. Several printed copies of the application packet will be available in the Resource Center across from room 275. Electronic copies of the application instructions, write-on prompt, and grade release form are attached, as well as also available through the Law Review TWEN page. If you have any further questions please contact Nick Whitt at nwhittuk10@gmail.com.

University of Louisville Law Review to Publish Brandeis Lecture by Justice John Paul Stevens

The University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce that it will publish former Associate Justice John Paul Stevens' Brandeis Lecture in the third and final issue of Volume 51.

Justice Stevens is the recipient of this year's Brandeis Medal. The Brandeis Medal is awarded to individuals whose lives reflect Justice Brandeis' commitment to the ideals of public service. Previous recipients include Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Harry A. Blackmun, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer; Judges A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. and Abner J. Mikva; New York District Attorney Robert Morgenthau; Professors Archibald Cox, Jr., Samuel Dash and Charles J. Ogletree; civil rights attorney Morris Dees, Jr.; Senator Howard H. Baker; Congressman John Lewis; Brandeis biographer Melvin Urofsky, and legal journalist Linda Greenhouse.

The Brandeis Medal will be presented to Justice Stevens on April 18, 2013. More information about the event is available here: http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/9158.

University of Louisville Law Review Publishes Winter 2013 Issue

The University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce publication of Issue 2 of Volume 51. The Editorial Board and Staff of the Law Review logged a cumulative total of 1,650 hours of work putting together the 220-page Winter 2013 Issue, which features three articles, three student-authored notes and one responsive essay. 

Copies of Issue 2 will soon be available on reserve in the Law Library and on Westlaw, Lexis Nexis, and HeinOnline. The journal is cited as 51 U. Louisville L. Rev. 201.  

Articles

Grassroots Originalism: Judicial Activism Arguments, the Abortion Debate, and the Politics of Judicial Philosophy
Mary Ziegler, Assistant Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law

Of Red Bags and Family Limited Partnerships: Reforming the Estate and Gift Tax Valuation Rules to Achieve Horizontal Equity
John F. Coverdale, Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law

It's the Journey, Not the Destination: Judicial Preferences and the Decision-Making Process
Carlos Berdejo, Associate Professor of Law, Loyola Law School - Los Angeles

Notes

"I Am in Control Here": Constitutional and Practical Questions Regarding Presidential Succession
David A. Erhart, J.D., 2012, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law; Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, Jefferson County 

Scanning the Horizon: The Past, Present, and Future of Neuroimaging for Lie Detection in Court
Spencer J. Brooks, J.D. Candidate, 2013; Senior Notes Editor, University of Louisville Law Review

Regulating Flash Mobs: Seeking a Middle Ground Approach That Preserves Free Expression and Maintains Public Order
Lauren M. Claycomb, J.D. Candidate, 2013; Senior Articles Editor, University of Louisville Law Review

Responsive Essay

The Interest Convergence of Education Reform and Economic Development: A Response to "The State of Our Unions"
Jonathan C. Augustine, Adjunct Professor, Southern University Law Center

 

University of Louisville Law Review Announces Editorial Board for Volume 52

The Editorial Board of the University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce their successors for Volume 52:

Editor in Chief: B.J. Hardy

Senior Articles Editor: Molly Hardy

Senior Notes Editor: Nicholas Whitt

Articles Editors: Nick Craddock, Michael McGee, Kit Thurman

Notes Editors: John Hardesty, Billy Hopkins, Erica Wood

Online Content Editor: Harlen Compton

Articles Selection Editor: Robin Rice

Executive Editor: Chelsea Painter

Managing Editor: Amy Dorsch

The new Editorial Board will officially assume office on May 11, 2013. Congratulations to these students on their accomplishment.

University of Louisville Law Review Publishes Fall 2012 Issue

Congratulations to the Editorial Board and Staff of the University of Louisville Law Review for publishing Issue 1 of Volume 51. After putting in a combined 1,500 hours of work through the fall and summer, the Law Review has published its Fall 2012 issue.

Copies of Issue 1 are now available on reserve in the Law Library and on Westlaw and Lexis Nexis. The journal is cited as 51 U. Louisville L. Rev. 1.  

At 200 pages, Issue 1 features three articles and three student-authored notes:

Articles

Discretion & Deference in Senate Consideration of Judicial Nominations
Caprice Roberts, Professor of Law, West Virginia University College of Law 

Evidence-Based Litigation Reform
Mark Spottswood, Assistant Professor of Law, Florida State University College of Law  

Government RX -- Back to the Future in Science Funding? The Next Era in Drug Development
Michael J. Malinowski, Ernest R. and Iris M. Eldred Professor of Law, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University

Notes

Crossing the Line in Tight Budget Times: The State Constitutional Implications of Diverting Limited Public Funds to Charter Schools in Kentucky
Leah Rupp Smith

From Smartphones to Stingrays: Can the Fourth Amendment Keep Up With the 21st Century? 
Brittany Hampton

Comparing the Education Bubble to the Housing Bubble: Will Universities Be Too Big to Fail?
April Wimberg

Thank You, Dean Urbach

The University of Louisville Law Review joins the entire law school community in thanking Dean Kathy Urbach for her dedicated service to the law school over the last four years. Dean Urbach has been a tireless advocate for students—always there to lend sound advice and guidance to students navigating the unfailingly difficult path of defining and achieving their professional ambitions. Her rare—indeed unique—blend of encouragement, enthusiasm and inspiration has been a source of great strength to a great many.

Numerous students who have secured jobs in the private sector, pursued careers in public service, obtained federal clerkships, or developed a fuller sense of their skills, ambitions and opportunities, likely have at least one thing in common: they spent many hours in Dean Urbach’s office revising their resumes, strengthening their cover letters, and mapping out a plan for the future and developing the confidence to see that plan through. Thank you, Dean Urbach, for always standing for, behind and with us. 

New University of Louisville Law Review Members Selected

The Editorial Board of the University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce selection of the following students as First-Year Members for Volume 51:

Michael Atkinson
Kristin Birkhold
Justin Brown
Thomas Clines
Harlen Compton 
Nicholas Craddock 
Amy Dorsch 
Ryan Driskill
Kasey Fehler 
Lacey Gullett
James Hafley
John Hardesty
Benjamin Hardy 
Molly Hardy
Emily Harris 
Billy Hopkins 
Lindsey Howard 
Michael McGee
Laurie Beth McTighe
Amir Nahavandi 
Chelsea Painter
Robin David Rice
Karleen Shiner
Dani Smith
Christopher Thurman 
Nicholas Whitt 
Erica Wood 

Congratulations to these students on their accomplishment!

Law Review Applications Due Tonight (Monday) at 9 p.m.

Law Review applications are due tonight (Monday, May 14) by 9:00 p.m. Please review the application instructions carefully before submitting. Remember that all applicants, regardless of whether submitting their write-on prompts physically or electronically, must submit a signed, physical copy of the Grade Release Form directly to the Law Review. These forms should be placed in the manila envelope labeled "Release Forms" outside of the Law Review office, Room 238. Good luck to all those applying! If you have questions about the application process, please contact Spencer Brooks at Sjbroo02@louisville.edu or Eddie O'Brien at emobri01@louisville.edu.