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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 ReviewsPosted March 21st, 2013 by Anonymous
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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
"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
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
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.
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:
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
Crossing the Line in Tight Budget Times: The State Constitutional
Implications of Diverting Limited Public Funds to Charter Schools in
Leah Rupp Smith
From Smartphones to Stingrays: Can the Fourth Amendment Keep Up With the 21st Century?
Comparing the Education Bubble to the Housing Bubble: Will Universities Be Too Big to Fail?
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.
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:
Laurie Beth McTighe
Robin David Rice
Congratulations to these students on their accomplishment!
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 email@example.com.