Faculty & Staff Kudos

2012: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

2011: September | October | November | December

2010: January | February | March | April | May | June | July

2009: February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

*The headings indicate the month in which the news was reported and do not necessarily represent the time of the event, honor, or recognition.


July 2012

  • Marcus Walker is the recipient of the 2012 Kentucky Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students.
  • Jim Becker and Christie Ballenger provided technology support to 320 applicants who took the Kentucky Bar Exam on computer on July 24. Virginia Mattingly also monitored the Kentucky Bar Exam.
  • James Jones  gave presentations titled “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” at the following: Mental Health Day, Galen College of Nursing, June 25; Psychopathology Class, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, June 20; Mental Health and Wellness Program, May 20
  • Grace Giesel began her position as the Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association Ethics Committee on July 1. She will also coordinate the Hotline system for the state. Her article, Alternative Litigation Finance and the Work Product Doctrine, has been accepted for publication by the Wake Forest law Review.
  • Laura Rothstein gave the presentation "Update on Issues Under the ADA," to the National Conference of the Association of Visually Impaired Attorneys, Louisville, on July 8
  • Russ Weaver coordinated the following discussion groups: First Amendment Discussion Forum (London, England, June, 2012); Administrative Law Discussion Forum (Luxembourg, June, 2012); Property Remedies Discussion Forum (Aix, France, June, 2012). He also gave a speech entitled “Is Us Law Definable” at the U. Poitier’s symposium on Franco-American Law in Paris, France, on June 1.  In addition, he gave a speech entitled The Conflict Between Freedom of Expression and Human Dignity at the Southeastern Association of American Law Schools annual meeting in Amelia Island, Florida, on July 29.  Finally, he published the following books: R. Weaver & D. Lively, Understanding the First Amendment (LexisNexis, 4th ed., 2012); D. Doerr & R. Weaver, ed., The Right to Privacy in Light of Media Convergence: Perpsectives From Three Continents (DeGruyter 2012). In addition, I published the following article: R. Weaver, D. Partlett & Mark Cole, Protecting Privacy in a Digital Age, in  D. Doerr & R. Weaver, ed., The Right to Privacy in Light of Media Convergence: Perpsectives From Three Continents 1 (DeGruyter 2012).
  • Ariana Levinson visited Leeds and produced a report. She had a very busy month coordinating the Warns Institute which took place in late June. On July 13 she co-chaired a session on “Political Metaphors and Workplace Governance at the 2012 IAFEP Conference & Beyster Symposium at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations in New Brunswick. Finally, she completed 40 hours of basic skills mediation training through the University of Louisville's Ombuds Office in July.
  • Virginia Mattingly and Kurt Metzmeier have had published an article that they co-authored: “Researching Family and Local History in Digital Collections,”  Kentucky Ancestors, Summer 2012, at 173-179.
  • Rita Siegwald  recently joined the Law Resource Center. Rita has been with the Law School for 40 years, and served most recently as the executive secretary to the Associate Deans of Academic Affairs and Student Life.
  • Becky Wenning visited the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in June with the objective of learning and observing the practice/procedures at another respected law school that could improve efficiencies in the operation/services of the Law Resource Center.She will be sharing some of the information that she learned with the faculty and staff, soon.

June 2012

  • Enid Trucios-Haynes has been selected to receive the University of Louisville's Distinguished Faculty Award for Service.
  • Lars Smith has been selected to receive the University of Louisville's Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching.
  • Michael Hicks joined the law school as the new Workstation and Server Manager in the Information Technology department.
  • Jon-Paul Moody joined the law school as the new Unit Business Manager.
  • Laura Rothstein has been selected to receive the University of Louisville's Distinguished Faculty Award for Research-Social Sciences. She spoke at the KBA Young Lawyers Section event titles "Why Choose Law: Diversity Matters" and gave talks to the UofL Law Summer Law Institute in early June. In late June she gave a speech at the National Association of College & University Attorneys Conference in Chicago on students with disabilities. 
  • Les Abramson served on the 2012 Continuing Legal Education Planning Committee for the Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention in Louisville, from June 6-8.
  • Russell Weaver was named an invited professor for the 2012-2013 academic year at the U. Aix-Marseille (Aix, France). He gave a speech at the U. Poitier’s Franco-American symposium (Paris, France), on June 1. He gave two speeches as part of the Le droit américain contemporain, Identité, mutations et débats (Contemporary American law, Identity, change and debates) conference at the Ecole des Mines titled: "L’identité du droit américain. Une perspective transatlantique," and "14h-16h. Les mutations du champ juridique américain." He also gave a speech on Internet Censorship at the Mainz Media Center’s annual symposium (Mainz, Germany), a speech on School Vouchers at Duquesne University School of Law (Pittsburgh, PA), and a speech entitled "From Gutenberg to the Internet: Free Speech, Advancing Technology and the Implications for Democracy" at Florida Coastal School of Law (Jacksonville, FL).
  • John Cross was named President Elect of the Trans-Pacific Intellectual Property Association (TIPA), an academic organization dedicated to the study of intellectual property issues relevant to the Pacific Rim region.  He will be officially recognized in this position at the December, 2012 conference to be held in Tokyo.
  • Tracey Roberts presented The Rise of Rule 4 Institutions: Voluntary Standards, Certification and Labeling Systems at the Society for Environmental Law and Economics conference held at Indiana University, Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, June 1, 2012.

 

May 2012

  • Robin Harris served as co-chair of the Sixth Annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival, held at UofL's Ekstrom Library on Saturday, May 19. Speakers at the day-long event included University Provost Shirley Willihnganz, Spalding University President Tori Murden McClure, award-winning novelists Mary Ann Taylor Hall and Nancy Jensen, and Kentucky Poet Laureate Maureen Morehead. She also completed editing the latest issue (Spring 2012) of Kentucky Libraries, the quarterly journal of the Kentucky Library Association. 
  • James Chen’s paper, "Legal Mythmaking in a Time of Mass Extinctions: Reconciling Stories of Origins With Human Destiny" was downloaded on SSRN more than 230 times as of May, 2012.
  • Russell Weaver conducted the Criminal Procedure Discussion Forum at Yeditepe U. (Istanbul, Turkey). 
  • Nakia Strickland obtained her Masters of Education degree in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Louisville. 
  • Tracey Roberts presented Building a Better Tax Expenditure for the Alternative Energy Industry at the Junior Tax Faculty Forum at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, California, May 30, 2012.

 

 

March and April 2012

  • Luke Milligan gave the magisterial response at the "Justice and Language of Rights" symposium hosted by the philosophy and theology departments at St. Louis University on April 27, and on April 6, he gave a workshop at Northern Kentucky University College of Law on "The Atomic Code of Fourth Amendment Interpretations."  He also gave the same talk, here, at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.
  • Grace Giesel’s article, “End the Experiment: The Attorney-Client Privilege Should Not Protect Communications in the Allied Lawyer Setting”, was published in the latest issue of the law school’s SSRN Research Paper Series (Vol. 6, No. 1 : April 9, 2012).
  • Susan Duncan’s article, “New Ways to Teach Drafting and Drafting Ethics”, was published in the latest issue of the law school’s SSRN Research Paper Series (Vol. 6, No. 1 : April 9, 2012). Duncan will also be speaking on Restorative Justice at two symposia this coming September at Chapman Law School and at U of L
  • Mark Rothstein’s article, “The Future of Public Health Ethics”, was published in the latest issue of the law school’s SSRN Research Paper Series (Vol. 6, No. 1 : April 9, 2012).
  • Virginia Mattingly's tenure was approved by the Provost, effective July 1, 2013, and she was promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations Virginia. Also, Virginia was appointed to the Programming and Communications Committees of the Special Libraries Association’s Kentucky Chapter. Her tweets @SLALegal & @SLAKentucky appear on the cover of Information Outlook's March/April issue (v 16, n 1, 2012).
  • Judith Fischer presented her data about justices' use of gender-neutral language in 2010 U.S. Supreme Court opinions at a presentation titled "The Supreme Court and Gender-Neutral Language: Splitting la Difference." The presentation was on March 10 for legal writing professors during the Capital Area Legal Writing Conference at Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C.
  • Laura Rothstein presented "ADA & Law Students" at the UofL Law School Faculty Forum on March 22, 2012. She made this presentation to the Northern Kentucky Law School Faculty Forum on March 23, and at the UofL Law School Staff Forum on March 28, 2012
  • James Jones gave a number of presentations in late March and early April, where he spoke on “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment.” These included: Galen College of Nursing, Mental Health Day, March 22; Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Class, Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Bellarmine University, March 26 and 27 and April 4; Psychosocial Health Conditions Class, Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy, Spalding University, April 3. Jones’s book abstract, “A Hidden Madness”, was published in the latest issue of the law school’s SSRN Research Paper Series (Vol. 6, No. 1 : April 9, 2012). His paper, "A Hidden Maddness", was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: Medical-Legal Studies eJournal during the first week of April, 2012.
  • Cedric Powell participated in the panel discussion: "From Louisville to Liddell: Schools, Rhetorical Neutrality, and the Post-Racial Equal Protection Clause" at Washington University-St. Louis on March 22, 2012. He also will author a chapter on Affirmative Action and Critical Race Theory in a forthcoming anthology titled "Affirmative Action: Contemporart Perspectives" (ABC-CLIO).  
  • In late March, John Cross delivered a paper at a conference hosted by the University of Wisconsin School of Law. The paper discussed the feasibility of using property-based rights to protects the interests of Indian tribes in their traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expression, especially in light of the Supreme Court's recent Golan opinion. Upcoming, on April 27 and 28, Professor Cross will take part in a symposium at Marquette discussing territorial limitations on trademark law in a world economy.
  • Congratulations to Ariana Levinson, recipient of the Corey Rosen fellowship. In March she traveled to New York with the Wagner Moot Court Team, Denise Hall, Leah Smith, and Amber Gratz. They placed fifth after the first three preliminary rounds advancing to the Octo-final. In the over 30 year history of this team, this is only the second time a team has advanced. Her paper, "What the Awards Tell Us About Labor Arbitration of Employment Discrimination Claims", was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list, having been downloaded more than 65 times, during the first two weeks of April 2012. Levinson’s article, “What the Awards Tell Us About Labor Arbitration of Employment Discrimination Claims”, was published in the latest issue of the law school’s SSRN Research Paper Series (Vol. 6, No. 1 : April 9, 2012)
  • Congratulations to the UofL Law Clinic for surpassing 500 cases.
  • Tony Arnold participated in a workshop on "Adapting Laws to Facilitate Better Private Sector Adaptation to Climate Change," at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he facilitated the working group on zoning, land use, and building laws.  He also gave two guest lectures in the University of Louisville's Anthropology of Water course, and a guest lecture on watersheds at Trinitas Classical School in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • James Chen's paper, "Food and Superfood: Organic Labeling and the Triumph of Gay Science Over Dismal and Natural Science in Agricultural Policy", was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Biotechnology during the first two weeks of April, 2012. It has been downloaded more than 70 times by late April. Chen’s article, “Progressive Taxation: An Aesthetic and Moral Defense”, was published in the latest issue of the law school’s SSRN Research Paper Series (Vol. 6, No. 1 : April 9, 2012).
  • Will Hilyerd's tenure (effective July 1, 2013) was approved by the Provost. Congratulations Will.

 

February 2012

  • Shelley Santry received the 2011 Continuing Legal Education Award from the KBA completing 62 1/2 credit hours of continuing legal education approved by the Commission. She also attended the LBA Pro Bono meeting on February 15th on behalf of the law school & clinic.
  • Tony Arnold will be featured on WBKI in Louisville in their new “Guardian of the Environment” series for a service-learning project in his interdisciplinary Land Use & Planning Law course. Tony Arnold and Mary Jo Gleason led an all-day workshop on negotiation of church conflict and property disputes for a national audience of the Presbyterian Church (USA) on February 21, 2012. He was featured in the University of Kansas University Honors Program newsletter for his achievements as an alumnus of the program. And he was featured in both the President’s January 2012 Report to the Council on Post-Secondary Education, and the Winter-Spring 2012 issue of University of Louisville Magazine concerning the impact on the Research Challenge Trust Fund (Bucks for Brains) on Kentucky and its economy.
  • Luke Milligan was interviewed by Louisville Magazine on the issue of whether judges should be elected or appointed. The article will appear in an upcoming issue of the magazine.  He also debated Lee Strang, professor of law at the University of Toledo, on Originalism on February 2, 2012.
  • Russell Weaver made several presentations in February. He presented "Private Nuisance Law in the United States" at the U. Aix-Marseilles III in Aix, France; "From Gutenberg to the Internet: Free Speech, Advancing Technology and the Implications for Democracy" to the Aix Law Club, in Aix, France and to the Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina; and "The Fourth Amendment, Technology and Privacy" at Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas.
  • Virginia Mattingly is teaching the Using Computers in the Law course for the Paralegal Department this semester.
  • Laura Rothstein gave her presentation on "Current Disability Law Issues -- Faculty and Students" at the Stetson University School of Law Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy Conference on February 19, 2012, in Orlando, Florida.
  • Jim Chen has been appointed to the editorial board of the international scientific journal "EU Agrarian Law" for 2012-2016. He wil be workign with Anna Bandlerova, PhD, who is a faculty member of European Studies and Regional Development at Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
  • Tracey Roberts recently worked with several UofL Law students, Brian Esser, Jackie Clowers and Denise Hall, to assemble and populate an Energy Industry Tax Breaks Wiki with tax information. The wiki was launched last week and appeared in Grist Magazine.
  • Mark Rothstein gave testimony on the topic of Genetic Privacy before the Presidential Commission on Bioethics in San Francisco on February 2. He also attended the National Board of Medical Examiners Committee meeting on Public Stakeholders in Philadelphia on February 6
  • James T. Jones paper, "A Hidden Madness", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten Download list for Medical-Legal Studies eJournal.

January 2012

  • Laura Rothstein acted as a consultant on the report, "Accommodating Faculty Members Who Have Disabilities", by the American Association of University Professors Subcommittee on Academic Freedom and Tenure
  • James T. Jones spoke to the Nursing 206 Class, Associate Degree Nursing Program, Jefferson Community & Technical College, September 6, 2011, Louisville, Kentucky, spoke on “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment.”
  • Cedric Powell's article, "The Roberts Court and Post-Racial Constitutionalism," appeared in the recent edition of the National Bar Association (NBA) magazine (vol. 18, no. 1 August-December 2011).
  • JoAnne Sweeny has won a faculty research grant for the summer of 2012 for "Adultery and Fornication Criminal Laws: What Happens to Obsolete Statutes?" 
  • Tracey Roberts has won a summer 2012 faculty research grant for her project titled "Tracing the Incidence of a Financial Transactions Tax."
  • Ariana Levinson has won a faculty research grant for summer 2012 for an article she will write called "Movements of Consensus and Conflict: Founding Worker Cooperatives."
  • Virginia Mattingly was elected Director-at-Large for the Special Libraries Association's Kentucky Chapter. Her photo of the law school was published in AALL Spectrum (February 2012, p. 28).
  • James T. Jones published his memoir, A Hidden Madness. It is the story of one of the only 2 law professors in the nation publicly to acknowledge having a severe mental illness. Professor Jones spent 30 years buiding a successful career while suffering in silence due to fear of stigma and discrimination.
  • Brandon Hamilton participated in the Midway College Business Student Symposium, “Today, Tomorrow & Beyond,” held in Midway , Ky. on January 12.
  • Russell Weaver was interviewed by CNS News on January . He also gave two speaches in January. One of these was on January 18 at the University of Kentucky College of Law, and another at Regent University School of Law on January 31.  Both speeches are about his forthcoming book: From Gutenberg to the Internet: Free Speech, Advancing Technology and the Implications for Democracy.

December 2011

  • Russell Weaver participated in the Southeastern Association of Law Schools’ Board of Trustees retreat held in Amelia Island, Florida Dec. 18-21.
  • James Rosendale was elected to a second term on the board of the Beechmont Neighborhood Association.

November 2011

  • James T. Jones presented a talk to the Pediatric Primary Healthcare Graduate Nurse Practitioner Class, Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Bellarmine University, on November 21, 2011, Louisville, Ky., where he spoke on “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment.” He presented to the Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Class in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Jefferson Community & Technical College, on November 9, 2011, Louisville, Ky., a talk on “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment.” and gave a talk to the Interventions in Mental Health Class of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Brown Mackie College, on November 7, 2011, Louisville, Ky., where he spoke on “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment.”
  • Russell Weaver, with professor Francois Lichere, edited and published a book entitled "Global Law and Administrative Law" (U. Press of Aix-Marseille, France), in which his article, co-written with professor Lichere, entitled Independent Executive Agencies in the French and U.S. Constitutional Systems, appears. On Nov. 18th, he gave a speech entitled "From Gutenberg to the Internet: Free Speech, Advancing Technology and the Implications for Democracy" at the U. Missouri School of Law. On Nov. 24th, presented a talk entitled "Constitutional Structures and the Global Economic Crisis" to the U. Montpellier Faculty of Law, in Montpellier, France. His article, cowritten withprofessor David Parlett, Emory University,entitled "The BP Oil Spill: Compensation, Agency Costs and Restitution," was published in the Washington & Lee University Law Review.
  • Laura Rothstein received the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County Achievement in Excellence award on November 10, at their annual luncheon meeting. "The award was developed in 2008 to honor an extraordinary attorney in our community who, over the years, has made significant contributions to the legal profession."
  • Will Hilyerd received a positive endoresement for tenure from the review committee on November 1.
  • Virginia Mattingly received a positive endoresement for tenure and promotion from the review committee on November 1.

October 2011

  • Tracey Roberts presented "Voluntary Standards, Certification and Labeling Institutions: Enhancing Efficiency Through Trade of Entitlements", at the Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, Madrid, Spain, October 20, 2011. She also presented "Incidence and Accidents, Hints and Allegations: Who Will Feel the Impact of Tax Reform?" at the University of Louisville Law Review Symposium on the Federal Budget and Debt Reduction, October 22, 2011.
  • Manning Warren served as a panelist at the Brooklyn Law School Symposium on “Globalization of the United States Litigation Model,” on October 21, where he gave his presentation, “The U.S. Securities Fraud Class Action: An Unlikely Export to the European Union.” He also has been reappointed by Mayor Greg Fischer for a second term on the Board of Directors of the Louisville Zoo Foundation.
  • James T. Jones presented "Psychosocial Health Conditions Class" to the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy at Spalding University on October 25, where he spoke on “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment.He also gave the presentation ”Neuropsychological Nursing Class" at the School of Nursing, Indiana University Southeast, on October 11.
  • Christie Ballenger joined the law school as a User Support Manager in the Information Technology department on October 3.
  • Laura Rothstein's article -- "Shaping the Tributary: The Why, What, and How of Pipeline Programs to Increase Diversity in Legal Education and the Legal Profession" was published in the Journal of Law & Education
  • Ariana Levinson presented "What the Awards Tell Us About Labor Arbitration of Employment Discrimination Claims" at the Sixth Annual Labor and Employment Law Colloquium at Southwestern Law School on Friday, Sept. 16 and again to the UofL Law faculty on Oct. 4
  • Nancy Baker was honored for 15 years of service at UofL's annual Staff Recognition Luncheon on October 28.
  • Virginia Mattingly volunteered at No Kill Louisville's Million Mutt March on October 15.
  • Janissa Moore was honored for 15 years of service at UofL's annual Staff Recognition Luncheon on October 28.
  • Barbara Thompson was honored for 40 years of service at UofL's annual Staff Recognition Luncheon on October 28.

September 2011

  • Leslie Abramson, John Cross and David Liebson were nominated for University Favorite Faculty Awards. Some of the nominating students comments included:
    • Professor Abramson shows not only a strong commitment to making sure his students actually learn the material, but also to helping his students academically well beyond that for which his tenure contract calls. He is intelligent, humorous, and deeply interested in his students' well-being and advancement.
    • If the key criteria were only how an instructor makes a difference in the classroom, Professor Abramson would be a slam dunk. His class presentations, discussions, and assignments ensure student mastery of the subject. If a student does not succeed in his classes, the fault lies with the student, not the instructor. His classes are clear, thorough, and challenging. He pushes his students to earnestly think through questions and issues. However, when combined with his out-of-class support of students, Professor Abramson is the best professor I have ever encountered. His availability to students and the quality of the interactions is extraordinary. From helping to understand difficult concepts in class to assisting with scheduling, Professor Abramson demonstrates that he wants his students to succeed in his classes, in law school, and in their careers. For example, when the economy made summer jobs difficult to obtain, Professor Abramson initiated an alternative. He developed a summer internship program for students that allowed them to obtain substantive legal experience, along with academic credit. I have been fortunate to have many great professors in my undergraduate and graduate programs, but Professor Abramson outshines all of them.
    • John Cross is super intelligent and funny. Makes the most dense subject of the 1L year interesting by creating an awesome learning environment.
  • Tony Arnold's Jestrab Lecture on Adaptive Watershed Planning & Climate Change, presented at the University of Montana School of Law can be viewed on Vimeo, or at UMT's Web site. here: http://www.vimeo.com/29859609 or here http://www.umt.edu/law/alumni/events/Jestrab.htm. He also appeared on Montana Public Radio on the Evening Edition News on September 27. You can listen to his interview by visiting Montana Public Radio. He appears at 14:27 minutes. (http://www.mtpr.net/program_info/2011-09-27-132.) His paper, "Fourth-Generation Environmental Law: Integrationist and Multimodal," was published in the September 22 issue of the law school's SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • Susan Duncan's paper, "Workplace Bullying and the role Restorative Practices Can Play in Preventing and Addressing the Problem", was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for LSN: Employment Tort Law (Topic), ORG: Other Human Resource Management & Organizational Behavior (Topic) and ORG: Personality, Emotion, & Dysfunction (Topic).
  • Judith Fischer celebrated the release of her second book titled "Pleasing the Court: Writing Ethical and Effective Briefs (2d ed., Carolina Academic Press 2011), and wrote the book review, Book Review, Point Made: How to write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates, Bench & B. 21 (Sept. 2011). Her paper Incivility in Lawyers’ Writing: Judicial Handling of Rambo Run Amok was published in the September 29 issue of the law school's SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • James T. Jones gave five talks in September. They were: Common Experience Program, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana, where he spoke on “Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness”; Mental Health America of Kentucky (MHAKY) Program for Cross Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky, where he shared the podium with Mary E. Malone, Professor of Nursing for Jefferson Community & Technical College, and spoke on “Mental Health and Stigma: Depression and Diabetes”; presented a Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Class, “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” at both the Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Bellarmine University, and School of Nursing at the University of Louisville; and finally presented a Nursing 206 Class in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Jefferson Community & Technical College in Louisville.
  • David Leibson is the most thoughtful and reasonable person that I have ever encountered. He encourages contemplation and thoughtful reflection on the part of his students. He reminds me of the late Dr. Paul Weber.
  • Ariana Levinson presented "What the Awards Tell Us About Labor Arbitration of Employment Discrimination Claims" at the Sixth Annual Labor and Employment Law Colloquium at Southwestern Law School on Friday, Sept. 16. She was one of four junior faculty accepted into the Sixth Annual Seton Hall Employment & Labor Law Scholars' Forum for this academic year. She will be presenting her article in a workshop, there, on October 28 or 29. Also, her paper Workplace Privacy and Monitoring: The Quest for Balanced Interests was published in the September 29 issue of the law school's SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • Tracey Robert's paper, "Voluntary Standards, Certification and Labeling Systems: Enhancing Efficiency through Trade of Entitlements" was published in the September ___ issue of the law school's SSRN Research Paper Series: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1934274. She was also quoted in The State Journal in an article, "We're in on the trend - Slowly rising taxes",  published on September 30:   http://www.state-journal.com/news/printer_friendly/5102972 
  • Laura Rothstein gave the Keynote Address at Chapman University School of Law Dialogue Series and Emerging Scholars Conference in Orange California, titled "Disability Policy in Education Settings:  The Eisenhower Highway System as a Roadmap." She also presented "Disability Issues in Legal Education" at a faculty forum at the University of Kansas School of Law.
  • Two of Mark Rothstein's papers, Constitutional Right to Informational Health Privacy in Critical Condition and Who Will Treat Medicaid and Uninsured Patients? Retired Providers Can Help, were published in the September 29 issue of the law school's SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • Lars Smith gave a presentation at the Franklin Pierce Center For Intellectual Property at UNH Law School. The topic was "Patent Liability in the Cloud".
  • Russ Weaver's paper "Transnational and Comparative Administrative Law: Papers from the Sixth Administrative Law Discussion Forum, Quebec City", was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for LSN: Canadian Law - Public Law
  • Jim Chen's paper, "Modern Disaster Theory: Evaluating Disaster Law as a Portfolio of Legal Rules," was published in the September 22 issue of the law school's SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • Susan Duncan's papers, "A Legal Response is Necessary for Self Produced Child Pornography: A Legislator’s Checklist for Drafting the Bill" and "Restorative Justice and Bullying: A Missing Solution in the Anti-Bullying Laws," were published in the September 22 issue of the law school's SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • Will Hilyerd co-presented "Free and Low-Cost Legal Tech for Your Law Practice" at a National Business Institute CLE Seminar in Louisville, KY on September 22.
  • Ariana Levinson's paper, "Toward a Cohesive Interpretation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act for the Electronic Monitoring of Employees," was published in the September 22 issue of the law school's SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • Virginia Mattingly co-presented "Free and Low-Cost Legal Tech for Your Law Practice" at a National Business Institute CLE seminar on September 22. She presented "Learn to Tweet Tout Suite!" as part of the Speed Geek session at the \nKLA/KSMA Joint Conference on September 29 and also co-presented "Social \nMedia Trifecta: Tools for Your Job Search and Career Management" on September \n30. She participated in the "Web Tools for Greater Productivity" peer sharing workshop at Ekstrom Library on September 20.

August 2011

  • Tony Arnold is ranked 79th among legal scholars nationally for new downloads per paper and 139th among legal scholars nationally for total new downloads at SSRN. He contributed to the "Law Schools in the Bluegrass" article that was published in the August issue of Bar Briefs. He volunteered at Operation Brightside as part of the 3rd Annual Orientation Community Service on August 12.
  • Kim Ballard organized the 3rd Annual Orientation Community Service on August 12. Her contributions to the Summer Law Institute were recognized in the August Bar Briefs. She also contributed to the "Law Schools in the Bluegrass" article on page 10.
  • Simone Beach participated in a 4 hour workshop on Domestic Violence issues at the Center for Women and Families with the Clinic I students on August 26.
  • Kathy Bean volunteered at Dare to Care as part of the 3rd Annual Orientation Community Service on August 12. Her contributions to the Summer Law Institute were recognized in the August Bar Briefs.
  • Jim Becker volunteered at Habitat for Humanity as part of the 3rd Annual Orientation Community Service on August 12.
  • Angela Beverly volunteered at Catholic Charities as part of the 3rd Annual Orientation Community Service on August 12.
  • Jim Chen volunteered at Ronald McDonald House as part of the 3rd Annual Orientation Community Service on August 12.
  • John Cross presented a paper at the annual Congress of the Association of Teachers and Researchers of Intellectual Property, held in Singapore during the last week of July.
  • Susan Duncan contributed to the "Law Schools in the Bluegrass" article that was published in the August issue of Bar Briefs.
  • David Ensign's column, "Copyright Corner: Copyright Restoration", was published in Volume 75, Number 3 of Kentucky Libraries.
  • Judy Fischer's contributions to the Summer Law Institute were recognized in the August Bar Briefs. Her photo appears on page 18. The second edition of her book, Pleasing the Court, was recently published by Carolina Academic Press.
  • Grace Giesel presented "Integrity" to the Quest Leadership Program on July 27.
  • Brandon Hamilton volunteered at Hosparus as part of the 3rd Annual Orientation Community Service on August 12. His contributions to the Summer Law Institute were recognized in the August Bar Briefs. He also contributed to the "Law Schools in the Bluegrass" article on page 10.
  • Robin Harris edited the Summer 2011 issue of Kentucky Libraries.
  • Ariana Levinson volunteered at Hosparus as part of the 3rd Annual Orientation Community Service on August 12. Her article, "Student Attorney Collaboration: Investigating Alternative Dispute Resolution," was published in the August issue of the LBA's Bar Briefs. Her paper, "Workplace Privacy and Monitoring: the Quest for Balanced Interests", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for the Compensation & Pension Law, Employment Law, Labor, Labor: Public Policy & Regulation, LSN: Legal Information & the Justice System, LSN: Employment Statutes, LSN: Legal Information & Academic Disciplines, LSN: Legal Information Scholarship, and Legal Information & Technology eJournals.
  • Virginia Mattingly volunteered at Family Scholar House as part of the 3rd Annual Orientation Community Service on August 12. She contributed to the "Law Schools in the Bluegrass" article that was published in the August issue of Bar Briefs. Her conference review, "60 Sites in 60 Minutes Gets Collaborative!," was published in the summer issue of the Legal Division Quarterly.
  • Lisa Nicholson volunteered at Olmsted Parks Conservancy as part of the 3rd Annual Orientation Community Service on August 12.
  • Tammy Pettinato joined the faculty as a Visitng Professor.
  • Tracey Roberts volunteered at Olmsted Parks Conservancy as part of the 3rd Annual Orientation Community Service on August 12.
  • James Rosendale contributed to the "Law Schools in the Bluegrass" article that was published in the August issue of Bar Briefs.
  • Laura Rothstein was quoted in an article, "AAUP Overhauls Outdated Guidance on Professors with Disabilities", that was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education on July 22. She was the Keynote speaker at West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Faculty Staff Training Session, "The Three D's for Distressed, Disruptive, and Dangerous Students" in Paducah on August 8 and was a panelist at a roundtable on accessibility in arts venues for the National Conference of Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disabilities at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts on August 20. Her contributions to the Summer Law Institute were recognized in the August Bar Briefs. Lastly, she volunteered at Masonic Homes as part of the 3rd Annual Orientation Community Service on August 12.
  • Shelley Santry participated in a 4 hour workshop on Domestic Violence issues at the Center for Women and Families with the Clinic I students on August 26.
  • Nakia Strickland joined the law school as an Admissions Counselor on August 8.
  • JoAnne Sweeny joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Law.
  • Vickie Tencer volunteered at the New Albany/Floyd County Animal Shelter as part of the 3rd Annual Orientation Community Service on August 12. Her contributions to the Summer Law Institute were recognized in the August Bar Briefs.
  • Kathy Urbach contributed to the "Law Schools in the Bluegrass" article that was published in the August issue of Bar Briefs.
  • Russ Weaver's article, "The Roberts Court and Campaign Finance: "Umpire" or "Pro-Business Activism?" was published in volume 40 of the Stetson Law Review. His paper, "Transnational and Comparative Administrative Law: Papers from the Sixth Administrative Law Discussion Forum, Quebec City", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for the LSN: Canadian Law - International and the LSN: Canadian Law - Public Law eJournals and and his paper, "Neither Fish Nor Fowl: Administrative Judges in the Modern Administrative State", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for the PSN: Legislatures, Executives, & Bureaucracies eJournal. .
  • Becky Wenning volunteered at Masonic Homes as part of the 3rd Annual Orientation Community Service on August 12.
  • Becky Wimberg volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul as part of the 3rd Annual Orientation Community Service on August 12.

July 2011

  • Angela Beverly now serves as the Admissions Coordinator.
  • Jim Chen's column, "School of Law," was published in the July issue of the LBA's Bar Briefs. It was also published in the July issue of Bench & Bar.
  • John Cross is now serving as the law school's Associate Dean for Student Affairs.
  • Susan Duncan is now serving as the law school's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Faculty Development.
  • Judy Fischer's column, "Effective Legal Writing: Banishing Writer's Block," was published in the July issue of Bench & Bar.
  • Robin Harris was appointed to the Women's Center Planning Committee by Vice Provost Mordean Taylor-Archer. The group is charged with developing a vision for the Women's Center as it enters its third decade. She was also named Co-Chair of the 2012 Kentucky Women's Book Festival Planning Committee.
  • Jim Jones spoke about “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” to the Psychopathology class at the Kent School of Social Work on July 13 and also to the Interventions in Mental Health class, which is part of Brown Mackie College's Occupational Therapy Assistant Program on July 21.
  • Ariana Levinson was quoted in a Business First article, "Amid Louisville expansion, Ford begins contract talks with UAW," on July 29. She served as a moderator and discussant in a SEALS group entitled "Should Employment Claims Continue to Be Arbitrated?" at the annual meeting in Hilton Head, S. Carolina on July 29. Her paper, "Workplace Privacy and Monitoring: the Quest for Balanced Interests", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for LSN: Labor & Employment Law , LSN: Legal Information & the Justice System , LSN: Legislation and MRN Professional & Practitioner Paper Series ejournals.
  • Kurt Metzmeier co-presented, "Old into New: Collaborative Law Library Digital Collections" at the AALL annual conference in Philadelphia, PA on July 24. His article, "Legal Research: Toys in the Attic," was published in the July issue of the LBA's Bar Briefs.
  • Jerome Neukirch's art was featured as part of Jeff Gaither's "Frequent Mutations" exhibit at the Tim Faulkner Gallery.
  • Tracey Roberts has been invited by Professor Tony Arnold to join the Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility at the University of Louisville. In connection with the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU Law School, she and three law students, Brian Esser, Jackie Clouse and Diane Hall, have developed an Energy Industry Tax Break Wiki to collect and aggregate information on tax subsidies for the energy industry so that policy makers, opinion leaders and the public will have accessible information on how the tax system affects energy choices, and ultimately land use, human health and the environment. This project will now become a joint project of the Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility and the Institute for Policy Integrity.
  • Laura Rothstein's article, "A Fifty Year Retrospective of Women in the Legal Profession," was published in the July issue of the LBA's Bar Briefs.
  • Russ Weaver gave a speech entitled, "The First Amendment and the Justifications for According Speech a Preferred Place," at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Meeting in Hilton Head Island, S. Carolina on July 25. First Amendment: Cases, Materials and Problems, which he co-authored, was recently published by LexisNexis.

 

June 2011

  • Tony Arnold's term as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Faculty Development ended on June 30. He will return to full-time teaching and scholarship.
  • Kathy Bean's term as Associate Dean for Student Affairs ended on June 30. She will return to full-time teaching and scholarship.
  • Jim Chen's column, "So You Want to Go to Law School", was published in the June 2011 issue of Bar Briefs.
  • Linda Ewald was awarded the President's Service Award at the KBA Annual Convention in Lexington in June.
  • Judy Fischer spoke on "Legal Analysis and Writing" at the LBA's Summer Law Institute that was held June 13-18. Her article, "Incivility in Lawyers’ Writing: Judicial Handling of Rambo Run Amok," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for the Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility eJournal.
  • Grace Giesel presented a CLE entitled "Professional Responsibility Issues" at the 2011 Kentucky Agency Seminar for Old Republic Title Company on June 7. On June 17, she was a panelist on a CLE program at the Kentucky Bar Association annual convention entitled "Ethics Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Rules of Professional Conduct".
  • Ariana Levinson participated in the "Objection! Evidentiary Issues in Employment Litigation - A Live Skills Workshop" panel at the 28th Annual Carl A. Warns, Jr. Labor & Employment Law Institute on June 23.
  • Sam Marcosson was quoted in an article, "Supreme Court Rules for Kentucky Man, With Caveat," by Gabe Bullard at WFPL News on June 27.
  • Virginia Mattingly co-presented "Hot Off the Presses: Breathing Life Into your Newsletter and Online Presence" at the Special Libraries Association conference on June 14. She edited and published Volume 28, Issue 1 & 2 of b/ITe.
  • Cedric Powell presented the gavels and awards at the 2011 BLSA Convocation on May 13.
  • Tracey Roberts presented "A Functional Framework for Examining Private Governance Institutions" at the Law and Society Association Meeting in San Francisco on June 4. She also presented "Agriculture and Climate Change: Causes and Consequences" at a CLE on June 8 for the Environmental Law Section of Louisville Bar Association. On June 13-17, she organized a "flash firm" of law students to develop a wiki on fossil fuel tax subsidies in conjunction with NYU's Center for Policy Integrity and the Environmental Defense Fund. She attended a Climate Law Conference, "Future Prospects for Climate Finance and the Carbon Market: A Legal Perspective," at King’s College in London, England on June 23 and made a presentation at a meeting of the Society for Environmental Law and Economics in Amsterdam on June 24-25.
  • Lars Smith lectured at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, China.
  • Barbara Thompson was presented with the BLSA Special Recognition Award at the convocation on May 13.
  • Russ Weaver conducted a Remedies Discussion Forum in Aix-en-Provnce, France on June 8-9 and a Privacy Discussion Forum on June 23-24 in Mainz, Germany.

 

May 2011

  • Tony Arnold was awarded a summer research grant for his article, "Time and Rationality in Takings Law". He spoke about "Wet Growth" at the Louisville Sierra Club meeting on May 17.
  • Nancy Baker volunteered at the Kentucky Women's Book Festival on May 21. She also relocated to a new semi-enclosed office in the law library.
  • Simone Beach attended Grace Giesel's CLE presentation at the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County on May 12.
  • Angela Beverly attended the NKY NAACP Lawyers Luncheon on May 18.
  • Scott Campbell's scholarship was cited in an article, "Brandeis, the rapture & Christian Zionism," that was published in the Courier-Journal on May 28 (B3).His article, "A Guide to the Publications of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission," was published in Volume 75 of Kentucky Libraries.
  • Judy Fischer gave a CLE presentation on Legal Writing at the Kentucky Association of Administrative Adjudicators in Frankfort. Her article, "Incivility in Lawyers' Writing: Judicial Handling of Rambo Run Amok," was published in volume 50 of the Washburn Law Journal.
  • Grace Giesel presented two CLE programs in May: "Recent Developments in Professional Responsibility" for the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County on May 12 and for the Louisville Bar Association on May 17. Her recent article, "End the Experiment: the Attorney-Client Privilege Should Not Protect Communications in the Allied Lawyer Setting," has been accepted for publication by the Marquette Law Review.
  • Brandon Hamilon attended the NKY NAACP Lawyers Luncheon on May 18.
  • Robin Harris served on the planning committee for the Kentucky Women's Book Festival that was held on May 21. She was quoted in an article, "Annual festival to connect authors to readers, would-be authors", published in UofL Today on May 3. She edited the Spring 2011 issue of Kentucky Libraries (Vol 75, No 2).
  • Jim Jones was invited to join the Board of Advisors for the newly formed Mental Health Law & Policy Journal.
  • The Law Library's carpet was replaced with shiny new tile in the work area behind the Circulation/Reference Desk.
  • David Leibson was one of the professors chosen by the student body to hood the graduates on May 14, but was unable to attend.
  • Ariana Levinson's was awarded a summer research grant for her article, "What Arbitration Cases Tell Us About Union Waivers of Employees’ Statutory Rights". Her paper, "Toward a Cohesive Interpretation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act for the Electronic Monitoring of Employees", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten downloads for the ERN: Technology and LSN: Employment Statutes lists.
  • Virginia Mattingly was appointed as the Information Technology Division's liaison to the Special Libraries Association's Technical Standards Committee. Her column, "Internet Reviews: HootSuite" was published in Volume 75 of Kentucky Libraries. She served on the planning committee for the Kentucky Women's Book Festival that was held on May 21 and volunteered at the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair on May 1.
  • Luke Milligan was awarded a summer research grant for his article, "Quon's Disease: Denial, Treatment, and Care". He was one of the professors chosen by the student body to hood the graduates on May 14.
  • Cedric Powell was one of the professors chosen by the student body to hood the graduates on May 14.
  • Tracey Roberts was awarded a summer research grant for her article, "Voluntary Standards, Certification, and Labeling Systems: Enhancing Efficiency Through Trade of Entitlements". She's been invited to work with the Center for Policy Integrity of New York University and the Environmental Defense Fund to develop a wiki identifying tax subsidies directed toward the fossil fuel industries. Her paper, "Voluntary Standards, Certification and Labeling Institutions: Enhancing Efficiency through Trade of Entitlements," has been accepted for presentation at the Global Conference for Environmental Taxation in Madrid, Spain. On May 22 she completed the 2010-2011 Landmark Power and Contribution Course. She also attended the BLSA Convocation and the Central High School Celebratory Pancake Luncheon on May 13 and presented the Harvard Prize Book Award at Atherton High School on May 11.
  • Laura Rothstein presented "Current Trends in Disability Law on Campus - Focus on Mental Health Issues" at the 2011 KY AHEAD Conference on May 19. She was one of the professors chosen by the student body to hood the graduates on May 14.
  • Shelley Santry attended a program presented by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence to begin a Lethality Assessment Program for First Responders here in Louisville on May 12. The Program invited Judges, local law enforcement, prosecutors, Center for Women and Families and the UL Law Clinic. On May 17-18, she attended a two-day conference with every Family Court Judge in Kentucky to review the Family Court Rules of Procedure & Practice as part of her ongoing research and writing collaboration with the UofL Kent School of Social Work.
  • Lars Smith lectured at United International College in Zhuhai, China on Intellectual Property and US Foreign Policy and Intellectual Property and US/China Relations on April 14. On April 24, he gave a presentation entitled "Copyright and Unfair Competition" at the Fourth Annual Nanhu Forum on Intellectual Property, in Wuhan, China. On April 25, he lectured at Wuhan University in Wuhan, China, on International Intellectual Property. On May 31, he gave a presentation entitled "Liability in the Cloud: IP Issues with Cloud Computing" at the Third Annual Conference on Innovation and Communication Law at Melbourne Business School, in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Manning Warren was quoted in, "Yahoo battle with China's Alibaba intensifies", at Reuters on May 13.
  • Russ Weaver was interviewed for a report, "2 Iraqi nationals indicted on terrorism charges in Kentucky," at Wave3 News on May 31. He presented, "Excès et Nouvelles technologies de la Communication," at the L'exces L'hypermodernite au Prisme du Droit et des Science de la Societe on May 20. His article, "Brandenburg and Incitement in a Digital Era," was published in the Summer 2011 issue of the Mississippi Law Journal. He also participated in a SEALS Board of Trustees retreat.
  • Matt Williams is the new Director of Major Gifts, beginning May 1.

 

April 2011

  • Les Abramson was quoted in a article, "Should the Prop 8 Decision Be Overturned Because the Judge Is Gay?," at Time.com on April 26.
  • Tony Arnold spoke on "Fair and Healthy Land Use: Environmental Justice, Planning, and the Sustainable City" at Chicago-Kent College of Law on April 19. He has been selected as the Chair of the Advisory Board for the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Nancy Baker served on the planning committee for the 2011 Women of Color Transformation Tea that was held April 12.
  • Kimberly Ballard judged the semi-final round of the First Year Oral Advocacy Competition on April 8.
  • Linda Barris evaluated essays for the Justice McAnulty competition.
  • Simone Beach attended the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' annual family law seminar at the Louisville Bar Association on April 28 and 29. Last month, she attended an open discussion of Family Court Practices and Procedures and the proposed rule changes submitted to the Supreme Court of Kentucky.
  • Kathy Bean evaluated essays for the Justice McAnulty competition.
  • Michael ben-Avraham performed Vivaldi's Gloria and Credo with the Indiana University Concert and Community Chorus on April 3. He sang a Sephartic setting of Ma Nishtanah, the Four Questions, a part of the Jewish Passover liturgy, during the Sunday morning Celebration of Life on April 17.
  • Tom Blackburn was recognized at a banquet hosted by the Provost for 35 years of service to UofL on April 7.
  • Margaret Bratcher was recognized at a luncheon hosted by the Dean for 15 years of service.
  • John Cross presented his research at a faculty workshop on April 15.
  • Jodi Duce completed the KY Derby Festival miniMarathon on April 30.
  • Susan Duncan evaluated essays for the Justice McAnulty competition.
  • Linda Ewald was recognized at a banquet hosted by the Provost for 35 years of service to UofL on April 7.
  • Judy Fischer presented on the topic of legal writing at a Kentucky Adjudicators' Training Session in Frankfort on April 28. Her article, "Abraham Lincoln as a Legal Writer," was recently published in the Nevada Law Journal. She also evaluated essays for the Justice McAnulty competition.
  • Tom FitzGerald, adjunct professor of environmental law and energy law, was recognized at a banquet hosted by the Provost for 25 years of service to UofL on April 7.
  • Grace Giesel was the Edward A. Rothschild Memorial Lecturer at the 14th annual Estate Planning Institute on April 22. Her article, "End the Experiment: The Attorney-Client Privilege Should Not Protect Communications in the Allied Lawyer Setting," has been accepted for publication in Marquette Law Review.
  • Brandon Hamilton photographed the Honors and Awards Ceremony on April 1.
  • Beth Haendiges began working in the law library on April 29 where she will assist with the digital archives.
  • Jim Jones was recognized at a banquet hosted by the Provost for 25 years of service to UofL on April 7. He spoke to the Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Class at Bellarmine University's Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences about “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” on April 4. He also spoke to the joint meeting of Psychosocial Health Conditions class at the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy and to the Abnormal Psychology Class at the School of Professional Psychology at Spalding University on April 21. Two photos of him dressed in a uniform of a Civil War First Lieutenant while chatting wtih visitors at the Padgett Museum appeared in The Courier-Journal on April 16.
  • Ariana Levinson spoke with Professor Frank Kuzmit's Employment Discrimination class about current employment law issues on April 14. She also evaluated essays for the Justice McAnulty competition.
  • Sam Marcosson is quoted in an article, "Seminary professors' tenure eyed by Kentucky appeals court", that was published in the Courier-Journal April 3. He judged the semi-final round of the First Year Oral Advocacy Competition on April 8. He also coordinated the Marshall Brennan program and coached the Central High School students that won the Moot Court Competition held in Philadelphia April 2-3.
  • Virginia Mattingly moderated four sessions at the Joint Spring Conference at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park on April 13-15. She served on the planning committee for the 2011 Women of Color Transformation Tea that was held April 12. She also received a Faculty Professional Development Small Grant to attend the annual Special Libraries Association conference in June. On April 30, she completed the KY Derby Festival miniMarathon.
  • Luke Milligan presented his research on "Fourth Amendment Pragmatism" at a faculty workshop on April 1 and moderated the Federalist Society's panel on immigration reform on April 6.
  • Janissa Moore was recognized at a luncheon hosted by the Dean for 15 years of service.
  • Richard Nowka judged the semi-final round of the First Year Oral Advocacy Competition on April 8.
  • Cedric Powell is the Faculty Liaison for the Signature Partnership with Central High School.
  • Tracey Roberts participated in and became a graduate of Focus Louisville in April 14-16.
  • Shelley Santry attended an open discussion of Family Court Practices and Procedures and the proposed rule changes submitted to the Supreme Court of Kentucky last month.
  • Barbara Thompson was presented with an Unsung Shero Award at the 2011 Women of Color Transformation Tea on April 12.
  • Joe Tomain presented, "The Grateful Dead and Legal Scholarship: Dizzy with Possibilities", at the Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture & American Culture Association in San Antonio, Texas on April 20. He judged the semi-final round of the First Year Oral Advocacy Competition on April 8.
  • Enid Trucios-Haynes evaluated essays for the Justice McAnulty competition.
  • Kathy Urbach is the Street Law coordinator for the Central High School Partnership.
  • Russ Weaver was named the U.S. coordinator for a joint U.S. French research project and symposium entitled, "U.S. Law in Contemporary French Legal Culture (Americanophilia and Americanophobia)". He presented, "The Criminal Law & Freedom of Expression", at the Texas Tech Law Review symposium on April 8 and "WikiLeaks and Government Accountability" at the Mainz Media Institute's annual Media Law Symposium on April 28. His new West "interactive" casebook, Criminal Law: A Contemporary Approach, was published.
  • Miriam Williams was recognized at a luncheon hosted by the Dean for 35 years of service.

 

March 2011

  • Linda Barris, Visiting Professor, received an offer from Florida Coastal Law School.She evaluated essays submitted by Central High School students.
  • Simone Beach participated in Dean Urbach's "Rock Star" panel about public service careers on March 8.
  • Kathy Bean and Becky Wenning hosted a Mardi Gras party on March 8. Kathy also evaluated essays submitted by Central High School students.
  • Angela Beverly assisted with the Admitted Students Day and Harlan Scholar candidates' visit on March 5.
  • Jim Chen was profiled for UofL's Today "In Person" column on March 23.
  • John Cross's article "Property Rights and Traditional Knowledge" appeared in South Africa's Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 1 2010 (13). During spring break, he taught a class on United States Intellectual Property Law at the University of Turku, Finland. He also coached the team that competed at the Trademark Moot Court Competition at Oxford University in England March 18-20. He's been invited to present papers at the 2011 Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (Melbourne, Australia—May) and the 2011 Annual Congress of the Association for Teachers and Researchers in Intellectual Property (Singapore—July).
  • Jodi Duce participated in the Rodes City Run 10K on March 12 and the Papa John’s 10 Miler on March 26, thereby completing the Louisville Triple Crown.
  • Susan Duncan's research is cited in an article, "States Struggle With Minors’ Sexting," that appeared in The New York Times on March 26. She received a positive tenure vote from the law faculty in January. She interviewed Harlan Scholar candidates on March 5 and evaluated essays submitted by Central High School students.
  • Josh Edlin accepted a Web Applications Developer position at Smoothstone IP Communications in Louisville beginning April 4.
  • Judy Fischer became a Contributing Editor of the Legal Writing Prof Blog, a member of the Law Professor Blogs Network in January. She also evaluated essays submitted by Central High School students this month.
  • Bethanni Forbush-Moss, a part-time attorney, began her employment at the Law Clinic on February 1. Bethanni will focus on custody cases for unmarried low income victims of domestic violence in the Law Clinic.
  • Brandon Hamilton conducted the Admitted Students Day and Harlan Scholar candidates' visit on March 5.
  • Robin Harris interviewed Harlan Scholar candidates on March 5.
  • Jim Jones marched with the 9th Michigan Infantry Regiment's Color Guard in the "Hooley in the Highlands" St. Patrick's Parade on March 12. He presented “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” to the Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Class at Bellarmine University's Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences on March 29.
  • Ariana Levinson presented "Toward a Cohesive Interpretation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (EPCA) for the Electronic Monitoring of Employees" at a faculty workshop on March 25. Her paper has been accepted for Volume 114 of the West Virginia Law Review. She coached and traveled with the Wagner Moot Court Team that competed at New York Law School on March 17-18. On March 31, she presented the Littler Mendelson Employment and Labor Law Lecture at Cleveland-Marshall. She also interviewed Harlan Scholar candidates on March 5 and evaluated essays submitted by Central High School students.
  • Sam Marcosson interviewed Harlan Scholar candidates on March 5.
  • Virginia Mattingly interviewed Harlan Scholar candidates on March 5. Her photo of the law library's exterior has been accepted for publication in the "Views from You” feature of AALL Spectrum's February 2012 issue. She's the new official tweeter for the Save the Hogan's Fountain Pavilion grassroots initiative @SaveTheTeepee. She also completed the Papa John’s 10 Miler on March 26 in about 2 hours.
  • Kurt Metzmeier was elected to another term as Law School representative on the Faculty Senate.
  • Bob Micou has accepted the Senior Fundraiser position for the National Foundation to Support Cell Transplant Research (NCFTR).
  • Luke Milligan was elected to a second three-year term on the Graduate Council. He interviewed Harlan Scholar candidates on March 5.
  • Cedric Powell interviewed Harlan Scholar candidates on March 5.
  • Tracey Roberts presented "Voluntary Standards, Certification and Labeling Institutions: Enhancing Efficiency Through Trade of Entitlements" at the Association for Law, Property and Society at the Georgetown Law Center in Washington, DC on March 5. Her article, "Innovations in Governance: A Functional Typology of Private Governance Institutions has been accepted for publication in the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum in the fall of 2011.
  • Laura Rothstein gave a talk for the Woman Lawyers Association about the Central High School Partnership in March. Those attending the event contributed about $400 towards the Summer Law Institute scholarships and the Marshall Brennan moot court team. She interviewed Harlan Scholar candidates on March 5.
  • Shelley Santry's article, "Can You Find Me Now? Amanda's Bill: A Case Study in the Use of GPS in Tracking Pretrial Domestic Violence Offenders", was accepted for publication by the Quinnipiac Law Review. She participated in Dean Urbach's "Rock Star" panel about working in public service on March 8.
  • Joe Tomain, Visiting Professor, received an offer from Florida Coastal Law School.
  • Enid Trucios-Haynes is profiled in the annual lawyers issue of Louisville magazine (p. 68, March 2011).
  • Kathy Urbach was interviewed for an article, "Summer associate programs still used by most law firms to recruit new attorneys", published in Business First on March 18.
  • Manning Warren coached the moot court team and traveled with them to New York for the 36th Annual Securities Law Moot Court Competition on March 25-26.
  • Russ Weaver presented "From Gutenberg to the Internet: Free Speech, Advancing Technology, and the Implications for Democracy" at a faculty workshop on March 8, at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey on March 29 and also at the University of Sydney as part of his Parsons Fellowship. He presented "Speech Repression" to the Istanbul Bar Association on March 29 as well.

February 2011

  • Les Abramson was a panelist at the ABA Law School Division regional meeting at UofL on February 27.
  • Tony Arnold volunteered as a witness at the National Trial Competition.
  • Kimberly Ballard chaired the planning committee for the National Trial Competition that was held February 18-19.
  • Linda Barris volunteered as a witness at the National Trial Competition.
  • Jessica Campbell volunteered as a witness at the National Trial Competition.
  • Jim Chen was quoted in a Bloomberg Businessweek article, "Obama's Health-Care Overhaul May Hinge on a 1942 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling," on February 2. His column, "Reforming the Kentucky Bar Exam," was published in the February issue of the LBA's Louisville Bar Briefs.
  • Jodi Duce participated in the Anthem 5K Fitness Classic on February 26.
  • Susan Duncan's paper, "Best Dressed Briefs: Why Appearance Matters," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten List for the Legal Writing eJournal, the Law & Society: The Legal Profession eJournal and LSN: Law Firms/Legal Practice. Her paper, "The New Accreditation Standards are Coming to a Law School Near You – What You Need to Know About Learning Outcomes & Assessment", is featured in the February 2011 issue of our SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • David Ensign's column, "Copyright Corner: Righthaven", was published in Volume 75, Number 1 of Kentucky Libraries.
  • Grace Giesel presented "Ethics: Representing Public Entities and Individual Public Officials/ Employees" at the Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys Winter Meeting on February 4. Her paper, "Upjohn Warnings, the Attorney-Client Privilege, and Principles of Lawyer Ethics: Achieving Harmony", is featured in the February 2011 issue of our SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • Brandon Hamilton participated in the Attorney Bowl for Kids' Sake on February 23.
  • Robin Harris edited the Winter 2011 issue of Kentucky Libraries (Vol 75, No 1).
  • Will Hilyerd's paper, "Hi Superman, I'm a Lawyer: A Guide to Attorneys (& Other Legal Professionals) Portrayed in American Comic Books: 1910-2007", is featured in the February 2011 issue of our SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • Jim Jones presented “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” to UofL's Psychiatric Nursing Class at the School of Nursing on February 2, to the Psychopathology Class at the Kent School of Social Work on February 3, and also to the Nursing 206 Class at Jefferson Community & Technical College on February 15.
  • Ariana Levinson served on a panel and presented, “Toward a Cohesive Interpretation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act for Electronic Monitoring of Employees,” at the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic’s Privacy Scholars Series Workshop at Berkeley Law School in February. Her paper, "Legal Ethics in the Employment Law Context: Who is the Client?", is featured in the February 2011 issue of our SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • Virginia Mattingly volunteered at Wayside Christian Mission with Women 4 Women's Student Chapter on February 12. She ran in the Anthem 5K Fitness Classic on February 26, the Snowman Shuffle 4Miler on February 12 and placed 8th in her age group at the Reindeer Romp 4k on February 5.
  • Lisa Nicholson participated in the Attorney Bowl for Kids' Sake on February 23.
  • Marilyn Peters participated in the Attorney Bowl for Kids' Sake on February 23.
  • Debra Reh volunteered as a witness at the National Trial Competition.
  • Tracey Roberts presented "Greenhouse Gas Regulation, the Clean Air Act and Congressional Proposals" before the Department of Geography and Geosciences at the University of Louisville on February 16. She has received a sponsorship from the Provost's office to participate in Focus Louisville in April.
  • Laura Rothstein received the William A. Kaplin Award given by the Stetson University School of Law Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law & Policy at the Stetson Law School National Conference on Law & Higher Education on February 6. She presented the conferene's spotlight session, "Telescopes, Microscopes, and Crystal Balls -- How Individuals in Higher Education Can and Should Inform Policymakers on Issues of Disability Discrimination" and served as a panelist at two sesions: "Students with Disabilities in Higher Education" and "Faculty with Disabilities in Higher Education."
  • Shelley Santry was honored as a "2011 Woman of Distinction" by the Center for Women and Families at a ceremony held on February 23. She was interviewed by Cindy Sullivan about the award and the law clinic on Wave 3 TV on February 16.
  • Lars Smith is blogging and tweeting about his experiences in China @LarsSSmith.
  • Charlene Taylor was honored at the LBA's Black History Month Program & Reception
    on February 24 for her many years of dedicated service in the Office of Admissions at the Brandeis School of Law.
  • Kathy Urbach volunteered as a witness at the National Trial Competition.
  • Russ Weaver was appointed as an "Invited Professor" at the University of Montpellier Faculty of Law for the month of February where he presented "From Gutenberg to the Internet: Free Speech, Advancing Technology and the Implications for Democracy" on February 3 and "Administrative Agencies and Political Accountability" on February 4. He was interviewed by WKU Public Radio on February 17 regarding a state legislature's authority to nullify federal statutes. On February 18, he gave a speech entitled "Defamation and Civility" at the Charlottee Law Review symposium. He presented, "Restitution and the BP Oil Spill," at Washington and Lee University School of Law's Law Review Symposium - Restitution Rollout: The Restatement (Third) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment on February 25. He and Francois Lichere co-edited and co-wrote the introduction to Remedies and Economics that was published by University Aix-Marseille III Press. The second edition of Constitutional Law: Cases, Materials & Problems (Aspen) and the second edition of Inside Criminal Law: What Matters and Why (Wolters Kluwer) were published this month.
  • Becky Wenning served on the National Trial Competition planning committee.
  • Becky Wimberg volunteered as a witness at the National Trial Competition.

January 2011

  • Les Abramson served on a Litigation Section panel at AALS on the topic of "Current Issues in Judicial Disqualification" on January 7. He also led a discussion about "Birthright Citizenship under the Fourteenth Amendment" for the Highland Mothers' Club at the Douglass Blvd. Christian Church.
  • Tony Arnold is publishing both an article and an essay in a symposium issue of the Environmental and Energy Law and Policy Journal arising from a symposium he organized at the University of Houston on climate change, water, and adaptive law. The article is entitled, "Adaptive Watershed Planning and Climate Change," and the essay is entitled "Law's Adaptive Capacity and Climate Change's Impacts on Water."
  • Michael ben-Avraham is rehearsing works by Antonio Vivaldi with the Indiana University Southeast Community Chorus. Among the works to be performed is the Gloria, RV 588. This is one of three settings that Vivaldi is known to have composed for the Gloria text. The only other setting to survive is the more familiar RV 589. The concert will be performed at IUS on 3 April 2011 at 3:00 PM.
  • Jim Chen spoke at "A Worldwide Response: an Examination of International Law Frameworks in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters" presented by the Emory International Law Review and Emory's Center for International and Comparative Law in Atlanta on January 27.
  • Susan Duncan's article, "Best Dressed Briefs: Why Appearance Matters," was published in the 2011 issue of the KBA's Bench & Bar.
  • Linda Ewald was awarded the Judge Benjamin Shobe Professionalism and Civility Award, presented by the Brandeis Inn of Court and the Louisville Bar Association at the LBA Annual Dinner on January 20.
  • Judy Fischer presented a poster titled, "Got Issues?", at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco January 5-8.
  • Grace Giesel has been named to the Merit Selection Panel for the selection of a Bankruptcy judge for the Western District of Kentucky.
  • Brandon Hamilton has been asked to present at the 2011 National Law School Admission Council conference in June. This past October, he served on the diversity panel at the Law School Admission Council's New York Law School Forum. In November, he presented at the National Association of Pre Law Advisors conference on “Alternative Paths to Law School". He, along with Sam Marcosson and several law students, are featured in the new Law School Admission Council LGBT videos.
  • Jim Jones spoke on “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” at the Intervention in Mental Health Class, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, Brown Mackie College, on January 25.
  • Virginia Mattingly is the new Editor of b/ITe, a quarterly publication of the Special Library Association's Information Technology division. She's been invited to serve on a panel at the annual SLA Conference in June.
  • Luke Milligan and Cedric Powell were featured in an article, "Debate league shows Manual students all sides", that appeared in the Courier-Journal's Features section on January 23 about an informational session they presented on January 10.
  • Debra Reh's article, "The Other 90 Percent", was published in the January edition of NALPnow!, a publication of The Association for Legal Career Professionals.
  • Laura Rothstein spoke about "Disability and Tort Law" for the Remedies Section at the 2011 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco on January 7.
  • Shelley Santry and the Louisville Law Clinic's success were featured in an article, "Louisville law students gain experience, help underserved through free clinic", that appeared on the Courier-Journal's front page on January 23.
  • JoAnne Sweeny is the newest addition to the law school's faculty. She will begin teaching classes in the Fall 2011 semester.
  • Vickie Tencer assumed responsibility on a prospective basis for events management at the Law School.
  • Joseph Tomain's arcile, "Cyberspace Is Outside the Schoolhouse Gate: Offensive, Online Student Speech Receives First Amendment Protection," was published in volume 59 Drake Law Review 97 (2010).
  • Enid Trucios-Haynes moderated the UofL Yearlings Club Series program, "Immigration Rights and Reform", on January 9.
  • Russ Weaver published a collection of essays with Professor Francois Lichere entitled Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments (U. Aix-Marseille III Press). "Brandenburg & Incitement in a Digital Era" was published in the Mississippi Law Journal as part of the Criminal Procedure Discussion Forum. His James Otis Lecture, "Fourth Amendment, Privacy and Advancing Technology", was also published in the Mississippi Law Journal. He was quoted in, "Are we serious about civility?," in the Courier-Journal on January 25.

December 2010

  • Tony Arnold recently co-authored the sixth edition of Rabin, Kwall, Kwall, & Arnold, Fundamentals of Modern Property Law, forthcoming in 2011. He is publishing an article "Fourth-Generation Environmental Law: Integrationist and Multimodal" in the William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review and another article, "Legal Castles in the Sand: The Evolution of Property Law, Culture, and Ecology in Coastal Lands," in a forthcoming symposium issue of the Syracuse Law Review on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Stop the Beach Renourishment case on judicial takings.
  • Michael Ben-Avraham performed a dramatic reading of "A Child's Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas at two separate holiday parties.
  • Scott Campbell, Jodi Duce and Robin Harris contributed content to the Winter 2010 edition of The Owl.
  • Susan Duncan's paper, "College Bullies – Precursors to Campus Violence: What Should Universities and College Administrators Know About the Law?" was featured in the December 2010 issue of our SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • Robin Harris performed with the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra on Red Barn Radio at Arts Place in downtown Lexington on November 10 and also at their Holiday Concert on December 5 at St. Francis of Assisi.
  • Will Hilyerd's son, Eric Jacob, was born December 4, 2010.
  • Ariana Levinson's paper, "What Hath the Twenty First Century Wrought? Issues in the Workplace Arising from New Technologies and How Arbitrators are Dealing with Them" was featured in the December 2010 issue of our SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • Luke Milligan's paper, "Congressional End-Run: The Ignored Constraint on Judicial Review" was featured in the December 2010 issue of our SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • Ed Render was re-elected as the law school's representative for the Faculty Grievance Committee.
  • Tracey Roberts' paper, "Innovations in Governance: A Functional Typology of Private Governance Institutions", has been accepted for presentation at the 2011 Meeting of the Society for Environmental Law and Economics, June 24 & 25, 2011 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her paper, "Mitigating the Distributional Impacts of Climate Change Policy" was featured in the December 2010 issue of our SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • Laura Rothstein gave a presentation on the Central High School partnership at the Southeast Association of Colleges conference in Louisville on December 6.
  • Shelley Santry was named a "2011 Woman of Distinction" by the Center for Women and Families. The annual celebration will be held February 23. She attended the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education in Chicago on November 5-7 and also attended a 4 day training in Colorado at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) from December 7-10.
  • Kathy Urbach served as a personal shopper for the law school's Angel Tree donations.
  • Marcus Walker joined the law library's staff on November 1.
  • Manning Warren was re-elected as the alternate for the law school's representative for the Faculty Grievance Committee.
  • Russ Weaver conducted the Constitutional Law Discussion Forum that was held at the law school December 15-16. He published Introduction: Remedies Discussion Forum and Freedom of Speech, Democracy and Enforcement of Defamation Judgments, Presses Universitaires d'Aix-Marseille (2010). He gave a speech on "Constitutionality and Administrative Law" at the U. Aix-Marseille III (Aix, France) on December 6. He was interviewed by the Courier-Journal for an article, "Senate GOP proposes 21st century bill of rights", that was published on December 30 and was also interviewed by WHAS11 for a story about Wikileaks and national security.
  • Many thanks to Nancy Baker, Angela Beverly, Peggy Bratcher, Ariana Levinson, Virginia Mattingly, Janissa Moore, Marilyn Peters, Debra Reh, Laura Rothstein, Rita Siegwald, Janet Sullivan, Vickie Tencer, Barbara Thompson, Kathy Urbach, Becky Wenning, and Becky Wimberg for providing a Treat of the Day to benefit the law school's holiday fundraiser.

 

November 2010

  • Les Abramson presented two West LegalEdcenter live webcasts: "Ethical Issues for New Judges: The Transition to the Bench" on November 17 and "Ethical Issues for New Judges: Disqualification" on November 18.
  • Tony Arnold coached the law school's Negotiation Team that competed in the American Bar Association's Negotiation Competition in Detroit on November 13-14. He recently co-authored the sixth edition of Rabin, Kwall, Kwall, & Arnold, Fundamentals of Modern Property Law, forthcoming in 2011.
  • Simone Beach coordinated and hosted the Kentucky Mock Trial Competition that was held at the Hall of Justice on November 13 and 14. She also attended the LBA's CLE program on the new Family Court Rules effective January 1, on November 19.
  • Jim Chen has been elected as a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. On November 5, he presented Disaster and Its Dimensions: Legal Responses to Distortions in Time and Space at the Florida Coastal School of Law's Twelfth Annual Northeast Florida Environmental Summit in Jacksonville, Florida; on October 20, he presented The Inner Workings of the Supreme Court at The Lawyers’ Club in Louisville; and on October 22, he presented Biolaw String Theory at the University of Kansas School of Law's Biolaw 4.0: Law at the Frontiers of Biology in Lawrence, Kansas. His article, "The University of Louisville's 2010 Law Alumni Awards", was published in the November 2010 issue of Bar Briefs.
  • John Cross presented "The Role of State Law in Trademark" at the University of Louisville Law Review's Symposium on Intellectual Property Law on November 5. He gave a distinguished invited lecture on "Negative Information and Intellectual Property" at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 21. On September 28, he spoke at the University of Dayton's annual Intellectual Property Scholars Endowed lecture on ways to retool the federal trademark laws.
  • Susan Duncan presented the Dr. Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Gender Equity Award at the Eigth Annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton Awards Luncheon on November 11.On November 17, she spoke to 45 employees on "Communicating with Impact" at a Professional Development Seminar at Mercer.Her paper, "College Bullies – Precursors to Campus Violence: What Should Universities and College Administrators Know About the Law?", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download lists for Education Law and Public Health Law & Policy eJournals.
  • Grace Giesel's article, "Upjohn Warnings, the Attorney-Client Privilege, and Principles of Lawyer Ethics: Achieving Harmony," was published in volume 65 of the University of Miami Law Review.
  • Will Hilyerd's article, "Hi Superman, I'm a Lawyer: A Guide to Attorneys (& Other Legal Professionals) Portrayed in American Comic Books: 1910-2007", was cited in the Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog post, "Superheroes in Court: Acknowledgments", on October 9.
  • Jim Jones attended a reunion on November 5-6 recognizing the Honorable Gerald Bard Tjoflat, Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, for whom he clerked in 1979-80, upon the 40th anniversary of his serving on the federal bench. He presented “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” at the Joint meeting of the Psychology Club and Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology at Indiana University Southeast on November 10, to the Pediatric Primary Healthcare graduate nurse practitioner class at Bellarmine University's Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences on November 22, and again to the Neuropsychological Nursing Class at IUSE's School of Nursing on November 30.
  • Ariana Levinson moderated a panel entitled, "The Art of ADR Advocacy and When to Ignore Your Basic Skills", at the 4th Annual ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference on November 4. She coached the Arbitration Moot Court Team that represented the law school at the American Bar Association's Regional Arbitration Competition at NKU Chase College of Law on November 13-14. On November 19, she presented her article, "What Hath the Twenty First Century Wrought? Issues in the Workplace Arising from New Technologies and How Arbitrators Are Dealing with Them", at the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service Arbitrators' Symposium at Chicago-Kent College of Law. She and Virginia Mattingly were featured in a video for the 'We Care' Award Winners on UofL's homepage November 2.
  • Kurt Metzmeier's article, "Playing by Kentucky Rules: Researching the Kentucky Rules of Evidence", was published in the October 2010 issue of Bar Briefs.
  • Luke Milligan's article, "Congressional End-Run: The Ignored Constraint on Judicial Review," (forthcoming in the Georgia Law Review) was featured this month at Legal Theory Blog and has also been listed on a series of SSRN Top 10 lists.
  • Cedric Powell was reappointed by Mayor Abramson and confirmed by Metro Council for another term on TARC Board. He gave the keynote address, "The Justice as Referee: Balls, Strikes, and the Fallacy of Neutrality", at Bellarmine University for Constitution Day. He also spoke at the Fall 2010 Inaugural Critical Legal Studies Conference, "Harvesting New Conceptions of Equality: Opportunity, Results, and Neutrality," at the University of Idaho School of Law.
  • Tracey Roberts presented her paper, "Innovations in Governance: A Functional Typology of Private Governance Institutions," at the Vermont Law School Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship October 21-22. It's been listed on SSRN's Top Ten download lists for Environmental Law & Policy, Environmental & Natural Resources Law, International Environmental Law, New Institutional Economics, and the the Economic Research Network's Firm Behavior; Transaction Costs; PropertyRights, Information & Transaction Costs, Innovation, Internal & External Contracting & Transaction Costs, Other Organizations & Markets: Structures & Processes in Organizations eJournals. Her paper is being used by Professor Andrew Long for his International Environmental Law course at Florida Coastal Law School. Along with the Faculty and Friends group, she's organizing Heroes at Home, a WWII theme benefit for returning veterans that will take place at Bowman Airfield on December 4. See "Group invites people to 'jitterbug for a just cause" in UoL Today (November 18) for details about the event.
  • Lars Smith presented "Remedies Under the Lanham Act: Is an Update Needed?" at the University of Louisville Law Review's Symposium on Intellectual Property Law on November 5.
  • Joseph Tomain presented "First Amendment, Forth Estate, & Hot News: Unfair Competition Is Not a Remedy for the Journalism Crisis" at the University of Louisville Law Review's Symposium on Intellectual Property Law on November 5.
  • Russell Weaver was interviewed by WHAS11 for a story, "Search for Compton's body is also a matter of evidence", on November 18. He and François Lichère (eds), published Remedies and Economics and Enforcement in an International and Comparative Perspective, Presses Universitaires d'Aix-Marseille (PUAM) (2010). He gave a speech at Texas Teach University School of Law on November 5 entitled "From Gutenburg to the Internet: Free Speech, Advancing Technology and the Implications for Democracy." His article, "Attack Ads Pose Perils," was published in the Courier-Journal on November 4.

October 2010

  • Les Abramson was honored at the Alumni Awards Banquet on October 6 as one of the first recipients of the Jonathan N. Helfat Endowment Award.
  • Tony Arnold was honored at the Alumni Awards Banquet on October 6 as one of the first recipients of the Jonathan N. Helfat Endowment Award. He co-authored an article "A Voice Is a Terrible Thing to Waste" in the August/September issue of Planning. He also published a book chapter, entitled "Sustainable Webs of Interests: Property in an Interconnected Environment," in a book, Property Rights and Sustainability: The Evolution of Property to Meet Ecological Challenges, based on a keynote lecture that he gave by video-cast to an international conference at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Tom Blackburn received the Excellence in Teaching Award at the 2010 Alumni Awards Banquet on October 6.
  • Peggy Bratcher was honored for her 20 years of employment at the Univeristy of Louisille at the Staff Appreciation Luncheon on October 8.
  • Jim Chen was recently appointed to the Administrative Conference of the United States. His paper, "There's No Such Thing as Biopiracy ... And It's a Good Thing Too", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Intellectual Property: Patent Law eJournal.
  • Jodi Duce attended the Staff Appreciation Luncheon on October 8 to celebrate 15 years of employment at the Univeristy of Louisille.
  • Susan Duncan served as a panelist for "An Analysis of School Bullying and Cyberbullying" at the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement Fall 2010 Symposium on October 1. She co-presented a webinar for Stetson University College of Law's Project for Excellence in Legal Communication, "Virtual Legal Writing Conference: Outcomes and Assessment in Legal Writing", on October 18. Her paper, "College Bullies - Precursors to Campus Violence: What Should Universities and College Administrators Know About the Law?", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for LSN: Education Law: College & Graduate Education.
  • Jim Jones was presented with the 2010 Clifford W. Beers Mental Health Consumer Award by Mental Health America of Kentucky. On October 26, he spoke with George B. Walton, Esq. and Dr. Rifaat S. El-Mallakh, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, on “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” at the Speaker’s Bureau of MHAKY Program for Diversity Forum Series.
  • Karen Jordan was honored at the Alumni Awards Banquet on October 6 as one of the first recipients of the Jonathan N. Helfat Endowment Award.
  • Ariana Levinson was awarded with a Jonathan N. Helfat Research Grant for her proposed research on union waivers of employees' statutory rights in arbitration cases. She presented "Initiating a Project to Discern What Arbitration Cases Tell Us about Union Waivers of Employees' Statutory Rights" at the Fifth Annual Labor and Employment Law Colloquium at Washington University School of Law on September 24.
  • Barbara Lewis was named the 2010 Alumni Fellow at the 2010 Alumni Awards Banquet on October 6.
  • Virginia Mattingly volunteered at the Million Mutt March on October 17.
  • Jerome Neukirch was recognized for his 10 years of employment at the Univeristy of Louisille at the Staff Appreciation Luncheon on October 8.
  • Marilyn Peters received special recognition for her 35 years of employment at the Univeristy of Louisille at the Staff Appreciation Luncheon on October 8.
  • Laura Rothstein presented a Faculty Forum at the University of Houston Law Center on the topic of "Legal Education and Disability Discrimination: A Fifty Year Retrospective" on October 12.
  • Russ Weaver's article, "Democracy, free speech and PolitiFact", appeared as a special feature in The Courier-Journal on October 15. His new casebook, Remedies: Cases, Practical Problems & Exercises (West 2010) was recently published. He submitted a copy of his manuscript, "Privacy, Technology and the Fourth Amendment", for the James Otis Lecture to the Mississippi Law Journal. He also submitted the manuscripts for the second edition of his Constitutional Law casebook and the third edition of his First Amendment casebook.

 

September 2010

  • Jim Becker, Wendy Helterbran, Virginia Mattingly, Vickie Tencer, Kathy Urbach, Jina Scinta, and Becky Wenning, served on the Lawlapalooza Planning Committee and raised over $4300 for the Ellen B. Ewing Fund.
  • Jim Becker, Tim Hall, and Lars Smith performed at Lawlapalooza. Their band, The Subscionables, took first place.
  • Jim Becker and Virginia Mattingly did a promo for Lawlapalooza with Duke Myer on WFPK September 24.
  • Michael Ben-Avraham attended UofL's Staff Senate Retreat on September 13 at the Health Sciences Campus. On September 21, he marched at the State of the University address.
  • Jim Chen presented a video discussion of McDonald v. City of Chicago: The States and the 2nd Amendment as part of the Constitution Day commemoration on September 17.
  • Josh Edlin and Jim Becker recorded and coded several videos for the Constitution Day commemoration on September 17.
  • Robin Harris attended the Kentucky Library Association Conference September 15-17. She co-edited the September 2010 (Vol. 26, No. 5) issue of The Owl, a newsletter for employees of the University of Louisville Libraries.
  • Jim Jones presented, "Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment," Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Class, Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Bellarmine University, September 24, 2010, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Sam Marcosson presented a video discussion of The California Same-Sex Marriage Case as part of the Constitution Day commemoration on September 17. He also volunteered for the dunking booth as part of the Pride Week festivities on September 20.
  • Virginia Mattingly moderated three programs and volunteered at the Kentucky Library Association Conference September 15-17. Her conference review of "60 Sites in 60 Minutes" at SLA NOLA was published the Summer 2010 (Vol. 17, No. 3) issue of the Legal Division Quarterly. She contributed photographs and a short story about her trip to Peru for publication in the September 2010 issue of The Owl. On September 25, she volunteered at the Save Hogan's Fountain Pavillion booth at the Louisville Pagan Pride Day.
  • A review of Kurt Metzmeier's presentation at AALL, "Mapping Uncharted Terrains: Introducing Archival Best Practices to the Management of Law School, Court, and Law Firm Historical Collections", was published in the Sep/Oct 2010 edition of AALL Spectrum.
  • Luke Milligan presented a video introduction and discussion of City of Ontario v. Quon as part of the Constitution Day commemoration on September 17.
  • Tracey Roberts was featured in a profile at UofL Today on September 14, "20 Minutes with Tracey Roberts", about the Faculty & Friends group she organized.
  • Laura Rothstein presented a video discussion of Christian Legal Society v. Martinez as part of the Constitution Day commemoration on September 17. Her paper, "Higher Education and Disability Discrimination: A Fifty Year Retrospective", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for the Disability Law, Education Law, and Education Law: College & Graduate Education eJournals.
  • Joe Tomain presented a video discussion of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission as part of the Constitution Day commemoration on September 17.
  • Russ Weaver was named a Parsons Fellow at the University of Sydney (Australia) and is also an Invited Professor at the University Montpellier Faculty of Law (France). His article, "The Globalization of Defamation," (with D. Partlett) was published as part of a symposium in a book by Jeff Berryman and Rick Bigwood, The Law of Remedies: New Directions in the Common Law at 669-694 (2010). He was interviewed by WHAS11 for a story, "Some questioning Kentucky’s ‘Castle Law’ after Covington shooting death", on September 20.

 

August 2010

  • Kimberly Ballard, Kathy Bean, Jim Becker, Angela Beverly, Susan Duncan, Karen Jordan, David Leibson, Ariana Levinson, Virginia Mattingly (Smith), Richard Nowka, Debra Reh, Laura Rothstein, Shelley Santry, Kathy Urbach, Becky Wenning, and Becky Wimberg volunteered as part of the Orientation Community Service Day on August 13.
  • Les Abramson wrote an op-ed piece, "Jettisoning constitutional provisions is never easy", for the Sunday Courier-Journal Forum on August 8 about proposals to amend the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • Linda Barris published the second edition of Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook, a Guide for Students and Practitioners. She also served as a panelist at the SEALS conference, speaking on the topic of skills coverage in the first year, as part of the session addressing The Status of Legal Writing Faculty.
  • Michael Ben-Avraham is serving his 4th term as the law school's Staff Senator. He's taking Hebrew 101 while continuing to study advance Hawaiian and teaching beginning Hawaiian to a handful of students. He also performs regularly with the First Unitarian Church Choir.
  • Angela Beverly is featured in a video, "Helping in and out of the court room".
  • Scott Campbell and members of the library's staff completed a major shelf reading project.
  • Jim Chen spoke at the LBA's Food & Agriculture: Law & Policy CLE program on August 17. His article, "Diadromous Drama", was published in the July issue of Bench and Bar.
  • Susan Duncan is a member of the Jefferson County Restorative Justice/Family Group Conferencing Pilot Project. Her article, "Is Legal Education About to Change?", was published in the August 2010 issue of Bar Briefs. Her paper, "A Legal Response is Necessary for Self Produced Child Pornography: A Legislator's Checklist for Drafting the Bill", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for LSN: Criminal Law and LSN: Criminal Offenses & Defenses.
  • David Ensign's column, "Copyright Corner: More About Public Performance of Music", was published in Volume 74, Number 3 of Kentucky Libraries.
  • Judy Fischer's article, "Effective Legal Writing: The Straight Scoop on the Passive Voice", was published in the July issue of Bench and Bar.
  • Robin Harris was recently re-appointed chair of the Diversity Programming Committee of the President's Commission on Diversity & Racial Equality. She wrote an article for the Fall 2010 issue of The Women's Center News, entitled "Spotlight: Professor Kathleen Bean", and edited the Summer 2010 issue of Kentucky Libraries (Vol 74, No 3).
  • Jim Jones spoke with Professor Ray D. Madoff, Boston College Law School on "The Rights of the Dead" on State of Affairs, WFPL radio, August 2, 2010, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • David Leibson's book Acing Negotiable Instruments has just been published by West Publishing Company.
  • Ariana Levinson presented at the SEALS Labor and Employment New Scholars Workshop on August 4. Her paper, "Legal Ethics in the Employment Law Context: Who is the Client?", was published in volume 37 of the Northern Kentucky Law Review.
  • Sam Marcosson was quoted in a Time magazine article, "Why California's Gay-Marriage Ban Was Upended" (August 5, 2010).
  • Virginia Mattingly volunteered at the Louisville Brew at the Zoo on August 28.
  • Luke Milligan presented a paper, "Dependent Judiciary," at the New Scholars Workshop at SEALS on July 29.
  • Binh Nguyen's 3-part paper, "Harmonization of Law for EconomicDevelopment in Vietnam and Impacts of the US-Vietnam Bilateral TradeAgreement Toward this Process and Future US-VN Trade Relations" wasfeatured in the August 2010 issue of our SSRN Research Paper Series and was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for International Economic Law.
  • Shelley Santry attended a full day community collaborative to strategically plan on how to improve safety and access for immigrant and refugee victims on August 27. The workshop was sponsored by both the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association (KDVA) and the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP).
  • Kathy Urbach, Debra Reh, and Jim Chen attended the Tri-State Diversity Program on August 20 in Covington, Kentucky.
  • Manning Warren spent this past summer teaching InternationalCorporations for the University of San Diego's summer program at theUniversity of Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Russ Weaver was re-elected as SEALS Executive Director and Program Committee Chair. He also serves on the Board of Trustees.

July 2010

  • Susan Duncan's is a member of the 2010-2011 SEALS Distance Learning Committee. Her paper, "A Legal Response is Necessary for Self Produced Child Pornography: A Legislator's Checklist for Drafting the Bill", has been accepted for publication in Oregon Law Review's 89th volume. She was selected to attend a four-day workshop on online classes at the Delphi Center in July.
  • Judy Fischer won a "Dishonorable Mention" in this year's Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, which challenges entrants to "to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels." On July 20, she and Kathy Bean presented a CLE on Legal Writing to the National Association for Appellate Court Attorneys (NAACA).
  • Grace Giesel presented "Integrity" to the Quest Leadership Program on July 28.
  • Joe Leitsch finished migrating the entire law school from our old Lawnet network to the University's Windows Active Directory network, a year-long project involving a great deal of planning and pacing.
  • Ariana Levinson co-presented “Sharing What Works: Enhancing Our Teaching through Technology,” at the Legal Writing Institute's Biennial Conference on June 30.
  • Tracey M. Roberts joined the law faculty. She teaches Federal Income Taxation and Climate Change and the Law. Professor Roberts uses tax policy and public finance tools to examine aspects of environmental and land use regulation.
  • Laura Rothstein presented "Disability Discrimination 20 Years After the Americans with Disabilities Act" at the SEALS Conference in West Palm Beach, FL on July 31.
  • Shelley Santry completed the hours to become a certified family court mediator. On July 22, she attended a session at the Louisville Bar Associaion about HB1, Amanda's Bill.
  • Tami Sexton accepted the position of Library Assistant with Technical Services at Ekstrom Library.
  • Virginia Smith volunteered at LIBA's Louisville Brewfest on July 2. In mid-July, she hiked the 45 km trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru.
  • Vickie Tencer purchased a home in Floyds Knobs.
  • Enid Trucios-Haynes is a member of the 2010-2011 SEALS Latin America Workshop Committee.
  • Russ Weaver spoke at the Mainz Media Institute's annual symposium on July 9 in Mainz, Germany. He's also presenting,"The Media in an Internet Age," at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools on July 31.

June 2010

  • Les Abramson served as a panelist for "Anatomy of a Hoax: Prosecutorial Misconduct and the Duke Lacrosse Cases" at the Kentucky Bar Association Convention in Lexington on June 15.
  • Simone Beach attended a full day training session called "Nuts and Bolts of Family Law". She also attended a full day training session on June 4 to become Guardian ad Litem's in Court.
  • Scott Campbell presented a short talk about Justice Brandeis in the Handmaker Room at a University Libraries Exchange organized by Robin Harris on June 22. On June 29, the law library's faculty and staff visited their colleagues at Kornhauser Health Sciences Library.
  • Judy Fischer presented a poster, "Got Issues? An Empirical Study about Framing Them", at the Legal Writing Institute conference in Marco Island, Florida on June 27-30.
  • Grace Giesel attended a conference at Emory University School of Law entitled "Transactional Education: What's Next?" June 4-5. While there, she presented "Teaching Ethics in a Drafting Course".
  • Robin Harris performed with the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra at St. Francis of Assisi on June 20.
  • Jim Jones is a member of the Board of Advisors of a newly formed national mental health institute, the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics. His profile, "Understanding Mental Illness" is prominently featured in the May-June 2010 issue of Duke Magazine. He spoke on “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” for the Kent School of Social Work's Psychopathology class on June 9.
  • Ariana Levinson workshopped a draft of an article, tentatively titled "Reconsidering the Electronic Communications Privacy Act as a Source of Employee Privacy from Electronic Monitoring" at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference at George Washington University Law School on June 3. Her paper, "What Hath the Twenty First Century Wrought? Issues in the Workplace Arising from New Technologies and How Arbitrators are Dealing with Them", was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Negotiation & Dispute Resolution eJournal.
  • Sam Marcosson was interviewed on KET's Kentucky Tonight about the U.S. Supreme Court on May 31. He was also interviewed by WHAS-TV on June 15 about the Harrison County, Indiana prison incident.
  • Bob Micou attended the American Bar Association's Law School Development Conference X in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on June 1-4.
  • Ed Render presented "Abritration Skills" at the Warns Labor and Employment Institute on June 24. He and Ariana Levinson organized the two day conference. Additional assistance was provided by Jim Becker, Peggy Bratcher, Joe Leitsch, Virginia Smith, Vickie Tencer and Becky Wenning.
  • Laura and Mark Rothstein were both elected to membership of the American Law Institute in May. Laura Rothstein has been appointed to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Heuser Hearing Institute beginning in July. On June 28, she presented "50 Years of Change in Discrimination Law -- Disability Issues" to the National Association of College and University Attorneys in Washington, DC.
  • Shelley Santry attended a full day training session on June 4 to become Guardian ad Litem's in Court. Shelley will walk in Women 4 Women's Champions 4 Her with a team from the Women Lawyers Association on June 19.
  • Lars Smith and Ariana Levinson presented "Using Visual Aids to Enhance Your Case" with Luke Morgan at the Kentucky Bar Association Convention on June 18.
  • Virginia Smith attended the Special Library Association's annual conference in New Orleans on June 13-17. She's a featured member of Underwired Magazine's Pink Army in the June 2010 issue.
  • Kathy Urbach attended the NALP (National Associate of Legal Career Professionals) Annual Conference on Diversity on the Workplace at Northwestern Law School in Chicago on June 11.

May 2010

  • Les Abramson presented, "Ethical Implications of Political Activities by Members of a Judge's Family", sponsored by West LegalEdcenter/American Judicature Society on May 12.
  • Tony Arnold is featured on the cover of Sustain (Issue 22, Spring/Summer 2010). His article, "The Structure of the Land Use Regulatory System in the United States", appears on pages 36-42. A photo taken at a Habitat for Humanity build site featuring Tony and Virginia Smith appears throughout the publication.
  • Michael Ben-Avraham is teaching an 8-week Hawaiian language course at First Unitarian beginning May 12.
  • John Cross presented a paper dealing with the effect of intellectual property rights on the adoption of pollution technology at a conference hosted by the University of Aarhus in Sønderborg, Denmark on May 10-12. He was also the primary speaker on a panel dealing with collective management ramifications of the Google Book Settlement at the Annual Congress of the Association of Teachers and Researchers in Intellectual Property, in Stockholm, Sweden on May 24-26.
  • David Ensign's column, "Copyright Corner", was published in Volume 74, Number 2 of Kentucky Libraries.
  • Judy Fischer's paper, "Got Issues? An Empirical Study About Framing Them", was featured in the May 2010 issue of our SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • Grace Giesel presented "Recent Developments in Professional Responsibility", which was sponsored by the Louisville Bar Association on May 12. She also presented the same talk on May 13 at an event sponsored by the Jefferson County Women Lawyers Association. On May 28, she presented "Developments in Professional Responsibility" as part of the 13th Annual Estate Planning Institute.
  • Robin Harris edited the Spring 2010 issue of Kentucky Libraries (Vol 74, No 2).
  • Jim Jones presented “Intelligence and Insanity: Phi Beta Kappas With Madness in the Academy” to the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Kentuckiana on May 4. He presented “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” to the Socrates Club on May 10.
  • Norvie Lay served as moderator and facilitator for the 13th Annual Estate Planning Institute on May 28.
  • Ariana Levinson taught Labor Law in the United States at Turku Law School in Findland on May 17-21. Her article, "Carpe Diem: Privacy Protection in Employment Act", was published in Volume 43, Issue 2 of the Akron Law Review. Her paper, "What Hath the Twenty First Century Wrought? Issues in the Workplace Arising from New Technologies and How Arbitrators are Dealing with Them", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for ERN: Technology. Her papers, "Industrial Justice: Privacy Protection for the Employed" and "Lawyers as Problem-Solvers One Meal at a Time: A Review of Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle", were featured in the May 2010 issue of our SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • Sam Marcosson was presented with an award at the Central High School Law Magnet Program Celebration and Recognition Ceremony on May 25. Laura Rothstein and Jina Scinta were also recognized for their contributions.
  • Luke Milligan provided expert commentary in a WLKY news story on police use of GPS tracking devices. He presented his paper, "Dependent Judiciary," to the law faculty at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and lectured on various topics relating to criminal law.
  • Mark Rothstein's paper, "The Ghost in Our Genes: Legal and Ethical Implications of Epigenetics", was featured in the May 2010 issue of our SSRN Research Paper Series.
  • Shelley Santry attended the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education in Baltimore, Maryland May 4-8. She's also pictured with mayoral candidate, Shannon White, in the May 5 issue of LEO Weekly.
  • Tami Sexton's efforts updating the law library website's hyperlinks are very much appreciated.
  • Virginia M. Smith's column, "Internet Reviews: Flickr for Your Library" was published in Volume 74 of Kentucky Libraries. She's the new Assistant Editor of b/ITe, a quarterly publication of the SLA's Information Technology division. She received a Staff/Faculty Professional Small Grant to attend the Special Library Association's Conference in June 2010.
  • Enid Trucios-Haynes is a new member of the Board of Directors for the ACLU's Kentucky Chapter. She is also the Secretary for the Hispanic-Latino Coalition of Louisville.
  • Russ Weaver was interviewed by Stephanie Crosby on WFPL May 10 about Elena Kagan's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

April 2010

  • Les Abramson appeared on a live audio CLE program for the WestLawEdcenter on "Judicial Disqualification and Friendships with Attorneys".
  • Les Abramson, Luke Milligan, and Cedric Powell judged the semifinal round of the 1st year moot court arguments on April 1.
  • Nancy Baker served on the planning committee for the Women of Color Transformation Tea that was held April 15.
  • Kimberly Ballard was one of 53 finalists that competed on April 27 in the Kentucky Derby Festival Fifth Third Bank $1 Million Hole-In-One Golf Contest at Seneca Golf Course. She qualified on April 21 by hitting a shot at the Water Tower within 8 inches of the cup! Her tutorial, "Things to consider when choosing a particular format", was posted on Dennis Tonsing's website.
  • Kathy Bean and Les Abramson conducted a program for first-years about scheduling courses and graduation requirements.
  • Jim Becker, Angela Beverly, and Brandon Hamilton attended the 2nd Annual LSAC Electronic Services Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada April 13-15.
  • Jim Becker, Kathy Urbach and Mary Jo Gleason delivered an outstanding presentation to the entire class of 1Ls (133 students) on the topic of "Professionalism" on April 9.
  • Michael Ben-Avraham performed in the Early Music Ensemble's Spring Concert on April 12. On April 25, he video taped the installation service of the Rev. Dawn Cooley as minister of the First Unitarian Church of Louisville. Dawn Cooley is the first female settled minister of First Unitarian, a historic milestone for the 180 year old church. He is also the Mayor of the University of Louisville Law Library at foursquare.
  • Jim Chen's picture and quotes appear in "Panel ponders role of race in Obama's presidency" (Courier-Journal.com, April 19). He served as a panelist at the Trotter Group's annuual meeting that was held at UofL. “The Obama Presidency: What's Race Got to do with It?” was the topic of the public session.
  • John Cross delivered a paper at the "Celebrating Thirty Years of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act" Conference at Hamline University on April 16. West Publishing published "Global Issues in Intellectual Property Law", which he co-authored.
  • Grace Geisel presented "Legal Ethics in Family Law" as part of the 13th Annual Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers/Louisville Bar Association Family Law Seminar on April 22.
  • Jim Jones presented “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” to the Masterpieces of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries class, Division of Humanities, School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville on April 1 and at the Joint meeting of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing class and Primary Care of the Adolescent graduate nurse practitioner class, Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Bellarmine University on April 12. He presented the same talk to Indiana University Southeast's Psychology Club on April 14.
  • Ariana Levinson will receive a Research Initiation Grant for the June 1, 2010 to May 31, 2011 academic year to begin work on her article with the proposed title, "What Arbitration Cases Tell Us About Union Waivers of Individuals' Statutory Rights." Her paper, "What Hath the Twenty First Century Wrought? Issues in the Workplace Arising from New Technologies and How Arbitrators are Dealing with Them", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Conflict & Dispute Resolution eJournal, ERN: Employment Systems, LSN: Labor Arbitration Law, MRN Negotiations & Dispute Resolution Network and NEG Subject Matter eJournals.
  • Sam Marcosson won a university-wide competition that led to his performance at PINK on April 2.
  • Luke Milligan's article, "End-Around: The Hidden Constraint on Judicial Review" was accepted for publication by the Georgia Law Review; "Judicial Dependence: The New Model of Judicial Decisionmaking" was accepted for publication by the University of Richmond Law Review; and "Stacking in Criminal Procedure Adjudication" was published by the Chicago-Kent Law Review. He will present his paper, "Blackberry Hydraulics," at the Criminal Procedure Discussion Forum in Aix en Provence, France.
  • Mark Rothstein was the Keynote Speaker for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's Awards Ceremony on April 28.
  • Virginia Smith and Vickie Tencer chaperoned Barrister's Ball on April 2. Virginia photographed the Women of Color Transformation Tea on April 15 and volunteered at the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair's food court April 24-25.
  • Russ Weaver gave a speech at Kagawa University Faculty of Law (Takamatsu, Japan) on April 7. He's been nominated for an invited professorship at the University of Montpellier Faculty of Law (Montpellier, France).

March 2010

  • John Cross coached the Patent Law team that made the regional semi-finals of the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition in Houston, Texas on March 19-21.
  • Josh Edlin pulled together, through various and imaginative means, all the media pieces for the Ken Starr lecture. Much appreciated!
  • David Ensign's article, "Copyright Corner: Public Performance of Popular Music", was published in Volume 74, Number 1 of Kentucky Libraries.
  • Linda Ewald has been appointed as co-chair of the Kentucky Assessment Team for the ABA Death Penalty Moritorioum Project. She has also been appointed to the Membership Review Committee of the AALS.
  • Robin Harris has been appointed to the Equity Subcommittee of UofL's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Review Steering Committee. She also edited the Winter 2010 issue of Kentucky Libraries (Vol 74, No 1).
  • Jim Jones presented “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” as part of the Listen and Learn Speaker Series at Ivy Tech Community College of Southern Indiana on March 16, 2010 in Sellersburg, Indiana and also to the Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing class at Bellarmine University's Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences in Louisville, KY.
  • Ariana Levinson accompanied the Wagner Moot court team to New York Law School for the 34th Annual Robert F. Wagner Labor and Employment Law Competition on March 11-14, 2010.
  • Laura Rothstein was interviewed by James Nold Jr. for an article about the legacy of Justice Brandeis, titled "Justice for All" (Louisville Magazine, March 2010, page 58). Scott Campbell assisted Mr. Nold with his research.
  • Mark Rothstein was interviewed for a story, "The Sports Gene: Could your kid have the DNA to be a superstar?", that appeared on WHAS11 March 1.
  • Shelley Santry participated in a PEACC Program panel discussion, part of a four-day Multi-Regional Project on Women and Justice, on March 12.
  • Virginia Smith presented, "Nuts & Bolts of Social Media Tools", to a group of small business owners at the Seed 2020 on March 24. She also presented "Social Media's Value to Libraries", at the Kentucky SLA Chapter's Meeting and Social Networking Program at Ekstrom Library on March 11.
  • Manning Warren was recently named to the panel of academic contributors to Black's Law Dictionary, the preeminent lexicon of American law. His paper, "An Essay on Rule 506 of Regulation D; Its Questionable Origins, Regulatory Oblivion and Judicial Revitalization", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download lists for CGN: Securities Regulation and CGN: Governance Law & Arrangements.
  • Russ Weaver's article "Reliability, Justice and Confessions: The Essential Paradox" was published as part of a symposium in the Chicago-Kent Law Review. Also, his book Acing Constitutional Law was published by Thomson Reuters/West.

February 2010

  • Les Abramson coached the law school's moot court team competed in the ABA's Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition at Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI on February 19-20.
  • On February 22, Nancy Baker read from "Waterstreet" by Crystal Wilkinson at the 21st African American Read In at Ekstrom's Learning Commons.
  • Kimberly Ballard coached the National Mock Trial Team that represented the law school at OSU's National Trial Competition Regional Round in Columbus, Ohio on February 12-14.
  • Simone Beach and Shelley Santry each received a $360 scholarship from the Mary Byron Project to attend a violence conference at the Seelbach Hotel November 8-10, 2009. The conference was the National Summit to End Domestic Violence, and it gathered together innovative programs from 24 communities that are making substantive changes in protecting victims, holding perpetrators accountable, and teaching children about healthy relationships.
  • Jim Becker and Joe Leitsch provided technical support for the KY Bar Exam in Lexington, KY on February 23.
  • Michael Ben-Avraham performed an "Even Song" with the Early Music Ensemble on February 21 at St. Mark's in Crescent Hill.
  • Scott Campbell is cited in the Fall/Winter 2009 issue of Washington and Lee University School of Law's Alumni magazine. The article, "From the Archives" is about the class notes of George A. Robinson, an 1878 graduate of W&L Law, which were dontated to the Powell Archives as a gift from our law school.
  • John Cross coached the Animal Law Moot Court team that was a semi-finalist in the 2010 Animal Law Competition at Harvard Law School on February 5-7. Additional assistance was provided by Ariana Levinson, Sam Marcosson, and adjunct professor Thomas FitzGerald.
  • Robin Harris performed with the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra on their newest recording, Last Call at Hawley-Cooke.
  • Jim Jones spoke on “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” to the Mental Health Nursing class at the University of Louisville's School of Nursing on February 17.
  • Ariana Levinson was a commentator on the Cost Effective Dispute Resolution Panel at the Conflict Resolution and the Economic Downturn conference at the Saltman Center at UNLV's Boyd School of Law on February 13. She is currently the Scholar in Residence for the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section ADR Committee and in that capacity gave two talks at their mid-winter meeting. She presented, "A Scholar's Guide to Lawyering Skills that Just Might Tip the Scales in Close Arbitration Cases on February 15. On February 17, she presented, "What Hath the Twenty-First Century Wrought? Issues in the Workplace Arising from New Technologies and How Arbitrators Are Dealing with Them."
  • On February 27, Lisa Nicholson, Cedric Powell, and Enid Trucios-Haynes presented "Teachers of the Law" at the Saturday Academy.
  • Cedric Powell was unanimously re-elected to another term as Chair of the TARC Board of Directors. He was a panelist at the 14th Annual Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission Diversity Forum (Race and the Media) on January 20, 2010. He gave a speech, "From Page to Practice," to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the NYU Review of Law & Social Change, which will be published in an upcoming commemorative volume of the Review. He's also been invited to participate on a panel on the jurisprudence of Justice Thomas at Stetson University School of Law.
  • Lars Smith's and Ariana Levinson's paper entitled, "Effective Legal Writing: Drafting Effective PowerPoint Slides", wasrecently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download lists for Law & Rhetoric and Legal Writing.
  • Virginia Smith ran the Snowman Shuffle 4 Miler on February 13.
  • On February 23, Joe Tomain and Russ Weaver were interviewed on State of Affairs about the recent Supreme Court decision to allow corporations to contribute to political campaigns.
  • Enid F. Trucios- Haynes coached the Immigration Law Moot Court Team that represented the law school at NYU’s Immigration Law Moot Court Competition in Greenwich Village, New York on February 19-21. The team took first place in this prestigious national event.
  • Kathy Urbach was interviewed for the article, "Recession Proof: Law grads landing jobs in challenging job market", in UofL Magazine (Winter 2010, p. 39).
  • Manning Warren's paper, "An Essay on Rule 506 of Regulation D; Its Questionable Origins, Regulatory Oblivion and Judicial Revitalization", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for CGN: Securities Regulation.
  • On February 12, Russ Weaver presented a speech entitled "Internet Age: The Decline of Gatekeepers and the Rise of Democratic Potential" at the University of Aix-Marseilles III (Aix, France), where he is the Invited Professor during the month of February. On February 26, he was interviewed by WLKY about free speech and threats to the president's life.
  • On February 25, Kimberly Ballard, Jim Chen, Wendy Helterbran, Lisa Nicholson, Marilyn Peters, Shelley Santry, participated in the Bowl for Kids' Sake Attorney Bowl.
  • Many thanks to the following individuals who have volunteered for the Mardi Gras parties on February 16: Les Abramson, Kimberly Ballard, Linda Barris, KathyBean, Jim Becker, Angela Beverly, Tom Blackburn, Beth Haendiges, Brandon Hamilton, Wendy Helterbran, Jim Jones, David Leibson, Lisa Nicholson,Laura Rothstein, Richard Nowka, Shelley Santry, Jina Scinta, Rita Siegwald, Barbara Thompson, KathyUrbach, Becky Wenning and Becky Wimberg.

January 2010

  • Leslie Abramson and Russell Weaver published the fourth edition of their Criminal Procedure casebook in January, and Russell Weaver also published the fourth edition of his Administrative Law casebook.
  • Photographs taken by Jim Becker, Kurt Metzmeier, and Virginia Smith are included in the release of the University Libraries "August 2009 Flood" digital collection.
  • Susan Duncan received the Distinguished Service Award at the LBA's Bench and Bar dinner.
  • Will Hilyerd presented a session on "Legal Research" at the 2010 New Lawyer Program on January 12. On December 7-9, 2009, he attended the Legal Research and Writing Summit in Miami, Florida.
  • On January 21, Jim Jones presented “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” to the Kent School of Social Work’s psychopathology class.
  • Ariana Levinson's and Lars Smith's article, "Effective Legal Writing: Drafting Effective PowerPoint Slides", will be published in the January issue of Bench and Bar.
  • Sam Marcosson was quoted in an article, "A Gay-Marriage Lawsuit Dares to Make Its Case", in Time magazine on January 5.
  • Virginia M. Smith was approved as the Special Library Association's (SLA) Legal Division Webmaster and Communications Ad Hoc Committee Co-Chair. She attended the SLA Leadership Summit in St. Louis, MO January 27-30. On January 16, she ran in the Frostbite 5K.
  • Manning Warren's paper, "An Essay on Rule 506 of Regulation D; its Questionable Origins, Regulatory Oblivion and Judicial Revitalization", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for CGN: General Management and CGN: Leadership.
  • Russ Weaver presented, "Internet, Free Speech and Democracy", at the 12th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference in New Orleans on January 7. He also delivered two speeches at the AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans on "Comparative Research" and "Madoff, Ponzi Schemes and Remedies".

December 2009

  • On December 4, Michael Ben-Avraham performed an informalconcert of Advent and Christmas music by Praetorius with the EarlyMusic Ensemble in the Music School Lobby. On December 24, he willperform "The Little Organ Mass" by Haydn Christmas Eve at FirstUnitarian Church.
  • David Ensign's article, "Copyright Corner: Opposition to the Google Book Search Settlement", was published in Volume 73, Number 4 of Kentucky Libraries.
  • Robin Harris edited the Fall 2009 issue of Kentucky Libraries (Vol 73, No 4).
  • Ariana Levinson'spaper entitled, "Carpe Diem: Privacy Protection in Employment Act" wasrecently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download lists for LSN: Employment Statutes, CGN: General Management, and Information Systems: Behavioral & Social Methods. It was also included in the 2009-11 issue of our Research Paper Series.
  • Luke Milligan was interviewed by WHAS11 November 24 for their feature, "LMPD reveals use of GPS tracking, sometimes without a warrant".
  • Laura Rothstein's paper, "Millennials and Disability Law: Revisiting Southeastern Community College v. Davis", was listed again on SSRN's Top Ten download list for ERN: Other Public Choice: Public Goods.
  • Virginia M. Smith's article, "Twitter Literacy" was reprinted in the Fall issue of b/ITe. On December 12, she participated in the Reindeer Romp 4K for the Salvation Army Angel Tree.
  • Russ Weaver's paper, “Defamation Law and Free Speech: Reynolds v. Times Newspapers and the English Media” was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in Grant v. Torstar Corp., 2009 SCC 61 on December 22.
  • Many thanks to the following individuals who contributed items to the Treat of Day: KathyBean, Angela Beverly, Peggy Bratcher, Ariana Levinson, Sam Marcosson,Rita Siegwald, Virginia Smith, Janet Sullivan, Vickie Tencer, KathyUrbach, Becky Wenning and Becky Wimberg.

November 2009

  • Les Abramson signed copies of Kentucky Lawyers Speak at the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort on November 7.
  • Kimberly Ballard was featured in "Members on the Move" in the November Bar Briefs.
  • An article in the November Bar Briefs, "Lawlapalooza Tour 2009 Rocked!", features photos taken by Jim Becker and Virginia Smith.
  • Michael Ben-Avraham performed with the University Early Music Ensemble on November 6.
  • John Cross has been invited to give a talk on "Developments in International Intellectual Property Law" at the offices of Hannes-Snellman in Moscow, Russia on November 30.
  • Susan Duncan received a Staff/Faculty Professional Small Grant to attend the Legal Writing Institute's Biennial Conference in June 2010. On November 12, she introduced the Dr. Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Gender Equity Award at the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Awards Luncheon. Ms. Duncan is Chair of UofL's Commission on the Status of Women which co-sponsored the event.
  • Linda Ewald's article, "A Lawyer's Duty to Report under New Rule 8.3 of the Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct", was published in the November issue of Bench & Bar.
  • Grace Giesel conducted a mock law school class for the ULtra L.E.A.D program that was held at the Law School on November 20.
  • Robin Harris, member of the Commission on the Status of Women, invited Nancy Baker, Jodi Duce, Jamie Izlar, Janissa Moore, Miriam Schusler-Williams and Virginia Smith to be her guests at the Seventh Annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton Awards Luncheon on November 12.
  • Karen Jordan served as coach and accompanied the team to the National Health Law Moot Court Competition in Carbondale, IL November 6-7.
  • Ariana Levinson served as coach for the law school's team that competed in the ABA Student Division National Arbitration Competition regionals at Creighton University School of Law. On October 24, she presented her talk, "While We are Waiting: Court Protection of Employee Privacy", at Central State Law School Association in Columbus, OH. Her paper entitled, "Carpe Diem: Privacy Protection in Employment Act" was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Labor: Public Policy & Regulation.
  • Sam Marcosson presented a lecture on gay rights and marriage at Murray State on November 11 as part of a lecture series established by the multicultural, class and gender studies program.
  • Kurt Metzmeier's article, "Hunting Ghost Laws: Updating Kentucky Statutes and Finding New Laws," was published in the November edition of the LBA's Bar Briefs.
  • On November 13, Lisa Nicholson made a presentation to the faculty of the Risk Management and Insurance (RIM) at Georgia State, and thereafter led small group discussions on the issue of systemic risk. The presented paper is entitled "Systemic Risk: Are the Pending Legislative Proposals Sufficient to Forestall or Mitigate a Future Economic Crisis?"
  • Laura Rothstein's review of Melvin I. Urofsky's biography, Louis D. Brandeis: A Life, was published in the Courier-Journal on November 8. On November 12, she attended the Women Lawyers Association's Annual Awards Luncheon. On November 13, she presented her annual lecture about Brandeis and property issues as part of his 153rd birthday celebration.
  • Virginia M. Smith attended The Seed 2020 on November 4 and the KYSLA Joint Meeting and Copyright Program at Thomas More College on November 5.
  • Bob Stenger taught Medicine, Bioethics and Law as a minicourse at the Johannes Gutenburg University Faculty of Law in Mainz, November 2-12.
  • Russ Weaver delivered a speech about negotiations at the University of Montpellier on November 13.
  • Becky Wenning deserves kudos for the fabulous eye catching posters she creates, like "Dean's Bean's Picks" that are on display in the Mosaic Lobby.

October 2009

  • Les Abramson was appointed as a member of the KBA Criminal Justice Roundtable by KBA President Charles English, Jr.
  • Les Abramson and Karen Jordan served as judges for the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition on October 17.
  • Tony Arnold delivered Florida State University's 2009 Distinguished Lecture in Environmental and Land Use Law on October 28.
  • Simone Beach passed the Kentucky Bar Exam.
  • Kathy Bean, Susan Duncan, Robin, Harris, Sam Marcosson, Cedric Powell and Enid Trucious-Haynes were nomintated for the first annual Community Engagement Recognition Award for their work with the Central High School Partnership.
  • Jim Becker's entry, "Melinda Becker's Deer Chili", won the law school's chili cook-off for this year's UofL Cares Campaign. Becky Wimberg's award-winning southwest chili, aka "Becky's Kickin' Chicken Chili" took second place.
  • John Cross was recognized by the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning as a 2009 Faculty Favorite as An Outstanding Professor Nominated by Students.
  • Susan Duncan presented a panel discussion about "Pretrial Publicity: How Much is Too Much?" at the Louisville Bar Association on October 15.
  • Grace Giesel presented "What's New in Professional Responsibility" to the LBA Litigation Section on September 11.
  • The art that Beth Haendiges and Kurt Metzmeier createdfor a Halloween Black Light Show sponsored by Spot 5 Studio and CliftonArt Supply, was featured in the Staff Picks section of the LEO Weekly (October 28).
  • Robin Harris was re-appointed as editor of Kentucky Libraries for another two-year term by the KLA President and Executive Board at the Kentucky Library Association Annual Conference on September 30.
  • Jim Jones's paper, "Body, Body, Who Gets the Body? The Resolution of Bodily Remains Cases" was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law.
  • Ariana Levinson presented at the Fourth Annual Employment Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law at Seton Hall University School of Law on September 26. Her talk was entitled, "While We are Waiting: Court Protection of Employee Privacy." Her paper, "Legal Ethics in the Employment Law Context: Who is the Client?", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten list for LSN: Collective Bargaining Law and LSN: Labor Arbitration Law. Her paper, "Carpe Diem: Privacy Protection in Employment Act" was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download lists for ERPN: Regulation and LSN: International Organizations and Labor Rights and ERN: Other Organizations & Markets: Personnel Management.
  • Kurt Metzmeier's article, "UofL Law School Weathers August 4," was published in the October edition of Bar Briefs. It includes several of his photos and others taken by Jim Becker and Virginia Smith.
  • Lisa Nicholson ran her first 5K in a decade on October 30 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Her time was 37 minutes.
  • Laura Rothstein presented the keynote address, "Millennials and the Americans with Disabilities Act in Higher Education", at the Education Law Association's convention on October 22. Her paper, "Millennials and Disability Law: Revisiting Southeastern Community College v. Davis", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for ERN: Other Public Choice: Public Goods.
  • Joseph Tomain has been invited to present a panel, "Measuring What Our Students Learn; Assessing What Our Faculty Teach", at The Southeastern Association of Law Schools' (SEALS) annual meeting next summer.
  • Manning Warren was recognized by the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning as a 2009 Faculty Favorite as An Outstanding Professor Nominated by Students. His paper, "Equitable Clawback: An Essay on Restoration of Executive Compensation" was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for CGN: Other Corporate Governance: Compensation of Executive & Directors.
  • Matt Williams was promoted to Director of Development for the Kent School of Social Work, beginning October 1.

September 2009

  • Les Abramson served as moderator of a panel discussion presented by the American Constitutional Society on the impact of the Caperton decision on the future of judicial elections.
  • Jim Becker's flood photos appeared on the cover of the September edition of The Owl.
  • Michael Ben-Avraham is filming a documentary for First Unitarian Church.
  • Scott Campbell's paper, "Nursery of a Supreme Court Justice: The Library of James Harlan of Kentucky, Father of John Marshall Harlan", which was published in Volume 100 of Law Library Journal, was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download lists for Collection Development and Other Legal Information & Academic Disciplines.
  • David Ensign's article, "Why Should We Care About Copyright?" was published in Volume 73, Number 3 of Kentucky Libraries.
  • Judy Fischer served on a panel at the Association of Legal Writing Directors Conference in Kansas City, MO this past July. The title was "Is It Time for Legal Writing Directors to Step Aside?" Her article, "Avoid Cliches" was published in the July 2009 edition of Bench & Bar. "Got Issues? An Empirical Study about Framing Them" was published in 6 J.A.L.W.D. 1 (2009) and "Framing Gender: Federal Appellate Judges’ Choices about Gender-Neutral Language" was published in 43 U.S.F.L. Rev. 473 (2009).
  • Brandon Hamilton was appointed to the University's Professional Development Committee, which is part of the Provost's Great Places to Work initiative.
  • Robin Harris edited the Summer 2009 issue of Kentucky Libraries (Vol 73, No 3).
  • Will Hilyerd was appointed to the University's Parking Appeals Committee. He also volunteered with Operation Brightside as part of the Fall Orientation community service initiative.
  • Ariana Levinson volunteered with Hosparus as part of the Fall Orientation community service initiative.
  • Kurt Metzmeier's paper, "Nursery of a Supreme Court Justice: The Library of James Harlan of Kentucky, Father of John Marshall Harlan", which was published in Volume 100 of Law Library Journal, was was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download lists for Collection Development and Other Legal Information & Academic Disciplines.
  • Luke Milligan presented a paper, "Informing Institutionalism: A New Constraint on Adjudication," as part of the Faculty Workshop Series at Florida State University College of Law on August 27.
  • Richard Nowka's paper, "eBay Auctions of Repossessed Motor Vehicles: a Template for Commercial Reasonableness Under Revised Article 9" will be reprinted in Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University's Amicus Law Books Division.
  • Vonda Ross was promoted to supervisor of custodial services on the Health Sciences Campus.
  • Virginia M. Smith's column, "Internet Reviews: Twitter Literacy" was published in Volume 73 of Kentucky Libraries. She also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity as part of the Fall Orientation community service initiative.
  • Charlene Taylor was recently awarded for having dedicated 20 years of service to the University.
  • Barbara Thompson volunteered with the Family Scholar House as part of the Fall Orientation community service initiative.
  • Russ Weaver delivered the James Otis lecture at the University of Mississippi on September 23.

August 2009

  • Les Abramson's book Acing Professional Responsibility was published by Thomson Reuters.
  • Jim Becker, Josh Edlin, Joe Leitsch, and John Shelman provided tech support at the Kentucky Bar Exam on July 27.
  • Michael Ben-Avraham attended the Second Life Conference at UofL on July 7.
  • Scott Campbell and Josh Edlin are responsible for having created the library’s new Twitter account and RSS feed @lawlibnewbooks.
  • Jim Chen’s letter to editor, “Miller erred on UofL law school’s ranking” was published in the Courier-Journal on July 9. It was in response to J. Bruce Miller’s June 28 opinion piece, “Louisville’s two educational myths”. His blog, The Cardinal Lawyer, reached 100 subscribers on July 1.
  • Will Hilyerd attended the annual American Association of Law Libraries conference in Washington, DC July 25-28.
  • On July 8, Jim Jones presented “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” to the Kent School of Social Work’s psychopathology class.
  • Kurt Metzmeier attended the annual American Association of Law Libraries conference in Washington, DC July 25-28.
  • Luke Milligan’s article, “Dangerous Incompetence?” was published in the Courier-Journal on June 22.
  • From May 18-29, Lisa Nicholson was a guest professor in the lecture series, “Comparative Corporate and Securities Law and The Global Financial Crisis” at Johannes Geutenberg-Universitat in Mainz, Germany. On June 10, she served as a moderator at AALS mid-year workshops on Transactional Law and Work Law in Long Beach, CA. On June 11, she presented “Ethics and Social Responsibility of Business Transactions” at that same conference.
  • On July 24, Laura Rothstein was a speaker at the National Association of Higher Education and Disabilities Conference’s plenary session, “Millennial Students Disability Law: Emerging Issues”. On July 21, she addressed the law school’s faculty and staff about changes to the American Disabilities Act . The Handbook for Students with Disabilities that she developed at the University Houston was cited by Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in her 2001 district court opinion Bartlett v. New York Board of Bar Examiners.
  • Kathy Urbach presented “It’s all in the Preparation, How to Survive” to the LBA’sYoung Lawyers Section at their Summer Associates Program on July 7. On June 30, she spoke at the LBA’s CLE on “Possessing the Right Tools for Today’s Marketplace”.

July 2009

  • Linda Ewald served on a panel on the new Rules of Professional Conduct at the KBA Convention in Covington and was reappointed as chair of the KBA Ethics Committee, a position she’s held since 2001.
  • Jim Jones’ paper, “Battered Spouses' Damage Actions Against Non-Reporting Physicians”, is being translated by a law student at Sun Yat-sen University in China.
  • On July 1, Ariana Levinson became a permanent full-time member of our faculty. She presented two CLE talks for Kentucky’s Legislative Research Commission’s program on June 3: "Ex Parte Communication and Confidentiality Issues with Organizational Clients" and "Effective Strategies in Arbitration." She also received Professional Development Small Grant to participate in the Leadership Louisville, a nine-month program designed to develop a diverse group of leaders that will serve as catalysts for a stronger community.
  • Kurt Metzmeier presented "Social Media and IP implications: Research Tools and Techniques" for the Louisville Bar Association IP Section's CLE program "What IP Issues Keep In-House Counsel Up at Night," June 09, 2009.
  • Virginia Smith attended the Special Libraries Association’s annual conference in Washington, DC June 13-18 and blogged about it in a 4-part series.
  • Kathy Urbach was interviewed and photographed by Business First for a forthcoming article about the job market for recent graduates.
  • Manning Warren’s paper, "Equitable Clawback: An Essay on Restoration of Executive Compensation", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten list.

June 2009

  • Les Abramson is an editor of Kentucky Lawyers Speak, which is a 550-page oral history of 74 Kentucky lawyers born between 1903 and 1933, published by the Kentucky Bar Association. He also moderated a panel discussion presented at the Kentucky Bar Association Convention on oral histories of Kentucky lawyers this month.
  • Last month, Simone Beach was prominently featured on UofL’s homepage and was the subject of a corresponding story, “Living Law School: Full-time Brandeis employee earns her law degree”.
  • On May 31, Jim Chen’s letter to the editor, “UofL Honored Its Law Graduates”, was published in the Courier-Journal.
  • Susan Duncan was awarded an ALWD teaching grant to design an advanced online writing course.
  • Five law school employees were recently awarded Staff/Faculty Professional Small Development Program grants. Angela Beverly and Brandon Hamilton attended the Law School Admission Council Annual Conference in May, Virginia Smith will attend the Special Libraries Association Conference in June and Will Hilyerd and Kurt Metzemeier will attend the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting in July.
  • Last month, Jim Chen, Brandon Hamilton, Bob Micou, Debra Reh, Jina Scinta, Kathy Urbach, Becky Wenning, and Matt Williams were filmed dancing in a segment for UofL’s Communications & Marketing.
May 2009
  • Les Abramson co-authored an article, "Kentucky Lawyers' Oral History, Volume One", that was publised in the May Bench & Bar issue.
  • In April, Jim Becker, attended the Law School Admission Council’s Electronic Services Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Jim Jones’s article, “Body, Body, Who Gets the Body? The Resolution of Bodily Remains Cases” was published in the Wealth Strategies Journal, an Internet-based publication for the trusts and estates market. His paper, “Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Person in the Office Next Door” was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten list.
  • Sam Marcosson was honored with a 2009 Distinguished FacultyAward for Teaching at the Celebration of Faculty Excellence at theSpeed Museum on April 20. He was recognized for his commitment toteaching, service, scholarship, research and creative activity. Samrecently accompanied a group of Central High School students to theinaugural Marshall-Brennan National Civil Liberties Moot CourtCompetition in Philadelphia.
  • Jennifer Martin’s paper “How Your $4 Coffee Can Cost You $39 or More If You Use Your Debit Card! Federal Level Consumer Protection and Modern Payments Transactions” was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten list.
  • In April, Keith Sealing accompanied members of the law school’s International Law Society to the Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria.
  • The following individuals were recently awarded for their length of service to the University: Robin Harris (25 years), Rick Nowka (30 years), Debra Reh (15 years), and Jina Scinta (15 years).

April 2009

  • Sam Marcosson was chosen for a University Distinguished Faculty Award for excellence in teaching. The Law School also nominated Cedric Powell for a University Distinguished Faculty Award for excellence in service to community, region, and Commonwealth and Enid Trucios-Haynes for a University Distinguished Faculty Award for excellence in service to the University.
  • Jim Jones is now the Vice President and member of the Board of Directors for the Manic Depressive and Depressive Association of Louisville, Inc. He is also a co-facilitator for that organization. Jim spoke to a training class of the Louisville Metro Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team on March 3 about the existence of successful professionals who secretly suffer from severe mental illness.
  • Russ Weaver was asked to deliver the James Otis lecture at the University of Mississippi.
  • The law school is currently ranked #46 among SSRN’s Top 100 Law Schools. Our top 5 authors are currently Jim Chen, Susan Duncan, Judy Fischer, Tony Arnold, and Grace Giesel.
  • On April 10, Grace Giesel and Tom Blackburn each presented a session at the Lawyers Contracting CLE. On April 24, Norvie Lay moderated the morning session of the Estate Plannning Institute’s CLE.
  • Jerome Neukirch is a featured illustrator in The Beats: A Graphic Novel. In its review, Publishers Weekly singled out Jerome’s art for the bio of proto-beat Slim Brundage as “the artistic standout illustrations.”

March 2009

  • Les Abramson contributed a chapter about American Extradition in The European Arrest Warrant in Practice, published in Europe by TMC Asser Press.
  • Ariana Levinson’s article, “A Potpourri of Technology”, was recently published in The Second Draft, the Legal Writing Institute’s newsletter.
  • Jim Jones presented his talk, “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment”, to the School of Nursing’s mental health nursing class on February 23 and conducted a training class for the Louisville Metro Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team on February 3. His paper, “Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Person in the Office Next Door”, was recently listed on SSRN’s Top 10 list for their PM: Content, Intentionality, & Representation category.
  • Virginia Smith attended the Special Libraries Association’s Leadership Conference in Savannah, GA in January. She is the Webmaster Section Chair for the Information Technology Division. She was also appointed as the Kentucky Chapter’s Public Relations Chair.
  • The International Exchanges 2009-2010 Committee has made the following appointments: Bob Stenger—Mainz, Germany and Susan Duncan—Montpellier, France.

February 2009

  • Jim Chen, Jim Jones, Laura Rothstein, and Russ Weaver spoke at the AALS Conference in January.
  • Jim Jones spoke at the annual staff gathering of The Center for Supported Living, Seven Counties Services, Inc. on January 16, 2009.
  • Ariana Levinson has accepted a permanent, full-time faculty position with our law school.
  • Keith Sealing’s article, Peligro! Failure to Warn of a Product's Inherent Risk in Spanish Could Constitute a Product Defect, 11 Temp. Pol. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. 153 (2001) was cited by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Martinez v. Triad Controls.