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SSRN Kudos: August 2008

Tony Arnold’s paper “The Structure of the Land Use Regulatory System in the United States” made SSRN’s list of Top 10 Papers for the Journal of LSPLCL: Structure of Government & Political Theory.

Two of Jim Chen’s papers received recognition. “Constitutional Curiosities: a Twenty-One Question Scavenger Hunt” is among their Top 10 Papers for the Journal of LSN Educator: Courses, Materials & Teaching and “The Constitution of the United States in Spanish: A Service for the American People” is included in the  Top 10 Papers for the Journal of LSPLCL: International & Comparative. Both are ranked #3 on their respective lists.

Susan Duncan also received recognition for two of her publications. “Common Writing Problems" is the highest ranked paper on SSRN's Top Ten list for LSN Educator: Courses, Materials & Teaching. “Race, Riches & Reporters: Do Race and Class Impact Media Rape Narratives? An Analysis of the Duke Lacrosse Case” is among the Top 10 Papers for the Journal of LSCCLP: Ethical Issues.

Judith Fischer’s paper “Add Punch to Your Writing” is ranked #3 on SSRN’s Top 10 Papers for the Journal of Legal Education. “Why George Orwell’s Ideas About Language Still Matter for Lawyers” made SSRN’s list of Top 10 Papers for the Journal of Law & Literature.

Tim Hall’s paper “Judicial Policing In Consumer Contracting After Buckeye Check Cashing” is among SSRN’s Top 10 Papers for the Journal of ECL: Arbitration.

Jennifer Martin’s paper “An Emerging Worldwide Standard for Protections of Consumers in the Sale of Goods: Did We Miss an Opportunity with Revised UCC Article 2?” is ranked #3 on SSRN’s Top 10 Papers for the Journal of OIISG: Warranties.

Richard Nowka’s paper “eBay Auctions of Repossessed Motor Vehicles – A Template for Commercial Reasonableness Under Revised Article 9” is included in SSRN’s Top 10 Papers for the Journal of ESII: Other.

 

*Special thanks to Tami Sexton for helping Virginia Smith compile this information.

KUDOS: Manning Warren

Professor Manning Warren has been appointed to the Louisville Zoo Foundation Board of Trustees.

KUDOS: John Cross & Lars Smith

Kudos to Professor John Cross for his insightful lecture on Justifying "New" Intellectual Property as part of the panel on "New" Forms of IP: trade secrets, geographical indications and traditional knowledge at the Conference on Innovation and Technology in Turku, Finland. Professor Cross also served as a moderator for the panel on IPR Misues and the IP -- Competition Law Interface.

Congratulations to Professor Lars Smith for successfully moderating a session on Private and Commercial Speech on the Internet at the Conference on Innovation and Communications Law in Turku, Finland. The conference was sponsered by the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Michigan State University College of Law, Drake University School of Law, the IPR University Center, and the University of Turku.

KUDOS: Jim Jones

On July 17, Professor Jim Jones spoke to the clinical staff of Wellspring on “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment.”

KUDOS: Karen Jordan

Karen Jordan was a participant in the AALS Conference on Evidence, June 3-6 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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On July 2, Professor Jim Jones spoke to the Governor's Scholar Program students on “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment.” 

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Robyn Lurding's paper, "The Dormant Copyright Clause," won first place in the Nathan Burkan Memorial Compeition sponsored by ASCAP.  Julia Riehm McGuffey's paper, "The Mechanical Meltdown: Why U.S. Songwriters are Strugglilng for Just a Few More Pennies," received second honors.  Congratulations to both!

Kudos, June 24, 2008

Professor James T.R. Jones presented "Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment" for the Psychopathology class of the Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, June 4, 2008.  

The May 2008 Women Lawyer's Association's annual legal ethics seminar was presented by Professor Grace M. Giesel.  Her presentation was titled "Recent Developments in Legal Ethics: Mass Tort Settlements, Metadata and Other Topics."

In addition to their regular duties, a number of law school faculty provide CLE presentations to the bar at the Louisville Bar Association. The following presentations were given during the first six months of 2008:

"Obtaining Racial Diversity in Our Schools without Using Race-Two Steps Forward, or Ten Steps Back" by Professor Cedric M. Powell was presented on February 28, 2008.

"Using the Internet to Locate Legal Information" by Professor Will Hilyerd was presented on May 12, 2008.

"Annual Spring Ethics CLE" was presented by Professor Grace Giesel on May 16, 2008.

Dean Jim Chen presented "Public Service Lawyering, By the Rules," to the local bar on June 4, 2008.

"Decoding the Kentucky Constitution" will be presented by Professor Kurt Metzmeier on June 30, 2008.

Kudos for June 11, 2008

Professor Jim Jones' paper entitled, "Severe Mental Illness in the Academy: A Secret Revealed" was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Health Law Journals during April 2008.

Professor Lisa Nicholson spoke as part of a panel on "Holding Lawyers Accountable for Client Behavior" on May 29 at the ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility. She was cited in the June 11, 2008, report.

Dean Jim Chen spoke to the Isaac Shelby Chapter of the University of Louisville Alumni Association on May 31. The event was picked up in the June 4, 2008, Shelbyville, Ky., newspaper, Sentinel-News.

In addition, Dean Chen has written a chapter entitled "Telecommunications Mergers," which will be included in Competition Policy and Merger Analysis in Deregulated and Newly Competitive Industries at pp. 52-83 (Peter Carstensen & Susan Beth Farmer eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2008).

The 25th Annual Warns Labor & Employment Law Institute was held May 29 and 30. The conference was coordinated by professors Ed Render, Laura Rothstein and Mark Rothstein. UofL Law professor Ariana Levinson spoke at the conference.

Professor Laura Rothstein also spoke at the University of Cincinnati College of Law's April 14, 2008 program, Education Law Stories: The People and Principles Behind Education's Most Contentious Legal Controversies.

Save the Date: Lawlapalooza 2008

Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands, will be held Thursday, October 2, 2008, at the Phoenix Hill Tavern. This fun-filled evening of music benefits the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation, which provides summer fellowships for University of Louisville law students to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

General admission tickets go on sale August 1 for $20 ($25 at the door) and may be purchased online at www.law.louisville.edu/lawlapalooza. Every purchase isn't just a ticket to a great time. It's a tax-deductible donation to the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation!

To compete, each band must have at least one member who is an attorney or law student. In previous years, bands have run the gamut of musical styles: from Irish folk, to rock and roll, to Klezmer. All interested, or even curious, bands and musicians should check out this page for detailed information and exciting new features.

For more information about Lawlapalooza Tour 2008:

Beth Haendiges
Communications Director
University of Louisville School of Law
Tel: 502-852-5817
E-mail: lawlapalooza@louisville.edu
Web: www.law.louisville.edu/lawlapalooza