Faculty News

2008 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The Warren E. Burger Prize is awarded to encourage thoughtful practical scholarship in the areas of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. The American Inns of Court invites professors, students, judges, and other authors to participate in the writing competition by submitting an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 25,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. The submission deadline is June 15, 2008.

The author of the winning submission will receive a cash prize of $5,000, and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The Warren E. Burger Prize will be presented to the author at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence in Washington, DC on October 11, 2008.

For more information or questions about the competition, please contact Cindy Dennis, cdennis@innsofcourt.org

To learn more about the American Inns of Court, go to its website: http://www.innsofcourt.org/ 

 For more information about the Warren E. Burger Prize and a list of past recipients, click here.

Faculty Kudos--January 8, 2008

Professor Jim Jones' article, "Surviving the Scourge of Schizophrenia: A Law Professor's Story," will be published in the Hastings Women's Law Journal.

Professor Jones has also been named to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Louisville board of directors for 2008.

Assistant Dean Keith Sealing was named to the Board of the newly formed AALS Section on Balance in Legal Education. The Section held its first meeting on Saturday, January 5 to discuss the meaning of "balance" in Legal Education in light of the issues raised in the recent publication of the Carnegie Report on Educating Lawyers and the CLEA Report on Best Practices in Legal Education. The Board will undertake the planning of next year's Section Event and a proposed newsletter or blog. 

Professor Lisa Nicholson was placed on the executive committee for the AALS Section on Securities Regulations.

At the AALS conference, Professor Russ Weaver gave a speech on comparative research and participated in committee meetings. He also reached agreements with publishers regarding three new projects.

Professor Judith Fischer has been invited to serve on a National Association of Women Lawyers committee to judge the organization's writing contest.

Professor Scott Campbell's article, "The Civil War Reminiscences of John Marshall Harlan," was published in the November issue of the Journal of Supreme Court History.

Brandeis Documentary Airs on PBS January 14

"Louis Brandeis: The People's Attorney" will air on KET1 on Tuesday, January 8 at 9:00 p.m. and again on KET2 on January 14 at 10:00 p.m.

The documentary, which premiered in November at the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law, includes interviews and commentary by Professor Laura Rothstein. For more information on the documentary, click here.

Book Signing with UofL Law School Grad

On Thursday, January 10th at 7 PM, avid woodsman and practicing attorney, Andre Bergeron, will participate in a reading and book signing for his new book, The Devil's Ridge. Bergeron uses the mythic quality of the North American great ape, Sasquatch, or Bigfoot, to craft a gripping page-turner that taps into our primal fears and basic instincts. Reminiscent of stories told around the campfire, The Devil's Ridge will make you wonder what is lurking in the shadows, just beyond the fire's light.

Andre Bergeron earned his Master's degree in English and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville. He practices law in Louisville. The Devil's Ridge is his first novel.

Where: Carmichael's Bookstore
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
502-896-6950

 

 

Kudos, December 5, 2007

The book Education Stories has been published by Foundation Press. Included in the book is a chapter by Laura Rothstein: "The Story of Southeastern Community College v. Davis: The Prequel to the Television Series ER.

Jim Chen's paper entitled "The Most Dangerous Justice Rides into the Sunset" was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Litigation, Procedure & Dispute Resolution Journals in early December.

Tony Arnold's paper "The Structure of the Land Use Regulatory System in the United States" was listed on SSRN's Top Ten list for its Political Science Network in late November.

Kentucky Supreme Court Oral Arguments Live Online

Kentucky Supreme Court oral arguments are available online. The public can now view live feeds of the arguments. To watch the feeds, go to the Kentucky Supreme Court website, http://www.courts.ky.gov/courts/supreme/ and select the Oral Arguments Calendar from the right-hand menu.

The next scheduled oral arguments are December 12, 2007.

LBA Santa's Court Toy Drive

The Law School has once again agreed to participate in the LBA Santa's Court Toy Drive. This is a drive to provide toys for the children not selected from the Salvation Army Angel Tree. The majority of the children not selected are older, so please gear your gifts toward older boys and girls. Some examples are games, sports equipment, watches, curling iron or makeup.

 

The deadline to donate is December 11. You may bring items to Becky Wimberg, Room 202.

Kudos November 29, 2007

Ariana Levinson's piece "Editing Tips for the Busy Attorney" appears in the November edition of the Kentucky Bench & Bar (available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1031740).

Levinson presented her paper "Lawyering Skills Principles and Methods Offer Insight as to Best Practices for Arbitration" (available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1022065) to the faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Law on November 20, 2007.

Kudos November 2007

On October 15, 2007, Professor Laura Rothstein spoke at the University of Vermont's 17th Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Higher Education. Professor Rothstein spoke on the following topics: "Millennial Students and ADA Updates"; "High Risk Student Behavior"; and "Managing High Risk Student Behavior on Your Campus."

Professor Tony Arnold's monograph Fair and Healthy Land Use: Environmental Justice and Planning has been published by the American Planning Association.

Professor Arnold spoke at the LBA CLE "Environmental Justice: Current Developments" on November 13.

Ariana Levinson's paper entitled, "Lawyering Skills Principles and Methods Offer Insight as to Best Practices for Arbitration" was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for MRN Negotiations & Dispute Resolution Network and NEG Subject Matter Journals throughout much of November 2007.

Lisa Nicholson's paper entitled, "Making In-Roads to Corporate General Counsel Positions: It's Only a Matter of Time?" was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for MRN Corporate Strategy & Business Policy Network and POL Subject Matter Journals in November 2007.

Fall Food Drive

Phi Alpha Delta is sponsoring a Fall Food Drive to benefit local food shelves, e. g., Dare to Care. The drive has already begun and will last two weeks, from Monday, November 5th, to Monday, November 19th. They would like students, staff, and professors to bring non-perishable food items and deposit these items into collection bins, located in the main lobby of the law school. The food drive is affiliated with Kentucky Harvest, a charitable organization that distributes these items to area food programs.

Additionally, some professors are assisting in the Food Drive by permitting students who are called upon in class (between November 5th and November 19th) to be excused from answering in exchange for a donation of a food item.