As of this weekend several students have reported being unable to print from their laptops due to an "unable to connect" error from Paper Cut. If you are experiencing this problem please email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which version of Mac or Windows that you have (7, 8, 8.1, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mt. Lion, Mavericks). We are currently troubleshooting this issue with no ETA for repair and consequently all notifications of errors will aid us in the troubleshooting process. In the meantime please use the computer labs for printing as they are currently working.
Lisa Matthews, a third-year student preparing to graduate this May, is included in an article about adult learners in this month’s Kentucky Life Magazine. At 55, Lisa is setting an example for adults who return to college to complete their undergraduate degrees. After receiving her degree from the University of Louisville, Lisa went on to apply for law school and is now a few months from earning her Juris Doctor degree. You can read more about Lisa in the article “Graduating in Overtime.”
2L Ashley Mouser, the Brandeis School of Law's 2013 Ellen B. Ewing Fellow, and Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands, which benefits the Ewing Foundation and funds fellowships like Ashley's, were recognized in the Winter/Spring 2014 edition of University of Louisville Magazine, published by the UofL Alumni Association.
Lawlapoolaza and its student emcees were also mentioned in the February 2014 issue of the ABA’s Student Lawyer magazine, p. 36. Request a copy at the law library’s front desk.
AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund's 2014 Mike Eidson Scholarship
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.
The application deadline is May 1, 2014, and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year in July in Baltimore. For more information, see application.
After years of digging through photographic archives, the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law is ready to unveil photos taken nearly 50 years ago when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in the school’s Allen Court Room.
“We found photos that we didn’t even know existed,” said Robin Harris, who chairs the law school’s diversity committee and is a professor of legal bibliography. “Two of the photos show Mrs. King and another shows a close up of Dr. King—which is fairly rare.”
Law school Dean Susan Duncan said the photos of King standing at a podium in the courtroom gave her chills.
“It’s gratifying to know that King spoke here,” said Duncan. “Because—even 50 years ago—this university was a trailblazer in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness.”
Harris said the project was a collaborative effort between the law school and UofL Archives and Special Collections. Five of the photos will be permanently displayed in the courtroom’s entrance along with a bronze plaque that commemorates King’s visit.
King spoke at the school March 30, 1967, after law student Steve Porter invited him. Porter—now a graduate of the law school—will speak at the February event along with fellow UofL alumnus Andrew Williams and recently retired law professor David Leibson. Porter and Leibson were in the courtroom during King’s visit and Williams was one of dozens of students who squeezed around the courtroom’s windows hoping to glimpse the civil rights leader.
All three will share their thoughts and memories about King’s visit during the event.
The Community Foundation of Louisville is seeking qualified applicants for the Marian Kincaid Warns & Carl A. Warns Jr. Scholarship Fund for the 2014-2015 academic year. The fund was established to provide grants to help defray the law school expenses of students currently enrolled at the Brandeis School of Law.
Starting this year, all scholarship applications must only be completed and submitted online. The submission deadline is March 31. Visit http://www.cflouisville.org/connect/scholarships to create an account. Then log in to search for the Marian Kincaid Warns & Carl A. Warns Jr. Scholarship and complete the application.
Eligibility: (i) Must be currently enrolled at the Brandeis School of Law and have completed at least one year of full-time coursework; (ii) Cumulative 3.0 GPA in all courses pertaining to labor and employment law; (iii) Financial need; (iv) Preference given to applicants who (1) demonstrate an intention to pursue a career in labor or employment law, or (2) despite a physical disability is pursuing a career in law.
Law students may request their class rank (1) in person; or (2) by sending an email to Ms. Barbara Thompson using their louisville.edu email address. Class ranks will not be given over the phone. If you wish to obtain your class rank in person, please stop by Ms. Thompson's office - 217. If you wish to request your class rank via email, please send your request to email@example.com. Do not send an email using a personal email address. You must use your louisville.edu email address.
Brown v. Board of Education, the environment, and college students with disabilities. These are the three topics for presentations by Brandeis faculty at national conferences in February.Tony Arnold the Keynote Speaker at University of Missouri School of Law Symposium on Environmental Law
In a symposium organized around the scholarship of Boehl Professor Arnold, he will give the keynote address at a February 14 symposium on Environmental Law 4.0: Adaptive and Resilient. He was invited to do so based on the University of Missouri Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law organizers who found his work to be intriguing and compelling.
Environmental law in the United States has been continually evolving since the "first generation" of commandand- control regulatory statutes in the 1970s to the emerging fourth generation. This new generation of environmental law is under pressure to develop a framework that is more adaptive and resilient. Yet the institutional arrangements to protect the environment and manage natural resources generally have been unimodal ("one-sizefits- all") and fragmented, resulting in a current framework that is ill-suited for today's pressing environmental issues.This symposium explores the prospects for the fourth generation of environmental law. How can a better understanding of resilience science and our relationship to environmental and natural resource challenges serve as a catalyst to transform environmental law to become more adaptive? Will environmental law develop a framework that is more integrated and multimodal? What are the theoretical and practical hurdles that must be overcome as we enter into the next generation of environmental law? These and other critical questions will be examined through a variety of perspectives, including ecological science, law and economics, environmental justice, indigenous peoples, international law and administrative law. Cedric Merlin Powell to Serve as Plenary Session Speaker at Washburn University Center for Law and Government Professor Powell has been recognized for his work on critical race theory and invited to speak on this topic on February 27. The symposium explores in a critical manner what the Brown v. Board of Education decision has meant and what it will continue to mean looking forward. On February 25, the Louisville Bar Association will recognize Professor Powell for his scholarship and leadership on race issues when it presents him with the annual Trailblazer Award during the Black History Month event. In addition to the LBA award, Cedric also won the 2014 Chestnut Street YMCA Adult Black Achievers award. This is the 35th year of the program. Distinguished professionals from a number of fields are selected as role models for youth achievers. Adult achievers are expected to give 40 hours of service to the youth achievers program. Cedric was selected by Vice Provost Mordean Taylor-Archer to represent the University of Louisville.
Laura Rothstein to serve as Stetson Conference of Higher Education Law and Policy Honorary ChairMust universities allow emotional support animals in the library? Can veterans with disabilities returning to college receive accommodations when the military does not provide documentation of the disability in a timely fashion? Are sororities required to make their houses accessible for wheelchairs even though they are private clubs? What policies should universities have in place to ensure that baby boomer faculty members are given fair treatment if their physical or mental health becomes frail? Are universities risking the cancellation of excellent programs for grade school and high school students because of new and burdensome policies put in place in reaction to the Jerry Sandusky scandal?
These are only a few of the issues that will be addressed by Laura Rothstein, Professor of Law and Distinguished University Scholar. In addition to serving as a panelist or speaker at four different sessions at the February 2014, 35th Annual National Conference on Higher Education Law and Policy sponsored by Stetson University Law School, she will serve this year as Honorary Chair of the conference. This honor reflects her longstanding commitment to increasing the understanding of higher education legal issues. In 2011 she was honored by the conference with the William A. Kaplin Award for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy.
YPAL (Young Professionals Association of Louisville) is hosting a luncheon on March 5 at the Bristol Downtown. It is the kick-off of our “Legal-Ease” series, sponsored by SKO. The intent of the event is to have prominent attorneys have lunch with young attorneys in order to mentor and provide career advice. At the first event, we are inviting four local judges—Judges Clayton, Stevens, Bisig, and Chauvin. Law students are welcome to register.
The link to the event is here: https://www.ypal.org/Events/March-Legal-Ease. If you are a member, you get a discounted registration price.