A highlight of the Law School's December 12, 2008, holiday party was the dedication of the Class of 1979 Classroom. Now redesignated Room 079, the Class of 1979 Classroom is the only room in the Law School whose renovation has been funded by contributions by a single class.
The Law School will once again be participating in the LBA's toy drive. Santa’s Court Toy Drive benefits children not adopted from Salvation Army Angel Trees. Many of those not chosen will be older children, so please gear your purchases toward boys and girls 10 and over.
When you do your holiday shopping, remember to pick up something for the toy drive. Please bring new, unwrapped gifts to the Dean's Office or the Law School Copy Center.
Your participation will certainly make the holiday season a little brighter for many local children! Thank you!
Last week, Professor Manning Warren and his son Sebrand, a 10th grader at DuPont Manual, delivered 25 bags of canned goods donated by UofL Law School students as part of a Kentucky Harvest food delivery run to St. Joseph’s Children’s Home. Below is a copy of the letter of appreciation that he received from the organization.
Dear Staff and Students,
On behalf of Kentucky Harvest I’d like to offer thanks for the 4000 cans of food and assorted items you donated to Kentucky Harvest. Your donation will be taken to an area shelter or mission in Louisville, KY. Our motto is “People Helping People” and with your aid we can certainly live out that statement. Best wishes, and thanks once again for your kindness.
Marc F. Curtis
Director of Operations
“I would like to congratulate the arbitration competition team on their great performance at the ABA arbitration competition this past weekend. It was the first time each member of the team had competed, yet they managed to secure an arbitrator judge’s vote in each of the two rounds. Their evaluation forms include many positive comments. Here are some highlights. Lily Chan and Josh Speirs prepared a “well organized” opening statement and summation. They made “good use of evidence” and gave a “well done professional and ethical presentation.” Mike McIntire’s direct examination included “good chronological organization of questions and proof,” and on cross he did well by showing “possible bias.” His partner, Colleen Goodman, gave a “superior” opening with “great organization” and a “good timeline” that was “great on remedies.” All participants were repeatedly congratulated on how well-prepared their witnesses were. I have every expectation that next year Lily and Josh will make use of their experience to advance the team to the semi-finals.”
In recent weeks, a significant number of students, and some staff, have acquired Antivirus 2009, a malware app that purports to be anti-spyware software. Antivirus 2009 originates from Web sites that users visit, which warn the user he/she has no antispyware protection and prompt him/her to install Antivirus 2009.
If you suspect your computer is infected, faculty and staff should contact Joe Leitsch (852-2560, email@example.com), and students should see John Shelman in room 119. Infections are indicated by a red circle with an "X" in it in the system tray, lower right corner of the Windows Desktop.
The IT staff recommend avoiding malware infections by installing and keeping up to date the University's distribution of of Symantec Endpoint Protection (formerly Symantec Antivirus), which is available for free download from iTechXpress.
As a general rule, any Web site or browser pop-up that warns that you do not have antivirus and/or antispyware protection and then prompts you to install an application to protect your computer is lying. Lying, lying, lying.
Ms. Izlar received the Dr. M. Celeste Professional Development Award, which is given to UofL graduate students for travel or other professional development needs who best demonstrate how well their intended use of the award supports the mission of the Women’s Center and Dr. Nichols’ legacy. Jamie intends to use the award next summer to conduct research that will facilitate community engagement in the Dominican Republic.
The award is named in honor of M. Celeste Nichols, student, scholar, mentor, and professor. She was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from UofL’s English Department. Dr. Nichols taught African American literature and basic writing at UofL, Kentucky State University, and at Bellarmine University.
Justice Louis D. Brandeis's 152nd Birthday
November 13, 2008
|Professors Metzmeier, Rothstein, and Campbell
||Bas-relief image of Aldoph Brandeis, Louis's father|
|Professor Scott Campbell awards the winners with Animal Crackers, a favorite of Justice Brandeis.||Students engaged in a pop quiz about the life of Justice Brandeis.|
|Professor Kurt Metzmeier displaying an illustration from a Harper's Weekly article that made up "Other People's Money".||Wreath placed at the grave markers of Louis D. Brandeis and his wife, Alice Goldmark.|
The first titles of the Law Library Collection to be made available are William Littell's Statute Law of Kentucky, which compiles all the legal enactments relating to Kentucky from its beginning as a district of Virginia to 1819, and Report of the Debates and Proceedings of the Convention for the Revision of the Constitution of the State of Kentucky (1849), a rare transcript of the debates of the convention that drafted Kentucky's third constitution.
Other upcoming collections will reproduce the original plates of H. Levin's Lawyers and Lawmakers of Kentucky (1897), and will digitize the early class composites of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, starting with prints from the 1890s. In the future, the Law Library digital collection will dip into the institution's archival collections, reproducing scrapbooks kept by Malvina Harlan that document the life and times of Justice John Marshall Harlan.
See the press release for the full story.
“One of our teams, composed of third-year student Steve Mattingly and second-year Brian Stempien, were recognized for writing the Best Brief in the tournament. This was the second time in the last three years that one of our teams has won this award. Writing the best brief of the 21 teams in the competition positioned Steve and Brian to then win both of their preliminary rounds on Friday (beating teams from George Mason and William & Mary), and advance into the quarterfinal round on Saturday morning.
There, they defeated the defending regional champions from Campbell University, to advance to the semi-finals where they faced a team from Duke. In an extremely close and high-quality round, they were knocked out by a slim two-point margin. Overall, it was the most successful performance by any U of L team in the history of the competition.
We were also very well-represented by a team made up entirely of second-year students, Barry Dunn and Duffy Trager. They went 1-1 on Friday, including a win over a team from Wake Forest, and just missed out on a tie-breaker from advancing to the quarterfinals.
It was a great performance, and I was extremely proud of the way all four of them represented the law school.”