SBA joins the Dean in Commending the Brandeis Law Faculty for a Month of Academic Successes

Faculty Updates
10/18-11/14

Shelley Santry and the Clinic are Award Winners
On November 14th at the Women's Center‘s Annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton Awards Luncheon, Shelley Santry received the prestigious Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Gender Equity Award, which "is given to a member of the University of Louisville community who has done significant work towards gender equity." Shelley received this award for her work with our domestic violence clinic. The clinic has served just shy of 600 clients of whom 99% are women. Predominately, the clinic serves low income victims of domestic violence in Emergency Protective Order (EPO) hearings in Jefferson Family Court.

On October 26th, the Legal Aid Society honored the clinic with one of its Volunteer Awards.

Professor Trucios-Haynes Speaks on Immigrant Rights
Professor Trucios-Haynes led a session at the Sowers of Justice Network Community-Wide Conference on Economic Justice on Saturday, October 20, 2012. The conference was held at Central High School. Professor Trucios-Haynes also presented the ACLU-KY Annual Legal Update at the Bill of Rights Dinner on Saturday, October 20, 2012 held at the Brown Theater. Professor Trucios-Haynes is Vice-Chair of the Board of the ACLU-KY.

Virginia Mattingly: 2012 Outstanding Chapter Member SLA
Congratulations to Virginia Mattingly, Cybrarian and Associate Professor of Legal Bibliography, who is the recipient of the Special Libraries Association's "2012 Outstanding Chapter Member" for the Kentucky Chapter. Her achievement was acknowledged at the SLA's Fall Business Meeting, Awards & Program on Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Jonathan at Gratz Park restaurant in Lexington, Ky.

Professor Jones profiled in bp Magazine
Professor James Jones is profiled in a two page story in the Fall 2012 issue of bp Magazine, the foremost publication in the nation discussing bipolar disorder, one of the most significant forms of mental illness in the world.

"It is very liberating to no longer have to hide something that is so central to your being. The fear is gone."
You may read an excerpt from the magazine online. Professor Jones also spoke at the 2012 Montana State Conference on Mental Illness on November 1 in Helena. Over 200 people attended the talk and he received a standing ovation.

Professor Cedric Powell Presents at First Faculty Showcase
Professor Cedric Merlin Powell was the speaker at the first Faculty Showcase, a series of events organized by the Student Bar Association to highlight the outstanding work of the Brandeis School of Law faculty. The topic for this showcase was: Critiquing Neutrality: Critical Perspectives on Schools, the First Amendment, and Affirmative Action in a Post-Racial World. Professor Powell writes that the talk will "offer a critique of color-blind constitutionalism and post-racial constitutionalism on three levels focusing on schools, the First Amendment, and affirmative action." He has been writing about this topic since 1995, and this talk builds upon his previous work in that it "argue[s] that there is an integrated theory that unifies not only my analysis, but the Court's jurisprudence." Powell's most recent article, "Harvesting New Conceptions of Equality: Opportunity, Results, and Neutrality" was published in the Saint Louis University Law Review.

Professor Judy Fischer is Busy Speaking About Legal Writing
On November 17th Professor Fischer will be on a panel at the ABA's Appellate judges Conference in New Orleans. The topic is "Framing Appellate Issues." On November 30th Professor Fischer will be on a panel on professionalism in legal writing at Northwestern.

Professor Levinson is Invited to Present a Paper in Spain
Professor Levinson has been invited to participate in the conference: Electronic Challenges: Regulating Social Networking in the Modern Workplace at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid on Thursday, December 20, 2012. In conjunction with the conference, she will write an article for a special issue of the peer-reviewed Spanish Labour Law and Employment Relations Journal.

Professor Marcosson Part of Panel Discussion on the Healthcare Act
On October 30, 2012 Professor Marcosson was part of a panel at the Brandeis American Inn of Court. The panel discussed the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Kentuckians.