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March 18, 2014

Professor Elliott Interviewed by NPR

Professor Heather Elliott was interviewed by NPR in a segment regarding Alabama’s water management issues. Elliott said, “Basically we have a 19th century legal system and we’re trying to deal with 21st century problems.” Click here to listen to the full NPR segment.

March 7, 2014

Receive Your LL.M. Concentrations in Taxation or Business Online

The Law School’s Graduate Department offers two exceptional LL.M. programs through live, interactive Internet technologies. Students receive skills-based instruction taught by respected professors and practitioners throughout the country without having to leave their offices.

The tax program permits students to focus on courses in estate planning or business tax. The course of study for the business program is interdisciplinary in fields of law and business – including tax, finance, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and traditional corporate classes.

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2014.

For more information, or to apply to either concentration, visit www.alabamallm.com or contact Assistant Dean for Graduate Law Programs Daniel Powell .

March 6, 2014

“Fix Legal Education: Send Law Profs Back to the ‘Real World’” – Professor Carodine’s Article Published in Ozy

CarodineProfessor Montré Carodine’s article “Fix Legal Education: Send Law Profs Back to the ‘Real World’” was recently published in the digital magazine Ozymandias. “We are using the same old approach to teaching students that schools used over 100 years ago, tuition is higher than ever, and traditional legal jobs are scarce. So how can we fix this?” Click here to read the full article.

March 4, 2014

Gene Marsh Quoted by the New York Times: Collective Bargaining at the Collegiate Level

Northwestern University Football players spent last week giving testimony before the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C. The question being raised Gene Marsh headshotis whether Northwestern football players should have the right to collectively bargain as university employees. Click here to read the full New York Times article.

February 25, 2014

Nathan Cordle (’15) Elected as Inaugural Governor of ABA Law Student Division’s 10th Circuit

Cordle160Nathan Cordle, a 2L student, attended the American Bar Association Law Student Division’s 10th Circuit Spring Meeting in Memphis, TN.  The 10th Circuit, recently formed, is comprised of nine law schools, including Alabama Law, from Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Nathan was elected as the inaugural governor of the 10th Circuit.  Click here learn more about the duties of a Circuit Governor.

February 7, 2014

Schedule Announced for NYT v. Sullivan Symposium

The Alabama Law Review will host a symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of New York Times v. Sullivan on February 28, 2014, at The University of Alabama School of Law.

New York Times v. Sullivan is one of the most important cases in the history of First Amendment jurisprudence. Famously described by a noted First Amendment scholar at the time as “an occasion for dancing in the streets,” the decision in New York Times v. Sullivan constitutionalized the law of libel, recognizing a dramatic breadth of freedom to criticize public officials for their conduct; in so doing, it had a significant impact on both freedom of speech and freedom of the press, one that has been debated ever since. As a historical matter, moreover, the case was intimately connected to the history of the civil rights movement, particularly within the state of Alabama.

Our speakers include some of the nation’s foremost experts on both the history and law concerning New York Times v. Sullivan. They include Professor David A. Anderson, University of Texas School of Law; Judge U.W. Clemon, Northern District of Alabama; Professor RonNell Andersen Jones, BYU Law School; Judge Robert Sack, Second Circuit Court of Appeals; Professor Chris Schmidt, ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law; Professor Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School; and Professor Sonya West, The University of Georgia School of Law.

The event is open to the public and begins at 8:00 a.m. in room A255 in the law school. Those wishing to attend must register by February 21. Go to www.law.ua.edu/register to register for the symposium.

Schedule:

8:00 – 8:05      Welcome & Introduction

Paul Horwitz, Gordon Rosen Professor of Law, The University of Alabama

8:05 – 8:15      Opening Remarks

David A. Anderson, Fred & Emily Marshall Wulff Centennial Chair in Law, University of Texas School of Law

8:15-9:00        Session I

Judge U.W. Clemon, Northern District of Alabama (ret.) and Partner, White, Arnold & Dowd

9:00-10:00      Session II

Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

10:00-10:20     Break

10:20-11:20    Session III

Sonja West, Associate Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law

11:20-12:45    Session IV Lunch & Keynote Address

Judge Robert Sack, Second Circuit Court of Appeals

12:45-1:05       Break

1:05-2:05        Session V

David A. Anderson, Fred & Emily Marshall Wulff Centennial Chair in Law, University of Texas School of Law

2:05-3:05        Session VI

Professor RonNell Andersen Jones, Associate Professor of Law, Brigham Young University Law School

3:05-3:15         Break

3:15-4:15        Session VII

Christopher Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law

4:15-4:45        Closing Remarks

David A. Anderson, Fred & Emily Marshall Wulff Centennial Chair in Law, University of Texas School of Law

 

For questions regarding the symposium, please contact Brenda McPherson: bmcpherson@law.ua.edu

January 24, 2014

Janie Shores (’59) Featured by Gulf Coast News

The Honorable Janie Ledlow Shores is featured in an article by the GulfCoastNewsToday.com. This 1959 graduate of The University of Alabama School of Law entered her 1L year as one of five women at the law school. She went on to be the editor of the Alabama Law Review and graduated at the top of her class. Read more about Janie Shores.

January 10, 2014

The 2014 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction is Currently Accepting Entries

The fourth annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, co-sponsored by the Law School and the ABA Journal, is now accepting entries for the 2014 prize. Please visit www.HarperLeePrize.com to find out more information.

January 7, 2014

Professor Horwitz’s Book Honored by Harvard University Press

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Professor Paul Horwitz’s First Amendment Institutions has been named one of the “Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013″ by the American Library Association’s Choice magazine.  Read more about  First Amendment Institutions.

January 2, 2014

“When God Spikes Your Drink: Guilty Without Mens Rea”

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Professor Vars’ article, “When God Spikes Your Drink: Guilty Without Mens Rea”, was recently published by the California Law Review. This article is a criticism of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Metrish v. LancasterRead the article in the California Law Review here.