May 29, 2014
May 27, 2014
Dean Mark Brandon discusses the legal job market, graduation trends and how he intends to keep tuition affordable at the School of Law. Read the full story at “Lawyer Limelight: Alabama Law Dean Mark Brandon.”
May 23, 2014
College athletics programs may be able to prevent academic misconduct by writing a clear policy, applying it consistently to all students and investigating every concern, says former Law School Professor Gene A. Marsh in a recent issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Check out “Friendly Faculty: the Quiet Danger to Athletics Programs” to read all of Marsh’s suggestions.
May 15, 2014
The Montgomery Advertiser recently published an article featuring UA School of Law alum Josh Segall. A 2006 graduate, he developed “Make It Rain: The Love of Money,” which recently ranked No. 1 on Apple’s app store. Click here to read Game Developers “Make It Rain.”
May 13, 2014
The National Law Journal published an article yesterday highlighting UA Law’s new dean, Mark Brandon. Click here to read “Alabama Law Deanship Represents a Homecoming for Brandon.”
May 7, 2014
Dr. Mark E. Brandon (’78), professor of law at Vanderbilt University since 2001, has been named the dean of The University of Alabama School of Law. Click here to read the full press release.
May 2, 2014
Gordon Rosen Professor of Law Paul Horwitz recently authored a post on SCOTUSblog, “Symposium: Thoughts on Town of Greece — if the kilt fits”. In this post he discusses the US Supreme Court’s decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway, focusing on Justice Kennedy’s opinion for the Court.
AL.com also interviewed Professor Paul Horwitz regarding the recent court ruling allowing the town of Greece, NY to continue opening its meetings with prayer. Click here to read the full article: “If prayer is OK for town meetings, what about schools?”
April 28, 2014
Professor William Andreen’s post, “Waters of the United States”-Myths and Facts Surrounding the New Proposed Rule from EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers, was recently published on CPR’s Blog. In the post Professor Andreen explains the proposed rulemaking, by the EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers, to clarify the jurisdictional reach of the protections afforded by the Clean Water Act. Click here to read the full post.
April 23, 2014
Commencement for the Class of 2014 was held May 3 at 5:00 p.m. in Coleman Coliseum (webcast archive available). The commencement address given by UA Law Dean Emeritus Kenneth C. Randall.
Degree candidates were hooded by Director of Legal Writing Program and Legal Writing Lecturer, Kimberly Boone; Thomas E. Skinner Professor of Law, Bryan Fair; and Bainbridge-Mims Professor of Law, Pamela Pierson.
A reception honoring the 163 graduating students was held immediately following the ceremony on the Camille Wright Cook Plaza in front of the Law School.
April 23, 2014
Professor Andrew Morriss’ article, “Christian Environmentalism and the Temptation of Faux Asceticism,” was recently published in the Acton Commentary.
“It is important to clarify the Church’s teaching on asceticism because many voices in the environmental movement encourage a kind of ascetical lifestyle in the name of “ethical consumption.” Orthodox writers on the environment are not immune to the temptation of putting the ascetical tradition of the Church in the service of another agenda. For example, the conclusion of the Inter-Orthodox Conference on Environmental Protection, held in Crete in 1991, states: ‘Humanity needs a simpler way of life, a renewed asceticism, for the sake of creation’.”
Click here to read the full article.
The Law School, along with the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program and the Tuscaloosa County Bar association, will host a free legal clinic for low-income residents of Tuscaloosa County on April 24. The free clinic will take place at the main branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library from 3:00-5:30. Click here to read more about the clinic.