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.
Professor Albert Lopez was recently recognized by Lawyers of Color as one of the “Top 50 Under 50” law professors making relevant contributions to the legal profession. Click here to read the full Lawyers of Color article.
“If you listened to American politicians or the media, you’d think this was nothing but some kind of luxurious Caribbean beach filled with scoundrels helping Americans, and American companies, try to evade taxes.” Click below to hear how Caymanian businesses help Americans and to learn more about Professor Andy Morriss’ Learn Liberty Academy Cayman Island video program.
Robert Bailey, class of 1999, will host a book signing for his legal thriller and winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award for Best Legal Thriller, The Professor. The signing will take place Saturday, April 19, at The Locker Room in Tuscaloosa from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The University of Alabama School of Law Clinical Program and Community Service Programs of West Alabama will lead a Mortgage Assistance Clinic Saturday, April 12, at the Tuscaloosa Public Library’s Rotary Room.
The clinic will begin at 12:30 pm.
The organizations will discuss different options available to homeowners who are having difficulties making their monthly house payments. This meeting would benefit various types of borrowers, including: those who are current on a home loan and want to make the loan more affordable; those who are behind on a home loan and fear foreclosure or are currently in foreclosure; and those who have recently experienced a hardship. There will be an opportunity to speak with Clinic and CSP representatives afterward.
The Clinical Program and the Community Service Program offer assistance to individuals in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Pickens and Tuscaloosa counties. Assistance is free.
For more information about the Clinical Program, visit its website here, or contact Caryn Roseman (205) 348-4960.
Last week Professor Paul Horwitz was interviewed by AL.com regarding two Supreme Court Cases: Sebelius, Sec. of H&HS v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius, Sec. of H&HS. Should corporations be able to opt out of providing free coverage for contraceptive services in their health insurance plans because of the religious beliefs of their owners?
“A major debate in American law, and American society too, is how to balance the conflict between liberty and equality, between universal nondiscrimination and full equal access to public and private services on the one hand, and individual rights of conscientious refusal on the other.”
Last week the UA Law team of Chris Richard (’14), Art Richey (’14) and Ryan Sprinkle (’14) finished second at The L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Health Law Transactional Moot Court Competition at Loyola University in Chicago. The team also won the prize for best oral presentation.
The Legacy of 1964: Race and Gender Inequity Fifty Years Later Symposium
The Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review will host a one day symposium, “The Legacy of 1964: Race and Gender Inequity Fifty Years Later”, April 4, 2014 at the Law School.
The symposium is a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The passage of the Act marked the beginning of a new era of American public life. At the time it was enacted, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was perceived by many to be the codified culmination of decades of sustained effort to provide equal opportunity for women and racial minorities. To its supporters, the Act embodied a promise to end systemic, institutional, and private barriers to women and racial minorities’ full and fair inclusion in the public and economic life of the nation.
The symposium will offer an examination of that promise from the vantage point of 2014. Calling together preeminent scholars in the study of race and sex equality, the symposium will explore the legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, utilizing a diverse set of perspectives and methodologies.
Alfred L. Brophy, Judge John J. Parker Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Dorothy A. Brown, Vice Provost and Professor of Law, Emory University
Anthony E. Cook, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Trina Jones, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
Gregory Parks, Assistant Professor of Law, Wake Forest School of Law
Jasmine Gonzales Rose, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
The symposium has been approved for 6.5 hours of CLE credit, with 1 hour of ethics credit. Please visit CLE Alabama to register for credit.
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.