Save the date! The annual Alabama Law Alumni Society Banquet is scheduled for February 11, 2022, at Haven in Birmingham. More details will follow. We hope to see you there!
Today is GivingTuesday, which is a global day of generosity that was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. It is an opportunity for people around the world to come together to thank, help, give, show kindness, and share what they have with those in need. In celebration of this day, we hope you take this opportunity to give generously to areas that you are passionate about. We would be honored if you would include The Alabama Law Alumni Society in your giving efforts. This Society provides additional dollars that take a fine legal education and make it exceptional by providing resources and experiences that truly make a difference. You can make a gift by visiting www.give.ua.edu.
Professsor Mirit Eyal-Cohen published her article, The Illusory Promise of Free Enterprise: A Primer to Promoting Racially Diverse Entrepreneurship, with the Emory Law Journal this fall.
Professor Vance was featured on The Today Show last weekend discussing a possible Supreme Court ruling on the Texas abortion law.
Last weekend, the Alabama Law Mock Trial Teams consisting of Adelaide Beckman (3L), Raine Cook (2L), and Amy Harper (3L), Walker Kowalchyk (2L), Jeremy Martin (2L), Julie Newton (2L), Jillian Vice (2L), and Louisa Chafee Weiss (2L), and under the direction of Professor Yuri Linestsky, competed against 18 teams in the Case Classic Mock Trial Tournament at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. They received effusive praise from the judges, with one of the teams making it to the championship round. In addition, team member Amy Harper was one of the three finalists for the Overall Best Advocate award in the tournament.
The team’s success was the result of a great deal of hard work by all the team members, including Courtney Garrett (2L) who served as an alternate, and the generosity of faculty members and guest judges who took time to judge practice rounds and provide helpful feedback including Professor Steve Emens, Scott Sloss (’21), and JR Krebs (’17).
The Holiday Shopping Season is upon us! Did you know your purchases on Amazon can generate contributions for the Law School? When you shop using AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to The Law School Foundation. More information can be found here on how to designate The Law School Foundation as your selected charity.
This week, Professor Jenny Carroll was nominated by the Democratic members of the U.S. Commission for Civil Rights and approved unanimously by the full, bipartisan Commission to the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The EAC provides guidance on the administration of elections in the United States and for individuals entitled to vote in U.S. elections who are living outside of the United States.
From 2016-2020, Professor Carroll served as the Chair of the State Advisory Committee (SAC) for Alabama to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights during which time she authored a 2018 report that examined barriers to voting in Alabama.
“This work made me acutely aware of the impact of voting regulations on ordinary citizens seeking to realize enfranchisement, said Professor Carroll. “I look forward to working with the EAC to ensure that the election regulations and policies of our country serve to protect one of our most fundamental rights as citizens—to have a voice in our won governance, the right to vote.”
Professor Deepa Das Acevedo recently published an article in the Asian Journal of Law and Society titled From Mythic Saviours to #MeToo at the Indian Supreme Court. View and download the full article on SSRN.
Professor Benjamin McMichael was recently quoted in a malpractice article on Medscape.com titled ‘Apology’ Laws for Malpractice: Deader Than a Dodo? (Subscription necessary for viewing).
2021 Alabama Law graduate and Equal Justice Works Fellow, Scott Sloss, recently published an article on the Equal Justice Works website titled A Veteran’s Perspective: 5 Things to Know When Working with Veteran Clients. In the piece, he draws on his own veteran experiences and his time working with veterans in Tuscaloosa County as part of his Equal Justice Works Fellowship.
In addition, an interview with Sloss was also published on the Thomson Reuter’s site, Legal Current. The conversation focuses on the goals and aim of his two-year Equal Justice Works Fellowship—the Veterans Law Project. The full interview can be viewed here.