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  • October 2014 | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    after a federal judge ruled BP is the responsible party for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill For more on the ruling and its effects listen to Federal Judge Rules BP Primary Culprit in Gulf Oil Spill and As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact Some People Aren t Seeing The Cash Mini Course on Election Law Kareem Crayton Associate Professor of law at The University of North Carolina will teach a mini course Oct 13 17 Crayton led a group of scholars who submitted a widely cited amicus brief to the U S Supreme Court in the case Shelby County v Holder He was contributing amicus counsel in the U S Supreme Court for the Congressional Black Caucus in the Voting Rights Act lawsuit Bartlett v Strickland as well as co counsel to the Congressional Tri Caucus Congressional Black Hispanic and Asian Pacific American Caucuses in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One NAMUDNO v Holder Looking to hire Registration is now open for Fall On Campus Interviews The Career Services Office is happy to help you locate 2Ls for summer positions or 3Ls and alumni for post graduation employment If you are interested in hiring an Alabama law student for summer or permanent employment please contact the Assistant Dean for Career Services Tom Ksobiech tksobiech law ua edu The CSO can arrange an on campus interview collect resumes or post a position on its electronic job board All CSO services are free of charge Alumni News Hansen Babington 14 has joined the Corporate and Finance Sections of Balch Bingham LLP in Birmingham David R Beasley 14 has joined the General Litigation Practice Group of Maynard Cooper Gale in Huntsville Sharonda Childs 13 has joined the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Burr Forman LLP in Birmingham Michael Dodson 13 has joined the Commercial Litigation practice group of Burr Forman LLP in Birmingham Greg W Foster 07 has joined Stewart Stewart P C Jeremiah M Glassford 14 has joined the Litigation Section of Balch Bingham LLP in Birmingham Brent Grainger 04 has joined the Jefferson County law department Jacob Harper 14 has joined the Litigation Section of Balch Bingham in Montgomery Tripp Haston 93 was elected president of the International Association of Defense Council Haston has served the IADC as a member of the its Board of Directors since 2010 and was President Elect for 2013 2014 Joshua Hess 14 has joined the Insurance and Financial Services Litigation Practice Group of Maynard Cooper Gale in Birmingham Mitchell Moorer 14 accepted a position with the Philadelphia Eagles in the football administration department Anil Mujumdar 00 has joined Gregory M Zarzaur 00 in the law firm of Zarzaur Law LLC in Birmingham Edward A O Neal 14 has joined the Governmental Affairs Practice Group of the Maynard Cooper Gale in Birmingham T Dylan Reeves 09 has joined Stewart Stewart P C H Harold Stephens 80 was appointed to the Alabama Supreme Court Pattern Jury Instruction Committee and reappointed to the Alabama Supreme

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  • September 2014 | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Row in relationship to Harper Lee s To Kill a Mockingbird Mini Course on Election Law Kareem Crayton Associate Professor of law at The University of North Carolina will teach a mini course Oct 13 17 Crayton led a group of scholars who submitted a widely cited amicus brief to the U S Supreme Court in the case Shelby County v Holder He was contributing amicus counsel in the U S Supreme Court for the Congressional Black Caucus in the Voting Rights Act lawsuit Bartlett v Strickland as well as co counsel to the Congressional Tri Caucus Congressional Black Hispanic and Asian Pacific American Caucuses in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One NAMUDNO v Holder Looking to hire Registration is now open for Fall On Campus Interviews The Career Services Office is happy to help you locate 2Ls for summer positions or 3Ls and alumni for post graduation employment If you are interested in hiring an Alabama law student for summer or permanent employment please contact the Assistant Dean for Career Services Tom Ksobiech tksobiech law ua edu The CSO can arrange an on campus interview collect resumes or post a position on its electronic job board All CSO services are free of charge Alumni News United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John G Roberts Jr has appointed Mobile attorney Jeffery J Hartley 90 to the United States Judicial Conference s influential Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules Keith C Kantack 96 has been named Chair of the Estates and Trusts Section of The Mississippi Bar Cameron Smith 07 has joined the Alabama Media Group as a regular columnist Steven P Gregory 91 has joined Mediation com Faculty Notes PROFESSOR RICHARD DELGADO was interviewed by BBC reporter Jaime Gonzalez for a story on the history of Latino lynching Gonzalez s August 20 2014 article appears in Mundo BBC s Spanish language news service and builds on an article entitled The Law of the Noose published by Delgado in Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review A few weeks earlier novelist Junot Diaz s online journal featured Delgado s work on Latino lynching as did a piece by Maximo Anguiano The Unknown History of Latino Lynching in Independent Creative Services blog Professor Delgado also prepared a memo for the National Academy of Science outlining a number of issues to bring before a new study group on race crime and justice The committee s convenor sought Delgado s assistance in identifying gaps in the research and guiding questions for study PROFESSOR SUSAN DONOVAN participated in Camp 1831 a retreat for incoming freshmen at Camp McDowell on August 12 PROFESSOR WILLIAM HENNING was appointed by the President of the Uniform Law Commission to serve as a member of a drafting committee preparing a uniform act on social media privacy The act will be limited to the privacy rights of employees and students vis à vis employers and educational institutions He serves as chair of and reporter for a working group preparing legislation to

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  • August 2014 | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    board for BBVA Compass Marcus Maples 06 has been appointed to the University of North Alabama board of trustees Jimmy Parrish 00 was ranked as a leader in bankruptcy and restructuring in the 2014 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA Guide America s Leading Lawyers for Business Jill Phillips 99 has been named the state s top assistant district attorney by the Alabama District Attorneys Investigators Association William L Thompson 76 was appointed as the first chief judge of the Alabama Tax Tribunal Stacy Revels 14 was named the new policy advisor for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture Josh Segall 06 developed Make It Rain The Love of Money which recently ranked No 1 on Apple s app store Law School in the News Dean Mark E Brandon discussed 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 Professor Montre Carodine was featured in a recent Alabama Public Radio broadcast on the Affordable Health Care Act Carodine says the federal government is limited in how it can penalize citizens who don t have healthcare insurance because the act doesn t allow it to garnish wages or issue tax liens So they don t have any way to get it other than to take money from you that they owe you For more read and listen to No Health Insurance You May Owe More Money on Next Year s Taxes Professor Heather Elliott associate professor of law recently joined other legal scholars in The Wall Street Journal saying House Speaker John Boehner s plan to sue President Barack Obama will face obstacles Delays in Affordable Care Act deadlines No Child Left Behind law waivers and other Obama administration actions are executive abuses Republicans say It s unclear Elliott said whether the House could meet the standing threshold without the Senate s blessing because the Senate is controlled by Democrats Read more at Hurdles Lie Ahead for Potential Boehner Lawsuit Professor Paul Horwitz the Gordon Rosen Professor of Law participated in a Q A for al com readers and put the U S Supreme Court s 5 4 decision in Burwell v Hobby Lobby in perspective For starters he did not find the decision surprising The Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a powerful statute passed by an overwhelming majority of Congress and strongly worded to place a thumb on the side of government accommodation of religion he said Click here to read more of The outcome here was not a shock says Alabama law professor on Hobby Lobby ruling Professor Paul Horwitz recently wrote in The New York Times that Americans should expect many more Hobby Lobbies A country that cannot even agree on the idea of religious accommodation let alone on what terms is unlikely to agree on what to do next wrote the Gordon Rosen Professor of Law and author of First Amendment Institutions A country in which many states cannot manage to pass basic anti discrimination laws covering sexual orientation is one whose culture wars may be beyond the point of compromise For more read Hobby Lobby Is Only the Beginning 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 Professor Gene A Marsh an emeritus law professor 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 Professor Gene A Marsh an emeritus law professor has watched as his sports law class increased from 30 students just a few years ago to nearly 60 students this year according to a recent Tuscaloosa News article As professional players and coaches salaries soar law schools are offering classes and law firms are including it as part of their practices Read more at Field of Sports Law Grows with Athletic Industry The University of Alabama School of Law Jamie Leonard and Marcus Cotton hosted the Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama and the group s visit was featured on WVUA Click on Boys and Girls Club Career Week to view the story Tom Ksobiech assistant dean for career services said law firms have reached out to the Law School for hiring There are a couple of prominent national firms that have contacted us about 3Ls because they did not have summer associate coverage he told The Wall Street Journal Summer classes are increasing at large firms in Atlanta New Orleans Nashville and Birmingham he said For more read Big Law Firms Resume Hiring Student Paul Sloderbeck recently won first place in the 2014 Environmental Law Essay contest sponsored by the Environmental Law Section of the Alabama State Bar He will receive 1 000 for Ecuador s 2008 Constitutional Rights of Nature A Step Toward Nature Centered Rights in South America or Utilitarian Anthropocentrism in Disguise for a paper he wrote in International Environmental Law Seminar Faculty Notes Professor Bill Andreen has just returned from Canberra where he again directed our Summer Exchange Program with the Australian National University Nine Alabama law students traveled to the ANU this summer where they took a Survey of Australian Law taught by the ANU faculty and Comparative Approaches to the Practice of Law which was taught by Professor Steven Hobbs and Vivien Holmes of the ANU law faculty Our students also met with the Chief Justices of the Australian High Court and the ACT Supreme Court and received briefings at Parliament ACT Legal Aid and the US Embassy Since its inception in 2001 123 Alabama law students and 130 students from the ANU have participated in the exchange Professor Andreen also completed a book chapter entitled Dynamic Federalism and the Clean Water Act Completing the Task which will be published in The Law and Policy of Environmental Federalism A Comparative Analysis Erin Ryan Kalyani Robbins eds Edward

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  • May 2014 | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    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 For more information or to apply to either concentration visit www alabamallm com or contact Assistant Dean for Graduate Law Programs Daniel Powell Alumni News Judson E Crump 09 established Judson E Crump PC a foreclosure defense and consumer credit practice in Mobile Wes Gilchrist 05 was named a partner at Lightfoot Franklin White LLC in Birmingham Julie Hussey 99 joined the Perkins Coie LLP San Diego Office as a Partner Sam David Knight 97 joined Badham Buck LLC as a partner James P Pewitt 90 opened his own law office James P Pewitt LLC UA Law in the News Professor William Andreen Center for Progressive Reform Blog Waters of the United States Myths and Facts Surrounding the New Proposed Rule from EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers Professor Paul Horwitz AL com If prayer is OK for town meetings what about schools SCOTUS Blog Symposium Thoughts on Town of Greece if the kilt fits Professor Albert Lopez Lawyers of Color 50 Under 50 Recognizing law professors who are making relevant contributions to the legal profession The University of Alabama School of Law ABC 33 40 Alabama State Bar to Host Free Legal Clinic in Tuscaloosa Faculty Notes Professor Tanya Asim Cooper presented her scholarly work in progress at the Association of American Law Schools AALS Clinical Conference in Chicago She was also invited to join the planning committee for a conference scheduled for next fall at Pepperdine Law School discussing Domestic Violence on Campus and Higher Education s Response Professor Richard Delgado s article Four Observations about Hate Speech co authored by Professor Jean Stefancic was published in the Wake Forest Law Review and was listed on a second SSRN Top Ten download for AARN Race Ethnicity To read the article click here Professor William Henning attended a meeting in New York City with Working Group VI of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law UNCITRAL UNCITRAL is developing a model law on secured transactions for developing nations Professor Henning serves as a member of the U S Delegation Professor Henning is also chair and serves as reporter for a working group that is developing legislation to deal with the problem of fraudulent UCC Article 9 filings The working group consists of members of the Uniform Law Commission the American Law Institute and the National Association of Secretaries of State Professor Henning was appointed a member of a new Uniform Law Commission study committee dealing with problems associated with mobile and alternative payment systems e g Bitcoin He also attended the Spring 2014 Meeting of the American Bar Association s Business Law Section in Los Angeles Professor Julie Hill s article When Bank Examiners

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  • April 2014 | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    Peter Perlman Service Award was created to recognize LCA Fellows and others within the legal profession from throughout the United States who contribute in meaningful ways to society by giving back their time and resources in an effort to improve the lives of others The Following alumni have joined the Birmingham office of Hand Arendall a full service law firm providing its clients with legal services in all areas of traditional civil practice Mark Hess 87 Maridi T Huggins 08 C Dennis Hughes 92 Bert Sheffield Nettles 60 The Following alumni joined the law firm of Butler Snow since its expansion of its Birmingham office James C Barton Jr 81 Katie Boyd Britt 13 Russell Lee Irby III 91 Jerome K Lanning 65 Henry Sprott Long III 08 Alan Daniel Mathis 03 Bradley C Mayhew 94 E Alston Ray 76 John William Rose Jr 71 Caroline D Walker 13 UA Law in the News Paul Horwitz Al com Hobby Lobby and religious rights An Alabama law professor weighs in Andrew Morriss CayCompass com UA law students learn to dispel island myths Faculty Notes Professor William Andreen s book chapter entitled Dynamic Federalism and the Clean Water Act Completing the Task will appear in The Law and Policy of Environmental Federalism A Comparative Analysis edited by Erin Ryan and Kalyani Robbins and published by Edward Elgar Publishing Other contributors include Professors Rob Glicksmen Bill Buzbee Bob Percival Rob Fowler Kirsten Engel Hannah Wiseman Annegret Eppler and Alexandra Klass Professor James Bryce worked as a Reporter for years on the Limited Liability Company Act for the Alabama Law Institute Committee which was passed by the Alabama Legislature and signed by Governor Bentley This new Act will bring Alabama into the forefront of limited liability company legislation Professor Tanya Asim Cooper was featured in March s Public Interest Attorney Profile by the UASL Public Interest Institute available here Professor Cooper presented her paper Stories of Bias in American Foster Care at Challenging Authority A Symposium in Honor of Derrick Bell at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law She also attended the Eleventh Annual Intellectual Property Law Seminar in Huntsville at the U S Space and Rocket Center Additionally Professor Cooper published a lead article Racial Bias in American Foster Care The National Debate 97 Marquette Law Review 215 2014 Professor Cooper along with Staff Attorney Robbyn Gourdouze and second year law student Alice Balagia gave a presentation on the Domestic Violence Law Clinic and Basics on Protection from Abuse Law and Practice to the Domestic Violence Task Force of Tuscaloosa County Professor Cooper was invited to present at the Christian Scholars Conference on Racial Bias in the Church and its Role in American Foster Care She also accepted an invitation to become one of 17 contributing writers for the Clinical Law Profs Blog Professor Richard Delgado delivered a keynote address at a symposium in honor of Derrick Bell at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Professor Delgado s alma mater Professors

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  • March 2014 | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    close second round competition Admissions Update As part of student recruitment the Law School is hosting a second open house for admitted students on March 7 During the open house students will have the opportunity to visit a first year class attend faculty and alumni panels and hear information from Career Services the Clinical Program and the Public Interest Institute The Law School appreciates the support of the following alumni who will participate in the open house Erin Illman 05 DLA Piper San Francisco Justin Jones 12 Assistant District Attorney Tuscaloosa Daniel Murdock 07 United States Attorney s Office N D Ala Birmingham Bennett White 06 Starnes Davis Florie Birmingham India Williams 12 Sidley Austin Chicago In partnership with the Law School Admission Council LSAC the Law School hosted an open house for prospective law school applicants an informational open house with a focus on diversity on February 21 About 60 students from the following undergraduate schools attended Stillman College Oakwood University Athens State University The University of Alabama University of West Alabama Wesleyan College Morehouse College Samford University The University of Alabama at Birmingham Georgia State University Eckerd College and Tuskegee University Meador Lectures on Equality The Daniel J Meador Lecture was established in 1994 to honor our late Professor and Dean The Meador Lecture Series invites scholars to address a legal theme selected annually from an interdisciplinary perspective The 2014 Meador Lectures on Equality will explore the topic of equality and its relationship to moral legal and political values from different scholarly disciplines and perspectives The lectures will be held Friday April 11 from 8 00 3 45 in the Moot Courtroom 140 Speakers include Matthew Adler Richard A Horvitz Professor of Law and Professor of Economics Philosophy and Public Policy at Duke Law School Martha Albertson Fineman Robert W Woodruff Professor of Law Emory University Law School Jerry Kang Professor of Law and Asian American Studies by courtesy Korea Times Hankook Ilbo Chair UCLA School of Law Reva Siegel Nicholas deB Katzenbach Professor of Law Yale Law School Gifts to the Law School The estate of Oakley W Melton Jr 51 contributed 25 000 00 to the Oakley W Melton Scholarship Alumni News ReShea J Balams 07 was selected to participate in the 2014 Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy of the State Bar of Georgia The Academy is a program for lawyers who are interested in developing their leadership skills as well as learning more about their profession their communities and their state Jeff Barksdale 06 was appointed as Franklin County s assistant district attorney Matthew J Cannova 10 joined the Employee Benefits and Executive Comp ensation Practice at Maynard Cooper Gale Mark Crosswhite 87 was named president and CEO of Alabama Power Co Van Gholston 73 was named to the board of directors for Soles4Soles a not for profit social enterprise dedicated to advancing the fight against global poverty through the distribution of shoes and clothing David Vance Lucas 87 was appointed as general counsel at

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  • Farrah Banquet 2014 Pictures | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 Farrah Banquet 2014 Pictures February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 November 2013 Meador Lecture October 2013 October 2013 Pictures Capstone Lawyer Events Homecoming Farrah Banquet Tailgates Law School Patrons Alumni Weekend The Women of The University of Alabama School of Law Class of 1977 UA Law Merchandise Farrah Law Society Online Giving IRA Charitable Rollover Information 3L Class

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  • February 2014 | The University of Alabama | School of Law
    an Alabama Law student for summer or permanent employment please contact the Assistant Dean for Career Services Tom Ksobiech tksobiech law ua edu The CSO can arrange an on campus interview collect resumes or post a position on its electronic job board All CSO services are free of charge Gifts to the Law School A gift of 5 000 00 was made on behalf of the American Board of Trial Advocates to the Nat Bryan Memorial Trial Advocacy Scholarship Robert Payne Reynolds 79 gave 5 000 00 to the Class of 1979 in Memoriam Endowed Scholarship Juliet Calvin contributed 5 000 00 to the Finis St John III 56 Endowed Memorial Scholarship The United States District Court of the Northern District of Alabama made a gift of 25 000 00 to the Seybourne H Lynne Endowed Scholarship Alumni News Robert N Bailey II 99 has written a novel titled The Professor that will be published in January 2014 Justin P Callaham 12 joined the firm of Clark Campbell Lancaster Munson P A in Lakeland Florida FTI Consulting Inc named Robert Bud Cramer Jr 72 managing director of the firm s strategic communications segment Carole G Miller 95 joined the law firm of Bressler Amery Ross P C as the co chair of the labor and employment group Oscar M Price IV 07 was named a partner with Christian Small LLP The lead feature in the December 2013 issue of The Federal Lawyer The Magazine of the Federal Bar Association was authored by Joseph Sacher 97 titled Don t Let It Tell You Otherwise You Can Depose the SEC Sometimes A Lesson for Private and Public Securities Litigators as Well as the Judiciary The article provides a detailed analysis of various precedents for deposing Federal agencies particularly the U S Securities and Exchange Commission Fourteen Alabama Law Alumni were chosen to participate in the Alabama State Bar s leadership forum Those selected were evaluated based on leadership qualities and community service To graduate from the forum participants must attend five training sessions designed to enhance leadership skills Evans Bailey 08 Bonnie Branum 04 Craig Cargile 04 Anita Kay Head 06 Brandon Hughey 04 Latasha McCrary 08 Jeremy McIntire 02 Hughston Nichols 06 Zachary Peagler 06 Oscar Price 07 Michael Vercher 99 Tripp Vickers 02 Denise Welch 07 Ellenann Yelverton 02 Faculty Notes Professor Bill Andreen continues to direct the Joint Summer School Program now in its 14th year with the Australian National University ANU College of Law Professor Vivien Holmes and nine students from the ANU s College of Law are visiting UA for five weeks The students are studying Comparative Approaches to the Practice of Law taught by Professor Holmes and UA Professor Steven Hobbs The students are also taking a Survey of US Law generously taught by numerous members of the Alabama law faculty As part of the ABA s oversight of study abroad programs the UA Summer Program in Canberra was re evaluated including a site visit last

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