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Law Review Receives 2013 Media Award

The University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce that it received the 2013 Media Award from the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL) in recognition of the inaugural edition of the University of Louisville Law Review Online in which a series of six articles commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark Gideon v. Wainwright decision were published.  The award was presented during the Association's 27th Annual Criminal Defense Law Seminar and Conference on Friday, November 1, 2013, at The Galt House Hotel.  Present to receive the award on behalf of the law school and the Law Review were Dean Susan Duncan and B.J. Hardy, Volume 52 Editor in Chief.  These pieces were written in connection with this summer's program at the Kentucky Bar Association's Annual Convention, “The Gideon Decision: Constitutional Mandate or Empty Promise?  Does the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Deserve a Celebration?”  These award-winning articles are available online.

The KACDL Media Award is presented to a reporter, editor, author, publication or organization that has informed Kentucky citizens about the critical constitutional roles of criminal defense lawyers, public defenders or criminal defense organizations in ensuring the individual liberties guaranteed by our Bill of Rights.  The Awards Committee unanimously agreed that the law school, the law review, its editors and staff were richly deserving of this recognition for focusing attention on the importance of the right to counsel in our system of justice and the continuing challenge of making the mandate of Gideon a meaningful reality in our courts.

The launch of the new online component in late-May culminated more than a year of planning and development by the Editorial Boards for Volumes 51 and 52.  The University of Louisville Law Review Online will serve as a complement to the Law Review's print edition.  Created by the Editorial Boards for Volumes 51 and 52, the online component is intended to facilitate robust discussion of our print content and prompt commentary on timely issues of law and policy, recent judicial decisions, and legislative developments.  It will feature works from accomplished practitioners, judges, professors, and students alike, offering non-traditional law review articles, responsive essays, case reviews, book reviews, and other commentary.  Online exclusive pieces will be published on a rolling basis under an expedited editorial schedule that facilitates timely responses to hot-button issues.

In addition to publishing online exclusives, the Law Review Online is also the official web presence of the University of Louisville Law Review.  The website features over 1,150 pages of archived content from print issues of the Law Review, available at no charge, and provides the most up-to-date information about the Law Review's publications, membership, events, and initiatives.