Acting law dean chosen to replace Duncan Friday, Apr 28 2017 

By Shelby Brown–

Interim Provost Dale Billingsley announced Professor Lars Smith will serve as acting dean for Brandeis School of Law. Smith’s term will extend July 1 until Dec. 31. At that time, Colin Crawford takes over as permanent dean.

“I am grateful to Professor Smith for his willingness to take on this assignment and have every confidence that the school is in good hands as it transitions to the deanship of Colin Crawford beginning on Jan. 1, 2018,” Billingsley said.

Current interim law dean Susan Duncan says she and Smith are already working on making a smooth transition.

“I know Lars Smith very well as he has been a colleague of mine for at least 17 years,” Duncan said. “He will do a great job.”

Duncan’s candidacy for the full time position was removed in March. Duncan will serve as dean at University of Mississippi School of Law starting Aug. 1.

Smith is a Brandeis professor specializing in intellectual property, business and commercial law.


Updated April 28, 11:46 p.m.


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Mayor breaks down new Louisville Metro budget Thursday, Apr 27 2017 

The Fiscal Year 2018 budget for Louisville Metro contains a heavy focus on public safety.

Public housing residents concerned after New Albany decentralization plans pass Monday, Apr 24 2017 

Residents packed into a tiny community room Monday night, many of them singing their praises for the public housing program.

TUESDAY AT 6: Family honors late son with special request Monday, Apr 24 2017 

Amanda and Andy Buchholz say their 19-month old son Mark loved books. 

Erin Moran’s stunned neighbor: ‘I didn’t know anything was wrong’ Monday, Apr 24 2017 

Kimberly Combs was shocked to see first responders outside her neighbor’s mobile home Saturday.

Vandals strike at Bullitt Central’s baseball, softball complex Monday, Apr 24 2017 

The school filed a police report and Shepherdsville police is investigating after restrooms, dugouts and an athletic garage all were damaged.

Louisville Top 10 Best Cities for Homeowners Monday, Apr 24 2017 

Photo of two cute homes in Clifton Louisville KY

Bankrate released their best cities for homeowners and Louisville made the top ten!

I love it when Louisville gets the attention it deserves. Today we’re talking about why Louisville is a Top 10 best cities for homeowners according to In their most recent rankings, Louisville came in at #9 and here’s why.

According to their story, here are the factors Bankrate used to rank U.S. cities:

  • Property taxes
  • Affordability.
  • Property insurance costs
  • Foreclosure rates
  • Maintenance costs
  • Average monthly home energy costs
  • Appreciation rate
  • Rent hedging

Those look right to me! Especially the last one, rents in our city have continued to climb in recent years.

Best Cities for Homeowners

Portland, Oregon came out on top in the 2016 rankings, followed by Phoenix and then Atlanta. For our regional neighbors, they landed as follows:

  • #6 Indianapolis, IN
  • #9 Louisville, KY
  • #10 Nashville, TN
  • #15 Memphis, TN
  • #18 Cincinnati, OH

Some of the worst cities for homeowners are ones you would likely guess.

  • #50 Hartford, CT
  • #49 New York, NY
  • #48 Providence, RI
  • #47 Los Angeles, CA

This report only included the largest 50 metro areas so Lexington, KY didn’t make the cut, otherwise I would say it would rank fairly high. For the complete list, check out How Bankrate determined the best and worst cities for homeowners.

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VEX competition students bounce back after robots stolen from hotel Monday, Apr 24 2017 

The New Jersey students were in Louisville for the VEX Robotics competition.

Police encourage tip line, community weary of anonymity Sunday, Apr 23 2017 

 A man was found shot and killed Sunday inside an apartment in the Algonquin neighborhood. It happened in the Park Hill Housing Complex, where one woman was killed and another was severely injured last Sunday.

Jeffersontown woman asking for help after late daughter’s belongings stolen Sunday, Apr 23 2017 

A woman in Jeffersontown is asking for help locating some belongings of deep personal value. Items were stolen from her that have little monetary value, but great sentimental value as the items belonged to her late daughter.

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