Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Director at University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

Christiefloyd_2 We are delighted to welcome Christie I. Floyd as the new Director of Academic Support at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, located in Louisville, Kentucky.  Christie joined the administration at Brandeis School of Law this summer and will be a wonderful addition to the academic support profession.  Christie is pictured to the left.  Make sure that you greet her at the next ASP workshop or law school conference that you both attend!

ASP professionals are very big-hearted, Christie.  Let any of us know if there is any way that we can help you in your new endeavors. 

Christie kindly provided us with some biographical information so that you could find out some more about her:

Christie is a 2001 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and while there, served as Editor-in-Chief of the Brandeis Law Journal.  Her Student Note, "Admissibility of Prior Acts Evidence in Sexual Assault and Child Molestation Cases in Kentucky: A Proposed Solution That Recognizes Cultural Context," 38 Brandeis L.J. 133, was published in 1999.  She was named Oustanding Graduate of 2001 by the National Women Lawyers' Association.


Since 2001 and prior to joining U of L, Christie practiced as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney and Deputy Division Chief of the Commonwealth Attorney's Office Domestic Violence/Child Abuse Unit.  In that capapcity, she also served on the Kentucky Sex Offender Risk Assessment Advisory board and Kentucky Sex Offender Management Task Force.  Christie was instrumental in founding Kentucky's first child advocacy center in 1991 and has participated in numerous groups targeting legislative and policy changes in areas of domestic violence and child abuse.  She has also played a significant role in training new prosecutors and police officers. 

As the new Director of Academic Support, Christie Floyd hopes to broaden and enrich the level of academic support afforded students at the Univeristy of Louisville.  (Posted by Amy Jarmon on behalf of the Law School Academic Support Blog Editors.)


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