In order for your application to be reviewed in time for fall registration, your application is needed by Thursday, March 8. Forms are available from Jina Scinta. A hard copy of the form and a resume should be submitted to either Professor Laura Rothstein (Room 258) or Jina Scinta (Room 180).
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law; room 275
Sponsored by: Central High School Partnership, The Diversity Committee, Black Law Students Association and the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program
Learn how you can be involved in the Central High School Law and Government Magnet Program through Street Law (for public service credit) or Marshall-Brennan Civil Liberties (for academic credit) and other activities in teaching at Central High School Law and Government Magnet.
Current law students involved in the program and students from Central will share their experiences in these programs which began in 2007-2008.
Sponsored by: Central High School Partnership, The Diversity Committee, Black Law Students Association and the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program.
Scholarship applicants should be incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American students. Incoming second and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply.
The awarded applicants will best meet the following criteria:
· Demonstrated academic excellence
· Service to the profession
· Service to the community
· Service to the cause of diversity
To apply, please visit the DRI Website.
For more information please download the DRI Scholarship flyer.
The deadline for all applications is April 27, 2012.
Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and will be officially announced at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar June 7-8, 2012 in Chicago.
Any questions regarding the scholarship should be directed to Megan O’Neill, DRI Marketing Analyst.
We are half-way through the spring 2012 semester. At this juncture, it is important that you take a few moments to seriously evaluate your academic situation so you can prepare to end strong. Some of you will be able to pat yourselves on the back knowing that you have done, and will continue to do, everything that is necessary to stay on top of your classes and to understand the material. For others, this is an opportunity to identify bad habits and to correct those habits. Ask yourself the following questions to assess your likelihood of success, and use these questions as a guide to make positive changes during the second half of the semester:
- Have you kept up with the assigned reading in your classes? Do you get your reading done in advance, or do you scramble on the day of class to finish your reading?
- Have you consistently briefed the cases you read in preparation for class?
- Do you always read and take notes on the introductory material in your casebooks, and the notes that may follow the cases?
- Do you take good class notes? Do you listen carefully to the dialog that occurs between your professor and your classmates, or do you find yourself checking your email, or checking your facebook page, or zoning out?
- Do you consistently review your class notes within 24 hours so that you can fill in gaps and organize the material, and note any questions that you might have?
- Have you visited each of your professors during office hours at least once this semester to clarify questions you have?
- Have you started outlines for each of your courses? Have you reviewed your outlines regularly throughout the semester?
- Have you taken advantage of every opportunity to practice your exam writing and to get feedback to improve your writing? If you are a first-year law student, have you regulary attended Structured Study Groups; have you completed the recommended Introductory Problems in your Civil Procedure casebook; have you completed the Principal Problems in your Property casebook; have you utilized the Academic Fellow office hours; have you utilized your professor's office hours; have you taken advantage of your professors' offers to review your typewritten answers to certain problems?
- Have you begun the memorization process – learning the rules and elements, learning the steps of analysis, and drilling regularly throughout the semester?
- Have you stayed organized this semester? Do you keep a binder for each class, subdivided with tabs for your case briefs, class notes, handouts, and your class outline?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, you are on your way to having a successful semester. If you answered “no” to many of these questions, you need to refocus and make positive changes during the second half of the semester to increase your likelihood of success.
Tax Externship - Summer 2012
If you are interested in participating in the 2012 Summer Tax Externship, contact Professor Blackburn for detailed information.
All applications must be completed by 1 April 2012.