The Academic Success Office is hosting a Continuing Orientation Workshop Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 11:50a - 12:50 in Room 275. ALL First Year Law Students are expected to attend.
Lunch will be provided, but PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DRINK!
We will be doing exercises to explore best practices for preparing for exams, including preparing an exam prep calendar, tips for answering practice exams and preparing your family and friends for what's ahead.
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The Brandeis School of Law is seeking to hire a student to assist with promoting the various accomplishments of members of the law school community. The student will be responsible for interviewing various law faculty, students, and alumni about their current projects/accomplishments and drafting short stories for publication on the law school’s website and communications materials. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and writing skills. This paid position requires 4-8 hours per week. Please submit a letter of interest, short writing sample, and resume via email to: Professor McNeal at email@example.com. All application materials must be received by September 20th. Feel free to contact Professor McNeal via email with any questions regarding the responsibilities associated with this position.
You need a break, and we've got one: The Brandeis "Brief" Break! Join your fellow classmates and the faculty and staff of the law school and take a few minutes on Thursday for a brief respite. Put the books down and come to the Mosaic Lobby. Grab an ice cream bar and some conversation. It's scheduled for 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., so come when you get out of class at 3:40 or 4:05, or come before you go to class at 4:15!
Professor Grace Giesel will speak on “The Story of Kentucky Bar Association Ethics Opinion 435: The Ethics of Plea Bargains That Waive Claims of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel.” This Inaugural Flexner Forum on Legal Ethics will be Wednesday, September 18, 12:10-12:55 p.m. in Room 175. The entire Law School community is invited, and pizza will be served. Professor Giesel is the author of KBA Ethics Opinion 435, which is the subject of a legal challenge being argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court at our Law School (Allen Courtroom) on Thursday, September 19 (the next day). Come to hear our distinguished legal ethics expert talk about this important case in which she’s involved.
September 11, 2013, 11:50am – 12:50pm
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, Room 275
The Academic Success Office is hosting a Continuing Orientation Workshop Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 11:50a - 12:50 in Room 275. ALL First Year Law Students are expected to attend. Lunch will be provided.
We will be doing exercises to explore outlining, including various outlining tools, methods and best practices.
Thinking about Thinking Is Essential for Learning
"A good way to build awareness and improve thinking skills is to  talk about what is going inside [your] head when  approaching a task, instead of focusing on getting the right answer. Practice with the intent of keeping the thinking process going–to sustain 'openture' rather than coming to closure.
Ask questions such as, 'What was going inside your head to come up with that answer?' 'What was your strategy?' 'How else could you have done that?' Talking about thinking begets more thinking."
--Dr. Marvin Marshall
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A number of organizations sponsor writing competitions that are open to law students. Many of these competitions have cash prizes, and may also include a funded trip to a meeting to receive the prize. Law students are strongly encouraged to check the Writing Competitions page on the Law School website and consider entering a competition that may relate to a seminar paper you have written or a journal note. Perhaps the focus of one of the competitions will help you narrow your topic for a seminar you are currently enrolled in, or research you would like to pursue through an independent study. The Student Life Office will continue to expand the list of writing competitions as we receive notices throughout the semester.
For now, competitions are posted on the future of Roe v. Wade ($1,000 cash prize); commerical and bankruptcy law ($3,000 scholarship); international law ($2,000 cash prize); securities arbitration and securities law ($1,000 cash prize); any subject in the field of securities law ($5,000 cash prize); consumer financial services ($1,000 cash prize); and the Affordable Care Act ($250 cash prize).