Academics News

Introduction to Lawyering Skills Class April 8

The Introduction to Lawyering Skills class will meet Tuesday, April 8 at 12:30 to 1:55 in room 275.  All first-year law students are required to attend.  A distinguished panel of practitioners will discuss how social media postings could impact your bar admission and employment.

Cool Prizes

The University is offering some really great prizes:  Five PlayStation 4's, red parking pass for fall semester, two bikes, and three $250 textbook grants.  Each time you complete an on-line evaluation for one of your classes, you will be entered into the drawing.  So, fill out those evaluations.  Somebody's gonna win, it might as well be you!

Estate Planning Course Spring 2015

The Estate Planning course is likely to be offered in spring 2015.  Estate and Gift Tax, offered in fall 2014, is a prerequisite for the course.

Spring 2015 Schedule Update

An updated Spring 2015 tentative course schedule is posted on the Law School webpage. 

Earn Academic Credit for Summer & Fall Externships

Slots remain available for a number of externship experiences for summer and fall 2014.  Externships enhance your legal education by providing many opportunities not available in the classroom: opportunities to develop lawyering skills under the supervision of a licensed attorney serving as mentor and teacher, and to explore career options and make valuable contacts in the legal community.  Also, earning externship credit during the summer semester frees up time for, and provides experience that may help with, employment opportunities during the fall and spring semesters.  Don’t wait until your last semester of law school to take advantage of these valuable experiences.  Placements are available at the following sites:

Legal Aid Society
Children’s Law Center
Metro Gov’t (Office of the Mayor)
Cabinet for Health & Family Services, Administrative Hearing Div.
Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney
County Attorney’s Office
Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
Fort Knox, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
US Attorney’s Office
Jefferson County Circuit and Family Courts

Detailed information about opportunities and prerequisites is available on the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION.”  You may also contact Professor Jordan for information, in office 287 or via email at  Priority due date for pre-registration is Wednesday April 2nd.

Course Notes for Trademark Registration

Trademark Registration is the one-hour skills course associated with Trademark Law. Students taking Trademark Registration must be enrolled also in Trademark Law. Further information is in the Course Notes for fall 2014 posted on the Law School webpage.

Updated Fall 2014 Course Schedule and Notes

An updated Fall 2014 Course Schedule and Course Notes are posted on the Law School webpage.

Interested in becoming a Brandeis Academic Fellow?

The Brandeis Academic Fellow Applications are now available, and attached here!

Service as a Brandeis Academic Fellow is an academic honor, and an excellent talking point on your professional resume.  In addition, work as a Fellow is a great opportunity to help other law students while reducing your student loan amount.  As a Fellow, you will also have an opportunity to keep your knowledge of Contracts fresh in preparation for the Bar Exam.  In addition, you will likely develop a professional relationship with the Academic Success Program Director and the professor teaching your group’s Contracts class, building great referral sources for letters of recommendation, etc.  For further information, review the Brandeis Academic Fellow FAQs attached here.

Application packets must be turned in to Laura Grubbs, Academic Success Program Director, by May 31, 2014.  However, you may submit your application anytime after you have registered for classes for Fall 2014.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and potential candidates will be invited to interview beginning April 10, 2014. 


If you have any questions, please contact Director Grubbs at or (502) 852-1477.


Important Schedule Change for Fall 2014

The In-House Counsel course that was scheduled for Fall 2014, will not be taught in Fall 2014.  It will be taught in Spring 2015. 

Reminder about Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

Joseph and Shannon Hamilton Bar Review Scholarship - Deadline March 31

DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships - Deadline March 31

Marian Kincaid Warns & Carl A. Warns Jr. Scholarship - Deadline March 31

Mae Elizabeth Kaufman and Theresa Coffman Scholarship - Deadline April 30

American Association for Justice 2014 Law Student Scholarships - Deadline May 1

Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student Award - Deadline May 1

KBA Annual Writing Competition - Deadline June 1

Frost Brown Todd IP Diversity Scholarship - Deadline July 1