For a list of scheduled review sessions for Fall 2012 final exams, please go to the Exam Policies page in the Academics section of the website, or just click here.
As of the first day of registration, there are sixteen students signed up (ten enrolled and six on the waiting list) for Section 12 of Advanced Trial Practice (Monday evening), and only two signed up for Section 5 Advanced Trial Practice (Friday morning). Although we have plenty of theoretical seats for all students who have signed up, they appear to not be allocated efficiently. Ordinarily, courses with fewer than five students enrolled are at risk of cancellation. If you are holding a seat in the Monday evening ATP section (850-12), but could switch to the Friday morning section (850-05) without disadvantage or inconvenience, please consider doing so in order that some of your classmates on the waiting list whose schedules might be less flexible may be able to take advantage of this opportunity. If you have any questions about this, please contact Associate Dean Tim Hall.
Students, Faculty and Staff:
Please join us in the Cox Lounge at 4 on Wednesday to welcome Doug Myers, the KBA president, to Brandeis. Doug is an alum of Brandeis and also being awarded one of the Law Alumni Council’s Distinguished Alumni awards in June. Doug will visit with us and give his perspectives on practicing law and being involved in the KBA. Students don’t miss out on this important opportunity to network with this well-known attorney.
Susan Hanley Duncan
You still have time to apply to participate in the Entrepreneurship Clinic for Spring 2013. The Entrepreneurship Clinic is a structured educational experience in which law students represent students enrolled in the Entrepreneurship MBA program at the University of Louisville College of Business who are participating in internal, national or international business plan competitions. Clinic students will gain and apply practical lawyering skills in the field of business law. In addition, students may have the opportunity to travel with the teams (travel will be paid for by the Business School).
The clinic is three credit hours. Students must apply by submitting a Statement of Interest to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, explaining why he or she wishes to participate in the clinic (not to exceed 1 page), an unofficial transcript, and a resume. There is a classroom clinic component to the Entrepreneurship clinic. The class will meet from 12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Deadline to Apply: November 8
Bernard Faller, who will be teaching Elder Law in the Spring 2013 term, asked that the following be circulated to students in advance of registration.
Elder Law is a practical course on dealing with older folks in the vastly empty field of elder care law in Kentucky. Understanding how to work with older people will be relevant in almost all areas of law. Aging baby boomers are the largest demographic in our society and will remain so for several decades. Attorneys will interact with this huge group as clients, and as their children.
Some of the topics covered will be an overview of the field of elder law, legal documents for older folks, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran's benefits, living arrangements, health care decision making, ethical issues, guardianship, trusts, probate, understanding insurance and financial documents, and how to interview prospective clients. The last class will be the business of running a business. Whether you become a business owner or an employee, you should understand how a firm generates business, good business practices and how an employer determines your value to the firm and thus, compensation.
Bernard Faller is the founder and managing partner of Kentucky ElderLaw, PLLC, Kentucky's largest pure elder law firm. He will be assisted in some classes by Misty Clark Vantrease and Kelly Gannott. All three were classmates in the Brandeis class of 2001. Rhoda Faller, spouse, an attorney since 1978, will also assist in one class.
If you have further questions about the content of the course, a syllabus and course outline are available from the office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
The Spring 2013 offering of Psychiatry, Mental Health and the Law is being offered as a two-hour course with a final exam, not as a writing seminar. The course will not satisfy the upper division writing requirement. The final exam for the course will be held at 6pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Professor Mark Rothstein asked that the following be circulated to the student body regarding the Bioethics seminar being offered in the Spring 2013 semester:
Bioethics considers numerous interesting and contentious issues -- and law plays an important part in virtually all of them. This seminar, which satisfies the seminar, writing, and perspectives requirements, will address the following issues: research ethics, physician-patient relations, informed consent, health privacy, genetics, reproductive health, pediatrics, infectious diseases, public health ethics, emerging biomedical technologies, end-of-life issues, health disparities, and health care reform. There are no prerequisites for the seminar.
For Spring 2013, readings will deal with a variety of contemporary issues in bioethics, including:
1) The threats to informational health privacy of electronic health records
2) The medical and ethical appropriateness of genetic testing in research and clinical settings, including newborn screening and
3) Access to health care and eliminating health disparities in light of the Affordable Care Act, regardless of its fate in 2013.
Students will have an opportunity to explore a range of dynamic and emerging issues in their papers.