Attention Students Taking a February 2014 or July 2014 Bar Exam:
Several years ago the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) launched its Online Practice Exam (OPE) initiative - taking retired test MBE questions, having designated members of the test drafting committees write annotations explaining why each of the four options were correct or incorrect, and packaging the material in a 100-item format that simulates an actual half-day of MBE testing. A fourth OPE is now available. Please note the addition of a fourth OPE on the handout in your Bar Exam Folder that you received during the Candor Program on November 5.
Each of the four OPEs is offered on a subscription basis; that is, the individual student purchasing a subscription is entitled to revisit the content an unlimited number of times over the course of one year. Because the test is delivered online, it has interactive features that deliver useful feedback.
Authentic test preparation is available on the NCBE website at a modest cost of $50 per OPE.
On Thursday, November 14, the Law School was pleased to host representatives from the Dave Nee Foundation and the Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program, and our very own Professor Jim Jones for a powerful and timely program to educate students on the signs of depression and where to get help. Our guest speakers were amazed by the turnout of students, faculty, and staff. We are very proud of the supportive community we have here at Brandeis.
If you were unable to attend the program, brochures created by the Dave Nee Foundation are available outside Office 214. To learn more about ways to help yourself or a friend who may be struggling with feelings of depression, visit http://www.lawlifeline.org/louisville/. If you are interested in learning more about Dave Nee and the Foundation created in his memory, you can watch a short video at http://www.daveneefoundation.com/history.
The International Law Society and Christian Law Society are honored to host Lyndsay Taylor with Sister Bridge this Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 12:00-4:00 pm in the Mosaic Lobby.
Sister Bridge is a wonderful organization that pairs with others in order to help women in developing nations. Last year ILS showed a documentary on the tragedy of human trafficking. This Wednesday we will get the opportunity to do something about it.
In the lobby, there will be hand made items including African cloth bags and home decor, Indonesian beaded jewelry and ornaments, and card sets from India. 100% of the funds goes directly to the women/artists, through specific missions organizations that Sister Bridge has partnered with.
Tip #2: If you do not receive, or have not received, an e-mail like the one pictured below at your CardMail address within about an hour after submitting your practice test, you did something wrong. Try again following these instructions.
If you are planning to take a make-up exam this FALL semester, please submit your make-up exam request form to Student Records by 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 25.
If you have questions, please contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.
The Humane Studies Fellowship (http://www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowship-legal-sch-ssrn) from the Institute for Humane Studies provides annual scholarships of up to $15,000 toward your academic pursuits in legal studies. It is open to current full-time graduate students (including law students) from accredited universities anywhere in the world whose research interests are related to ideas of a free society.
Unlike other scholarships, an HSF also provides individual advising and an extensive support network to help ensure academic success both before and after you receive your degree.
For more information and to apply online please explore the HSF website at: http://www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowship-legal-sch-ssrn
The law school IT Department received notice late Tuesday night, Nov. 12, from Extegrity that it now had a version of Exam4 for Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) available for testing and release. IT staff downloaded and tested this version of Exam4 Wednesday, Nov. 13, and Extegrity has now made it available on its Web site.
On November 9, 2013 Professor Jim Jones and 3L student Elizabeth Richardson presented at the International Conference on Aging and Society. They spoke about the effects of mental health care laws and policies on baby boomers and ensuring adequate mental health care.