The Black Law Students Association and the Diversity Committee invite everyone to our October 22 forum, Before “Bombingham” and Beyond Trayvon. Speakers will include Prof. Enid Trucios-Haynes and Mr. Anthony Smith, Director of Safe Neighborhoods (a position recommended by the city’s violence prevention task force last year). Prof. Laura McNeal will moderate the program.
A free, light lunch will be available in the hall outside of Room 275 @11:45 a.m.
"As soon as possible after deciding to study law, a student is urged to investigate the rules governing admission to the bar in the state in which he or she intends to practice. The rules of many states require registration upon beginning the study of law. Compliance with bar admission requirements is the sole responsibility of the student."
If you are planning to take the bar exam in another state, please visit the National Conference of Bar Examiners website at www.ncbex.org to learn about the requirements to sit for a particular state's bar exam. Each state is different, and the requirements can change often. For example, in May 2012, the Chief Judge of New York announced a 50 hour pro bono requirement for admission to the bar in New York. The rule applies to those who are admitted on or after January 1, 2015.
If you have questions pertaining to requirements to sit for a bar exam, please see Laura Grubbs, Academic Success Director, in Office 212, or Kimberly Ballard, Assistant Dean for Student Life, in Office 216.
Professional students are invited to apply for the 11th Annual M. Celeste Nichols Award to support academic and professional enrichment beyond normal graduate program expenses. The award will be given in November at the U of L Women’s Center Elizabeth Cady Stanton Luncheon. Examples of activities eligible for funding include:
- Registration fees, lodging, or travel expenses for an academic conference at which the recipient will present a paper or attend as a participant.
- Registration fees, lodging, or travel expenses for attendance at a leadership institute.
- Expenses related to creating or staging a significant work in the visual or performing arts as part of the student’s professional education.
- Costs associated with submitting an article or articles for publication.
- (Note: Membership dues to any organizations will not be accepted)
The application deadline is Friday, October 11, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. Review the criteria and application (attached below) for more information.
If you have issues accessing the building via the Library entrance after normal business hours using your Cardinal Card, please contact Maggie Bratcher at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will need your name and student id number.
The IT Department is pleased to announce the opening of a new Help Desk for law students, located outside the first floor lab in the Law Library. The Help Desk will be staffed from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning Friday, September 20, by Lee McWhorter, a work-study student pursuing a master's degree in Computer Science at the Speed School of Engineering.
Mr. McWhorter has nearly 16 years' private sector experience in information technology and telecommunications, including user support. For law students, Mr. McWhorter will provide first-tier support for:
- Wireless networking (ulsecure)
- Wireless printing
- Lab computing and printing
- Exam4 downloading, installation and basic usage
Students are reminded that the Brandeis School of Law's online Help Desk is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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.
Please join us for the first interest meeting of the Multicultural Law Student Association. This organization seeks to raise awareness of the culturally diverse community that the legal community serves. Attend this interest meeting to find out how you can become better prepared to work in our diverse community, and to meet your fellow classmates with culturally diverse background. Dean Duncan, Professor Abramson and several of the organization founders will be attending and they look forward to meeting you. All students are welcome to attend. There will also be free food.
Friday September 20 at 1:00PM in room 175
Congratulations! You have completed five weeks of classes. It's time to celebrate and to take a well-deserved mini-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!
Arrive early to grab your favorite ice cream treat: Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Milk Chocolate Almond, Frozen Fruit, Minute Maid Soft Frozen Lemonade, Yoplait Greek Yogurt, Klondike, Nestle's Toll House; and Skinny Cow!