The Class of 2014 performed 6979.5 hours of public service hours. Twenty-seven graduates performed 50 or more hours of public service. Seventeen of those graduates performed 100 or more hours each of public service and two of those students performed more than 300 hours each. Congratulations to Michael Atkinson who was the recipient of the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Award for performing 365 hours of public service at five different public service placements.
The dean can nominate 12 students for pupil membership in the Louis D. Brandeis chapter of the American Inns of Court. Stated briefly, the Inn's purpose is to promote professional skills and values, with a special emphasis upon ethical and responsible advocacy in state and federal courts. Each Inn consists of distinguished members of the bench and bar, as well as a limited number of carefully selected students in their final year of law school.
Student members are required to attend all meetings, which are held monthly on Tuesday evenings. If you would like to submit your name for possible nomination, please submit a letter of interest to Becky Wimberg at email@example.com by Monday, April 21.
If you are planning to take a make-up exam this spring semester, please submit your make-up exam request form by 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 21.
10:30-11 AM: Welcome & Wreath Laying on the portico at the law school's entrance
1-2:20 PM: Open Forum with Eugene Robinson and Enid Trucios-Haynes in Room 275
All members of the law school community are also welcome.
The Law and Government Magnet program was established at Central High School in 1986. Partnerships with the Louisville Bar Association (beginning in 1992) and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law (beginning in 2001) have built on the success of the program. Students in the program now serve in summer internships facilitated by the LBA and are taught substantive law and writing skills related to law by law students from the Brandeis School of Law. In recognition of the success of the program, the Jefferson County Public School System has renovated the law and government magnet classroom to create a courtroom. The new configuration allows students to practice courtroom skills and to apply what they are learning in that setting.
Pictured at right are: Professor Laura Rothstein, JCPS Board President Diana Porter, JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens; Central High School Principal Dan Withers, Law Magnet Teacher Joe Gutmann, and Assistant Superintendent Lynn Wheat.
The classroom was dedicated on March 25, 2014, at Central High School. The dedication event included recognition of educators, alumni, and partners by Joe Gutmann (Law & Government teacher at Central), comments by Professor Laura Rothstein about the law school’s partnership, and a Keynote Address by Fred Moore, a 2005 graduate of the Central Law Magnet program, who is now an attorney in the Louisville-Metro Public Defenders Office. JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens cut the ribbon at the event. Others joining her for that honor were JCPS School Board President Diana Porter, JCPS Assistant Superindent Lynn Wheat, and Professor Laura Rothstein. Dean Susan Duncan and several students from the law school joined the celebration.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 852-1477.
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.