Feel nervous about your oral argument? Or perhaps you want one run-through with helpful feedback?
The Moot Court Board is holding Practice Oral Argument rounds during the week of March 17th-21st. For all interested 1Ls, a sign up sheet will be posted on the MCB door (room 183 across from Washer Lounge) from Wednesday, March 5th through Friday, March 7th.
The practice rounds have proven very successful over the years in helping ease some of the fears you may have concerning your oral arguments. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Mia Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before you head to your exotic spring break haven (or couch to binge watch Netflix), make sure you clean out your belongings from the basement fridges. Jon-Paul Moody and Becky Wimberg will be spring cleaning the refrigerators next Monday, March 10. They will toss anything that remains. Don't lose that sweet Barbie lunch box because you forgot to grab it before you take your well deserved break. And, give them a high-five for terminating some of the science projects that grow amongst your lunches. Happy Spring Break!
Students interested in running for an SBA position for the 2014-2015 school year, please note the upcoming timetable regarding the elections:
- Meetings/sign-ups will be week following spring break. March 17-21. Sign-ups will close at noon on March 21st.
- Formal campaigning will begin March 24th at 8am.
- Elections will begin March 26th at 8am, and close March 28th at 8am.
- Unofficial results will be posted March 28th at noon.
- Official results will be posted April 2nd at noon.
Candidates must attend an Interest Session in the SBA Office (Office 245). Interest Sessions will be Monday 3/17 and Wednesday 3/19 at 4:15pm and Tuesday 3/18 and Thursday 3/20 at 5:35. Please contact Christy Ferko for any questions, email@example.com.
Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the R. Harvey Johnston, III Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship which will support a Brandeis student who works this summer in the field of real estate law. The amount of the fellowship is $5,000. Candidates who apply for the fellowship must find their own placement for the summer with a sponsoring organization. A sponsoring organization can be any organization engaged in a significant amount of legal work concerning real estate. It can be a law firm (including a solo practitioner), a government agency, a nonprofit organization, a title company, a financial institution, or any other organization in which an attorney would be supervising the student's work.
The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship supports two law students working in the field of human rights law. The fellows will work 5-10 hours per week for Professor Trucios-Haynes and Professor Abrams and be paid hourly. The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship allows students to work collaboratively and strategically with local non-profits, law school faculty, and immigrant communities to identify human rights abuses impacting the local community and identify ways the legal community can better meet these needs. The fellows will take on many responsibilities including assisting local attorneys working on human rights cases, promoting public education and outreach regarding human rights, and working with the LBA Committee on Human Rights.
1Ls and 2Ls may apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 17, at 4:00 p.m. To learn more about this fellowship, download the application and the LBF grant proposal located in the Documents Library under the Resources Tab on Symplicity. Please direct all questions to Assistant Dean Laurel Hajek in room 182 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application for the fellowship is available on Symplicity in the Documents Library located under the Resources Tab. The three fellowship awards will be granted on a rolling basis between March and the end of the school year to allow interested students time to find a public service position and apply. Students need only apply once and their application will considered for each of the three fellowship awards. Positions with nonprofits, government agencies and judges will be eligible for the Greenebaum Fellowship. These fellowships are geared to allow students to pursue opportunities throughout the country and preference will be given to placements outside of Louisville. Contact Jina Scinta in the Office of Professional Development (email@example.com) after you have reviewed the application if you have questions.
Students in these externships will develop lawyering skills working under the supervision of attorneys providing legal services within various business organizations. For summer and fall 2014, opportunities exist at General Electric, Passport Health Plan, and Beam, Inc. Additional information about these placements is accessible at the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION.”
Open to students who have completed the 1L curriculum and at least 40 credit hours. Students can earn two or three credits.
For all in-house counsel externships, students must submit a resume, a completed externship pre-registration form, and an unofficial copy of their law school transcript to Professor Karen Jordan by the priority due date of March 21, 2014. Externship pre-registration forms are accessible from the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION,” and outside room 216.
Learn more at the Externship Information Session on March 18.