Student News

SAVE THE DATE - Fall 2015 On Campus Interviews begin Monday, August 10th

Rising second- and third-year students, please be aware that Fall 2015 on campus interviews begin Monday, August 10th.  Employer names, dates and deadlines will be communicated over the summer by email.  If you have obtained summer employment and intend to participate in OCI the week of August 10th, please plan on being available to interview that week.

Exam4 for Spring 2015 Finals Available Wednesday, 4/1

Exam4 for Spring 2015 final exams will be available for download, installation and testing beginning Wednesday, April 1. The mandatory practice test period will run through Wednesday, April 15. Watch Wednesday's Docket for more detailed information. In the meantime, be sure your computer meets the hardware and operating system requirements.

Course Schedules Fall 2015 & Spring 2016

An updated course schedule for fall 2015, together with updated course notes will be posted today. The changes to the schedule are minor.  Note that the Electronic Discovery course is not a seminar. A tentative spring 2016 course schedule will also be posted today. It is tentative and likely to be changed by adding additional courses.

Summer 2015 Special Session Online Courses

For summer 2015 the law school will offer online courses in four separate summer sessions. These courses will be taught by faculty from other law schools and will be transmitted via a virtual classroom. An information packet is attached and the provider of these courses will present an information session on Wednesday, April 1, at noon in room 275. See Dean Nowka for additional information and a list of courses offered.

Greenebaum Summer Fellowships for Students with Unpaid Public Service Jobs

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the Greenebaum Summer Fellowships. The Greenebaum Summer Fellowships will provide summer grants to Brandeis students working in unpaid public service jobs this summer. Students must find their own placements for the summer and cannot apply for the fellowship until they secure a placement. Students interested in the fellowship cannot receive a salary for their work or externship credit.

The application for the fellowship is available on Symplicity in the Documents Library located under the Resources Tab. The 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 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. The committee will continue to accept applications for Greenebaum Fellowships until May 1. Contact Jina Scinta in the Office of Professional Development ( after you have reviewed the application if you have questions.

$5000 Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship

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 application for the Johnston Fellowship is located in Symplicity's Document Library under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process or finding a sponsoring organization, please contact Dean Hajek at The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 9 and your application must be submitted to Debra Reh ( in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. to be considered.

Internships Available in Office of the Governor

The Office of the Governor is currently accepting applications for internships in the Governor's Frankfort Capitol Offices. All internships are unpaid. Interns will be involved in a variety of tasks and responsibilities will vary. However, interns must be self-motivated, professional in attitude and appearance, strong communicators, proficient in computer skills and research, willing to take on new and different tasks, diligent, and dependable.

Please log on to Symplicity for more details and how to apply. Students who receive one of these internships may apply for funding through the Greenebaum Public Interest Fellowship.

Attention May 2015 Grads! Public Service Deadline is TODAY!

If you are a third year student planning to graduate in May 2015, this is a reminder that the deadline to turn in your paperwork for your public service requirement is 3:00 p.m. TODAY. If you still need to turn in your paperwork, please drop it off to Ms. Scinta in Room 180. If she's not in, please leave it in the tray on her office door.

Volunteer Summer Internship Available

A volunteer summer internship position is available for the 12th Judicial Circuit (Oldham, Henry & Trimble Counties--Judicial Offices are located in LaGrange, Oldham County). This is an unpaid internship which requires legal research, drafting and includes courtroom observation. This position is eligible for funding through the Greenebaum Public Service Fellowships. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 10. Please see log onto Symplicity for more information and how to apply.

Fellow Position Available for Central High School Partnership

A law student is needed to assist Professor Laura Rothstein with the Central High School Partnership and activities to enhance and fine tune the current program. Some assignments will be based on the skills and experiences of the individual in the position.

The time requirement will be a total of 50 hours spread through both semesters -- (schedule will be flexible and will not require work during the exam period). The Fellow will be compensated at a rate of $9.00/hour, in the form of tuition reduction.

Please see the attached application and description for more details on the position. Applications are due to Jina Scinta by Wednesday, April 15.