Student News

U.S. Army JAG Information Session TODAY at Noon in the Brandeis Room (112)

Major Tyson McDonald will be conducting an Informaton Session for all interested students at Noon in the Brandeis Room, 112 (next to the Allen Courtroom) TODAY, September 14th.  Pizza will be provided.

2012-13 Student Handbook

The updated Student Handbook is now available on the Law School website at  During the August 28 faculty meeting, the faculty approved changes to the following sections of the Student Handbook: 
• Public Service Requirement
• Academic Regulations, General Rules
• Period of Retention and Review of Examination Materials
• Repeating a Failed Course
• Externship and Clinic Rules
• Bad Weather Schedule
• Honor Code
• Examinations on Computer

The changes approved by the faculty are summarized here.  To the extent possible, new language appears in bold type.  Please review the provisions carefully.  If you have questions, please contact Kimberly Ballard, Assistant Dean for Student Life. 

All students are charged with knowledge of the contents of the Student Handbook and are responsible for complying with all of its requirements, rules, and regulations.


Congratulation to Negotiation Moot Court Team Members!

Congratulations to the following individuals who have been selected to represent our law school at this year's Negotiation competition in Lansing, Michigan!

Jillian Smith
Carli Clowers
Patrick Kennedy
Emily Peeler
Cassie Kennedy

Thank you to everyone who submitted statements of interest, and good luck to both of our teams this year!

Careers in Education Law

You are Invited to Attend a program sponsored by ELPS and the Office of Professional Development:  Careers in Education Law

When: Wednesday Sept 19, 12:00 - 1:00, Room 175

Featuring the General Counsel for the Kentucky Department of Education, the Director of the LRC - Office of Education Accountability, and the General Counsel for the Educational Professional Standards Board. Pizza Lunch provided.

Return "Official Guide to Legal Specialties" to Professional Development

Second-year students, if you borrowed a copy of The Official Guide to Legal Specialties from the Office of Professional Development, please return it.  We need them back!  Thanks.  

U.S. Army JAG Information Session - Tomorrow, Friday, September 14th at Noon, room 112 - Brandeis Room

Major Tyson McDonald will be conducting an Informaton Session for all interested students at Noon in the Brandeis Room, 112 (next to the Allen Courtroom) tomorrow, September 14th.  Pizza will be provided.

U.S. Navy JAG Information Session - TODAY, Thursday, September 13th at 1:00, room 175

Lt. Jesse Adams of the U.S. Navy JAG will be conducting an Information Session for all interested students TODAY at 1:00 p.m. in room 175.  Pizza will be provided. 

Are You Passionate About Animal Rights?

You don't have to be an Animal Rights attorney to help animals. Animal issues come up in the everyday practice of Law, from Criminal Law to Family Law. Please join us TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175 and hear Josh Schneider, an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, and Laurel Doheny, a partner in a firm handling Family Law cases, as they speak about their experiences with animal issues. The panel will be moderated by Rexéna Napier, a 2010 graduate. Lunch will be provided. Bios of the speakers is attached.  We hope you can join us.

Last Day to Sign Up for the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition

If you are a 2L or 3L interested in oral advocacy, the Moot Court Board encourages you to sign up for the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy competition. The competition will be held at the Hall of Justice on October 13 and the final rounds will be held in the Allen Courtroom on October 20. This competition is in its 41st year at the Brandeis School of Law and past champions include Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson and Judge Ann Bailey Smith. The winner will receive $1000, runner-up will receive $500, and third and fourth place finishers will receive $250 each. This competition does not require competitors to write a brief OR perform any outside research. All materials will be provided to competitors. The sign-up sheet is posted on the Moot Court Board office door until Sept. 13 at 8pm. Please email VP of Internal Competitions Courtney Pawley at with any questions.

Animal Rights Panel

Are you a pet owner? Do you love anmials? Are you passionate about Animal Rights? Come to today's panel on Animal Rights!

When: Today, September 13th From 12:00-1:00

Where: Room 175

What: VEGAN TACO BAR provided.