Student News

MCB Congrats!

Congratulations to Congratulations to Brian Esser, Stephanie Loper, and Jonathan Raymon, who have been selected to represent the school in the 2012 National Tax Moot Court Competition! Best of luck to the team as they travel to Florida in February to compete.

Cookies and Coffee - Brandeis "Brief" Break

The final Brandeis “Brief” Break this semester is on Thursday afternoon!!  Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Mosaic Lobby area, Thursday November 17, for a brief break from their computers and their books.  We’ll have an assortment of cookies to choose from, hot coffee, and another special treat for our students!  So please join us anytime between 3:40 and 4:10 p.m.

Academic Success Tip - Practice Questions

Practice; practice; and then practice.  Doing several practice questions for each of your classes is essential to exam success.  Make sure that you practice all questions given to you by your professors.  If necessary, additional practice questions are also available from study aids such as Examples & Explanations.  You can also look at CALI and bar prep materials for questions.  Make time this week to find practice questions for each of your classes that you can do over the Thanksgiving break.   This extra effort this week will save you time in the end.

Paid Summer Internship Opportunity for Law and other Graduate Students

The Jefferson County Family Court Administrator has advised us that the Barton Center is now accepting applications for the 2012 Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program. Law students currently in their first or second year, and students in Masters of Social Work, Masters of Public Health, or other related graduate programs are encouraged to apply. The Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program (ESCAP) is a partnership between Emory University and the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) to (1) provide students with a hands-on learning opportunity in the field of child advocacy, and (2) to provide child advocacy professionals with the benefits of student interns during the summer months.  Students receive a summer stipend to work with judges, lawyers, DFCS professionals, or nonprofit organizations in Georgia for ten weeks.

Interested students can learn more by reviewing the attached for more details and application instructions.

MCB Good Luck!

Please wish Stephanie Carr, Brittany Hampton, Samantha Constantine, and Paige Hamby good luck as they represent the Brandeis School of Law in the National Moot Court Competition in Richmond, Virginia this weekend.  Both teams have worked hard on their briefs and argument skills and hope to shine in the regional rounds of the competition, good luck!

MCB Results

Please join the Moot Court Board in congratulating Nathan Batey, Chris Moncrief, Sharon Wright, and Shawn Spalding (Team 1), and Jamie Jackson, Thomas Stevens, Brian Smith and Tyler Fleck (Team 2) on their strong performance at this past weekend’s Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Competition in Lexington.

Under the guidance of coaches Sandra Moon and Heend Sheth, all eight members worked extraordinarily hard leading up to and during the competition. The many hours of preparation paid off, with Team 2 advancing all the way to the final round against the University of Kentucky College of Law’s team. The Moot Court Board is proud to have had such stellar students representing our law school so exceptionally well. 

MCB Results

Congratulations to Arbitration Moot Court Team on advancing to the regional semi-finals! The team, consisting of Natalie Humphrey, Brad Johnson, Brittany McKenna, and Natalie Smith, advanced over one of the Northern Kentucky University teams and a team from Duquesne University to the semi-finals. Professor Levinson, the team's coach, attended the competition and provided great feedback to the team between rounds.
 
The team earned above-average marks from all judges. They were repeatedly praised for their "good use of demonstrative evidence," "good use of facts," and being "extremely well prepared," both as lawyers and as witnesses. The judges also commented on the team's professionalism, saying that the team was "very respectful," and "so respectful to the witnesses." In fact, the team scored no less than "Very Good" in the category of professionalism from every single judge, and in one instance the team was scored as "Superior," the highest available score.One judge described a closing statement by Brittany McKenna as "spectacular," another described Natalie Smith's performance as a "Great job!," another praised Natalie Humphrey for her "excellent delivery, " and Brad Johnson was complimented on his "very good, conversational tone."

Brandeis "Brief" Break - Cookies and Coffee

It’s happening here – our final Brandeis “Brief” Break this semester!!  Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Mosaic Lobby area, Thursday November 17, for a brief break from their computers and their books.  We’ll have an assortment of cookies to choose from, hot coffee, and another special treat for our students!  So please join us anytime between 3:40 and 4:10 p.m.

Academic Success Tip - Use Your Time Wisely and Recharge Your Study Schedule

Take a close look at your study schedule.  Are you utilizing your free time effectively, especially the time that was once reserved for classes that have now ended, including Basic Legal Skills, Legal Research, and Professional Responsibility?  Put this additional free time to good use - review your class notes, finalize your outlines, meet with your professors.  Whatever tasks you need to accomplish in preparation for finals, be sure to take advantage of the time you now have available

Please Complete Your Course Evaluations

As the President of the SBA and a representative of our student body, I would like to ask each of you to complete your course evaluations.  These evaluations are very important in evaluating the education we are receiving at the Brandeis School of Law, as well as the performance of our professors.  They only take a short amount of time, but are an important measure for each of you to take.  I appreciate you taking the time to complete them.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks - Kristie Wetterer