Student News

Brandeis Academic Fellow Office Hours

Brandeis Academic Fellows will begin to hold their office hours this week.  The schedule for office hours is attached, and is also posted on the Academic Success Bulletin Board and outside Room 102. 

U.S. Air Force JAG - Paid Internships for First- and Second-year students

The Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps Summer Internship applications for 2Ls and 1Ls is now available on  The link for the 2L internship, paid at a GS-09, is at and for the 1L internship, paid at a GS-07, is at   You may also find the internship announcements at by searching Air Force JAG.  The announcements will be open until 11:59 on Friday, February 10, 2012.

Weekly Academic Success Tip - Time Management and Balance

Time is a commodity that most law students lament during law school; however, balance can be achieved in law school.  A 15- or 16-credit law class load can be easily balanced using a one-third, one-third, one-third formula.  The 168 hours of the week can be divided neatly into sleep, law, and the rest of life. How does that work?  Do the math:

  • 56 hours of sleep (8 hours each night for 7 nights)
  • 56 hours of law (15 in class, nearly 3 times that [41 hours] outside of class)
  • 56 hours of the rest of life (eating, socializing, exercising, shopping, and attending to the score of weekly chores we all have to take care of)

If you need more than 41 hours outside of class, borrow a few of the “rest of life” hours. The real question then becomes one of scheduling, and of efficient use of each of the 56 hours of law. Lawyers work on rigid schedules, imposed by client appointments, court hearings, trials, filing deadlines, and other necessities over which they seldom have control.  In law school, except for about 15 hours of your 168 hours per week, you have nearly total control over your time, and thus there are no excuses for not having enough time to thoroughly prepare for class, review notes after class, meet with professors, outline, etc.  If you find yourself making excuses, you need to take control of your time and your life by creating a weekly study schedule. 

When creating a schedule, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Most students find that they get more out of their reading if they read for a class two days ahead.  For example, read on Saturday for all Monday classes; on Sunday for Tuesday; on Monday for Wednesday; etc.  This schedule allows you to read more carefully and to reflect on the material while reading; allows you time to review before class; and allows you to have Thursdays and Fridays for outlining, practice questions, time for papers or projects, review of your outlines, etc.
  • Put your commitments in first:  class attendance; work hours; study group times; sleep; meals; exercise; student organization meetings; non-law reward time, etc.  Then, fill in your reading/briefing, review before class, review of class notes within 24 hours, outlining, practice questions, project time, review time.  If you overdid it on reward time, you will have to designate additional study time. 
  • For most law students, 40-45 hours per week outside of class throughout the entire semester will mean reviewing near exam time instead of learning it for the first time. 
  • It will take 2-3 weeks to get a weekly schedule that feels comfortable and works consistently.  As you evaluate what worked and did not work each week, alter the schedule to make better use of your “alert” time and your ability to concentrate in blocks.  Include short breaks within longer blocks of studying so that you are able to focus and concentrate.
  • The rewards for good time management are that your stress goes down, you are better prepared for studying for the bar, and you are better equipped as a new lawyer to manage a client load and work tasks.

Social Media/Marketing Advanced Degree Intern

Large corporate office is looking for a Social Media/Marketing Advanced Degree Intern. This position is ideal for candidates seeking a dual JD/MBA degree, law students with a business/marketing background, or for law students seeking non-legal post-graduation employment in a business or corporate setting.

Responsibilities include: Website traffic analysis, SEO maximization, social media tracking, database/list management, and minor content creation.There is negligible legal work involved in this internship, so it is not recommended for students seeking practical legal experience such as legal research, memo/brief writing, or courtroom experience.

Competitive applications will emphasize multiple social media platform awareness, data analysis ability, and working familiarity with Excel. This internship is a paid year-long position of 40 hours per week in the summer and 20 hours per week during the semester.

If interested, contact Josh Hartsell at for additional information.

Public Service Info Session - Ky. School Mock Trial Competition, National Immigration Justice Center and Teen Court

Don't forget that the Public Service Program is hosting an information session TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175.  Billy Stover from the Ky. High School Mock Trial Competition, Becca O'Neill ('09) from the National Immigration Justice Center and Amanda Baker ('11) from the Teen Court project will be on hand to discuss public service opportunities available.

All students are encouraged to attend. If you are third year student still needing to complete your public service requirement, remember the deadline for May graduates is March 26.

Free pizza will be served. See you there!

Public Service Info Session - Ky. School Mock Trial Competition, National Immigration Justice Center and Teen Court

The Public Service Program will be hosting it's next information session on Tuesday, January 17, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175.

Billy Stover from the Ky. High School Mock Trial Competition, Becca O'Neill ('09) from the National Immigration Justice Center and Amanda Baker ('11) from the Teen Court project will be on hand to discuss public service opportunities available. 

All students are encouraged to attend.  If you are third year student still needing to complete your public service requirement, remember the deadline for May graduates is March 26. 

Free pizza will be served.  See you there!

Martin Luther King Jr. Program Honors Jim Runyon

The University of Louisville will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. UofL will observe MLK Day in several ways including a Day of Service and an evening event co-hosted with Simmons College. Longtime UofL staff member Jim Runyon, who died last July, will be honored posthumously at a free public program at The Playhouse at 1 PM Monday.


Franklin S. Yudkin & Associates seeking Law Clerk

Opening for a law student to work in downtown Louisville office; prefer a 2L or 3L; duties would be handling insurance case pleadings while obtaining real world experience

If interested, send cover letter and resume to:

"BIDDING" for On Campus Interviews

Please don't panic.  BIDDING is a term used by Symplicity to indicate uploading documents to a specific employer and is not competitive.  The BIDDING period for Session I begins today and continues through 11:59 p.m, Sunday, January 22nd.  Student information will be forwarded to Session I employers on January 23rd.  Employers will review student documents and make their selections.

Session I selections will be made by January 29th and you can login to Symplicity OCI to see if you were selected.

Jeffersonville, IN law firm seeking Law Clerk

Jeffersonville, IN law firm seeking 3L for various law clerk duties such as drafting motions, legal research, litigation prep. and client contact.  If all goes well, this employee would ideally stay on as an attorney after passing the bar.

Candidate must be pleasant, have good work ethic, be reliable and able to work under pressure.

If interested, forward cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to Ms. Anna Murray at: