Student News

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 

First-Year Registration has been changed to WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16.

First-year registration has been changed to Wednesday, November 16 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.

Be sure to read the registration instructions before you register for your classes.

 

"How to Get a Summer Job" Student Panel Contact Information

After the recent Office of Professional Development session on "How to Get a Summer Job", many students asked if they could have the contact information of the student panel.  We have received the panel's permission to provide that information.  The students' e-mail addresses are as follows:

Jennifer Siewertsen - jlsiew02@louisville.edu

Patrick Stubblefield - james.p.stubblefield@gmail.com

Sabrinia Stubblefield - snclay01@louisville.edu

Douglas Keil - djkeil01@louisville.edu

Elisabeth Fitzpatrick - eafitz03@louisville.edu

Kristie Wetterer - kmwett01@louisville.edu

Jarad Key - jnkey001@louisville.edu

These students are available to answer any questions you may have.  Please don't hesitate to contact them.

Final Brandeis "Brief" Break on Thursday

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 and a special treat for our students!  So please join us anytime between 3:40 and 4:10 p.m.

Plan to Meet with Your Professors

Goal:  After each class this week, make a list of questions that you need to ask your professors.  This is the perfect time to organize the areas on which you need help.  By being ready to ask questions this week, you will avoid the rush on the very last class days and the difficulty of finding professors over the exam period.

Boone County Jail Visits Scheduled

The next visits to the Boone County Jail have been scheduled for Friday, November 18th & Friday, December 16th. Students interested in participating should email Becca O'Neill directly by Thursday, November 17. Her email is boneill@oneillimmigrationlaw.com

Students who would be interested in this project and have not been trained, can sign up for the next site visit on Friday, December 16.  If necessary a training can scheduled for Thursday, December 15 here at the law school.  Please see the attached information about this project.  Please disregard the dates listed in this material.  Trainings can be scheduled every month at the law school on the Thursday evening before we visit Boone County.

Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit.  You can also e-mail her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.