Student News

MCB Good Luck!

Please join the MCB in wishing Emma Franklin and Joshua Waldrop the best of luck in their upcoming competition. They will be traveling to New York this weekend to compete in the NYU Immigration Law Moot Court Competition.

MCB Good Luck!

Good luck to Nathan Batey and Sarah Christianson as they travel to Los Angeles this weekend to compete in the National Animal Law Competition.

1L Brief Binding Fundraiser for Central Partnership Program

The sign-up sheet for brief binding is at the Resource Center at this time. Professor Sweeny's class will need to have four briefs instead of three, so please tell Ms. Haney or Ms. Wenning in the Resource Center if you need eight sheets of paper instead of six.

Cost: Three Briefs and Cardstock Covers: $10.60

          Four Briefs and Cardstock Covers: $14.00 



Environmental Law and Land Use Society Panel - Wednesday, February 29th at Noon in 275

Interested in a career as an Environmental Attorney or using your law degree for environmental issues?  Please attend the ELLUS session on Wednesday, February 29th at Noon in room 275.  Speakers will be Shane Benson with the Kentucky Public Service Commission, John Carroll with the County Attorney's Office, Bob Ehrler with LG&E, and Randy Strobo with Hank Graddy Law Firm in Midway, KY.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served outside of 275.

Student Life Info Session - MCB and Competitions

All students are invited to an information session on Thursday, Feb. 23, to learn about the Moot Court Board and the opportunity to participate in extramural advocacy and skills competitions.  Brandeis students participate in internal School of Law competitions, in state-wide competitions, in national competitions, and in international competitions. 

The Moot Court Board will provide information about how to become a member of the board or a member of one of its extramural advocacy and skills teams; how you can earn academic credit for participation; and a description of the various competitions you can tryout for.  The session will be at 12:10 p.m. in Room 175. Papa John's pizza will be served.

Training Materials: Using MS Word to Create Appellate Briefs

The IT staff have composed and posted a tip sheet on Creating Appellate Briefs Using MS Word.  On the Student Computing page, look for the Support and Training section, then Training Materials.  The tip sheet covers Word 2010 for Windows and Word 2011 for Mac.

Professor Marcosson Speaks at 13th Annual Diversity Forum at Pettit College of Law

Samuel Marcosson, profesor of law, will join Scott Gerber, ONU professor of law, as guest panelists at Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law 13th Annual Diversity Forum.


This year's forum, The 20-Year Legacy of Clarence Thomas on the United States Supreme Court, is sponsored by the Black Law Students Association in conjunction with the Ohio Northern University chapter of the Federalist Society and takes place on Thursday, February 23, 2012.


For more information about this event, contact Ameerah McBride.



Central High School Partnership Interest Session

February 28, 2012, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law; room 275
Sponsored by: Central High School Partnership, The Diversity Committee, Black Law Students Association and the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program

Learn how you can be involved in the Central High School Law and Government Magnet Program through Street Law (for public service credit) or Marshall-Brennan Civil Liberties (for academic credit) and other activities in teaching at Central High School Law and Government Magnet.

Current law students involved in the program and students from Central will share their experiences in these programs which began in 2007-2008.

Sponsored by: Central High School Partnership, The Diversity Committee, Black Law Students Association and the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program.

DRI Diversity Scholarship Opportunity

Annually, Defense Research Institute (DRI) offers two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to minority law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote the DRI Diversity Statement. Kentucky law school students are especially encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship applicants should be incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American students. Incoming second and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply.

The awarded applicants will best meet the following criteria:

· Demonstrated academic excellence
· Service to the profession
· Service to the community
· Service to the cause of diversity

To apply, please visit the DRI Website.

For more information please download the DRI Scholarship flyer.

The deadline for all applications is April 27, 2012.

Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and will be officially announced at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar June 7-8, 2012 in Chicago.

Any questions regarding the scholarship should be directed to Megan O’Neill, DRI Marketing Analyst.

Current Attorney Vacancies at the U.S. Department of Justice

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