Student News

Summer 2012 Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC - Opportunities for First- and Second-Year Students

The Fund for American Studies is sponsoring The Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC for Summer 2012.  The Institute provides the opportunity for first- and second-year law students to gain a first-hand look at the American legal system through guaranteed legal internships, a 3-credit constitutional law course, guest speakers and briefings, and professional development activities.

Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of February 10, 2012 to receive priority admissions consideration and a 5% discount on their tuition balance.  (75% of students receive scholarship awards based on financial need and merit.)

Details on the program and the online application may be found at:  Questions may be directed to LSI Coordinator, Stacie Allen, at:




1L Mock Interview Reminder

The 1L Mock Interviews are taking place tomorrow, January 21st, at the offices of Frost Brown Todd.  Please see the important details set out below.  Also, a schedule of the interview times is attached.   

Parking:  Two options.  Street parking should be available at no charge or there is a parking garage attached to the building for $1.50/hour.

Check in:  First, you must go to the security desk on the ground floor to sign into the building (they will have your name on a list).  After signing in, go to Frost Brown Todd reception on the 32nd floor where you will check in for your interview.  Someone will then direct you to Conference Room H to wait until your interview is ready to begin.  Fruit, coffee, and orange juice will be available.

Preparation and Attire:  In order to get the most out of this you should treat it as a real interview in every way, meaning:  (1) dress in professional interview attire,  (2) bring copies of your resume, (3) be prepared to ask questions, and (4) research your interviewers.  You will not need a cover letter, writing sample, or list of references.

Make sure to write thank you notes to your interviewers.  There is a limited supply of Brandeis School of Law stationary available for those who would like to use it. 


Writing Competitions for Students

A number of organizations sponsor writing competitions that are open to law students.  Many of these competitions have cash prizes ranging from $5,000 to $500, and may also include a funded trip to a meeting to receive the prize.  Be sure to check the Writing Competitions bulletin board outside Room 275.  There are over 15 writing competitions posted, with topics ranging from labor and employment law, international business, and international humanitarian law, to factory farms, energy law, and tax law.  You are also encouraged to visit the Student Life page to see a list of additional writing competitions.

Information Session on Formatting Appellate Briefs

Dean Becker is hosting an info session about formatting appellate briefs on Monday, February 13th at noon in room 275. This would be helpful for students who are competing on appellate competitions this spring and those who plan to try out for competitions next year.

MCB Mandatory Meeting

MCB mandatory meeting will be held on January 25 12:05-12:50 in room 175. We will take attendance, members with a serious conflict should email Stephanie Loper at to discuss.

Grossman & Moore seeking 2L Part-time Law Clerk this semester

Grossman & Moore, a personal injury law firm, is seeking a second-year student to work 12-15 hours a week during the Spring semester.  Student should be in the top 1/3 of their class.  There is the potential for a student to work full-time over the summer.

If interested in applying, send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Ms. Donna Voyles, Grossman & Moore, PLLC, One Riverfront Plaza, 401 W. Main Street, Ste. 1810, Louisville, KY  40202 or e-mail:



Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

Attached please find the following Handbook revisions.  The website and pdf have been updated.

Administrative Conference of the United State, Legal Internships (1L, 2L, 3L) – New contact.

Dept. of the Air Force, OGC, Summer Law Clerk Program (1L, 2L) – Deadline of Feb. 10th established, along with announcement number.

EPA, Region 6 (Dallas), Summer Intern Honors Program (1L, 2L) – Deadline of Feb. 10th established.

Office of Government Ethics, Legal Intern Program (2L) – Deadline of Feb. 3rd established.

SEC, Law Student Observer Program (2L, 3L, LLM) – Fall 2012 deadline of Mar. 23rd established.

Also, separate application instructions now identified for New York and DC offices.

Central High School/Brandeis School of Law Partnership Program Cookbook

We are still collecting recipes for the Central High School Partnership Program cookbook. The cookbook will contain original recipes from faculty, staff, current students, and alumni from both Central and the Brandeis School of Law. Proceeds from the cookbook will go directly to the partnership program.

 Email recipes to 

If you have any questions, contact Central Fellow Courtney Pawley at 



Miss Representation Screening

Please join the WLC, BLSA, Lambda, and the Diversity Committee for a screening of the film Miss Representation.

The film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.


Date and Time: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 12-2pm

Location: rm 275


For more information on the video, please visit 


If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Pawley at

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.