Last year, in a partnership with the Legal Aid Society and the Center for Women and Families, the Law Clinic received a grant from the US Department of Justice to represent domestic violence victims in custody cases. As part of the grant, law students receive paid fellowships to do the work in court under the supervision of an attorney.
Students who have completed a 4-credit course in the Law Clinic have said that gaining experience in the courtroom was the most valuable part of their law school career. Rather than receiving course credit, students who participate in this fellowship work in the Clinic on a part-time basis and are paid.
Want to learn more?
Professor Shelley Santry and Attorney Bethanni Forbush-Moss will hold an information session on the CASE fellowship with the Brandeis School of Law. This paid fellowship will run from May 2011 to May 2012 and involves representing domestic violence victims in custody cases in Jefferson Family Court. All law students who have completed 60 hours are eligible to apply. A limited license to practice law is required, and the forms are available in the Associate Dean's office.
Your experience practicing law and representing clients in court will set you far apart from your classmates no matter what type of law you want to practice when you graduate. Don't let this opportunity pass you by!Come hear all about it tomorrow, April 19, in room 171 at noon.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2011 Student Bar Foundation Fellowships. There were a record number of outstanding applications this year. Everyone who made a substantial contribution to the success of the SBF Charity Auction received a fellowship as well as applicants demonstrating financial need, a commitment to public service and a connection to the mission of the SBF. The 2011 fellowship recipients will focus their summer service on (1) delivering legal services to the poor and indigent, (2) promoting law-related education; and (3) improving the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizen access to the legal system.
Students receiving fellowships will be working at a number of law-related public interest jobs this summer including judicial internships, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, the KY Department of Public Advocacy, the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, and Kentucky Refugee Ministries. These students will spend their summers working in Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Because the SBF is a student-run organization, we need students who are dedicated to our mission to help us solicit donations for the SBF auction next year. Please e-mail email@example.com for information about getting involved and helping the SBF continue to support Brandeis School of Law students dedicated to public interest work.
Special thanks to Professor Abramson, the Student Bar Foundation Advisor, and to Dean Urbach and Vickie Tencer for their valuable assistance.
Prof. Marcosson said he had a very difficult decision to make between all of the highly qualified candidates. Please join the Moot Court Board in congratulating those selected, and thank you to all who tried out.
A final, cumulative batch of Spring 2011 Exam4 practice exam confirmation e-mail messages was sent at approximately 11:21 AM EDT on Tuesday, April 19, to 370 students who had submitted a valid practice test during the practice test period, Monday, April 4-Monday, April 18.
If you submitted an Exam4 practice test during that period and did not receive a confirmation e-mail, you likely did something wrong -- probably identifying yourself by something other than your UofL user name (e.g., eapres01). However, if you did not receive a confirmation and believe you should have, please contact Jim Becker immediately.
Graduating students, the following professors received the most votes on our TWEN poll last week:
1. Prof. Abramson
2. Prof. Leibson
3. Prof. Powell
4. Prof. Milligan
5. Profs. Laura Rothstein & Giesel (tie)
Starting today on TWEN, you will be able to vote for the three professors out of this group that will hood you at graduation. If you participated in the voting last week, then you do not have to add the "Hooding Professors" course again. Just follow the same steps to vote that you followed last week. If you did not add the course last week and would like to participate in the voting, then go to TWEN and add the course "Hooding Professors." After that, click on customized polling, which will be located on the left side of the screen. From there you can select three professors. Then click "finish poll" which is on the top right of the screen. Voting will end at 5 p.m. Friday, April 22. If you have any further questions, please contact Daniel Cameron (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Congratulations to the new officers of the Federalist Society:
President: April Wimberg
V.P. of Internal Affairs: Brandon Johnson
V.P. of External Affairs: Rebekah Gray
Secretary: Jonathan Raymon
Treasurer: Ryan Driskell
Class Representatives: Luke Markushewski and Kyle Winham
President Emeritus: Vince Kline