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Public Counsel Now Accepting Summer 2015 Clerkship Applications

For law students who want to spend their summer practicing law in one of the country's most prestigious public interest law settings - this opportunity is for you!

Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro bono law firm, is now accepting applications from 2L's for its 2015 Summer Clerkship Program. Applications from 1L's will be accepted beginning December 1, 2014. For complete information on the summer program, including how to apply for a clerkship, interested students should visit Public Counsel's 2015 Summer Clerkship Application page at http://www.publiccounsel.org/pages/?id=0055.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Any questions regarding the summer program should be directed to Public Counsel Summer Program Coordinator, Sandra Madera, at smadera@publiccounsel.org.

Try-outs for the Criminal Moot Court Team

The Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition is in Buffalo, New York on March 27-28.  The team will be comprised of two competitors and one alternate.  Try-outs will be held on January 7th from 5:00pm-7:00pm and January 8th from 11:00am-1:00pm.  For the application, students are required to provide a resume and writing sample as attachments to both coaches by emailing them to julie.helman.maldonado@gmail.com and karaglewis@gmail.com no later than 3:00pm on 1/05/15.  

Additionally, applicants should review last year's (2014) competition probllem, which can be obtained at http://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.html , and choose one side of the issue, prepare a 10-15 minute argument for the tryout.  Students should be prepared to present their arguments, as well as field questions from the coaches during the argument.  Applicants should also be able to answer questions about their general application, background, interest, etc.

If you have any questions about the try-outs please contact Nichole King at nlgawr01@louisville.edu! 

Moot Court Board Congratulates the Members of the National Moot Court Teams for their Performance this Past Weekend!

This weekend two teams traveled to Richmond, Virginia to represent the Brandeis School of Law at the 65th Annual National Moot Court Competition.  The teams consisted of Aaron Riggs and Aaron Williams, and Ryan Nafziger and Brad Schmidt.

Both teams competed admirably, with both teams defeating their UK opponents in the opening round to get off to a 1-0 start.  Ryan and Brad were narrowly defeated in their second round by less than a point, and were knocked out on the tiebreaker from advancing to the next round.  Aaron and Aaron stayed undefeated on Friday to qualify for the quarterfinals.  Aaron and Aaron gave a great performance in the quarterfinals on Saturday morning, but the judge's decision went to Wake Forest.  

Both teams did a tremendous job represting the law school.  This marks the fourth consecutive year a team from Brandeis has advanced to at least the quarterfinals round in the Region IV tournament of the National Moot Court Competition.  Please join us in congratulating Aaron, Aaron, Brad and Ryan on thei great performance!  

4:00 p.m., Monday, November 24 - Deadline to submit make-up exam request forms

If you are planning to take a make-up exam this FALL semester, please submit your make-up exam request form to Student Records by 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 24, 2014.

The form is attached and there are forms on the wall outside of Rm. 217.  If you have questions, please contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.

University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Travel Mugs

The Student Bar Foundation is selling University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law travel mugs. The proceeds from the mugs will go towards SBF fellowships awarded to students who pursue unpaid law-related public interest work. Past fellowship recipients have worked for Legal Aid, KY Refugee Ministries, the Department of Public Advocacy, the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, the National Juvenile Justice Network, the Center for Women and Families, and many more organizations. Mugs will be $12 each or 2 for $20. Limited quantities are available. To make sure you get your mug, place your order soon by sending the attached order form to Emily DeVuono at eadevuono@gmail.com.  Thanks for supporting SBF! 

Kroger Benefits Doctors & Lawyers for Kids

Just in time for Thanksgiving shopping, Doctors & Lawyers for Kids has become a beneficiary of Kroger's Community Rewards Project. With very little effort, a percentage of what you spend at Krogers will be donated to their organization.

If you already have a Kroger card, you are halfway there. (Kroger cards are available at all stores in the customer service department). Go to the main Kroger website (www.kroger.com): Community Rewards. You will be prompted to sign in or open an account. Once signed in, you can enroll or update your Community Rewards under your Account Settings.

Under Account Settings/Community Rewards, it will prompt you to "Find your Organization." Enter the number 90919 or type in "Doctors & Lawyers for Kids" and search. When their name comes up, choose their organization.

Public Counsel Now Accepting Summer 2015 Clerkship Applications

For law students who want to spend their summer practicing law in one of the country's most prestigious public interest law settings - this opportunity is for you!

Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro bono law firm, is now accepting applications from 2L's for its 2015 Summer Clerkship Program. Applications from 1L's will be accepted beginning December 1, 2014. For complete information on the summer program, including how to apply for a clerkship, interested students should visit Public Counsel's 2015 Summer Clerkship Application page at http://www.publiccounsel.org/pages/?id=0055. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Any questions regarding the summer program should be directed to Public Counsel Summer Program Coordinator, Sandra Madera, at smadera@publiccounsel.org.

TODAY!! Ky. Legislative Research Commission 2015-2016 Graduate Fellows Program

Teresa Arnold, Deputy Director for Research of the Ky. Legislative Research Commission ("LRC"), will be at the law school to speak to our students about the 2015-2016 LRC Graduate Fellows Program.

When: TODAY from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Room 177

This program is a full year from May 2015 to April 2016. Fellows must be enrolled and taking classes for both fall and spring semesters of the program. Fellows will work 37.5 hours a week from May 19 through mid-August and approximately 20 hours per week from mid-August through April 15. Fellows will be excused from Thanksgiving through January 5 to concentrate on end of the semester coursework. Fellows will receive a stipend of $13.50 per hour. More information can be found on the attached flyer.

Josh Collins, an LRC Graduate Fellow, will also be available to speak to the students about his experiences. Contact Jina Scinta for more information.

U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of TN is hiring a 2015 Summer Law Intern

The U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Tennessee, is hiring a volunteer 2015 Summer Law Intern for the Knoxville, Greeneville and Chattanooga offices.  If you are interested, please log into the Symplicity job database for additional details and how to apply.

First-year students may begin applying on December 1st.  The deadline to apply is January 9, 2015.

 

New Albany, IN Office of the Attorney General hiring a part-time, volunteer Law Clerk

The New Albany, IN Office of the Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is hiring a part-time, volunteer Law Clerk.  If you are interested, please log into the Symplicity job database for additional details and how to apply.

To view other opportunities at nationwide offices of the Attorney General, go to:  http://www.justice.gov and click on"Careers" and select "Interns, Recent Graduates and Fellows".