Student News

Law Student Workers' Rights Fellowships Conference Call – TODAY from 6-7 p.m.

If you are interested in labor and employment law, law students of all years are invited to learn about paid summer and post-graduate fellowships in workers' rights!

Peggy Browning Fellowships
AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer
AFL-CIO 2015-2016 Fellowship for Recent Grads
SEIU Fellowship

WHEN: TODAY from 6 to 7 p.m.
Dial-in Number: 1-626-677-3000
Participant Access Code: 3221991

Hosted by the National Lawyers Guild Labor and Employment Committee

• Mary Anne Moffa - Executive Director, Peggy Browning Fund
• Matt Ginsburg - Associate General Counsel, AFL-CIO
• LaRell Purdie - Assistant General Counsel, SEIU

Call Logistics: Due to the large number of participants, we ask that all students mute themselves when joining the call. To make the call interactive, students are encouraged to email or g-chat questions in advance and during the call to, including your name, school, and class year.


Legal Aid Society Is Hiring Six Student Interns – Deadline Extended

The Legal Aid Society is hiring two law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment. 

They are also hiring four law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

The deadline to apply has been extended to December 15, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for information on how to apply.

Public Service Week-Long Projects Now Open to All Students

There are still slots available at the Ky. Department of Public Advocacy, Wayside Christian Mission, and the Better Business Bureau to fulfill your public service requirement the week of December 15. These projects are open to all students. An updated list and description of these projects is attached. If you are interested in any of these projects, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP to sign up. 

These projects would be a great opportunity for third year students who still need to complete their public service requirement.

Yosemite Users With Printing Issues

If you have installed Yosemite and are still experiencing printer issues please see me in office 119 or stop by the Help Desk in front of the computer lab on the first floor of the library. We have a script that has been proven to work on multiple laptops to re-enable printing on Yosemite.

Change of Date for NJIC Training

If you are planning to attend the National Immigrant Justice Center training, please note that the date and location has been changed. The training will now take place this evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 177.

Moot Court Board Congratulates the New Members of the Immigration Law Moot Court Team

The Moot Court Board would like to congratulate Danielle Haddad and Eric Proctor on making the Immigration Law Moot Court team.  As members of the team, Danielle and Eric will write a brief and present arguments as both petitioner and respondent.  The competition will take place February 20-22, 2015 in New York City, New York.  The Team is coached by Professor Trucios-Haynes. 

Tax Moot Court Team

The Moot Court Board congratulates Lee Wilson and Katie Halloran on making the the National Tax Moot Court Team. As members of the team, Lee and Katie will write a brief and present arguments as both petitioner and respondent. The competition will take place February 5-7, 2015, in Clear Water Florida. The team is coach by Professor Blackburn, Mark Hahn, and Laurie  McTighe.

Hilliard Lyons Compliance Department seeking 2L or 3L Law Clerk

Hilliard Lyons is seeking a second- or third-year law student to work in their Compliance Department.  If you are interested, log into Symplicity for more details and how to apply.

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at and provide her with the following:  your name, class year, and UofL email address.

2Ls for SUMMER 2015


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Office of Legal Counsel Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14 Coordination & Guidance Program)
Department of Defense - Office of General Counsel 2015 OSD Summer Honors Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/16/14)

State & Local Government

Sacramento County CA District Attorney's Office - Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)
Georgia Attorney General - Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)

3Ls Post Graduation

State & Local Government

Colorado Attorney General - Department of Law 2015 Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)
Ohio Attorney General's Office - 2015-2016 Simon Karas Fellowship (Paid, Deadline, 11/14/14)
New York City Law Department - One-Year Corporation Counsel Clerkship (Paid, Deadline 11/15/14)

Moot Court Board Congratulates the Members of the Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Team for their Performance this Past Weekend!

This past weekend, Brandeis was well-represented at the Kentucky Mock Trial Champion tournament by two teams.  On one team, Jessica Sapp and Sana Abhari were attorney advocates and Linda Dixon and Christopher Ahlers portrayed witnesses.  On the other, Daniel Reed and Aida Almasalhi were the attorney advocates and Ryan Russell and Helen Cooper portrayed the witnesses.  The students put in in an extraordinary amount of time and effort preparing for the tournament, and that effort was well-rewarded.  The team led by Sapp and Abhari tried excellent cases against both Northern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky, but were narrowly eliminated prior to semi-finals.  The team led by Read and Almasalkhi swept the ballots from all judges in two of the four rounds (no other won all judges’ ballots in a single round) champions.  Additionally, Reed was one of four finalist for the top-advocate award.  The competition this weekend was truly first-rate.  The Brandeis Kentucky Mock Trial team’s success was impressive and demonstrative of the work that they have put into preparation.

The Kentucky Mock Trial competition requires students to analyze intricate fact patterns and develop case theories that allow a jury to understand the facts and law behind the case.  The teams were coached by Chris Schaefer for the law firm of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC and Lindsey Howard of he law firm of Goldberg Simpson, LLC.  Please join us in congratulating these terrific student advocates.