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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com).
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
Co-Chair: Sarah Potter
Co-Chair: Sarah Clay
Vice Chair & Treasurer: Ahmed Safeeullah
Secretary: Cassie Kennedy
Public Relations Chair: Robert May
Fundraising Chair: Carly Baize