The Jefferson County Family Court Administrator has advised us that the Barton Center is now accepting applications for the 2012 Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program. Law students currently in their first or second year, and students in Masters of Social Work, Masters of Public Health, or other related graduate programs are encouraged to apply. The Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program (ESCAP) is a partnership between Emory University and the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) to (1) provide students with a hands-on learning opportunity in the field of child advocacy, and (2) to provide child advocacy professionals with the benefits of student interns during the summer months. Students receive a summer stipend to work with judges, lawyers, DFCS professionals, or nonprofit organizations in Georgia for ten weeks.
Interested students can learn more by reviewing the attached for more details and application instructions.
Please join the Moot Court Board in congratulating Nathan Batey, Chris Moncrief, Sharon Wright, and Shawn Spalding (Team 1), and Jamie Jackson, Thomas Stevens, Brian Smith and Tyler Fleck (Team 2) on their strong performance at this past weekend’s Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Competition in Lexington.
Under the guidance of coaches Sandra Moon and Heend Sheth, all eight members worked extraordinarily hard leading up to and during the competition. The many hours of preparation paid off, with Team 2 advancing all the way to the final round against the University of Kentucky College of Law’s team. The Moot Court Board is proud to have had such stellar students representing our law school so exceptionally well.
The team earned above-average marks from all judges. They were repeatedly praised for their "good use of demonstrative evidence," "good use of facts," and being "extremely well prepared," both as lawyers and as witnesses. The judges also commented on the team's professionalism, saying that the team was "very respectful," and "so respectful to the witnesses." In fact, the team scored no less than "Very Good" in the category of professionalism from every single judge, and in one instance the team was scored as "Superior," the highest available score.One judge described a closing statement by Brittany McKenna as "spectacular," another described Natalie Smith's performance as a "Great job!," another praised Natalie Humphrey for her "excellent delivery, " and Brad Johnson was complimented on his "very good, conversational tone."
As the President of the SBA and a representative of our student body, I would like to ask each of you to complete your course evaluations. These evaluations are very important in evaluating the education we are receiving at the Brandeis School of Law, as well as the performance of our professors. They only take a short amount of time, but are an important measure for each of you to take. I appreciate you taking the time to complete them. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks - Kristie Wetterer
First-year registration has been changed to Wednesday, November 16 beginning at 8:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.
Be sure to read the registration instructions before you register for your classes.