University IT's personal computer repair service will close permanently April 30, 2014. This change only affects repair for personally purchased computer hardware. Repairs in progress will be completed, but no additional equipment will be accepted for repair after this date. Help with malware removal, passwords and other software-related issues will remain available from the iTech Connect office located on the lower level of Miller Information Technology Center (where McAlister's is located).
Are you interested in the business of sports? This year the Brandeis School of Law and the Black Law Student Association have teamed up with the The College of Education and Human Development's Sport Administration program to support their fifth annual speaker series. The event brings together alumni, students, and leading professionals in the sporting industry. This year’s Speaker Summit will feature various sport industry professionals with experience in sport law, sport communication, and sport administration. This year’s Speaker Summit will be headlined by ESPN’s Jemele Hill. The last panel will include speakers Darren Heitner and Geoffrey Rapp brought in by the law school to talk about legal issue in college sports.
The event will be held on Friday, February 28 from 8 AM until 2:20 PM. The schedule of events can be seen here. Registration is $25 for law students, which includes both breakfast and lunch. The place to register for the event is here. The Office of Professional Development is able to defer the cost of registration for the first 10 current law students to register and attend the conference. Bring your registration materials and proof of attendance to Prof. Lars Smith.
Students wishing to attend only the last panel on legal issues in college sports may attend that session for free.
For students interested in further developing skills and distinguishing themselves in the job market, the Law School offers a “Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation Skills” and a “Certificate of Accomplishment in Transactional Skills” to be awarded as an honor upon graduation. The award of a Certificate is intended to demonstrate to potential employers that the student possesses additional training in lawyering skills and values associated with litigation practice or transactional practice.
Professor Nowka, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, will describe both certificate programs and discuss:
- Eligibility for Participation
- Requirements for Award of a Certificate
- Program curriculum
This is your chance to learn about an opportunity to develop further distinction at the JD level, and to receive recognition for successful completion of a course of study and advanced training in preparation for professional practice. All law students are invited to attend.
Thursday, March 6
Laissez les bons temps rouler
(Let the good times roll!)
All law students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Mosaic Lobby on TUESDAY, March 4, for the 5th annual Mardi Gras Party! We'll serve lunch catered by Joe's OK Bayou: Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, Vegetarian Gumbo, and we'll have a faux King Cake from Nord's Bakery. The buffet will open at 11:45. The Cake Walk game will begin at 12:20 in Room 175. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to play! The winner will take home a real King Cake from Joe's OK Bayou. Remember to wear your Mardi Gras colors!
Mardi Gras takes place 46 days before Easter. Mardi Gras is the day before Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday. The most famous Mardi Gras celebration is held in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is an annual celebration called le mardi gras (literally, "fat Tuesday") or le carnaval in French. Mardi Gras has three official colors: purple (justice), gold (power), and green (faith).
To the Office of Student Affairs of University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law:
This a reminder that we are still accepting applications for the 2014 Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC, sponsored by The Fund for American Studies. Applications will be accepted through March 18, 2014. Please share the announcement below with first and second year law students and members of your student legal organizations who may be interested in jumpstarting their legal careers in Washington, D.C.
The Legal Studies Institute provides the opportunity for law students to gain a first-hand look at the American legal system through guaranteed legal internships, a constitutional law course, guest speakers and briefings, and professional development activities.
Students may apply online at www.DCinternships.org/LSI. Generous scholarships are available!
Thank you for sharing this one-of-a-kind opportunity with your students. Please do not hesitate to contact me at LEGAL@tfas.org or 202-986-8384 should you have any questions or concerns.
Program Manager, Legal Studies Institute
The Fund for American Studies
This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.
On Thursday, March 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room LL80, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, March 28.
Students interested in attending the training on March 27 and/or going on the jail visit on March 28, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by Monday, March 17. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.
Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available. A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.
If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on March 28, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by March 17, as well, so she can add your name to the list.
Students will receive public service credit for the training and site visits. Students will also be able to count their travel time to and from the Boone County Jail. Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit. You can also e-mail her at email@example.com.
The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship supports two law students working in the field of human rights law. The fellows will work 5-10 hours per week for Professor Trucios-Haynes and Professor Abrams and be paid hourly. The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship allows students to work collaboratively and strategically with local non-profits, law school faculty, and immigrant communities to identify human rights abuses impacting the local community and identify ways the legal community can better meet these needs. The fellows will take on many responsibilities including assisting local attorneys working on human rights cases, promoting public education and outreach regarding human rights, and working with the LBA Committee on Human Rights.
1Ls and 2Ls may apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 17, at 4:00 p.m. To learn more about this fellowship, download the attached materials. These documents are also available in the Documents Library on Symplicity. Please direct all questions to Assistant Dean Laurel Hajek in room 182 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five days and counting to Mardi Gras! All law students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Mosaic Lobby on TUESDAY, March 4, for the 5th annual Mardi Gras Party! We'll serve lunch catered by Joe's OK Bayou: Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, Vegetarian Gumbo, and we'll have a faux King Cake from Nord's Bakery. The buffet will open at 11:45. The Cake Walk game will begin at 12:20 in Room 175. The winner will take home a real King Cake from Joe's OK Bayou. Remember to wear your Mardi Gras colors!
The food will be Cajun
The music will flow
Come wearing your beads –
It’s Mardi Gras don’t ya know!
Please join us!
Mosaic Lobby, Tuesday March 4
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.