Provost Shirley Willihnganz announced on May 8 that Susan Duncan would be appointed for an additional three years term as Interim Dean. During the previous two years in which Susan Duncan has served in that role, she has accomplished a great deal and this continued appointment provides the opportunity to continue to place the Brandeis School of Law in a strong position. Her accomplishments are in the areas of fundraising, connections with alumni/ae, physical plant updates, attention to diversity, staff support, and developing a strategic plan. Dean Duncan joined the law school faculty in 1999 and is a 1991 graduate of the law school herself. In accepting the appointment, Dean Duncan stated that, “Serving as the dean for the past two years has been an honor and a privilege. I thank the President, the Provost, and the law school faculty and staff for their faith in me and look forward to working with all of them on advancing our school. The strategic plan sets forth a vision that is very exciting. I know our alumni and friends will help us execute this plan allowing our school to reach new heights.”
Rising 2L and 3L Students,
If you are interested in
participating in the 10th Annual Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair to
be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Atlanta, please review the
attachments. The attachments consist of the Student & Graduate
Instructions and Checklist, hotel information and a list of participating
employers. This job fair is particularly helpful for students interested
in patent law, but a few positions are available for students in "soft IP". It will allow students interested in IP law to apply to interview with law firms for 2015 summer associate positions (for rising 2Ls) and permanent positions (for rising 3Ls). The deadline to sign up is May 21st.
Review the employer list to determine if you are eligible to apply for positions. (Keep in mind that the list of employers will continue to grow.) You will be responsible for the nonrefundable $30 registration fee initially; however, you can apply for funding to offset some of your costs from the Office of Professional Development for reimbursement if you are selected to interview in Atlanta.
Thursday, May 15 is the last day to add a summer class.
May 15 - Last day to receive 100% refund
May 22 - Last day to receive 50% refund
May 28 - Last day to receive 25% refund
June 11 is the last day to withdraw from a summer class.
Rising 2L and 3L Students,
If you are interested in participating in
the 10th Annual Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair to be held on
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Atlanta, GA, please review the attachments. The
attachments consist of the Student & Graduate Instructions and Checklist,
hotel information and a list of participating employers. This job fair is particularly helpful for students interested in patent law.
Review the employer list to determine if you are eligible to apply for positions. You will be responsible for the nonrefundable $30 registration fee. Funding for expenses may be available.
Contact Ms. Reh or Dean Hajek if you have questions.
The 10th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) will be held August 1-2, 2014, in Kansas City, Missouri. Students who are interested in becoming part of Kansas City’s dynamic legal community should strongly consider attending this event. Students who will be returning to school in August and those graduating in May are eligible to attend the job fair, as employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.
The HDLJF is the result of Kansas City's leading law firms, legal associations, and corporate legal departments coming together to encourage law students to practice law in Kansas City. The HDLJF is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers. In addition, the event is a great way to learn more about living in this wonderful city.
Students can register online at: https://law-kcmba-csm.symplicity.com/students/ The final deadline for registering in June 14, 2014.
The New Jersey Judiciary is seeking rising 3L's to fill approximatelyl 480 one-year judicial clerkships that will commence August 24, 2015 and end August 31, 2016. Applicants must be a recent graduate from an ABA approved law school. This program is intended for individuals who have not yet significantly engaged in the practice of law. New Jersey Bar membership and New Jersey residency are NOT requirements.
Resumes and cover letters are to be sent directly to the individual justices and judges and are not to be received before June 16, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the process, but not earlier than June 16.
Interested students should visit http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/lawclerks/ for more information and a list of judges.
Graduates pictured from left to right are Aaron Marcus, Zackary McKee, Donovan Porter, BLSA President Miranda Ratcliffe, Kiera Hollis, Stephany Hunter, and Gayle Johnson. Also pictured are current BLSA members Whitney Railey and Iman Jackson.
Professor Cedric Merlin Powell was the invited speaker for the 2014 Black Law Student Association Convocation honoring the six BLSA members who are graduating this year. Miranda Ratcliffe (Class of 2015), current BLSA President, introduced Professor Powell. Others who spoke to the graduates were Dean Susan Duncan and Louisville Black Lawyers Association President Lonita Baker. Ms. Ratcliffe then recognized the graduates who each spoke about their experiences and thanked those who had made it possible.
Click here to read Professor Cedric Merlin Powell's remarks, "BLSA Convocation: The Lawyer In a Changing World."