Student News

Civil Procedure II, section 01--Spring 2015 Time Change

The course time for Civil Procedure II, section 01, for spring 2015 has been changed.  The course time will be Monday and Wednesday, 4:15 - 5:30 and Friday, 10:25 - 11:40.  The current spring course schedule on the law school webpage shows this time change.  This change affects only Civil Procedure II, section 01.

Ky. Legislative Research Commission 2014-2015 Graduate Fellows Program - Info Session

Teresa Arnold, Deputy Director for Research of the Ky. Legislative Research Commission ("LRC"), will be at the law school to speak to our students about the 2015-2016 LRC Graduate Fellows Program.

When: Thursday, November 20, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Room 177

This program is a full year from May 2015 to April 2016. Fellows must be enrolled and taking classes for both fall and spring semesters of the program. Fellows will work 37.5 hours a week from May 19 through mid-August and approximately 20 hours per week from mid-August through April 15. Fellows will be excused from Thanksgiving through January 5 to concentrate on end of the semester coursework. Fellows will receive a stipend of $13.50 per hour.

Josh Collins, an LRC Graduate Fellow, will also be available to speak to the students about his experiences. Contact Jina Scinta for more information.

Moot Court Board Congratulates the New Member of the National Tax Moot Court Team!

The Moot Court Board would like to congratulate Lee Wilson and Katie Halloran on making 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 competitioner will take place February 5-7, 2015 in Clearwater, Florida.  The Team is coached by Professor Blackburn, Mark Hahn, and Laurie McTighe. 

All Students - Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

On Tuesday, November 18, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room LL80, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop on improving your resume and/or cover letter. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have. This will be a brown bag event. 

All students are invited to attend; however, first year students should remember it is mandatory to attend at least one session. An additional session will be held Thursday, January 8, 2015.

Law Student Workers' Rights Fellowships Conference Call Nov. 12

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

Wednesday, November 12, 6 to 7 p.m. EST, 3 to 4 p.m. PST
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 several 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.

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups!

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Securities Moot Court Competition.  The members of the team will compete in the 2015 Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, which will take place at Fordham University School of Law in New York City on the weekend of March 27-29, 2015.  The team’s coach is Tad Adams and Professor Warren is the faculty advisor.  

Try-outs will be held in LL60 on Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 pm.  To sign-up, send an email to Professor Warren’s assistant, Janet Sullivan at and request a copy of the problem you will need to prepare for the try-outs.  Also include in your email a copy of the following items in PDF format:



               Unofficial Law School Transcript

The deadline for submission of these items is Tuesday, November 11, at 6:00 pm.  Direct any questions to Steven Thompson at


Brandeis Students Shine in the Kentucky Mock Trial Competition

This past weekend, Brandeis was well-represented at the Kentucky Mock Trial Championship 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 an extraordinary amount of time and effort in preparing of 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 the semi-finals. The team led by Reed and Almasalhi swept the ballots from all judges in two of the four rounds (no other team won all judges' ballots in a single round) and defeated an excellent team from the University of Kentucky in the final round to be named the tournament champions. Additionally, Reed was one of four finalists for the top-advocate award.  




The Kentucky Mock Trial Championship provides students the opportunity to prepare both sides of a fictional case. This year, the students tried a civil case based on principles of premises liability and comparative fault. The 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 of the law firm of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC and Lindsey Howard of the law firm of Goldberg Simpson, LLC. Please join us in congratulating these terrific student advocates.

2015 Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition

Requirements are as follows:

  • Full and part-time J.D. and LL.M. students are eligible.
  • Any original paper concerning federal taxation between 20-50 double spaced pages is welcome.
  • Seminar papers and articles submitted (but not yet selected for publication) to law reviews, journals, or other competitions are eligible.

Winning authors receive $2000 (first place) or $1000 (second lace) and a trip to the FBA’s Annual Tax Law Conference in ashington, D.C. The winning entries may be published in the ax Section newsletter the Report or in The Federal Lawyer.  Deadline is January 5, 2015.  Entries may be submitted by email to Marcellus Howard at