Student Life News

Mark Your Calendar - Courtyard Dedication and First Brandeis Brief Break Ice Cream Social!!

Get ready for the first Brandeis Brief Break of the year.  In addition, we will be dedicating the newly restored courtyard at the same time!

 

Wednesday, September 24th, 12:15 pm - 2 pm in the Mosaic Lobby and Courtyard.

 

Comfy Cow Ice Cream will be provided!  Stop by an enjoy the ice cream and courtyard.

Attention - Dual Degree Students

If you are currently working on a dual degree program (not if you are interested in one and haven't started), please take a moment and either stop by my office (216) or send me an email (j.disanza@louisville.edu) so we can make sure you are on the right track.

 

For those of you interested in Dual Degree Programs, there will be an information session later in the year. 

Time to Update Student Directory Profiles

New and returning students are advised that they must update their profile information on the Brandeis School of Law's Student Directory immediately.  To update your profile:

  1. Log in to the School of Law's Web site,
  2. Click My account under Content Management (see illustration),
  3. Click Edit, then Personal information,
  4. Complete the form and hit Submit (see illustration).

Only a few fields are required, so you may withhold some personal information.  However, the Brandeis School of Law Student Directory is private and available only to members of the law school community. New students' photos will be added to their profiles this week.

Law Resource Center (LRC) Summer Hours

Please be advised that the LRC summer hours will be Monday - Thursday from 8:00 - 4:30 and Friday 8:00 - 4:00.  If you need to come by the LRC, please make sure to stop by during these hours.  

The new hours are effective today, June 2, 2014 and will return to normal hours on Monday, August 4, 2014. 

As a reminder, the normal LRC hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 5:30 and Friday 8:00 - 4:00. 

 

Thank you 

Lost and Found Inventory May 2014

$500 KBA Bar Study Scholarships

The Kentucky Bar Association will once again award up to four $500.00 scholarships for students taking the July 2014 Kentucky bar examination.  The scholarships are used to defray the expenses associated with studying for and taking the bar examination.  Awards will be made to exemplary candidates who 1) have made a significant contribution to the law school community; 2) have a demonstrated need for financial assistance; and 3) intend to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  To apply, please send a one-page letter addressing the criteria for the award along with a current resume to Carl Frazier at Carl.Frazier@skofirm.com.  All submissions must be received by Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.  Scholarship winners will be announced and funds will be disbursed approximately one week after the submission deadline.

Student Mailboxes - Please Check Before You Leave for the Summer

Students, especially graduating seniors:

Please do not forget to check your student mailboxes in the basement.  Take what you need, recycle what you don't need.  Clean it out.  Thank you!

Student Lockers Must Be Emptied by May 12

Lockers for Academic Year 2013-14 must be emptied by May 12.  After May 12, locker contents will be emptied and will be deemed property of the Law School.

Please return your locks to Maggie Bratcher, Room 208, from 10am – 2pm.  Questions?  Contact Maggie Bratcher.

Lost and Found Items - April 2014

Please contact the Law Resource Center (Room 272) for Lost and Found items.

2014 American Association for Justice Law Student Scholarships

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is proud to announce its 2014 Law Student Scholarship cycle has begun. AAJ has four scholarships available for qualified law students.

The Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship: AAJ's Minority Caucus awards up to six $1,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school.  

The Trial Advocacy Scholarship is open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.   

The Leesfield Scholarship is sponsored by AAJ and AAJ member Ira Leesfield. This scholarship awards $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention. Available to first- and second-year AAJ Law Student Members.  

The Mike Eidson Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

All scholarship applications are due May 1, 2014.

With the exception of the Mike Eidson Scholarship, applicants must be AAJ Law Students Members to qualify for the scholarships. Law Students can join AAJ at the rate of $15 for one year. Student membership applications can be found here.