Student Life News

Sister Bridge hosted by ILS and CLS

The International Law Society and Christian Law Society are honored to host Lyndsay Taylor with Sister Bridge this Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 12:00-4:00 pm in the Mosaic Lobby.

Sister Bridge is a wonderful organization that pairs with others in order to help women in developing nations. Last year ILS showed a documentary on the tragedy of human trafficking. This Wednesday we will get the opportunity to do something about it.

In the lobby, there will be hand made items including African cloth bags and home decor, Indonesian beaded jewelry and ornaments, and card sets from India. 100% of the funds goes directly to the women/artists, through specific missions organizations that Sister Bridge has partnered with.

For more information check out: http://lyndsaytaylor.com/sister-bridge/ or email Deanna Mulhall at Dmmulh01@louisville.edu.

2014-15 Humane Studies Fellowships up to $15,000

The Humane Studies Fellowship (http://www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowship-legal-sch-ssrn) from the Institute for Humane Studies provides annual scholarships of up to $15,000 toward your academic pursuits in legal studies. It is open to current full-time graduate students (including law students) from accredited universities anywhere in the world whose research interests are related to ideas of a free society.

Unlike other scholarships, an HSF also provides individual advising and an extensive support network to help ensure academic success both before and after you receive your degree.

For more information and to apply online please explore the HSF website at: http://www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowship-legal-sch-ssrn

Third-Year Law Student Profiled in Student Lawyer Magazine

The Law School is thrilled to announce that Sean Dennis was selected by the American Bar Association’s Student Lawyer publication to be profiled in its Head of Class column in the October 2013 publication.  Sean is a third-year law student with a diverse background.

Sean graduated from The Citadel in 2002.  He then went on to earn his Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  After graduating from seminary, Sean received orders to serve as a chaplain in the 101st Airborne Division.  He spent more than one year in Iraq in a forward operating base in Afghanistan’s Arghandab River Valley.  He has counseled innumerable soldiers suffering from PTSD.  

Sean is now President of the Christian Law Society at the Brandeis School of Law.  He is a father, a military veteran, and a great classroom leader. 

We congratulate Sean on this great recognition!

Pictured above: Sean, Joanna, Caroline (4) and Charlotte (2).
 

Apply Now for the Spring 2014 Law Clinic!

The Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic is a student run firm supervised by Professor Santry.  Student attorneys are responsible for handling all aspects of the cases.  This includes interviewing the client, prepping the client for the hearing, gathering evidence, participating in hearings as a student attorney, and closing the case.  The Law Clinic gives students real court room experience with real clients.

To be eligible to participate in the clinic, students must have completed 60 hours. This is a requirement under Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) 2.540 to receive a limited license to practice law. This 3- or 4-credit class meets the skills graduation requirement.

For more information about the Law Clinic visit: http://www.law.louisville.edu/lawclinic.

To apply, please email your:
1.  unofficial transcript,
2.  resume, and
3.  a short statement of interest
to: Shelley.santry@louisville.edu by November 7, at 5:00 pm.

ABA Regional Negotiation Competition this Saturday & Sunday

On Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, the Law School will be hosting the American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competition at the Law School. Competitors on 24 teams from law schools throughout the Midwest and South will be participating, as will be 55 judges and about 20 Moot Court Board student volunteers.  We will be using all (or nearly all) of the classrooms, the Cox Lounge, the Mosaic Lobby, and the Washer Lounge, as well as the copiers/printers in the Resource Center and the Mailroom.  We will set up the rooms at about 4:00 p.m. on Friday, and the competition will run from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and then Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  During these days, the classrooms, Cox Lounge, Mosaic Lobby, and Washer Lounge will not be availabe for use, and we will need to have quiet in the hallways.  The Law Library and individual faculty and staff offices, of course, will not be affected.  In addition, we will be providing food to competitors, coaches/advisors, judges, and volunteers on a continuing basis, as people will be coming and going.  The budget for the food for about 140 total people is very tight, so please do not help yourself to food or drinks that you might come across in the Cox Lounge or in or outside 275.  Thanks so much for understanding!  Periodically hosting a regional competition is part of our Law School being able to compete in ABA skills competitions, and this is the first time in many years that we have hosted the regional negotiation competition.  Even though limited use of the building this weekend might be a temporary inconvenience, it's a necessary element of providing wonderful skills competition opportunities to our students.

BRANDEIS AND HIS CONNECTION TO LOUISVILLE

Monday, November 11
Brandeis Birthday Event: Room 275, 11:45

Have you ever wondered why boxes of animal crackers appear on the Brandeis grave from time to time?  Have you ever wondered whether Brandeis Avenue is named for Louis Brandeis?  Would you like to know how Justice Brandeis pronounced his first name?

For the answers to these questions and other important facts about Brandeis, come to the annual power point presentation about Justice Brandeis and his connection to our law school and to Louisville.

November 13 is the birthday of Justice Louis Brandeis, for whom our law school is named.  On Monday, November 11, Professor Laura Rothstein will give a one hour power point presentation about Louis Brandeis.  Prizes will be given at the end for those answering the most questions correctly about Louis Brandeis.

All students, faculty, and staff members are invited and welcome to attend.  Doughnuts, one of Brandeis’s favorite foods, will be provided for the event.

ABA Regional Negotiation Competition this Saturday & Sunday

On Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, the Law School will be hosting the American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competition at the Law School.  Competitors on 24 teams from law schools throughout the Midwest and South will be participating, as will be 55 judges and about 20 Moot Court Board student volunteers.  We will be using all (or nearly all) of the classrooms, the Cox Lounge, the Mosaic Lobby, and the Washer Lounge, as well as the copiers/printers in the Resource Center and the Mailroom.  We will set up the rooms at about 4:00 p.m. on Friday, and the competition will run from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and then Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  During these days, the classrooms, Cox Lounge, Mosaic Lobby, and Washer Lounge will not be availabe for use, and we will need to have quiet in the hallways.  The Law Library and individual faculty and staff offices, of course, will not be affected.  In addition, we will be providing food to competitors, coaches/advisors, judges, and volunteers on a continuing basis, as people will be coming and going.  The budget for the food for about 140 total people is very tight, so please do not help yourself to food or drinks that you might come across in the Cox Lounge or in or outside 275.  Thanks so much for understanding!  Periodically hosting a regional competition is part of our Law School being able to compete in ABA skills competitions, and this is the first time in many years that we have hosted the regional negotiation competition.  Even though limited use of the building this weekend might be a temporary inconvenience, it's a necessary element of providing wonderful skills competition opportunities to our students.

Critical Language Scholarship - Application Deadline Approaching for Law Students

A summer only scholarship, the CLS is funded by the U.S. State Department and allows for students to study critical languages of national security interest.  This scholarship is popular with law students because it only requires a summer commitment.  The national deadline is November 15, 2013.  See www.clscholarship.org for more details, or contact Emily Maiden with the Office of National and International Scholarship Opportunities. 

Brandeis "Brief" Break: And the Winner is . . .

Carolyn Purcell! 

Ms. Purcell correctly matched more law school pets to their rightful owners than anyone else - and more than 70 students participated!  A one hundred dollar donation will be made in Ms. Purcell's name to the animal charity of her choice.  In addition, she will receive $50.

The correct pet owners are listed below:

 

Suri = Laura Grubbs                                                                                    

 Skip = Professor Rothstein McKenzie = Debra Reh 
 Conner = Wendy Helterbran  Oz = Dean  Hall
 Maggie = Jina Scinta Mindy = Dean Ballard
 Abby = Becky Wenning Vegas = Dean Duncan
 Izzy = Barbara Thompson Annie = Dean Cantu
 Shiloh = Professor Cross Brassy = Professor Smith
 Lincoln = Jon-Paul Moody Teddy = Maggie Bratcher
 Hank = Becky Wimberg Melanie & Scarlett = Prof. Jones
 Makita = Robin Harris Skeeter = Professor Santry
 Cassanova & Callie Lou = Prof. Hilyerd Norah & Charlie = Prof. Sweeny

Thank you all for participating in this fun contest!  And, thank you for donating money to the Arrow Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization that provide medical treatment to animals who have been victims of extreme torture, abuse, and neglect. 

The final Brandeis "Brief" Break of the semester will be on November 21.  We'll host the "Paws for the Law" event with certified therapy dogs from Pawsibilities Unleashed

Second Brandeis "Brief'" Break Today - October 31

Happy Halloween!  Take a break from your studying and enjoy a sweet treat in the Mosaic Lobby - today at 3:30!!  Put on your thinking cap and enter the "Guess the Pet" contest today, any time between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

Pictures of 21 law school pets will be on display.  Students can submit their guesses throughout the day up to 4:00 p.m. at the SALDF table. 

From 3:30 to 4:30, enjoy an assortment of Krispy Creme doughnuts (glazed; crullers; chocolate iced cake; cinnamon apple filled; raspberry filled; Halloween sprinkle; maple iced glazed; and pumpkin spiced cake) in the Mosaic Lobby before the big reveal.  The student with the most correct answers will win $50, plus a $100 donation will be made in the winning student's name to the animal charity of the winner's choosing.

My name is Shiloh.  Try and guess who owns me today!