Student Life News
On Thursday, November 14, the Law School was pleased to host representatives from the Dave Nee Foundation and the Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program, and our very own Professor Jim Jones for a powerful and timely program to educate students on the signs of depression and where to get help. Our guest speakers were amazed by the turnout of students, faculty, and staff. We are very proud of the supportive community we have here at Brandeis.
If you were unable to attend the program, brochures created by the Dave Nee Foundation are available outside Office 214. To learn more about ways to help yourself or a friend who may be struggling with feelings of depression, visit http://www.lawlifeline.org/louisville/. If you are interested in learning more about Dave Nee and the Foundation created in his memory, you can watch a short video at http://www.daveneefoundation.com/history.
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.
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
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).
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.firstname.lastname@example.org by November 7, at 5:00 pm.
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.
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.