Student Life News

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!

Did you Miss the Externship Information Session Yesterday?

On October 29, Professors Karen Jordan, John Cross, and Tom Blackburn, along with Kristin Bourland, Attorney with the Internal Revenue Service and May 2010 graduate, presented information on the following spring 2014 externships: 

Technology Transfer

Tax

Judicial

Criminal Justice

Public Interest

In-House Counsel

Pre-Registration Permission Forms are available in the Student Life hallway outside Office 216.  Detailed information regarding the Judicial, In-House Counsel, Public Interest, and Criminal Justice externships is posted on Professor Jordan's TWEN site - "Externship INFORMATION." 

Application forms for the Immigration Externship are located outside Office 216.  Professor Trucios-Haynes is the faculty supervisor.

Registration forms are due by November 7.  Limited license applications (if applicable) are due by November 25.

For questions pertaining to the Technology Transfer externship, please see Professor Cross.  For information regarding the Tax externship, please contact Professor Blackburn.

Brandeis "Brief" Break on Thursday

SALDF is excited to be co-sponsoring the next Brandeis “Brief” Break with the Student Life Office on October 31, and is hosting a fun contest in which law students must try to match a picture of a pet to its rightful owner.  Pictures of law school pets will be on display in the Mosaic Lobby on October 31, beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Students can submit their guesses throughout the day up to 4:00 p.m. at the SALDF table in the Mosaic Lobby. 

From 3:30 to 4:00, 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 TEDDY.  Can you guess which law school faculty or staff member owns me?  Try and guess who on October 31!

Brandeis "Brief" Break this Thursday - Guess the Pet Contest and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!

SALDF is excited to be co-sponsoring the next Brandeis “Brief” Break with the Student Life Office on October 31, and is hosting a fun contest in which law students must try to match a picture of a pet to its rightful owner.  Pictures of law school pets will be on display in the Mosaic Lobby on October 31.  Twenty faculty and staff submitted photos - the student who guesses the most correctly will win!  Students can submit their guesses throughout the day up to 4:00 p.m. at the SALDF table in the Mosaic Lobby. 

From 3:30 to 4:00, enjoy an assortment of Krispy Creme doughnuts 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 Oz.  Can you guess which law school faculty or staff member owns me?  Try and guess who on October 31!

 

Externship Opportunities for Spring 2014 - Info Session TODAY (10/29)

Join us on Tuesday, October 29, for a not-to-be-missed program on externship opportunities available to 2L and 3L students.  For Spring 2014, law students will have an opportunity to participate in over 15 different externships, including many new externships with Beam Inc., Passport Health, General Electric, and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, just to name a few.  Guest speakers will include Professor Cross, Professor Blackburn along with a representative from the Internal Revenue Service, and Professor Jordan.

Information will be provided regarding how to apply for an externship; application deadlines; prerequisites; the selection process; what each externship is like; how many credit hours you can earn from participation; and much more.

The program will begin at 12:05 in Room 175.  Jimmy John's will be provided for lunch.

List of Writing Competitions Keeps Expanding!

Students:  Keep checking the Writing Competitions Page on the law school website for new posts regarding competitions open to law students.  Cash prizes are generally awarded ranging from $500 to $5,000.  The list keeps growing.

Brandeis "Brief" Break this Thursday - GUESS the Pet Contest!

The Brandeis Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is excited to be co-sponsoring the next Brandeis “Brief” Break with the Student Life Office on October 31.

SALDF and Student Life are hosting a fun contest in which law students must try to match a picture of a pet to its rightful owner.  Pictures of law school pets will be on display in the Mosaic Lobby on October 31.  Twenty faculty and staff submitted photos - the student who guesses the most correctly will win!  Students can submit their guesses throughout the day up to 4:00 p.m. at the SALDF table in the Mosaic Lobby. 

From 3:30 to 4:00, enjoy an assortment of Krispy Creme doughnuts 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.

Can you guess which law school faculty or staff member owns me?  My name is Maggie.  Try and guess who on October 31!

 

Final Info Session this Semester - Externship Opportunities for Spring 2014

Join us on Tuesday, October 29, for a not-to-be-missed program on externship opportunities available to second- and third-year law students.  For Spring 2014, law students will have an opportunity to participate in over 15 different externships, including new externships with Beam Inc., Passport Health, General Electric, and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, just to name a few. 

Information will be provided regarding how to apply for an externship; application deadlines; the selection process; what each externship is like; how many credit hours you can earn from participation; and much more.

The program will begin at 12:05 in Room 175.  Lunch will be provided.