Student Life News

Info Session for Externships and Clinics

Each semester, several opportunities exist for skills-based externship and law clinic experiences.   If you are thinking about participating in the law clinic or an externship during spring or summer 2012, please join us on Monday, October 31, to hear from faculty supervisors.  The information session will be at noon in Room 175.  Get answers to your questions before the registration period for the spring and summer semesters.
Information will be provided relating to the Law Clinic, the Entrepreneurship Clinic, and the following externships: Tax, Immigration, and Technology Transfer; Judicial; Criminal Justice - Defense; Criminal Justice - Prosecution; Legal Aid Society; County Attorney; and Clinical Research Contracts.

Brandeis Portrait on Display at Young Professionals Event

Robert Shetterly's portrait of Louis Brandeis from which the law school's reproduction was made will be on display along with about 30 other portraits of "Americans Who Tell the Truth: at a Young Professionals Cocktail Hour sponsored by the Kentucky ACLU.  The event will be on November 17, at 5:30 at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard.

Bar Exam Panel - This Thursday

On Thursday, October 27, join Dean Ballard, Brian Bennett, Roz Cordini, Nicole Kersting, Marilyn Osborn-Patterson, and Tarra Ragan for an important informational meeting regarding the Kentucky and Indiana Bar Exams.  The session will begin at 12:10, and lunch will be provided.  The May 2011 graduates are eager to share their experiences with you in preparing for, taking, and successfully passing the bar exam.  Learn from their mistakes and gain some valuable tips for studying.  Dean Ballard will also provide attendees with important information on application deadlines and helpful information to complete the bar exam application. Room 275

Upper Division Registration Advising Office Hours

Be prepared for course registration and choose the courses that are right for you.   Do you want to enroll in an externship or an independent study?  Do you need to request to enroll in more than 16 hours as a full-time student or 12 hours as a part-time student?  Have you completed a degree checklist recently?  Do you want to take non-law graduate level courses?  
 
The Student Life Office will be offering course registration advising office hours for upper division students on October 24, 25, and 26, and during the week of November 1.  Stop by or make an appointment in advance to discuss any questions you may have regarding your Spring or Summer 2012 schedules, graduation requirements, externships, pre-registration permission forms, etc.  John Cross, Associate Dean for Student Life, and Kimberly Ballard, Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services, will be available to provide one-on-one advising, and to answer questions about course selection.  To sign-up for a time in advance, add your name to the appointment sheet outside Dean Ballard's office. 

 

Are You Still Reading the Daily Docket?

Congratulations to Joseph Holbrook, today's 1L Daily Docket winner.  Joseph has won a ticket to Lawlapalooza on October 27.  To claim your prize, you must stop by Dean Ballard's office today before 5:00 p.m.

Bar Exam Panel Discussion and Presentation

Join five May 2011 graduates next Thursday, October 27, for a panel discussion regarding the Kentucky and Indiana bar exams.  All panelists are eager to share their experiences with you in preparing for, taking, and successfully passing the bar exam.  Learn from their mistakes and gain some valuable tips for studying.  Dean Ballard will also provide attendees with important information on application deadlines and helpful information to complete the bar exam application. The session will begin at 12:10 p.m., in Room 275.  Lunch will be provided.

Yoga Class TONIGHT!

Join your fellow classmates for a free yoga class tonight at the Law School from 5:15 to 6:15, in LL77.
 
If you've not yet given Law School yoga a try, this might be the perfect opportunity for you to take the plunge.  Again, no prior experience is necessary.  The instructor focuses on something different in every class.  We provide the mats ... all you need is comfortable clothing (a t-short and sweats or shorts). 

Brandeis "Brief" Break TODAY!!

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Cox Lounge TODAY for a brief break from their computers and their books.  We’ll have an assortment of Krispy Kreme doughnuts to choose from.  So please join us anytime between 3:45 and 4:15 p.m.  There will be a preview of Lawlapalooza featuring Dean Jim Chen.  You don't want to miss it!  Stop by when your classes end at 3:40 or 4:05, or join us before your 4:15 classes.

Reminder: Friday is the last day to withdraw from a course

Just a reminder that Friday, October 14, is the last day to withdraw from a course.

Are you still reading the Docket?

Congratulations to Elizabeth Biglin, today's 1L Daily Docket winner.  Elizabeth has won a ticket to Lawlapalooza on October 27.  To claim your prize, you must stop by Dean Ballard's office today before 5:00 p.m.