Student Life News
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.email@example.com 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.
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!
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:
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.
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!