Student Bar Association News
Reserved Speed Mentoring program
Requires application to be submitted to Professor Rothstein by Thursday, March 1
Cox Lounge - 5:30-7:00pm - Wednesday, March 7
Sponsored by the National Association of Women Judges, the Brandeis Women's Law Caucus, and the Brandeis Black Law Students Association.
Members of the bar will have 6-8 minute conversations with students (like a speed dating program). Students will speak to each mentor.
Panel on mentoring sponsored by the Student Bar Association
3:45-4:45 - Room 275, Wednesday, March 7
What's the difference between a mentor, a role model, networking, and a person who serves as a reference? How do you find a mentor? How do mentoring relationships work? Leaders in the legal profession will provide their perspectives on mentoring at an SBA sponsored panel.
Moderator: Professor Laura Rothstein
Speakers: Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisa Abramson and Bobby Simpson, Corporate Counsel, General Electric; President Louisville Bar Association
The Student Bar Association is proud to announce that the recipient of the Student of the Month Award for January 2012 is Amanda Warford!
Amanda is a published member and the Senior Articles Editor of the University of Louisville Law Review, Volume 50. Throughout her time in law school, she has been a participant in the Street Law Partnership with Central High School, a research assistant for Professor Judith Fischer, and a member of many student organizations. Amanda is a recipient of the Bench & Bar Fund Scholarship, as well as of the Marian Kincaid Warns & Carl Warns, Jr. Scholarship. Last summer, she participated in a panel for the 28th Annual Carl A. Warns, Jr. Labor & Employment Law Institute entitled "Objection! Evidentiary Issues in Employment Litigation." Her legal experience includes working as a legal intern for Thomas M. Jones, an attorney in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, and as a law clerk for Bishop & Associates, P.S.C. She has also worked as a summer associate for Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP. After graduation, Amanda will be clerking for Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. in Owensboro, Kentucky. She will then return to Louisville, where she has accepted a position with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP.
The Student Bar Association congratulates Amanda for her accomplishments and contributions to the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.
The mission of the Education Law and Policy Society (“Ed Law”) is to strengthen University of Louisville – Brandeis School of Law students’ commitment to achieving educational equity in public education by providing: 1) resources for coursework, advocacy, research, and careers related to education and the law; 2) forums for discussing all educational issues including the achievement gap, the cycle of poverty, racial/ethnic/gender equality, higher education, and relevant reform measures with legal practitioners, professors, and colleagues; and 3) volunteer opportunities that directly impact students in underserved areas.
Contact Cassie Restrepo at email@example.com if you cannot attend but would like more information on joining this new group.
The 1L Mock Interviews are taking place tomorrow, January 21st, at the offices of Frost Brown Todd. Please see the important details set out below. Also, a schedule of the interview times is attached.
Parking: Two options. Street parking should be available at no charge or there is a parking garage attached to the building for $1.50/hour.
Check in: First, you must go to the security desk on the ground floor to sign into the building (they will have your name on a list). After signing in, go to Frost Brown Todd reception on the 32nd floor where you will check in for your interview. Someone will then direct you to Conference Room H to wait until your interview is ready to begin. Fruit, coffee, and orange juice will be available.
Preparation and Attire: In order to get the most out of this you should treat it as a real interview in every way, meaning: (1) dress in professional interview attire, (2) bring copies of your resume, (3) be prepared to ask questions, and (4) research your interviewers. You will not need a cover letter, writing sample, or list of references.
Make sure to write thank you notes to your interviewers. There is a limited supply of Brandeis School of Law stationary available for those who would like to use it.