Student Bar Association News

SELS 4th Annual Superbowl Party!

Come take a break from studying and join everyone at Molly Malones on Bardstown Road for the 4th Annual Superbowl Party. Kickoff time is at 6:30PM on Sunday, February 5th, 2012. The cost is $5 for SELS members and $10 for nonmembers which includes all you can eat, all you can drink. 

Mayor's Office Guest Speaker - Today

Today, Ted Smith, Director of Economic Development from Mayor Fischer's office, is coming for a discussion/Q&A on Law and business development, innovation, entrepreneurship, and more. All law students and faculty are welcome. (We may have some guests from the MBA school as well).  Come to Room 075 from 1 to 2:15pm.  Pizza and drinks will be served. 

1L Mock Interview Reminder

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. 


MCB Results

The Moot Court Board would like to congratulate this year's members of the National Moot Court Team: Stephanie Carr, Brittany Hampton, Samantha Constantine and Paige Hamby for an outstanding performance in Richmond, VA last weekend.  Both teams represented the Law School very well against impressive competition.  The team consisting of Paige Hamby and Samantha Constatine did especially well winning both matches in the preliminary rounds and losing by only two points to Duke University, last year's champions, in the quarter finals.  Please congratulate these students on their success and hard work!

Please Complete Your Course Evaluations

As the President of the SBA and a representative of our student body, I would like to ask each of you to complete your course evaluations.  These evaluations are very important in evaluating the education we are receiving at the Brandeis School of Law, as well as the performance of our professors.  They only take a short amount of time, but are an important measure for each of you to take.  I appreciate you taking the time to complete them.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks - Kristie Wetterer 

Brandeis Blitz Championship Game

11-1-11: The Brandeis Blitz, the Law School's flagfootball team consisting of 1, 2, and 3L's plays in the University of Louisville Intramural Sport's Flagfootball Championship.   The game is at 9:00PM, Tuesday night, at the intramural fields behind the Speed School parking lot off of Eastern Parkway.  Come support your friends, classmates, and the Brandeis Blitz!

2011 Brandeis Blitz Roster: Alex White, Tyler Korus, Josh Porter, Joe Mandlehr, Brandon Johnson, Luis Cartaya, John Spalding, Doug Keil, Johnathan Ryan, Richard Williams, Zackary McKee, Jackie Clowers, Brad Hal, and 
Donavan Potter.  See the attached picture.  

Decedents' Ball Ticket Raffle Winners

Congratulations to Morgan Hancock and Tommy Clines!  They were entered into a raffle for buying their Decedents' Ball tickets last week and their names were drawn.  Each of them will receive an iPod curtesy of Barbri.  Morgan and Tommy, please contact Kristie Wetterer ( to redeem your prize.


Decedents' Ball tickets are still for sale and will be sold today from 12:00-1:00 in the lobby and tomorrow from 9:00-11:00am and 12:00-2:00pm.  The tickets are $15 if they are purchased before Friday.  

ABA Facebook Sweepstakes

Please see the following information from the ABA regarding a sweepstakes opportunity:


Enter for a chance to win up to $10,000 in the ABA Facebook Sweepstakes at!  The American Bar Association will put a dime in the grand prize jackpot for every law student attending an ABA-accredited school who Likes ABA for Law Students on Facebook and submits an entry from.  You will also have a chance to win these weekly prizes: Two $1,250 travel packages from Hertz and Six $500 gift certificates for bar review course from BARBRI.  Enter today for all weekly prizes.  The sweepstakes ends at 11:59pm Pacific Time on October 31, 2011.  

Welcome Reception for Howard Fineman (2011 Brandeis School of Law Alumni Fellow)

Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to a meet and greet sponsored by the SBA to welcome back Mr. Howard Fineman.  The reception will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 1:45pm - 2:30pm in the Cox Lounge.  Light desserts will be served.  This is a great opportunity to meet one of our most distinguished graduates who is being named this year's Alumni Fellow.


Mr. Fineman is currently the Editorial Director of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group and also reports and writes on politics for the Huffington Post main site.  He also serves as a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, where he regularly appears on shows such as "Hardball with Chris Matthews", the "Rachel Maddow Show", and many others.  Prior to October of 2010, Mr. Fineman was a reporter, columnist, and editor for Newsweek.  In addition, he has written a book The Thirteen American Arguments", which was a national best seller in 2008. 


Please join us in welcoming back Mr. Fineman!  Email Kristie Wetterer with any questions.

SBA 1L Election Results

Congratulations to the following 1Ls for being elected to the Student Bar Association:


1L Section 1 Representative:  Colten Biro

1L Section 2 Representative:  Dani Smith

LBA Representative:  Damaris Escalera