Student Bar Association News

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 

BARBRI MPRE Review Class

Saturday, October 29, 9:30am-1pm in Room 275.  
Sign-up for this review class at the Table Day on October 12th or online by October 18th. 

Information Regarding Tryouts for the National Trial Competition

Tryouts for the National Trial Team will take place the last week of October or first week of November.  The Law School will send two teams to the regional competition hosted by Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan.  The regional competition will take place in February 2012.  The top two teams will advance to the National Competition to be held in Austin, Texas, March 21-24, 2012.  

This year's regional problem will be a civil problem.  Students wishing to tryout will be asked to submit their resume and to give an opening statement or closing argument based on a past civil problem.  More detials will be posted in mid-October.  If you have questions in the interim, please contact Dean Ballard.  Participants may earn up to 2.0 hours of academic credit. 


Kaplan Bar Review - Today in Lobby

Kaplan Bar Review table is on Wednesday, Sept. 28th from 11 AM-6 PM.  You can save up to $1000 on Kaplan courses if you enroll by 11/11/11!  ONE DAY SALE:  1Ls lock in your rates with a $20 deposit and get your 1L Edge Kit with outlines, MP3 lectures, Live Online Workshops, and a 1L Qbank!  2/3Ls lock in your rates with a $50 deposit.  2Ls get your 2L Success Kit with outlines and MP3 lectures.  Taking the MPRE this November?  Take our FREE On-Demand MPRE Course--pick up your book at the table on WEDNESDAY!  Student rep positions are available email Jonathan Raymon at