Class ranks will not be available until mid-February. Ms. Barbara Thompson will post a note in the Daily Docket when class ranks are available, and she will post instructions on how to request your class rank.
Dean Chen's paper is featured on National Law Journal, Tax Law Prof Blog (a leading source on legal education and tax law), Wall Street Journal's Law Blog, Constitutional Daily, Stuart L. Pardau's blog "On The 50 Yard Line" and Above the Law. Many law professor and law student blogs have promoted the paper.
Congratulations Dean Chen!
The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy has notified the Office of Professional Development that they are looking for a student to update a Mental Health Manual. The attorney needs someone to go through the current manual and shepardize the cases to be sure they're current. This project can be done from home and will satisfy the 30-hour requirement. This would be an excellent project to work on over the holiday break. Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first student to respond will receive the assignment.
Attention Students (especially 1L students): Make sure you have enrolled in all your courses for the spring 2012 semester. For full-time 1L students, you must be enrolled in Introduction to Lawyering Skills, BLS, Criminal Law, Property II, Contracts II, Torts II, and Civil Procedure II.
Many professors communicate with their classes over the winter break via Blackboard to provide information on assignments, etc. If you are not registered for the correct classes, you will miss these important communications. Please finalize your registration as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, December 19.
Beginning in 2012-2013, first year law students will experience an updated curriculum reducing their contact hours from 31 to 29 hours. This change provides students the opportunity to adjust to the challenges of law school and the demands of the legal profession.
Basic Legal Skills
Civil Procedure (starting approximately September 24th)
Basic Legal Skills
Civil Procedure II
The following faculty members will participate in our international exchange program in 2012:
Tracey Roberts at University of Mainz
Judy Fischer at University of Montpellier
Ariana Levinson at University of Leeds
Russ Weaver at University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
JoAnne Sweeny at University of Turku
The Brandeis School of Law is pleased to announce the hiring of two new professors for the next academic year. The law school welcomes Jamie Abrams and Laura McNeal. Jamie is currently a visiting assistant professor at Hofstra University. Laura is currently a Harvard Law School Fellow at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute. Both Jamie and Laura will meet various curricular needs and enrich our faculty's already impressive record of scholarship.