Student Bar Association News
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
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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 www.facebook.com/abaforlawstudents! 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.
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.
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
Sign-up for this review class at the Table Day on October 12th or online by October 18th.
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.