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Jim Chen, Will Hilyerd, and Virginia Smith each published short articles in the July 2007 edition of the Bench & Bar. That issue was dedicated to Legal Education.  "Serving all Kentuckians: Making Legal Education Available to our Rural and Minority Communities" by Dean James M. Chen, Dean Dennis R. Honabach and Dean Allan W. Vestal.  "Legal Education and the Building of a Better Commonwealth" by Dean James M. Chen.  "IT and Legal Education" by Will Hilyerd, Thomas Hughes, Michael Losavio, and Virginia M. Smith.
 
Susan Kosse was recently reappointed to the Commission on the Status of Women by President Ramsey.  She also was elected vice-chair for the next two years.

David Leibson put on a program for Dr. Jeff Callen, Head of Dermatology at the U of L Med School, some residents and med students which would introduce them to some of the basic concepts of tort law.  He prepared problems dealing with duty in general, informed consent, medical battery, duty to warn or help, etc.
 
Grace Giesel took part in a CLE presentation sponsored by the LBA Solo/Small Firm Practice Section.  She presented "Professional Responsibility Issues for Small Firm Practice."
 
Jim Jones' review of Professor Elyn R. Saks's book "The Center Cannot Hold:  My Journey Through Madness,"  appeared on page A9 of the September 15 Courier-Journal.

Pirtle-Washer Moot Court

Preliminary rounds of the Pirtle-Washer Moot Court competition are the morning of September 29 at the Hall of Justice and the semi-final and final rounds are on October 5 in the Allen Courtroom.  First-year students can serve as bailiffs on September 29 and thus see the same type of oral arguments they will be doing next spring in Basic Legal Skills.

Decedent's Ball -- T-Shirt Contest

Interested in free Decedent's tickets? Submit a t-shirt design for Halloween to the SBA office by September 26th. On September 27th and 28th, the student body will vote for the best t-shirt design. The winner will get his/her design printed on the t-shirts AND two (2) free tickets to the Decedent's Ball.  The Ball is scheduled for Friday, October 26 (8-12 PM). 

Please submit your design for a white t-shirt with no more than three (3) colors for the design. Submission forms will be available in the SBA office or from Tyson Adams.

QUESTIONS: Contact Rebecca Simms at 502-807-2170 or rmsimm02@louisville.edu.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: Funding Available Through UL's SGA ** Mandatory Meeting **

Mandatory Recognized Student Organization (RSO) Meetings: All law school organizations are strongly encouraged to send someone to attend one (1) of the University's Student Government Organization (SGA) upcoming mandatory RSO meetings: Tuesday, Sept. 18 (12-1:30) OR Wednesday, Sept. 26 (3-4:30). If someone from your organization cannot make it to either of these dates, please contact Ashley Jones at 852-1375 -- there will be make-up meeting on Nov. 7 from 3-4:30. LOCATION: All meetings are scheduled in the Floyd Theater.

Information about RSO's can be found at: http://louisville.edu/sga/rso-central (particularly "How to Create a New RSO" and downloading an RSO application). If your organization is already an RSO, please provide this status to the SBA -- Jennifer Schultz (jaschu07@louisville).

 

What's in it for law school organizations? If you become a UL RSO, you may be eligible to receive money for travel, speakers, and/or "special projects." The total amount is approximately $1500 (about $700 for travel -- $125/person max, $500 for speakers, and $500 for special projects). Funds are only available for RSOs. NOTE: During the 2006-2007 year, SGA provided funds in support of the students who volunteered at New Orleans Legal Aid.

 

SBA Career Services Committee -- Volunteers Wanted!

ATTENTION 2L, 3L & 4L Students: If you are interested in participating on the SBA Career Services Committee, please contact Bee Dean at rmdean01@louisville.edu. The Committee will focus on working with and better communicating student needs to Career Services. During the spring semester, the SBA Career Services Committee will participate in providing Mock Interviews for 1L students. An informational meeting will follow once the SBA has an idea of how many students would like to participate! QUESTIONS -- please contact Bee Dean.

New books arrive in Washer Lounge

The Washer Lounge has a mini-library of recreational books funded by the late Judge Ben Washer. New books have been added today. All books are checked out on the honor system--just fill out the card in the back of the book and leave it in the box on the shelves.

SBA Bookstore Hours and Locker Rental

SBA Bookstore Hours and Locker Rental

The Student Bar Association Bookstore will be open this fall, and we
will be selling study aids, older textbooks, law school clothing, and
other memorabilia. These items will all be sold at extremely discounted
prices. You can find the SBA Bookstore located directly to the left of
room 075. The bookstore will retain the following hours:

Monday- 3:00 - 4:30
Tuesday- 4:45 - 5:45

In addition, the Bookstore will also be the location in which you may
rent lockers. Currently, we have rented all the available lockers. We
are presently in the process of determining if there are lockers that
are not in use and hope to have additional lockers in the near future.
When this process is complete and additional lockers are available, the
student body will be advised.

Student Organization Funding Opportunity

Organizational Funding

 

If your student organization is producing an activity and you need funding, the ABA Law Student Division may be able to help.

The Division’s Grant Program supports new programs and projects of student organizations at ABA-approved law schools that provide professionalism and ethics training, promote diversity in the legal profession, and advance public interest and public service efforts in local communities.

Grant applications are reviewed on an individual basis throughout the year, and funds are awarded on a reimbursement basis only. Approved applications may receive $500 or less, depending on the nature of the project and the availability of funding. Applications must be received via e-mail by the Division’s Chicago office at least four weeks before the date of the project, which must be completed by May 1.

For detailed guidelines and to download an application, visit www.abanet.org/lsd/grant.

Career Services Committee

ATTENTION 2L and 3L Students-

If you are interested in participating in the SBA Career Services Committee please contact Bee Dean at rmdean01@louisville.edu. The Committee will focus on working with Career Services and better communicating student needs to Career Services. Also, the SBA Career Services Committee participates in providing Mock Interviews for 1L Students during the Spring Semester. An informational meeting will follow once I have an idea of how many people would like to participate!

SBA Halloween Design Contest

Interested in free Decedent's tickets?  Submit a t-shirt design for
Halloween to the SBA.  On September 27th and 28th, the student body will vote
for the best design.  The winner will not only get their design printed, but
will also receive two free tickets to the Decedent's Ball.

Please submit your designs for a white t-shirt, with no more than three
colors involved, by September 26th.