SBF Charity Auction and Trivia Night

March 24, 2010, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Seelbach Hotel, 500 South 4th Street
Sponsored by: Student Bar Foundation, Louisville Bar Association, and many more
Registration Cost: $40 each, $15 for students
The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law community is excited to invite you to attend our 13th annual Student Bar Foundation Charity Auction and Trivia Night!  This event will combine an evening of networking, fundraising and friendly competition among Louisville’s legal minds!  Our goal is to raise money and awareness to benefit two very important programs: the Brandeis School of Law Public Service Summer Fellowships and the Law School’s Partnership with the Central High School Law and Government Magnet Program. 

Please join current students, professors, alums, and various members of the legal community for a great evening of giving back.

We look forward to seeing you on March 24th!


Jayci Roney and Samantha Thomas            
Co-Chairs, Student Bar Foundation 2010       

Emily Wang Zahn, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Class of 2008 SBF Chair

Jessica A. Moore, Office of Commonwealth’s Attorney
Class of 2006 SBF Chair


Tickets for the event will be $15 for students and $40 for everyone else. Tickets are available in the Resource Center across from room 275 or by e-mailing either Samantha Thomas-Bush or Jayci Roney

Please see the attached Registration and Sponsorship Form to sign up for the event. We hope you'll join us as the legal community comes together for these very important causes! Any and all forms of support are greatly appreciated. 

All proceeds will be evenly divided between the funds for public service fellowships and the Central High School partnership program.  


5:30-6:30 PM:  Happy Hour with appetizers, refreshments and a fabulous silent auction (Cash Bar)

6:30 PM:  Team Trivia begins – registered participants will compete in multiple categories (similar to Jeopardy) to make it to the FINALS.

7:00 PM:  Live Auction: List of Auction Items and Donors

7:30 PM: Team Trivia FINALS – Claim the honor of being named Louisville's Greatest Legal Minds!

Background Information

The Student Bar Foundation is the charitable giving arm of the Student Bar Foundation.  This student-led organization has raised funds in the past to support student public service fellowships.  This year’s Charity Auction celebrates its 13th anniversary.  This year’s event will be in a new location, will add a new event, and will also raise proceeds to enhance the teaching of Brandeis Law Students at Central High School.
SBF Public Service Fellowships

The SBF helps raise money and distribute funds for student fellowships or travel stipends for law-related public service work with a focus on delivery of legal services to the poor and indigent, law related public education, and improvement of the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizen access to the justice system.  Since its inception in 2002, the Student Bar Foundation has distributed funds to students completing public service work at the Legal Aid Societies in Louisville, New Orleans and Cincinnati, the Louisville Center for Women and Families, Whitman Walker Clinic in Washington D.C., and even a project in Rwanda where a student interned with the Gacaca courts that prosecute cases from the genocide. 

Central High School Law and Government Magnet Partnership
In 2001, the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law entered into a partnership with Central High School Law and Government Magnet Program with the goal of building the pipeline to a more diverse legal profession in our community.  For the first few years, students in Central’s Magnet Program were provided a variety of enrichment activities – moot court competitions, speakers, law school visits –with the goal of “sparking the interest” of students in becoming lawyers.  Since 2007, with the supervision of Joe Gutmann, the Law Magnet coordinator at Central, approximately 30 Brandeis law students each year have developed the writing, analytical, and preparation skills of these students by teaching family law, criminal law, civil liberties, and other issues as well as writing and interview skills. Mock courtroom furnishings, computers, and teaching materials are needed to improve the experience for both law students and Central students.

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