Student Bar Association News

Join the ABA Law Student Division

Join the ABA Law Student Division
2015-2016 Leadership Team 
Visit ambar.org/lsdleadership for the specific eligibility requirements,
nomination/application forms, deadlines, and delivery instructions.
 
The ABA Law Student Division has numerous leadership positions available either by election or appointment. Among the many opportunities and benefits, ABA Law Student Division leadership will provide you with:
  • The opportunity to work with law student leaders across the country, including SBA Presidents, ABA Representatives, national law student organization leaders, as well as licensed attorneys and judges; 
  • The opportunity to participate in roundtables, debates, and discussions addressing law student issues and concerns; 
  • The ability to foster your leadership, diplomacy, and project management skills; and 
  • The opportunity to create policy and present legal education issues that affect law students regionally and nationally. 
Past leaders have stated that the professional, educational, and personal rewards they gained from their experience as an ABA Law Student Division leader were invaluable. If you enjoy a good challenge and are ready to roll up your sleeves, enhance your leadership experience, and work toward improving the legal education experience of your fellow classmates, then we strongly encourage you to submit your nomination or application for one of the leadership positions outlined below. All candidates must be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing (dues paid in full). Nominations must be signed by your dean and postmarked by the deadline date indicated. Please visit ambar.org/lsdleadership for the eligibility requirements, the nomination/application forms, deadlines, and mailing instructions. 
 
Law Student Division Board of Governors positions:
  • Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary-Treasurer: The offices of Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary-Treasurer are part of the Division's Executive Committee and participate in the Division's overall operations, long-range planning, execution of a legislative agenda, and developing/maintaining ABA membership in the Division. The officers work with the Circuit Governors, Delegates, and Division Liaisons to better serve law student members and work to increase awareness of ABA offerings to law students across the country. Officers are voting members of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors which meets four times per year. Nominations must be received via email by 11:59pm on February 1, 2015.
  • Circuit Governor: The (15) circuit governors represent and advocate for law students in their regional circuits. Circuit Governors work with the Division officers, delegates and other ABA leaders to develop and promote ABA programs, offerings, services and initiatives. Circuit Governors also cultivate relationships with other leaders of the legal community in their circuit. Circuit Governors are voting members of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors which meets four times per year. Nominations must be received via email by 11:59pm on February 1, 2015.
  • Student Editor for Student Lawyer magazine: The student editor works with the editor of Student Lawyer magazine and is responsible for authoring copy for Student Lawyer's Division Dialogue section and for reviewing magazine copy on a monthly basis. The student editor serves as a non-voting member of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors which meets four times per year. Applications must be received via email by 11:59pm on February 1, 2015.
The following positions are appointed and applications must be received via electronic application by 11:59pm on February 15, 2015.
  • Entity Liaisons: The Law Student Division appoints student liaisons to the over 60 ABA specialty practice areas. The Division Liaisons represent the Law Student Division to their appointed ABA specialty practice entity, work with those specialty practice areas to develop law student programs and services, and report to the Division on issues pertaining to law students that arise at entity meetings.
  • National Student Directors: One National Student Director is selected to coordinate the Division's VITA program while the other four directors are appointed to work with one of the Division's four competition committees: Arbitration, Client Counseling, Negotiation, and Appellate Advocacy. Travel is required for the competition positions.
If you have any questions or would like more information about any leadership position, please do not hesitate to contact us at LSD-Nominations@americanbar.org or one of the ABA Law Student Division leaders listed at ambar.org/lsddirectory for details.

Join the ABA Law Student Division

Join the ABA Law Student Division
2015-2016 Leadership Team 
Visit ambar.org/lsdleadership for the specific eligibility requirements,
nomination/application forms, deadlines, and delivery instructions.
The ABA Law Student Division has numerous leadership positions available either by election or appointment. Among the many opportunities and benefits, ABA Law Student Division leadership will provide you with:
  • The opportunity to work with law student leaders across the country, including SBA Presidents, ABA Representatives, national law student organization leaders, as well as licensed attorneys and judges; 
  • The opportunity to participate in roundtables, debates, and discussions addressing law student issues and concerns; 
  • The ability to foster your leadership, diplomacy, and project management skills; and 
  • The opportunity to create policy and present legal education issues that affect law students regionally and nationally. 
Past leaders have stated that the professional, educational, and personal rewards they gained from their experience as an ABA Law Student Division leader were invaluable. If you enjoy a good challenge and are ready to roll up your sleeves, enhance your leadership experience, and work toward improving the legal education experience of your fellow classmates, then we strongly encourage you to submit your nomination or application for one of the leadership positions outlined below. All candidates must be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing (dues paid in full). Nominations must be signed by your dean and postmarked by the deadline date indicated. Please visit ambar.org/lsdleadership for the eligibility requirements, the nomination/application forms, deadlines, and mailing instructions. 
 
Law Student Division Board of Governors positions:
  • Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary-Treasurer: The offices of Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary-Treasurer are part of the Division's Executive Committee and participate in the Division's overall operations, long-range planning, execution of a legislative agenda, and developing/maintaining ABA membership in the Division. The officers work with the Circuit Governors, Delegates, and Division Liaisons to better serve law student members and work to increase awareness of ABA offerings to law students across the country. Officers are voting members of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors which meets four times per year. Nominations must be received via email by 11:59pm on February 1, 2015.
  • Circuit Governor: The (15) circuit governors represent and advocate for law students in their regional circuits. Circuit Governors work with the Division officers, delegates and other ABA leaders to develop and promote ABA programs, offerings, services and initiatives. Circuit Governors also cultivate relationships with other leaders of the legal community in their circuit. Circuit Governors are voting members of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors which meets four times per year. Nominations must be received via email by 11:59pm on February 1, 2015.
  • Student Editor for Student Lawyer magazine: The student editor works with the editor of Student Lawyer magazine and is responsible for authoring copy for Student Lawyer's Division Dialogue section and for reviewing magazine copy on a monthly basis. The student editor serves as a non-voting member of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors which meets four times per year. Applications must be received via email by 11:59pm on February 1, 2015.
The following positions are appointed and applications must be received via electronic application by 11:59pm on February 15, 2015.
  • Entity Liaisons: The Law Student Division appoints student liaisons to the over 60 ABA specialty practice areas. The Division Liaisons represent the Law Student Division to their appointed ABA specialty practice entity, work with those specialty practice areas to develop law student programs and services, and report to the Division on issues pertaining to law students that arise at entity meetings.
  • National Student Directors: One National Student Director is selected to coordinate the Division's VITA program while the other four directors are appointed to work with one of the Division's four competition committees: Arbitration, Client Counseling, Negotiation, and Appellate Advocacy. Travel is required for the competition positions.
If you have any questions or would like more information about any leadership position, please do not hesitate to contact us at LSD-Nominations@americanbar.org or one of the ABA Law Student Division leaders listed at ambar.org/lsddirectory for details.

1L Election Campaigning Begins!

Attention 1Ls!  You will be hearing from your classmates who have decided to run for section representative for SBA.  Heed their words and consider which person you would like to represent your questions and concerns.  Formal campaigning begins today (September 22).  Voting will begin on September 24 and will end September 26.  Unofficial Results will be announced on Spetember 26 with appeals due on September 27.

Staying Safe On Campus and Utilizing the Police Escort Service

We have all received the emails and heard the news of the seriousness of crime that is happening on and around our campus.  Safety is a top priority for every student to develop and broaden their educational bounds.  Due to the nature of being a law student, we all find ourselves staying late at the law school to read and/or study for our classes.  Sometimes these study sessions can take you into the wee hours of the night.  As such, you may find yourself walking home or back to your car in the dark.  While walking with a buddy is plus, you might find yourself alone.  
 
The SBA urges you not to take the risk of walking alone.  UofL Campus Police provides a FREE service where they "are able to escort anyone on campus up to four blocks off campus."  To request an escort, please call 852-6111.  If you would like to stay up-to-date on the crimes reported around campus, head on over to:

Staying Safe On Campus and Utilizing the Police Escort Service

We have all received the emails and heard the news of the seriousness of crime that is happening on and around our campus.  Safety is a top priority for every student to develop and broaden their educational bounds.  Due to the nature of being a law student, we all find ourselves staying late at the law school to read and/or study for our classes.  Sometimes these study sessions can take you into the wee hours of the night.  As such, you may find yourself walking home or back to your car in the dark.  While walking with a buddy is plus, you might find yourself alone.  

 

The SBA urges you not to take the risk of walking alone.  UofL Campus Police provides a service where they "are able to escort anyone on campus up to four blocks off campus."  To request an escort, please call 852-6111.  If you would like to stay up-to-date on the crimes reported around campus, head on over to:

http://louisville.edu/police/crimelog

Tonight - 2014 Graduation Party at Molly Malone's

All students are invited to attend the 2014 Graduation Party held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Appetizers and drinks will be provided, but you are expected to bring your own party pants!!

Details:
Who: ALL law students and their guests
What: 2014 Graduation Party
When: Wednesday, May 7 8:00pm-12:00am
Where: Molly Malone's, Highlands (Baxter Avenue)
Why: To celebrate our graduates and the end of another successful year of law school!

Admission is free for 3Ls and their guests, $5 each for event pass holders and their guests, and $10 each for non-event pass holders and their guests.

SBA Graduation Party - May 7

Looking for something to perk you up in the midst of the "study blues?" Start looking forward to the SBA Graduation Party!

All students are invited to attend the 2014 Graduation Party held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Appetizers and drinks will be provided, but you are expected to bring your own party pants!!

Details:
Who: ALL law students and their guests
What: 2014 Graduation Party
When: Wednesday, May 7 8:00pm-12:00am
Where: Molly Malone's, Highlands (Baxter Avenue)
Why: To celebrate our graduates and the end of another successful year of law school!

Admission is free for 3Ls and their guests, $5 each for event pass holders and their guests, and $10 each for non-event pass holders and their guests.

SBA Graduation Party - May 7

Looking for something to perk you up in the midst of the "study blues?" Start looking forward to the SBA Graduation Party!

All students are invited to attend the 2014 Graduation Party held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Appetizers and drinks will be provided, but you are expected to bring your own party pants!!

Details:
Who: ALL law students and their guests
What: 2014 Graduation Party
When: Wednesday, May 7 8:00pm-12:00am
Where: Molly Malone's, Highlands (Baxter Avenue)
Why: To celebrate our graduates and the end of another successful year of law school!

Admission is free for 3Ls and their guests, $5 each for event pass holders and their guests, and $10 each for non-event pass holders and their guests.

Graduate Day at the Downs

The SBA will be hosting an on-campus brunch at 10am on Thursday May 8th, for graduating 3Ls and a guest. Racing begins at Churchill Downs at 12:45pm. There is no charge for either event. Complementary tickets for Day at the Downs may be reserved here: http://www.uoflalumni.org/s/1157/internal-3column.aspx?sid=1157&pgid=2205&gid=1&cid=3577&ecid=3577&post_id=0.

Sublet your Room for the Summer?

If any student is interested in subletting their apartment during the summer months, please contact Debra Reh in the Office of Professional Development at dkreh@louisville.edu.