Student Bar Association News

Look Fresh for the Spring - SBA Still Accepting T-shirt orders

What better way to show off the pythons you've been working on all spring than in a new Brandeis T-Shirt! The SBA will continue to take t-shirt orders through next Friday, March 28! Please stop by the bookstore (and check your guns at the door) to reserve your shirt.

SBA Election Timetable

Students interested in running for an SBA position for the 2014-2015 school year, please note the upcoming timetable regarding the elections:

  • Meetings/sign-ups will be week following spring break. March 17-21. Sign-ups will close at noon on March 21st.
  • Formal campaigning will begin March 24th at 8am.
  • Elections will begin March 26th at 8am, and close March 28th at 8am.
  • Unofficial results will be posted March 28th at noon.
  • Official results will be posted April 2nd at noon.

Candidates must attend an Interest Session in the SBA Office (Office 245). Interest Sessions will be Monday 3/17 and Wednesday 3/19 at 4:15pm and Tuesday 3/18 and Thursday 3/20 at 5:35. Please contact Christy Ferko for any questions, christy.ferko@gmail.com. For a full listing and description of all the positions available, please consult the SBA Constitution found here.

Students - ABA Membership

TO: 1L and 2L Students
SUBJECT: How the ABA Can Help You Become a Leader

The American Bar Association has helped shape the careers of many of the nation’s top attorneys including Paula Boggs, Vernon Jordan, and Theodore Olson, in addition to generations of law students. Learn more about their ABA experiences here.

Now is the time to start your own ABA story! Join today for a chance to win a trip to the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston or an iPad Mini*.

If you are already a member, share your ABA story.

ABA membership offers unparalleled resources for law students, including:

  • CareerAdvice LIVE!, a free monthly webinar with practical tips from experts
  • Free membership in 22 practice specialty groups to discover your career path
  • Free subscription to ABA Journal and Student Lawyer magazines  and their mobile apps
  • Free career resources, including our online job board
  • Leadership opportunities on a local, regional and national level

Tell your ABA story or join today to start your own!

*See full contest rules here.

How To Vote in SBA Elections

Voting on TWEN:

1. Add Course

2. You will add 2 Courses:

A. General Officer ballot

B. Your “Rising Class”-2L or 3L/4L

NOTE: The class ballots are password protected and are only to be voted in by the applicable class members. Rising 2Ls your password is 2016, Rising 3L/4Ls your password is 2015. Graduating 3Ls may only vote on the General Officer ballot. Voting in an inappropriate class ballot will result in a breach of student conduct claim.

3. Select Customized Polling at the left of the course overview

4. Vote!

Attention 3L's - Graduation Event Survey

A survey has been created by the Student Bar Association in order to get student feedback in order to plan events for graduation week for outgoing 3Ls. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3DMP7TV and the Student Bar Association would appreciate any input from the 3L class.

Have a Hand in the Strategic Plan

All:

The Law School has been developing its strategic plan to help guide the University and the Law School in its decision making to strengthen our trajectory as a school. The committee charged with creating this plan has gathered input from students, faculty, and staff along the way to create the attached final draft. Your input on the final draft is needed!

 

On April 1 and April 8, Dani Smith, Aaron Marcus, and B.J. Hardy will be able to suggest changes and speak to provisions that should remain, regardless of faculty dislike. On April 15 at the Faculty Meeting, Dani and BJ, as voting members at the Faculty Meeting, will vote on the approval of the plan as a whole.

 

Send any or all of us your suggestions, concerns, and/or thoughts; our contact information is below.

 

Dani Smith: SBA President, Voting member at faculty meeting, member of strategic planning committee - TDani.Smith@Gmail.com

Aaron Marcus: Member of strategic planning committee - aaron.w.marcus@gmail.com

B.J. Hardy: Voting member at faculty meeting - BRHard01@louisville.edu

Look Fresh for the Spring - SBA Still Accepting T-shirt orders

What better way to show off the pythons you've been working on all spring than in a new Brandeis T-Shirt! The SBA will continue to take t-shirt orders through next Friday, March 28! Please stop by the bookstore (and check your guns at the door) to reserve your shirt.

2014 Med/Mal Mixer - March 27th

The 2014 Med/Mal Mixer will be held Thursday, March 27, at Diorio's on Baxter Avenue! There will be drink specials and lots of TVs for quality college basketball viewing. Please check Facebook and the Docket next week for more details. See you there!

SBA Election Timetable

Students interested in running for an SBA position for the 2014-2015 school year, please note the upcoming timetable regarding the elections:

  • Meetings/sign-ups will be week following spring break. March 17-21. Sign-ups will close at noon on March 21st.
  • Formal campaigning will begin March 24th at 8am.
  • Elections will begin March 26th at 8am, and close March 28th at 8am.
  • Unofficial results will be posted March 28th at noon.
  • Official results will be posted April 2nd at noon.

Candidates must attend an Interest Session in the SBA Office (Office 245). Interest Sessions will be Monday 3/17 and Wednesday 3/19 at 4:15pm and Tuesday 3/18 and Thursday 3/20 at 5:35. Please contact Christy Ferko for any questions, christy.ferko@gmail.com. For a full listing and description of all the positions available, please consult the SBA Constitution found here.

2014 Med/Mal Mixer - March 27th

The 2014 Med/Mal Mixer will be held Thursday, March 27, at Diorio's on Baxter Avenue! There will be drink specials and lots of TVs for quality college basketball viewing. Please check Facebook and the Docket next week for more details. See you there!