Student Bar Association News

Diversity Forum: The Mayor’s Violence Reduction Task Force

Mark Your Calendar for the First Diversity Forum this Semester:

Tuesday, October 2
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Room 275, Brandeis School of Law 
 
In response to a series of shootings in West Louisville during May 2012, Mayor Greg Fischer appointed a 37-member Violence Reduction Task Force, which met first in mid-June. The group continues to work on its final report, which goes to Mayor Fischer on Monday, October 1.
 
On Tuesday, October 2 at noon in Room 275, the law school will host the first of two diversity forums on the violence in West Louisville. This one will feature five speakers: Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Louisville Metro Department of Health Director, and Chair of the Violence Reduction Task Force; Ben Richmond, President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League; Judge Brian Edwards, Jefferson Circuit Court, Division 11; local community activist Christopher 2X; and 2011 Brandeis School of Law graduate Charles Booker, legislative aide to Councilman David Tandy.
 
Sixty students from Central High School will be our guests for this event.
 
A free, light lunch from Expressions of You Catering will be available, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
 
Sponsors:
Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research
Black Law Students Association
Brandeis School of Law Diversity Committee
Office of Community Engagement Signature Partnership Initiative
Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs
 
This program is free and open to all.

SBA T-Shirt Design Contest Details

Looking for more options in your law school wardrobe? Get creative and design the UofL Law shirt you've always wanted! The SBA is proudly sponsoring a contest to create a new Brandeis School of Law School T-shirt and inviting all current students to submit a design. Entries must be received by September 18 at 5:00 p.m. EST.  Designs will be posted online and voting will run from September 25 through September 27 at 5:00 p.m. EST. The winning design will be produced and available for purchase from the SBA. Please see attachments for additional details, official rules, and the timeline for the competition.  The winner will be announced in the Daily Docket and on the SBA Facebook page.

 

School of Law Alumni Phone-A-Thon

The SBA is seeking volunteers for the upcoming University-wide Phone-a-thon. During the week of September 17, the Phone-a-thon will be exclusively contacting law school alumni for the annual giving campaign. Alumni giving supports our law school in numerous ways and is an integral part of our law school's success and academic reputation. This is a great way to network and let alumni know we appreciate their support!

 

Volunteers are needed for the following nights and times.  There will be a required 30-minute training session prior to making calls in order to familiarize volunteers with the phone software and calling script. Calling times are flexible so if you are not able to commit to the whole time period please don't let that discourage you from helping out. Any of your time that you can give is appreciated! Please contact Jessica Williamson (Jessica.williamson@louisville.edu) for more information or to sign up.

 

Phone-a-thon Times (September 17 - 23)

 

Monday:                     5:45 - 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday:                    5:45 - 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday:              5:45 - 9:30 p.m.

Thursday:                   5:45 - 9:30 p.m.

Friday:                        1:00 - 4:45 p.m.

Sunday:                      4:45 - 8:30 p.m.

SBA Announces the 2012 T-Shirt Design Contest

 

Do you have an idea for the next Brandeis School of Law T-shirt design? The Student Bar Association is sponsoring a contest in which students may submit a law school related design. The design will be screened onto shirts and made available for sale to the entire law school. The designs will be compiled by the SBA, and students will vote for their favorite design. The winning design will be put into production and available for purchase through the Student Bar Association. The SBA is encouraging anyone in the law school community to submit a design. The contest rules and details will be released next week, and submissions will be due on or before Tuesday September 18th.

 

SBA 1L Elections and Vacancy Election

Your SBA is pleased to announce the schedule for 1L elections and for the vacancy election for SBA Secretary. 

Positions Available:

1Ls - Section One Rep, Section Two Rep, Louisville Bar Association Rep
2L/3L/4L - Secretary (Executive Committee Member) 

Tuesday, September 12 - Candidate Interest Meetings at 12:15 and 5:00 PM in the SBA office (#245)

Monday, September 18 - 8:00 AM Campaigning begins

Wednesday, September 20 - 8:00 AM - TWEN Voting Begins

 

SBA Announces 2012-2013 Budget

In an effort to promote transparency between students and your Student Bar Association, the SBA is pleased to release the SBA budgets for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. This information is displayed live on the SBA Budget Page.

SBA Budget 

Budget inquiries should be directed to Paul Bradford

International Law Society Meeting

The International Law Society will be holding their 1st meeting of the school year today at 12pm in room LL71. They will be discussing events and plans for the semester and will hold the election for a vacant officer position. If you have any questions, please contact Jacob Sims (jbsims02@louisville.edu) or Tommy Clines (tdclin02@louisville.edu). Food will be provided.

How to Get Anything You Want Out of Life

What do you want in life? Money? Fame? Love? Marriage? Success? A job? What would you do if I told you that it can be yours? Perception is reality. We can be our own worst enemies because most of us choose to cage ourselves in our own realities. Your mind has unlimited potential. You can harness its power and utilize it to get anything you want. Come listen to Larry Forman speak on our own personal mental boxes and learn how to escape them and the vicious loop of negative emotion. You will learn how to set goals and achieve anything the mind can conceive. Remember that no goal is too extreme, and no objective is out of reach. See you there, my friends. Sponsored by Hillel.

 

The meeting will be held on Thursday September 20 at Noon in room 175. Bring your own lunch.

Deans' Townhall Meeting

The deans of the law school will be hosting a townhall meeting on September 4. The meeting will be in Room 275 from 1:00-2:00. This is your time to have any questions you have answered. All students are invited and encouraged to attend. Those students interested in asking the deans of the law school any questions should draft and send your questions to be addressed by 5:00 p.m. on August 31. This will allow enough time for the deans to get answers to your questions.

New Policy for Posting Flyers for Student Organizations!

In order to have one centralized location to view upcoming student organization-sponsored events for the week and to clear the law school's walls and steps from clutter, we're introducing a new policy for posting Recognized Student Organization (RSO) events. 

Flyers for all RSO and SBA events must be posted on the new cork-board in the Mosaic Lobby.  The board is labeled, "This Week's Events" and will be dedicated to the law school's weekly RSO and SBA events.  Please ensure enough room is left for every RSO having events during the week to add a flyer. For those events that are more than a week away, please continue to post updates and reminders in the Student Orgs daily email.

We think this new policy will be a win-win for everyone.  Students will now have a quick reminder when they walk into the building about events for the week.  Student organizations will save time, money, and energy not having to post 15 flyers around the law building.  The building itself will look less cluttered.  Faculty and staff will not have to remove old flyers.  And, paper will be saved!  We ask for your cooperation with the new policy.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jacob Giesecke, SBA President, or Dean Ballard.