Student Bar Association News

SBA Final Candidate Interest Meetings Today

Any students interested in running for an SBA position for next year's council must attend one of the candidate interest meetings today (Wednesday, March 21st) at 12:00pm or 5:00pm in the SBA office - Room 245.  If you are unable to attend one of the meetings but are still interested in running for a position, you must email Kristie Wetterer (kmwett01@louisville.edu) by 5:00pm today.  Please see the attached document for the Election Rules. 

MCB Congrats!

Louisville recently performed well at the The Energy and Sustainability National Moot Court Competition. Louisville was represented by Lize Goykhberg, Jacob Giesecke, and Tyler Fleck who returned from Morgantown, WV as semi-finalists. After the 4 preliminary rounds, Louisville was the last team selected to advance to the Quarterfinals. Putting together a strong performance, Louisville advanced to the semi-finals to argue against the number 1 seed. This was Louisville's first year to compete in the competition. The University of Kentucky was last year's winner of the competition, but finished 5th this year, being edged out by Louisville.

Law School Democrats of America

Are you interested in starting a chapter of the Law School Democrats of America, the official law student arm of the Democratic National Committee (DNC)?  Currently, there are over 90 chapters at ABA-accredited law schools throughout the nation.  Having an active Democratic law student presence on your campus is critical so your student body can be informed about the events and programs that the Law School Democrats of America are working on.  A few of those events and programs including:

  • attending the annual Law Democrat Convention;
  • assisting the DNC on certain election research law projects for the Obama re-election campaign;
  • organizing voter protection efforts with the Obama campaign team for the upcoming re-election in November 2012;
  • invitations to closed networking events and campaign meetings with top Democratic attorneys and DNC staffers;
  • participating in our mentoring program with the Obama Lawyers Committee, which pairs a Democratic law student with a prominent Democratic attorney in the law student's desired practice area; and
  • invitations to the DNC Nominating Convention in Charlotte.

The 6th Circuit Chair of the Law School Democrats of America can also help in providing nationally known speakers for student events at the Law School.  If any students are interested in forming a chapter, please contact Jessica Doogan, the 2011-2012 6th Circuit Chair.  Ms. Doogan can provide a start-up kit and on-going support that will give the Democratic student leaders all the resources they need in getting the chapter off the ground.  Ms. Doogan’s contact information is 614-477-9979 <tel:614-477-9979>  or jdoogan@lawschooldems.org.

SBA Elections - Candidacy Interest Meetings Today

SBA Elections for the SBA 2012-2013 will take place the week of March 26, 2012.  Please see the attached document regarding Election Rules and Procedures.  If you would like to run for a position, you must attend a Candidate Interest Meeting during the week of March 19, 2012.  The times for the meetings are in the attached document.  The following positions will be elected during the election: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Social Chair, Career Services Chair, Public Service Chair, Public Relations Chair, American Bar Association Law School Division Representative, Fundraising Chair, Technology Chair, two (2) University of Louisville Student Government Association Senators, two (2) Third Year Class Representatives, and two (2) Second Year Class Representatives.  Honor Council Elections are also included in the SBA Elections and the following positions will be elected: Five (5) Third Year Students and three (3) Second Year Students - the two (2) Third Year Students and the one (1) Second Year Representative with the least number of votes are elected as Alternates on the Honor Council.  Please see the attached document for further details on the election.

Financial Guidance Program Today

The Financial Guidance Program is today (Tuesday March 20th) from 12:00-1:00pm in Room 275.  Representatives from the UofL Financial Aid Office, Republic Bank, Northwestern Mutual, and McCauley, Nicolas & Company will be there to discuss loan repayment and financial planning while you are in law school and after graduation.  Jimmy Johns will be served!

SBA Elections

SBA Elections for the SBA 2012-2013 will take place the week of March 26, 2012.  Please see the attached document regarding Election Rules and Procedures.  If you would like to run for a position, you must attend a Candidate Interest Meeting during the week of March 19, 2012.  The times for the meetings are in the attached document.  The following positions will be elected during the election: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Social Chair, Career Services Chair, Public Service Chair, Public Relations Chair, American Bar Association Law School Division Representative, Fundraising Chair, Technology Chair, two (2) University of Louisville Student Government Association Senators, two (2) Third Year Class Representatives, and two (2) Second Year Class Representatives.  Honor Council Elections are also included in the SBA Elections and the following positions will be elected: Five (5) Third Year Students and three (3) Second Year Students - the two (2) Third Year Students and the one (1) Second Year Representative with the least number of votes are elected as Alternates on the Honor Council.  Please see the attached document for further details on the election. 

TODAY - Enhancing Employment Opportunities through Mentoring

Plese join the SBA today (Wednesday, March 7) from 3:45 - 4:45pm in the Allen Courtroom for a mentoring panel.  Justice Abramson (KY Supreme Court Justice) and Bobby Simpson (GE Corporate Counsel and LBA President) will be the panelists.  Cookies will be served outside the courtroom!

 

 

Enhancing Employment Opportunities through Mentoring - Tomorrow

Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 3:45pm – 4:45pm -  Allen Courtroom

What's the difference between a mentor, a role model, networking, and a person who serves as a reference?  How do you find a mentor?  How do mentoring relationships work?  Leaders in the legal profession will provide their perspectives on mentoring at an SBA sponsored panel.  This is a great opportunity to hear from some of the leaders in the legal community in Kentucky.  Snacks will be provided before the panel outside of the Allen Courtroom.  

Moderator:  Professor Laura Rothstein

Speakers:  Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisa Abramson  

Bobby Simpson, Corporate Counsel, General Electric; President Louisville Bar Association

MedMal Mixer - Thursday

 Please join the SBA for this year's MedMal Mixer!  Students from the Law School, Medical School, Dental School, Nursing School, and School of Public Health are invited to attend the mixer.  You also may bring a guest who is not a member of any of the listed schools.  The mixer is this Thursday, March 8th from 7:30-11:00pm at Howl at the Moon at Fourth Street Live!  Free food and drink specials will be provided.  Each school is encouraged to wear a certain color - law students are encouraged to wear red.  We hope to see you there!
 

Enhancing Employment Prospects Through Mentoring - Room Change

Panel on mentoring sponsored by the Student Bar Association

Wednesday March 7 - 3:45-4:45 pm - Allen Courtroom

What’s the difference between a mentor, a role model, networking, and a person who serves as a reference?  How do you find a mentor?  How do mentoring relationships work?  Leaders in the legal profession will provide their perspectives on mentoring at an SBA sponsored panel.


Moderator:  Professor Laura Rothstein
Speakers:  Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisa Abramson
Bobby Simpson, Corporate Counsel, General Electric; President Louisville Bar Association