Student Bar Association News

Labor and Employment Law Society Interest Meeting

The Labor and Employment Law Society will hold an interest meeting on Monday, August 29th at noon in room 175. All students interest in labor and employment issues are invited. We will discuss upcoming events and collect dues from members. Lunch will be provided for all who attend. Please contact Matthew Kinney at with any questions.  

Louisville Law T-Shirts for Sale

The SBA is selling Louisville Law t-shirts on Thursday, August 18 from 11:30am-1:30pm in the lobby.  The t-shirts are available in red, black, and gray and are $15 each.  They are American Apparrel brand and are available in men's and women's style.  The payment and order form is due by Friday, August 19.  If you are unable to purchase a shirt in the lobby on Thursday, but would like to purchase one, please email Kristie Wetterer at to make arrangements.  Please see the attachment for the t-shirt design.  

SBA Orientation Social - Friday, August 12

The SBA is hosting an Orientation Social on Friday, August 12 from 8:30pm - 11:30pm at Molly Malone's on Baxter Avenue.  All law students, faculty, and staff are invited and are welcome to bring a guest.  There will be food and drinks provided. Please join the SBA in welcoming the incoming 1Ls!  We look forward to seeing you there.  

Composite Pick-Up

For those graduates who did not pick up their composite pictures after graduation, they will be available in the Resource Center beginning on Monday, June 6. The Resource Center's summer hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm.  The composities must be picked up by Friday, June 17.  Please pass this message along to any other graduates who have not picked up their composite.  Email Kristie Wetterer ( with any questions. 

2011 Class Composite

The 2011 Class composite picture is now hanging up on the east end of the hall near the IT Department.

Graduation Party - Wednesday, May 11

The SBA is sponsoring a Graduation Party on Wednesday, May 11 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Flanagan's on Bardstown Rd.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us in celebrating the graduation of the 3Ls and 4Ls.  There will be food and drinks provided by the SBA.  Congratulations to all of the graduates and be sure to come celebrate your great accomplishments!

Basketball and Football Student Tickets

The ticket office still has football and basketball tickets for next season available for those who weren't chosen in the lottery.  You will only be able to sign up for one ticket, but if you sign up with friends you will be able to get seats together.  You can purchase tickets at the ticket office in the SAC or email Kate Matthews at  

Hooding Professors for Graduation

There has been a change in the hooding professors for this year's commencement.  Professor Leibson has a previous commitment and will not be able to attend the ceremony.  Therefore, the hooding professors will be Professors Milligan, Powell, and Rothstein.    

Basement Refrigerators

Please remove any unwanted food and containers from the refrigerators in the basement by Friday, May 6.  Members of the SBA will be cleaning out the refrigerators after finals.  Thanks.

Help University of Alabama Law Students

Please see the below message from the ABA Law Student Division in regard to the tornadoes in Alabama and what we can do to help the law students at the University of Alabama:

"As many of you know by now, the City of Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama experienced catastrophic storms and tornados last week resulting in the loss of lives and significant damage to the city.

Tuscaloosa is also home to the University of Alabama School of Law and approximately 547 law students. Dean Ken Randall has notified us that all law students, faculty and staff are accounted for, although many students have suffered significant property damage while others have lost everything, including housing, computers, cars, books, etc. The law school building was not damaged, but was without power for several days. Exam schedules and the implementation of exams have been altered responsive to student needs and the law school graduation will continue as planned on May 7th.

As many in the law school community have been directly or indirectly affected by the storms and tornados in this region, it is our hope that the SBA Presidents and ABA Representatives can encourage their law student bodies to assist with the efforts to help the law school victims at the University of Alabama School of Law. Several SBA Presidents have already contacted the ABA Law Student Division to inquire how their schools may provide assistance. Two resources have been identified that will provide assistance directly to the university and law school communities.

Will Booher, SBA Treasurer of the University of Alabama School of Law, has set up a “Tornado Relief Fund” to assist those in need. This fund will be used first and foremost, to directly support those in the law school community that were affected by the storm – including groceries, supplies, and replacing essential lost property, housing, transportation and other fundamental needs. The fund will then be used to support volunteers and toward the law school’s efforts for community outreach. Finally the remainder of the funds will be donated to the Red Cross relief efforts in Tuscaloosa.

Donations may be made via PayPal or by contacting Will Booher at

Another resource may be the University of Alabama, which has established the UA Acts of Kindness Fund to help UA students, faculty and staff who need assistance as a result of storm damage.

This is an opportunity for our nation’s law students to assist those in need. Please help spread the word to your fellow law students to do whatever they can to help our friends at the University of Alabama School of Law.  Thank you."