Student Bar Association News

Urgent Message for Graduating 3Ls and 4Ls

If you have not ordered your graduation apparel, then please do so soon.  March 31st is the deadline to order apparel.  The information for the speaker at graduation should be out either this week or next week.  If you have not already, please sign up for the "SBA for 3Ls" TWEN page.  Your SBA 3L Reps will correspond to you through that medium.

Amended Student Bar Association Election Rules!

The SBA has made some recent changes to the SBA Election Rules. Please see attached. For questions, please contact Luke Vance at lavanc02@louisville.edu.

SBA selling padfolios

The SBA will be selling black leather padfolios. Imprinted on the padfolios: the words Louis D Brandeis School of Law University of Louisville encircling the cupola of the law school building. The price is $20. They will be sold on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 from noon-4 p.m. in the lobby. If you can't make it at that time or if you have questions, please contact Lily Chan at lkchan03@gmail.com.

SBA January Student of the Month: Forrest Kuhn

Forrest Kuhn is the January SBA Student of the Month. He is a networker on behalf of his peers and the law school. He is currently developing a problem for the Central High School students. He has contributed to the academic success of the law school as Professor Levinson's Research Assistant. Forrest also contributed to the start of the Health Law Student Organization and helped the Moot Court Board in that capacity. He is a member of the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law. He also played during Lawlapalooza. Thank you for all that you do for our school!

HAITI RELIEF DONATION!!!! (VERY IMPORTANT)

If you have not donated to the Haiti relief effort, then please do so as soon as  possible.  If you text "Haiti" to 90999, then you can donate $10 instantly to the Red Cross.  This will be used specifically for the Haiti relief effort.  You can view First Lady's, Michelle Obama's, appeal for your help at the following link:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP-GuVuYC38&feature=player_embedded

 

Your donation will go a long way.  Please donate!!!

SBA FOOD SERVICE DATES!!!!

The SBA would like to thank all of the organizations that signed up to participate in the SBA Food Service Program this semester.  The dates covered by the SBA Food Service Program are listed below:

Jan. 20 - SELS Meeting

Jan. 25 - Student Health Law Association

Jan. 27 - SALDF

Feb.3 - Sports and Entertainment Law Society

Feb. 8 - Student Health Law Association

Feb. 15 - Alternative Date

Feb. 17 - SALDF

Feb. 22 - Student Health Law Association

Mar. 3 - SALDF

Mar. 8 - Alternative Date

Mar. 10 - Alternative Date

Mar. 29 - Alternative Date

Mar. 31 - SALDF

Apr.  7 - Christian Law Society

 

 The "Alternative Dates" will only be used in the rare circumstance of a cancellation due to a law school administration conflict.  All of these dates only cover the 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. time period.  Please see Victor Revill if you have any questions.

First Year Mock Student Interviews

The SBA will be hosting Mock Interviews for first year students conducted by second and third year students on Tuesday 1/19/10, Wednesday 1/20/10, Thursday 1/21/10, and Friday 1/22/10. Each 20 minute interview will consist of 10-15 minutes of questioning and 5-10 minutes of feedback. These interviews are a great ice breaker before the Young Lawyers Interviews and on-campus interviews. Please sign-up in the Career Services Library by Friday 1/15/10. Also please submit a resume when you sign-up. (GPA's are not required and may be omitted from your resume if you wish.) If you have any questions please contact Johnna Spicer at jaspic03@louisville.edu.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON'T HAVE A JOB YET?

The Kentucky Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Association will be giving information on what to do if you do not have a job yet.  Please attend if you are still in the job search.  The event will be in room 275 at 12 p.m. today (Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009).  Free food will be served!!!

SBA November Student of the Month: Barry Dunn

The SBA November Student of the Month is Barry Dunn. Barry is the President of the Moot Court Board where he helped raise thousands of dollars in donations on behalf of the school's preeminent Trial Advocacy Organization. He also co-founded the First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition. He leads a group of four exceptional students as the only returning member of the law school's National Moot Court Team. Moreover he is an active member of the University of Louisville Law Review, for which he serves as Notes Editor. Last year he was a Torts tutor for the first years, and he organized mock interviews for the first years. He was also a finalist in the Pirtle-Washer Argument Competition and is a research assistant for Professor Weaver. Thanks Barry! Your contributions do not go unnoticed.

New Food Service Initiative at the Law School

Colleagues:

 

In response to several law students' desire to have food service at the law school, the SBA has begun a pilot food service initiative. Beginning on October 5, 2009 through November 23, different organizations will be selling food in the law school lobby on Mondays and Wednesdays, with the exception of Oct. 7, 21, and 28. Each organization will be given an opportunity to sign up via TWEN for a date to sell food in the lobby. Any law student organization may sign up after they have added the TWEN page entitled "Student Organization Food Service." Once you have added the TWEN course, click the "Sign-up Sheets" link on the left. From there, click the "Food Service Sign-Up" link. Next pick the time that your organization would like to sell food in the lobby. Remember to type your organization's name next to your name. The sign-ups will be honored on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please email me at vmrevi01@louisville.edu. I will try to email you back in a timely fashion.

 

This is a pilot food service project for this semester. If it goes well, we will do it again next semester. If it does not go well, then we will not. On behalf of the SBA, we thank you for your participation in this program.

 

Sincerely,

 

Victor Revill

SBA President