Student Bar Association News

ATTENTION STUDENT ORG. LEADERS!

The Student Bar Association maintains mailboxes for each student organization at the law school as a service to our student body.  They are located on the bottom right hand corner of the general student mailboxes in the basement.  Unfortunately, they are very out of date.  I would like to update the student organization mailboxes, but I need to know which organizations are currently in existence.  Once we create a current mailbox list, we will distribute mail accordingly.  We expect each organization to designate a person to check it regularly.

 

So far, I have heard from each of the following organizations.  If you are a leader of a student organization not mentioned on this list, please email me ASAP so we can take care of you.  We want to make your law school experience the best that it possibly can be!

 Christian Law Society International Law Society Women’s Law CaucusFederalist Society Moot Court Board Sports and Entertainment Law Society Lambda Law Caucus Phi Alpha Delta Student Health Law Association Latin American Law Student Association American Constitution Society Environmental Law and Land Use Society Journal of Law and Education Journal of Animal and Environmental Law Brandeis Student Animal Legal Defense Fund  

If your organization is not on this list, please email me ASAP.  We want to make this year run as smoothly as possible for everyone!

 

Thanks,

 

Jenna Glasscock

SBA Secretary

Diversity Forum to Address ENDA

Keys to the Door: ENDA, Transgender Identity, and Community
September 29, 2009, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Room 275


Sponsored by the Diversity Committee and the Lambda Law Caucus, with the following co-sponsors: ACLU of KY, ACS, BLSA, Fairness Campaign, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, SBA, UofL LGBT Services Office.

A  three-person panel will discuss ENDA generally, the case for inclusion of transgender people in ENDA, and the politics of ENDA.  

This event is part of the UofL Pride Week celebration and will include a light lunch from Expressions of You (available at 11:30 AM).

SBA September Student of the Month: Rexena Napier

Rexena is recognized for her dedication to increasing the University of Louisville Law School's reputation. She is a 3L and is the President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, an organization that is committed to safeguarding the rights of animals through the legal system and raising public awareness regarding Animal Law. She has also worked at the Lewis and Clark Animal Law Clinic. She started the newest Journal at the Law School, the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law. Rexena is also the Recorder for the Lambda Law Caucus and is an Academic Fellow. She was very helpful in organizing the Animal Clinic Community Service Day during 1L Orientation this summer. We appreciate all that you do for Louisville Law. Your contributions do not go unnoticed.

 

 

 

Hooding Poll for Graduating Students

Students graduating next month are encouraged to vote for the faculty members whom they wish to present the graduates' hoods at the Law School Convocation.  The online survey form is at www.law.louisville.edu/students/sba/grad-survey. Graduating students must log in with their Lawnet credentials to vote in the poll and may only vote once.  You may select up to three faculty members.  Only the names of those faculty members who will be present at the Convocation are listed.

Judicial Candidates Visit Law School

Several dozen students, staff, and faculty from the law school attended the Brandeis Judicial Forum on October 7, 2008. The Student Bar Association sponsored this opportunity to meet candidates seeking positions in the District Court, Circuit Court, and the Kentucky Supreme Court.

While the law school makes no endorsements, we'd like to thank each of the following candidates for having taken time out of their busy schedules to attend.

Judicial Candidates

Pictured from left to right are the candidates and the position that they are seeking:


Also pictured: Sabine Kudmani (3L), SBA member

New Student Mentoring Program

Rising 2 and 3Ls,

For the 2008-2009 school year, the SBA is starting a student mentoring program for incoming 1Ls. If you would like to get to know members of the incoming class and give them personalized advice on how to approach and navigate through the first year of law school, please consider becoming a student mentor. Responsibilities may include participation at orientation related events, as well as being available throughout the school year, especially during the beginning of fall semester. We need all the help we can get, so, if you are at all interested, contact Will Corrigan (wmcorr01@louisville.edu) before July 4. Thanks!

Class of 2008 Graduation Party

The SBA Class of 2008 Graduation Party will be held at O'Shea's on Baxter Avenue on Wednesday, May 7 from 7-10 p.m.  There will be a limited supply of free refreshments and food so come early!

Ticket Lottery Winners

Congratulations to the 2008-2009 Law School Student Athletic Ticket Lottery Winners:

 

Combo Football-Basketball Winners

Ben U'Sellis

Nick Naiser

Heather Sanders

Amy Jay

Kelly Oates

Sarah Haegele

Barry Dunn

Justin Capps

Angela Fowler

Sabina Kudmani

Jenna Glasscock

Adam Jarboe

Jeff Hall

Joshua Boone

Marisa McIntyre

Melissa Eyre

Kacie Wilkinson

Blake Chambers

Noelle Rao

Bradley Palmer

Richard Greene

Marty Pohl

Rebecca Ellingsworth

Josh Roberts

Gordon Daniell

Jim Schmidt

Joe Gaines

Kristin Timperman

Matthew Stauble

Jennifer Weinhold

Don Rodgers

Chris Smith

Bryan Pollock

 

Combo Runners-Up

Steve Mattingly

Colin O'Brien

Jerred Kelly

 

Football Only Winners

Bryant Smith

Matt Wade

Kyle Vaughn

Jerred Kelly

Jon Michael Murphy

Izzy Moore

Mary Hulefeld

John Martin

Kevin Groseclose

Matthew Welch

Thomas Patteson

 

Football Only Runners-Up

Clay Barkley

Lisa Dickman

Jim Bland

 

Winners must pick up their vouchers from the SBA office and turn them in to the athletic ticket office in the SAC by APRIL 30th. Vouchers will not be honored after that day and the TICKETS WILL BE LOST.

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Club Programming Committee (CPC) applications are now being accepted for fall 2008 events. Over $35,000 in funds will be allocated to organizations for fall 2008 programs. CPC is a joint initiative coordinated by SGA and the Dean of Students Office. The CPC is composed primarily of students, so students will decide what sort of funding directives best support student life. SGA has made a major financial commitment to support CPC, and other departments have also provided funding (Dean of Students Office, Housing, and VP for Student Affairs).

During the spring semester CPC allocated funds to over 40 separate events. CPC monies are intended to afford recognized student organizations the opportunity to contribute to the quality of campus life by sponsoring special events and programs that may not be possible without this financial assistance. Proposal requests should demonstrate how funding the initiative would inspire a vibrant campus life and an engaged student body. Every request received will be reviewed by the CPC on a case-by-case basis.

 

The CPC guidelines and applications are available at the following web address:

http://louisville.edu/student/forms/cpcform.htm

Completed applications should be returned to the Dean of Students Office (SAC W301) by April 21t, 2008 at 3:00pm. If you have any questions about submitting an application, contact the Dean of Students Office @ 852-5787.

Graduating Students- Composite Rough Draft

Starlight Photos will be bringing the rough draft of the composite sometime between April 13-18. The composite will be located on Dean Torbeck's door. All students included in the composite should check the draft to look for typos and any other problems.