Student Bar Association News

$15,000: Research Assistants and Tutors are now Fully Funded!

Thanks to Student Bar Association (SBA) President Justin Fowles and UL Student Government Association (SGA) Law Senators Rebecca Ellingsworth and Charles George for their hard work in securing funding for ALL of the law school's research assistant and tutoring positions for the Spring 2008 semester from the SGA. Funding had previously been cut due to the budget constraints, but our representatives were able to secure a total of $15,000 for both programs last night.

This is a significant amount of money from SGA, especially in light of continued University-wide budget cuts and that this funding amounts to more than the budget SBA receives from SGA each academic year. A special thank you is also owed to Dean Chen for personally funding the tutoring program out of his own salary for the first part of this semester.  Another special thank you is also owed to Rebecca O'Neil of Lambda, Bee Dean of the Federalist Society, and Chad Graham of Phi Alpha Delta for their assistance in obtaining funds.

More information will follow regarding starting dates for research assistants from the law school. Questions: please contact Rebecca Ellingsworth at

Jorge Cham Comedy

Want to take a fun break from studying?  Comedian Jorge Cham will be doing a lecture/book signing this Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. in Strickler Hall (in the Middleton Auditorium).  Strickler Hall is located to the left of Eckstrom Library.  Mr. Cham writes comics about graduate and professional school life.   The red parking lots will be open at that time for anyone with a parking pass.  Free pizza and wings will be served starting at 5:30.  His comics can be found at  This event is put on by the Graduate Student Council.

Student Mailboxes

The student mailboxes will be unavailable on Tuesday, Feb. 12. New carpet is being installed. The mailboxes will be moved back into the student mailroom as soon as the installation is complete..


Barrister's Ball ** SAVE THE DATE -- 4/4/08 **

The 2007-2008 Barrister's Ball will be held at the Clifton Center, which is located just off of Frankfort Avenue (corner of Clifton and Payne), from 8PM - 12AM on Friday, April 4th.


Ticket information will be available soon.

SBA Bookstore Sale!

This week only- Get a free Decedents Ball T-shirt with every purchase of $15 dollars or more!* Come to the SBA Bookstore, located in room 073, on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30. Locker keys are now available so stop by and pick one up!


*Locker key deposit of $25 does not qualify towards the $15 limit.

Adult Learner Award

If you know of an outstanding adult student or faculty/staff member who has helped adult students, please take one minute of your time to nominate them for this outstanding award. Many times these individuals are overlooked, but this is your chance to change that. All nominations must be in by February 29th, 2008. To nominate someone go to:

Campus Wide Career Fair

Students, freshman year through senior year, graduate students and alumni in all majors are encouraged to attend to learn more about employers hiring for part-time, co-op or internship and full-time professional opportunities.

University Wide Career Fair (All Majors Welcome), February 28th, 2008, 11:00an – 3:00pm, Brown and Williamson Club
Engineering Career Fair (Engineering Focused - All Majors Welcome), February 29th, 2008, 11:00am-3:00pm, Kersey Hall
Engineering Expo, March 1st, 2008, 8-5pm, Kersey Hall


To learn more about these events go to:



Late Night With Intramural Sports

The annual Late Night with Intramural Sports will be held from 8:00pm to midnight on Saturday, February 23rd in the SAC Recreational Sports area. The night will feature the intramural free throw competition from 8:00pm – 9:00pm. Then we’ll get going with women’s and men’s all star basketball games, music, food, life-sized Wii on a racquetball court wall, Xbox 360 Rock Band and Halo 3 (in the lobby), the always popular dunk contest, 3-point shoot out and much more. Four lucky students will have a chance to win $5,000 and many more will walk away with Halo 3 games, wall graphics, shirts and more!

Music for the Up all Night is courtesy of your Student Activities Board. Food and drinks are courtesy of the Resident Student Association. Special thanks to those groups for continuing to make this a great event!

Ping Pong Table Ready for Play

The Student Bar Association is pleased to announce the ping-pong table in the student lounge is now available in the area outside of the locker room. The used ping-pong table was DONATED and the seating was obtained FREE of charge from UL surplus property. Please return all ping-pong equipment to the blue bowl near the table.  Special thanks to Jennifer Schultz for finding a person to donate the ping-pong table and new seating.

Listen Up Legislators

SBA will be hosting "Listen Up Legislators" on Monday, February 18th from 11-2 in the front lobby.  Students can come out and write their specific legislators letters about the proposed 12% budget cuts for higher education (on top of the 3% already cut). Affordable higher education affects the vitality of our commonwealth, and it affects students personally. Come out for FREE PIZZA and let your legislators know that students need the funding.