Student Bar Foundation News
The last SBF member meeting is Wednesday, February 27th at 12:30 in room 171. Don't forget to sign up for a time to help with set up and to continue to solicit donations!
The Annual Auction is in less than two weeks! Tuesday March 5th at the Brown Hotel. If you are a student and would like to be a member, or would like to improve your chances of receiving a Summer Fellowship through SBF for non-profit public service work, please contact Co-Chair Emily Peeler at email@example.com. Applications for Summer Fellowships will be released in mid-March, after the auction.
We look forward to seeing all of you at the Auction!
Please join the Student Bar Foundation for a meeting Thursday, November 1 at noon in room 171. There will be sundaes and snacks! We are looking to recruit new members (PARTICULARLY 1LS!), and will be giving an introduction to SBF and at-large membership in general, handing out forms, and annoucing the date and locaation of our Spring auction!
We really need new members so if you are looking to be involved in a low-maintenance group for a great cause then please come!
Contact Kaitlyn Jones with any questions, or if you are interested and cannot attend at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in being a member of the Student Bar Foundation, please attend the meeting this Wednesday, October 3 at 12:00pm in room LL80. Membership is open to 1Ls! Lunch will be provided. If you are interested but cannot attend, please email Kaitlyn Jones at email@example.com. We hope to see you there!
The Student Bar Foundation is a charitable student-run organization that helps raise funds for student fellowships in law-related public service work. Each spring, we host a charity auction which raises money through a silent and live auction for our annual fellowships. There are benefits to being an at-large member! While SBF fellowships are open to all Brandeis students, priority is given to at-large members of the Student Bar Foundation. Past fellowships allowed students to work at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, the Department of Public Advocacy, Legal Aid, KY Refugee Ministries, the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, the Kentucky Supreme Court, the Department of Justice, the National Juvenile Justice Network, the Center for Women and Families, and international service-learning programs in Rwanda and Belize.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2012 Student Bar Foundation Fellowships! The Student Bar Foundation was able to award more than $9,000 in fellowships this year. There were a number of outstanding applications this year. Everyone who made a contribution to the success of the SBF Charity Auction received a fellowship, as well as applicants demonstrating financial need, a commitment to public service, and a connection to the mission of the SBF.
The 2012 Fellowship recipients will focus their summer service on (1) delivering legal services to the poor and indigent, (2) promoting law-related education; and (3) improving the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizen access to the legal system.
Students receiving fellowships will be working at a number of law-related public interest jobs this summer including judicial internships, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Kentucky Court of Appeals, Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts, Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy, and the Nashville District Attorney’s Office. These students will spend their summers working in Kentucky, Tennessee, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
Because the SBF is a student-run organization, we need students who are dedicated to our mission to help solicit donations for the SBF auction next year. Please email Ahmed Safeeullah at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about getting involved and helping the SBF continue to support Brandeis students dedicated to public interest work.