Student Bar Foundation News
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.
Congratulations to the newly elected members of the 2012-2013 Student Bar Foundation Executive Board! Thank you to outgoing members, Sarah Potter, Sarah Clay and Robert May, for helping make this year’s Auction a success. We look forward to next year as we continue our success.
Co-Chairs: Ahmed Safeeullah & Emily Peeler
Vice Chair & Treasurer: Kasey Fehler
Secretary: Amy Dorsch
Fundraising Chair: Sierra Ashby
Public Relations Chair: Kaitlyn Jones
Executive Board Advisors: Carly Harvey & Cassandra Kennedy
The Student Bar Foundation has a $1,500 Kaplan Certificate available through private online auction. This credit is good towards a Kaplan course in any state. If interested, please email Sarah Potter with your email address. She will provide you access to the online auction. The deadline to email Sarah is Friday, April 13th, at 10:00am. This is great opportunity. Don’t miss out! Sarah Potter's email: email@example.com
The annual Student Bar Foundation Charity Auction is this Thursday, March 29th. This year’s Auction will be held in the Bluegrass Room at The Brown Hotel, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the Silent Auction and 7:00 p.m. with the Live Auction.
The Student Bar Foundation at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law is the only student-led and student-run organization that provides fellowships for law students who pursue low-paying or unpaid law-related public interest work. Proceeds from our Annual Charity Auction provide fellowships for these students to provide legal services to the poor or indigent, support public education, the judiciary, and citizens’ access to justice.
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. Last year, the Annual Charity Auction raised $12,000 and provided ten fellowships for students to perform public interest work in Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
We look forward to seeing you there!