Student Bar Foundation News
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2011 Student Bar Foundation Fellowships. There were a record number of outstanding applications this year. Everyone who made a substantial 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 2011 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, the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, the KY Department of Public Advocacy, the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, and Kentucky Refugee Ministries. These students will spend their summers working in Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Because the SBF is a student-run organization, we need students who are dedicated to our mission to help us solicit donations for the SBF auction next year. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information about getting involved and helping the SBF continue to support Brandeis School of Law students dedicated to public interest work.
Special thanks to Professor Abramson, the Student Bar Foundation Advisor, and to Dean Urbach and Vickie Tencer for their valuable assistance.
Co-Chair: Sarah Potter
Co-Chair: Sarah Clay
Vice Chair & Treasurer: Ahmed Safeeullah
Secretary: Cassie Kennedy
Public Relations Chair: Robert May
Fundraising Chair: Carly Baize
The Student Bar Foundation's Grant Application is currently ready to be picked up in Jina Scinta's office. Unlike other grant applications, in order to qualify for the SBF Grant a student MUST already have a project or position secured before requesting funding. The project must last for at least 10 weeks and with no fewer than 35 hours per week. The project must also reflect the ideals of the SBF which include delivery of legal services to the poor and indigent, law related public education and improvement of the judiciary, legal profession, and citizen access to the justice system.
Grant applications are available in the Career Services Library. They're due April 4, 2011 at 5:00.
The Student Bar Foundation raised $6,000 at their 14th Annual Charity Auction on February 10! The money will be used to fund student fellowships or travel stipends for law-related public service work.
Another informal silent auction will be held February 28-March 1 for a few remaining unsold items.
The Student Bar Foundation will begin accepting applications for summer grants in early April. More information to follow.
The Student Bar Foundation is hosting its 13th annual Charity Auction and Trivia Night on March 24th at the Seelbach Hotel. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be available beginning at 5:30 PM. The trivia starts at 6:30 PM sharp. Please note the change of location.
This event will combine an evening of networking, fundraising and friendly competition among Louisville’s legal minds! Our goal is to raise money and awareness to benefit two very important programs: the Brandeis School of Law Public Service Summer Fellowships and the Law School’s Partnership with the Central High School Law and Government Magnet Program.
Donations of goods and services are still being sought. A list of suggested donations is available at our website. Some of the amazing auctions items that have already been donated include: a $1000 BARBRI certificate, two attendance passes to Dean Blackburn's classes, Mastering Professional Responsibility and Criminal Procedure Textbooks & Supplements, a $15 Molly Malone's gift certificate and much more.
Tickets are available in the Resource Center across from room 275 or by e-mailing either Samantha Thomas-Bush or Jayci Roney. The cost is $15 for students and $40 for everyone else. If any student organizations want to reserve a table for trivia, please contact either Samantha or Jayci. Six to a table for $15 each for a total of $90.
The Student Bar Foundation is hosting its 13th Annual Charity Auction and Trivia Night on March 24. Tickets will be available in the Resource Center across from room 275 beginning Monday. The cost is $15 for students and $40 for everyone else.
Students interested in SBF Fellowships or interested in helping with the SBF Fundraiser need to attend the informational meeting on Monday, February 8th at 12:15 pm in room 071 or speak with either Jayci Roney or Samantha Thomas-Bush. Brownies and cupcakes will be served.
All members are encouraged to apply to the Executive Board of the Student Bar Foundation. Thanks to those of you who made it to our meeting today.
Andrea Vetter will succeed to the Chair position next year. The positions that are open for next year are as follows:
1) Vice Chair- must be a second year next fall- the position will succeed to Chair in your third year.
2) Auction/Fundraising Chair
3) Publicity Chair
To apply, please submit a resume and short statement of your interest in SBF and why you would be a great officer. Statements should be no more than one page.Applications are due April 15th. Please submit your resume and statement of interest to Emily Zahn by email at email@example.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the same email address or contact any of the officers to discuss their current positions. Thanks!