Student Bar Foundation News

SBF soliciting donations for the MARCH 6th CHARITY AUCTION

The Student Bar Foundation is pleased to announce our annual charity auction which will be held on March 6th, 2008 at the LBA on 600 W. Main Street in downtown Louisville.  We hope you join us for this fun event which helps fund law student fellowships to complete public service legal work.   

We are currently seeking donations.  If you have something to donate, know someone who would like to give or have an idea or contact you would like us to pursue, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact any SBF officer or email with your donation information.   

Learn more about The Student Bar Foundation, the auction, and our fellowships.  Grant applications are available now.

If you are interested in joining us for soliciting donations from the Highlands, we will be meeting at the Heine Brothers in the Highlands (at Bardstown Road and Eastern Parkway) at 3:30-4:00 on Friday, February 8th to divide up the area.  We will have brochures and donation envelopes ready for you!!

 Thanks for your contributions and we look forward to seeing you at the auction!


SBF Offers Grants for Public Service Opportunities

The University of Louisville Student Bar Foundation grants fellowships and funding for public service legal work according to its mission. Grant applications are due February 15, 2008.  Please return them to the mail file of Emily Zahn.

Please go to the SBF website to download the application. Forms are also  available outside the SBF office door (basement level, just past 080 where the student organization offices are).

About the Student Bar Foundation:

The Student Bar Foundation is the charitable giving arm of the Student Bar Association.  Its mission is to raise and distribute funds for student fellowships for law-related public service work with a focus on:

  1. Delivery of legal services to the poor and indigent;
  2. Law-related public education; and/or
  3. Improvement of the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizen access to the justice system.



Student Bar Foundation Grant Applications

The Student Bar Foundation is now accepting applications for our annual summer grants.  See the Grant Application link on our website to learn how to apply. This is a great opportunity to gain legal experience while making a valuable contribution to the community.  If you do not have a job for this summer you should check it out.  Applications are due February 15th.


Student Bar Foundation Meeting

Join us for an important Student Bar Foundation Meeting. We will meet in Room 177 at 12 noon on January 23, 2008.  Please bring your lunch, desserts will be provided.

We will discuss the grant application process and devise a solicitation plan for this spring's Charity Auction.  

New members welcome.

Student Bar Foundation Door Prize Winners

The Student Bar Foundation raised $230 last week during its Fall Fundraiser.  We thank Primo, the Seelbach, Dean Hall, Prof. Nowka and SBF officers for their generous donations to our door prizes.  We also thank everyone who stopped by to make a donation and learn a little more about the SBF. 

Our door prize winners are as follows:

Dinner for two at Primo: Scott Campbell

Brunch at the Seelbach: Colleen Clemons

First Year Study Aid Basket: Lauren Bean

Please contact Emily Zahn at to redeem your prizes.

Our next SBF meeting will be on October 22nd at noon. All are welcome.

The Student Bar Foundation will be fundraising at night on Tues and Thurs

If you are interested in the SBF fundraiser and want to learn more about the SBF, we will be hosting tables in the lobby on Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 6pm.  Please stop by and make a donation, enter your ticket for three fabulous door prizes (First Year study aid basket, dinner at Primo, or champagne brunch at the Seelbach) and talk to an SBF officer about the SBF charity auction and grant process.  The fundraiser will continue to run at lunch-time, Mon through Fri.

Student Bar Foundation fundraiser starts today.

The Student Bar Foundation Fundraiser starts today!

Are you a first year looking for some study aids? Does dinner for two at PRIMO sound good to you? What better place to celebrate than at a champagne brunch at the Seelbach? Come by our table in the lobby and make a donation to the SBF. Every dollar you give enters you into a doorprize drawing for one of the great items listed above. A $5 donation gives you 6 entries. Come by and learn more about the SBF and help fund a law student's public service legal work. The drawing will be on Friday afternoon.

Student Bar Foundation Fundraising Event

The Student Bar Foundation will be holding a fundraising event in the lobby of the Law School at lunch time from Monday through Friday, September 24 to 28th.  A donation of $1.00 makes you eligible for one of the following door prizes: a First Year Study Aid Basket, Dinner for 2 at Primo, or Sunday brunch for 2 at the Seelbach.  

Your generous donations help fund a public service project for a fellow law student.  Stop by and learn more about the SBF!

New SBF members: Join us at the table any day you are available and help make this event a success.

The Student Bar Foundation invites first years and all interested students to join!

The Student Bar Foundation invites all first-years and interested students to join us for our first meeting this Tuesday at 12:30 in room 177.  We will introduce our officers, tell you a little bit about the SBF and have one of our grant recipients , Becca O'Neil, speak about her experience in Rwanda. 

Pizza will be provided; please bring your own beverage. 

All are welcome to join.  If you can not make our first meeting and are interested in joining the SBF, please email and we will add you to our member list. 

Thanks to our Summer Grant Recipients

The Student Bar Foundation wants to thank our summer grant recipients, Becca O’Neil and Candace Kenyon for their great efforts over the summer. Becca went to Rwanda to work with the Gacaca court system and Candace worked in Louisville as an advocate for women and children. We will be featuring information on their summer programs at our fall meetings. Join us to hear how you can make public service a part of your summer.