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SBF Auction Is a Big Success

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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.

14th Annual Student Bar Foundation Charity Auction

Unclaimed Raffle Baskets

Please contact Samantha Thomas-Bush or Jayci Roney if you bid on one of these unclaimed raffle baskets at the SBF Charity Auction & Trivia Night on March 24.

  • 640575- 1L Coffee Basket
  • 640577- 2L Gardening Basket
  • 640597- 4L No Rest for the Weary Basket

Don't Miss the SBF Charity Auction and Trivia Night!

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. 


SBF Charity Auction and Trivia Night

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.





SBF applications for Exec Board due April 15th

To all students interested in running for SBF's Executive Board. Applications are due April 15th. Please submit a resume and a short statement (under one page) indicating what positions you are applying for and why you will help make a difference in our legal community. All positions except for Vice Chair are open. Please email your applications or any questions to

SBF accepting applications for the Exec Board

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

4) Secretary

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  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!

SBF Meeting

Join us for a Student Bar Foundation meeting. We will meet in Room 177 at 12 noon on April 2, 2008. We will discuss our officer election process and devise a plan for participating in the Law School’s Community Service Day. Pizza will be provided.

To any members who helped solicit for this year's Charity Auction, if you have any notes or information that would help us with next year, please bring that to the meeting. Thanks.

SBF Officer Applications

The Student Bar Foundation is the charitable giving arm of the Student Bar Association. This student run organization helps raise and distribute funds for student fellowships or travel stipends for law-related public service work.

We raise funds each year through the generous donations of faculty, staff, students and the legal community. Each spring, we host a charity auction which raises money through a silent and live auction for our annual grants.

We are currently accepting applications for next year's officer positions. The positions available are Vice Chair (which succeeds to Head Chair in the following year); Fundraising Chair; Publicity Chair and Secretary/Treasurer.

To apply please submit a resume and a brief statement explaining why you want to be an officer for SBF (a couple paragraphs). You can either email these to SBF Chair Emily Zahn or place an envelope containing a hard copy in her mail file.  Applications are due April 15, 2008. 

Check out our website to learn more:

Student Bar Foundation Announcements

We are pleased to announce that this year's Charity Auction raised just over $9,000.  Thanks so much to all the faculty, staff and students for your generous contributions and support.

$5,000 of our funds will go towards the University of Louisville Law Clinic set to begin in Spring of 2009.  The Clinic is a program that matches well with the SBF mission.  It is designed to help students develop essential lawyering skills and to partner with other units and civic organizations to address some of the unmet legal needs of the metropolitan community.

We are also excited about our 2008 Summer Fellowship recipient, Aaron Uslan.  Aaron will complete a summer internship position at the Catholic Charities Office of Immigration Legal Service.  CCILS provides comprehensive immigration legal services to low-income immigrants in the Louisville Metro Area.  Thanks again to everyone for all of your help!