Student Bar Association News

Have a Hand in the Strategic Plan

All:

The Law School has been developing its strategic plan to help guide the University and the Law School in its decision making to strengthen our trajectory as a school. The committee charged with creating this plan has gathered input from students, faculty, and staff along the way to create the attached final draft. Your input on the final draft is needed!

 

On April 1 and April 8, Dani Smith, Aaron Marcus, and B.J. Hardy will be able to suggest changes and speak to provisions that should remain, regardless of faculty dislike. On April 15 at the Faculty Meeting, Dani and BJ, as voting members at the Faculty Meeting, will vote on the approval of the plan as a whole.

 

Send any or all of us your suggestions, concerns, and/or thoughts; our contact information is below.

 

Dani Smith: SBA President, Voting member at faculty meeting, member of strategic planning committee - TDani.Smith@Gmail.com

Aaron Marcus: Member of strategic planning committee - aaron.w.marcus@gmail.com

B.J. Hardy: Voting member at faculty meeting - BRHard01@louisville.edu

To view the current plan and Professor Warren's take on it, please visit: http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/13924.

Consider Becoming an ABA Member

TO: 1L and 2L Students
SUBJECT: How the ABA Can Help You Become a Leader

The American Bar Association has helped shape the careers of many of the nation’s top attorneys including Paula Boggs, Vernon Jordan, and Theodore Olson, in addition to generations of law students. Learn more about their ABA experiences here.

Now is the time to start your own ABA story! Join today for a chance to win a trip to the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston or an iPad Mini*.

If you are already a member, share your ABA story.

ABA membership offers unparalleled resources for law students, including:

  • CareerAdvice LIVE!, a free monthly webinar with practical tips from experts
  • Free membership in 22 practice specialty groups to discover your career path
  • Free subscription to ABA Journal and Student Lawyer magazines  and their mobile apps
  • Free career resources, including our online job board
  • Leadership opportunities on a local, regional and national level

Tell your ABA story or join today to start your own!

*See full contest rules here.

2014-2015 Unofficial SBA Election Results

Unofficial SBA Election Results:

President: Josh Collins
Vice President: Katie Ball
Secretary: Lauren Busch
Treasurer: Walter Cosby
Senator: Shannon Huffer
Social Chair: Madison Shoffner
Public Relations: Jeff Perkins
Fundraising Chair: Jessica Homer
Prof. Dev. Chair: Rudy Ellis
Community Eng. Chair: Connor Breen
ABA Rep.: William Von Brandenburg
Historian: Rachel Dalton
3L/4L Class Representatives: Mitchell Jackson and Andrew Marvin
2L Class Representative: Kseniya Buck and Timothy "Andy" Distler
Honor Council: 3Ls: Sarah Reddick, Hayleigh Hurt, Lauren Busch, Alexandra Chase (alternate), 2Ls: Vlad Bursuc, Madison Shoffner, Lauren Gibson (alternate)

These unofficial results were posted at: March 28, 2014 at 12PM EST

Per Article VII, section 5 of the SBA Constitution, any candidate who wishes to appeal the results of the elections may do so by submitting a written complaint to the chair of the election committee, Christy Ferko (CMFerk01@louisville.edu) by 12PM  on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
Art. VII, sec. 5. Appeals Process
After unofficial election results are announced, candidates have a three business day
window to appeal. Any member of the Association may challenge the campaign practices of
any candidate and/or the results of the election. The student must file his or her challenge in
writing with the Chair of the Elections Committee, in person or by email, within 3 business
days of the release of unofficial election results. Should no appeal be filed within the three
business days then the results become official.

The Elections Committee reserves discretion to adjudicate all election challenges. The
Elections Committee reserves discretion to determine appropriate penalties for violations of
the rules contained herein, which may include a subtraction of votes or declaring a candidate
ineligible for office. Decisions of the Elections Committee may be appealed to the Assembly.
Appealed election challenges shall be decided by a majority vote of the Assembly.

Consider becoming an ABA Member

TO: 1L and 2L Students
SUBJECT: How the ABA Can Help You Become a Leader

The American Bar Association has helped shape the careers of many of the nation’s top attorneys including Paula Boggs, Vernon Jordan, and Theodore Olson, in addition to generations of law students. Learn more about their ABA experiences here.

Now is the time to start your own ABA story! Join today for a chance to win a trip to the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston or an iPad Mini*.

If you are already a member, share your ABA story.

ABA membership offers unparalleled resources for law students, including:

  • CareerAdvice LIVE!, a free monthly webinar with practical tips from experts
  • Free membership in 22 practice specialty groups to discover your career path
  • Free subscription to ABA Journal and Student Lawyer magazines  and their mobile apps
  • Free career resources, including our online job board
  • Leadership opportunities on a local, regional and national level

Tell your ABA story or join today to start your own!

*See full contest rules here.

Look Fresh for the Spring - SBA Still Accepting T-shirt orders

What better way to show off the pythons you've been working on all spring than in a new Brandeis T-Shirt! The SBA will continue to take t-shirt orders through TODAY! Please stop by the bookstore (and check your guns at the door) to reserve your shirt.

Have a Hand in the Strategic Plan

All:

The Law School has been developing its strategic plan to help guide the University and the Law School in its decision making to strengthen our trajectory as a school. The committee charged with creating this plan has gathered input from students, faculty, and staff along the way to create the attached final draft. Your input on the final draft is needed!

 

On April 1 and April 8, Dani Smith, Aaron Marcus, and B.J. Hardy will be able to suggest changes and speak to provisions that should remain, regardless of faculty dislike. On April 15 at the Faculty Meeting, Dani and BJ, as voting members at the Faculty Meeting, will vote on the approval of the plan as a whole.

 

Send any or all of us your suggestions, concerns, and/or thoughts; our contact information is below.

 

Dani Smith: SBA President, Voting member at faculty meeting, member of strategic planning committee - TDani.Smith@Gmail.com

Aaron Marcus: Member of strategic planning committee - aaron.w.marcus@gmail.com

B.J. Hardy: Voting member at faculty meeting - BRHard01@louisville.edu

To view the current plan and Professor Warren's take on it, please visit: http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/13924.

Attention 3L's - Graduation Event Survey

A survey has been created by the Student Bar Association in order to get student feedback in order to plan events for graduation week for outgoing 3Ls. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3DMP7TV and the Student Bar Association would appreciate any input from the 3L class.

How to Vote in SBA Elections

Voting on TWEN:

1. Add Course

2. You will add 2 Courses:

A. General Officer ballot

B. Your “Rising Class”-2L or 3L/4L

NOTE: The class ballots are password protected and are only to be voted in by the applicable class members. Rising 2Ls your password is 2016, Rising 3L/4Ls your password is 2015. Graduating 3Ls may only vote on the General Officer ballot. Voting in an inappropriate class ballot will result in a breach of student conduct claim.

3. Select Customized Polling at the left of the course overview

4. Vote!

SBA Election Timetable

Students interested in running for an SBA position for the 2014-2015 school year, please note the upcoming timetable regarding the elections:

  • Meetings/sign-ups will be week following spring break. March 17-21. Sign-ups will close at noon on March 21st.
  • Formal campaigning will begin March 24th at 8am.
  • Elections will begin March 26th at 8am, and close March 28th at 9am.
  • Unofficial results will be posted March 28th at noon.
  • Official results will be posted April 2nd at noon.

Candidates must attend an Interest Session in the SBA Office (Office 245). Interest Sessions will be Monday 3/17 and Wednesday 3/19 at 4:15pm and Tuesday 3/18 and Thursday 3/20 at 5:35. Please contact Christy Ferko for any questions, christy.ferko@gmail.com. For a full listing and description of all the positions available, please consult the SBA Constitution found here.

SBA Election Timetable

Students interested in running for an SBA position for the 2014-2015 school year, please note the upcoming timetable regarding the elections:

  • Meetings/sign-ups will be week following spring break. March 17-21. Sign-ups will close at noon on March 21st.
  • Formal campaigning will begin March 24th at 8am.
  • Elections will begin March 26th at 8am, and close March 28th at 9am.
  • Unofficial results will be posted March 28th at noon.
  • Official results will be posted April 2nd at noon.

Candidates must attend an Interest Session in the SBA Office (Office 245). Interest Sessions will be Monday 3/17 and Wednesday 3/19 at 4:15pm and Tuesday 3/18 and Thursday 3/20 at 5:35. Please contact Christy Ferko for any questions, christy.ferko@gmail.com. For a full listing and description of all the positions available, please consult the SBA Constitution found here.