On behalf of the entire SBA Board of Governors, I want to
welcome you back to school. I hope that everyone had an enjoyable break. I know
that many of you were busy volunteering your free time doing pro bono work,
including the amazing group that participated in the winter break pro bono
trip. This is a great tradition, and I am thrilled that we as students continue
our commitment to public service.
SBA had a busy fall semester. We have worked to provide two
new microwaves, created a community wall where all student organization can
have access to commonly needed supplies, and created the Student Organization
of the Month award. SBA also focused on improving communication with students
through attending the Presidents’ Council meetings, utilizing social media,
white boards, and sending this monthly newsletter. Last semester the SBA
allocated thousands of dollars to student organizations to aid these groups in
accomplishing a variety of events, including film screenings, lunchtime panels
with distinguished guest speakers, and networking socials. The SBA also hosted
four professor roundtables this past semester, these included Professor Myers, Professor
Eichner, Doug Edmunds, and Vanda Chou. The SBA also hosted the Second Annual Softball Tournament, collected
funds for the Holiday Angel, and hosted a finals time study break. Moreover,
the work that some of our SBA Committees accomplished this past fall was tremendous.
fall semester was a productive one for the SBA, we will continue working for
you this semester. The SBA will continue to host professor roundtables, advocate
for a more diverse student body and faculty, and work with administration to
improve the overall atmosphere at UNC Law. Furthermore, the SBA will work on
creating a better system for organizations to keep safe their belongings and
funds. As always please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions,
concerns or ideas. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact any SBA member. Our
contact information, including information for the SBA Committees is available
In the Carolina Law Spirit,
SBA Alumni Affairs
Committee Informational Interview at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
the SBA Alumni Affairs Committee on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at Blue
Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina for an inside view into the health law
field. We will be meeting with Mr. Lou Patalano (UNC '95, Maryland Law
'00), Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, and Ms. Kim Licata (UNC Law
'96), Managing Counsel. These two individuals have much experience to share on
their career paths as well as their current roles at BCBSNC.
have any questions about this event, please contact Danielle Kimelstein at email@example.com or at 561.315.3463. If anyone would like to carpool for
this event, we can coordinate a few cars to leave the law school at 3:30 p.m.
There is the potential that Mr. Patalano and Ms. Licata will meet us at
Bailey's following this informational interview for a more social setting.
C-PILO Annual Auction and Benefit
Carolina Public Interest Law Organization Auction will be held January 29,
2015, at 7 p.m., in the Great Room at Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill. The
auction, a signature Carolina Law event since 1997, includes heavy hors
d’oeuvres, cash bar, both silent and live auctions, as well as door prizes and
special giveaways for guests. Proceeds fund grants for law students who are
working in summer positions in public interest.
the auction raised $18,000 by bidding out items including a Great Smoky
Mountains getaway, Outer Banks resort stay, camping expedition rental, slope
tickets to the Appalachian Ski Resort and a trip for four to Disney World. This
year, students are partnering with local businesses to include such items such
as gift certificates for wine tastings, white water rafting, and performances
at the American Dance Festival, as well as tickets to the Carolina Ballet and
to various N.C. sporting events.
Mark your calendars,
this year’s Barrister's Ball (aka 'law prom') will be held at Governor's Club
of Chapel Hill on Saturday, February 21 from 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Tickets will go on sale
in the coming weeks, so be on the look out for more information.
Get ready for some laughs on February 26; our annual Law Revue show will be taking
place at The ArtsCenter Earl Wynn Theater. Please look out for more
Commencement for the Class of 2015 will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Carmichael
Arena. Time is 10:00 a.m. Graduates will need to arrive at 8:45 a.m.
Caps and Gowns
Herff Jones will be in the Rotunda in early
spring 2015 to assist students with commencement cap and gown orders.
Please check back for more information pertaining to cap and gown orders.
Sports and Intramurals
Upcoming Carolina Basketball Games
1/14 UNC at NC State - 7 p.m.
1/18 UNC vs. Virginia Tech - 6:30 p.m.
1/21 UNC at Wake Forest - 7 p.m.
1/24 UNC vs. Florida State - 7 p.m.
1/26 UNC vs. Syracuse - 7 p.m.
1/31 UNC at Louisville - TBA
2/2 UNC vs. Virginia - 7 p.m.
Upcoming Intramural Signups
Basketball - signups 1/5-1/11
Table Tennis Doubles - signups 1/26-2/1
Racquetball Doubles - signups 1/19-1/25
Flag Football - signups 3/2-3/17
Sand Volleyball Tournament - signups 3/30-4/5
More information at http://campusrec.unc.edu/intramurals/intramurals_offered.html.
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