Student Bar Association (SBA) Newsletter

Student Bar Association Newsletter: Wednesday, October 8, 2008


We hope everyone is having a good semester. SBA wanted to let you know of a special event we are honored to sponsor and hope you will get involved.

The Eve Carson Memorial 5K for Education is being held on Saturday November 15. As mentioned, SBA is one of the event sponsors, and will have team at the event.  To get involved or for more information, please visit

SBA will also have sign-up forms available at our Information Table in the Rotunda every Wednesday.

Student Organizations

Thank you to all the student organizations who attended the student organization budget hearing on September 30.

Final budget decisions are posted online at:

T-Lot Shuttle

SBA is thrilled to announce the new T-Lot parking lot shuttle!

With the help of Dean Boger and the Student Services Office, SBA was able to help launch this new shuttle which is available NOW.

The shuttle runs Monday - Thursday from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. The shuttle driver is stationed in the Rotunda and will transport students to the T-Lot parking area on a first come - first served basis. If the shuttle driver is on a run, please wait for him near the Law School Shuttle sign and he will drive you to the T-Lot when he returns.

The only dates the Law School Shuttle will not run this semester are: Thursday, October 16 (Fall Break); Wednesday, November 26 and Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving Break). The last day for the fall Law School Shuttle will be Thursday, December 11.

We hope that this schedule will allow students who leave the law school after dark to feel more safe when traveling to the T-Lot, not to mention making the T-Lot a more convenient place to park!

Upcoming Public Service Events

Join the Public Interest Working Group
Tues. 10/14, 12pm, Room 4082

Are you interested in public interest events at the law school? Do you want to make your voice heard and be an advocate for public interest programming? With the support of Dean Novinsky and the Office of Public Service Programs and SBA, we are forming a Public Interest Working Group which will help develop and coordinate public interest programming throughout the year. This group will meet once or twice a month to brainstorm ideas and help Dean Novinsky organize and plan public interest activities (from social events to enrichment activities). This group will also act as an umbrella group to help coordinate the planning of events by public interest oriented student organizations.

We will be holding an informational meeting on Tuesday, October 14th at noon in room 4082. If you have any questions prior to this meeting, or if you would like to participate but will be unable to attend, please contact Cory Haller (

Law School Annual Food Drive
Beginning October 20 and commencing on October 31, the SBA Public Service Committee will be organizing the school-wide food drive to help support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Food donations are essential in meeting the needs of those who suffer from hunger in our 34-county service territory. Cash donations will also be accepted. Please check out the UNC School of Law Calendar as we get closer for more details. There will be a competition among the three law school classes, as well as a competition between the three 1L colleges!

We appreciate your support in advance! For more information or to help planning this event, please email Sonal Raja ( or Vivian Intermont (

Social Events

Upcoming SBA Social Committee Bar Reviews
All Bar Reviews are from 9pm-midnight. The law school will not charge a cover.

  • October 10 (Friday) - Top of the Hill (also the Alumni Reunion Bash!)
  • October 23 (Thursday) - West End

Other Upcoming Events

  • Halloween Party - Friday October 31 - Martini Bar (East End) - $5 cover from 8-11.  All three floors are exclusive access to law students and their guests (up to two guests per law student)! Drink specials will also be on the menu of course. Sponsored by the 2L Class.
  • Barristers Ball (Law Prom) - Friday, February 6, 2009
    Mark your calendars now! Details coming soon. Sponsored by the SBA Barristers Ball Committee. Contact SBA Vice President Katie Ploghoft at to help plan this great event!

Upcoming Intramurals Sports

Sport Entries Open Entries Close
Floor Hockey October 13 October 21
Sports Trivia October 20 October 28
Basketball Tournament October 20 October 28
Baggo October 27 November 4
Spades Tournament October 27 November 4
Table Tennis Singles November 3 November 11
Dodgeball November 3 November 11

Interested in playing co-ed rec Floor Hockey but don't have a team? Email by October 12. Interested in playing Dodgeball, email SBA by November 2. SBA will try and help you form a team with other law students! Please include the sport(s) you are interested in playing in the SUBJECT LINE of your email.

Alumni Weekend

Notre Dame Ticket Distribution
For those of you who signed up for a ticket in block seating for the Notre Dame game, please pick up your ticket today from 12-1 or tomorrow (Thursday) from 12-1 in the Rotunda. You must show your student ID to get your ticket. Tickets not picked up by 1pm on Thursday will be given to other students on the waiting list.

Law Alumni Weekend and University Day
Law Alumni Weekend begins on Friday, October 10. The events on Friday should not impact access to the law school building. On Saturday, October 11, the building and grounds of the law school will be set up for the weekend. While you will still have access to the library, please know that parking will be very limited and the upper and lower rotunda will be set up for the weekend's events beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Bluegrass & BBQ - For those of you who signed up, the festivities begin at 1:30 - we look forward to seeing you there!

University Day
On Sunday, October 12, UNC will celebrate University Day and the Installation of Chancellor Thorp. More information can be found at the following link:

You are all invited to attend University Day activities. The link indicates that parking for the University Day guests is available at the Dean E. Smith Center. While we do not anticipate that parking at the law school will be affected by University Day, parking may be limited on Sunday afternoon before the installation at 3:00 p.m.

Upcoming UNC Football Games
10/11 vs. Notre Dame (ticket registration has passed) - 3:30pm
10/18 at UVA - 3:30pm
10/25 vs. Boston College - TBA
11/01 - Bye
11/08 vs. Georgia Tech - TBA

3L Announcements

Class Gift
We need your help! Interested in joining the 3L Class Gift Committee? Please email 3L Class President Sara Coughlin ( by October 17th.

Call for Entries!
Send in your favorite photos of anyone (or everyone) from the 3L Class for addition to the 3L Class Calendar. Please email your photos to 3L Representative Mallory Silberman ( no later than October 20th. Proceeds from calendar sales will go to the 3L class and the 3L class gift.

Upcoming SBA Meeting
Monday 10/20 - 12-1 - Location TBA

You can always contact SBA by email at:
For more information, please visit the SBA Website:

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