Student Bar Association (SBA) Newsletter

Student Bar Association Newsletter: Tuesday, November 11, 2014


With the changing leaves and the crisp air we enter autumn and the end of the fall semester. The SBA invites all students to attend our weekly meetings. Our meetings are open and allow for you, the students, to come voice any concerns or opinions. The role of the SBA is to be the voice of the students and to work with the UNC law administration to make Carolina Law a better environment for all. I want to assure you that as SBA President, I am taking every step necessary to address the current needs and matters that are affecting us.

This newsletter contains information about some of the big events sponsored by the SBA that will be going on in the next few weeks. Please look through and read about the events that interest you. To see what else has been going on with the SBA, be sure to check the website (

As always, if you ever have any questions about the SBA or ideas to improve the experience here at UNC Law, feel free to let me or any of the SBA representatives know. Good luck to all of you in the remainder of this semester.

In the Carolina Spirit,

Leslie Puzo
Student Bar Association President

Dean's Advisory Council

The Dean's Advisory Council is looking for topics to discuss with Dean Boger at their upcoming meeting. Ideas that you feel should be addressed in this committee would be greatly appreciated. If you have any suggestions, email committee chair James Anderson (

Barristers' Ball

The Barristers' Ball committee is still accepting members. For those who don't know, Barristers' Ball is a once a year formal event sponsored by SBA. Barristers' Ball will be sometime in February. The committee is tasked with planning the event, selecting the theme, contacting the venue, etc. Those that are interested should contact SBA Vice President Kelly Morris (

Upcoming Events

Bar Review: Every Thursday!

Check Facebook and daily announcements for updates on the location of bar review.

Thankful for Our Great Professors: November 18

Come drink a cocktail hand-crafted by your professors and express your gratitude for all that they do. A number of professors, deans, and staff members will be bar tending; many more will be in attendance. The Crunkleton – November 18, 7:00 p.m.

SBA Professor Roundtable with Prof. Eichner on Same-sex Marriage in N.C.: November 20

Come join SBA and discuss the changes in same-sex marriage in NC. This will take place in 5003, at noon. Food will be provided.

SBA Multicultural and Diversity Committee Canned Food Drive

The SBA Multicultural and Diversity Committee is hosting a canned food drive. Please donate any canned goods and nonperishables by leaving them in marked boxes across campus.

SBA November Thankful Wall

The SBA is going to be placing a chalkboard in lower rotunda where we invite everyone to share what he or she is thankful for this Thanksgiving.

SBA Student Organization of the Month

The Student Bar Association is sponsoring a monthly competition to recognize outstanding student organizations at Carolina Law. The Student Organization of the Month Award is aimed at recognizing the hard work and contributions of student organizations at the law school. Whether through exceptional pro bono projects, interesting events, successful meetings, increased membership, or any other unique programming; these organizations are making a meaningful difference in the Carolina community. All you have to do to nominate a student organization for this award is write a short paragraph of no more than 500 words on why the organization should win. The winning organization will be recognized on our Student Bar Association website and social media outlets, as well as receive bulletin board space on the SBA board by the student lockers to advertise about their organization. The application can be found online at Look for information on the SBA website or class pages on Facebook for the deadline for submitting a nomination each month.

1L Feedback and Suggestions

The 1L team on SBA wants to get your feedback on how we can better serve you and improve the Carolina Law experience. If you have particular concerns, ideas for improvements, or just want to make your voice heard, please email Kaylan Meaza ( Also, several other 1Ls are now serving on the SBA 1L Council. They are:

  • Shaw: Kirstin Gardner and Ashley Kersnowski
  • Gibson: Charles Smith and Varsha Mangal
  • Conley: Rick Ingram
  • Burk: Marshall Winchester and Dexter Hobbs
  • Coyle: Lily Schoor, Margaret Petersen, and Josh Martinkovic
  • Krause: Tanisha Edwards and Katie Cusack
  • Rosen: Ariel Smallwood and Kari Loomer

Please feel free to talk to these folks about any suggestions or concerns.

The next SBA Board of Governors Meeting will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014 at noon. For more information about the SBA, please visit SBA's website.

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