Student Bar Association (SBA) Newsletter

Student Bar Association Newsletter: Monday, November 21, 2011


Refrigerator Clean Out

I wanted to apologize to any students who had their lunches/dinners thrown out this past weekend. A student organization cleaned out the refrigerator per a scheduled clean-out, and I failed to post a sign about this occurring. Usually there are signs posted at the start of the week stating that the fridges are getting cleaned out. I realize the inconvenience that occurred from having your dinner/lunch thrown out while you are here studying, and I am very sorry.

Reading Day

On December 5 at 7:00 p.m., Student Services will be giving out free Bojangles and Coffee! Just stop by the Rotunda while you are studying!

No Smoking Policy Reminder

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (the "University") is dedicated to maintaining a healthy work and learning environment. While the University already prohibits smoking inside its buildings and facilities, beginning January 1, 2012, the policy will expand to prohibit smoking in State-owned vehicles and in the outdoor areas controlled by the University up to 100 feet from University facilities.

Smoking must not occur within the no smoking areas as designated by signage. All smoking materials must be disposed of in the appropriate receptacles.

Additionally, the Department of Public Safety may issue citations to anyone who violates this policy. Citations result in a fine of up to $25 and are subject to additional court costs as well.

2L Shirts are In!

Stop by the rotunda during lunch before the semester ends and pick one up while SBA members are tabling!

Upcoming Events

Evan Wolfson to Speak on Marriage Amendment Debate

UNC School of Law's Center for Law and Government is hosting American civil rights attorney and gay marriage advocate Evan Wolfson to speak about "Why Marriage Matters and What To Do About It" on Monday, Nov. 28, at noon in room 5042 of Van-Hecke Wettach Hall.

Wolfson is founder and executive director of Freedom to Marry, which leads the campaign to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, and is working across the country to educate the public about why marriage matters to same-sex couples and their families. Wolfson also wrote the book Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will be held afterwards in the law school's boardroom.

For more information, call Professor Michael Gerhardt at 919.843.5600.

Upcoming SBA Board of Governors Meetings

November 29, 2011, Noon (Room 4081)

All SBA Board of Governors meetings are open to students and we encourage you to attend. The first 15 minutes of each meeting will be reserved for student comment. A meeting agenda will be posed on the SBA bulletin boards in the law school no later than 24 hours before the start of each meeting.

GPSF Announcements

"Thing with No Name" Film Screening and Discussion

Date: Monday December 5
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Film is 1 hour, 14 minutes, followed by the talk)
Location: Michael Hooker Research Center Room 0001 (Blue Cross Blue Shields Auditorium), UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Documenting the HIV /AIDS Epidemic in South Africa: A Film Screening and Talk Brought to you by Student Global Health Committee and Graduate and Professional Student Federation.

The mission of the Student Global Health Committee is to create awareness and understanding of global health issues among the UNC community through education, advocacy, and service. There is a need to increase UNC's engagement with global health and the quality of its interactions with the rest of the state, nation, and world. This film screening is part of a multimedia series of events focusing on the impact of HIV/AIDS. The film is 'Thing with no Name' and will be followed by a talk with Sarah Friedland (director and producer). Come take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to see the film and meet the director!

Social Events

End of the Semester Party

December 16, 2011
Location The Thrill & Bub's

The end of the semester is rapidly approaching and the 2L Class Officers are busy planning SBA's End of the Semester Party. Watch for fliers around the building and check the daily e-mails and My Carolina Law calendar for more information.

Sports and Intramurals

Upcoming Football Games

  • Sat. Nov. 26 UNC vs. Duke (3:30 p.m.)

Upcoming Men's Basketball Games

  • 11/22/11 vs. Tennessee State 7:30 p.m.
  • 11/25/11 vs. South Carolina (Las Vegas) 10:00 p.m.
  • 11/26/11 vs. USC or UNLV (Las Vegas) 10:30 p.m.
  • 11/30/11 vs. Wisconsin 9:30 p.m.
  • 12/03/11 at Kentucky 12:00 p.m.
  • 12/06/11 vs. Evansville 7:00 p.m.
  • 12/10/11 vs. Long Beach State 7:00 p.m.
  • 12/17/11 vs. Appalachian State 6:00 p.m.
  • 12/19/11 vs. Nicholls 7:00 p.m.
  • 12/21/11 vs. Texas 7:00 p.m.
  • 12/29/11 vs. Elon 7:00 p.m.

Upcoming Women's Basketball Games

  • 11/22/11 vs. Presbyterian College 4:30 p.m.
  • 11/27/11 vs. Kennesaw State 2:00 p.m.
  • 11/30/11 at Penn State 6:30 p.m.
  • 12/07/11 vs. Lipscomb 7:00 p.m.
  • 12/11/11 vs. ETSU 2:00 p.m.
  • 12/18/11 vs. South Carolina (Myrtle Beach) 3:00 p.m.
  • 12/20/11 vs. East Carolina (Myrtle Beach) 7:00 p.m.
  • 12/29/11 vs. Savannah State 2:00 p.m.
  • 12/30/11 vs. North Carolina Central 7:00 p.m.

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