Student Bar Association (SBA) Newsletter

Student Bar Association Newsletter: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SBA Board of Governors

Congratulations to the newly elected 2010-2011 Board of Governors.

SBA President - David Brown
SBA Vice President - Justin Puleo
SBA Secretary - Judson Wood
SBA Treasurer - Crystal Boni

3L Class President - John Villalon
3L Class Representative - Eddie Thomas, Jr.
3L Class Representative - Noor Kapoor

2L Class President - Lace Wayman
2L Class Representative - Jackie Azis
2L Class Representative - Elyssa Sharp

Interested in Getting Involved Next Year?

Want your voice to be heard on important issues facing the Law School?

Want to be more active in planning events for the student body? SBA is currently accepting applications for the following committee and representative positions for the 2010-2011 school year:

  • Academic Affairs Committee
  • Alumni Affairs Committee
  • American Bar Association - Law School Division Representative
  • Barrister's Ball Committee
  • Building and Parking Representative
  • Career Services Advisory Committee
  • Dean's Advisory Council
  • Elections Representatives
  • Faculty Selection Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Graduate and Professional Student Federation Senators
  • Law Revue Representatives
  • Public Service Representatives
  • Social Committee
  • Webmaster/Technology Representative

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to SBA President David Brown at Do not include GPA or Class Rank on your resume. The cover letter should clearly identify the position(s) that you wish to apply for and should highlight why you are interested in the position(s) and any relevant experience that you have.

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10th 2010.

For more information about the positions please reference the Article XI of the SBA Bylaws, available at


Registration will be done in the new ConnectCarolina system. Instead of going to Student Central to register, students will log-in through the MyUNC portal (

The new system provides many benefits, including real-time data, an integrated search engine, a course planner, and a "shopping cart" of the classes for which you wish to register this term. Online tutorials and other information and support to help guide you through the new registration system are available at

Please note that some information in the tutorial is directed towards undergraduate students and may not be applicable to law students. For example, you will not have an appointment time as mentioned in the tutorial; rather you will all register starting at 8:00 AM on April 14. Waitlisting is not available until Friday, April 16 at 8:00 AM - even if you indicate on Connect Carolina that you wish to waitlist for a course on April 14. You will also be able to search via course name and professor name and that is not clear on the tutorial.

Important - NEW this year: ConnectCarolina will be open to all Rising 3Ls and 2Ls by 8:00 AM on Thursday, April 8. At that point, students may add courses to their shopping carts but cannot enroll until the designated registration date as discussed below. This time period will allow you to get familiar with the new system and plan your courses before your registration day.

To access web registration for Fall 2010/Spring 2011:

Go to MyUNC

Enter your ONYEN and password to log in.

Once you're in the Student Center, you have a few different options for adding courses:

  1. You can add courses from the "Add" tab
  2. You can put courses in you Shopping Cart, and then register from your Shopping Cart. (Please note that adding a course to your Shopping Cart, does not automatically register you in the course and does not guarantee a seat will be available when you are ready to register.)
  3. You can put courses in your Planner, and then register from your Planner.

Summer Public Interest Grant

Additional Funding Cycle Added!

Summer Grant Application Available Now - DEADLINE APRIL 19, 2010!

An additional funding cycle has been added! The 2010 Summer Grant Application is now available online! The deadline is April 19, 2010 at 5 p.m.

To view the application, visit My Carolina Law, select the "Student Life" tab and then select "Summer Grant Application."

Please be sure to fill out the general application and attach all required documents (resume without grade information; offer letter; and essay).

Note: You MUST have an offer from a public interest employer by the application deadline in order to apply for a grant.

Questions? Please contact Sylvia Novinsky, Assistant Dean for Public Service Programs.

Summer School Parking

Students needing to park on campus this summer - for summer school, working as an RA, or studying for the bar (Yes, 3Ls this applies to you too) - can participate in the process described below. The parking lottery for next academic year will be open sometime this summer. Look for an email from Dean Podger Smith.

Current T-lot permit holders: On April 21st (Reading Day), the university will have an emergency drill at the T-lot and surrounding areas. You will not be able to park in the T lot on that day. Your permit will be honored in both the S-10 Boshamer Lot or Ramshead Deck on that day only. Please note there is a UNC home baseball game that evening at 6:00 PM. There will be a lot of traffic along Ridge Road in the hours preceding the game.

INFORMATIONAL: Summer School Parking Registration Begins April 27

Online 2010 Summer School parking registration for students will begin on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 9 a.m. The Summer School parking registration link will be accessible at that time through the Department of Public Safety website:

Students must provide their license plate number and proof of liability insurance (insurer and policy number) to register for Summer School parking. Summer School permits may only be purchased online. Please allow three-to-five days for shipping. A valid summer address is required.

Online parking permit registration for Academic Year 2010/2011 will begin in July, 2010. Check the Department of Public Safety website for registration updates.


Upcoming Events

  • Guest Bartender Event at The Crunkleton - Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
  • SBA Board of Governors Meeting (Room 3080) - 12:00 PM, Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
  • Carolina Law Revue at The Library - Thursday, April 15th, 2010
  • Student Break: Free Bojangles Biscuits & Coffee - Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
  • Last Day of Class (LDOC) - Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

School of Government Study Room Guidelines

The UNC School of Government is happy to host School of Law students wishing to study, but asks that students follow these guidelines.

  • Please check the school's calendar to make sure that the room you are using to study is available. Room reservation information is available here:
  • If you plan to study in the school after normal business hours, contact Sean Downing at 843-7889 to set up access using your One Card. Do not prop open external doors in order to gain access to the building.

If you have any questions, please contact John Kasprzak at

SBA Online

Don't forget, you can always find us online!

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