Student Bar Association (SBA) Newsletter

Student Bar Association Newsletter: Tuesday, September 16, 2008


A special thank you to all who participated in Heels on the Street. The event was a great success and we had about 130 students volunteer throughout the community. Thank you to Sonal Raja and Vivian Intermont, the SBA Public Service Representatives, who worked hard to organize the entire event and did a magnificent job!

SBA Elections

SBA is currently accepting applications for the following positions.

Dean's Advisory Committee - four 1Ls
The Dean's Advisory Council consists of four students from each of the three classes. The DAC meets monthly directly with the Dean to discuss issues concerning students and share ideas with the administration.

The deadline to apply is NOON on September 17. There may be a half-day retreat on Friday September 19 that the selected students would be expected to attend. Applications are available at:

Faculty Selection Committee
Interested in shaping the future of the law school? The Faculty Selection Committee is open to all UNC Law students interested in applying. This Committee takes the lead in conducting student interviews with potential new faculty members. The deadline to apply is 5pm on September 19 and applications are available at:

Upcoming SBA Elections

On September 23, SBA will ask students to elect a 1L president and two representatives, as well as vote on amendment proposals to the SBA Constitution.

The Constitutional changes were unanimously recommended by the SBA Board of governors and are available at, as well as on the ballot.

A primary for 1Ls will be held online on September 18th from 8:30-4:30pm. Elections will once again be held online from 8:30-4:30pm on the 23rd.

For any questions or concerns, please contact either SBA Election Co-Chair Mike Martinez ( or John Bone (

Student Organizations

This semester's budget hearings will be held on Sunday, September 28, starting at 1:30pm in Room 4004. Applications are due by September 22, and you must sign up for a timeslot by the lockers no later than September 26.

Applications are online at, or you can contact SBA Treasurer Bao Nguyen at for more information or an application in Word format.

Social Events

Upcoming Bar Reviews
All Bar Reviews are from 9pm-midnight. And the law school will not charge a cover.

September 18: La Rez
September 25: Library
October 2: PT's/Lucy's

Upcoming Intramurals Sports

Sports Entries Open Entries Close
Racquetball Singles September 8 September 16
3 v 3 Basketball September 15 September 23
Badminton Singles September 15 September 23
Volleyball September 22 September 30
Soccer September 29 October 7
Innertube H2O Polo October 6 October 14

Interested in playing co-ed Volleyball, Soccer or Innertube water polo, but don't have a team? Email and 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

Come to the Notre Dame game!
Mark your calendars, folks! Carolina Law can apply for a block of student seats for the Notre Dame football game at Kenan Stadium on October 11th. The catch--we need people to sign up with UNC PIDs as soon as possible BUT NO LATER THAN September 20. If you are interested, please email with your name, year in school (1L, 2L, 3L), and PID and we will start the application process. The seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis, so email quickly since this is a restricted distribution game and your ID alone will not get you in.

Alumni BBQ

October 11 also happens to be Alumni Weekend. This is an even where the law school hosts a tailgate in the law school parking lot. What better way to spend a Saturday than schmoozing with law school alumni outside the law school and then heading over to the game to sit in a block section with all of your friends?!

To sign up for the Alumni BBQ, please download and complete the alumni form at The BBQ will start 2 hours before the game (time still TBA), and the cost for students is only $10. This $10 gets you a meal of BBQ and beer, so it is a great deal!

UNC upcoming Football Games
9/27 vs. Virginia Tech (3:30 p.m.)
10/04 at Miami
10/11 vs. Notre Dame (must register for tickets by September 20)

3L Announcements

To kick-off the year and welcome back the Class of 2009, the 3L class officers will be hosting a 3L Class Potluck/Cookout on Sunday, September 21st from 4-7pm.

Please mark your calendars and join us by the pool at 111 Providence Glen Drive in Chapel Hill. Family and friends are welcome! We'll provide burgers and veggie burgers, as well as water and soda, but please feel free to bring a small covered dish and whatever else you might want. And as no glass is allowed in the pool area, make sure your covered dish and/or drinks are in plastic or aluminum containers.

Directions to 111 Providence Glen Drive: From UNC Law, take 15-501 almost to its intersection with 40. Turn left before the shopping center with Borders and Lowes, onto Sage Road. Make a right where the road becomes a right turn only lane, onto Old Sterling. Turn right into Providence Glen. The pool is a little past the 111 building, on the right.

This event is only for members of the Class of 2009.

Upcoming SBA Meetings
Monday 9/22 - 12-2 - Room 5052
Sunday 9/28 - BUDGET HEARING DATE - 1:30pm - Room 4004
Monday 10/6 - 12-2 - Location Boardroom
Monday 10/20 - 12-2 - Location TBA

You can always contact SBA by email at:
SBA Website:

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