Tuesday, October 2, 2012

ABA Law Student Division Super Circuit Meeting

The ABA Law Student Division Super Circuit meeting will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 and Saturday, October 13, 2012 at New York Law School in New York City.

The event will be held over two days and is an opportunity to meet with fellow law students from the ABA’s First, Second, Third, and Eleventh Circuits, which include law schools within Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, DC and George Mason University.  

The schedule of events is as follows:

October 12, 2012
Welcome Reception and Mixer

Begin your Fall Super Circuit Meeting experience by joining your host governors and other meeting attendees and members of the local bar for an informal networking event.  Light snacks will be provided. (Attire: Business Casual)

October 13, 2012

Attire for the day: Business Casual

  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast during Check-In
  • Opening Remarks by Host Law School Dean
  •  Keynote Address by a prominent member of the bar or judiciary
  •  Career Development Programming
  •  Leadership Development Programming
  •  Complimentary Lunch
  • Roundtable Discussions and Idea-Raisers

Registration for this event is FREE! 

Advanced registration must be submitted by Saturday, October 6, 2012. Please see the following link for more registration information: http://ambar.org/lsdfallreg1

This event is not limited to SBA representatives; it is open to the entire student body.

For more general information regarding the event, please see the following link: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/events_competitions/fls/region1.html

For more information or to make travel plans with the group, please contact:

Alex Soter, ABA Representative for QUSL - alex.soter@quinnipiac.edu


Leland Moore, Lt. Governor for the 1st Circuit of the ABA Law Student Division - leland.moore@quinnipiac.edu

Monday, October 1, 2012

Remaining Fall 2012 SBA Meetings

The remaining SBA meeting dates for Fall 2012 are as follows:

October 14
November 4
November 18

All meetings are at 6:00 p.m. in Room 306 and are open to everyone.

If you would like to reserve time to speak at a meeting, please e-mail Brynna at brynna.gravlin@quinnipiac.edu.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fall Allocation Packets

The following is a letter from our 2012-2013 Treasurer, Allen Petit:

       To the 2012-2013 Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial officers of QUSL Student Organizations: First off, I would like to congratulate you all on being elected to serve your organization and our school for the upcoming academic year. I’m excited for the opportunity to work with each of you and look forward to a smooth and productive process.

         Based on the positive feedback from last year the Student Bar Association Executive Board and I have decided to distribute the budget allocation packets over this summer rather than wait until the fall. Our reasoning for this extended work period is two fold.

         The first reason is that we feel that allowing you the summer to work on packets will allow you to compose the most accurate and well-researched proposals possible. Ideally, you will be able to use the remainder of the summer to find the best deals on items and materials that your events require.
           The second reason that packets are coming out so early is that we would like to have some allocation hearings in august prior to the start of classes because there is enough to worry about during the first weeks of school as it is. August allocation hearings are something that we feel will help us to get the budget approved quickly at the beginning of next school year. The logic here being that if we have knocked out some budget hearings before the start of classes, we will have fewer to do at the beginning of the school year and thus will be able to compile a working budget sooner.

             If your organization feels that it has adequately completed its Budget Allocation Packet, and would like to conduct a hearing in August please email me. As I’m sure you aware, budget hearings require the attendance of the CEO and CFO (the president and treasurer) of each student organization. You are also perhaps aware of circumstances that may place either or both of those individuals out of Hamden for the summer. Fear not, we plan to use Skype and the magic of the internet to hold these hearings from far away if that is what needs to happen. These are details that we can work out on a case by case basis, but please know that just because you or your treasurer are not in town for the summer, that does not mean that you are excluded from having your hearing over the summer.

             Please do not read this invitation to be a requirement that you complete your packet or have your hearing prior to the start of classes. The fall allocation process will absolutely proceed as it has in the past, but we felt that the option of getting some of this work done prior to the start of classes would be a relief for everyone as we start the new school year. To reiterate, having a hearing in August will not put you ‘first in line’ to have your budget approved, nor will there be any penalty if you choose not to have your hearing prior to the start of classes.

               There is no deadline change, the only change is that you now have the summer to work on your allocation packets and potentially have your budget hearing. The fall allocation packet and the finance policy is attached, please feel free to email me with any questions that you may have about it, or the allocation process.

Sincerely yours,
Allen Petit SBA Treasurer

The following link contains the fall allocation packet: 2012-2013 Allocation Packet

The following link contains the Finance Policy: Finance Policy

Saturday, April 21, 2012

1L Peer Mentoring Program!

Are You Interested in Becoming a Mentor for Incoming 1L Students?

Want to help new students, meet new people and improve the QUSL community? Become a 1L mentor for the 2012-2013 school year!

Mentor questionnaires will be available this week outside the SBA office and by clicking on the following link.

If you are interested, please fill out a questionnaire and return it to the SBA office (upstairs, above the café, room LC316), or email it to clgertsch@quinnipiac.edu by May 18, 2012.

If you have questions about the program, please email Christine Gertsch at clgertsch@quinnipiac.edu.

Mentor Questionnaire

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Public Service Packets!

For all student organization leaders!

Please complete the public service project packet by Friday, April 27, 2012. (Available through the following link!) Return the packet via e-mail to QUSLSBA@gmail.com. Please put the following subject line in your e-mail: "2012 Substantial Public Service Project Packet - [student organization name]".

If you have any questions, please contact Committee Chairperson Shawn Ingraham at shawn.ingraham@quinnipiac.edu and/or David Norman at david.norman@quinnipiac.edu.

Public Service Packet

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Election Procedures

The following is a link to the Election Procedures for the upcoming Senate and E-board elections:

Election Procedure

Monday, March 5, 2012

Election Information

The following is information about elections for both e-board and senate positions:

The petitions to run for a position will be available outside of the SBA office starting on March 5, 2012 to fill out. They will be due March 9, 2012. Meetings for candidates will be held Thursday March 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. and Friday March 9, 2012 at noon. Both meetings will be held in the SBA office (LC 316) and will cover the rules for the elections.

Elections for the e-board and alumni association representatives will be held from March 20-22 and the results will be announced on March 23 (5:30, location TBD). Elections for senators will be March 27-29 and the results will be announced on March 30 (5:30, location TBD). Remember, if you run for an E-Board spot and don't make it, your name will automatically be put on your respective Senate ballot.