1. Locker Renewals
2. American Interventionist State
3. Mediation Clinic Information Session
4.Wisconsin Law Review Supplementary Information Session
5. Scholarship Info
6. Law Review Write-On Mandatory Meeting
7. Yonglin Jiang
8. Why Wikipedia Went Dark
9. Law and Indigeneity Workshop
10. Bar Review
11. Just Desserts
12. Finals/Summer SBA Announcements
13. Student Org E-Board Information
Student Organization Meetings/Events
18. Law School Orchestra
21. Federalist Society
22. Vis International Moot competition
23. Stuart’s Law Review
ATTENTION ALL LAW STUDENTS:
By renewing this spring you save $10 and guarantee that you will have a locker next year. Unrented lockers will receive new locks over the summer.
**If you do NOT renew, you will have until JUNE 15th to clean out your locker. This message constitutes your notice to clean out your locker if you fail to renew. There will be no subsequent reminders.
WHEN: Monday April 23rd – Friday April 27th from 10am – 4pm
PRICE: $60 (cash or check payable to UW SBA)
1) What happens if I don’t renew?
A: A student who fails to renew by April 27th will forfeit use of the locker as of June 15th. At that time, the contents will be held by the SBA for 4 weeks, after which time the contents shall become the property of the SBA. (See §1306 of the SBA By-Laws)
2) What if I’m taking summer classes or am a 3L studying for a bar exam, but do not wish to renew?
A: If you are in summer classes or studying for a bar exam, you may continue possession of your locker until August 5th, provided that you email Michael Weigel (firstname.lastname@example.org) your name, locker number, and grounds for extension by Friday April 27.
**On August 6th, the contents of your locker will be emptied and become property of the SBA.
***If you do not email Michael Weigel, your locker will be cleaned out with all of the other lockers on June 15th (see §1305 of the SBA By-Laws).
3) My Student Organization has a locker – what do we need to do?
A: Nothing. Student Organizations will continue to use the same lockers free of charge.
4) What do you do with the locker revenue?
A: The majority of locker revenue is used to provide funding to other student groups within the law school. It is also used to fund SBA events and conduct SBA operations. (See §1304 of the SBA By-Laws)
If you have any questions, email Michael Weigel at email@example.com.
THE AMERICAN INTERVENTIONIST STATE
William J. Novak, Professor of Law and History, University of Michigan
Friday, April 27
12:00 noon – Lubar Commons
Light lunch, while it lasts
Come hear more about the Mediation Clinic
and how you can apply for next year!
Tuesday, May 1st at 12:30-1:15 in Room 2211
The Mediation Clinic’s Mission is to train law students to provide a vital service to the community, helping members resolve pressing personal and legal conflicts. Of the many cases that are referred to the Mediation Clinic, a majority result in agreement between the parties.
At the beginning of the clinic, students participate in an in-depth Basic Mediation Skills Training. Students become apprentice mediators, both observing and mediating small claims court cases at the Dane County Courthouse. As the semester progresses, students begin to co-mediate independently. As part of the clinic, students attend a weekly seminar, give a community presentation, and write a final paper.
Wisconsin Law Review Supplementary Information Session
Friday, April 27 1:00-1:45 PM
Wisconsin Law Review is holding a strongly recommended supplementary information session for anyone interested in writing onto WLR during the Spring Write-On.
The Editor-in-Chief, Senior Note & Comment Editor, Senior Articles Editor, a Senior Managing Editor, and a Symposium Editor will discuss the details of what life is like on WLR, how WLR’s publication system works, what WLR is planning for next year’s symposium, the benefits of WLR membership, and many additional topics.
Please contact Brian Bohl (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Monica Mark (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
The Hudson County Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the endowment of three (3) new scholarships in the names of:
Honorable Shirley A. Tolentino I
Honorable Shirley A. Tolentino II and
Honorable Marie L. Garibaldi
Scholarship applications are currently being accepted and will be awarded to students who are attending law school or who have been accepted to law school for the September 2012 – May 2013 term.
The Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Fund is one of the oldest providers of financial assistance to Hudson County law students. Esteemed members and families of the Hudson County legal community have funded these 45 scholarships.
Students must be bona fide residents of Hudson County ; must demonstrate financial need; must provide two (2) current Letters of Recommendation and must account for appropriate academic standards.
Interested applicants can write to the Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Committee, 583 Newark Avenue , Jersey City , New Jersey 07306 or call (201) 997-2100 to request an application. All applications must be received on or before April 30, 2012.
LAST CHANCE TODAY!!
Announcement: Law Review, WILJ, and WJLGS – Joint Write-On Mandatory Information Sessions
Wisconsin Law Review, Wisconsin International Law Journal, and Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society
Mandatory Information Session
Thursday April 26 12:30-2 PM
Want to write on to a journal? The law school’s three journals are holding mandatory information sessions to discuss the joint write-on, including application procedures, requirements, deadlines, and what each journal is looking for in potential members. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to have their questions about the joint write-on addressed. Please make every effort to fit one of these sessions into your schedule as attendance is required to participate in the journal write-on process.
Please contact Monica Mark (firstname.lastname@example.org), Stephanie Hilton (email@example.com), or Kate Lubarsky (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are unable to attend either of the mandatory information sessions.
In the Name of Spirits: The Miao Priest as a Lawmaker-Lawfinder
Visiting Associate Professor of East Asian Studies
Bryn Mawr College
12:00PM, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
LUBAR COMMONS, 7200 LAW
A light lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis
Religious values and practices have played a significant role in shaping legal culture in China’s long history. Even under contemporary secular Communist government, religion and law are still closely interrelated and interact on each other in ethnic minority communities. In the “Miao Territory” at Fenghuang County, Hunan Province, the Miao (or “Hmong” as addressed outside China) society retains rich religious tradition. This talk focuses on its ritual specialist—the Miao priest, examining how he formulates, articulates, and applies community rules. Operating under Miao customary law, the Miao priest serves as one of the center pieces in his society and bridges the ethnic and state laws.
Why Wikipedia Went Dark: The Policy and Controversy of SOPA/PIPA
Software Freedom Association presents a panel discussion of the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect Intellectual Property Act, which were recently tabled after unprecedented internet-based protest. Panelists will discuss what these bills would have done, what needs to be done to address online piracy, and alternative ways to accomplish this without damaging the civil liberties and due process rights of internet users.
April 30, 2012
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Law Building Room 5246
Irene Calboli, Professor of Law and Director, IP and Technology Program, Marquette University
Edward Lee, Professor of Law and Director, IP Law Program, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Alfred Perry, Vice President, Worldwide Content Protection and Outreach, Paramount
Kim Peterson, Legal Research & Writing Faculty, UW Law School
LAW AND INDIGENEITY Workshop
Sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies and the Global Legal Studies Center.
Cosponsored by the American Indian Studies Program
9:00am-5:15pm Monday April 30th, Lubar Commons, Law School Rm 7200
PLEASE RSVP TO email@example.com IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND
This workshop will bring together faculty and early career scholars who will exchange pre-circulated papers and commentary on the theme ‘law and indigeneity’. You are welcome to attend a single session or the entire workshop, but please note that there will be no formal presentations to allow more time for the pre-circulated papers.
Schedule, papers, and additional information are available below and at the conference website:
If you would like to participate in the workshop please contact Miranda Johnson and she will send you the password to access the papers.
We hope you can join us!
“Wrongfully Convicted” will host Bar Review this week at AJ Bombers. The theme is to wear your brightest colors (neon encouraged) in order to raise awareness for Wrongful Conviction. 10% of all proceeds will go to the cause.
The semester is coming to a close, finals are approaching and the stress is surely mounting… which can only mean one thing… its time for JUST DESSERTS!!
Please join SBA & some of the school’s faculty & administration for an ice cream break on the last day of classes (Wed May 2nd) .
Who: Anyone and everyone who enjoys sugar and fun
What: Featuring Babcock Ice Cream & selection of yummy toppings
When: Wednesday May 2nd from 3:30-5:30pm
Where: Law School Atrium
Why: its tradition and lawyers LOVE tradition!
Brought to you by the letters S, B and A.
SBA Announcements During Finals/Summer
SBA Announcements will run once a week only during finals weeks (May 7th-May 18). SBA Announcements will only run once/month during the summer. Announcements will be sent out bi-weekly again beginning orientation week.
ATTENTION ALL STUDENT ORGS:
Please send SBA the names and email addresses of all your new E-board members for our directly. Information can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Student Organization Meetings/Events
Labor and Employment Law Society (LELS)
Attention law students:
LELS is now accepting applications for board positions
Available positions include: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
Please e-mail Roya (Bahrami@wisc.edu) if you are interested in running!
Elder Law and Estate Planning Society
The Elder Law and Estate Planning Society needs for Officers for the 2012-2013 school year. We need a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
If you are interested in being an ELEPS Officer, email Jeff Nover to get your name on the ballot. Elections will be held next week.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVES DAY IS THURSDAY, APRIL 26
Every year, ELEPS members encourage our fellow students to plan for the unexpected by providing information about Powers of Attorney for Health Care. Join us Thursday, April 26!
If you’d like to help us out, please let us know here. If you want information about Powers of Attorney for Health Care, come see us in the atrium!
After we are done in the Atrium, we’ll head over to the Memorial Union Rathskeller for an Advanced Directives Day celebration, and to welcome to our newly-elected officers! All are welcome!
Congratulations to the Outstanding Cite Checkers for the Spring 2012 from the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender and Society!
APALSA/SALSA Book Scholarships – DUE THIS THURSDAY!
APALSA/SALSA is offering three $300 scholarships to be used towards books and/or bar preparation expenses. We would like to thank the Wisconsin Asian Bar Association (WABA) for contributing to our scholarships.
Deadline: THIS THURSDAY April 26 at 12:00pm
Please see the attached for the application and instructions.
NOTE: The application has been edited. Please make sure you are using the application dated 4/20/2012.
Contact Nira Ly at email@example.com for applications and more information.
Law School Orchestra
Have you been neglecting your music skills while in law school?
Come and play your instrument (strings, winds, brass) in a fun, low key ensemble!
Our next practice is on Sunday, April 29 from 2-4 pm in Room 3250.
If you haven’t been in contact with us yet, please contact Cary (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kelliann (email@example.com) and indicate what instrument you play.
JLSA EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTIONS
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Our last meeting of the year will include elections and a wrap up of the year!
Legal Aid for Disaster Relief
(formerly, the Student Hurricane Network)
Congratulations to our 2012-2013 Executive Board!
President: Jen Cunha
Vice-President: Erin Clark
Treasurer: Jen Limbach
VPs of Trips: David Maes & Fikayo Keme
VPs of Recruitment: Camille Silliman & Lisa Jacobson
VP of Funds Development: Corey Mehlos
VP of Community Affairs: Jerri Adams
VP of Member Education: Lauren Adams
Want to help LADR serve victims of disasters? Join one of LADR’s new VP Committees! Email Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Federalist Society will be hosting a DEBATE on Monday, April 30 at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Room 5229. The topic: Healthcare Reform. The debaters: Dr. Robert Levy from the Cato Institute and Mr. Michael Leffel from Foley & Lardner.
Come join us in a discussion. Food and Beverages will be provided! Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Enjoy traveling abroad? Interested in competing in the world’s largest moot competition? Then come meet next year’s moot coaches during an information session about the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
When: Tuesday, May 1st from 12:30 – 1:00
Where: Room 3260
We will explain how to become part of the Vis team that will compete in Hong Kong and Vienna next spring. Whether you are part of moot court or not, we are looking for the best students to represent the University of Wisconsin Law School!
Hope to see you there!
Many Thanks from Stuart’s Law Revue
THANK YOU to everyone who voted for Stuart’s Law Revue’s ITT Tech Commercial Spoof in the Above the Law’s Annual Law Revue Contest! We are proud to report that we placed in the Top 5 in a national contest. (Ok, international if you count Canada as a country, but who really does?)
To see more reasons why Stuart’s is now an infamous name in Law Revue greatness, check out our Youtube channel. It’s a great way to procrastinate when you’re supposed to be studying for finals! (And for all you Allison Christians-o-philes out there… we were just kidding about Canada.)
Black Law Student Association’s Apparel Sale
Come choose from a variety of class tees and shot glasses that we
have on display.
T-shirt prices range from $10-$12, while shot glasses are
1 for $3 or 2 for $5.
The more you buy, the more you save!
This is the last week, so buy now before you miss out and have to wait another year!
We accept cash or checks.
“Stranger Things Have Happened”
THURSDAY, APRIL 26th, 7PM, UNION SOUTH
Join QLaw in welcoming Greg Czarnecki to campus! He will be speaking about the significant LGBT equality advancements made in Poland, traditionally a very conservative nation.
QLaw BBQ & FIRE
Join us for a fun time at our end-of-the-year BBQ get-together! It will be this SATURDAY, APRIL 28th at 110 FERCHLAND PLACE, which is along Lake Monona. We will be starting at 5:00PM. The food will be delicious, including marshmallows with the campfire that night!
We hope to see you there!
We’re updating the SBA website, so check it out!
You can see a calendar of upcoming events, access old outlines for your classes, and post pictures of life as a UW Law student:
Also, to submit your old outlines, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Student Orgs!Please send your law school announcements as you would like them to appear and by 8:00 am on the first day you would like them to appear to email@example.com. Announcements run on Mondays and Thursdays. There is a 150-word limit. After the first announcement, any bulk information (e.g., discussion topics, speaker bios) will be posted on the SBA website until the meeting has occurred.Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any exception requests.
Announcements will run for three consecutive emails, except for congratulatory announcements. Congratulatory announcements will run once. If you would like announcements to run beyond three consecutive emails, please resend them. However, please note that it is not guaranteed that they will be resent.
Any questions? Contact Chelsea Wetjen at email@example.com