Food Drive Extended

Breaking News

The Thanksgiving Turkey and all the trimmings have been granted a stay until 5pm on Thursday, November 20th in order for the entire Law School community to come to their rescue.  To lift the stay we simply need to raise 1 ton of canned food (or $2,000) for Harvest Hope Food Bank!  Yes the “Best Class Food Drive” has been extended to help meet the need!

This year Harvest Hope faces a huge problem, more people are in need of food and the shelves of donated items are emptying faster and faster.

Most people only go to the Food Bank 3-4 times a year but knowing it is there to help is what is important.  “My wife and I were a little ashamed, I’ll be honest. How do you ask someone for help with getting food? But they really understood our emergency and I felt like they cared for us.” – 27-year-old husband and father

We can’t solve the entire problem of hunger insecurity in SC but we can do our best and make a difference for many families.  No one wants the holiday season to be just a bowl a beans- everyone deserves turkey and all the trimmings!

All donations must be brought to the Pro Bono Program office by the deadline or the turkey is headed to the fryer!

Pro Bono – Thanksgiving Dinner Volunteer Opportunity

It is that time of the year again, Turkey Time!  But what if you are a homeless family?  For almost 15 years several student groups have come together and provided a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner to the resident families at St. Lawrence Place.  This gated community is home for formerly homeless families- providing them with supportive services and a safe environment for up to two years.  You can help by coming by the Pro Bono Program office and sign up to bring a food or supply item.  Can’t cook? not to worry, there are plenty of items that can simply be purchased and some do not even need to be heated!  We have made it easy to volunteer. You can also sign up to serve turkey dinner on the Nov 24th. This 2 hour event is the perfect way to be reminded of the season for giving.

Supreme Court Talk: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. – Burden Lifting or Burden Shifting?

Join Women in Law and the American Constitution Society on Thursday, November 13 at 12:40pm in Room 231 for the upcoming Supreme Court Talk.  Professors Brown, Fox, and Means will discuss the Hobby Lobby decision. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP at the following link by Monday, November 10: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/supreme-court-talk-featuring-profs-brown-fox-and-means-registration-14141903815

Calling all Chefs

So you think you could win Top Chef?  Want to impress a girl or a boy?  Show off your skills by entering a crock pot of homemade soup in the  “Hunger is NOT a Crock (pot)” event on Monday, Nov 10th.  You can enter your soup on behalf of an organization, a class, a study group or just by your awesome self!  On Nov 10th between 12-1:30 the soup will be served in the Lobby and judged! For $5 anyone can taste as many soups as they want and vote for the “People’s Choice. Other categories will be determined by a judging panel that includes Denise Hollard, Exec. Director of Harvest Hope Food Bank. All proceeds from this tasty event go to HHFB so you will be cooking for a cause!  To enter contact any Pro Bono Program Board member or Pam Robinson Robinspd@law.sc.edu
Time for me to try out my curried squash recipe!

Women in Law Halloween Carnival

Join Women and Law for the annual Halloween Carnival today (October 29) 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Law School Lobby.  If your organization is interested in participating or you are interested in volunteering please contact WIL’s Vice President, Catherine Oates-Robinson, at oatesrob@email.sc.edu.

Please feel free to dress up in your kid-friendly Halloween costumes!  Even if you cannot attend the Halloween Carnival, you can still help spread the word by sharing our Facebook event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/641196629332196/

MONSTER’S BALL THIS THURSDAY

Don’t forget to get your Monster’s Ball tickets before the event on Thursday!!! Prices are $25 for SBA members, $35 for non-members, and $40 on the day of the event for everyone. Hope to see everyone at Monster’s Ball THIS THURSDAY! Happy Halloween!

PING PONG for POVERTY! Team Applications being accepted

You have until Oct 31st to form your two person team for Ping Pong for Poverty!  Just $10/player and that player could be a faculty member or even an alum!  This fundraising event to help Harvest Hope Food Bank will have qualifying rounds the week of Nov 4-7 with the Final rounds during the “Best Class Food Drive Week” Nov. 10-14.  The Final two teams will meet at 12:30in the lobby on Nov. 13th to see who wins the coveted golden paddle.
All the rules are posted on the bulletin boards and on the Pro Bono Program Homepage.  Even if you are not that great a player, this will be a fun way to help raise funds for those in need.  Don’t have a spare $10? Consider bringing your lunch for a couple of days!! or maybe your Mom will be your sponsor!  Applications in Room 233 or the Lobby, Oct. 27-31

Monster’s Ball Tickets now on sale!

Monster’s Ball Tickets are now on sale. The event is Thursday, Oct. 30th from 9pm-12 midnight at Jillian’s, “The Groove Shack.” There will be a costume contest, first prize is a $50 gift card. Remember to get your tickets early, $25 for SBA members, $35 for non-members, and $40 day of the event for everyone! You don’t want to miss the event of the semester!

Voter Protection Training – Sunday Oct. 12 at 3PM

For those of you interested in serving as poll watchers on Election Day, there will be a brief training session on Sunday, October 12, 2014, in Room 138 at 3PM. The session will be hosted by James Doyle, Voter Protection Director of the SC Democratic Party. We have Election Day off (November 4), so please consider volunteering!
This is a non-partisan activity. All are encouraged to volunteer.

Spring Externship Interest Meeting

The Office of Experiential Learning is having a Spring Externship Interest Meeting this Thursday, October 9th at 12:40 in room 135.  This is an opportunity for 2ls and 3ls to learn about the program and placement possibilities.  The externship program provides the chance for students to earn academic credit while working in various types of state and federal government offices.  Students can work for all levels of judges, government agencies, solicitors, and public defenders while earning academic credit.

 

Please let Megan Seiner, seinerm@law.sc.edu, 803-777-1451 know if you have any questions.