All SBA Band Party Info!

When: Friday, September 25, 2015; 6:00 pm – 12:00 am

Where: Conquest Brewery, 947 S. Stadium Road Columbia, SC 29201

What the heck am I paying for?: 

There will be three amazing food trucks (Wurst Wagen, Belgian Waffle Truck, and Wings & Ale – GOOD NEWS! There will be vegetarian and gluten-free options available), all you can drink beer including a specially brewed pale ale called “Legally Blonde” just for us! We will also have some wine on hand for those of you who prefer that, and of course a performance from an amazing band, The Groove Merchants

How much is it?: 

If you are a member of SBA, which I encourage you to be, the price is $20.00

If you are not a member of SBA, which I hope you will be soon, the price is $25.00

If you are not planning to eat and not drink the beer, the price is only $10.00

The day of, the ticket price is $35.00.

Where do I get tickets?: 

Please go to the following link to purchase your band party ticket before 11:59 pm on Thursday, September 24, 2015. At this time, the ticket prices will go up to $35 dollars – be a smart shopper, buy now, and get a great deal on amazing beer, food, and a band! (You may also pay your dues for SBA on this link as well, and start taking advantage of the perks immediately)

T-shirt talk: 

There have been questions recently on the purchase of t-shirts so here is a little run-down on the procedures:

After choosing how many tickets you want on the eventbrite page and pressing the green “order now” button, you will be taken to a screen where you can fill out your billing information. At the bottom of this screen there is a place to order shirts under a section titled “Additional Items”. Here you can select your size and quantity for your shirt.

If you have already purchased your ticket and didn’t realize how much you loved the shirts, you may put a check in my box (Hayley Crosby) for $18.00. Please make your check out to “USC Law SBA”. Somewhere on the check, or on an additional paper, please put the size and quantity of the shirts that you are ordering.

Although the t-shirt proof on the eventbrite is almost exactly what is featured on the final proof, it varies slightly, so I have attached a picture of what the shirt will look in its final form

Some random FAQs:

Can I buy my band party with a check, pretty please, I don’t want to pay the convenience fee?

Unfortunately, no. However, fortunately, the fee is less than $3 dollars no matter which kind of ticket you purchase

Will there be soda/other non-alcoholic beverages?

We have requested that the food trucks bring some of these items such as soda, lemonade, waters, etc.

Can I buy a t-shirt even if I’m not going to the event?

Of course! Please place a check for $18.00 in my (Hayley Crosby) box

Why should I go?

Last years band party was a major success. Conquest has agreed to make way more of the Legally Blonde brew this year because it was such a hit last year. The food trucks are highly sought after in Columbia when choosing where to eat, and the band is going to be a blast. It’s also a great way to get to know people for those of you who haven’t had much time to socialize this year!

Can non-law students come?

We encourage you to bring your family, significant other, and a friend if you would like! Last year alumni and students parents came, and it is always fun watching parents dance to a cover band. Please purchase these participants a “Non-SBA” member ticket, even if you are in SBA yourself

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me, or anyone else on SBA.

My phone number is 904-537-0483 or shoot me an email at

On behalf of myself and everyone on exec, we are so excited to see all of you there!

Hayley Crosby

Spring Externship opportunities

Hi all!  I wanted to let you know about two more externship possibilities for the spring.  The SC Department of Education is looking to have an extern as well as the US Postal Inspection Service.  I am happy to discuss these potential options as well as any others you are interested in!


Megan Seiner

NCAA Postgraduate Internship deadline

Hi all!

Just a heads up that the NCAA Postgraduate Internship program application is much earlier this year.  Applications are due this Friday, September 25, 2015.

If you are interested in the program, please let me know and I will be happy to give you more details.

Megan Seiner

What is an Externship and How do I get one?

Externships are a great way for students to get real practical experience working side by side with a lawyer or judge.

I welcome individual meetings with students to talk about different opportunities with in-house counsel, judges, government attorneys, criminal law attorneys, and many more.

I’m also happy to meet with any student organization that would like to learn about how their members can participate.




Here is the Eventbrite link to join SBA!

Ag Law! Not just for Clemson Grads

Attn; trial lawyers, the American Agricultural Law Association’s Annual Education Symposium will  be in Charleston on October 21-23. In the past students primarily from midwestern law schools, such as University of Arkansas, Ohio State University, Oklahoma State, Nebraska and Drake have participated but we can change that! AALS’s home base is in Columbia, SC and their Executive Director is a USC grad!

If you want to learn more about Agricultural Law or Food Law, they have a very diverse agenda.  The keynote speaker Bill Marler is a nationally recognized litigator of foodborne illness and advocate of food safety which may be of interest to future trial attorneys and policy makers.

Contact Pam Robinson for more information

Federalist Society MOVIE NIGHT!!

“The Paper Chase”
The story of a struggling first-year law student – we’ve all been there!

We got together and decided we wanted to watch all of those “law school movies” our classmates and professors talk about. Then we thought maybe everyone else did too. So everyone is invited! You do not have to be a member of The Federalist Society to attend, but members do get perks.

Admission: Free
Concessions: Cash Only
Location: Law School Auditorium
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Time: 7:00PM

This fundraiser benefits the South Carolina School of Law Federalist Society.

To become a member of The Federalist Society, visit:

SELS Interest Meeting

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society will be hosting an interest meeting on Tuesday, September 8, at 12:40 in Room 230. We hope you can join us for lunch and our first meeting of what is expected to be an exciting year. Roll Tide, Southern Miss To The Top, and Go Cocks!

Week 1 Reminder

You have now survived the first full week of Law School! Congratulations!  Take a few moments and visit the 7th Incoming Student Community Service Blog

All photos are loaded!  We hope this is a reminder of a fun afternoon and that now you will take the next step, sign up on TWEN for Pro Bono announcements; visit the Pro Bono Program website, check out the signs and VOLUNTEER!

See you soon

Women in Law Welcome Social

Women in Law and Mrs. Lisa Wilcox are hosting a Welcome Social for all 1Ls and Women in Law members. The Social will be held at Dean Wilcox’s Home (2810 Wheat Street) on Thursday, August 20th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Please join us for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and socializing!

RSVP to Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 5:00pm.

See the Evite at .

We hope to see you there!


Welcome to law school!!! To celebrate the bright beginning of a new school year, come enjoy a back to school bash (aka 1L happy hour) at Jakes on Monday August 17th at 7:00pm!

SBA will also be co-sponsoring the Welcome Back Party with the law school at the McCutcheon House from 5:30-8:30pm on Friday August 21st!!

Can’t wait to see everyone there!!

Calls for GRITS in Texas!

Call for attendees!  The GRITS (Getting Radical in the South) Conference at the University of Texas Law School is coming! The conference is on October 30th & 31st and is focused on social justice issues in the south, and is a great opportunity for students to connect with practitioners and be a part of the dialogue shaping new progressive strategies for the future.
If you’d like to know more about registration and housing in Austin, please visit our website at or email us at


Where: Breakers and Breakers Live
When: Friday, May 1
Time: Reserved from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Tab: Yes
Cost: Wristbands to drink on the tab are free for SBA Members and $5 for Non-SBA​
You don’t have to buy a wristband to show up, but you will need a wristband to drink off the tab. We ask that you limit attendance to law school students and significant others. Hope to see everyone there as we blow of steam from exams and get ready for summer.


The 2016 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Is Now Available!

Application deadline is June 19, 2015.

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2015. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2016 in one of our Firm’s offices.  Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student’s third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.

For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit:

Please do not hesitate to contact Helen Beasley with questions at or 205.244.3833.

Mock Trial Bar Intrest Meeting

Please Join the Mock Trial Bar for an interest meeting on Tuesday, April 4 at 12:40. The meeting will be held in Room 138. Please bring your own lunch. All students who are interested in competing to join the mock trial bar in the fall of 2015 should plan to attend. There will be another interest meeting in the fall, but this will be the only meeting before the internal competition packet is released this summer.

For more information on the Mock Trial program, please visit this link:

Experts on dog-fighting and a puppy to love on!

Join SALDF this Wednesday at 12:40 in room 135 to hear from Sandy Senn with Senn Legal and Allen Myrick with the AG’s office.  They both have investigated countless dog fighting rings and worked to end them. We’ll of course have lunch and there will be a PUPPY there in support of National Dog Fighting Awareness day.  We will also announce the winners of the Cutest Pet Contest and pass out prizes.  Please RSVP and direct any questions to