Sunday, December 2, 2012

Upcoming Student Organization Events the Week of December 3, 2012

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Nov. 12th through Dec. 17th in the Lobby
The SBA is pleased to announce that it is an official drop-off site for the Toys for Tots Program. Each year, the Toys for Tots Foundation collect unwrapped toys for children in need. Last year's campaign provided toys to over 10,000 children in central and southern Maine. Donations will be accepted from between 11/12/2012 through 12/17/2012 during lunch You may also drop off your unwrapped in the marked Toys for Tots boxes. To encourage school spirit, the SBA will keep a running total of how many toys each respective class donates. To learn more about the Maine Toys for Tots Foundation, please visit: Please help needy children this holiday season!

SBA "Dirt Cheap" Portland Pirates Tickets!
In partnership with the Portland Pirates College Program, the SBA is offering students "dirt cheap" Portland Pirates flex tickets for $5! With flex tickets, students have the freedom to choose which Portland Pirates home game to attend. You may purchase your flex tickets during lunch, or email to schedule a time. 6 tickets available. For the Portland Pirates schedule, please visit:

SBA End-of-Semester Merchandise Sale!
Are you looking for some holiday gift ideas? Stop by the SBA table this week and purchase some cool SBA merchandise. Please bring either cash or check:
  • American Apparel sweatshirts & sweatpants (limited sizes available) - $10/each
  • Maine Law basic tee shirts (variety of sizes): $5
  • Maine Law teeshirts with quotes (variety of sizes): $2
  • Maine Law Bistro Coffee mugs: NOW $3 (originally $5), this week ONLY
  • CamelBak water bottles: NOW $8 (originally $10), this week ONLY
  • Maine Law academic planners: NOW $3 (originally $5)
The merchandise will be on sale on the following days/times
  • Monday (SBA Meeting) 10:00am-12:00pm, Main Lobby
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:00am-1:00pm, Main Lobby
  • Thursday (SBA Voting Day), 9:00am-11:00am, Main Lobby
Also, you may search through our online webstore. Samples have been ordered and will hopefully be available before the end of the semester.

Maine Association for Public Interest Law (MAPIL)
Monday, Dec. 3rd at 12:10pm in Room 117
Please join us for our final meeting of the semester. We have so much to discuss, and look forward to seeing you there. If you haven't joined yet, it's not too late! It's Public Interest Law! Practically the best thing you can ever do!

Women's Law Association Holiday Sale
Dec. 4th, 5th & 6th 9am to 4pm in the Lobby
Worried about finding time for your holiday shopping this year? Save time and bring a little bit of Maine Law home to your families! The WLA will be selling, pint glasses, shot glasses, t-shirts and books in the lobby Dec. 4th- 6th from 9am to 4pm.

BLA's Last General Meeting of the Semester
Wednesday, Dec. 5th at 12:10 in Room 118
The Business Association will be holding their last meeting of the semester to review feedback concerning the panel discussion and discuss ideas for next semester. We plan to have lunch provided.

Climate and Energy Policy in Maine: One Advocate's Assessment
Thursday, December 6 at 12:10, Moot Courtroom

Greg Cunningham is a senior attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation.  His work is focused largely on clean energy and climate change and fisheries-related matters. Greg’s clean energy advocacy involves work before the Maine Public Utilities Commission, ISO-NE and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on dockets related to electrical transmission projects and energy policies including those pertaining to non-transmission alternatives, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Prior to joining CLF, Greg was a shareholder at the Portland law firm of Bernstein Shur where he practiced in its energy and environmental practice group for ten years.

SBA Election Schedule
Thursday, Dec. 6th at 12:10pm in the Lobby
The SBA is having its school-wide elections on Thursday, December 6 from 12:10pm-1:10pm. In addition to each class voting for its respective class representatives, the entire student body will voting for the following executive positions: President, Vice-president, Secretary, Communications Director, Treasurer, and American Bar Association Representative.

Below are the important dates:

  • Monday, November 19 - Declaration of Candidacy begins
  • Monday, November 26 - Declaration of Candidacy ends
  • Wednesday, December 5 -  Candidate speeches, 12:10pm, 1L room
  • Thursday, December 6 - School-wide elections, 12:10pm, Main Lobby; results posted
Students may obtain full description of each executive position by visiting the SBA bulletin board. Questions? Please email


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