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Suffolk University Law School SBA Executive Newsletter

Issue 11: November 17, 2014

SBA NEWS
Welcome

Contents
Welcome
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SBA Happenings
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Budget Information
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Student Spotlight
Adam Korn
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Alumni Spotlight
Matthew Fisher

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Welcome to this week’s edition of SBA News!
We have many great SBA events coming up this
week and next week, which you can learn more
about on the next page. The External Affairs
Committee is hosting a canned food drive
competition, the Social Committee has a Holiday
Mixer on Thursday, and the final BOG meeting of
the semester is on Sunday.

Contact List & Preamble
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Thanks for reading and have a
great last full week of classes
before Thanksgiving!

As always, follow us on Twitter @SULS_sba or
like us on Facebook at “Suffolk Law SBA” to stay
up to date throughout the week.

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SBA Executive Announcements & Happenings
Ø In honor of National Hunger Week
the SBA External Affairs
Committee is conducting a canned
food drive competition between all
sections this week. It will be a
great way to help local families in
need and whichever section is able
to collect the most canned foods
between November 17-21 will win
a $100 gift card to Side Bar for a
pre-final celebration! Bring your
items to your section rep or on
Tuesday and Thursday to the
collection table on the fourth floor.
Ø Bearing Witness is presenting
“Fergusen, MO: Can it Happen
Here?” a moderated Q+A on
Tuesday from 5:30-7pm in the first
floor function room.
Ø The SBA Social Committee is hosting
a Holiday Mixer event with the Suffolk Graduate School on Thursday from 8-11pm
at Wild Rover.
Ø The next BOG meeting is Sunday at 6pm. This will be the final BOG meeting of the
semester and all students are welcome to attend.
Ø This week SBA President Tom Davis and Vice President Monica Bellevue will be
interviewing candidates for the search committee for the next dean of Suffolk Law.
Ø The next SBA Town Hall will be on Monday, November 24 from 5pm-6pm. This
town hall will focus on SBA questions.
Ø The SBA Academic Affairs Committee is hosting a Q&A session for 1Ls on Monday,
November 24 from 5pm-7pm. This will be a great opportunity for 1Ls to ask
questions about exams, internships, study abroad, journals, clinics, and
more.
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SBA Executive Budget
2014-2015
SECTIONS
1A
1B
1C
4A
1L Cup
2L (at large)
3L (at large)
4L/7L (at large)
GENERAL
Reserves
Operations
Orientation
COMMITTEES
Academic Affairs
Alumni Affairs
Appropriations
Diversity and Inclusion
External Affairs
Graduation
Marketing and Advertising
Student Affairs - Concerns
Student Affairs – Social
Sustainability
LIAISONS
Bar Association Liaisons (ABA,
FBA, BBA, MBA)

$500.00
$500.00
$500.00
$500.00
$2,500.00
$2,500.00
$3,000.00
$1000.00
Section Total: $11,000
$10,000.00
$8,000.00
$2,000.00
General Total: $20,000
$4,500.00
$4,500.00
$200.00
$3,500.00
$3,300.00
$4,000.00
$1,000.00
$1,000.00
$32,500.00
$1,000.00
Committee Total: $55,500.00
$1,500.00
Liaison Total: $1,500.00

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Tip of the week

Participate
The SBA has many great
events coming up before
the end of the semester.
This week we have a
canned food drive whose
success depends directly
on you! Please help
those in need while at
the same time helping
your section in the
competition for the Side
Bar gift card. Next week
ask your questions and
make you opinions
heard at Monday’s Town
Hall meeting.

Total Executive Budget:
$88,000.00
We are very pleased with the outcome of how SBA Executive
Committee funding is being invested this year. Thanks to a
massive team effort of all SBA members, we were able to invest
500% more to Student Concerns, 225% more to Academic
Affairs, 200% more to Sustainability, and 175% more to
Diversity.
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Student Spotlight
Adam Korn
Adam Korn, a member of section
1B is originally from Buffalo, NY.
Where did you attend undergrad?
Boston University
Are you currently focusing on a
certain area of law or do you
have plans to do so?
Energy Law.
Do you currently have a
job/internship?
Associate Director, Boston
Network for International
Development (BNID).
Are you on a journal, a clinic, or do you have a leadership role in a club?
Jewish Lawyers Association.
What do you enjoy doing outside of law school?
Spending time enjoying all Boston has to offer and volunteering for Save a Child's
Heart (SACH).
Adam’s Favorites:
Favorite place to study: 6th Floor Quiet Study Room (because of the view)
Favorite study break: Burgers at Beantown Pub
Favorite part of Suffolk Law: The ability to interact with amazing peers on a daily
basis
Favorite coffee shop near school: Dunkin Donuts
Favorite movie: Kung Fu Hustle

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Alumni Spotlight
Matthew Fisher --- Class of 2008
Matthew Fisher, a member of the class of 2008, is
currently the Associate/Chair of Health Law Group
at Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP in
Worcester, MA. Interview conducted by SBA Alumni
Affairs Committee co-director Eunice Aikins-Afful.
Where did you attend undergraduate?
I attended Haverford College.
What journals/activities/concentrations did you
participate in at Suffolk Law?
Journal of High Technology Law
American Constitution Society
What do you consider the best part of your job?
The ability to see a constantly changing variety of issues that are raised by clients. I
constantly have the opportunity to delve into new areas because a client raises a
question that is novel to me or a slight variation on a usual theme. The variety is part
of what makes practicing really interesting and enjoyable.
What type of attorney did you want to be upon entering Suffolk Law?
I did not necessarily intend to practice law. Initially, I wanted to work in a
legislature and be involved with drafting and implementing laws and policies.
What was your favorite class while at Suffolk?
Even though I do not practice in litigation, I really enjoyed the Trial Advocacy class.
The opportunity to run through all phases of a trial and then actually perform a mini
trial was very interesting.
Who was your favorite professor?
Louis Schulze.
What is your greatest professional achievement?
Receiving the opportunity and support from my law firm to pursue the
establishment of a health law practice group, which had not previously existed at my
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firm in a formal manner. I was also honored to be named Chair of the group, which
clearly placed the responsibility of development on me.
Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice, living or deceased?
I always enjoyed reading opinions by John Marshall and from his Court. Chief
Justice Marshall is a common choice, but for many good reasons.
Any interview tips?
Be yourself and try to relax as much as possible. An interview is a stressful event for
everyone, but if you try to engage in an open conversation with the interviewer it
can help put both people more at ease.
One piece of advice?
Take time to figure out what you like to do and then go after that goal. It is not
necessary to graduate and start practice with a single minded goal, be open to new
experiences and be willing to change your mind.

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Contact Information
Name
Tom davis
Monica Bellevue
Neil Lindquist
Callie grossman
Kelley Sweetser

Position

Email

President
Vice President
Chief of Staff
Chief of Operations
Treasurer

trdavis@suffolk.edu
mkbellevue@suffolk.edu
nlindquist@suffolk.edu
cgrossman@suffolk.edu
ksweetser@suffolk.edu

For a full contact list of all SBA Directors please visit our website at
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Vice President Monica Bellevue and
President Tom Davis

SBA Constitution Preamble
“We the Students of Suffolk University Law School, in order to support and
encourage academic excellence and professional development; to preserve the
right of students to acquire a quality legal education in a just and reasonable
environment; to provide a means of communication between students and the
Law School; and to maintain a connection with alumni, do herby establish this
Constitution for the Student Bar Association of Suffolk University Law School.”

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