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									UC DAVIS LAW SCHOOL LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING Tuesday, September 15, 2009 [Kelly Martin, VP / Kara Abelson, 2L Rep, not attending]  Approve LSA Meeting Minutes from 09/01/09 o VH: Motion to approve o JE: 2nd o Approved Welcome new LSA Board Members o Introductions  Members encouraged to speak freely, but keep a professional tone President’s Update o Dean’s Forum  UCDC – Program to launch Spring 2010  Study abroad in Washington DC  Program only available to 2/3L’s  LSA Members, feel free to spread the word o Intranet Updates  King Hall students have limited access to the Intranet  IT updating Facebook and changing the name to King Hall Directory  Narrative Profiles will be displayed next to your King Hall Picture. Affiliations (student group memberships, etc) will also be displayed  Your user information will automatically be transferred to the Alumni Directory after graduation.  Possible inclusion of a “Google-style” calendar which will display events and meetings, both on and off campus o Building Tours/updates  Have been available, but not on a school wide level.

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Tours are a great opportunity to see what’s happening with the construction  King Hall hard hardhats provided  Email VH if interested o Upcoming Networking Events on 09/24  Can LSA fund additional Tickets?  VH: Motion to fund 10 (ten) additional tickets @ $15/ticket – total cost: $150  JH: Seconded  Approved o Funding plastic cutlery for the Student Lounge  Coffee Kiosk charges for cutlery  LSA concerns over maintenance / restocking issues.  1L Reps will possibly be “cutlery monitors”  SJ, 1L rep, will investigate the cutlery situation and report back to LSA. Treasurer’s Report  Coalition for Diversity (LRLSA, BLSA, LAMBDA MESALSA, NLG, KLSA): Funding Request: LSA-$1000; RROC-$1112; Event date: 10/17/09 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. o Event Description: This is a student-run event by the Coalition for Diversity and co-sponsored by the other organizations listed in the heading. The goal is to ensure that the student body at law schools across the nation reflects the diversity of our communities, including people of color, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, as well as people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. This is an ALL DAY event and Norma Nava, VP of For People of Color, Inc. will provide tips on how to complete a successful law school application. In addition, the group will have law student attorney panels, resume and personal statement review sessions, LSAT workshops, financial aid presentation, and much more. o Expected Number of Participants/Food: The amount of money requested will be used to provide breakfast and lunch to approximately 150 people o Additional resources: RROC heard the funding request at their last meeting and will be receiving a new food budget that they will be voting for by email. o LSA Discussion:

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This is an important event, but the amount requested does not fall within LSA’s budgeting guidelines  Move to fund at $600  Seconded  Approved (AC abstains) KH Annual Negotiations Intra-School Tournament (KH Negotiations Team) Funding Request: LSA - $600; Event date: 9/20/09 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. o Event Description: This is the annual intra-school negotiations tournament. There will be 20 guest judges, who are all attorneys from the Sacramento and Bay Area. They expect to have at least 60 students participate, and they have received a great deal of interest based on sign up sheets and word of mouth. This is the only tournament that 1L’s can participate in. o Expected Number of Participants: 80 o Food: The money will be spent on breakfast, coffee, and lunch. The organization hopes to get lunch that will be appropriate for the judges to thank them for their time in coming to King Hall o I have suggested that they may also be eligible for RROC funding based on the nature of the request. o LSA Discussion  AC: Move to approve $480  JE: Seconded  Approved National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Conference (APALSA) Funding Request: LSA -$993.50; RROC - $993.50; Event date: November 1822, 2009 (all day event) o Event Description: The NAPABA convention is a tremendous opportunity for KH students. One participant from last year benefited from the extensive programming geared towards law students, including the job fair, eight-minute mentoring, and countless opportunities to network and learn more about the different fields of law. o Expected number of Participants: 4-8 o Food: $600 o Additional Resources: Dean’s Office: $2,813; RROC: $200 o LSA Discussion:  Considering the economy and budget requests for similar events, $600 for food seems excessive

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 Confusion over the actual cost of registration  JE: Considering funding in the $500 range  Vote postponed. More information required Korean Harvest Moon Festival Funding request: LSA - $100 o SB: Move to approve $100 o JE: Seconded o Approved King Hall Softball League Funding Request: LSA - $40 for new bases  SB: Motion to Fund  Seconded  Approved (JE abstains)

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PRE-APPROVED (Subject to Board’s Final Approval)  Diversity BBQ (APALSA, MESALSA, JLSA, Native American Association) Funding Request: LSA - $210; Event date: 9/16/09 – 6:30 p.m. o Event Description: This BBQ will give members from each organization the opportunity to meet other members from other student organizations. It is also a chance for these organizations to promote its missions/goals. o Expected Number of Participants: 60-80 o Food: The money will be hamburgers and hotdogs. o Reason for approval: The request is within the LSA budgeting guidelines. $210 for very large events (more than sixty people) (http://students.law.ucdavis.edu/lsa/student.shtml#FO)  UC Davis Transfer Meet and Greet (UC Davis Transfer Students) Funding Request: LSA - $47.00; Event date: ? o Event Description: This was a casual lunch for all of the transfer students from the class of 2010 and 2011 to meet each other and for the 2010 class to act as a resource for the 2011 class. o Expected Number of Participants: 15 o Food: The money was spent on pizza. o Reason for approval: The request is within the LSA budgeting guidelines. ($60 for small events 20 or fewer) (http://students.law.ucdavis.edu/lsa/student.shtml#FO)

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JE: Move to approve all pre-approved items VH: Seconded Approved

New Business o King Hall day at UCD – October 7th  King Hall will have a table / talk to undergrads about law school  Any interest in tabling? Email VH for more info. Public Comment Period o Liam McKenna:  Will be attending the UC Regents meeting in San Francisco  UC Regents considering a fee increase that will likely directly affect King Hall students.  Public comment period tomorrow, 9/15, at 8:30 am o VH: Any interest in tabling an event to inform King Hall students about the proposed UC fee increases? Email VH for more information

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Meeting Adjourned


								
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