South Texas College of Law, Annotations (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 5, February, 1974 Page: 5 of 8
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February. 1974. ANNOTATIONS. Paye 5
SBA Holds Meeting; Bocks Moot Court; Belli to Speak
By DAVID SLAVIN
The Student Bar
Association unanimously voted
to back the formation of the
Spurgeon E. Bell Moot Court
Competition at it's regularly
scheduled meeting held January
25. Hie Board of Governors
voted to contribute $400 to the
competition which will be
matched by funds supplied by
The competition will be
sponsored jointly by the Student
Advocacy Board, the Student
Bar Association, and Dean
Walker. It is designed to
promote competition in Moot
Court practice among the
students of the school who have
similar background in the study
of law. The contest will use the
same question posed for the
State Moot Court Competition,
and it is hoped that this will
create better -representatives for
the College to send to the State
competition in the summer.
Cash prizes will be offered
for the top three places in the
contest with a permanent trophy
engraved with the name of the
first place winner.
Honor Code Violated;
By J. WELDON GRANGER
On behalf of the Student
Bar Association I welcome old
and new back for another
semester at South Texas of Law.
For the new I ask that you start
at an early date In your legal
career in getting involved in the
organizations available to you.
Any student can go through his
Student life without lifting one
finger in an attempt to work
with the various projects,
through the student body, or
fraternities. The student bar is in
need of your participation and
therefore I ask that you attend
the next S.B.A. meeting on
February 5, 1974 at 4:30 in
It has been brought to the
attention of many that honor
vode violations are occuring
rather frequently and in my
opinion, as a result, the
probability of complaints being
filed is high. In the past the
Honor Tribunal has been very
Inactive, however, the newly
appointed court with Mark
Hodges as Chief Justice have
plans to revamp the system and
look into any alleged violations
enumerated in the code.
Going to a more pleasant
note, the Student Services Office
now located on third floor has a
copy of the new South Texas
College of Law diploma which
some may be interested in
viewing. Also students
graduating in the next three
semesters or which have
completed 60 semester hours are
eligible to buy a graduation riiig
being sold through the S.B.A.
The student bar association
is entertaining the purchase of a
lamenating machine for the
purpose of lamenating student
ID cards. I would like some
feedback from the student body
on this idea before any decisions
Office hours for the Student
Bar Association are from 10:00 -
12:00, Monday - Friday.
In other business at the
meeting, Dr. Blood reported to
the Board about the current
status of the legal research pod.
At present, the pod is still being
organized and a director and
four sub-directors are needed to
establish a firm proposal for the
project. Dr. Hood hopes to be
able to have a plan ready for the
Board's approval by the next
A proposal presented to the
Board led to the passage of a
measure to permit the two
yearbook editors to receive
compensation for their work.
The amount, which cannot
Prison Reform Tour Planned
by DENTON RAGLAND
Last fall we submitted an application to the Law School Services
Fund of .the American Bar Association for a Prison Refonn Tour
Project I have received notification that the STCL application has
The money will be used to help fund a trip to the Texas
Department of Corrections in April, litis will be a one day trip by
bus to Huntsville, where our students will be given a tour of prison
After the trip, those students who wish to do so may submit a
paper concerning prison reform to the SBA. The student submitting
the best paper will receive a $50 award. More information about the
trip will be posted as soon as the details are finalized.
The Spurgeon E. Bell Moot Court Competition is another
activity which the SBA is co-sponsoring this spring. 1 would strongly
recommend participation in this competition. Information regarding
this may be obtained in the Dean's office or from any member of
the Student Advocacy Board (Bob Estrada, Mike Powell, or my sel 0-
SBA Committees Need Frosb
by GARY DIBELLA
Freshman Orientation was held Wednesday, January 9, 1974.1
would personally like to thank those people who participated and
helped answer the questions raised by the new students. 1 feel that
much was accomplished through this informal gathering of new
students, and would suggest that its continued success will be
dependent upon the same high interest shown by the upper classmen
in the past.
I would like to urge all freshman to participate in the many
various SBA functions offered, and to become involved in their
student Government. There are several areas where committees have
been formed to develope certain ideas put forth to the Board of
Governors. These committees need freshmen to serve as members
and to contribute their thoughts and ideas.
If any person is interested in serving on any committee, please
attend the SBA meetings or get in touch with any member of the
Board of Governors.
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The Law Wives Club of
STCL is making plans for the
upcoming Spring Semester. A
Valentine Couples party is
scheduled for February 9, at
8:30, at Sandy and Bill Merrill's
house, 10907 Whittingham
Lane. We would like to extend
an invitation to all old and new
students and their wives. Ptease
R.S.VJP. before February 5 to
Sandy Merrill, 498-7739, Unda
Jacox, 688-7660, or Diane
A business meeting is
planned February 12, at 7:30 at
Southwestern Savings, 3838
Westheimer. We will be
discussing the upcoming Spring
events and we hope all who are
interested will attend.
Also mark your calendar for
a special "poor boy" bake sale
February 25 and 26.
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exceed $400.00 each, will come
from any funds received over the
cost of the book. As of the
meetng, some $600.00 has been
so far collected from ad sales.
The measure passed by a 4-2
vote of the Board.
Mark Mullerweiss confirmed
in a report before the Board that
Metvin Belli will be the featured
speaker for the Spring Banquet.
Cost for the affair will be
approximately $8 a couple for
students with part of the cost
being subsidized from the
student's SBA dues.
In another report. Ken
Walker spoke about attempts to
purchase a laminating machine
to be used in conncction with
permanent ID cards to be issued
students. A discussion followed
concerning the estimated cost of
$200, with the additional cost of
$132.00 per 1000 cards made,
lire topic will be continued at
the next meeting of the Board.
Last on the agenda was the
announcement that the
Committee to update the
Constitution of the Student Bar
Association will meet at the
school on February 2 and 3. All
students interested in the
rewriting of the Constitution arc
urged to attend.
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Samples of the Signet
Ring are on display in the
S. B. A. office.
Jim Anderson of the
HERFF/JONES CO. will
be taking orders the last
week of October for
Watch Bulletin Board for
exact time 8t place.
Questions can be
answered in S. B. A. office
or by calling
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Gagnon, Stewart W. South Texas College of Law, Annotations (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 5, February, 1974, newspaper, February 1974; Houston, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth144342/m1/5/?rotate=90: accessed June 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting South Texas College of Law.