South Texas College of Law Annotations (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 7, Ed. 1, 1995 Page: 1 of 8
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Volume XIII, Number 7
SBA Elections 1995
COLLEGE OF LAW
It's election time;
your vote counts
By WILL BURDINE
Well, it's lhat time ofyear again.
The S.B.A. elections are upon us, and
that means it's time to cast your vote.
The polls will be open on Wednesday,
March 22, and Thursday, March 23,
from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Run-ofTelections
will be held Tuesday, March 28, and
Wednesday, March 29. The voting booth
will be set up in the atrium, underneath
the stairs where the posters are lo-
cated. The winners will be announced
on Thursday, March 30, and the new
officers will be officially recognized at
the Spring Banquet on April 1.
It is extremely important that all
students participate in the election pro-
cess. Officers in the SBA hold a unique
position in that once they are elected,
they represent the entire student body.
The Student Bar officers serve as your
representatives in a variety of situations,
so it is important that your choices re-
flect careful consideration. Be sure to
vote for candidates who you believe will
work hard and do a good job.
In addition, you will be able to
vote for best professor and best adjunct
professor, Open Door Award (profes-
sor), Outstanding Male Graduate and
Outstanding Female Graduate. The win-
ners of these contests will be announced
and recognized at the banquet, as well.
Tickets for the banquet go on
sale March 20 and will cost $10 for
students and $30 for non-students. The
tickets entitle you to an elegant dinner
and two complimentary drinks. You may
reserve tables ifyou purchase at least 10
tickets together. There will be a short
awards program followed by hours of
fun-filled entertainment with music by a
live band, AXIS, and D.J. Dade Moore.
It will be an evening to remember, so get
your tickets now.
Again, please remember to vote,
and good luck to each candidate in the
This issue of Annotations is a special election
issue. The candidates' statements begin on
page 2. The statements appear as they were
submitted and have not been edited.
Make room for another trophy!
South Texas College of Law captured yet another first place advocacy award on Feb. 24-25,1995, In
Williamsburg, Va., at the William & Mary University Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition.
Pictured are, from left to right in front row, team members Mary Ann Olson and Jill Wlllard. Standing
from left to right are Assistant Dean/Director of Advocacy T. Gerald Treece, team members Rob
Galloway and Jim Bartlett, and Dean William L. Wilks.
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Ignore the rumors: Part-
time program will stay
By WILLIAM L. WILKS
What a great month this has
been! Three more victories for advo-
cacy teams, a $l million grant from
Houston Endowment for our library, as
well as a couple of $250,000 pledges
from alums, and we have corralled one
of the outstanding legal educators in the
country to be my successor come next
Tom Read, who has vast expe-
rience deaning, will be a tremendous
addition to South Texas. We are cer-
tainly the envy of law schools coast to
coast in attracting him to South Texas.
My congratulations to the Dean Search
Committee. They did as fine a job this
time as the Committee did in the search
for Read's predecessor.
My thanks to Jim Musselman
and the faculty for drafting the model
class schedule, which took a great deal
of time and which will involve some
inconveniences during the transition pe-
riod. Over the past few years, our stu-
dent body has become increasingly more
fulltime, and now more than 65 percent
of the student body are full-time stu-
dents. The increased demand for day
classes and decreased demand for
evening classes required an adjustment.
Simply establishing additional sec-
tions is not feasible in the absence of
unlimited resources. Therefore, a bal-
ance had to be struck to answer the
needs of both the day and evening stu-
The model schedule has been
drafted so that each of the core bar-
related elective courses will be offered
each year in the evening rather than
each semester. As a result, evening
students must do a bit more long-range
planning. Interestingly enough, we have
received very thoughtful letters from
day students complaining that we are
favoring night students and from night
students asserting lhat we are favoring
the day students. When complaints are
received from both groups, it suggests
that the model plan is either a very good
one, or a very bad one, and I hope that the
former is the case. Because ofthe effort
put into the model schedule, the rumor
has surfaced one more time that we are
considering phasing out the evening pro-
gram. Untnje. SouthTexas is totally and
forever, I hope, committed to an evening
program to accommodate the part-time
student. But this is not a two-division
school. We are all one unified student
body, some full-time and some part-
time. We have always maintained a
flexibility that permits our students to
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