Frequently Asked Questions about Student Funding
This FAQ is provided to answer answer questions that are frequently asked of Appropriations Committee members. Exact rules and policies are available the Financial By-Laws, which should be read by every student or student organization seeking funding.
How do I request funding?
Fill out a LEAF form two weeks (14 days) before your event or travel. PLEASE ITEMIZE ALL EXPENSES. LEAF forms can be found here: http://apps.law.uci.edu/LEAF
Who approves funding?
The SBA Appropriations Committee handles all student travel requests and all student organization funding requests. The Committee consists of the Director of Finance, the SBA Chair, and one representative from each class. Current members are listed under the “About SBA” tab above.
Why should I attend a conference or symposium?
These events are important educational experiences that provide students with opportunities to further their interest in new and exciting areas of law. Through travel to approved events, students have the opportunity to network with legal scholars and fellow law students from other institutions. The SBA believes that funding approved travel is an important way to improve UCI Law’s national profile and supplement the educational experience of UCI Law students.
What is eligible for travel funding?
The Appropriations Committee also looks favorably toward student-initiated travel that is consistent with the mission of UCI Law. Examples of such travel includes the RebLaw Conference at Yale Law School http://www.yale.edu/reblaw/, the Lavender Law Conference in New York City http://lgbtbar.org/annual/, and other events relating to public interest law and/or critical legal studies.
Who is eligible for travel funding?
Current UCI Law student are eligible to apply for travel funding reimbursement.
What expenses may be reimbursed?
Additional expenses may be reimbursable; please read the Financial By-Laws, available on this site, for specific details. The Appropriations Committee also encourages students to share hotel rooms, travel arrangements, and other travel expenses, whenever feasible.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION EVENT FUNDING
What groups are eligible for funding?
Any registered student organization is eligible for funding. Registered groups are those registered with main campus, per procedures overseen by Jennah Jones, Director of Student Life and the SBA Director of Internal Affairs. Please direct questions about student organization registration towards Jennah or the appropriate current Board member.
What events are eligible for funding?
Any event hosted by a registered student organization that has been approved by the Law School and/or main campus (if applicable) is eligible for funding.
What events are not eligible for funding?
What items are eligible for funding?
What items are not eligible for funding?
2. Speaker honoraria
* The student organization budget cannot be used for alcoholic beverages. Any student organization wishing to serve alcohol must comply with University protocol. Funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis based on the SBA’s AGS budget. Email Enrico Purita at firstname.lastname@example.org or see Jennah Jones in Student Services at least 30 days before such an event takes place.