Conferences

There are great opportunities to attend a conference or CLE or seminar across the country. Conference/membership fees are usually removed or reduced for students.  HUSL has many opportunities for conference cost reimbursements. They all require original receipts, but duplicate original receipts are ok if you're asking more than one office. (Many businesses can easily give duplicate receipts if you ask right at the transaction point; photocopies are not accepted for reimbursement requests.)
 
Quick overview:
 
CSO: registration fees up to $150 per job fair (not per student), reimbursement request must be submitted within 30 days after the conference has taken place
SBA: half of costs up to $350, one per year, provide receipts, info from the conference and a 1 page write up about it, less any funding/reimbursements you recieved from any other source
HUSL: travel that is related to either the mission of the organization or to an organization meeting or conference that relates to the student organization (this fund is administered by the Dean of Student and Multicultural affairs)
 
Keep in mind if you are looking for something over the summer, some of these options for reimbursement have limited accessibility during the summer and you might have to "float" the costs longer. Also, check with every office BEFORE you purchase and go to make sure that it is something they would cover and that they have the money left in their budget to do so. (HUSL budgets reset each July.)
 
If you are looking to change states, you can look up that state's specialty association and see if they have a conference/CLE/seminar for you to attend.
 
Attached are a few documents you may find helpful; always check to see if there are more recent guidelines available.
 
 
SBA By-Laws: Article 5 (See full information in the By-Laws under Board of Governors, Governing Documents)

5.1 The Conference Fund.  5.1.1.  Purpose of the Conference Fund

The purpose of the Conference Fund is to subsidize the legitimate expenses of students who attend out-of-area, pre-planned events that are relevant to a legal education and

sponsored by a legitimate non-local organization. Such events include speeches, conferences, legal seminars, and colloquia. Requests for events that do not fit these

criteria shall be denied.

 

 

 
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