Creating a Budget
Prior to making any financial commitments, you should develop a budget request for your proposed event and have it approved by the Assistant Dean for Law School Finance & Administration (or applicable department head). Identify all revenue sources, including sponsorships and registration fees, and all anticipated expenses. Upon approval of your budget request, you will be authorized to commit university funds using a POETS code. Contact Event Services for a budget request template and additional guidance.
The university follows strict policies with respect to reimbursement of expenses. You should clearly communicate these policies (pdf), before any expenses are incurred, to speakers and other guests for whom you offer to reimburse expenses. Event Services can provide you with a sample communication to external parties highlighting the most commonly applicable reimbursement policies.