The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the official resource and liaison for the student body in matters involving the school administration, faculty, and students. Upon enrollment at the Villanova University School of Law, each student becomes a member of the organization. The SBA Board consists of 19 elected positions and one appointed position.
SBA is also the umbrella student organization on the law school campus. The SBA Board provides funding, authorization, and guidance for all student organizations.
Early in the year, the SBA Board assists in the first year students' orientation program and allocates funds to student organizations. Throughout the year, the SBA Board sponsors social activities, fundraisers, symposia, forums, and intramural sports events.
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Responsible for setting the agenda for the SBA; presides over the weekly meetings; serves on the budget committee; organizes and appoints SBA members to committees within the SBA; appoints students to various faculty committees; also meets directly with members of the administration and faculty to discuss student concerns.
Assists the President with his/her duties; presides over meetings when the President is unable to attend; serves on the SBA executive board; serves on the SBA budget committee; meets with members of the administration to discuss student concerns; organizes and runs first-year mentoring program.
Sends SBA weekly announcement email for Villanova Law School community; takes and transcribes minutes at each SBA meeting; sits on the budget committee; oversees communication.
Oversees the annual SBA budget; responsible for setting budget guidelines for student groups and the SBA; presides over bi-annual budget hearings; handles the SBA checking account; signs SBA checks; reimburses student organizations for approved expenses.
|Student Group Liaison|
The student group liaison is the SBA’s contact person for the heads of co-curricular student organizations; informs the various groups about budget issues, requirements, and policies; assists student groups with recruitment; runs the Ed Huber Student Activities Fair.
The Intramurals Chair coordinates opportunities for students to participate in various sporting events, runs the law school basketball league, and plans the annual trip to the UVA softball tournament in the spring.
Attends monthly University Senate meetings on main campus; represents the law school at the University level; organizes annual apparel sale.
Rebecca Barrett and Janet Akinola
|Bar Association Representatives|
|3L Class Representatives (Class of 2017)|
Represent the third-year class and address concerns specific to 3Ls.
|2L Class Representatives (Class of 2018)|
Christian A. Wynne
Represent the second year class and address concerns specific to 2Ls.
|1L Class Representatives (Class of 2019)|
Section A: Tyler Murphy and Olivia Cohen
Section B: Ryan Raymond and Maddie McCleary
Section C: Thomas Boyle and Brian Swanick
Represent the first year class and address concerns specific to 1Ls.
Note: These lists are not final. Please check back regularly for updates. For updated textbook information for the coming semester, please check the Villanova Bookstore website
(Under Books > Textbooks and Course Materials, select your term (semester), choose your department as LAW, then select your course number and section)