Student Bar Association

    Welcome to the Student Bar Association website

    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.

    Our office is located in the Student Lounge. Please stop by during office hours with questions, comments, or to purchase VLS apparel.

SBA Officers


Philip Harrinarine

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.

Vice President

Lauren Berenbaum

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.


Meghan Mills

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.


Chris Lambe

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

Effi Taylor

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.

Intramurals Chair

Alex Ott

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.

University Senator

Adison Richards

Attends monthly University Senate meetings on main campus;  represents the law school at the University level; organizes annual apparel sale.

Event Coordinators

Rebecca Barrett and Janet Akinola


Bar Association Representatives
Stephanie Wolbransky  
 Emily Wisniewski
3L Class Representatives (Class of 2017)

Sean Caulfield

Represent the third-year class and address concerns specific to 3Ls.

2L Class Representatives (Class of 2018)

Addia Rodriguez and Christian A. Wynne

Represent the second year class and address concerns specific to 2Ls.

1L Class Representatives (Class of 2019)

elected in fall

Represent the first year class and address concerns specific to 1Ls.

At-Large Representatives

Contact the SBA

Student Bar Association
Phone: 610-519-7057

SBA Links

SBA Constitution (Under Revision)
SBA Bylaws (Under Revision)

Bhaveen R. Jani ’09

Bhaveen R. Jani ’09

Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman

Bhaveen R. Jani '09 is an associate in the Personal Injury department at Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman in Princeton, New Jersey. He concentrates his practice in the areas of motor vehicle personal injury, construction accidents, product defect cases and premises liability claims. Prior to joining the firm, he was an Associate at Blank Rome LLP in the Consumer Finance Litigation group. Jani is also a very active member of the bar and currently serves as the President-Elect of the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey (SABA-NJ) and will serve as the association's President next year. SABA-NJ is a specialty bar organization whose membership includes approximately 150 South Asian New Jersey attorneys, judges and law students throughout New Jersey.

Fall 1st Day Assignments


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)


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