The Student Bar Association supports students, organizes student events and advocates for students in order to build community at Villanova Law.

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 Villanova Law, each student becomes a member of the organization. The SBA Board consists of 25 elected positions and four appointed positions. 

SBA is also the umbrella student organization at the law school. 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. The SBA allocates funds to student organizations and organizes the Student Activities Fair in the fall. Throughout the year, the SBA Board sponsors social activities like Barrister's Ball, donation drives, forums, community service opportunities, student advocacy and networking opportunities and intramural sports events.

For questions regarding apparel, please send us an email. Our office is located next to the Student Lounge across from room 102. Feel free to stop by or leave a comment in our suggestion box regarding an activity you would like to see changed or added or an issue you would like SBA to address at any time.

SBA Elections

SBA elections are held each fall and spring to fill open positions. The Honor Board facilitates the elections process and the voting system. If you have questions regarding elections, please email the Honor Board.



Jonathan Passero '25, President 
The president is 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 and meets directly with members of the administration and faculty to discuss student concerns.

David Izzo '25, Vice President
The vice president is responsible for assisting 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 and organizes and oversees the first-year mentoring program.

Elizabeth Ellick '26, Secretary
The secretary sends the SBA weekly announcement email to the Villanova Law community; takes and transcribes minutes at each SBA meeting; sits on the budget committee and oversees communication.

Sadie Richardson '26, Treasurer
The treasurer oversees the annual SBA budget; is 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 and reimburses student organizations for approved expenses.

Victor Cochrane '25, Student Groups Chair
The student groups chair 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 and runs the Ed Huber Student Activities Fair.

Zack Slogoff '25, Intramurals Chair
The intramurals chair coordinates opportunities for students to participate in various sporting events; organizes the SBA golf tournament; works in conjunction with student health groups to organize fitness activities and plans the annual trip to the University of Virginia softball tournament in the spring.

Brad Edwards '26, University Senator
The university senator attends monthly University Senate meetings on the main campus; works with the president to facilitate communications and activities with other Philadelphia-area law schools; represents the law school at the University level and organizes the annual apparel sale.

Basia Peragine '25, Social Chair

Michael Malloy '25, Bar Representative

Naseem Memari '26, Alumni Relations Chair

Sydney Ryan '26, Apparel Chair

Gabriela Ontaneda '25, Diversity and Inclusion Chair

Briana Baier '25, Wellness Chair

3L Representatives:

  • Briana Cooper '25
  • Emily Dodds '25
  • Matthew Ingram '25
  • Hannah Posencheg '25

2L Representatives:

  • Wyatt Ansel '26
  • Samuel Beatty '26

1L Representatives:

  • TBD (Section 1)
  • TBD (Section 2)
  • TBD (Section 3)