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Student Bar Association

Mission Statement

The Student Bar Association is a student governing body to which all students belong. Legislative power is vested in the Board of Governors, which consists of the following:

  • the executive council, consisting of the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, American Bar Association/Law Student Division representative, the Penn State Senator, who are each elected by the entire student body, and an  LLM senator;

  • from each class, four class representatives, two honor code representatives; and

  • an LLM class representative, and an LLM honor code representative who are elected by their respective classes.

The SBA coordinates student activities, sponsors many academic, social, athletic and community events, allocates funds to the student organizations, and serves as the liaison to the faculty, administration, and alumni for all students. SBA meetings are held bi-weekly during the school year, and the meetings are open to all. Elections of officers and upper-class representatives are held in April. The election of junior representatives is held in September.

2017-2018 Executive Council

President: John Malchow
Vice President : Brandon McCune
Treasurer: Martin Souto
Secretary: Sara Firestone
PSU Senator: Lisa Grigley
ABA Representative: Nia Fung
LL.M. Senator: Ylli Dautaj

2017-2018 Board of Governors

2018 Honor Code Representatives:

Raquel Muniz
Vanessa Miller

2018 Class Representatives:

Shushan Sadjadi
T'Ajai Carrington
Matthew Fallings
Robert Casturo

2019 Honor Code Representatives:

Pooja Toor
Mackenzie Koppenhofer

2019 Class Representatives:

Patrick Miller
Robert Gross
Derek Savko
Rachel Louviaux

2020 Honor Code Representatives: Bradley Davis
Hannah Bennett
2020 Class Representatives: Christopher Parker
Colton Haney
Kathryn Dutton
Amber Bynum
LL.M. Honor Code Representative: Ida Granum
LL.M. Class Representative: Gayatri Misra


Major Activities

Some of the major activities that the SBA organizes each year are the Barrister's Ball, the Third-Year Class Picnic, and the Student Activities Fair. For more SBA events as well as student group events, please refer to the Master Calendar for the most comprehensive list.