The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the student government body at the University of Virginia School of Law, where student self-governance is greatly valued. All J.D., LL.M., & S.J.D. candidates are SBA members, and SBA Leadership is comprised of the Executive Board, Class Senators, Ex Officio members, and SBA Committee Chairs. SBA leadership works diligently throughout the year to promote a strong sense of community throughout the law school, voice student concerns to the school’s faculty and administration, ensure quality programming throughout the school year, and so much more!
SBA has been hard at work, advocating for important changes in the Law School, from adding menstrual products to all restrooms to providing snacks for fasting students during the month of Ramadan, in addition to building stronger connections with student organizations at the Law School.
Class Senators, Ex Officio members, and SBA Committees help lead the organization as well.
Senators represent all three classes – 3L, 2L, and 1L – as well as transfer and graduate students
Ex Officio members—typically acting as representatives to non-law school bodies—include one ABA Representative, two Honor Committee Representatives, two University Judiciary Committee Representatives, and two Student Council Representatives
The SBA committees act as limbs—each carries out various initiatives to further SBA's purpose and goals.