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forming a
new student organization

The Law School has a tradition of vibrant and diverse student organizations, and the Student Bar Association believes that student organizations make the Law School a better place. SBA is here to help any student with an idea for a new student organization to establish it. 

required steps

1 / Meet with Student Affairs

  • Email the Student Affairs Coordinator, Savannah Ourednik, with a brief description of your group. She might ask that you have an initial meeting with her to discuss your proposal.

2 / Obtain SBA Approval
3 / Obtain UVA Student Council Approval
4 / Confirm Organization With Student Affairs
  • After receiving SBA recognition and CIO approval, submit the following to Student Affairs Coordinator Savannah Ourednik:

    • A one- to two-sentence description of your organization to be posted on the Law School website.

    • Contact information (name and email) for your organization’s officers to be posted on the Law School website.

If you have questions, contact either the Student Affairs Coordinator (Savannah Ourednik) or the SBA Vice President (Shivani Arimilli). See also Student Affair's instructions for creating a new organization. 

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