Constitution of the Student Bar Association
Article V: Elections
Section 1: Dates and Provisions
A. Fall Election
The Fall election shall be held within twenty (20) to thirty (30) days after the first day of classes. First-year representatives will be elected in the Fall Election.
B. Spring Election
The Spring Election shall be held on the second Wednesday following Spring Break. Officers, third and second year representatives, Bar Association representatives, and the Editor of the Writ, shall be elected in the Spring Election.
Every current member of the Student Bar Association is eligible to vote in an election, subject to the Election Code. Students graduating at the end of a semester are not eligible to vote in that semester’s election, with the exception of spring elections for permanent class officers.
Section 2: Qualifications for Office
A. General Qualifications
A candidate for any office in the Board of Governors of the Student Bar Association shall have:
i. An overall grade average of at least 2.0; and
ii. Shall be enrolled as a full time student while in office
iii. Freshlaws are not subject to the 2.0 average requirement.
B. Calculation of Hours
Number of credit hours does not include hours in progress unless otherwise provided. If a candidate has completed a course but has not received a grade for the course at the time of filing, it shall not be included in the grade average.
C. Failure to Maintain Qualifications
If at any time after election an office holder fails to maintain an overall 2.0 average or shall fail to be a full time student, the office becomes vacant.
D. Class Representatives
A candidate for class representative may only run as a member of his class. A candidate for first year class representative may only run as a member of his section.
Any Association member shall be eligible to run for President of the SBA who:
i. Is enrolled as a full-time student in law school; and
ii. Who will continue as a bona fide student in the law school for at least one year following the election.
F. Other Officers
Any person shall be eligible to run for Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the SBA and for Texas State Bar Representative who:
i. Has completed at least 10 hours of Law School credit at the time of the election; and
ii. Is enrolled as a full time student in the law school; and
iii. Who will continue as a bona fide student in the law school for at least one year following the election.
Section 3: Terms of Office
All elected members of the Board of Governors shall serve one year terms beginning and ending three days after the election of that office. Outgoing Board members shall be expected to train newly elected Board members.
Section 4: Inauguration
All elected members of the Board of Governors shall be sworn into office within two weeks after their election.
B. Oath of Office
The President of the SBA shall administer the oath of office to all newly elected Board members and the oath shall be: I solemnly promise to uphold the Constitution of the University of Texas Student Bar Association and to perform the duties of my office to the best of my ability.
SBA Executive Board
President: Tom Hillbrand
VP Operations: Katie Ostrander
VP Programming: Angela Daniel
Treasurer: Franci Blake
Secretary: Austin Light
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