What is SBA?
The Student Bar Association is the student government of the law school.
The SBA is governed by a Board of Governors, consisting of the executive officers, representatives
from each class year, an ABA representative, two State Bar representatives, the editor of
the writ and a UT Senate representative.
The SBA serves in programming and policy-making roles. In addition to selling lockers and running a successful book exchange, the SBA coordinates social events such as weekly "bar reviews," tailgating parties for UT home games, the Ex Parte Halloween Party, and the Spring Casino Night Formal. The SBA also provides a fingerprinting service for 1Ls (for the Declaration of Intent), allocates funds to various law school organizations, and organizes various community service activities.
The Student Bar Association is also a policy-making board and acts as a liaison between the student body, the law school administration, and the University of Texas student government and administration. The dean regularly seeks input from the Board of Governors on policy matters, and the SBA has sponsored open forums with the administration to discuss issues concerning law students. In addition, the SBA selects and solicits reports from the students who currently serve on the student-faculty committees at the school. Beginning in 2007, the SBA also facilitates Student Org Central located in TNH 2.128.
All law students are members of the Student Bar Association and may attend all of the meetings of the Board of Governors. Meeting times are posted in the SBA office window and can also be obtained by e-mailing the SBA President or Secretary.
The Board of Governors staffs the SBA office, Student Org Central, and the Book Exchange (TNH 2.128) each Monday – Thursday from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. Feel free to stop by the office anytime, or contact your Board representative here.
SBA Executive Board
President: Tom Hillebrand
VP Operations: Katie Ostrander
VP Programming: Angela Daniel
Treasurer: Franci Blake
Secretary: Austin Light
Bar Review Thursday