SBA runs a number of different committees that oversee various topics relating to SBA events and activities, known as internal committees. The SBA also sends representatives to attend and participate in the external faculty committees which address specific facets of Lewis & Clark law school operations. We also have a text list of all the committees.
SBA representatives serve on internal committees. These committees focus on student body issues and events, such as planning stress relief activities, networking opportunities, social events, allocating funds to campus groups, the SBA newsletter, addressing student concerns, and choosing campus speakers.
Michael Kearney, President & Co-Sponsorship Committee Chair
The Co-Sponsorship committee is in charge of organizing joint events and activities with other student organizations, both at the law school, the graduate school, and with the undergraduate campus. The Co-Sponsorship committee also acts as a network between other student groups, helping to increase co-operation between the various student groups of the campus. To these ends, the Co-Sponsorship committee helps students and student organizations to find helpful resources needed for their events. Additionally, the co-sponsorship committee helps to channel the passion of the Lewis and Clark law student body into meaningful community service projects.
Amanda Johnson, VP of Student Affairs & Student Life Committee Chair
The Student Life Committee is in charge of all SBA campus events, including guest-speaker appearances, open forums, networking events, and social events. The purpose of the Student Life Committee is to provide opportunities for fellow students to socialize, as well as to promote and foster academic debate and open communication on the law campus. There are a number of events at all times throughout the year. Events include the SBA Halloween Party, SBA Yoga, and Cuisine with the Dean. This year, SBA will also put on events that particularly focus on multicultural awareness, health and student welfare, and stronger connections between faculty and students. We welcome ideas and suggestions for events that would interest the student body. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Jennifer Holley, The Fine Print Editor-in-Chief
The Fine Print Committee is responsible for arranging the publication of The Fine Print, the monthly SBA Newsletter which broadcasts the latest activities, hot topics, and events on the law school campus. The goals of the committee are to keep students informed of key changes to campus policies and procedures, to notify students of the latest SBA-sponsored and student group events and to provide students with opportunities to voice their opinions. The Fine Print Committee would like to invite students to contribute articles and reviews for the newsletter.
CJ Graves, VP of Student Affairs and Student Life Committee Chair
The Resources and Allocation Committee administers the space, supplies, and businesses of the SBA. The R&A committee operates the SBA website, Clarks List, and the Student outlines archive and buyback program. It runs the SBA Student store, helping to design and create resources of value to the student body, such as study materials, merchandise, and clothing. Resources and Allocation is in charge of scheduling the use of the SBA conference room by student groups, as well as control of the advertising and notices on the physical bulletin boards of campus. The R & A committee, in conjunction with the Registrar’s office, also administers the end of the year faculty evaluations.
Aaron Berne, Letter of the Law Editor & Committee Chair
Letter of the Law (LOTL) is a student-produced campus wide creative journal published throughout the semester. Letter of the Law includes comedy, satire, short stories, poetry, and independent journalism gathered from the student body and the faculty. The Letter of the Law Committee writes and assembles material for each issue, as well as publishing and distributing LOTL to the law campus. The committee is chaired by the Letter of the Law (LOTL) Editor, and positions on the committee are open to the entire student body. The Letter of the Law welcomes and accepts any creative writing or jokes from students.
Maryam Behrouzi, Treasurer & Budget Committee Chair
The Budget Committee is responsible for insuring that money collected from student fees is used in accordance with the SBA Constitution, its Bylaws, its Budget policy, and any authorizing directives of the SBA Board of Governors. The Budget Committee is responsible for evaluating requests for funding, auditing expenditures from student organizations, and whenever possible, coordinating the efficient and cost-effective use of student fees by student organizations, or other requesting individuals or organizations. The SBA Treasurer is chair of the Committee, and it consists of 5-12 representatives including the SBA Internal Vice President.
CJ Graves, VP of Student Affairs & Elections Committee Chair
The Elections Committee is responsible for conducting elections for first-year pod representatives, the transfer student representative, and any SBA vacancies in the fall. The SBA elections committee also conducts the campus-wide elections of SBA Representatives in the spring. All law students are able to participate by assisting the Committee in conducting the elections, so long as they are not Representatives and not running in the elections. The SBA Internal Vice President chairs the Committee, unless a conflict of interest arises.
Emily Clark, SBA Secretary & Rules Committee Chair
The Rules Committee sets the rules of how the SBA functions. It is an advisory committee on the operating rules and procedures of the SBA. The Rules Committee adjudicates elections disputes, and conducts a yearly review of the SBA Bylaws. The Rules committee receives, reviews, and publicizes proposed additions and changes to the SBA Bylaws. The Rules committee approves these changes using a simple majority vote on proposed amendments. The committee also handles any proposed referendums that members of the student body at large propose to the SBA to be voted on during campus wide elections. The Rules Committee is chaired by the SBA Secretary.