Congratulations to the new 2013-2014 SBA Officers and Representatives!
President: Linli Pao
Student Endorsement of Reducing Class Size, Restraining Tuition Increases, and Continuing Practical Skills Opportunities - Passes
There are two rounds of SBA elections per year, one taking place in the fall, and another in the spring semester. The SBA Elections Committee conducts all campus elections, and the student body elects the governing members and committee representatives every year.
First year pod representatives and the transfer student representative are elected each fall with the election taking place during the first month of the academic year. Each Pod of first-year students and transfer students elects one representative to serve as their liaison and to organize Pod events and activities.
Nominations for Fall Elections:
The Elections Committee will distribute self-nomination forms to the entire first-year class. You can find the green binder with descriptions of the duties and responsibilities of first-year representatives/transfer student liaison in the Boley Library. The binder also contains a copy of the current SBA Bylaws to familiarize yourself with. Nominations take place until the second Monday of the fall semester, and voting will be conducted on the second Thursday and Friday of the fall semester.
The following positions are open for election in the spring
- 1st Year Pod Representatives (six positions)
- Transfer student representative
- LLM student representative
All positions of SBA are up for election annually in the spring, so this means that students have a chance to vote and participate every year! The SBA positions which are available for nominations generally include executive officers (President/Vice Presidents/Treasurer), faculty committee representatives, board representatives, Letter Of The Law editor, and ABA/LSD representative. We have placed a binder at the front desk of Boley Law Library with detailed descriptions of each position, and the expected duties and responsibilities of each.
For a more detailed description of the positions listed below, please look at The SBA Committees page.
- Vice-President of Student Affairs
- Vice-President of Programming
Faculty Committee Representatives (two positions each):
- Academic Enhancement Committee
- Admissions Committee
- Budget Committee
- Curriculum Committee
- Faculty Committee
- Faculty Appointments Committee
- Natural Resources Committee
- Diversity Committee
Faculty Committee Representatives (one position each):
- Accessibility Committee
- Information Technology Strategic Advisory Council
- Transportation Parking Advisory Committee
- Alumni Association Board of Directors (two positions)
- Board of Trustees
- Board of Visitors
- Honor Board
SBA Publication Editors:
- Letter of the Law Editor
- SBA Newsletter (The Fine Print) Editor
- SBA Newsletter (The Fine Print) Online Editor
- Evening student representative
- American Bar Association/Law Student Division Representative
- Boley Law Library Representative
Nominations for Spring Elections:
Students who will be attending Lewis & Clark Law school in the following fall and spring terms are eligible for election to all SBA positions. The Elections committee will make self-nomination forms available to the entire student body, and any student can nominate themselves for a position. There will be a binder available at the Boley Library with detailed information on each position, along with additional instructions on how to nominate yourself for a specific SBA position. Voting takes place right before spring break, and results are announced a week after voting.
We welcome students to actively campaign for positions on campus! Please feel free to create campaign material and post it around the law school in designated locations. These areas include the LRC, McCarthy Classroom Complex, Gantenbein Hall, the Boley Law Library, or Wood Hall. Of course, there are a few rules about campaign material, so please keep it within the following limitations:
- All posters must conform to school policy regarding notices and postings, check out the “What’s What” for detailed information.
- Each candidate is responsible for removing their own postings and signs, and should occur within 24 hours of the end of your campaign.
- Please don’t send unsolicited emails to anyone for the purpose of campaigning.
- Feel free to use websites, including assigned Lewis & Clark web space – but the rules for content which apply to posted signs also apply to websites, so keep that in mind and read “What’s What” for more information.
- If an online election is held, candidates are prohibited from campaigning within the computer labs during voting hours.
Once again, we would like to emphasize that the SBA is YOUR student government. If there is a position that you’d like to hold, run for office! We want to encourage as much student participation in the SBA as possible, and we hope to be working along side you. Make sure to vote in the elections! If you have any questions, email the SBA Vice-President of Student Affairs, Michael Kearney (e-mail).