Christopher J. Graves
My name is C.J. Graves and I am from Salem, Oregon. I studied English Lit. and Psychology at the University of Portland. I enjoy coffee roasting, running, reading everything I can get my hands on, exploring new restaurants, and drinking obscene amounts of coffee.
I have enjoyed getting to participate in student government this last year as faculty appointments committee representative, and I think I am particularly well suited to interface with the student body and entering 1L pod representatives. I am also already versed in managing group updates and emails through my work with the Business Law Society on campus, and in notifying students about the visiting candidates for faculty positions. Additionally, having served on the rules committee (and read the by-laws from cover to cover) I have a good idea about the roles of different committee members and leaders, and I would be well-suited to help answer questions as well as provide guidance.
I will try to increase the interactions between the SBA and the student body and attempt to make the SBA more responsive to general student needs. I will also attempt to represent student concerns to the faculty through interactions with them at meetings. Finally, I’m looking forward to increasing, and improving the general community and atmosphere that has always been such a strength of our law school, and look forward to doing that as the vice president of programming.