Mission and Bylaws


SABER connects advocates and shares information about legal careers to promote socially equitable and environmentally sustainable business practices. SABER aims to (1) explore how legal professionals can drive market-based solutions to social and environmental issues, and (2) support a collaborative, career-focused network.

We believe SABER can bolster Lewis & Clark Law School alumni marketability by combining our environmental and natural resource law expertise with business-forward approaches to these issues.

When it comes to progress, SABER believes in the carrot, not the stick. We recognize that for economic actors, from consumer to corporation, there needs to be some motivating incentive for them to contribute to the overall goal of a sustainable economy. To that end, SABER is a nonpartisan group open to all perspectives in working toward progress in sustainability by striving to promote new solutions to old problems. There is no question we are moving forward toward a greener economy, it does not matter if you are on the front of that train or at the caboose as long as we are moving forward.



Section 1.01 - Student Groups

(a)      Law student-related organizations, clubs, and social or recreational groups shall be considered student groups for purposes of this Article. Any student group seeking Student Bar Association (SBA) funds from the SBA must meet each of the following criteria:

                (i)     The student group is recognized by the SBA;

              (ii)      Student group membership is open to all law students, and to non-law-students who contribute to the achievement of the group’s stated goals and objectives;

            (iii)     The student group leaders are to be selected by the law student body or other voting members of the individual student group;

            (iv)     Any law student member of the student group may run for office. Non-law-students, such as attorneys or other appropriate professionals, may be members of the board of directors or other executive body of the organization for a student group with legal concerns or goals for whom participation in the legal process is essential to the achievement of the student group’s goals;

              (v)     The student group’s policies are formulated and implemented by the student group’s members or a board of directors elected by the student group;

            (vi)     The disbursement of funds received by the student group, from the SBA, is determined by the student group’s law student members or a board of directors elected by the student group;

          (vii)     The student group shall not use funds for personal gain of any Lewis & Clark students, meaning law, graduate or undergraduate students, or for reimbursement of salary except as a supervised position consistent with the group’s stated goals and objectives; and

        (viii)     The student group fully complies with the nondiscriminatory policies of Lewis & Clark Law School.