School navigation

Student Bar Association


View Past Events

There are no current events. Here are past events.

March 12th, 2020

March 7th, 2020

  • 7:00pm - 11:00pm: Gatsby Barrister’s Ball
    The SBA invites you to attend the Gatsby Barrister’s Ball on March 7, 7-11 pm, at The Laurelhurst Club. Dress to impress. Flapper outfits and fedoras encouraged.

October 25th, 2019

  • 8:00pm: SBA Halloween Party
    Costumes, DJ, dancing, drinks, and food. Theme: Time Warp! It’s a Rocky Horror Picture Show theme, but if you want to interpret Time Warp as time travel in general, and go for a Back to the Future or Star Trek costume, we won’t stop you.

    Buy tickets online via Eventbrite. Or, buy your Halloween Party tickets in person from SBA members tabling the LRC 9 am to 1:30 pm October 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16.

    Keep an eye out for Halloween Party emails from SBA with additional details about the party.

April 5th, 2019

  • 7:30pm: 5th Annual OutLaw Drag Show
    Friday April 5th, 2019. Doors open 7:00pm. Show begins at 8:00pm. In the LRC.
    Come join OutLaw for a night of Drag, drinks, food, and fun as we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community! Performers are members of the L&C community including students, staff, and alumni family. Entrance, drink tickets, and food are all FREE! Fundraising for the Portland Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (providing various professional and support services to LGBTQ+ youth with the goals of increasing academic success and access to jobs, reducing poverty, and school drop-out) is done via voluntary, but suggested, donation (of any amount) by attendees. So, bring your dolla-dolla bills to hand to performers and put in donation jars, and be prepared to have a fantastic night! This is an all-ages event, but please be aware that Drag, by its nature, can have adult themes and undertones. 

April 2nd, 2019

  • 12:10pm - 1:10pm: Opt In III: Trauma Informed Training
    The SBA, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the Law School’s Diversity Committee, and Student Affairs encourage you to attend this training session featuring Professor Meg Garvin and Doctor Chris Wilson. They will present on the neuroscience behind trauma, as well as how students and professors can work together to make a more inclusive campus community.

March 8th, 2019

  • 8:00pm - 11:00pm: Barristers Ball
    Dress up and party at law prom! Barristers Ball is the annual spring law school dance organized by SBA. Tickets available via Eventbrite ONLY: $25 plus $1.49 service fee. Drinks and food are included in your ticket price. The event is 21+. We’ll use drink bracelets like we did for the 2018 Halloween Party. This year the ball will be located at Leftbank Annex in inner NE Portland–near the Broadway Bridge. 

    Tickets are $15 until February 17, when the price rises to $25. Buy your tickets with card, cash, or check from SBA members tabling in the LRC Mondays-Thursdays 9-10 am and 12-1 pm. Ticket sales end March 4. You may also purchase tickets via Eventbrite, but be warned that there is a processing fee.

February 14th, 2019

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Oregon trial attorney Bill Barton
    SBA is co-sponsoring this event with Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). Mr. Barton’s firm Barton Trial Attorneys specializes in catastrophic injuries, medical negligence, and sexual abuse and exploitation. Free lunch provided. Classroom 1.

February 8th, 2019

  • All Day: RBG Film Screening
    We’ll show 2018 documentary RBG, about the life and accomplishments of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This’ll be a great companion to the Justice Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex, which arrived in cinemas mid-January. (Location and time TBA–watch your Announcements emails.)

January 11th, 2019

October 30th, 2018

  • 12:10pm - 1:10pm: Opt In II: Trans and LGBTQ+ Allyship Training
    The SBA, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and Student Affairs encourage you to attend this Allyship Training session featuring Trystan Reese, a father and social justice professional dedicated to increasing the visibility and acceptance of trans and LGBTQ+ people and families.

October 27th, 2018

  • 8:00pm: *SOLD OUT* Halloween Party
    Join SBA for our annual Halloween Party at Ecotrust in the Pearl district! Theme: CRIME SCENE. Location: 8 pm to 1 am, at the Ecotrust building in NW Portland’s Pearl District at 721 NW 9th Avenue, between Irving and Johnson streets.

    This event is 21+. BRING YOUR ID so that you may be admitted. The Halloween party will serve beer, wine, and cider. No, there will not be hard liquor. Drinks are included in the price of your ticket. 

    You will receive a drink bracelet. The bracelet leaves it up to you to use your best judgment to monitor your own drinking.
    Upper division students may recall that past SBA events have used drink tickets to limit alcohol consumption. We’re using bracelets instead this year. Drink responsibly so we can use drink bracelets for future events, such as the spring Barrister’s Ball! 

    The number of drinks you consume is up to your best judgement and up to the discretion of the bartenders. Just like at a bar, if you request a drink and the bartender believes that you’ve had too many, the bartender has the discretion to refuse to serve you more drinks. If a SBA Halloween Party bartender decides you are too inebriated for more drinks, they’ll snip your drinks bracelet. Without a bracelet, you may not be served drinks at the Halloween party.

    “What if I bought tickets for other people? Do all of us have to arrive at the party at the same time and check in with me?” Students will be checked in via a guest list. The guest list means that you will not receive a physical ticket, and you will not receive any email receipt from SBA. Don’t worry–all the people you bought tickets for do not have to arrive with you and check in alongside you. SBA members checking students in will have a guest list that notes how many tickets each guest bought. If someone else bought your ticket, arrive at the party knowing the full name of the student who bought your ticket. If my friend Sonia Sotomayor bought a ticket for herself and for me, but I arrive an hour earlier than she does, I just tell the SBA member checking me in at the Halloween party, “Hey Sonia Sotomayor bought my ticket,” and the SBA member will note on her guest list that one of the two tickets Sonia bought has been claimed. 

October 17th, 2018

  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm: New Student Conduct Code: Open Forum
    Our Honor Code was originally adopted by a vote of the student body in 1975. Now, the faculty committee is proposing many changes to the Honor Code, which, most significantly, adds a “Conduct Code.” The SBA has been given an opportunity to gather student feedback about these important changes. This is the second of two student forums to discuss the proposed Code (the other forum will be Monday, October 15, 12:10-1:10, in Classroom 1). Snacks will be provided.

October 16th, 2018

  • student bar association 12:10pm - 1:10pm: Professionalism 101 Panel
    Hear from the Honorable Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman, MBA Young Lawyers Section President and Barran Liebman Partner Shayda Le, Markowitz Herbold Associate Kate Acosta, and Stoel Rives’ Director of Talent Acquisition Dorianna Phillips, as they discuss the expectations of local judges, attorneys, and hiring professionals. Take advantage of these prestigious panelists and come with questions! Baja Fresh provided.

October 15th, 2018

  • 12:10pm - 1:10pm: New Student Conduct Code: Open Forum

    Our Honor Code was originally adopted by a vote of the student body in 1975. Now, the faculty committee is proposing many changes to the Honor Code, which, most significantly, adds a “Conduct Code.” The SBA has been given an opportunity to gather student feedback about these important changes. This is the first of two student forums to discuss the proposed Code (the other forum will be Wednesday, October 17 4-5 in LRC Classroom 6). Snacks will be provided.

October 11th, 2018

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm: Lessons from the Addicted Lawyer

    Mental Health Week

    Join the SBA, Oregon Attorney Assistance Program, OSB Diversity & Inclusion Dept., and Multnomah Bar Association in welcoming best-selling author and addiction recovery advocate Brian Cuban to our law school! Come hear Brian share his experience navigating childlhood, law school, and life as an attorney, while battling eating disorders, depression, alcoholism, and drug addiction. Brian, brother to Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, has been in long term recovery from alcohol, cocaine, and bulimia since April of 2007. Hear him speak on his amazing journey to recovery and his plea to legal communities across the nation to de-stigmatize mental health.

    Reception to follow. Please RSVP

October 10th, 2018

October 9th, 2018

  • student bar association 8:00am: Take a Walk
    Mental Health Week

    Take a break from your studies and join SBA on a walk through Tryon! Meet SBA Secretary Carolyn Griffin in the amphitheater at 8 am.

October 8th, 2018

  • 12:10pm - 1:10pm: Fruit & Water Bottles
    Mental Health Week

    Stop by the LRC or the Wood Hall free table during lunch to grab a piece of fruit and water bottle! To promote nutrition and hydration, SBA is distributing fresh fruit and water bottles provided by the Lewis & Clark College Office of Sustainability.

September 27th, 2018

  • 8:00am - 9:00am: SBA Pastries & Professors
    Enjoy coffee and a breakfast pastry, while getting to know your professors as well as other L&C Law Faculty and Staff!