Student Bar Association
SBA Executive Offices and Committees
Historically at New England Law | Boston, student appointment and active participation in executive offices and committees has comprised a large part of the student leadership roles. As a New England Law student, appointment into such offices can be one of the most fulfilling experiences and an opportune way to become involved in student governance. These positions are vital to the successful operation of the Student Bar Association.
To apply for appointment, you must submit a letter of intent. The SBA president will make all final appointment decisions. The president will then forward remaining applications to those chairpersons for membership selection. There are some positions which were not filled last spring in the initial application process. Those available positions are listed below. Your letter of intent should include:
Section and Year:
Local Mailing Address:
Phone Number (home and mobile):
The body of your letter should be no longer than one page. It should identify the position you are applying for, a brief overview of your qualifications, your reasons for wanting the position and any other information you feel may be relevant or would like the SBA to take into consideration.
The following are the student Executive Offices and Committees:
Primary liaison between New England Law students and alumni. Responsibilities include organizing alumni events, incorporating alumni presence in the SBA, and networking with the alumni at large.
- Chairperson: Steven Brophy
Oversees all SBA-related elections. Duties include, but are not limited to, organizing elections, organizing candidates’ forum, organizing forum debates, and developing rules and procedures for voting (time, place, and manner).
Chairperson: Lisa Ramirez
Primary liaison between the various moot court and mock trial organizations (i.e., MSA, ABA moot court, Honors moot court, International moot court, Mock Trial), the SBA, and the student body at large. Responsible for publicizing events, coordinating with the moot court and mock trial organizations’ competitions, and increasing awareness of competitions within the student body.
- Chairperson: TBD
The executive officer and its commission is the central hub of communications between the administration, faculty, the SBA, students, and SBA organizations. Responsible for drafting press sheets, maintaining SBA web portal, maintaining student body e-mailings, dealing with public relations affairs surrounding the SBA, and all other communications issues. Duties also include regular meetings with all the executive office and committee chairs in order to debrief the president and update the SBA at large on their activities and affairs.
- Chairperson: Erin Glynn
Responsible for organizing social events for New England Law to bring together and coalesce the divisions and years, as well as increase inter-law school social activities to ensure strong personal and professional networks within the law community for New England Law students.
- Chairperson: Allison Ver Schuer
Responsible for organizing social events for New England Law, which take into consideration the schedule constraints and varied interests of evening division students.
- Chairperson: TBD
Arranges all affairs surrounding the graduation ceremony, and acts as the liaison between the administration and SBA regarding these activities.
- Chairperson: Christina Baily
Organizes athletic events between and among New England Law students and faculty and organizes New England Law participation in various other athletic events within the law school community.
Works with the administration, the board of trustees, and the deans to arrange the annual event and select a speaker for the annual Law Day Barrister’s Ball. The committee is also responsible for planning the events surrounding Law Day.
- Chairperson: Allison Finnell '14
Works with the outside community to promote public service and social and political awareness within the New England Law student body. Responsibilities include coordinating student participation in the public service area to address current legal and political issues facing the Boston community. Responsible for coordinating fundraising efforts for worthy causes.
- Chairperson: Holly Accica
Works closely with the Office of Admissions and the SBA to help solicit incoming students and ease new student transition. Responsibilities will include facilitating the Mentor/Mentee program, promoting 1L participation in school activities, assisting 1L student representatives, and creating programs intended to ease the transition into the law school community.
- Chairperson: TBD
Four-person committee appointed by the treasurer. Responsible for approving appropriations for SBA organizations for the fiscal year. Regularly convenes with the SBA Executive Board throughout the year to vote upon budgetary allowances and additional funding made by motion by the SBA organizations. Main body that decides how SBA funds are appropriated. Applicants for this committee may apply in the spring, but members will not be selected until the following fall.
- Chairperson: Tiesha Fields
- Standing Membership: Sam Alteiro, Steven Brophy, Alan Chow,
- Membership Positions: William Morris, George Schadler, Tracy West, Sean Smith-Vaughn
Executive Office of Technology:
Creates a bridge between students and the New England Law | Boston Web Development team. Regularly updates official student organization and SBA web pages.
- Chairperson: Jean-Luc Savageau