Student Bar Association
SBA Committees and Liaisons
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 | Boston 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.
Athletics Committee organizes events to bring students out of the classroom and into a fun, active setting. Fall semester events include weekly softball in the Common, a local softball tournament against Boston area law schools, a dodgeball tournament, and a student/faculty softball game. Spring semester events include an intra-school basketball league and finally, a weekend-long softball tournament at the University of Virginia against over 60 law schools from all over the east coast.
- Chairperson: Dana LoSasso '16
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: John Velasco '17
- Standing Membership: Casey Hoskins '16, Natasha Lewis '16, Deanna Duffy '16
- Membership Positions: Joseph Sciabica '16, Maria Enciso '17, Naoufal Bouamar '16, Katharine Hawes '17
Organizes events to celebrate diversity and promote inclusion within the New England Law | Boston student body and the surrounding Boston area legal community, as well as bring awareness to legal issues concerning diversity and inclusion, generally. Responsibilities also include facilitating the diversity training program pursuant to the SBA Constitution and Bylaws.
- Chairperson: Christopher Hughes ’16
The executive officer and its commission is the central hub of communications between the administration, faculty, the SBA, students, and student 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 the executive board in order to debrief and update the SBA at large on their activities and affairs.
- Chairperson: Raquel Muscioni '18
Creates a bridge between students and the New England Law | Boston Web Development team. Regularly updates official student organization and SBA web pages. The committee also coordinates and meets the Student Groups' needs for events requiring Audio and Visual support.
- Chairperson: Marvin Barnett '18
Works with the outside community to promote public service and social and political awareness within the New England Law | Boston 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: Lissette Carrion-Trujillo '18
Responsible for organizing social events for New England Law | Boston 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 | Boston students.
- Chairperson: Katharine Hawes '17
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: Collette Vassallo '16
The purpose of the Strategic Planning Committee is to identify and assess areas of concern, interests, and objectives within the law school community; strategize to create plans of action in order to bring about change within the law school community; implement strategies in order to address our initiatives; and put into place the plans of action.
- Chairperson: Alexander Conley '17
The delegate(s) or liaison(s) of the America Bar Association (ABA), Boston Bar Association (BBA), or Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) serves as the main student representative of their respective association to New England Law | Boston students. Students can use each association to make valuable connections to students or legal professionals outside of New England Law | Boston. Each association holds events or seminars about various areas of law that can be used to guide students to fields they are interested in. Talk to one or all of the representatives below to get more details on each association.