Student Bar Association

**If you are an affiliate of UCLA Law, please view our internal page on MyLaw with more details, including a complete list of the SBA Council, email addresses for current members, and more information regarding student organization funding requests. To access our internal page, log into your MyLaw account, hover over the Student Org banner, and scroll down to SBA.**

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Mission: The Student Bar Association ("SBA") is the student government at UCLA School of Law. We seek to address and represent student concerns, and enhance professional and social interests. SBA provides funding for student organizations, projects, and events, and works closely with the administration to advise the Dean and Dean of Students on student sentiment. Externally, we represent the law school in the UCLA Graduate Students Association ("GSA") and collaborate with local bar associations and other California law schools. SBA is committed to promoting a campus climate that is safe, open, and inviting for a diverse student body. We provide many services, including:

  • Weekly social activities
  • Representation of student concerns and complaints to the faculty and administration
  • Funding for student organizations, projects, and events
  • Town Hall Forums to discuss issues of interest to the law school community

The SBA Council consists of 27 members, the majority of which are elected at the end of the spring semester to a one-year term beginning the following summer and continuing into the academic year. Elections for 1L, LLM, and Transfer student positions, in addition to any vacant positions from the spring elections, typically take place within the first month of the fall semester. The Council includes a five-person executive board (President, Vice President, External Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer), three school-wide positions (Communications Chair, Parliamentarian, and Diversity Officer), four class presidents (1L, 2L, 3L, and LLM), and 15 class-specific representatives (four for each JD class, two LLM representatives, and one Transfer student representative). Each council member is required to serve on two of our seven committees, which are listed below along with the committee chairs.

To stay updated with UCLA Law SBA, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram as well as the upcoming events on our calendar.

For general inquiries, contact us at our official email at sba@lawnet.ucla.edu. For questions related to specific projects or initiatives, please contact the relevant Executive Board Member(s) or Committee Chair(s) below. Any spam or solicitation will be reported.

  • SBA 2020-2021 Executive Board

    President
    Adrian Rios
    - riosa2021[at]lawnet.ucla.edu

    Vice President
    Madison Way
    - way2021[at]lawnet.ucla.edu

    External Vice President
    Jessie Chen
    - chenj2022[at]lawnet.ucla.edu

    Secretary
    Ronak Patel
    - patelr2022[at]lawnet.ucla.edu

    Treasurer
    Kenall Langs
    - langs2022[at]lawnet.ucla.edu

  • SBA 2020-2021 Committee Chairs

    Academic/Outreach
    Jessie Chen
    - chenj2022[at]lawnet.ucla.edu

    Graduation
    Michael Cohen
    - cohenm2021[at]lawnet.ucla.edu

    Diversity Action
    Angel Grimaldi
    - grimaldi2022[at]lawnet.ucla.edu

    Wellness
    Madison Way
    - way2021[at]lawnet.ucla.edu

    Social
    Ronak Patel
    - patelr2022[at]lawnet.ucla.edu

    Finance
    Kendall Langs
    - langs2022[at]lawnet.ucla.edu

    Publicity
    Sarah Handloser
    - handloser2022[at]lawnet.ucla.edu

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