Today marks the start of our first set of Student Bar Association Elections. 1L’s can now nominate themselves to serve as 1L section representative for the year. In this role, three students become a part of the governing student body (SBA) with responsibilities including activity planning, communication and representing their respective sections to the Student Life office and Dean’s administration.
After nomination packets are submitted, a weeks worth of campaigning culminates with speeches in the Law school cafeteria during lunch. After speeches, the e-polls (online voting) open for the duration of the week. The election representatives will be announced on September 9th and began working immediately with their fellow SBA members.
I’m especially excited about all the interested 1L’s we have this year. In my experience, participation is always a good indicator of the kind of involvement we’ll have with future events.