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Student Bar Association


The Student Bar Association (“SBA”) is the student government body at the University of Georgia School of Law.  The officers are here to ensure that your law school experience is as memorable and enjoyable as possible!  In addition to being the voice of the students, we plan events throughout the year so that we can all take time away from reading cases to build a community and professional relationships that will last a lifetime.  

Events range from an annual golf tournament and Barristers Ball to community service days and Toys for Tots drives. Student Bar Association members receive discounted prices to our numerous events.

For more information on how you can sign up, go to the membership tab of this website.  Please feel free to contact any of our officers with any questions, suggestions, comments or concerns you may have. Their contact information can be found on the leadership page. 

Please see our TWEN page for additional resources and "like" our Facebook page for more information on weekly events! Also, for incoming students, check out the Dean's Ambassador's Why Georgia Law blog.

Other helpful resources are the law school events calendar, the student organizations' home page, and the MyGeorgiaLaw.

Go Dawgs!


2018-2019 Executive Board

3L Class President Brian Griffin
Golf Tournament Cmte Member Greg Preston
Secretary Gretchen Edelman
2L Class Vice President Jack Donlon
Student Organization Liaison James Cox
Treasurer JJ Netter
Gender Equity Chair Judith Jones
Golf Tournament Cmte Member Karen Kerechanin
Academic Affairs Chair Kayte McClintock
Gender Equity Chair Kelsey Turner
3L Class Vice President Laura Golden
2L Class President Lauren Lisauskas
Tailgate Chair Liz Moore
Golf Tournament Cmte Member Matthew Poletti
Golf Tournament Chair Robert Harrison
Tailgate Chair Roxy Simons
Diversity Chair Savannah Story
5K Chair Spencer Woody
President Spenser Clark
5K Chair Taylor Samuels
Vice President Tori Barbino
IM Sports Chair William Phillips

The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the student government body at the University of Georgia School of Law. The SBA Board is comprised of the Executive Board elected members and appointed student members. The SBA Board works diligently during the year to ensure quality events and programs, to voice student concerns, and to promote community at Georgia Law.

The SBA Executive Board is comprised of 12 elected positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, 3L President, 3L Vice President, 2L President, 2L Vice President, 1L President, and the three 1L section vice presidents. The general election for officers is held every April before the end of classes. However, 1L class officers are not elected until the fall semester after classes begin.

SBA also consists of numerous appointed positions. These positions oversee different aspects of student life to bring student concerns to the Administration's attention.

Please feel free to contact any SBA Board member with any concerns, questions, or suggestions you may have.


2016 - 2017 Appointed Board Members

ABA Representative  
Academic Affairs Chair  
Local Outreach Coordinator                     
Marketing Directors  
Mentor Program Chair  
Professional Health Chair  
Student Organizations Liaison  
Student Affairs Chair  
Faculty Recruitment Committee  
Student Advisory Council  



Mentor Program

Every year, the Student Bar Association Mentorship Program provides each first year, transfer, and LLM students with an upperclassman mentors who can give advice and tips on life at Georgia Law. This provides a connection for incoming students to the law school community as well as providing someone who can help students with questions about law school, outlines, professors, and life in Athens.

Students meet at the SBA Mentor/Mentee Mixer. After, mentors are encouraged to follow up with their mentees by meeting throughout the semester to discuss any questions mentees may have after their first few weeks of school. It is our hope that this program makes the transition to Law School as smooth as possible for all incoming students.

Questions regarding the Mentor Program should be directed to Crighton Allen, the Mentor Program Director, at

Student Leader Roundtable

The Student Leader Roundtable was created by SBA in fall of 2012. Its mission is to create a forum for student organization presidents to gather and share ideas, announce upcoming events, and collaborate on programs to benefit the overall Community at Georgia Law. 

The Roundtable meets three times per semester, with the final meeting dedicated to introducing incoming leaders. Due to budget constraints, only the presidents of student organizations are invited to attend. However, if the president is unable to attend or is representing another student organization at the event, the president may designate another member of the organization's leadership to attend.

Lunch is provided at all Roundtable meetings and special dietary needs can be accomodated with an RSVP. Lunches are only available to those students who RSVP. Questions regarding the Roundtable should be directed to Lien Hernandez, SBA's Student Organizations Liaison, at

Athens Eats

A new program for the 2013 - 2014 academic year is Athens Eats. Athens Eats is a program administered by SBA to encourage student organizations to support local Athens restaurants. Participating restaurants submit menus to SBA that do not exceed the mandatory per diem for student organization events. In turn, the restaurant can receive additional business and advertising and the student organization may advertise their event using the Athens Eats logo.

More details, including a facebook page, coming soon!

Please direct all questions regarding Athens Eats Local Outreach Coordinator Ellie Carroll at

PILC Community Service Day

The Public Interest Law Council (PILC) hosts an annual community service day in the first weeks of the spring semester. SBA supports PILC by volunteering and one of their many service locations. To learn more about PILC, visit their student organization page. To learn more about SBA's community service location, please contact Local Outreach Coordinator Ellie Carroll at

Legal Food Frenzy

The Legal Food Frenzy is a state-wide food drive sponsored by Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens to support area food banks prior to their greatest time of need - the summer. All five law schools in the state participate in the food drive by competing to raise the most amount of food. SBA partners with the Georgia Association of Law & Politics to sponsor the food drive at Georgia Law. To learn more about the Legal Food Frenzy, please check out their website. For Georgia Law specific questions, please contact Local Outreach Coordinator Ellie Carroll at

Calendar of Events

2017-2018 events coming soon...

Student organizations are not a part of nor are they agencies of the University of Georgia School of Law or the University of Georgia.  Neither the University of Georgia School of Law nor the University of Georgia direct, supervise, or control these organizations.  Each organization is a separate and independent organization and is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University of Georgia School of Law and the University of Georgia are not responsible for any of these organizations’ contracts, acts or omissions.

The content and opinions expressed in student organization websites linked from this web page do not necessarily reflect the views of nor are they endorsed by the University of Georgia or the University System of Georgia.