Student Bar Association

The University of Dayton School of Law’s Student Bar Association is the sole representative voice of the law school student body. The SBA is the student government at UDSL and serves as a conduit to help facilitate the expression and representation of the student body. SBA board members serve as representatives of the student body to the faculty and administration of the law school. The SBA consists of an executive board, officers from each class and two ABA representatives. The ABA representatives advance the goals of UDSL through their participation with the American Bar Association Law Student Division. All board members are elected annually and serve one term, with the exception of the ABA representatives who serve two-year staggered terms.

Every law student at UDSL is a member of the SBA and has a voice. The SBA allocates funds to each student organization group according to member participation. Student groups are encouraged to coordinate academic, cultural, philosophical and social events and may receive additional funding from the SBA upon request and a board member vote. The SBA also promotes numerous social functions in addition to cosponsoring various educationally enriching programs within the school and community. The SBA meets bimonthly or upon request and meetings are open to all law students.

The SBA plays a significant role in organizing the following events: Dean’s Classic Softball Tournament, Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing, student Halloween party, Dayton Law Thanksgiving dinner, 2L halfway party, Diversity Week, Barrister’s Ball and graduation.

2017-2018 Executive Board
President: Beth Herdmann
Vice-President: Alex Laine-Gieringer
Secretary: Stephanie Schmalz
Treasurer: Matt Altick
3L Rep: Kevin Scharf

3L Board
President: Dustin Norfolk
Vice-President: Alex Esposito
Secretary: Sean Perez
Treasurer: Dan Simonds

2L Board
President: Jack Veljkovic
Vice-President: Kyle Olden
Secretary: Zach VanOrman
Treasurer: Chandler Watson

1L Summer Start Board
President: Dejanai McInnis
Vice President: Sam Moore

1L Board
President: Brooke Schleben
Vice President: Ava Abner
Secretary: Emma Compton
Treasurer: Sarah Kiefer

Contact: President, Beth Herdmann by email at 

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