The Student Bar Association is the elected body that represents student interests at the University at Buffalo School of Law. SBA serves as a channel for the student body and seeks to establish open communication channels and bonds amongst the student body with the administration, faculty and legal profession in the community.
SBA functions as the governing body organization for many of the student organizations, academic journals, and moot courts. Directed by SUNY, University, and School of Law policies, SBA also allocates funding collected from student activity fees for various student events, including hosting a number of social and educational events to enhance the student experience.
There are over 30 different student groups at UB School of Law. The majority are under the umbrella of the Student Bar Association. View a full list of clubs, journals and moot courts.
SBA’s bimonthly meetings are listed on the events calendar and are open to everyone. In addition to SBA club business, these meetings can be considered an open forum for any student wishing to share a suggestion or concern.
President: Olivia Binda
Vice-President: Aliza Berger
Co-Treasurers: Sydnee Pearson and Jessica Petteys
Parliamentarian: Grace Golabek
Events/Fundraising: Hannah Davis
Contact: Room 207, O’Brian 716-645-2748, email@example.com
Olivia - Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aliza - Tuesday from 12 to 2 p.m.
Sydnee - Wednesday from 12 to 2 p.m.
Grace - Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Hannah - Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jessica - Friday from 9 to 11 a.m.
There is a limited availability of reimbursement funds to assist law students in attending and presenting at law-related conferences. Funding will be provided on a rolling basis and for as long as funds are available. SBA Conference Funding is based on individual students request and not related to club budgets.
As of Fall 2021
For law students interested in attending a conference:
For law students interested in presenting at a conference:
SBA’s budget cycle is August through July.
For virtual conferences, only registration expenses (max of $200) may be fundable.
Available amount of money
Procedure to apply
Submit a “Request For Conference Funds”
Submission MUST be received 1 month prior to conference.
No penalty will be imposed if a student wishes to withdraw a request for funding if they decide not to attend the conference
IMPORTANT: Due to budget procedures, a set amount in SBA’s budget has been designated for conference travel/attendance. Thus, based on limited funding available, funds will be granted on a first-come first-serve basis.
Reimbursement is issued upon return from conference once all receipts and proof of attendance are submitted.