Student Groups

The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the student government at St. John's School of Law. It functions as the medium for the expression and advocacy of students' views and the protection of their interests, and acts as liaison between the student body, the Law School's faculty and the administration.

The Executive Board of the SBA consists of a President, Academic Vice President, Vice President for Students, Treasurer, Secretary, Associate Vice President for Evening Students, and Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Each officer is elected in a general student election to serve a one-year term. The governing body of the SBA is the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives is made up of delegates from each section of the first, second, third, and fourth-year classes. They are elected by their respective classmates to serve one-year terms.

All matriculated law students are automatically members of the SBA and eligible to serve on the SBA Committees. These Committees, which are either provided for in the SBA Constitution or established by the Executive Board, deal with numerous aspects of, and bear responsibility for, the general operation of student affairs. Their obligations include representing student concerns to the faculty and the administration, sponsoring a variety of educational, social, and cultural events, and serving as the central administration for the SBA funded student organizations and national legal fraternities.*

2021-22 SBA President: Michael Sohn

Nancy Brady
Assistant Dean for Administrative Services

Student Groups

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Admiralty Law Society (Joseph A. Calamari)

American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review

American Constitution Society

Animal Law Society

Armed Forces Society

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)

Bankruptcy Law Society (BLS)

Black Law Student Association (BLSA)

Catholic Law Student Association

Children’s Rights Society

Christian Law Students Association

Civil Litigation Skills Association

Coalition for Social Justice

Commercial Division Online Law Report

Corporate and Securities Law Society

Courtroom Advocates Project

Criminal Law Society

Disability Law Society

Dispute Resolution Society (DRS)

Education Law Society

Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society (EASL)

Environmental Law Society

Evening Students Association

Family Law and Child Advocacy Society

Family Law Society

Federal Bar Association (St. John's Chapter)

Federalist Society, The

First Generation Law Student's Association

Health Law Society

Hellenic Law Students Association

Historical Society of the New York Courts

Immigration Law Society (ILS)

Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS)

International Law Society

International Law Students Association

Irish Students Society

Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA)

Journal of Catholic Legal Studies

Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development (JCRED)

Justinian (Italian-American) Law Society (JSL)

Juvenile Delinquency Law Society

Labor Relations and Employment Law Society

Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA)

Law and Entrepreneurship Society

Law & Technology Society

Legal Cannabis Council

Middle Eastern Law Students Association

Moot Court Honor Society

Multilingual Legal Advocates

National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)

National Lawyers Guild

New York International Law Review

New York Real Property Law Journal

OUTLaws and Allies

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International (Henry DeBracton Chapter)

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity (Taft Inn)

Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute (PTAI)

Public Interest Law Student Association

Real Property Law Society

Russian American Law Student Association (RALSA)

South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)

St. John's Law Democrats

St. John's Law Review

SJU Defenders

Student Bar Association (SBA)

Tax Law Society

The Forum

Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court

Transforming Justice Initiative

Trust and Estates Law Society

Veteran, First Responder, and Front-Line Worker's Society

Women's Law Society