The Student Bar Association (SBA), to which all students automatically belong, is the official representative of the Southwestern student body. In this capacity, the SBA is the umbrella organization for all student organizations and works to address the needs of students through coordination with those organizations.
Southwestern's SBA has been recognized several times as "the most outstanding student bar association" in the region and nation by the American Bar Association/Law Student Division. The Association has also been named "SBA of the Year for the Western Region" by the National Student Bar Association.
The SBA sponsors and coordinates various opportunities for professional and social networking, alumni engagement and community service. Through the Board of Directors - which is composed of the elected Executive Board, Class Representatives and Directors for six different Committees - they work to promote student interests and provide extracurricular activities for the student body through its own activities and the activities of the various Student Organizations. The SBA encourages all Southwestern students to participate in these programs in order to better the Southwestern community and greater Los Angeles.
Students interested in participating in the SBA, one of its Committees, or any Student Organization may email the SBA at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mailboxes for SBA officers and each of the Student Organizations can be found in the SBA Office in W232, or current students can find contact information for them on MySouthwestern (log-in required).