This Committee is co-chaired by the Academic Vice President and a
co- chair selected by the Executive Board, who attend meetings of
the Faculty's Curriculum Committee. It is the duty of the Academic
Affairs Committee to represent the views of all students in all
issues relating to academic affairs.
It is the duty of the Alumni Relations Committee to maintain
communications with the Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations in an
effort to increase affiliations with the alumni; to provide for any
student representation at alumni functions; and to be responsible
for the organizations and operation of student alumni activities
sponsored by the SBA.
The goal of the Communications & Technology Committee is to
facilitate communications within the School of Law and to ensure
that St. John's becomes and remains a national leader among law
schools in the area of information technology.
This committee is a standing committee of the Faculty Council.
Membership on the Committee is comprised of faculty members and
three students members who are nominated by the SBA President and
approved by the SBA House of Representatives. The SBA President is
a non-voting member of the Committee. It is the responsibility of
the Committee to address issues that are of mutual concern and
interest to the Faculty and Student Body. The Committee should seek
to foster and promote a genuine spirit of collegiality in the
School of Law.
It is the duty of the Formal Committee to be responsible for the
organization and operation of the Annual Formal of St. John's
University School of Law.
The Graduation Committee annually compiles a list of potential
speakers for the commencement ceremonies and extends the formal
invitations to those individuals who best represent the ideals of
the graduating class. The Committee also coordinates any other
activities geared specifically toward the graduating class.
It is the duty of the Organizations Committee to act as liaison
between the SBA and SBA clubs and organizations in administering
SBA policies related to the scheduling and funding of SBA clubs and
The Public Interest Committee plans and organizes events to raise
money for the Public Interest Fellowship that annually provides
awards to students who demonstrate a commitment to community
It is the duty of the Public Relations Committee to publicize the
various events and programs sponsored by student organizations and
to highlight the accomplishments of the student body.
Rules & Ethics
It is the duty of the Rules & Ethics Committee to ensure the
maintenance of the rules governing the meetings and activities of
the SBA and the members of its governing bodies; to investigate and
report on any alleged violations of these rules; and
to be responsible for the operation of all elections pursuant to
the guidelines established in Article IX of the SBA
It is the duty of the Social Committee to be responsible for the
organization and operation of all social events sponsored and
designated as Social Committee activities by the SBA. These events
include, but are not limited to, the Halloween Party; Holiday
Dinner; St. Patrick's Day Party; Annual Spring Fling; and the
Annual Law Revue Talent Show.
A chair of the Student Life Committee attends any meetings of the
Faculty Council's Law Library Committee. It is the duty of the
Student Life Committee to represent the views of all students as to
the maintenance and improvement of services provided by the school
and the SBA; to investigate and report on any complaint concerning
such activities; and to work towards the maintenance and
improvement of such services.
American Bar Association (ABA)
It is the duty of the ABA Representative to act as liaison between
the students and the American Bar Association Law Student Division
(ABA/LSD) and to work with the ABA and SBA President in an effort
to organize ABA activities and programs for students.
Activities of the ABA/LSD include a Client Counseling and
Negotiation Competition each fall. The winners of the St. John's
competition represent the Law School in the Regional Competition.
In 1995, Race Judicata was begun to raise money for the newly
founded Public Interest Fellowship Fund. The ABA/LSD also conducts
community outreach activities throughout the year. All students are
invited to participate in these outreach events.
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
It is the duty of the NYSBA Representative to act as liaison
between the students and the New York State Bar Association and to
work with the NYSBA in an effort to organize NYSBA activities and
programs for students.