Student Bar Association

The Student Bar Association is the Roger Williams University School of Law student government, elected by and representing all law students.

SBA Member, Justice Ginsburg, Judge Bruce M. Selya

What We Do

  • The SBA acts as an umbrella organization overseeing all student groups, each reflecting the diverse and distinctive Roger Williams' student body.  
  • We represent student interests at the law school and function as a liaison between students and administration.  
  • We allocate budgets to approved student groups and ensure that funds are managed properly.

Where To Find Us

Feel free to drop by the SBA office at anytime throughout the day.  We are located on the second floor of the law school in Suite 257.

Contact Us

Students are urged to contact the SBA with any questions, concerns, comments, or ideas that he/she feels will help make Roger Williams a better law school and optimal learning environment.  Email: sba@g.rwu.edu

SBA Officers for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

PresidentBraxton Medlin
Executive Vice PresidentHarry Hall
Administrative Vice PresidentCrystal Peralta
TreasurerBrendan Goff
Corresponding SecretaryConnor Criswell
Recording SecretaryBre'Anna Metts-Nixon
ABA RepresentativeLocksley Bryan
Representative at LargeVacant
Third Year RepresentativesTanis Caine & Sebastian Voigt
Second Year RepresentativesShantel Francis & Kelvin Santos
First Year RepresentativesVacant

Forms & Policies

A list of forms and policies for student organizations.

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    Course Types

    We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

    Core Course

    Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.

    Elective

    After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.

    Seminar

    Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

    Clinics/Externships

    Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.