In the Spring 2017 Elections, there were 12 seats open to the J.D. class of 2018, 11 seats open to the J.D. class of 2019, and one seat open for the University Senator. A list of current Senators can be found here.
In the next election in Fall 2017, there will be 12 seats open to the J.D. Class of 2020, one seat open for transfer students in the J.D. Class of 2019, and four seats open to LL.M. and J.S.D. students.
As the representative body for all law students, the senate is active in many aspects of student life including student-faculty and student-administration relations, student group funding, schoolwide social activities, housing, curriculum changes, and many other issues.
What do senators do?
- Represent the student body to administration and generally;
- Listen to student concerns and voice those concerns before the senate and administration;
- Help foster an environment of cooperation, community and respect among the members of the student body;
- Attend senate committee and general meetings; and
- Assist and participate in senate functions, including but not limited to student activity fee disbursements to student groups and social functions such as Blawk Party, Barrister's Ball, and Grad Ball.