By Edgar Lopez, Student Bar Association President
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! I hope you had a great summer.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Edgar Lopez, and I am currently a 3L student at CWSL. I grew up in Beaumont, CA and attended undergrad at Cal State San Bernardino. I ran for SBA President because I enjoy being part of something that benefits the greater good. As President, I want to continue hosting and supporting great events, both on and off-campus. I am also excited to bring new ideas to the CWSL community.
Now let me tell you a little about who we are and what you can expect this upcoming year.
The Student Bar Association (SBA) is a student-run organization that represents all CWSL students. Our purpose is to represent you internally, externally, and make your law school experience worthwhile. We are in charge of funding student organizations, planning events, and funding the Student Conference Fund, amongst other responsibilities.
Internally, we work with the CWSL administration on various student issues. In the past we have coordinated food trucks to come to campus, introduced school apparel, and renovated the Fourth Floor. Externally, we work with various bar associations to help you be successful as a student and as a future attorney. We let students know about events happening outside of school and even have the Student Conference Fund (SCF) that allows student to attend conferences throughout the nation.
Regarding your overall experience, we will work on making your law school experience as enjoyable and stress-free as we can. Whether it’s by bringing food trucks on campus (see the food truck schedule on the Commentary homepage), or creating an unforgettable Barrister’s Ball, we are here to help you throughout this journey. We hope you find a community at CWSL through our events or students orgs to make CWSL feel like home.
This year there are many great events you can expect from SBA and student organizations, such as the student fair, Padres game, Gulls hockey game and of course Barrister’s Ball! Follow us on social media to stay connected with our events! I hope to see you around.