COMMITMENT TO STUDENTS

The Student Bar Association [hereinafter “SBA”] of Michigan State University College of Law shall serve as the official government organization for all students. The SBA shall serve as the student voice to address concerns and advocate for students’ rights pertaining to policies and procedures within the MSU Law community.

The SBA serves seven purposes within the MSU Law community:

  1. To promote, establish, and run such activities and organizations as are deemed beneficial to the College of Law and to represent student concerns and interests; and
  2. To promote academic and social interaction among the students, faculty, alumni, administration, and board of trustees of the College of Law; and
  3. To develop a mutual awareness and appreciation of the profession of law among the College of Law and community at large, including the American Bar Association; and
  4. To serve as a representative of the student body to the faculty, alumni, administration, and board of trustees of the College of Law; and
  5. To promote professionalism among law students by providing an opportunity to participate in an integrated Bar modeled on the State Bar of Michigan; and
  6. To promote service in the College of Law and the community at large; and
  7. To promote and encourage diversity in the College of Law and the community at large.

SBA Constitution article I, § B.

All activities sponsored or funded by the SBA will reflect these statements of purpose through academic or social programming that is inclusive of all students within the MSU Law community. The duly elected General Board of the SBA commits to uphold and adhere to the constitutional provision to ensure its presence in the MSU Law community is reflective of the students’ concerns and interests.

All students are encouraged to engage with the duly elected Executive and General Board members of the SBA to address any and all concerns and interests as pertaining to the MSU Law community. The five members of the SBA Executive Board serve as trustees of the elected representatives of the students, and will guide academic and social interaction among all groups within the MSU Law community as permitted by the Constitution and Policy Manual of the SBA.

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