SBA Executive Board

The SBA Executive Board is the elected body that represents all enrolled students at the University of Montana School of Law. The Executive Board communicates regularly with the administration and faculty of the School to address and resolve any concerns that the student body may have. The Board presents its recommendation on the distribution of student funds to official student groups to the student body for their ratification annually. The Executive Board also facilitates the distribution of designated student study spaces. The SBA Executive Board's primary function is to support students at the law school so they may excel in their studies and become valuable members of the future legal community both in Montana and nationally. The Board is made up of ten represenatives. You can click on the name of the representative you wish to contact below to e-mail them. Additionally you may stop by the SBA Office at any time.

Executive Board Members

President: Kevin Rechkoff
Vice President: Maresa Jenson
ABA Representative: Ben Langford
Business Manager: Jacy Suenram
Community Relations Coordinator: Sarah Snow
Sustainability Coordinator: Alyssa Probst
Third Year Representative: Hallie Bishop
Second Year Representative: Lillian Alvernaz

President

(A)          The President shall be the official spokesperson of the University of Montana School of Law student body.
(B)          The President shall call and preside over General SBA and SBA Executive Board meetings.
(C)          The President shall, with SBA Executive Board approval, appoint students to all student Standing Committees created by these Bylaws.
(D)          The President shall, with SBA Executive Board approval, create student committees to address special issues outside the scope of the Standing Committees.(E)           The President may call special meetings of the General SBA and its Executive Board when business requires.
(F)           The President, with SBA Executive Board approval, may call special elections.
(G)          The President shall serve as a non-voting student representative to faculty and administrative meetings along with the ABA representative.
(H)          The President is the chair of the Student Services Committee, as in Article VI, Section 4(A).




Vice President
(A)          The Vice-President shall preside over meetings of the General SBA or its Executive Board in the President’s absence.
(B)          The Vice-President shall serve as a liaison from the SBA Executive Board to the independent student organizations. In this capacity, he or she shall regularly contact the leaders and members of all independent student organizations, and shall chair the Student Organizations Committee.
(C)          The Vice-President shall assign all student cube, desk, and carrel locations. Each student shall have designated study space pursuant to these Bylaws.

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American Bar Association Law Student Division Representative (ABA Representative)

(A)          The ABA Representative shall act as a liaison between SBA and all other Bar Associations.
(B)          The ABA Representative, in conjunction with the President, shall serve as point of contact between the SBA and other law school governing organizations.
(C)          The ABA Representative shall be the representative to the American Bar Association Law Student Division and supervise enrollment of SBA members in the ABA.
(D)          The ABA Representative shall serve as the voting student representative to the faculty meetings. The ABA Representative shall vote in accordance with the needs and views of the students.
(E)           The ABA Representative shall take minutes at every meeting of the SBA and the SBA Executive Board. The ABA Representative shall provide an unofficial copy of the minutes to each member of the SBA Executive Board. Upon approval of the minutes by the SBA Executive Board the minutes shall be published for all students to view.
(F)           The ABA Representative is the chair of the Student Faculty Relations Committee as in Article VI, Section 4(B).

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Business Manager

(A)          The Business Manager shall prepare, administer, and regularly report on the SBA budget and make the budget available to any student wishing to review it.
(B)          The Business Manager shall, with the approval of the SBA Executive Board, distribute funds to independent student organizations in accordance with these Bylaws.
(C)          The Business Manager shall keep all the official records of the SBA.
(D)          The Business Manager is the chair of the Social Committee as in Article VI, Section 4(I).

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Community Relations Coordinator

(A)          The Community Relations Coordinator shall encourage all students and independent student organizations to engage in activities that benefit the community outside the law school.
(B)          The Community Relations Coordinator shall identify and publish opportunities for students to become involved in the community outside the law school.
(C)          The Community Relations Coordinator shall, with the assistance of the Public Service Committee and approval of the SBA Executive Board, identify methods of funding these opportunities. This funding shall be independent and separate from the SBA budget and the budgets of the independent student organizations.
(D)          The Community Relations Coordinator shall administer an application based grant program that assists with funding worthy community based activities that meet the approval of the Public Service Committee.
(E)           The Community Relations Coordinator is the chair of the Public Service Committee as in Article VI, Section 4(D).

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Sustainability Coordinator

(A)          The Sustainability Coordinator shall be responsible for consolidating all recycling that accumulates in the law school class rooms, study rooms, library, castles center, conference rooms and common areas into bins at designated recycling pickup locations on each floor.
(B)          The Sustainability Coordinator shall maintain a relationship with sustainability partners in the greater UM campus.
(C)          The Sustainability Coordinator shall attend, or send a designated liaison to attend, at least one Sustainable Campus Committee meeting at least once each semester.
(D)          The Sustainability Coordinator shall identify sustainability concerns in the law school and take steps to address those concerns wherever possible through the proper channels.
(E)           The Sustainability Coordinator, in order to carry out the aforementioned duties, may establish a committee from among the members of the Student Bar Association.

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3L Class Representative

(A)          The Third Year Representative shall represent and seek feedback from the Third Year class.
(B)          The Third Year Representative shall notify the Third Year class of all SBA activities as well as the SBA Executive Board decisions.
(C)          The Third Year Representative shall assist their class with any bar application or graduation concerns.
(D)          The Third Year Representative is the chair of the Career Services Committee as in Article VI, Section 4(E) and is the chair of the Election and Nominations Committee as in Article VI, Section 4(C).
(E)           The Third Year Representative is in charge of the 3L class photo, and as such, is responsible for organizing this event with the administration.
(F)          The Third Year Representative is in charge of the 3L class gift, and as such, is responsible for the organization and execution of this task with the help of administration.
(G)          The Third Year Representative is responsible for providing information to all Law Students on the Process of application to the State Bar of Montana, including the necessary fingerprinting for admission.

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2L Class Representative

(A)          The Second Year Representative shall represent and seek feedback from the Second Year class.
(B)          The Second Year Representative shall notify the Second Year class of all SBA activities as well as SBA Executive Board decisions.
(C)          The Second Year Representative is the chair of the Technology and Facilities Committee as in Article IV, Section 4(F).
(D)          The Second Year Representative is the chair of the Law Week Committee as in Article IV, Section 4(H).
(E)           The Second Year Representative is responsible for organizing the SBA's participation in the 1L Intro Program and is to work with Faculty and Administration in this role.

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1L Class Representative

(A)          The First Year Representatives shall represent and seek feedback from the First Year class.
(B)          The First Year Representatives shall notify the First Year class of all SBA activities as well as SBA Executive Board decisions.
(C)          The First Year Representatives, in conjunction with the rest of the SBA Executive Board, shall assist the members of their class with the transition to Law School.
(D)          The First Year Representatives shall publish all notices and signs notifying students of SBA meetings, functions, and events.
(E)           The First Year Representatives shall serve on the Social Committee.

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Page last updated 8/27/2014