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The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the student government of the School of Law. It functions as the medium for the expression and advocacy of students’ views and the protection of their interests, and acts as liaison between the student body, the faculty, and the administration of the school. The Executive Board of the SBA consists of a President, Academic VP, VP for the Evening Students, VP for the Day Students, Treasurer, Secretary and Associate VP for the Evening Students. The governing body of the SBA is the House of Representatives. Each officer is elected in a general student election of the school to serve a one year term. The House of Representatives is made up of delegates from each section of the first, second, third, and fourth year classes. They are elected by their respective classmates to serve one year terms.
All matriculated students of the School of Law are automatically members of the SBA and eligible to serve on its Committees. These Committees, which are either provided for in the SBA Constitution or established by the Executive Board, deal with numerous aspects of and bear responsibility for the general operation of student affairs. Their obligations include representing student concerns to the faculty and the administration, sponsoring a variety of educational, social and cultural events, and serving as the central administration for the SBA funded student organizations and National Legal Fraternities. Continue reading Student Bar Associations (SBA)
PALMER TREATISE IN RESTITUTION
Chapter 1:Introduction to Restitution
Introduction to Law and Equity
Examples of Restitution in Law and Equity
Chapter 2:Benefits Conferred Voluntarily
Benefits Conferred Upon Request
Contract and Quasi Contract
Misunderstanding: More of Contract and Quasi Contract
Benefits Conferred without Request
Benefits Conferred in Protection of Existing Property Rights
Chapter 3:Benefits Conferred Through Compulsion
ARTICLE I Name
Article II Authority and Objectives
Section 1 The SBA shall have the authority to make all determinations and take all actions necessary to function as:
A. the student government of the School;
B. the medium for the expression and advocacy of students’ views and the protection of their interests;
C. a liaison between the student body, the faculty, and the administration of the School.
Section 2 The SBA shall have the authority to organize, sponsor, and maintain any services, activities, groups, or events which are deemed to further the objectives of the SBA.
Article III Membership
All matriculated students of the School are hereby declared to be members of the SBA.
I Parliamentary Procedures
The parliamentary rules and procedures provided in the Code of Procedure of the Student Bar Association (SBA) House of Representatives (House), shall be incorporated herein with the same force and effect as if set forth herein at length.
II Budgetary Matters
1. Each organization funded by the SBA shall be required to submit a preliminary budget request which shall include an estimate of the amount of money to be allocated for extra-school functions. Extra-school functions shall be defined as conventions, seminars, or other activities sponsored by the SBA, and not wholly sponsored by St. John’s University School of Law.
2. An itemized estimate of required funds and requisition therefor shall be filed with the SBA Secretary/Treasurer (Secretary/Treasurer) before the activity occurs. Appended to this requisition shall be a list of those individuals who have been authorized by the participating organization to attend the extra-school function.
What is Public Interest Law?
Attorneys involved in the field of public interest law work to provide legal counsel for the poor, and those of limited means in such areas as immigration, domestic violence, family court mediation, death penalty advocacy, police misconduct, environmental advocacy, and community service.
What is the SJU Law Public Interest Committee?
As part of the Student Bar Association, the Public Interest Committee is made up of dedicated law students of all years who have the drive to participate in achieving public interest goals.
What does the Public Interest Committee do?
The Committee works with various public interest organizations, the law School administration, and the Career Services Office, in an effort to coordinate campus activities including panel presentations, blood drives, and the annual Public Interest Auction. These Committee-sponsored activities educate students about the rewards and realities that public interest attorneys face, while at the same time providing students with the opportunity to network with members in the field.
What is the Public Interest Auction? Continue reading Public Interest Law
LOOKING FOR A SUMMER ASSOCIATE POSITION ??????
Here’s some simple advice:
- Do not rely on St. John’s OCS.
? Under no circumstances should you ONLY partake in the OCS run On-Campus Interview (OCI) program, thinking you’ll certainly land a summer associate position. Wrong. You need to send your resumes and applications to every possible reasonably-sized firm within commuting range.
- Despite recommendations from the pundits to “research firms to see which ones are a fit for you” forget this advice: Apply to every firm attending OCI.
Bottomline: Disregarding the above two simple rules will result in no summer associate position for 96% of you, and no job offer for post-graduation, leading to an exceedingly stressful third year (or fourth year for evening students) at school.