Texas Tech University

Student Organizations

As a student at Tech Law, you can choose to become a member in one of our more than 25 student-run organizations. Throughout the year, Tech Law Student Organizations host many events including symposiums, socials, and guest speaker events, where you may have the opportunity attorneys, legislative representatives, judges, and justices.

Student Bar Association

The Student Bar Association (SBA) functions as the student government for Texas Tech Law, serving peer-elected officers to be the voice of the student body. The Executive Board of SBA plans the budgets for all student organizations, provides a forum for student grievances, and serves as external representatives of Texas Tech School of Law.

Mission Statement

The Student Bar Association (SBA) is an association of elected students at Texas Tech University School of Law. The purposes of the SBA is to act as the unified voice of the student body to advance academic excellence, promote mental wellness, and support every student's journey to acquire a quality legal education.

As the Executive Board for the SBA, our responsibility is first and foremost to the students. As 3Ls, we have seen the inter workings of the school and plan to put that knowledge to use for the entire student body. Having worked closely with student organizations, administration and main campus in the past, we are hard at work representing the best interest of the student body as a whole to them. We do a lot of our work behind the scenes, which is why the main goal of our administration is transparency. We want all students to know that they can speak to us about any issue they are having at any time. We know we cannot fix every issue overnight, but our goal is to be clear and transparent on what we can do to help.

SBA Executive Board

Clay Elliott

Clay Elliott

President

Avery Aiken

Avery Aiken

Vice President of Student Organizations

Avery Rios

Avery Rios

Vice President of Administration

Cole A. Patterson

Cole A. Patterson

Vice President of Finance

Student Organizations

 
 
 
Associate Dean John Delony delivers comments during BLSA’s Annual Awards Reception.2016-2017 BLSA President Deontae Wherry with BLSA Faculty Advisor, Professor Gerry Beyer, and Mrs. Margaret BeyerBLSA Officers: 2017-2018 President, Andrew Tingan; 2017-2018 Historian, Andrea Nfodjo; and 2016-2017 President Deontae Wherry2017-2018 BLSA Officers: Recruitment Chair, Uzochukwu Okonkwo; President, Andrew Tingan; and Historian, Andrea NfodjoBlack History Month Speaker, Ms. Yodit Tewolde, presented to Tech Law about Media, Race, and the Law. Ms. Tewolde is pictured here with 2016-2017 BLSA President Deontae Wherry.Murder Mystery Dinner & Awards Banquet 2017. From left to right: Bailey McGowan, Mercedes Torres, Andrea Nfodjo, Mario Moreno, and Rasha ZeyadehAnnual Chili Cook-Off featuring law student organizations, professors, staff, and prospective students and their guests2016-2017 SBA Executive Officers at the Annual Chili Cook-Off! From left to right: Gibson Hull, Kylie Corson, Jamie Peebles, and Deontae WherryAnnual Chili Cook-OffEach year, as a fun way to hold an awards banquet, Criminal Law Association holds a Murder Mystery Dinner, where students, faculty, and guests get to act out characters while they try to figure out whodunit!SALDF hosted U.S. Army veteran, Sgt. Ryan Henderson, to speak about working with military and service dogs, including his own German Shepard.The 2016-2017 Student Bar Association Executive Board and Officers, with Associate Dean for Student Life, John Delony (far right)Professors speak about their law school and work experiences, as it relates to mental health and wellness.Dr. Klint Hobbs speaks about suicide awareness, and delivers QPR training to the student body.

  • Aggie Bar
  • Agricultural Law Association
  • Asian, Pacific-American Law Student Association
  • Black Law Students Association
  • Board of Barristers
  • Business Law Association
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Criminal Law Association
  • Energy Law Interest Group
  • Estate and Property Law Society
  • Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal
  • Federalist Society
  • Hispanic Law Students Association
  • Immigration Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Student Association
  • International Law Society
  • Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety, and Biodefense Law
  • Longhorn Bar Association
  • Organization of Women Law Students
  • OUTLaw
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Raider Bar Association
  • Sports & Entertainment Law Society
  • Student Wellness Advisory Council
  • Student Bar Association
  • Tech Health Law Association
  • Texas Tech Law Review

Quick Contacts

Sofia Chapman, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Student Life
sofia.chapman@ttu.edu

Texas Tech University School of Law
Office for Student Life
3311 18th Street
Lubbock, TX 79409

Upcoming Events

  • BOB - 1L Negotiations Competition
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - Fri , September 25, 2020 (all day)
    Where: Online - Virtual
    Description: BOB - 1L Negotiations Competition
    Contact: Board of Barristers
  • Criminal Law Association (CLA) General Meeting
    Monday, September 21, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Virtual
    Description: Criminal Law Association will host their first general meeting of the semester.
    Contact: Criminal Law Association
  • BOB - Advanced Mock Trial Registration
    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - Tue , September 29, 2020 (all day)
    Where: Online - Virtual
    Description: BOB - Advanced Mock Trial Registration
    Contact: Board of Barristers
  • 1L Extended Orientation: Academic Standards & Graduation Requirements
    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Blackboard Workspace
    Description: 1L Extended Orientation: Academic Standards & Graduation Requirements
    Contact: Office for Student Life
  • HLSA General Meeting
    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Online - Virtual
    Description: HLSA General Meeting
    Contact: Hispanic Law Student Association
 

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