May & June access restricted

The University of Pittsburgh Law Building is currently undergoing major renovations. Access to the building and law library is restricted until July. Please email plas@pitt.edu or call (412) 648-1490 if you need assistance.

Student Bar Association (SBA)

The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the governing body for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law student body and acts as a liaison between the administration and students. The SBA is controlled by the SBA President, which is elected by the student body, and the Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Our mission is to increase student involvement in the law school's operation, to protect student rights, to promote student standards of professional responsibility, and to contribute to the Pitt Law community.

Danielle DeSpiritoMike Zula (JD '22) 

HometownIrwin, PA
Position on Student Bar AssociationPresident
Pitt Law CommitteesStudent Organization and Budget Committee, Budget and Planning Committee
Student Activities and JournalsOUTLaw, Student Advisory Council
Academic InterestsIntellectual Property Certificate, Governing Knowledge Commons (Prof. Madison), Student Reslience Project (Prof. Sinsheimer) 
Undergraduate InsitutionPenn State University, Class of 2019

Caroline Orrico (JD '22) 

HometownNew Castle, PA
Position on Student Bar Association3L Class Vice President
SBA CommitteesFaculty Curriculum Committee, Student Social Media Committee, Student Elections Committee
Student Activities and JournalsChristian Legal Society, Federalist Society, PLISF
Academic InterestsCorporate Law
Undergraduate InsitutionCarnegie Mellon University, Class of 2019

Nikki Kaing (JD '22) 

HometownPhiladelphia, PA
Position on Student Bar Association: 3L Student Representative
SBA CommitteesCommencement Committee
Student, Organizations, Activities and JournalsAPALSA, Student Advisory Council
Academic InterestsTax Certificate
Undergraduate InsitutionUniversity of Pittsburgh, Class of 2020

Alec Bosnic (JD '23)

HometownWashington, PA 
Position on Student Bar AssociationVice President 
SBA CommitteesSocial Committee, Wellness Committee, Colloquium Committee
Student, Organizations, Activities and JournalsIncoming Editor-in-Chief of Law Review
Academic InterestsLitigation 
Undergraduate InsitutionUniversity of Pittsburgh, Class of 2020

Hanna Brourman (JD '23) 

HometownPittsburgh, PA
Position on Student Bar Association2L Student Representative
SBA CommitteesStudent Elections Committee, Student Graduation Committee, Student Wellness Committee
Student Activities and JournalsEnvironmental and Energy Law Society, PLWS, Law Review
Academic InterestsEnvironmental and Energy Law
Undergraduate InsitutionThe Ohio State University, Class of 2015, Ohio University (MS), Class of 2018

Matthew Hauser (JD '23)

HometownLatrobe, PA 
Position on Student Bar Association2L Vice President 
SBA CommitteesSocial Committee
Student, Organizations, Activities and JournalsPrisoner Legal Support Project, University Liaison, Intellectual Property Club, Pitt Law Ambassador
Academic InterestsIP Law Certificate 
Undergraduate Insitution: California University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2020

Cade Richmond (JD '23) 

Hometown: California
Position on Student Bar AssociationSecretary
SBA CommitteesAppointments Committee, Elections Committee, Philanthropy Committee
Student Activities and JournalsOUTLaw, Pitt Law Ambassador
Academic Interests: Health Law Certificate
Undergraduate Insitution: New York University, Class of 2020

Xander Silva (JD '23) 

HometownLancaster, PA
Position on Student Bar AssociationTreasurer
SBA CommitteesFinance Committee, Colloquium Committee
Student Activities and JournalsEnergy and Environmental Law Society, Journal of Law and Commerce
Undergraduate InsitutionEastern Mennonite University, Class of 2019

Matthew Nace (JD '23) 

HometownLoganville, PA 
Position on Student Bar Association: 3L Class President
SBA CommitteesElections Committee, Commencement Committee, and Diversity Committee
Student Activities and JournalsPitt Law Ambassadors
Academic InterestsElder Law, Corporate Law, Contracts
Undergraduate InsitutionUniversity of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Class of 2019

Alberto Pomari (LLM '22)

HometownVernoa, Italy
Position on Student Bar AssociationLLM Representative
SBA CommitteesAppointment Committee
Academic InterestsAntitrust/Competition Law, International Arbitration, M&A  

Octavia Williams (JD '23) 

HometownPhiladelphia, PA
Position on Student Bar Association: 2L President
Student, Organizations, Activities and JournalsBlack Law Student Association
Academic Interests: Criminal Law/Personal Injury
Undergraduate InsitutionCheyney University of Pennsylvania, 2019

Kaleigh Dryden (JD '23) 

HometownPittsburgh, PA 
Position on Student Bar Association: Joint Degree Representative 
SBA CommitteesFaculty, Curriculum, Petitions
Student Organizations, Activities and Journals: Prisoner Legal Support Project (Vice-President), Law Review
Academic InterestsNational Security Law and Policy
Undergraduate InsitutionUniversity of Pittsburgh, 2018

Ryan Pallone (JD '23)

HometownNew Kensington, PA 
Position on Student Bar Association2L Student Representative 
SBA CommitteesStudent Organization and Finance Committee, Public Relations and Outreach Committee, Building, Health, and Safety Committee
Student Organizations, Activities and JournalsPitt Law Women's Association, Student Resilience Project (Prof. Sinsheimer), Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Student Social Media Panel
Academic InterestsCorporate Law, Estates and Trusts, Civil Litigation, Disability Law
Undergraduate Insitution: Washington and Jefferson College, Class of 2020

Jack Olorvida (JD '24) 

HometownRound Lake, IL 
Position on Student Bar Association: 1L Student Representative and Parliamentarian
SBA CommitteesSocial Committee
Student Organizations, Activities and JournalsAPALSA
Academic InterestsConstitutional, Health, and International Law
Undergraduate InsitutionUniversity of Alabama, Class of 2021

Jace Peterkin (JD '24) 

HometownBaltimore, MD 
Position on Student Bar Association: 1L Student Representative
SBA CommitteesPhilanthropy Committee
Student Organizations, Activities and JournalsBlack Law Students Association 
Undergraduate Insitution: The University of Baltimore, Class of 2020

Izumi Presberry (JD '24)

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Position on Student Bar Association1L Student Representative
Student Activities and JournalsBlack Law Students Association
Undergraduate InsitutionUniversity of Pittsburgh, Class of 2021

Min Song (JD '24) 

HometownBrooklyn, NY 
Position on Student Bar Association: 1L Student Representative
SBA CommitteesSocial Committee, Wellness Committee
Student Organizations, Activities and JournalsIf/When/How (1L Representative), Pitt Law Women's Association, Prisoner Legal Support Project
Undergraduate InsitutionUniversity of Pittsburgh, Class of 2020