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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) 

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Position on Student Bar AssociationTreasurer
Pitt Law CommitteesStudent Organization and Budget Committee, Budget and Planning Committee
Student Activities and Journals: OUTLaw, Student Advisory Council
Academic Interests: IP, Entertainment and Technology Law

Alexandre LeBlanc (JD '22)

HometownLos Angeles, CA 
Position on Student Bar AssociationBLSA Treasurer
Pitt Law CommitteesWellness, Diversity & Inclusion, Colloquium, and Student Organization & Budget Committee 
Student Activities and JournalsSBA Secretary, Pitt Law Ambassadors, International Law Society, OUTLaw, and the International Commercial Arbitration Competition
Academic InterestsInternational Business Law, International Arbitration, French Law, Business Transactions

Evan Sabio (JD '22) 

HometownReading, PA
Position on Student Bar AssociationBusiness Member
Pitt Law CommitteesOutlaw PLSP PLISIF (Auction database and procurement coordinator)
Student Activities and JournalsLow-Income Taxpayer Clinic
Academic InterestsTax Law

Danielle Harrington (JD '22) 

HometownPittsburgh, PA
Position on Student Bar AssociationAuction Committee Procurement and Database Coordinator
Pitt Law Committees
Student Activities and JournalsSecretary for Prisoner Legal Support Project; Treasurer for Pitt Law Women's Association; Pitt Law Ambassador; Associate Editor for the Pittsburgh Tax Review
Academic InterestsContracts, Public Interest

Nicholas Chan (JD '22) 

HometownHouston, TX
Position on Student Bar AssociationBusiness Manager
Pitt Law Committees
Student Activities and JournalsUniversity of Pittsburgh Law Review - Staff Editor Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation - Sr. Treasurer LGBT Bar Association - Law Student Congress Board
Academic InterestsLabor, Employment, Immigration

Jacob Dougherty (JD '22) 

HometownWheeling, WV
Position on Student Bar AssociationBusiness Manager
Student Activities and JournalsUniversity of Pittsburgh Law Review Jurist
Academic InterestsCorporate and Tax Law

Caroline Orrico (JD '22) 

HometownNew Castle, PA
Position on Student Bar AssociationDevelopment Coordinator, Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation
Pitt Law CommitteesChristian Legal Society, Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation, Federalist Society
Student Activities and JournalsChristian Legal Aid Clinic, Pitt National Moot Court Team, Themis 2L School Representative
Academic InterestsPublic Initerest, Private Law

Sarah Schroeder (JD '22) 

HometownTallahassee, FL
Position on Student Bar AssociationPhi Alpha Delta - Justice
Pitt Law Committees
Student Activities and JournalsLaw Review, PLWA
Academic InterestsCorporate and Real Estate Law

Katherine AndrewsKatherine Andrews (JD '22)

HometownSan Bernardino, CA
Position on Student Bar Association2L Class Representative
Pitt Law CommitteesWellness Committee, Student Organization and Budget Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Appointments Committee
Student Activities and JournalsPresident of Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and member of Black Alumni Committee
Academic InterestsHealth Law

Jesse LampJesse Lamp (JD '22)

HometownDexter City, Ohio / Olympia, WA 
Pitt Law CommiteesBuilding, Health, and Safety Committee, Fundraising Committee
Student Activities and JournalsLawyers and Scholars for Disability Justice (V.P.), PittVets (V.P.), Phi Alpha Delta (Clerk), Pittsburgh Tax Review
Academic InterestsAdministrative Law and Policy, Immigration and Veteran Law, Appellate Litigation

Jean Yesudas (JD '22)

HometownKaty, TX
Position on Student Bar Association2L Class President
Pitt Law CommitteesWellness Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Student Activities and JournalsPitt Law Review, Secretary of Asian Pacific American Law Student, PLISF
Academic Interests: Civil Rights and Health Law

Trisha Klan (JD '22)

HometownCanonsburg, PA 
Position on Student Bar Association: 2L Vice President
Pitt Law CommitteesDiversity & Inclusion Faculty Committee, Public Relations Student Committee
Student Activities and JournalsLaw Review, LLM Community Coordinator (International Law Society), JURIST, PLWA
Academic InterestsPublic Service and Health Law 

Vivi Besteman (JD '22) 

HometownPittsburgh, PA
Position on Student Bar AssociationWebmaster
Student Activities and JournalsStaff Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review Associate Editor and Social Media Editor, JURIST Research Assistant, Legal Analysis & Writing (Professor Bratman) Teaching Assistant, Legislation & Regulation (Professor Baylis) Admissions Ambassador
Academic InterestsProperty Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law

Danielle Jacobs (JD '22) 

Hometown: Waynesburg, PA
Position on Student Bar AssociationVice President
Student Activities and JournalsAssociate Editor, Pittsburgh Tax Review Treasurer, Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity Member, Pitt Law Women's Association
Academic InterestsCorporate, Tax, Bankruptcy

Benjamin Fleming (JD '22) 

HometownDillsburg, PA
Position on Student Bar AssociationTreasurer
Pitt Law CommitteesSocial Committee Budget and Planning Committee
Academic InterestsEducation Law

Emily Rollins (JD '22) 

HometownGuelph, Ont, Canada
Position on Student Bar Association
Student Activities and JournalsPitt Law Review, Prisoner Legal Support Project

 

Alec Bosnic (JD '23)

HometownWashington, PA
Position on Student Bar Association1L Student Representative 
Pitt Law CommitteesBudget Committee, Social Committee, Wellness Committee
Student Activities and JournalsNational Lawyer's Guild, University Counsel on Graduate Studies
Academic InterestsEstates and Trusts, Bankruptcy, Litigation, International Law 

Cade Richmond (JD '23)

HometownClaremont, CA 
Position on Student Bar Association1L Student Representative 
Pitt Law Committees: Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award Committee
Student Activities and Journals: OUTLaw, National Lawyers' Guild
Academic InterestsProperty Law, Intellectual Property, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Xander Silva (JD '23)

HometownLancaster, PA 
Position on Student Bar Association1L Student Representative 
Pitt Law CommitteesPublic Outreach Social Committee
Student Activities and JournalsEnergy and Environmental Law Society, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity 
Academic InterestsEnvironmental Advocacy and Law

Octavia Williams (JD '23)

HometownPhiladelphia, PA 
Position on Student Bar Association1L Student Representative 
Pitt Law CommitteesBlack Law Students Association (BLSA), Pitt Law Women's Association (PLWA)
Academic InterestsCriminal Law, Personal Injury, and Civil Rights 

 

Hannah Brem (JD '23)

HometownPittsburgh, PA 
Position on Student Bar AssociationBusiness Manager
Student Activities and JournalsIf/When/How, Business Manager Jurist Staff and Supporters Association, President Jurist News, Associate Editor
Academic InterestsLitigation

 

 

Bronte Arreola (JD '23)

HometownErie, PA 
Position on Student Bar AssociationBusiness Manager
Student Activities and JournalsPLWA-1L Representative If/When/How-1L Representative Phi Alpha Delta 
Academic InterestsCriminal Law