Student Bar Association (SBA)


The Student Bar Association (SBA) is the student government at Regent University School of Law. Among the responsibilities granted to the SBA is providing law students with representative leadership to the law school and the university. The SBA also has a strong history of providing social and ministry occasions for the entire community.

Studying law is a unique privilege and the SBA seeks to provide students with the best law school experience attainable. Student governance is granted to the Student Senate by the Student Bar Association Constitution.

Contact

Student Bar Association
Regent University School of Law
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Email: sba@regent.edu

Announcements & Events

Dear Students,

To returning students, welcome back, and to those beginning your law school journey, welcome! I hope you had a fulfilling and restful summer and are ready for a great academic year. The administration, faculty and staff are here for you, are pleased to have each of you at Regent Law, and are excited for what this year holds.

Let’s seek the Lord together this year, expecting Him to do great things. My prayer is that you will each grow this year in wisdom and understanding in your walk with the Lord, in your relationships with your classmates and others around you, and in excellence.

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted in love, may have power together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:16-21.

Once again, welcome — I look forward to an outstanding year together!

Sincerely in Christ,

Dean Hernandez

SBA’s biggest event of the year, the Barrister’s Ball, is a formal event held at an exciting new location each year. Law schools across the country plan this annual event to bring the law schools’ students together for an enjoyable evening. The theme changes with each Barrister’s Ball.  Stay tuned for this year’s theme!

Date: Late March/Early April*
Cost: $35/student*

Registration will open closer to the event date.

For more information, contact Chip Harrell or Katie Herald.

*Dates and prices are subject to change without notice.

Congratulations, 3L’s! You’ve made it! Come celebrate this special time at the Grad Banquet with your family and loved ones. Enjoy dinner and a message from a guest speaker, and enjoy the evening before walking across that stage the next morning.

Date: To be announced*

Cost: $20/student; $30/guest

Contact:

Registration will open closer to the event date.

For more information, contact one of the following SBA representatives:

*Dates and prices are subject to change without notice.

Each year, Regent University School of Law sends a team to the Annual UVA Law Invitational.  Regent teams have made it to the playoffs every year since the school began participating several years ago.  In addition, in 2015, a Regent team won the national championship!  This is a great tournament to get away from school for a weekend of fun in Charlottesville!  All entry fees are paid by SBA.  Participating students are expected to provide their own softball gloves and nightly accommodations.  For more information, visit the Invitational’s website.

Dates: Early April*
Cost: Free**

Registration will open soon.

For more information, contact Chip Harrell.

*Dates are subject to change without notice.
**Participants are expected provide their own softball gloves and nightly accommodations for the UVA Law Invitational.

Senate

Chip Harrell, 3L, Executive President (Homosassa Springs, Florida)
“I joined SBA so I could help develop the community at Regent Law. I am passionate about nearly all projects SBA plans. Each one provides SBA representatives the opportunity to learn about serving others. No other board or student group has such a selfless mission.”

Xavier Borjas, Executive Vice President (Chicago, Illinois)
“I decided to join SBA because I acknowledged the great opportunity to be able to get to know my classmates/colleagues on a more personal level while providing a service that ensures a constant pursuit towards achieving better outcomes for our class while at Regent.”

Bethany Brock, Executive Secretary (Littleton, Colorado)
“My favorite aspect of Regent Law is the rich community. I joined SBA to ensure that this community continues to flourish so that Regent Law can fulfill its mission of Christian leadership to change the world. I am passionate about all of SBA’s initiatives, especially those that promote community and friendship.”

Katie Herald, Executive Treasurer (Florence, Kentucky)
“My favorite aspect of SBA are the events we do that bring us closer as friends, classmates, and a law school community.”

Joshua Brantley, 3L Class Representative (Nashville, North Carolina)
“I hope to bring the 1L, 2L, and 3Ls closer together by having different events to bring the different levels of the student body together.”

Domonique Black, 3L Representative (Atlanta, Georgia)
“I joined SBA because I saw it as an opportunity to improve and give back to the Regent Law community.  SBA is an organization designed with Servant Leadership as the very foundation, and I strive to embody that principle and be an example in my role as a representative.”

Jenitza Castro, 3L Class Representative (Carolina, Puerto Rico)
“My favorite aspect of SBA is its representation of the student’s interest to the administration and faculty committees of the Law School. I am passionate about SBA’s initiative to provide the student community with relevant social and academic events that positively enhance their Law School experience.”

Katie Malenowsky, 3L Representative (Billings, Montana)
“I joined SBA to improve my leadership skills, as well as I was encouraged by fellow law students to run as an SBA representative for the 3L class.  I am  I am super excited to participate and contribute to events on campus put on by SBA.”

Molly Banas, 2L Class Representative (Dallas, Texas)
“My favorite aspect of SBA is the mentorship program and developing a thriving culture at Regent Law that supercedes each individual class.”

Jason Montgomery, 2L Class Representative (Norfolk, VA)
My goal is to see students better connected with the school. This is accomplished by events such as the Student Organization Fair. In addition, I want to be available for any questions or concerns that students may have. I truly view myself as a representative not just of the 2L class, but of the student body in general.

Falon Stimpson, 2L Class Representative (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
“I decided to join SBA because I wanted to make a difference at Regent through being a leader for my peers and being able to listen to their requests and concerns to help Regent accommodate more needs and be even a happier place than it already is. I love our teamwork in SBA and how we are able to organize so many different events for the three classes. I also love that we are representatives for our individual classes; that we can help achieve the goals that our classmates request we look into, whether we check on making that change or work toward a plan for making that change and actually achieving it. I am passionate about getting the law library refrigerator.”

Will Thew, 2L Class Representative (Peru, New York)
“I wanted to get leadership experience and be involved the student body and like the fact that everyone gets a voice and there is a discussion on issues rather than a rubber stamp process. The SBA initiative I am passionate about is the revision of the Constitution and Bylaws.”

Honor Council Members

Presiding Officer
Amanda Muncy

Associate Presiding Officer
Denisa Muhametaj

3L Members

Samantha Graham

Audrey Lynn

Sharla Mylar

Bryan Peeples

Victoria Rice

Rachel Rojeski

Jonathan Zachary

2L Members

Clare Balwajder

Ashli Carroll

Jordan Heath

Ashley Hughes

Leata Laidlow

Sarah Nelson

Justin Pipes

Minutes