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Activities and Organizations

Student Bar Association (SBA)
Leadership Opportunities

Faculty Committees

Faculty Committees address important issues relating to law school administration. Law student participation on the Faculty Committees is designed to allow student input on curricular, extracurricular, and administrative matters that affect students most. It is also designed to give the faculty a clearer understanding of student needs. Committees are subject to change, but students are currently involved in the following committees:

Student Petitions and Appeals
  • Hear and decide appeals relating to the Law School’s Academic Regulations
  • Assist with additional matters that may be referred for determination
Educational Policy
  • Reassess the curriculum and educational programs of the school and related matters
  • Make recommendation to the dean and faculty for appropriate changes
Faculty Appointments
  • Assist in the process of interviewing candidates for appointment to the faculty (Student members have participation privileges, but do not have voting power.)
Office of Career and Professional Development
  • Assist with policies, practices, and programs of the office
  • Focus on the teaching practices of a variety of law school classes
  • Members will work closely with the faculty advisor regarding specific aspects of the committee
  • Screen applicants for admission to the J.D. program
  • Advise the dean and faculty on matters of policy affecting student admissions
Judicial Clerkships
  • Discuss policy issues of the OCPD in regard to the judicial clerkship process
Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO)

GPSO is the student government for all graduate and professional schools. Maurer sends six representatives to serve on this committee each year. These representatives attend monthly GPSO meetings on behalf of all law students. They also volunteer for GPSO activities throughout the year, and participate in graduate student networking events.

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