Student Bar Association

President's Messages



Welcome to NYU School of Law!

My name is Safeena Mecklai, and I am the President of NYU Law’s Student Bar Association (SBA). The SBA is the law school’s student government, and we are proud to represent NYU’s JD and LLM students here in the heart of Greenwich Village. 

NYU Law is an incredible place: the students, faculty, and staff make our community very special. While normally I would be thrilled to meet you all on campus, 2020 is unlike any year in history. With some of us attending classes remotely, and others in the hybrid model, we will have to work even harder to support, challenge, and learn from each other. Our students have already risen to meet the challenges of this year, volunteering their time and energy in support of people affected by COVID-19, stepping up to advocate for their peers affected by the virus and police killings of Black people across the country, and making space for courageous conversations about the future of the law and our place in it.

I am confident that our students and student groups will continue to make NYU an exceptional place to be a law student, as will our tremendous faculty, who have adapted to the constraints (and benefits) of remote teaching, and our administration who has continued to work with students to ensure access to a rigorous and challenging curriculum that opens doors to jobs, internships, and clerkships that match students’ passions.

If you have any questions about the law school experience, NYU, or finding your way, please reach out to us at We are excited to support your student groups, advocacy, and social life while you are a student here.

Once again, welcome! NYU Law has been a remarkable experience for me, and I hope it will be for you too.


Safeena L. Mecklai
President, 2020-21
NYU Law Student Bar Association