Student Bar Association

Student-Faculty Committees

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*Denotes committees whose appointments are made jointly by SBA and the All-ALSA
Selection Committee; see committee description for more information.

Admissions Committee (JD)
This committee sets policy for law school admissions. The committee reviews
admission policy and recruitment particularly with respect to minority students.
The committee aids in the deliberative process on close cases and in considering
applicants who may bring unique talents to the community. The committee will
review many confidential documents that are part of the application process. It is
best that the students not be enrolled at the time of the admitted students’
entrance. Therefore, the two students on this committee can only be from the 3L
class.


Budget Advisory Committee
This advisory committee reviews and makes suggestions to the Dean regarding
the proposed budget before the Dean presents the budget to the Board of Trustees.
 

Career Services Committee
The committee makes recommendations to the Office of Career Services
regarding job placement practices.
 

Clerkships Committee
The purpose of this committee is to assist students in obtaining judicial clerkships
and to promote the application for judicial clerkships. This committee also assists
in creating positive relationships between NYU School of Law and the judiciary.

Convocation Committee
The students sit on this committee to help plan the convocation and make
recommendations regarding the convocation speaker(s), setting the program, and
selecting a location. The committee is responsible for selecting the student
speaker(s).


Curriculum And Adjunct Appointments
The committee has three specific responsibilities: (1) approving proposed new
courses; (2) approving new adjunct faculty; and (3) promoting improvements in
the overall curriculum. Students will be involved in all parts of the application
process from screening resumes to asking questions of candidates during the
interview process.


Executive Committee
This committee sets and amends academic regulations, subject to faculty review.
This includes issues such as the credits required or allowed in specific areas,
computer exam taking, etc. The committee also functions as the school's formal
disciplinary committee for the student body with members sitting as arbitrators
for purposes requiring formal discipline. (See the Student Handbook for details).
Finally, the committee is responsible for selecting student honorees and
graduation awards.


Externship Steering Committee
The Externship Steering Committee reviews, approves, and oversees the Law
School’s credit-bearing experiential learning opportunities.

Inclusion And Diversity Committee*
The committee examines policy issues at the school and should create ways to
increase diversity at NYU Law. For this committee, one student representative
will be chosen by the SBA and two student representatives will be chosen by an
all-ALSA Selection Board comprised of representatives from APALSA, BALSA,
CoLR, DALSA, LaLSA, Law Women, MELSA, OUTLaw, SALSA, and WoCC.
Candidates interested in being considered by the all-ALSA Selection Board
should indicate so in their personal statement and rank this committee in their top
two choices.


Library Committee
The Library committee convenes on an as-needed basis to review the library’s
resources, space, budget, faculty, and other questions of resource allocation and
strategy.
 

Personnel Committee (Academic)*
Students sit in advisory (non-voting) positions on this committee. The committee
is responsible for making recommendations for appointments, promotions, and
tenure of the academic faculty. Students on this committee will be a part of
screening possible new additions to the NYU Law faculty and will actively
participate in interviewing candidates for open positions. It is imperative that
students on this committee are enthusiastic about NYU Law as they are acting in
the double role of “selling” the school to the possible candidates, and “screening”
the new applicants. For this committee, one student representative will be chosen
by the SBA and one student representative will be chosen by an all-ALSA
Selection Board comprised of representatives from APALSA, BALSA, CoLR,
DALSA, LaLSA, Law Women, MELSA, OUTLaw, SALSA, and WoCC. Candidates
interested in being considered by the all-ALSA Selection Board should indicate so
in their personal statement and rank this committee in their top two choices.

 

Personnel Committee (Clinical)*
Students sit in advisory (non-voting) positions on this committee. The committee
is responsible for making recommendations for appointments of Clinical faculty.
Students on this committee have been invited to sit in on the presentations of
possible appointments in the past. For this committee, one student representative. For this committee, one student
representative will
be chosen by the SBA and one student representative will be chosen by an all-
ALSA Selection Board comprised of representatives from APALSA, BALSA, CoLR, DALSA, LaLSA, Law Women, MELSA, OUTLaw, SALSA, and WoCC.
Candidates interested in being considered by the all-ALSA Selection Board
should indicate so in their personal statement and rank this committee in their top
two choices.


Personnel Committee (Lawyering)*
The committee makes recommendations with respect to the continuation of
current Lawyering faculty and makes suggestions for new hires. The committee is
responsible for reviewing the student evaluations. For this committee, one student
representative will be chosen by the SBA and one student representative will be
chosen by an all-ALSA Selection Board comprised of representatives from
APALSA, BALSA, CoLR, DALSA, LaLSA, Law Women, MELSA, OUTLaw,
SALSA, and WoCC. Candidates interested in being considered by the all-ALSA
Selection Board should indicate so in their personal statement and rank this
committee in their top two choices.


Preparation For Academic Careers
The committee makes recommendations regarding the programming, counseling
and other services provided to NYU law students and alumni considering careers
in legal academia.


Student Intellectual Life
The Student Intellectual Life committee reviews, approves, and provides
oversight for student group-sponsored symposia and colloquia.


Sustainability Committee
This committee makes recommendations with respect to sustainability initiatives
and programming at the law school.