Senate

The Senate is the legislative branch of the Student Bar Association and passes legislation on behalf of the student body. The Senate serves a wide range of functions while working to ensure that the interests and needs of the student body are met. These functions include overseeing the allocation of funds to chartered law school organizations, administering the expenditure of a substantial financial budget, and facilitating social events that help foster a collegial law school environment.

There are nine Senators which comprise the Senate, three representing each law school class. 

Senate elections take place in the spring of each year for second and third year classes, while the election of first-year Senators occurs each fall. The Senate meets at least once a month throughout the school year and all students are welcome to attend. The Vice President of the Student Bar Association presides over all Senate meetings.

Contact Vice President Conisha Hackett for more information.

Meeting Minutes:

SBA Senate Meeting 9.11.18

SBA Senate Meeting 10.2.18

2017-2018 Minutes:

SBA Senate Meeting 9.13.17

SBA Senate Meeting 10.24.17

SBA Senate Meeting 2.28.18

SBA Senate Meeting 3.21.18

 

2016-2017 Minutes:

LSSB Senate Meeting 9.14.16

LSSB Senate Meeting 10.19.16

LSSB Senate Meeting 1.26.17

LSSB Senate Meeting 2.27.17

LSSB Senate Meeting 3.31.17

LSSB Senate Meeting 4.21.17

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3L Senator

Danielle Banks

Danielle Banks is a third-year law student at the University of Mississippi School of Law. For the 2018-2019 academic term, she serves as a 3L Senator, Business Manager of the Journal of Space Law, Treasurer of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF), Master of the Ritual of Delta Theta Phi, and as the Chair of the Ole Miss Law Tailgate Committee. Danielle has served as the American Bar Association's Steiger Fellow in the Consumer Protection Division of the Mississippi Attorney General's office for the Summers of 2017 and 2018. Additionally, she interned with the Federal Public Defender's Office for the Northern District of Mississippi and with the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi. Danielle is currently externing in the Chambers of the Honorable Roy Percy, Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi. She earned her Master's degree in Arts and Liberal Studies and her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. Danielle is pursuing a career practicing criminal law, and is the proud Mom of two cats and a German-Doodle.

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3L Senator

Caleb Brown

Caleb Brown is completing his third and final year of law school at the University of Mississippi. While in law school Caleb has participatedin a variety roles suchas a member of the Honor Council, as the Education Chair for the Black Law StudentsAssociation, and as the secretary forthe Gorove Society of International Law. Caleb also works as an editor for both the Mississippi Space Law Journal and the Mississippi Sports Law Journal. Caleb completed his B.A. at the University of Southern Mississippi in International Studies with a minor in MandarinChinese in 2014. Caleb alsoearned a certificateforMandarin Chinesestudies at Beijing Language and Culture University. Caleb also studied at CambridgeUniversityfocusing onpublic international law, and at The Hague Academy of International Lawfocusing on private international law. Caleb has internedat the Mississippi Supreme Court as a Summer Law Clerk by providinglegal researchand by drafting legal memorandum.Caleb is currentlyassistingwith legal research as a Research and Teaching Assistant for McDavid and AssociatesP.C. in Oxford, MS.Calebfocuseson a variety of areas of law including, international, investment, bankruptcy, trade, business law, and the practice of arbitration.

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3L Senator

Charlotte Cooper

Charlotte is a third-year law student from Fresno, California. She attended the University of California, Berkeley where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2016. While at UC Berkeley, Charlotte was on the Dean’s List and was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She founded and served as the President of Sorority and Fraternity Empowerment (S.A.F.E.), an organization designed to foster a safe environment in hopes of combating sexual assault on campus. Charlotte also served as a Class Representative for the University of Edinburgh during the Spring of 2015. She is an active member of the Public Interest Law Foundation at Ole Miss. Charlotte has previously interned with the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Recognizance Division, in Oakland, California. Charlotte expects to graduate from the University of Mississippi School of Law in May of 2019 and is considering a career in criminal law.

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2L Senator

Jay Kucia

Jay is a second-year law student from Clinton, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi College where he earned a bachelor of science in political science with a minor in mathematics and graduated in 2017. While at Mississippi College, Jay served as a freshman mentor, a constitutional development teaching assistant, a service club officer, a student senator, and a resident assistant. In law school, Jay serves as the secretary for the Dean’s Leadership Council and volunteers at North Mississippi Rural Legal Services. He is also a member of the Public Interest Law Foundation. In the summer of 2018, Jay worked as a law clerk at Morgan & Morgan in Jackson, Mississippi. At Morgan & Morgan, Jay assisted attorneys representing low-income people from all over Mississippi. In the spring of 2019, Jay will join the Elder Law clinic and work for its mission of serving low-income senior citizens in northern Mississippi. Jay expects to graduate from the University of Mississippi School of Law in May of 2020. After graduation, Jay hopes to continue his work for economic justice by serving as an advocate for low-income people specifically in the areas of healthcare and workers’ rights.

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2L Senator

Michael Lambert

Michael Lambert is a second-year law student at the University of Mississippi School of Law. Originally from Alabama, he received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Carolina in 2013 and worked for five years as a journalist in the South before joining Ole Miss Law. He worked for the Human Rights Campaign during summer 2018 as a legal fellow in their Washington, D.C., office. His interests include LGBTQ civil rights and tax law.

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2L Senator

Davis Pigg

Davis Pigg is a second-year law student at the University of Mississippi School of Law. A native of Starkville, Mississippi, Davis earned his Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Mississippi State University. Davis is a Staff Editor for the Mississippi Law Journal and currently serves as a Senator for the 2L class. During the first half of his 1L summer he worked for the legal department of the Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC. For the second half, he worked for the Honorable Judge Keith Starrett in the Southern District of Mississippi. Davis is interested in practicing corporate, business, and environmental law.

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1L Senator

Brianna Buckner

Briaunna Buckner is a first-year law student at the University of Mississippi School of Law where she was elected as 1L Senator of the Student Bar Association. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Briaunna received a full scholarship to play Division 1 basketball at Jacksonville State University. There she studied Pre-Health and Pre-Law for her undergraduate studies and received a Master's Degree in Public Administration in May of 2018. Throughout her educational ventures she was elected SGA Senator, served on the Student Athletics Committee, served on the board of a local nonprofit organization, worked as a graduate biology lab professor at the University, served as a youth pastor at her local church, and was a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. In addition, Briaunna worked as the Public Affairs Coordinator at the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce where she frequently interacted with local, state, and federal legislators to help resolve various policy issues. In her spare time, she loves to travel and spend time with her family. Briaunna hopes that her law degree will afford her the opportunity to help think tanks find solutions to societal, economic, and policy issues facing modern America.

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1L Senator

Julio Cazares

Julio Cazares is a first-year law student from Holland, Michigan. He attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, and graduated magna cum laude in 2018. During his time in Charlotte, North Carolina, Julio served as a student representative for the Office of Education Abroad, the Office of Adult Students and Evening Services, and was the Co-President for the Central Piedmont chapter of the SPECTRUM Club. He also volunteered with local non profits, charities, and community outreach programs to advocated for communities in need throughout the Carolina's.

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1L Senator

Roe Powell

A first-year law student from Pearl, Mississippi, Roe Powell attended college at St. John’s University in Queens, New York and is excited to serve as one of your 1L Senators for the University of Mississippi School of Law. Roe majored in Homeland Security with a focus in organizational security and a minor in French. He hopes to use this experience to work towards a law career in international affairs, as well as a career dedicated to protecting the rights of the underserved in Mississippi. Roe has worked as a law intern for Sweet & Associates and has taken his work experience abroad when he interned at the Dakar Institute at Centre Gindii in Dakar, Senegal the summer after his freshman year of college. Additionally, Roe has extensive experience with political campaigns across the country. His campaign experiences include working for the reelection of New York City’s Mayor Bill DeBlasio and the electoral campaign for Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, among others. When not studying and serving on the 1L Senate, Roe enjoys swimming, traveling, gardening, and dabbling with mixed martial arts. Roe Powell is set to graduate in 2021.

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