Over the Bridge

By: Wilson Miller
EC President

The Executive Committee Law School task force continues to circulate information about life at the Law School to both the Executive Committee and broader campus. These regular updates help the EC maintain our connection to Lewis Hall and we look forward to having another business meeting in Classroom A this semester to hear directly from students who have ideas, questions, and concerns. The EC has had one honor hearing this year that resulted in a not guilty verdict.

We have been encouraging campus-wide student organizations to maintain heightened advertising in the law school. Approximately 100 law students attended Contact Committee’s event with Alex Rodriguez, which is a new high for the organization. Much of that group’s success is attributable to law student participation in the committee and tabling efforts in the Brief Stop. Members of the Fancy Dress steering committee will also table at the Law School in advance of the March 25 dance.

EC and Student Judicial Council officer elections will take place in March following spring break. EC Representative and SJC Justice elections will be run through the Student Bar Association later in the month. If you are interested in running and want to learn more about the positions, feel free to reach out to me at millerj17@mail.wlu.edu or SJC chair Sam Gibson at gibsons17@mail.wlu.edu. The law school’s access to student organization funding and connections with campus-wide organizations relies on strong representation of law students in student government and I hope many law students will consider running for these positions.

The 2016-17 Executive Committee has made progress in bringing the law and undergraduate campuses together, but we can do more to bridge the gap. It is my hope that future EC members will expand upon the efforts of the last few years and that law students will continue to hold their representatives accountable to making this a priority.

Enjoy spring break and good luck in the remaining weeks of the semester!

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