Each year, the third year class elects a slate of Class Officers. The primary purpose of these officers is to represent the class to the Law School after graduation. The Officers include a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Class Agent. The President’s role is to keep the class informed on issues of concern to the class, the school and the profession. The President traditionally speaks at the Law School Commencement. The other officers serve in roles defined in consultation with the President. The Class Agent serves as the primary liaison between the Law School and the Class on fundraising matters. The Agent is elected to a five-year term, subject to reappointment by the Class Officers and the Law School Administration. Officers also may be called on by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs to help plan Graduation.
JD Election Procedures
Each fall, the Dean of Students and the Registrar coordinate the election of Class Officers for the third-year J.D. class. The officers are chosen in two separate ballots. The first ballot is for the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The candidate finishing first is named President, and the candidates finishing second, third, and fourth are appointed by the President to serve as the Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The second ballot is for Class Agent.
The LLM Class will elect 2 officers (President, the President serves on CSR as LLM representative, and Vice President) at the beginning of the school year. These officers will assist in the development of programs and events of interest to members of that year’s class. The election will be run by the Office of Graduate Programs, and the Class Officers will work closely with the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs on that year’s projects.
The LLM Class will elect a Class Speaker at the end of the year. This speaker will represent his or her class by making remarks at Graduation. The rules of this election will be specified in advance.