Student Rep Board 2014-2015 Elections – Call for Candidates!

Be Part of the Student Body’s Voice to the HLS Administration! 

What is SRB?
In 2012, the student body elected to dissolve student government and replaced it with the Student Representative Board. We are an advocacy body that voices student concerns to the HLS administration and faculty. In addition, we plan events to promote community across the law school.

What can I do on the board?
Elections will be held for the following positions (President and Vice President are elected together as a slate):

President

  • Chief executive of SRB, charged with calling its meetings to order, setting the meeting agenda, and making or delegating day-to-day decisions that do not necessitate more formal process.

Vice President

  • Works with President and acts as President as necessary in the event of the President’s incapacity.

Director of Student Organizations

  • Represents the interests of student organizations and administers the formation of student organizations. Also chairs the Student Funding Board.

2L (Class of 2016) Reps (4 positions)
3L (Class of 2015) Reps (4 positions)
SJD Rep (1 position)

    • The commitment as a Representative involves attendance at a meeting approximately once every three weeks and bringing up your classmates’ concerns. Once you are elected as a Representative, there are also opportunities to serve as an Officer, sign up for committees, and/or help with planning events as your availability permits.

SRB is a great way to make a difference at HLS.

How do I apply?
If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please submit a brief (no more than 250 words) candidate statement to rgauthier@jd15.law.harvard.edu by Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:59 pm. This statement should describe your experience and platform. Candidates for President and Vice President should submit a joint statement of no more than 500 words. Please include your name, class year, and degree program in the email, in addition to the position for which you would like to run.

The Elections Committee will be holding a meeting for any interested candidates to learn more about the process and ask any questions on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm in Wasserstein 2072.

What about Campaigning and Voting?
Campaigning can begin at midnight on Thursday, April 10 and can continue through the close of voting. Voting will run from midnight on Monday, April 14 through 11:59 pm on Thursday, April 17.

All current HLS students are eligible to vote. All students may vote in the elections for President/VP and for Director of Student Organizations, but the Representative elections are limited only to students in the respective class year.

Please note that only students who will be attending HLS next year are eligible to run in the election.

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