In the next election cycle (Fall 2024), there will be 25 spots up for election. There will be 12 seats open to the J.D. Class of 2027, 12 seats open to L.L.M. and J.S.D. students, and 1 seat open to a transfer student in the Class of 2026. The University Senator, who serves a two-year term, was elected in Spring of 2023 and will serve until Spring 2025.
At the beginning of the Fall semester, all students will receive an email about submitting a candidate statement to run for Senate elections.
What do Senators do?
As the representative body for all law students, the Senate is active in many aspects of student life including student-faculty and student-administration relations, student group funding, school-wide social activities, housing, curriculum changes, and many other issues. We strive to:
Represent the student body to CLS administrators;
Listen to student concerns and voice those concerns before the Senate and administration;
Help foster an environment of cooperation, community and respect among the members of the student body;
Attend Senate committee and general meetings; and
Assist and participate in Senate functions, including but not limited to student activity fee disbursements to student groups and social functions such as Block Party, Barrister's Ball, and Grad Ball.