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President's Message

On behalf of the Student Bar Association, welcome to the University of Toledo College of Law. My name is Billy Jeffers and I am the President of the Student Bar Association (SBA).

SBA is a student-run organization that provides students with a direct connection to the Toledo Law administration and Toledo legal community. SBA advocates on behalf of the student body in administrative matters, organizes academic and social events during the year, and works to create networking opportunities for students and potential employers. SBA also provides the following services to students:

           * Student-to-student mentor program

           * On-campus tailgating events

           * Outlining seminars

           * The student organization fair

           * Much, much more.

SBA also works to get you out of the law school and into the community. We organize riverboat cruises, fundraisers, intramural sports teams, and weekly “bar reviews” to give you a chance to set down your course work and enjoy the city. If you are interested in learning more about what we do for the law school, please peruse the links on the left.

Toledo is an amazing place to attend law school. The faculty, staff and administrators are second-to-none and will work with you every step of the way to tailor your legal education to YOU! Our faculty our renowned for their scholarship and each one wants to see realize your potential. Toledo Law boasts an impressive selection of clinical opportunities, such as the Children’s Rights, Civil Advocacy, and Dispute Resolution Clinics. We also support a number of student organizations which focus on specific areas of law, such as Labor and Employment Law, Business Law, Public Interest Law, and many more. More importantly, the student to faculty ratio allows students to closely interact with their professors in the classroom and develop relationships that last long after their legal education ends.

In addition to Toledo Law’s educational offerings, the close-knit legal community in the City of Toledo provides students with hands-on experience and networking. Many of the region’s largest, most prestigious firms hire directly from our student body – many of the local attorneys and judges received their education at Toledo Law. The strong bond between Toledo Law and the Toledo legal community is for your benefit. As a student, you can work with the Office of Professional Development (“OPD”), located on the first floor of the Law school. OPD hosts on-campus interviews, resume drops, and public interest job fairs, working tirelessly to connect students to local and national alumni.

And remember, everyone eventually needs a break. After all of the interviews, classes, development seminars, and professional mixers, you will need a study break to recharge. Toledo has an answer. You can spend your (limited) free time walking in one of the beautiful local MetroParks, visiting the Toledo Zoo (ranked among the best in the nation), taking a run or bike ride on the campus trail, catching a Mud Hens or Walleye game, visiting Tony Packo’s for a world famous hot dog, or wandering the halls of the Toledo Art Museum (ranked #4 in the nation behind places like The Met), and much more!

If you have not visited Toledo Law, come see us during one of our Admitted Students Days. We would love the opportunity to share more with you about the spirit of our student body, student life, our faculty, the curriculum, and anything else. You can also get more information on the student perspective by liking the University of Toledo College of Law SBA Facebook page.

We are very excited to have you as members of the Toledo Law community and look forward to seeing the contributions that each of you will make to Toledo Law. Feel free to contact me via email at bjeffer3@rockets.utoledo.edu with any questions you might have. Congratulations and welcome to the University of Toledo College of Law. Onward and Upward!

Best regards,

Billy Jeffers ‘19

Student Bar Association President