President's Message

On behalf of the Student Bar Association, I would like to welcome you to the University of Toledo, College of Law. My name is Adam Borgman and I am the President of the Student Bar Association (SBA).

SBA is a student-run organization that provides students a direct connection to the Toledo Law administration and the legal community. SBA advocates on behalf of the student body in administrative matters and organizes academic and social events throughout the year. These services include the student-to-student mentor program, on-campus tailgating events, outlining seminars, the student organization fair, and much more. SBA also does a lot to get you out of the law school and into the community. We organize trips to Mudhens games, 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, check out the links on the left.

You are going to hear this a lot, but it bears repeating: Toledo is a unique place to attend law school. The faculty, staff and administrators at Toledo are second-to-none and will work with you every step of the way to tailor your legal education to your interests. To that end, Toledo Law boasts an impressive selection of clinical opportunities, such as the Criminal Law, Civil Advocacy, and Dispute Resolution Clinics. We also support a number of student organizations which focus on specific areas of legal interest such as Labor and Employment Law, Business Law, and Public Interest Law. More importantly, the 9:1 student to faculty ratio gives students the opportunity to interact closely with their professors in the classroom and develop relationships that last long after their legal education ends.

In additional to Toledo Law’s educational offerings, students can take advantage of the close knit legal community in the City of Toledo. Some of the region’s largest and most prestigious firms hire directly from our student population – many of the local attorneys, and judges, received their education at UT. This has fostered a strong relationship between the Toledo Law and the Toledo legal community from which students benefit every day. The best part of is that our students don’t have to look very far to reap these benefits. The Office of Professional Development hosts on-campus interviews, resume drops, and public interest job fairs, working tirelessly to connect students to alumni regionally, and nationwide.

While all of this is great news for you, everyone needs a break eventually. After all of the interviews, professional development seminars, and professional mixers, you can feel pretty worn out. Thankfully, Toledo has an answer. You can spend your (limited) free time walking in one of the beautiful local MetroParks, enjoying one of many free concerts at the Toledo Zoo (ranked among the best in the nation), taking a ride on the bike trail that runs through campus, catching a Mudhens or Walleye game, grabbing a pizza at Pizzapapalis, meandering the halls of the Toledo Art Museum, and more!

If you have not already done so, I hope that you will take the opportunity to visit Toledo Law School 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, to aid in your decision-making process. Please feel free to contact me via email at aborgma2@rockets.utoledo.edu if you have any questions. You can also get more information on the student perspective by liking the Toledo Law SBA Facebook.

We are very excited to have you as members of the Toledo Law community and look forward to seeing the contributions that all of you will make to it. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Congratulations and welcome to the University of Toledo, College of Law.

Best regards,

Adam Borgman ‘18

Student Bar Association President