The Student Bar Association of California Western serves as the liaison between the students and the faculty and oversees all other student organizations. It is the responsibility of the SBA to keep students informed of any changes in the school that may affect student issues and concerns.
All first, second and third year classes have a voice in the SBA through the Board of Representatives so students interested in student government are encouraged to participate. First year representatives are elected at the start of their class year. Elections of executive officers and upper class Board of Representatives are held in March with the term of office beginning in April.
Every student who attends California Western pays a student activity fee and a portion of that goes to the SBA to fund student oriented activities (such as Barrister’s Ball and Welcome Back Party) and a portion funds SBA recognized student organizations.
SBA also publishes the school newspaper, The Commentary. The Commentary covers a variety of issues. All students are encouraged to submit articles and ideas on topics they wish to see covered.