Student Bar Association

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The Student Bar Association (SBA) at the Pepperdine University School of Law is the governing body of the students.

Faculty Advisor
Danny DeWalt

The SBA endeavors to represent the entirety of the Law School community in furthering legal education, promoting fellowship and goodwill among students, faculty and the administration, and advocating the concerns of Pepperdine Law students.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Student Bar Association is to foster a cooperative, professional, and diverse educational environment at our law school. In pursuit of this mission, the SBA will:

  • Represent student interests to administration and faculty
  • Apprise students of issues and developments concerning our school,
  • Provide financial support to student organizations, and
  • Create opportunities for students to come together in both social and academic setting.


SBA Officers

William Kellog

Mary-Kate Kelledy - President

3L, Mary-Kate Kelledy serves as the 2017-18 President of the Student Bar Association. A proud southern California native, Mary-Kate earned a B.A. in political science from Azusa Pacific University. Mary-Kate's professional experience includes working for the California State Assembly and serving as the program coordinator at her alma mater's Department of History and Political Science - a role which ignited a passion for higher education, and the strength of its community, in her heart. After graduation, Mary-Kate will be pursuing a career in personal injury civil litigation. She is thankful for the opportunity to gain experience by competing on the school's Moot Court and Trial Advocacy teams. Mary-Kate's mission this year is to cultivate a campus environment which "feels like family." She would like to thank the community at Pepperdine Law for their character, professionalism, and kindness and wants them to know that it is an honor to serve their needs alongside the incredible 2017-18 SBA team. In her free time, Mary-Kate loves spending time with family and friends and prefers to be outside, asking strangers to pet their dogs.


Alex Caruso

Alex Caruso - Vice President

Alex is a rising 2L at Pepperdine Law. He went to undergrad at the University of Southern California where he was enrolled at the Price School of Public Policy. His studies focused on public policy and real estate development, while also taking pre-law classes knowing that he eventually wanted to attend law school. A life-long Angeleno, his interests include traveling, water sports and tennis. Alex is honored to be able to serve his peers as Vice President of the Student Bar Association.


Yasmin Hosseini

Anna Goodman - Secretary

Anna Goodman is the SBA Secretary for the 2017-18 school year. She is a Kansas native who found her way to California for law school after studying Communications & Humanitarian Studies at Union University in Tennessee. She is a huge fan of good tacos, good coffee and all dogs. She also loves going to school by the ocean after spending her whole life in land-locked states. Anna spent the summer working with civil litigation on behalf of terror victims at the Israel Law Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is currently a 2L at Pepperdine Law, where she loves the community and is so excited to continue learning from the incredible faculty while building deeper relationships with her classmates. She is also a member of the Interschool Moot Court Team and Law Review at Pepperdine.


Jacob Brown

Jake Brown - Treasurer

Jake Brown is the SBA Treasurer for 2015-2016. He is a 3L who is also involved with Moot Court, Trial Team, Dispute Resolution Law Journal, and Christian Legal Society. As Treasurer, Jake will manage the SBA's finances and to provide funds for events hosted by the various student organizations.