Each year, the student body of the Law School elects representatives to several institutions — class senators who govern the SBA, representatives to University-wide institutions like the Honor Committee, and an American Bar Association representative. For information about running for one of these positions, please see
- Run for a University-Wide Position (for Honor, UJC, and Student Council), or
- Join the SBA (for Class and ABA representative positions)
Honor Committee Representatives
The Honor Committee is a University-wide institution that enforces the University’s standards concerning lying, cheating and stealing. Each year, two law students sit on the Honor Committee.Visit the Honor Committee website.
Owen Gallogly – Email Owen
Owen is from Richmond, Virginia and is a graduate of the University of Virginia. Outside of SBA, Owen is involved in Extramural Moot Court and the Jefferson Society. He is a member of the Class of 2019.
Lindsay Fisher – Email Lindsay
Lindsay is from Chester, Virginia and is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Outside of SBA, Lindsay is involved as a Peer Advisor and is active in the Law and Public Service program, the Federalist Society, Virginia Law Women, and Child Advocacy Research and Education (CARE).
University Judiciary Committee Representatives
The University Judiciary Committee (UJC) is the University-wide institution that enforces the University of Virginia standards of conduct, other than those enforced by the Honor Committee. Each year, two law students sit on the UJC. Visit the UJC website.
Peter Bautz – Email Peter
Peter is from Mission Hills, Kansas and is a graduate of Grinnell College. He is one of two UJC Representatives for the law school and is a member of the UJC executive committee. Outside of SBA, Peter is involved in the Journal of Law and Politics, the Lile Moot Court competition, LAW for US, and the Legal History Writing Group.
Brandon Newman – Email Brandon
Brandon is from Houston, Texas and is a graduate of Texas Christian University. Brandon is currently a 2L and will be a 3L next year. Brandon appreciates being able to serve as a UJC representative again and looks forward to working with Peter to ensure that graduate students, especially law students, are adequately represented in UJC. Outside of SBA, Brandon is involved in Virginia Law Review, Lile Moot Court Competition, The Virginia Law & Business Society, and the Innocence Project.
Student Council Representatives
The University Student Council is the University-wide body managing undergraduate and graduate student affairs. Each year, two law students sit on the Student Council’s Representative Body. Visit the Student Council website.
Muskan Mumtaz – Email Muskan
Muskan Mumtaz is a 1L from Washington, D.C. She currently serves as a 2L Class Senator for the 2017-2018 School Year and as the Law School Representative to Student Council on Main Grounds. Outside of the SBA, Muskan is involved in Rivanna Investments, the Virginia Interfaith Coalition, and the South Asian Law Students Association.
Lollie Akere – Email Lollie
Lollie is currently a Student Council Representative and a 2L Class Senator. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria and grew up in Carrollton (a small suburb of Dallas, Texas). She is currently a part of Lambda, Women of Color, Libel, Lone Star Lawyers, Libel, J.B. Moore International Law Society, and the Christian Law Fellowship. Lollie enjoys reading, eating, sleeping, and star gazing. Please feel free to come and chat or eat with Lollie; she enjoys both. Lollie is very excited to serve the law school, and hopes to make as many friends as possible.
American Bar Association Representative
The American Bar Association’s Law Student Division addresses issues in legal education, legal employment, and professional skills development. Each year, one law student represents Virginia Law. Visit the ABA website.
Christina “Tia” Bassick – Email Tia
Christina (Tia) Bassick is from Branford, Connecticut. She is a Tufts University graduate. Outside of SBA, Tia is a board member of the J.B. Moore Symposium Committee. Tia is also an active member of Virginia Law Women and Lambda.
Class of 2018 Representatives
Ricardo Fraga – Email Richey
Richey is from Miami, Florida and is a graduate of the University of Miami where he majored in Accounting. As a Senator, Richey is the SBA liaison for The Virginia Rod and Gun Club, Law Democrats, Law Republicans, LALO, and The Federalist Society. Outside of the SBA, Richey is involved with the Virginia Tax Journal, the Peer Advisor Program, the Virginia Law Liaison Program and LALO.
Ashley Finger – Email Ashley
Ashley grew up in Cutchogue, New York, a small town on the East End of Long Island and then made my way south for undergrad where I attended Davidson College. She is a rising 3L Senator and currently one of the Chairs of the Building Services and Environmental Concerns Committee. As a 3L Senator, Ashley hopes to continue to have an impact on environmental consciousness at UVA Law. At the law school Ashley is also on the executive board of the J.B. Moore International Law Society and the editorial board of the Virginia Journal of International Law, in addition to being a Dillard Fellow and an avid softball player.
Charles T. Baker – Email Charles
Charles is from Corpus Christi, Texas. Charles graduated from the University of Virginia in 2015 with a major in history and foreign affairs. Charles is a 3L senator and previously served as the student council representative. Charles is also the managing editor of VaSE and a site coordinator with the Volunteer Income Tax Association.
Hilary Turner – Email Hilary
Hilary is from Dallas, TX. Currently, Hilary is a 2L and will be a 3L senator for the 2017-2018 academic year. Outside of the SBA, Hilary is active in the Virginia Law and Business Review, VITA, Virginia Law Women, Virginia Law Wine Society, Virginia Law and Business Society, Virginia Law Ambassador. Hilary enjoys traveling, trying new wineries in Virginia, the New Yorker/anything written by Adam Gopnik, UT football, and trying to find queso (not cheese dip) in Charlottesville.
Eric Hall – Email Eric
Eric Hall is a rising 3L from Orange County, CA. He worked as a paralegal at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for three years before law school. He serves as a 3L Senator on SBA; Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Law & Business Review; Managing Editor of the Virginia Law Weekly; a Peer Advisor; a Law Ambassador, and Vice President of Outdoors at Virginia Law.
William Davis – Email William
Class of 2019 Representatives
Robbie Pomeroy – Email Robbie
Robbie is a 2L Senator from Weston, Florida and is a graduate of the University of Florida. Outside of SBA, Robbie serves as the President of the Latin American Law Organization, Membership Co-Chair for the Law in Public Service Program, Assistant Producer of the Libel Show, Virginia Law Ambassador, and Peer Advisor. Robbie is also a member of the Virginia Law Review, Lambda Law, and the Virginia Innocence Project.
Michelle Chang – Email Michelle
Michelle is from West Palm Beach, Florida but grew up in Taiwan. She is a University of Miami graduate. Outside of SBA, Michelle is Treasurer of Child Advocacy Research and Education and is involved in the Public Interest Law Association, Peer Advisor, and Program in Law & Public Service.
Julia Wahl – Email Julia
Julia is from Atlanta, Georgia and is a graduate of Emory University. Other than being a SBA 2L senator she is a member of Virginia Law Women, Law Dems and Virginia Law and Business Society. She also serves as a Virginia Law Ambassador.
Aparna Datta – Email Aparna
Aparna is from College Station, Texas and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. Outside of SBA, Aparna is also involved in Extramural Moot Court, SALSA, and Women of Color.
Muskan Mumtaz – Email Muskan
Lollie Akere – Email Lollie
Class of 2020 Representatives
Sam Zwingli – Email Sam
Sam is from Portland, Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in History. After graduation, she spent time with the Department of Commerce, at the Portland office of the U.S. Commercial Service before being hired as a National Advance Associate for the Hillary for America Campaign. She is thrilled to be a Section J’s FYC in addition to a 1L Senator, and hopes to coordinate activities that urge 1Ls to experience the best of Charlottesville outside the classroom.
Read Mills – Email Read
Read is a 1L Senator and a graduate of the University of Alabama where he received a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science. Before his journey to law school, Read considered becoming a professional guitarist and has a deep passion for everything related to music. Outside of SBA, Read sits on the First Year Council as a section representative. He is very excited to serve as a Senator this year and looks forward to advocating for the entire 1L class while building a cohesive community from within. Please feel free to contact Read anytime!
Jordin Dickerson – Email Jordin
Jordin is from Fayetteville, North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a B.A. in History and Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. Outside of SBA, Jordin is involved with the Black Law Students Association, Virginia Law Women, First Year Council, and Street Law.
Sarah Houston – Email Sarah
Sarah came to UVA after working with refugees and migrants in Turkey and Europe for the past few years, focusing on displaced women and the specific protection and legal issues they face. She grew up outside of DC and attended Pepperdine University as a Posse scholar. At Pepperdine, she was Vice President of Student Government and started the first ever Women’s Initiative. After graduation she taught during her Fulbright in Turkey, worked on a congressional campaign, and completed her Masters in the UK. As a 1L Senator, Sarah hopes to shake things up by planning new events and forums that represent and include the spectrum of students here at UVA Law. Sarah’s current goal in life, when not reading in the gunner pit, is to find out how to say ‘chicken’ in as many languages as possible.
Tazewell Jones – Email Taz
Tazewell Jones is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and most recently a resident of Washington, DC, where he attended American University. After graduating with honors in 2010, Taz jumped from a paralegal position with a midsize litigation firm into the world of media and communications, serving as Chief of Staff and in various VP positions for several firms. Taz is co-founder of the Washington-based nonprofit JusticeAid, which organizes live music events to benefit legal justice-oriented charities, and to date has raised well over half a million dollars to support groups like the Innocence Project, Justice for Vets and many more. Talk to Taz about Alabama Crimson Tide football, Democratic politics and up-top high fives.
Timothy Sensenig – Email Tim
Tim is from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He graduated with honors from Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, PA) in 2015 with a B.A. in English and German education. In undergrad, he served four years in student government, including a term as student body president. After graduation, Tim taught at a public high school in his hometown before moving to Hamburg, Germany for a year to complete a Fulbright grant. He is honored to serve the student body as FYC President and hopes the council will both unite the 1L class and make its members feel at home on grounds. Tim enjoys reading, binging Netflix shows, listening to NPR podcasts, traveling, and working out at the rec. center.