Meet New Student Bar Association President Frances Fuqua ’19
University of Virginia School of Law student Frances Fuqua ’19 began her term as president of the Student Bar Association last week.
Fuqua, a previous First Year Council president, succeeds third-year law student Steven Glendon.
Prior education: I went to Washington University in St. Louis and majored in political science and international studies.
Other organizations and positions held: I am vice president of the Virginia Sports Law Society, a Peer Advisor, and a production editor for the Virginia Tax Review. On SBA, I previously served as First Year Council president, a 1L senator and treasurer.
Future career plans: Upon graduation I plan to practice corporate law. This summer I will be working at Simpson Thacher and Bartlett in New York.
Favorite law school class: It is really hard to choose just one. I am in Professor Michael Gilbert’s Regulation of the Political Process right now, and I really enjoy that, but I have had so many other amazing professors and classes as well. A few that come to mind are Professor Caleb Nelson’s Legislation class, anything Professor Michael Collins teaches, Corporations with Professor Kevin Kordana and Professor George Rutherglen’s Admiralty J-Term course.
What am I looking forward to as SBA president: I’ve been involved in student government since undergrad and the SBA since 1L, so it’s something I’m really passionate about. For me, the opportunity to give back to UVA by working to make it a better place for current and future students is really exciting. I am looking forward to getting the chance to get to know the students and administration even better through this position.
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