Get to Know Jasmine Lee ’20, SBA’s New President

Lee Looks Forward to Continuing to Work With Students
Jasmine Lee

Lee, a Double ‘Hoo, has previous experience in student government and leadership. Photo by Julia Davis

March 4, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law student Jasmine Lee ’20 begins her yearlong term as president of the Student Bar Association on Tuesday.

Lee, a previous First Year Council president, succeeds third-year law student Frances Fuqua.

Hometown: Midlothian, Virginia

Prior education: I went to UVA for undergrad, where I double majored in American studies and foreign affairs, and had a religious studies minor.

Prior work experience: Between undergrad and law school I interned at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the digital and social media department, as well as worked at Richmond’s PBS and NPR stations.

Other organizations and positions held: I am the membership chair for BLSA, a Peer Advisor, writer and publicist for the Libel Show, and a Virginia Law Ambassador tour guide. On SBA, I previously was a member of the First Year Council and served as secretary.

Future career plans: After graduation I plan to practice regulatory law. This summer I will be at Bracewell in Washington, D.C.

Favorite law school class: I have had a couple of favorite classes during law school. I've taken and enjoyed Contracts and Corporations with Professor George Geis, Professor Michael Gilbert’s Regulation of the Political Process, and am currently in Employee Benefits with Professor Michael Doran

What am I looking forward to as SBA president: I think that student government is an important part of the Law School and I am proud to have been working in SBA since my 1L year. As secretary, I had the opportunity to interact with many students and organizations at the Law School. I hope to continue that as president.   

Top goals as SBA president: I want the student body to know that SBA is passionate about working for and with them to make UVA Law a better and more inclusive place.

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