The Student Bar Association of The Appalachian School of Law is governed by four officers, nine Senators, and four Honor Court Justices. Every ASL student is a member of the Student Bar Association by virtue of enrollment. The SBA serves the ASL student body in the formation of law school policy and student governance. In addition, the SBA organizes social events and community service events and facilitates the formation of new student organizations. The SBA plays an important role in serving as a liaison between the students and the faculty and administration.

2022-23 Officers

  • President – Tyler Starnes
  • Vice President – Meredith Waugh
  • Treasurer – Brennon Kimbler
  • Secretary – Heather Barodi
  • Chief of Staff/Calendar – Kyle Ford


  • American Bar Association Student Rep – Megan Elmore
  • Career Services Committee – Meredith Waugh, Blake Gullet, Iyana Spencer
  • Charitable Endeavors – Kelsey Hall
  • Fiscal Policy Committee – Hunter Keele, Martina Whitley, Blake Connell
  • Alumni Relations – Kyle Ford
  • Legacy Committee – Heather Noman
  • New Organization Review Committee – Meredith Waugh, Martina Whitley, Olivia Schear, Alex Moscatello
  • Buchanan County Law Clinic Committee – Megan Elmore
  • Pharmacy School Outreach – Heather Noman
  • Student Activities Council/Property Manager– Melanie Hicks
  • Virginia Bar Association – Whitney Darby
  • Constitutional Integrity and Efficiency – Megan Elmore, Hunter Shockey, Iyana Spencer
  • Campus Beautification – Gail Bell, Florence Turner, Ashton Lawson, Sidney McLaughlin

2022-23 Senators

  • 3L Senators – Hunter Keele, Hunter Shockey, Olivia Schear
  • 2L Senators – Sidney McLaughlin, Michael Agwara, Martina Whitley
  • 1L Senators – Blake Connell, Alex Moscatello, Iyana Spencer

2022-23 Honor Court

  • Chief Justice – Megan Elmore
  • Deputy Chief Justice – Irena Floyd
  • 2L Justices – Melanie Hicks, Austin Mullins
  • 1L Justices – Aakrista Rupakethi, Erica Mandi