Meet the Branch

The Student Affairs team provides various student services, including locker and book sales at the start of each semester, and is responsible for much of the communication between the student body and the SBA. Additionally, the Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA) oversees the Wellness and Morale and Diversity Affairs teams as well as the Evening, Transfer, and LLM Student Affairs teams to help promote the inclusion and well-being of all students at GW Law. To help create a well-rounded experience, the Student Affairs team looks to host events that are both fun and substantively useful to students.

Vice President of Student Affairs (2018-19) – Michael Southard

Michael Southard was born and raised in Hamilton, OH, before graduating from Wittenberg University in 2016 with degrees in Political Science and Communication. Originally a student at the American University Washington College of Law, Michael transferred to GW Law after his 1L year.

Michael’s SBA involvement began at American University, where he was twice elected to the SBA Senate. Upon transferring to GW Law, Michael served as Director of the Tenure and Promotions Student Representatives Committee and the Assistant Director of Transfer Students, before becoming the Vice President of Student Affairs. Outside of the SBA, Michael is involved with the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Brief and the Criminal Appeals and Post-Conviction Services Clinic.