Executive Board
President -- Jacob Snuffer
Vice President -- Savanna Schroeder
Secretary -- Samanda Rodriguez
Treasurer -- Presley Ashley
Chief of Staff -- Shawn Smith
Honor Court Chief Justice -- D. "Kaitlyn" Smith
Honor Court Deputy Chief Justice -- Tonya Merrbach

Student Bar Association

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 - Jacob N. Snuffer
  • Vice President - Savanna R. Schroeder
  • Treasurer - Presley Ashley
  • Secretary - Samanda Rodriguez
  • Chief of Staff - Shawn Smith


  • American Bar Association Student Rep – Morgan Miller
  • Career Services Committee – DaeShawn Barrett
  • Charitable Endeavors – Jay Callahan
  • Fiscal Policy Committee – Presley Ashley, Sevina Jackson
  • Alumni Relations – DaeShawn Barrett, Brennon Kimbler
  • Legacy Committee – Lauren Stewart
  • New Organization Review Committee – Savanna Schroeder, Laken Shuler, Tyler Starnes
  • Buchanan County Law Clinic Committee – Ashley Stricklen
  • Pharmacy School Outreach – Hunter Keele
  • Student Activities Council – Cameron Grose
  • Student/Faculty Liaison – Tonya Merrbach
  • Virginia Bar Association – Laken Shuler
  • Constitutional Integrity and Efficiency – Kaitlyn Smith, Shawn Smith

2022-23 Senators

  • 3L Senators - Laken Shuler, Sevina Jackson, Kaylen Watkins
  • 2L Senators - Brennon Kimbler, Tyler Starnes, Nicholas Bright
  • 1L Senators - Kyle Ford, Heather Barodi, Ariel Hopkins


2022-23 Honor Court

  • Chief Justice - Kaitlyn Smith
  • Deputy Chief Justice - Tonya Merrbach
  • 2L Justices - Meredith Waugh, Megan Elmore
  • 1L Justices - Joshua Marant, C. "Gail" Bell