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Six Senators Join Student Bar Association

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1L senators gather on The Bricks to take a photo as SBA members for the first time. Right to left: Claire Rumler, Jason Emert, Jenna Winchester and Ryan Blicher.

1L senators gather on The Bricks to take a photo as SBA members for the first time. Right to left: Claire Rumler, Jason Emert, Jenna Winchester and Ryan Blicher. (Photo: Miami Law) Full-Size Photo

Six 1L senators were sworn into service today at the 16th Student Bar Association senate general meeting. Speaker Justin Diner inducted the following students into office: Jason Emert, Netaly Masica, Ryan Blicher, Jessica Gorra, Jenna Winchester and Claire Rumler.

Jenna Winchester, of section D, bounced with joy.

"When I came to UM, I clicked with the students," said Winchester, who received the senator-at-large title for having the most student votes. "I loved the atmosphere. I loved the concept, the teachers. I loved everything about it." The passion she has for Miami Law inspired her to run for election. Now that she is an official SBA member, she wants to be an advocate for the students.

Netaly Masica, of section B, was equally excited after Wednesday's results were announced. However, today's SBA meeting was a bit sobering. "I don't know what I got myself into," she said, "but I'm starting to find out."

Moving forward, she intends to make a positive impact for the students.

"I don't see anything that's lacking at this moment in time," she said. "But it's not just about me. It's about the whole 1L class."