Student Bar Association

The Heartbeat of the Law School

Under the auspices of the Student Bar Association (SBA), the Gonzaga University School of Law supports a variety of student groups. The SBA is an adjunct of the American Bar Association and serves the interests of all law-school students. Under its umbrella, student groups advance the interests of unique interest groups and reflect their members’ interest in specific areas of the law.

See all of the SBA activities and updates on their Zagtivities page!

Our Purpose

The corporate purpose of the SBA is to encourage and enhance the academic and social environment for law students, individually and collectively.

Executive Board

Sara Fukuhara, President

SBA President

Sara was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences. In addition to her involvement with the SBA, she serves as a student liaison for the Asian Bar Association of Washington, president-elect of the International Law Society, treasurer of the Multicultural Law Caucus, and co-Auction Chair for the Gonzaga Public Interest Law Project. In her free time, Sara enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Nicholas Cortes, Vice President

Bio coming soon!

Rachel Platin, Treasurer

SBA Treasurer

Rachel grew up on the westside of Washington Sate just outside of Seattle. She studied Political Science and Economics at the University of Washington. Rachel is the Gonzaga Public interest Law Project Auction Co-Chair in addition to being the Treasurer for the SBA. Outside of class, she enjoys sports, fitness, being outdoors, and travelling. She is excited to serve the law school in thsi role and continue to meet more students. 

Tracy Cresta, Secretary

SBA Secretary 

Tracy is from Pasadena, California. She received her B.A. in Pubic Policy and Spanish from the University of Redlands, where she did track and field and diving. At Gonzaga, Tracy is also on the Dean’s Student Advisory Council, works for Lexis Nexis, is the liaison for the Spokane Young Lawyers Division, secretary for the Gonzaga Public Interest Law Project, and works in the Immigration Clinic. During her free time, Tracy likes to run and exercise, be outdoors, and spend time with her friends.

Alex Medina, Parliamentarian

Bio coming soon!

Josh Grissom, ABA Representative

ABA Representative

After graduating from Wasilla High School in Alaska, Josh earned an athletic scholarship to Dakota State University as a relief pitcher. He spent several years playing collegiate baseball before transferring to the University of Idaho, where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Public Relations. In addition to his involvement with the Student Bar Association, he is also an associate editor with the Gonzaga Journal of International Law, a member of the Irish-Jewish Law Caucus, and the former president of the Connelly Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta. In his free time, Josh works as a freelance correspondent for The Spokesman-Review and enjoys watching college football on the weekends.