Founded here at Cal in 2005, SAN has done nothing but strive for professionalism, excellence, and knowledge of the law since. These core values of SAN have guided our members down diverse and prosperous career paths, including law, finance, journalism, and public policy. Our alumni have held positions at Bain & Co., Ernst & Young, and Fenwick & West, and have attended law schools at Harvard, Stanford, and NYU. You too can grasp the tools for success under our direction and support network
WHAT YOU WILL DO
During your pledging period in Sigma Alpha Nu, you will learn a variety of career and life skill sets including, but not limited to: professionalism, leadership, and time management. You will learn to polish your basic professional skills, such as interviewing and public speaking in a way that allows your unique voice to shine. You will also be granted the opportunity to learn legal specific skills, such as conducting mock trials, conducting case analyses, and effectively communicating your viewpoints in a debate. Throughout this process, you will also get a glimpse of our fraternal bond as we grow together as a family. Additionally, you will get to host and participate in many professional events, such as legal speakers or LSAT workshops while also enjoying social events, such as our Big-Little Reveal and alumni socials. Ultimately, the pledging period is intended for your growth- as our newest family member, a professional, and an individual.
After joining our Fraternity and graduating, you will be leaving with life-long friends, sharpened skills, and affiliated alumni with mutual professional experiences and relationships.
SO, WHY SAN?
Being the smallest pre-law fraternity on campus, we pride ourselves on the close-knit community we offer our members. As a member, you will have the opportunity to polish your resume, improve your public speaking skills, and develop a network of connections with fellow members and alumni. You will also gain more substantive knowledge about the legal field through the debates, mock trials and legal panels we hold. If you are looking for a group of people who not only share the same amount of curiosity and passion you have for law, but also one that you can proudly call family, look no further.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
"Sigma Alpha Nu rests on the three pillars associated with our letters. Within my first semester in this organization, my peers and I refined our professional skills. I found mentors in my community to lead me in the right direction. By my second semester, I understood the concept of commitment as I entered into my first leadership role in this organization. By now, I understand and uphold daily our dedication to knowledge and the law.
I have developed two goals for this academic year in our organization. Firstly, to empower other students just as this community empowered me. As president, I work to extend a hand out into the large world of UC Berkeley. I believe in moving forward as a community and taking others along with us as we navigate the legal field. Secondly, I wish to ensure that we develop the most accommodating space for our members this academic year. Our community has worked diligently to make Sigma Alpha Nu accessible to all members of our university. As a student that requested accommodations upon my joining of Sigma Alpha Nu, I wish to continue to develop our organization further to accommodate more and more needs of our members.
I welcome you to join our community that has become more than a professional organization to our active members. It has become a safe and welcoming place to express our interests and thrive. Sigma Alpha Nu has become a pedagogical environment of like-minded students from diverse backgrounds and majors. Sigma Alpha Nu, overall, has become a home to many in the pre-law world."
SAN President 2021-22