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Brett S. VanBuren headshot.

Law Student Representative to the Board, 2024-2025

Brett S. VanBuren is a third-year law student in the College of Law and is receiving a certificate of advanced study in national security and counterterrorism law in addition to his juris doctor. He was recently elected president of the Corporate Law Society at the college, where he is a member of the Travis H.D. Lewin Advocacy Honor Society and won the 2024 Entertainment and Sports Law Arbitration Competition. He also serves as a procedural advisor for undergraduate students during conduct investigations. Additionally, VanBuren is the business editor of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce. VanBuren spent the summer of 2023 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, with the United States Army as a Judge Advocate General's Corp (JAG) intern; he is serving again as a JAG intern during the summer of 2024 with the Southern European Task Force - Africa, located in Vicenza, Italy. During the 2022-2023 academic year, he served as class president for the Student Bar Association.

Prior to coming to Syracuse, VanBuren had a three-year career in the advertising industry with a focus on finance. His undergraduate degree is in history from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

VanBuren serves as the law student representative to the board for the 2024-25 academic year. He participates, ex officio, on the board’s Academic Affairs and the Student Experience Committees and reports to the board at Executive Committee and full board meetings.