Make UVA Law great again

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People who say Erich Reimer is unqualified for student government? “Haters,” he says. “I’ll be saving a few tweets for them later.” Submitted photo People who say Erich Reimer is unqualified for student government? “Haters,” he says. “I’ll be saving a few tweets for them later.” Submitted photo

The presidential primaries aren’t the only races going on. At UVA School of Law, Erich Reimer found inspiration in The Donald for his run for Student Bar Association vice president and Student Council representative, and promises to build a wall between the law school and main Grounds—and make undergrad Student Council pay for it.

“We have undergrads studying in our library,” writes Reimer on his Facebook page. “Let’s be honest, when Main Grounds sends its people, they aren’t sending their best and brightest. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with them. They come here and take our free coffee at MyLab and hog group study tables. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Pledges Reimer on the Make UVA Law Great Again page, “I’ll create a library patrol force run by SBA to round up undergrads studying in our library and send them home. And then we’ll let the good ones back in to study and watch Netflix.”

Between classes, Reimer, 25, says, “So far everybody has found it quite entertaining. I think people see it as a parody. It doesn’t offend the people who like Trump, and it doesn’t offend those who don’t.”

Perhaps most importantly, “It adds some fun to what could be a boring election week at the law school,” he says. Oh, and needless to say, Reimer is self-funding his campaign.