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Law Student Division Council

2016-2017 ABA Law Student Board

The ABA Law Student Division Council oversees the general operation of the Division. Please note: bylaws passed at 2016 Annual Meeting changed the executive structure from a Board of Governors to a Council.


Fabiani Duarte Kareem Aref
University of California – Davis School of Law
Davis, CA
Marcus Sandifer
Vice Chair
Emory University School of Law
Atlanta, GA
Eun Hyung “Thomas” Kim
Secretary Treasurer
Arizona State University – Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Tempe, AZ
John Louros
Representative to ABA Board of Governors
New York Law School
New York, NY
Crystal Araujo
Vice Chair-SBA
University of San Francisco School of Law
San Francisco, CA

Delegates to the ABA House of of Delegates

Jenna Le
Savannah Law School
Savannah, GA
Rene Morency
Washington University School of Law
St. Louis, MO
John Weber
University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Louisville, KY

Officers-Elect (Non-Voting)


Thomas Kim

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Phoenix, AZ

Law Student At-Large on the ABA Board of Governors-Elect

Meredith Parnell

Harvard Law School

Cambridge, MA

Student Editor (Non-Voting)

   RRichards Racquel Richards
Elon University School of Law
Greensboro, NC

Special Consulting – Circuit Governors (Non-Voting)

Jasmine Carnegie Headshot Jasmine Carnegie
1st Circuit
University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth


Raul Velez Portrait Raul Velez Jr.
2nd Circuit
Syracuse University Law School


Chase Hudson Headshot Chase Hudson
3rd Circuit
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law


Sam Johnson Headshot Sam Johnson
4th Circuit
University of South Carolina School of Law


Vanessa Ryan Headshot Vanessa Ryan
5th Circuit
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law


John Weber Headshot John Weber
6th Circuit
Louisville, University of – Brandeis School of Law


Sandra Gallant Jones Headshot Sandra Gallant-Jones
7th Circuit
Northern Illinois University College of Law


Morgan Nelson Headshot Morgan Nelson
8th Circuit
South Dakota, University of School of Law


Aura Gilham Headshot Aura Gilham
9th Circuit
University of Southern California Gould School of Law


Scott Woodard Headshot Scott Woodard
10th Circuit
Cumberland School of Law


Merancia Noelsaint Headshot Merancia Noelsaint
11th Circuit
University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law


Christofer Morgan Headshot Christofer Morgan
12th Circuit
Gonzaga University School of Law


Marquita Christy Headshot Marquita D. Christy
13th Circuit
Southern University Law Center


Samuel Chang Headshot Samuel Chang
14th Circuit
University of California Hastings College of Law




Sara Sheikh
15th Circuit
Arizona Summit Law School


Liaisons to the Law Student Division Council

Jimmy Goodman
ABA Board of Governors

Lizabeth A. Moody
Senior Lawyers Division

Katrina Castillo
Young Lawyers Division

Interested in Joining the Team?

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Current Council members

Find resources on the Council Portal.