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Law Student Division Council


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.

2018-2019 Officers

Negeen Sadeghi-Mohaved Chair
Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed
American University Washington College of Law
 Matthew Wallace Law Student At-Large on the ABA Board of Governors
Matthew Wallace
Syracuse University College of Law
 Sarah Correll Director of Legal Education
Sarah Correll
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Taurus Myhand Vice Chair
Taurus Myhand
University of Alabama School of Law

Delegates to the ABA House of Delegates

 Miosotti Tenecora Delegate of Diversity
Miosotti Tenecora
Boston University School of Law
Erika Lessane Delegate of Programming
Erika Lessane
Northwestern University School of Law
Ashley Baker Delegate of Communications
Ashley Baker
Southern University Law Center

Non-Voting Member

Dayna Maeder Student Editor-in-Chief
Dayna Maeder
Florida State University College of Law

Incoming 2019-2020 Council

Johnnie Nguyen Chair-Elect
Johnnie Nguyen
University of Colorado School of Law
 Michaela Posner Law Student At-Large on the ABA Board of Governors-Elect
Michaela Posner
University of California – Irvine School of Law
 Zachary Faircloth Director of Legal Education
Zachary Faircloth
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
Ayat Nizam Vice Chair-Elect
Ayat Nizam
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
 Conisha Hackett Delegate of Diversity-Elect
Conisha Hackett
University of Mississippi School of Law
Aurelia Phillips Delegate of Programming-Elect
Aurelia Phillips
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Julie Merow Delegate of Communications-Elect
Julie Merow
West Virginia University College of Law

Law Student Editorial Board

The Editorial Board oversees and writes content for Before the Bar blog and the Division’s flagship magazine, Student Lawyer.

Dayna Maeder, Florida State University College of Law, Student Editor-in-Chief, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020

2018-2019 Editorial Board

Kara Blomquist, University of Texas School of Law
Matthew Buck, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Jessica Gilgor, Creighton University School of Law
Andres Gonzalez, University of Hawaii at Manoa – William S. Richardson School of Law
Meryem Kahloon, University of Louisville – Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Danielle Kinchen, Louisiana State University – Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Tracey Than, Lewis & Clark Law School

2019-2020 Editorial Board

Abby Felter, George Washington University Law School
Jessica Gilgor, Creighton University School of Law
Alana Glover, University of Baltimore School of Law
Kayla Griffis Molina. University of Oklahoma College of Law
Nayiri Partamian, Southwestern Law School
Deborah Sier Huveldt, Florida State University College of Law
Katherine Vega, Washington University School of Law (St. Louis)
Subria Whitaker, University of Chicago Law School


Interested in Joining the Team?

Learn how and when we choose Council members.

Current Council members

Find resources on the Council Portal.