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Law Student Division Council

2017 Law Student 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.


Eun Hyung “Thomas” Kim
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
 Meredith ParnellLaw Student At-Large on the ABA Board of Governors
Meredith Parnell
Harvard Law School
 Samuel ChangDirector of Legal Education
Samuel Chang
University of California Hastings College of Law
 Caitlin PetersonVice Chair
Tijuana Barnes
The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

Delegates to the ABA House of of Delegates

 Caitlin PetersonDelegate of Diversity
Caitlin Peterson
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Delegate of Programming
Alissa Koenig
New England Law | Boston
Delegate of Communications
John Weber
University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Special Consulting Students (Non-Voting)

  Morgan Nelson HeadshotCaucus Chair
Morgan Nelson
South Dakota, University of School 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.

Hannah Hoffman, University of Michigan Law School
Rick Adams, University of Louisville – Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Ian Artis, University at Buffalo Law School
Matthew Buck, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Dayna Maeder, Florida State University College of Law
Habib Olapade, Yale Law School
Philip Tacason, University of California Hastings College of the Law

Caucus Leadership

Mental Health Caucus
Syrita Morgan, American University Washington College Of Law

Southern Caucus
Amy Pirtle, Loyola University Chicago School Of Law

Hispanic Caucus
Wendy Bonillo, American University Washington College Of Law
Andres Ramos

Rural Caucus
Patton Ritter, Texas A&M School of Law

California Students Caucus
Sammy Chang, University of California Hastings College of Law

Pro Bono
Samantha Pallini, Syracuse University College of Law

Women’s Caucus
Lindsay Eichinger, Widener University Commonwealth Law School

Black Caucus
Tracey Jackson, The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

Middle East/South Asian Caucus
Raymond Tran, Emory University School of Law
Sejal Patel, Chapman University Fowler School of Law

LGBTQ Caucus

Employment Consortium Caucus

Advisory Committee

Law Student Division Immediate Past Representative to the ABA BOG
John Louros

Law Student Division Liaisons from ABA House of Delegates
Tom Bolt, BoltNagi PC
Bobbie (Roberta) Liebenberg, Fine, Kaplan, & Black

Non-Student At-Large Members
Barbara Mayden, Young Mayden
Mike Burke, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Liaison, ABA Board of Governors
Maryann E. Foley, Law Office of Maryann E Foley:

Liaison, Section Officers Conference (SOC)
Mario Sullivan, Johnson & Sullivan Ltd.

Liaison, ABA Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline
Tiffany Harper, Grant Thornton LLP

Liaison, Young Lawyers Division
Izaac Rowe, University of Las Vegas, Nevada

Liaison, ABA Standing Committee on Membership (SCOM)
Stephanie Loquvam, Moyes Seller & Hendricks Ltd.


Council Committees

Rosters coming soon!

  • Nominating Committee
  • Resolutions and Advocacy Committee
  • Elections Committee
  • Membership and SBA Committee
  • Communications, Programming, and Publications Committee

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?

Learn how and when we choose Council members.

Current Council members

Find resources on the Council Portal.