The Law Student Division Liaisons serve as the law student contact in the ABA’s many entities. 

Centers and Commissions

  • Domestic and Sexual Violence: Emily Dillan, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth School of Law
  • Professional Responsibility: Derrick Gaiter, Florida A&M University College of Law
  • Women in the Profession: Emily Mertz, University of Iowa College of Law


  • Government and Public Sector Lawyers: Shama Puranik, New York Law School
  • Judicial Division – Council of Appellate Lawyers: Alexandria O’Neal, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Judicial Division Council: James Rowe, Cornell Law School
  • Public Education: Philip Schuler, Southwestern Law School
  • Solo, Small Firm and General Practice: Kaley Stringfellow, University of Houston Law Center


  • Affordable Housing & Community Development: Lacey Johnson, Northwestern
  • Communications Law: Cecelia Meyer, University of Dayton School of Law
  • Entertainment and Sports Industries: Adrienne Brown, University of Florida – Fredric G. Levin College of Law


  • Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice: Michael Vuong, SMU – Southern Methodist University – Dedman School of Law
  • Antitrust Law: Aaron Yuratovich, American University, Washington College of Law
  • Business Law: Chloe Moreno, University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Criminal Justice Section: William Merriweather, New England Law / Boston
  • Dispute Resolution: Jasmine Vega, Touro College – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • Family Law: Samira Shojaedini, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Health Law: James Kiai , Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Intellectual Property Law: Nichol John, Baylor University School of Law
  • International Law: Kyle Ellis, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Labor and Employment Law: Thomas Duda, University of California Davis School of Law
  • Litigation: David Schulman, New York University School of Law
  • Public Contract Law: Emily Golchini, George Washington University Law School
  • Real Property, Trust & Estate Law: Real Property Div.: Taylor Hickey, Boston College Law School
  • Science and Technology Law: Laura Essenberg, University of Hawaii at Manoa – William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Taxation: Mckenna Clark, Loyola Law School – Los Angeles
  • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice: Reginald Howard, Florida State University College of Law

Standing Committees

  • Armed Forces Law: Melissa Mazer, University of Dayton School of Law
  • Election Law: Drake Stobie, University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Gun Violence: Beatrice Adelufosi, Barry University – Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • Law and National Security: Jamie Bishop, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Legal Assistance for Military Personnel: Benjamin Pierce, University of Illinois Chicago John Marshall Law School


Position Openings

Check back here for future openings for ABA law student liaisons.

Liaison Resources

Liaison Reporting

Submitting Your Monthly Liaison Report:

  • By the last day of the month complete and submit the electronic report
  • Your report will automatically be routed to the appropriate Division leaders and staff
  • Questions? Content to share? Contact Renee Lugo




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