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May 04, 2021

SULC law student Lannette Richardson elected to ABA Law Student Division Council

CHICAGO, May 4, 2021 — The American Bar Association Law Student Division Assembly has elected Lannette Richardson, a student at Southern University Law Center, to serve as chair for the 2021–22 term.

The assembly is comprised of student bar association presidents, law student liaisons to other ABA divisions and ABA representatives from each of the 201 ABA-accredited law schools.

The full slate of newly elected council members also includes:

•   Vice Chair: Jireh Davis (Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law)

•   Law Student At-Large on the ABA Board of Governors: Neeharika Thuravil (Seton Hall University School of Law)

•   Delegate of Communications, Publications and Outreach: Olivia Yoon (Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law)

•   Delegate of Diversity and Inclusion: Ernesto Villaseñor (University of Baltimore School of Law)

•   Delegate of Programming: Servando Martinez (University of Nevada Las Vegas - William S. Boyd School of Law)

Richardson previously served as council vice chair.

The Law Student Division Council oversees the general operation of the ABA Law Student Division, including advocating for and shaping legislation and policy, coordinating outreach to law students regarding ABA resources, and acting as representatives for law students to the ABA and the legal profession. Officers each serve a one-year term from August to July.

To learn more about the officers-elect and their platforms, visit the Law Student Division Council page.

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