Villanova Law's Minority Alumni Society was established in 1999 and is dedicated to supporting and promoting diversity at the Law School and within the legal profession.

The goals of the Society are:

  • To assist the Law School in recruitment of minority and underrepresented students;
  • To provide mentoring opportunities for minority and underrepresented  students and alumni;
  • To foster personal and professional relationships with and among minority and underrepresented alumni and the Law School; and
  • To facilitate the exchange of information and ideas relative to the interest of minority and underrepresented  law students and lawyers.


Established in 2003 to help defray the cost of law books and other educational expenses, the Minority Alumni Society Book Scholarship Fund is awarded annually to Villanova Law students on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship was established especially to assist minority students who have achieved academically in the face of significant cultural, social or economic obstacles.

Current students should contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information. 


Leadership Board

The Minority Alumni Society is led by a leadership board and a group of advisers who are leaders in the legal industry and are committed to supporting diversity in the legal profession.


Samantha Fitzpatrick '19, Berwind Corporation

Vice President

Ryan Raymond '19, Raymond IP Firm LLC


Immediate Past President

Ashanti Crawford '10, Manager of Legal Talent Acquisition, Troutman Pepper


Antonio Burrell '13, Associate General Counsel, SNIPES

April Byrd '95, Member, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot LLC

Kristine Calalang '04, The Law Offices of Kristine L. Calalang

Judy Chaverri '16, Associate Principal Analyst, FINRA

Sharice Cummings Wallace '05, Associate, Locks Law Firm

Abel Garza '16, Professor, Northwest Vista College

B. Ever Hanna '17, Title IX Coordinator, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Ishmail Harris '21, Associate, Stevens and Lee

Janine Kiah '07, Director of Public Service and Pro Bono Initiatives, Charles Widger School of Law

Stephanie Miller '95, Investment Technology Group

Simeon Poles '17, Associate Duane Morris LLP

Aleena Sorathia '14, Attorney at Law, Ahmad & Zaffarese, LLC

Nathan Stanger '18, Counsel, Fixed Income & Alternatives, MetLife Investment Management

Danielle Wright '13, Staff Attorney, Board of Ethics, City of Philadelphia

DaQuana L. Carter '03 

Israel J. Floyd '73

Michelle M. Forsell '03

Frank E. Gilbert '57 VSB, '60 CWSL

Pearl H. Kim '07

Bryant D. Lim '96

Tomika N. S. Patterson '03

Paul M. Quinones '01

Bryan Y.M. Tham '10

Kali T. Wellington-James '09



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