MINORITY ALUMNI SOCIETY
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.
As one of the primary goals of the Minority Alumni Society, mentoring provides students with a way to connect with alumni and for alumni to connect with and help the next generation of Villanova lawyers.
BOOK SCHOLARSHIP FUND
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.
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
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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