Organizations & Teams

Student Organizations

Our student organizations are the lifeblood of your experience here at Thomas Jefferson. The more than 30 organizations can offer you professional workshops in your areas of interest, amazing networking opportunities, community service projects and lots of social activities.

You also will have the opportunity to join one of our extraordinarily successful competition teams, the Alternative Dispute Resolution, the Mock Trial Team and the Moot Court Team. All three teams have an outstanding track-record of success against teams from the nation’s top-ranked law schools.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Team: Competes in negotiation and mediation competitions, and students develop dispute resolution skills applicable to virtually any area of practice.

Mock Trial Team: Competes in trial advocacy competitions, and students develop courtroom skills of particular value to a trial lawyer, such as a criminal prosecutor or defense attorney, a personal injury or medical malpractice plaintiffs’ lawyer, or an insurance defense lawyer.

Moot Court Team: Competes in appellate advocacy competitions, and students develop persuasive writing and oral argument skills relevant to practice areas in which legal writing is a critical component, such as a criminal law attorney focusing on appellate practice, a death penalty litigator, a business law litigator, or an intellectual property law litigator.

Visit the Student Bar Association (SBA).

SBA

President  Aurelio Valezquez
Vice President  Christina Tran
Treasurer Armando Diaz-Lombardo
Secretary Amanda Martin

sba@tjsl.edu


American Constitution Society (ACS)

President  Maria Espinosa
Vice President Ruby Faagu
Treasurer Andrea Ales

acslaw@tjsl.edu


Armenian Law Student Association (ALS) 

President  Tro Semerjian
Treasurer Nare Keshishyan
Secretary Renia Zadourian

alsa@tjsl.edu


Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)

President  Shanty Asher
Co-President  Injae Kang
Vice President Karan Joshi
Treasurer Dianne Francisco Quindiagan
Secretary  Christine Lopez

palsa@tjsl.edu


Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

President  Malcom Warren
Vice President Jeremy Dixon
Treasurer (interim) Philemon Norris
Treasurer Darion Hughes
Secretary Jordan Robertson

blsa@tjsl.edu


Business Law Association 

President  Alivia Abreu
Vice President Fletcher Morgan
Secretary  Christina Tran
Treasurer Jose Torres

bls@tjsl.edu


Criminal Law Society (Crim Law) 

Co-President  Melissa Noble
Co-President Katie Sarpy
Vice President Marissa Jimenez
Treasurer Julie Whitney

crimlaw@tjsl.edu  


Delta Theta Phi

Dean Maria Espinoza
Co-Dean Jon Ford
Vice-Dean Ruby Faagu
Tribune Kaylee Riddle

Environmental Law Society (ENV)

President Morgan Karalash
Vice President Will Hall
Secretary  Rebecca Orloff
Treasurer  Ivana Duarte

environmental@tjsl.edu  


Family Law Society (FLS)

President Mandy Mackenzie
Vice President Alli Kuska
Secretary Gigi Cordova
Treasurer Craig Laverez
Social Chair Cassandra Michel

fls@tjsl.edu


Immigration Law Society (ILS)

President  Sara Rosales
Vice President  Mayra Mecado
Secretary Lorena Rojas
Treasurer Sandy Hernandez

immigrationlaw@tjsl.edu


Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA)

President Teodosio Angel Sanchez
Vice President  Daryl Fernandez
Secretary Alex Murphey
Treasurer  Johannie Grados 

iprop@tjsl.edu


International Law Society (INTLS)

Co-President Hiren Bakrania
Co-President Crystal Dumbleton

ils@tjsl.edu


Jewish Student Union (JSU) 

President  Ethan Dreiman
Vice President Andrew Berger
Secretary  Robyn Lange
Treasurer Ramy Galal

jsu@tjsl.edu


Labor & Employment Law Association 

President  Harold Pickmans
Vice President Cierra McGill
Treasurer Nicole Okung
Secretary  Jamie Majeros

lela@tjsl.edu


La Raza Student Association (LARAZA)

President  Armando Diaz Lombardo
Vice President  Augustin Razo
Secretary  Mayra Mercando
Treasurer Tedosio Angel Sanchez

laraza@tjsl.edu


Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA)

President Natalie Keshishian
Co-President Daniya Albadrawi
Vice President Ramy Galal
Treasurer Ethan Dreiman

melsa@tjsl.edu


National Lawyers Guild (NLG) 

President Maria Espinoza
Vice President Ruby Faagu
   

nlg@tjsl.edu


Native American Law Students Association (NALSA)

Co-President Maria Espinoza
Co-President Crystal Dumbleton
Vice President Ruby Faagu
Secretary Caitlin Banegas
Treasurer Olga Gonzalez

nalsa@tjsl.edu


Outlaw Society

President  Sofia Flores
Vice President Naomi Butler
Social Chair Malcolm Warren
   

outlaw@tjsl.edu


Pasifika Law Students

Co-President  Ruby Faagu
Co-President Maria Espinoza
Secretary Shanty Asher
Treasurer Ayola Renguul

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)   

Justice  Sabrina Andres
Vice Justice Dianne Quindiagen
Treasurer  Michelle Mayfield-Swencionis
Marshal Ashlin Steele
   

http://www.tjsl.edu/phialphadelta

pad@tjsl.edu


Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF)

President  Ricci Appling
Vice President May LaRosa
Secretary Ruby Faagu

http://www.tjsl.edu/pilf

pilf@tjsl.edu

 
 

Sports Law Society (Sports)

President  Thomas Lovejoy
Vice President  Richard Austin
Secretary  Jordan Rhett
Treasurer  Daniel Neves

sportslaw@tjsl.edu  


Students Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF)

President  Roshun Shekarriz
Vice President Chelsie Hughes
Secretary Melissa Noble

saldf@tjsl.edu  


Student Veterans of America (SVA)

President  Craig Lavrenz
Vice President  Mandy Mackenzie
Treasurer  Andrew Mammano
Secretary Alli Kuska

sva@tjsl.edu


Tax Law Society (Tax)

President Cortney Harrington
VP of Communications Michelle Mayfield
VP of Operation Ashlin Steele
   

tax@tjsl.edu


Women's Law Association (WLA)

President  Maria Espinoza
Vice President  Ruby Faagu
Treasurer Andrea Ales
Secretary Cassandra Michel

wla@tjsl.edu

SBA

President  Aurelio Valezquez
Vice President  Christina Tran
Treasurer Armando Diaz-Lombardo
Secretary Amanda Martin

sba@tjsl.edu


American Constitution Society (ACS)

President  Maria Espinosa
Vice President Ruby Faagu
Treasurer Andrea Ales

acslaw@tjsl.edu


Armenian Law Student Association (ALS) 

President  Tro Semerjian
Treasurer Nare Keshishyan
Secretary Renia Zadourian

alsa@tjsl.edu


Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)

President  Shanty Asher
Co-President  Injae Kang
Vice President Karan Joshi
Treasurer Dianne Francisco Quindiagan
Secretary  Christine Lopez

palsa@tjsl.edu


Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

President  Malcom Warren
Vice President Jeremy Dixon
Treasurer (interim) Philemon Norris
Treasurer Darion Hughes
Secretary Jordan Robertson

blsa@tjsl.edu


Business Law Association 

President  Alivia Abreu
Vice President Fletcher Morgan
Secretary  Christina Tran
Treasurer Jose Torres

bls@tjsl.edu


Criminal Law Society (Crim Law) 

Co-President  Melissa Noble
Co-President Katie Sarpy
Vice President Marissa Jimenez
Treasurer Julie Whitney

crimlaw@tjsl.edu  


Delta Theta Phi

Dean Maria Espinoza
Co-Dean Jon Ford
Vice-Dean Ruby Faagu
Tribune Kaylee Riddle

Environmental Law Society (ENV)

President Morgan Karalash
Vice President Will Hall
Secretary  Rebecca Orloff
Treasurer  Ivana Duarte

environmental@tjsl.edu  


Family Law Society (FLS)

President Mandy Mackenzie
Vice President Alli Kuska
Secretary Gigi Cordova
Treasurer Craig Laverez
Social Chair Cassandra Michel

fls@tjsl.edu


Immigration Law Society (ILS)

President  Sara Rosales
Vice President  Mayra Mecado
Secretary Lorena Rojas
Treasurer Sandy Hernandez

immigrationlaw@tjsl.edu


Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA)

President Teodosio Angel Sanchez
Vice President  Daryl Fernandez
Secretary Alex Murphey
Treasurer  Johannie Grados 

iprop@tjsl.edu


International Law Society (INTLS)

Co-President Hiren Bakrania
Co-President Crystal Dumbleton

ils@tjsl.edu


Jewish Student Union (JSU) 

President  Ethan Dreiman
Vice President Andrew Berger
Secretary  Robyn Lange
Treasurer Ramy Galal

jsu@tjsl.edu


Labor & Employment Law Association 

President  Harold Pickmans
Vice President Cierra McGill
Treasurer Nicole Okung
Secretary  Jamie Majeros

lela@tjsl.edu


La Raza Student Association (LARAZA)

President  Armando Diaz Lombardo
Vice President  Augustin Razo
Secretary  Mayra Mercando
Treasurer Tedosio Angel Sanchez

laraza@tjsl.edu


Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA)

President Natalie Keshishian
Co-President Daniya Albadrawi
Vice President Ramy Galal
Treasurer Ethan Dreiman

melsa@tjsl.edu


National Lawyers Guild (NLG) 

President Maria Espinoza
Vice President Ruby Faagu
   

nlg@tjsl.edu


Native American Law Students Association (NALSA)

Co-President Maria Espinoza
Co-President Crystal Dumbleton
Vice President Ruby Faagu
Secretary Caitlin Banegas
Treasurer Olga Gonzalez

nalsa@tjsl.edu


Outlaw Society

President  Sofia Flores
Vice President Naomi Butler
Social Chair Malcolm Warren
   

outlaw@tjsl.edu


Pasifika Law Students

Co-President  Ruby Faagu
Co-President Maria Espinoza
Secretary Shanty Asher
Treasurer Ayola Renguul

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)   

Justice  Sabrina Andres
Vice Justice Dianne Quindiagen
Treasurer  Michelle Mayfield-Swencionis
Marshal Ashlin Steele
   

http://www.tjsl.edu/phialphadelta

pad@tjsl.edu


Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF)

President  Ricci Appling
Vice President May LaRosa
Secretary Ruby Faagu

http://www.tjsl.edu/pilf

pilf@tjsl.edu

 
 

Sports Law Society (Sports)

President  Thomas Lovejoy
Vice President  Richard Austin
Secretary  Jordan Rhett
Treasurer  Daniel Neves

sportslaw@tjsl.edu  


Students Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF)

President  Roshun Shekarriz
Vice President Chelsie Hughes
Secretary Melissa Noble

saldf@tjsl.edu  


Student Veterans of America (SVA)

President  Craig Lavrenz
Vice President  Mandy Mackenzie
Treasurer  Andrew Mammano
Secretary Alli Kuska

sva@tjsl.edu


Tax Law Society (Tax)

President Cortney Harrington
VP of Communications Michelle Mayfield
VP of Operation Ashlin Steele
   

tax@tjsl.edu


Women's Law Association (WLA)

President  Maria Espinoza
Vice President  Ruby Faagu
Treasurer Andrea Ales
Secretary Cassandra Michel

wla@tjsl.edu