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  Christopher Reilly
Vice President  Shelby Scheider
Treasurer Evan Thammahong
Secretary Patricia Tagufa

sba@tjsl.edu


American Constitution Society (ACS)

President   
Vice President  
Treasurer  

acslaw@tjsl.edu


Armenian Law Student Association (ALS) 

President  Tatiana Karamian
Vice President Natalie Karamian
Secretary Kristinaq Aghazaryan
Treasurer Andranik Beglarian
   

alsa@tjsl.edu


Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)

President  Thea Jaucian
   
Vice President  
Treasurer Pei-Hsuan Chen
Secretary   

palsa@tjsl.edu


Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

President  Tevin Thompson
Vice President Geronimo Gutierrez
Treasurer Toyosi Adesaje
   
Secretary Selena Pierre

blsa@tjsl.edu


Business Law Association 

President  John Pittman III
Vice President  
Secretary  Jasmine Farrington
Treasurer  

bls@tjsl.edu


Criminal Law Society (Crim Law) 

President  Zafir Huq
   
Vice President  
Treasurer  

crimlaw@tjsl.edu


CLIMB

Program Coordinator Octavia Carson
Executive Consultant Teven Thompson
   
   

Entertainment Law

President Emily Young
Vice President Richard de Morris
Secretary Venessa Maalouf
Treasurer Sylvia Carbonell

entertainment@tjsl.edu 


Environmental Law Society (ENV)

President Rocio Ortiz
Vice President Norra Pe Benito
Secretary  Leandra Graziano
Treasurer  Perlita Varela

environmental@tjsl.edu  


Family Law Society (FLS)

President John Pittman III
Vice President Gabby Russo
Secretary  
Social Chair  

fls@tjsl.edu


Immigration Law Society (ILS)

President  Jacquelin Carbajal
Vice President  Denice Flores
Secretary  
Treasurer Vicente Ramos

immigrationlaw@tjsl.edu


Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA)

President Yenok Tantanyan
Vice President  Aundrea Cardoza
Secretary Shelby Scheider
Treasurer  Angelino Lim

iprop@tjsl.edu

International Cannibas Society

President Marc Cavazos
Vice President  
Secretary Dominic Claudio
Treasurer Nick Terwilliger

International Law Society (INTLS)

Co-President  
Co-President  

ils@tjsl.edu


Jewish Student Union (JSU) 

President   
Vice President  
Secretary   
Treasurer  

jsu@tjsl.edu


Labor & Employment Law Association 

President  John Pittman III
Vice President  
Treasurer  
Secretary  Geronimo Gutierrez

lela@tjsl.edu


La Raza Student Association (LARAZA)

President  Alfredo Villegas
Vice President  Anthony Mansour
Secretary  Patricia Atallah
Treasurer Jubani Estrada

laraza@tjsl.edu

Mental Health Law Society

President JoAnna Hubbard
Vice President Kayla Dorame
Secretary  
Treasurer Stacey Macias

Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA)

President  
Co-President  
Vice President  
Treasurer  

melsa@tjsl.edu


National Lawyers Guild (NLG) 

President  
Vice President  
   

nlg@tjsl.edu


Native American Law Students Association (NALSA)

President Caitlin Benegas
   
Vice President Kayla Dorame
Secretary Stacey Macias
Treasurer JoAnna Hubbard

nalsa@tjsl.edu


Pride Law

President  Samir Shah
Vice President Taylor Donoho
Treasurer Jenna Juliano
   

outlaw@tjsl.edu


Pasifika Law Students

Co-President   
Co-President  
Secretary  
Treasurer  

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)   

Justice  Puneet Dhindsa
Vice Justice Sylvia Carbonell
Treasurer  Rocio Ortiz
Marshal  

http://www.tjsl.edu/phialphadelta

pad@tjsl.edu


Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF)

President  Richard de Morris
Vice President  
Treasurer Mark Olando

http://www.tjsl.edu/pilf

pilf@tjsl.edu

 
Sexual & Domestic Violence Law Students Association
 
President Kayla Dorame
Vice President Caitlin Benegas
Secretary Stacey Macias
Treasurer JoAnna Hubbard
 

Sports Law Society (Sports)

President  Chelsie Keller
Vice President  Tyler Duncan
Secretary  Dan Anello
Treasurer  Mike Zetti

sportslaw@tjsl.edu  


Students Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF)

President   
Vice President  
Secretary  

saldf@tjsl.edu  


Student Veterans of America (SVA)

Vice President   
Treasurer   
Secretary  

sva@tjsl.edu


Tax Law Society (Tax)

President  
VP of Communications  
VP of Operation  
   

tax@tjsl.edu


Women's Law Association (WLA)

President  Sonja Larimore
Vice President  Richard de Morris
Treasurer  
Secretary  

wla@tjsl.edu

SBA

President  Christopher Reilly
Vice President  Shelby Scheider
Treasurer Evan Thammahong
Secretary Patricia Tagufa

sba@tjsl.edu


American Constitution Society (ACS)

President   
Vice President  
Treasurer  

acslaw@tjsl.edu


Armenian Law Student Association (ALS) 

President  Tatiana Karamian
Vice President Natalie Karamian
Secretary Kristinaq Aghazaryan
Treasurer Andranik Beglarian
   

alsa@tjsl.edu


Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)

President  Thea Jaucian
   
Vice President  
Treasurer Pei-Hsuan Chen
Secretary   

palsa@tjsl.edu


Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

President  Tevin Thompson
Vice President Geronimo Gutierrez
Treasurer Toyosi Adesaje
   
Secretary Selena Pierre

blsa@tjsl.edu


Business Law Association 

President  John Pittman III
Vice President  
Secretary  Jasmine Farrington
Treasurer  

bls@tjsl.edu


Criminal Law Society (Crim Law) 

President  Zafir Huq
   
Vice President  
Treasurer  

crimlaw@tjsl.edu


CLIMB

Program Coordinator Octavia Carson
Executive Consultant Teven Thompson
   
   

Entertainment Law

President Emily Young
Vice President Richard de Morris
Secretary Venessa Maalouf
Treasurer Sylvia Carbonell

entertainment@tjsl.edu 


Environmental Law Society (ENV)

President Rocio Ortiz
Vice President Norra Pe Benito
Secretary  Leandra Graziano
Treasurer  Perlita Varela

environmental@tjsl.edu  


Family Law Society (FLS)

President John Pittman III
Vice President Gabby Russo
Secretary  
Social Chair  

fls@tjsl.edu


Immigration Law Society (ILS)

President  Jacquelin Carbajal
Vice President  Denice Flores
Secretary  
Treasurer Vicente Ramos

immigrationlaw@tjsl.edu


Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA)

President Yenok Tantanyan
Vice President  Aundrea Cardoza
Secretary Shelby Scheider
Treasurer  Angelino Lim

iprop@tjsl.edu

International Cannibas Society

President Marc Cavazos
Vice President  
Secretary Dominic Claudio
Treasurer Nick Terwilliger

International Law Society (INTLS)

Co-President  
Co-President  

ils@tjsl.edu


Jewish Student Union (JSU) 

President   
Vice President  
Secretary   
Treasurer  

jsu@tjsl.edu


Labor & Employment Law Association 

President  John Pittman III
Vice President  
Treasurer  
Secretary  Geronimo Gutierrez

lela@tjsl.edu


La Raza Student Association (LARAZA)

President  Alfredo Villegas
Vice President  Anthony Mansour
Secretary  Patricia Atallah
Treasurer Jubani Estrada

laraza@tjsl.edu

Mental Health Law Society

President JoAnna Hubbard
Vice President Kayla Dorame
Secretary  
Treasurer Stacey Macias

Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA)

President  
Co-President  
Vice President  
Treasurer  

melsa@tjsl.edu


National Lawyers Guild (NLG) 

President  
Vice President  
   

nlg@tjsl.edu


Native American Law Students Association (NALSA)

President Caitlin Benegas
   
Vice President Kayla Dorame
Secretary Stacey Macias
Treasurer JoAnna Hubbard

nalsa@tjsl.edu


Pride Law

President  Samir Shah
Vice President Taylor Donoho
Treasurer Jenna Juliano
   

outlaw@tjsl.edu


Pasifika Law Students

Co-President   
Co-President  
Secretary  
Treasurer  

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)   

Justice  Puneet Dhindsa
Vice Justice Sylvia Carbonell
Treasurer  Rocio Ortiz
Marshal  

http://www.tjsl.edu/phialphadelta

pad@tjsl.edu


Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF)

President  Richard de Morris
Vice President  
Treasurer Mark Olando

http://www.tjsl.edu/pilf

pilf@tjsl.edu

 
Sexual & Domestic Violence Law Students Association
 
President Kayla Dorame
Vice President Caitlin Benegas
Secretary Stacey Macias
Treasurer JoAnna Hubbard
 

Sports Law Society (Sports)

President  Chelsie Keller
Vice President  Tyler Duncan
Secretary  Dan Anello
Treasurer  Mike Zetti

sportslaw@tjsl.edu  


Students Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF)

President   
Vice President  
Secretary  

saldf@tjsl.edu  


Student Veterans of America (SVA)

Vice President   
Treasurer   
Secretary  

sva@tjsl.edu


Tax Law Society (Tax)

President  
VP of Communications  
VP of Operation  
   

tax@tjsl.edu


Women's Law Association (WLA)

President  Sonja Larimore
Vice President  Richard de Morris
Treasurer  
Secretary  

wla@tjsl.edu