March 21, 2006
Michael DePetrillo, a 2L at Tulane Law School in New Orleans, was elected to serve as the next Chair of the American Bar Association Law Student Division. The election took place in Washington, DC as part of the division’s Spring Board of Governors Meeting.
As Chair, DePetrillo will lead the Law Student Division and serve as the spokesperson for over 50,000 law students across the country. “I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to represent my fellow law students throughout the country,” said DePetrillo. “A part of my plan for the coming year will focus on the Gulf region recovery and the critical role law students have played in this effort. In addition, I will work to ensure the Law Student Division continues to promote the many important issues directly affecting law students, such as loan repayment assistance programs and diversity in the profession.”
DePetrillo is currently serving the Law Student Division as a National Officer in the position of Division Delegate. He will officially take over as Chair at the ABA Annual Meeting in Hawaii this August.
About the American Bar Association
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