LAA Board Members & Committees

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You can help to ensure active and diverse representation on the Board by nominating qualified alumni candidates or submitting a self-nomination during the open-nomination period. The nomination period ends August 7, 2015.

Carren B. Shulman '91
Vice Presidents
Joseph E. Ehrlich '97
John B. Harris '85
Sabrina I. Ursaner '10
Associate Directors
Daniel Blaser '06
Raniero D'Aversa '90
Maria de Lourdes Marshall LLM '06
Joseph L. Forstadt '64
Conor B. French '06
Tara J. Gabbai '96
Linda M. Gadsby '92
Ilana D. Golant '07
Norman L. Greene '74
Charlotte A. Hitchcock '91
Alan M. Klinger '81
Myron Kove LLM '67
Joseph J. LaRosa '83
Parkin Lee '81
Hon. Joseph K. McKay '69
Suzanna Publicker Mettham '09
Monique J. Mulcare '91
Henrik P. Patel '01
Steven W. Rabitz '95
Lois Nacht Rosen '79
Beth A. Rotman '99
Anne Sophie Rubesame '01
Harvey I. Schneider '58
Raymond B. Schwartzberg LLM '72
Alessandra Tebaldi Castelli LLM '05
Hon. Richard Orrin Tolchin '55
Rafael Vasquez '06
Kenneth T. Wasserman '70, LLM '72
Boji Wong '04 
Navid Zareh '98
Omid Zareh '95

Honorary Directors
Norma C. Abbene '89
Carole V. Aciman MCJ '90
Herbert Barbot ’91
Valerie L. Bowen '90
Kelvin D. Chen '04
Lloyd B. Chinn '92
Sandra Coudert Graham ’94 
Edward G. Eisert '73
Steven H. Epstein '86
Philip L. Friedman ’68 
Tiffany Gardner '01
Stephen R. Greenwald '66, LLM '95
Samuel P. Gunther '66, LLM '71
Frederick S. Harris '79
T. Randolph Harris '77, LLM '83
Patricia E. Hennessey '79
Patricia Hewitt '90
Joel Hirschtritt ’70  
Christine Homer '90
Peter Lallas '04
Scott M. Lerman '94
Elizabeth Manko Libby '87
Allen F. London '73
Sandra M. Marsh '81
Leigh M. Meaders-Robinson '94
Jeffrey L. Nagel '94
Hon. Eduardo Padro '80
Jonathan E. Pickhardt '98
Jason R. Pickholz '94
Tracy E. Pogue '91
Joseph Polizzotto ’78 
Mark D. Risk '84
Carol A. Robles-Roman '89
Lawrence M. Rosenstock '68
Cynthia B. Rubin '90
Sandor C. Schweiger '61
Hon. Mark H. Snyder, ’77 
Kara H. Stein '95
Jerome Walker '84
Richard Wong '04

Past Presidents
Permanent Directors
Rocco F. Andriola '82, LLM '86
Hon. Carol H. Arber '68
Edward E. Blakeslee '47, LLM '58
Emily T. Campbell '95
Leonard J. Felzenberg '55
Donald T. Fox '56
Hon. Norman Goodman '50
Katherine R. Frink-Hamlett '91
Jonathan M. Herman '73
Paul C. Kurland '70
Marvin S. Lerman '65, LLM '70
Martin Lipton '55

Lawrence A. Mandelker '68
Robert J. McDermott '70, LLM '74
Steven S. Miller '70
Lester Pollack '57

Lifetime Directors
Leonard Boxer '63
Hon. Barry A. Cozier '75
Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin '52
Hon. Jonathan Lippman '68
Hon. Raymond J. Lohier '91
Hon. Rose Luttan Rubin '42 

LAA Committees

Admitted Students
The Committee assists the Office of Admissions in convincing accepted students to select NYU Law.  Committee members will also be available to serve as panelists.

Annual Alumni Luncheon Committee
The Committee determines the topic and speaker for the Annual Alumni Luncheon and does outreach to firms and alumni to ensure strong attendance.

Awards Committee
The Committee selects alumni celebrating their reunion to receive awards at the LAA Awards Luncheon.

Career Planning
Committee members assist the Office of Career Services in helping graduates obtain permanent employment and our 2L’s obtain summer internships. The Committee will also respond to various requests for assistance (e.g., implosion of Dewey & LeBoeuf).

Development Committee
The Committee aims to achieve 100% Board donation participation and assist the Office of Development in other fund-raising efforts.

Fall Conference Committee
The Committee determines the topic and speaker(s) for the LAA Fall Lecture.  The Committee often will host a dinner for the panelists after the lecture.

Graduate Division Committee
The Committee assists the Graduate Division, including the Office of Graduate Affairs, the Office of Career Services, the Public Interest Law Center, and the J.S.D. program in developing initiatives and programs tailored to the unique needs of our graduate law students and alumni. The Committee also works collaboratively with other Alumni Association committees to integrate graduate students and alumni into the areas the Alumni Association addresses.

International Alumni Committee
This committee develops initiatives to address the needs of over 5,000 law school graduates (JD and LLM) residing and/or practicing abroad.

Judges Committee
Committee members serve as volunteer judges for the Lawyering Program’s Motion and Oral Argument simulation for first-year students. All simulation judges are volunteers – judges, law professors and experienced practitioners – who critique students on their oral arguments, giving them a sense of the intensity and intellectual challenge of oral advocacy.  CLE credit may also be available to simulation judges.

Mentoring Committee
This Committee creates mentor-mentee opportunities by organizing Board members willing to meet/speak with current students and recent graduates who are seeking advice regarding a wide range of matters (e.g., pursuing a career in the public interest field, switching from law to business, raising a family while practicing law, working in-house, etc.)
To sign up as a mentor, please register here.

Nominating Committee
The Committee solicits nominations, reviews recommendations and selects alumni to the LAA Board.

Recent Graduate Committee
The Committee assists with targeting and addressing the needs of recent graduates including organizing monthy happy hours (third Wednesday of each month) and a holiday season and spring event.