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  Jayson Swigart
Vice President  Andrew Steiger
Treasurer Jacob West
Secretary Patricia Tagufa

sba@tjsl.edu


American Constitution Society (ACS)

President   
Vice President  
Treasurer  

acslaw@tjsl.edu


Armenian Law Student Association (ALS) 

President  Natalie Karamian
Vice President Kristina Aghazaryan
Secretary Daniel Malki
Treasurer Daniel Malki
   

alsa@tjsl.edu


Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)

President  Andrea Zamora
   
Vice President Jayson Swigart
Treasurer  
Secretary   

palsa@tjsl.edu


Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

President  Taryn Williams
Vice President Tyra Foster
Treasurer Ariana Uribe
Secretary Natalie Karamian
   

blsa@tjsl.edu


CLIMB 

Co-President   Natalie Karamian
Co-President Tyra Foster
Vice President Ariana Uribe
Secretary  Taryn Williams
Treasurer Kayla Araujo

climb@tjsl.edu


Criminal Law Society (Crim Law) 

President Julia Ramos
   
Vice President  
Treasurer  

crimlaw@tjsl.edu


Entertainment Law

President Richard Demorris
Vice President Daniel Malki
Secretary Kristina Aghazaryan
Treasurer Sylvia Carbonell

entertainment@tjsl.edu 


Environmental Law Society (ENV)

President  
Vice President  
Secretary   
Treasurer   

environmental@tjsl.edu  


Family Law Society (FLS)

President  
Vice President  
Secretary  
Social Chair  

fls@tjsl.edu


Immigration Law Society (ILS)

President  Perlita Varela
Vice President   
Secretary  
Treasurer  

immigrationlaw@tjsl.edu


International Cannabis Society

President Marc Cavazos
Vice President   
Secretary  
Treasurer   

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   
Vice President  
Treasurer  
Secretary   

lela@tjsl.edu


La Raza Student Association (LARAZA)

President  Vanessa Rodriguez
Vice President  Sarah Yonan
Secretary  Ariana Uribe
Treasurer Kayla Araujo

laraza@tjsl.edu

Mental Health Law Society

President  
Vice President  
Secretary  
Treasurer  

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  
   
Vice President  
Secretary  
Treasurer  

nalsa@tjsl.edu


Pride Law

President   
Vice President  
Treasurer  
   

outlaw@tjsl.edu


Pasifika Law Students

Co-President   
Co-President  
Secretary  
Treasurer  

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)   

Justice  Sylvia Carbonell
Vice Justice Richard Demorris
Treasurer  Dominaque Moore
Marshal  

http://www.tjsl.edu/phialphadelta

pad@tjsl.edu


Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF)

President  Richard de Morris
Secretary Jayson Swigart
Treasurer Mark Olando

http://www.tjsl.edu/pilf

pilf@tjsl.edu

 
Sexual & Domestic Violence Law Students Association
 
President Domanique Moore
Vice President  
Secretary  
Treasurer  
 

Sports Law Society (Sports)

President  Noah Larsh
Vice President   
Secretary   
Treasurer   

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  Nora Pe Benito
Vice President  Richard Demorris
Treasurer  
Secretary  

wla@tjsl.edu

SBA

President  Jayson Swigart
Vice President  Andrew Steiger
Treasurer Jacob West
Secretary Patricia Tagufa

sba@tjsl.edu


American Constitution Society (ACS)

President   
Vice President  
Treasurer  

acslaw@tjsl.edu


Armenian Law Student Association (ALS) 

President  Natalie Karamian
Vice President Kristina Aghazaryan
Secretary Daniel Malki
Treasurer Daniel Malki
   

alsa@tjsl.edu


Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)

President  Andrea Zamora
   
Vice President Jayson Swigart
Treasurer  
Secretary   

palsa@tjsl.edu


Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

President  Taryn Williams
Vice President Tyra Foster
Treasurer Ariana Uribe
Secretary Natalie Karamian
   

blsa@tjsl.edu


CLIMB 

Co-President   Natalie Karamian
Co-President Tyra Foster
Vice President Ariana Uribe
Secretary  Taryn Williams
Treasurer Kayla Araujo

climb@tjsl.edu


Criminal Law Society (Crim Law) 

President Julia Ramos
   
Vice President  
Treasurer  

crimlaw@tjsl.edu


Entertainment Law

President Richard Demorris
Vice President Daniel Malki
Secretary Kristina Aghazaryan
Treasurer Sylvia Carbonell

entertainment@tjsl.edu 


Environmental Law Society (ENV)

President  
Vice President  
Secretary   
Treasurer   

environmental@tjsl.edu  


Family Law Society (FLS)

President  
Vice President  
Secretary  
Social Chair  

fls@tjsl.edu


Immigration Law Society (ILS)

President  Perlita Varela
Vice President   
Secretary  
Treasurer  

immigrationlaw@tjsl.edu


International Cannabis Society

President Marc Cavazos
Vice President   
Secretary  
Treasurer   

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   
Vice President  
Treasurer  
Secretary   

lela@tjsl.edu


La Raza Student Association (LARAZA)

President  Vanessa Rodriguez
Vice President  Sarah Yonan
Secretary  Ariana Uribe
Treasurer Kayla Araujo

laraza@tjsl.edu

Mental Health Law Society

President  
Vice President  
Secretary  
Treasurer  

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  
   
Vice President  
Secretary  
Treasurer  

nalsa@tjsl.edu


Pride Law

President   
Vice President  
Treasurer  
   

outlaw@tjsl.edu


Pasifika Law Students

Co-President   
Co-President  
Secretary  
Treasurer  

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)   

Justice  Sylvia Carbonell
Vice Justice Richard Demorris
Treasurer  Dominaque Moore
Marshal  

http://www.tjsl.edu/phialphadelta

pad@tjsl.edu


Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF)

President  Richard de Morris
Secretary Jayson Swigart
Treasurer Mark Olando

http://www.tjsl.edu/pilf

pilf@tjsl.edu

 
Sexual & Domestic Violence Law Students Association
 
President Domanique Moore
Vice President  
Secretary  
Treasurer  
 

Sports Law Society (Sports)

President  Noah Larsh
Vice President   
Secretary   
Treasurer   

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  Nora Pe Benito
Vice President  Richard Demorris
Treasurer  
Secretary  

wla@tjsl.edu