A Diverse Community

Dean's Diversity Council  

Dean Patrick E. Hobbs established the Diversity Council in 2008 as an advisory board “to promote a diverse and inclusive academic and legal community.” Its mission is to better prepare students for an increasingly diverse society, promote a diverse educational environment, and assist with advancing equality and growing diversity within the legal profession. 


Mayling C. Blanco, Esq., Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Susie Cho, Esq., Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, LLP
Sang Choi, Esq., Verizon Wireless
Janet Costello, Esq., The Law Offices of Janet Costello, LLC
Renée L. Davis, Esq., Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.
Diecelis Escaño, Esq., Bretz & Coven, LLP
Jeremy Farrell, Esq., McElroy, Deutch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP
The Honorable José Linares, United States District Judge, District of New Jersey
Craig Livermore, Esq.
, Executive Director, NJ LEEP, Inc
Bindi Merchant, Esq., New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety
Calvin Souder, Esq., Patton Boggs, LLP
Bryn Whittle, Esq., Community Health Law Project


Christina Bennett, Director of the Academic Success Program and the LEO Program
Wilfredo Caraballo, Professor of Law
Sonia Cunha, Director of Career Services
Paula T. Edgar, Associate Director of Career Services
Malikah Fulton, Administrative Officer for Diversity Initiatives
Father Nicholas Gengaro, Chaplin of Seton Hall Law
Rachel D. Godsil, Professor of Law
Maya Grosz, Director of Skills Curriculum
Dorothea Harris, Student Services Coordinator
Patrick E. Hobbs, Dean and Professor of Law
John Jacobi, Professor of Law
Janet LeMonnier, Executive Director of Communications
Erik Lillquist, Vice Dean & Professor of Law
Solangel Maldonado, Professor of Law, Chair
Denise Pinney, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
Marc Poirier, Professor of Law
Michael Ricciardelli, Legal Media Officer
Brenda Saunders-Hampden, Professor of Law
David Weinberg, Director of Admissions


Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association
Black Law Students Association
Christian Legal Fellowship
Irish American Law Students Association
J. Reuben Clark Society
Jewish Law Students Association
Lambda Law Alliance
Latin American Law Students Association
Muslim Law Students Association
The Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Law Society
St. Thomas More Society
Student Bar Association
Women’s Law Forum


Victor A. Afanador, Esq., Lite DePalma Greenberg & Rivas, LLC
Akinyemi T. Akiwowo, Esq., Genova, Burns & Giantomasi
Aney Chandy, Esq., Toys R Us Inc.
Hon. James Coleman, Jr., Esq., Porzio Bromberg & Newman, PC
Vivian Sanks King, Esq., Law Offices of Vivian Sanks King
Marina Lao, Professor of Law
Marc Larkins, Esq., New Jersey Schools Development Authority
Emilia Perez, Esq., City of Newark Law Departmen
The Honorable Hany Mawla, Superior Court Judge, Family Division, Somerset County