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., Blank Rome LLP
Janet Costello, Esq., The Law Offices of Janet Costello, LLC
Renée L. Davis, Diversity Manager, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.
Michellene Davis, Esq., Barnabas Health
Zoila Cassanova, Esq., Deputy Supervising Court Attorney, Bronx Criminal Court
Jeffrey Key, Esq., NJ LEEP, Inc.
Matthew Feinstein, Esq., NJ LEEP, Inc.
Louis Acevedo, Esq., Office of the Public Defender, State of New Jersey


Mark Alexander, Associate Dean & Professor of Law
Wilfredo Caraballo, Professor of Law and Diversity Council Co-Chair
Jenny Brooke Condon, Associate Professor of Law
Sonia Cunha, Director of Career Services
Cara Foerst, Dean of Students
Father Nicholas Gengaro, Chaplain of Seton Hall Law<
Rachel D. Godsil, Professor of Law
Maya Grosz, Director of Skills Curriculum
Patrick E. Hobbs, Dean and Professor of Law
John Jacobi, Professor of Law
Gisele Joachim, Dean of Enrollment Management
Janet LeMonnier, Executive Director of Communications
Erik Lillquist, Vice Dean & Professor of Law
Solangel Maldonado, Professor of Law and Diversity Council Co-Chair
Jessica Miles, Assistant Dean of Career Services & Assistant Clinical Professor
William Miller, Assistant Dean for Alumni & Development
David Opderbeck, Professor of Law
Jaime Werbel, Assistant Professor of Legal Practice


Arab American Law Students Association
Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association
Black Law Students Association
Irish American Law Students Association
Jewish Law Students Association
Lambda Law Alliance
Latin American Law Students Association
Muslim Law Students Association
Peter Rodino Society
Slavic American Law Students Association
St. Thomas More Society
Student Bar Association
Women’s Law Forum


Victor A. Afanador, Esq., Lite DePalma Greenberg & Rivas, LLC
Veronica Allende, Esq., Office of The Attorney General, State of NJ
Akinyemi T. Akiwowo, Esq.
Aney Chandy, Esq., Toys R Us Inc.
Hon. James Coleman, Jr., Esq., Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.
Vivian Sanks King, Esq.
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
Susie Cho, Esq., Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, LLP
Sang Choi, Esq., Verizon Wireless
Diecelis Escaño, Esq., Bretz & Coven, LLP
Jeremy Farrell, Esq., Jersey City Law Department
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
Marc Poirier
, Professor of Law