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Fels Alumnus Christopher Jennison, MPA '14, Elected to the American Bar Association's Board of Governors

August 17, 2015

By Nora Laberee, SAS '18

Fels Alumnus and second year law student at Syracuse University’s College of Law, Christopher Jennison, has been elected as the Law Student at-Large for the American Bar Association’s Board of Governors. In this role, Jennison will have full voting rights on the board and will be representing the interests of law students at the nation's more than 200 ABA accredited law schools.

Jennison was one of several law students who were considered for the position. During his two years at Syracuse College of Law, he has served in various roles for the ABA including membership on the Board of Governors of the Law Student Division, and was the law student liaison to the Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education. Additionally, he recently received the Law Student Division's Gold Key Award, the highest award of the organization, given to a student who has devoted extraordinary time and effort in pursuing the goals of the division and the ABA.

During their meeting in March 2015, The Law Student Division Board voted for Jennison to be their voting representative on the ABA’s board. Since then, he has been in training and took office at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago in early August. Jennison will then serve as the Law Student at-Large for the ABA’s Board until August 2016.

“The board position will allow me to leverage the understanding of issues in legal education and the relationships that I have developed to best represent law students going forward,” says Jennison.

He graduated from Fels with a Master’s in Public Administration in 2014 and is currently focusing his studies on criminal law and procedure at the College of Law, and hopes to clerk after law school for a federal or state judge in Maryland and eventually work as a prosecutor.

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