USC law students continue strong ABA presence
Two University of South Carolina law students were recently elected to serve as national officers in the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division.
Brandon Smith, a second-year student from Atlanta, was elected to serve as the 2011-12 student representative on the ABA Board of Governors. Lauren Acquaviva, a second-year student from Holmdel, N.J., was elected vice chair of the Law Student Division.
Smith will replace Tommy Preston Jr., who has served in the position the past year, marking the first time in ABA history that students from the same law school have served the position consecutively.
Acquaviva will be responsible for overseeing student membership for the ABA and working to ensure that the association is providing adequate services for students to succeed in law school and in being prepared to enter the legal profession.
Smith and Acquaviva continue a tradition of USC Law students serving in key ABA positions. This year, USC has had more law students in regional and national ABA positions than any law school in the country. In addition to Preston, five other students have served in ABA positions.