The NAPLA Nomination Committee 2017-2018 is honored to present the following slate of Executive Board and At-Large Board positions.
NAPLA Nominations Committee: Recommended Executive Board – 2018
Slate of Self Nominations for At-Large Board Positions – 2018
Tom Rozinski currently serves as 2nd Vice President. He is Associate Professor of Political Science at Touro College, where he has taught for ten years, as well as prelaw advisor. His recent projects include trying to increase collaboration between legal writing professors and undergraduate teachers of constitutional law, and attempting to make the LSAT schedule more student-friendly. As a NAPLA board member he redesigned the process for the selection of future conference sites using a model that should reduce costs for NAPLA attendees..
Rita Ralston currently serves as an At-Large Member of the NAPLA Board. She has been a pre-law advisor at Boston University for the past fifteen years. She advises hundreds of students each year on the path to law school, supports several pre-law student organizations, and serves as an instructor for the First Year Experience Program. As a member of NAPLA, Rita co-founded and has co-chaired the Boston Connect pre-law advisor professional development program (2013-present). She has been a regular participant and presenter at NAPLA conferences. Rita is a Co-Chair of NAPLA’s 2019 Conference in Boston.
Dianne McDonald has a background in both law and education and has served as the pre-law advisor at Bucknell University as well as a lecturer at Bucknell’s School of Management since 2010. She served as a conference co-chair for the NAPLA conference in Baltimore in 2014 and as an at-large member of the NAPLA board of directors. She is currently treasurer of NAPLA.
Prior to joining the Hiatt Career Center at Brandeis University, Lauren practiced family law for 13 years in Chicago. While in Chicago, she taught legal research and writing for a semester at DePaul University, College of Law. At Brandeis, she advises students on all aspects of their pre-law experience, including choosing a path, taking classes, networking, finding and applying to jobs and internships related to their anticipated legal careers, as well as preparing for the LSAT and applying to law school.
Sarah Rethage is Assistant Dean of Admissions at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston. She received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law. She has been in NAPLA for 14 years and has worked with NAPLA Board members with planning events for the 2017 and 2019 annual conference. Sarah has also participated in admissions and financial aid panels for both NAPABA and LSAC and was previously a member of the LSAC Services & Programs (S&P) Committee.