African American Law Alumni Association (AALAA)

  • The African American Law Alumni Association:

    • Provides educational opportunities for African-American law alumni and students;
    • Fosters relationships between African American alumni and law students;
    • Recognizes outstanding contributions to the community by individual attorneys in memory of David D. White, L’31 (link to bio); and
    • Provides a number of annual competitive scholarships in the name of David D. White to Capital University Law School’s African American law students.

    Contact Terri Botsko for more information about participating in the AALAA.

    2013 - 2014 African American Law Alumni Association Board  

    Jennifer A. Adair, L'05, Ohio Attorney General
    Jocelyn M. Armstrong, L'09, J. Armstrong Law Firm, LLC
    Candice L. Christon, L'07, Ohio School Boards Association, Board Secretary
    Cedric P. Collins, L'12, Ohio Department of Youth Services/Law Office of Cedric P. Collins, LLC
    Sheila Craft-Morgan, L'10, Craft Morgan Law
    Lindsay Ford Ellis, L'07, Central Ohio Transit Authority, Board President
    Mark Hatcher, L'06, T'06, Baker & Hostetler LLP
    LeShel Hutchings, L'05, JPMorgan Chase
    David A. Ingram, L'11, Columbus City Attorney
    Brian D. Mizelle, L'00, The Gnoesis Group, Board Vice-President
    Beatrice M. Nokuri, L'12, Bricker & Eckler, LLP
    Samuel A. Peppers, III, L'93, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
    Ashley S. Scott, L'12, Ernst & Young, LLP
    J. Thomas Siwo, L'11, Bricker & Eckler LLP
    Jarrod B. Skinner, L'05, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas

    About David D. White, L’31 

    David D. White, Class of 1931, was the Law School’s first African American graduate and the first African American attorney licensed to practice in Columbus, Ohio. Throughout his career, Mr. White served the community in a variety of capacities. He practiced law for more than 57 years as a partner in the firm of Bell, White and Ross. He was a member of the Columbus Bar Association Board of Governors, the Ohio Public Defender Commission, the Ohio State Bar Association's Council of Delegates and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Mr. White died in 1992. In 1989, the African American Law Alumni Association established the Capital University Law School’s David D. White Scholarship in his honor.