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; 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.

    2015-2016 African American Law Alumni Association Board  
    Jocelyn M. Armstrong, L'09, Columbus Bar Association
    George Calloway, Jr., MD, L'12, Office of George Calloway, Jr. LLC
    Cedric P. Collins, L'12, Ohio Department of Youth Services/Law Office of Cedric P. Collins, LLC, Board Vice President
    Sheila Craft-Morgan, L'10, Craft Morgan Law
    Rasheda Hansard, L'07, Hansard Law
    Ashley Ingram, L'11, Ernst & Young, LLP
    David A. Ingram, L'11, State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy, Board Secretary
    Brian D. Mizelle, L'00, The Gnoesis Group
    Beatrice M. Nokuri, L'12, Bricker & Eckler, LLP
    Samuel A. Peppers, III, L'93, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
    Nicole Pittman, L'08, Nationwide Insurance, Board President
    Brittany Steele, L'12, Ohio Attorney General
    Aracely Tagliaventi, L'13, Franklin County Common Pleas Court
    Sean Walton, L'11, Walton Brown, LLC

    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.