African American Law Alumni Association (AALAA)

  • The African American Law Alumni Association:

    • 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
    • Consults in the selection of 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.

    President
    Nicole M. Pittman, L'08, Nationwide

    African American Law Alumni Association Board - 2016-2017 

    Akpevwe M. Akpofure, L'15, Kegler Brown
    Jocelyn M. Armstrong, L'09, Columbus Bar Association
    George F. Calloway, Jr., MD, L'12, Office of George Calloway, Jr. LLC
    Cedric P. Collins, L'12, Ohio Department of Youth Services, Vice President
    Sheila D. Craft-Morgan, L'10, The Ohio State University
    Rasheda D. Hansard, L'07, Ohio Development Services Agency
    David A. Ingram, L'11, State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy
    Devin M. Parram, L'07, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, Treasurer
    Brittany M. Steele, L'12, Ohio Attorney General
    Aracely Tagliaventi, L'13, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Secretary 
    Sean L. Walton, Jr., L'11, Walton and 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.