African American Law Alumni Association (AALAA) - Capital University Law School

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.


    Devin M. Parram, L'07, Bricker & Eckler LLP

    African American Law Alumni Association Board - 2018-2019 

    Akpevwe M. Akpofure, L'15, Kegler Brown, Treasurer
    Lori Brown, L'06, Law Office of Lori Brown Johnson
    George F. Calloway, Jr., MD, L'12, Office of George Calloway, Jr. LLC
    Brittany N. Collins, L'13, Student Legal Services, Inc.
    Robert L. Gresham, L'07, Wright & Schulte
    E. Michelle Martin, L'11, The Martin Law Firm
    Marcus A. Miller, L'17, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
    Dara Pittard Lucas, L'12, Thompson, Steward Flecha LLC
    Karia A. Ruffin, L'16, Ohio Attorney General
    Brittany M. Sendi, L'12, Ohio Department of Education, Secretary
    David J. Simon, L'16, Nationwide Financial
    Aracely Tagliaventi, L'13, Central Ohio Transit Authority, Vice President
    Sean L. Walton, Jr., L'11, Walton & Brown, LLC
    Maurice A. Wells, L'17, Isaac Wiles

    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.