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PSJD Advisory Group

As a NALP Initiative, final decision-making authority for PSJD rests with the NALP Board of Directors. However, most of the time the board takes the advice of PSJD's Advisory Group. The PSJD Advisory Group, which works collaboratively with NALP's Public Service Initiatives team (and others on NALP's staff), includes representatives of PSJD subscriber schools and public service employers. Its members, drawn from NALP's various regions, provide long-term guidance to PSJD staff to ensure continued growth and development of the website. The Advisory Group welcomes comments, constructive criticism, and all ideas about how to make PSJD the best resource for all of its users: job-seekers, employers, and law school administrators.


Melanie Rowen - NALP Board Liason
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley, CA (West/Rocky Mountain Region)
Jim Tomaszewski - Chair
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Cincinnati, OH (Midwest Region)

Employer Representatives

Rena Cervoni
U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ)
Washington, DC (Mid-Atlantic Region)
Brent Page
Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)
Chicago, IL (Midwest Region)

School Representatives

Sharon Buckingham
Villanova University School of Law
Villanova, PA (Mid-Atlantic Region)
Michelle Grossfield
Boston College Law School
Newton, MA (Northeast Region)
Jana Matthews
Seattle University School of Law
Seattle, WA (West/Rocky Mountain Region)
Rochelle McCain
Yale Law School
New Haven, CT (Northeast Region)
Pascale Ouellette
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Common Law
Ottawa, ON (Canada Region)
Ruby Sheikh
Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, DC (Mid-Atlantic Region)
Michelle Takagishi-Almeida
Southwestern Law School
Los Angeles, CA (West/Rocky Mountain Region)
Michelle Vodenik
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL (Midwest Region)
Rashida West
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Philadelphia, PA (Mid-Atlantic Region)
Drew Whitcup
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law - UCLA
Los Angeles, CA (West/Rocky Mountain Region)