Widener Law Students Elect Their 2010-2011 Student Bar Association Officers

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These officers have already begun their term and many are already working on projects for the upcoming school year.

President: Damiano “Dom” Presley del Pino (JD Candidate 2011)

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Damiano “Dom” del Pino is a NJ native and graduate of Monmouth University where he earned the Jules M. Plangere Academic Scholarship.  Dom has a long history of leadership experience on both a career and volunteer level dating back to high school when he was Youth Board President of his local church. Since then he has been a police department communications supervisor, Toms River First Aid Squad Board Secretary and was appointed to the Ocean County Child Placement Review Board and Juvenile Conference Committee.

After that, he became a certified Family Court Mediator and Juvenile Court Arbitrator, he volunteered as well assisting pro-bono litigants draft motions and assisted family law clerks in reviewing and investigating emergent orders to show cause. Since coming to law school, he demonstrated his leadership abilities by becoming President of the Military Law Society and the American Association for Justice (f/k/a ATLA) organizing successful events for both organizations. He most recently brought the National Wills for Heroes program to Widener which now serves as the official Delaware Affiliate for the organization.  He has been spotlighted in local news radio broadcasts, Channel 6’s “Perspective Delaware” segment, by the ABA -LSD 3rd Circuit in their February 2009 Newsletter and several times on the Widener website and other Widener publications. He won the 2009 Philadelphia Bar Association Student Pro Bono award, two awards in trial advocacy competitions (both is Spring 2008), and is a two time recipient of the SBA Student Organization President of the Year Award. He plans to take the PA/NJ bar upon graduation and serve as a law guardian or prosecutor in abuse and neglect matters in family court. He hopes one day to serve as a judge.

“I want our students to take Widener’s great name and reputation far beyond Delaware’s borders. As the SBA President, I will be able to facilitate that goal. I will, as your SBA President: put Widener at the forefront of local and regional events, outreaches and community programs; help bridge the gap between students and the administration by providing a voice for students and acting as a channel through which the school’s needs can be taken to the students; and have more alumni/student networking events. I love Widener and I hope I can serve this institution and its students half as well as they have served me.”

Vice President of Academics & Community Service: Ryann Buckman (JD Candidate 2011)

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Ryann graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in 2008. She is a full time student here at Widener Law School and brings to this position years of experience in community service.  She has participated in fund raisers such as the March of Dimes the AHA Heart-Walk, and in legal programs such as the Pardons Project, through Widener and others. She is a member of Phi Alpha Delta, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society, and graded on to Widener’s nationally ranked Delaware Journal of Corporate Law where she now serves as Styles Editor. She hopes to become a federal prosecutor after graduating law school and passing the Bar.

” I have a personal interest in community outreach and I want to continue improving Widener for both current and future students. I believe that the VP of Academics and Community Service can have a huge impact on our campus by providing interesting and informative academic programming for students to attend and by ensuring that student organizations participate in valuable community service projects. I can provide ideas for unique and rewarding community service projects for students to participate in. I have the dedication and enthusiasm to succeed as VP of Academics and Community Service.”

Vice President of Student and Alumni Relations: Asim Humayan (JD Candidate 2012)

“As VP of Student Affairs and Alumni Relations, I will be responsible for the organization of our social events, as well as activities involving our Alumni. Through my experience as an event planner / promoter in Washington, D.C., I have gained invaluable skills and experience in this area. On a personal note- I am a firm believer in the power of social networking, and I enjoy bringing people together. I promise, to the best of my abilities, to provide opportunities that are both entertaining and beneficial to our current and future endeavors.”

Treasurer: Joseph Siclari (JD Candidate 2011)

Joe is a 2006 graduate of the University of Delaware and an avid car enthusiast. A New Jersey native, Joe enjoys restoring classic cars and recently had a project car of his highlighted in Kustoms Illustrated, Rolls and Pleats and Hot Rod Deluxe. While at UD, he was President of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and as such was responsible for an annual budget of $15,000 – $25,000.  Joe is an extended division student and has served on the boards of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society (ADR) and the American Association of Justice (f/k/a ATLA) as competition chair and treasurer respectively. In addition to serving as our Treasurer for 2010-2011, he will remain on as President of the ADR Society and Vice President of AAJ. He received awards in trial advocacy competitions in the Fall of 2009 and Spring of 2010. Joe plans to take the NJ / PA bars and become a civil trial litigator.

“My goal as Treasurer is to better allocate funds for events and organizations that will better raise the school’s profile. Though I think it is important to have social events that promote student interaction, having money set aside to send competitors to interscholastic competitions, to put on similar events to become better litigators here, and to host competitions to showcase Widener, is paramount in my goal as Treasurer.”

Corresponding Secretary: Jennifer Ibanez (JD Candidate 2011)

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Jennifer is a 2008 graduate of the University of Delaware with a double major in International Relations and French. She will be entering her third year as a full time student here at Widener Law School. Looking toward graduation, Jennifer is keeping her options open and is not set any particular career track.

“My goal as Corresponding Secretary is to improve upon communications between the SBA and the student body. I plan to assist student organizations so all events run smoothly and to inform students of important events that are occurring. In this position, communication is key and I intend to fully commit my time and effort. Next year, as a 3L, I hope to serve the Widener Community to the best of my abilities.”

Recording Secretary: Ted Henry (JD Candidate 2012)

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Ted is a 2008 graduate of The University of Vermont with a major in Political Science and minor in History. Upon graduating from UVM he worked for a real estate appraisal company located in Northern New Jersey. Ted is entering his second year as a full-time student here at Widener Law School. He is a member of Phi Alpha Delta, the Republican Law Caucus, and serves as a Student Ambassador for admissions, giving tours to incoming students. In his spare time, Ted enjoys playing golf, soccer, hiking, and snowboarding.

“I want to provide the students of Widener an effective, results-oriented representative who will serve student interests and perpetuate the strong sense of community that we have all come to know and love here at Widener. The various SBA sponsored events I have attended have helped facilitate my transition into law school, and demonstrated to me the importance of a proactive representative body for our students. The recently launched SBA website, of which the Recording Secretary is responsible, is an essential tool to inform the students of what’s going on at Widener. As the Recording Secretary I will seek to improve the various functions the website is designed to serve, while working with administrators, faculty members and other students, to build on the success of the outgoing SBA and make Widener an even better place to earn a degree.”

Extended Division Liaison: David Wenger (JD Candidate 2011)

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“As an evening division student, husband, father, and full time worker, I understand the unique challenges that the evening division faces. I will work diligently with the various organizations on campus to ensure that the evening division has every opportunity to take advantage of the various programs here at Widener Law.”

American Bar Association – Law Student Division Representative: Joshua Inkell (JD Candidate 2012)

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Josh Inkell graduated from James Madison University with a B.B.A. in Hospitality and Tourism Management.  Immediately after college he worked for ClubCorp, a private country club management company.  Before law school, Josh spent a year living and working in Australia and New Zealand.

At Widener Josh was Justice of the Read Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta where they won the best student organization award from the SBA.  Josh has also been involved in Moe Levine, Rugby, PILA, and accumulating pro bono hours.

With a J.D. degree in hand Josh hopes to practice trial work either within the JAG Corps or another government body.  Other then spending time with his head in the books, Josh spends the rest of his time with his wife Deanne, dog Zula, or outside playing golf, sailing, skiing, or training for triathlons.

“As ABA Representative, I will promote Widener’s name among the legal community and promote the ABA within Widener’s student community. Through every interaction I make, I am sure to leave people with a great impression of Widener Law School. After all, we attend not only the best law school in Delaware, but one of the best in the country!

The ABA offers great networking and educational benefits to law school students which you should not miss out on. I will work with the administration to gain funding for students to attend these events.”

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