Elon Law student elected to top ABA post
David Lambert, a member of the Class of 2014 at Elon Law, has been elected Governor of the American Bar Association Fourth Circuit Law Student Division representing 17 law schools in four states. His election occurred at the spring meeting of the ABA’s Fourth Circuit Law Student Division, held at Elon Law on February 9.
The ABA Fourth Circuit Law Student Division represents 17 law schools in North and South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Lambert’s duties will include oversight of ABA Law Student Division regional activities at every ABA-approved law school within the circuit, representation of the interests of law students attending the ABA-approved law schools in the circuit and development of a plan of action for the circuit to include public interest initiatives, programming and membership outreach.
Lambert, a Leadership Fellow at Elon Law, said he looks forward to working with ABA student representatives at each of the law schools in the Fourth District to ensure that everyone understands the importance of working together. He pointed to Elon Law’s winter term leadership courses for the opportunities they provided to further develop his skill in bringing out the strengths of members in groups to better accomplish tasks.
“We can ask the world what it needs, but we need to find out what we’re passionate about, and once we find that out, we can do something productive,” Lambert said.
As Governor, Lambert plans to encourage law schools that are already active and to incorporate others that have not been as active. Lambert wants to change the leadership team’s method of work. He emphasized making new Lieutenant Governors project managers, so that, for instance, they would be able to bring more awareness to diversity issues and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.
“We as an Elon community are proud of David’s accomplishments and look forward to seeing him apply Elon’s Lawyer-Leader model to the ABA,” said Ben Kempton L’14.