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April 5- Stetson University College of Law student elected to national ABA position


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Gulfport, Fla. – Stetson University College of Law student Andrew Chiang was elected vice-chair of the American Bar Association Law Student Division, the second-highest position in the 50,000 member division.

Chiang was elected and sworn in as vice-chair elect at the national officers election in New Orleans March 27-28. He will officially take office at the ABA Annual Meeting in Atlanta Aug. 5-10.

As one of only four national officers in charge of the division, Chiang’s main duties will focus on membership.

“It is an incredible honor to be elected to such a position in a prestigious organization like the ABA, and I look forward to my term as vice-chair serving the law students of the country,” Chiang said.

Three Stetson students currently serve on the 22-member Board of Governors: 5th Circuit Governor Ashley Gay; outgoing Division Delegate Lauren Hosie and Chiang.

Stetson students hold myriad leadership positions with the ABA LSD including lieutenant governors of volunteer programs, membership and diversity, among others.

The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.