Board Members 2021-2022

PresidentJasmine Lewis
Vice PresidentDouglass James
Director of ProgrammingCamera Elliott
Director of Communications Ericka Kopp
SecretaryKiana Gilcrist
TreasurerAmari Wright

FACULTY ADVISOR

Professor Fallon Speaker
Faculty Advisor

Professor Fallon Speaker is a Feminist, Reproductive Justice Transformer, Social Justice Leader and Movement Lawyer.

Professor Speaker is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of The Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic.

Prior to joining the law school faculty, Professor Speaker served as a Staff Attorney and Team Leader in the Family Defense Practice at The Bronx Defenders where she represented parents in child protective proceedings who were accused of abuse or neglect. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at Cardozo School of Law and the Director of the Mainzer Family Defense Clinic, where she taught and supervised students in child protective hearings. During her time at The Bronx Defenders, Professor Speaker became very active in policy, lobbying, community organizing, and movement lawyering. She played in integral role in coalition building and creating legislation to reform the child welfare system and state central registry. Professor Speaker received her undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. While at the University of North Carolina School of Law, she was a Senior Editor for the Southern Region Black Law Students Association Law Journal. As a third-year law student, she published “An Endless Battle: the Rise of Anti-Abortion Legislation and Decline of the Woman’s Fundamental Right to Reproductive Privacy,” Southern Region Black Law Students Association Law Journal (2013).

Professor Speaker is originally from Ayden, North Carolina. In her spare time, she owns and operates a boutique all natural skincare company and enjoys spending time doing outdoor activities with friends and family, such as hiking, running, and mountain climbing.

Professor Speaker is a member of the New York Bar.