Executive Board

Madeline DiLascia

Madeline DiLascia

President

A 3L from Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, Madde received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Pepperdine University. After graduation, she plans to go into Litigation Practice. As President, she oversees the board’s activities and is the official representative of the board to the law school administration. Prior to her election, Madde served as Liaison for the National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition from 2016-2017. When not stressing about law school, she likes to watch the NY Giants, attend spin class, and eat pizza.

Claudia Ojeda

Claudia Ojeda

Vice President

A 3L born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Florida, Claudia received her undergraduate degree in Criminology, Law, and Philosophy from The University of Florida.  After graduation, she plans to practice Commercial Litigation.  As Vice President, she oversees the selection of Moot Court Board teams to external competitions.  Prior to her election, Claudia served as on of the Judges Committee Co-Chair from 2016-2017. When not stressing about law school, she like to lift heavy weights, turn up the torque at flywheel, and spend time with her dog Rudy.

Donald Crowell

Donald Crowell

Treasurer

A 3L from Irvine, California, Donald received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside. After graduation, he plans to practice Corporate and Business law.  As Treasurer, he oversees the finances of the Board. Prior to his election as Treasurer, he served as Liaison of the Jessup Mid-Atlantic Competition from 2016-2017.  When not stressing about law school, he likes to bake, cook, and train his dog Kennedy.

Samantha Block

Samantha Block

Secretary

A 3L from Boca Raton, Florida, Sammy received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration & Public Relations from the University of Florida. After graduation, she plans to practice Litigation. As Secretary, she is the official recorder keeper of the Moot Court Board. When not stressing about law school, she likes to take Flywheel classes and play with other people’s puppies.

Advocacy Program Administration

David M. Johnson

David M. Johnson

Assistant Dean for Pro Bono & Advocacy Programs; Professorial Lecturer in Law

As assistant dean for pro bono & advocacy programs, David M. Johnson administers the law school’s pro bono program in which students volunteer their talents to various legal entities benefiting the poor and the public interest.  He also oversees the Law School’s advocacy programs by advising the three Skills Boards (Moot Court, Mock Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution), overseeing fourteen on-campus competitions, and coaching/assisting students with numerous off-campus competitions throughout the world. Dean Johnson teaches or has taught the following courses at GW Law: ADR Competition, Commercial Paper, Introduction to Advocacy, Law Students in Court, Legal Drafting, Legal Research and Writing, Mock Trial Competition, and Moot Court.

When not busy stressing about everything he oversees, he likes to spend his free time rooting for the Washington Redskins (even when they lose).

Kristen Pallmeyer

Kristen Pallmeyer

Program Assistant for Pro Bono & Advocacy Programs

Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Kristen received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from American University.  As the Program Assistant she helps Dean Johnson and all the Presidents for the different Skill Boards (Moot Court, Mock Trial, and Alternative Dispute Resolution) with everything.  Kristen is currently a graduate student at the George Washington University School of Business and plans to graduate in December 2017 with a MBA in Non-profit Management. During her free time she likes to cook dinner with friends, and ride her bike to work (once a month).