Brianna Smith, President
Where were you raised: I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.
Where did you complete your undergraduate and/or graduate education: I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Public Relations minor, from The Howard University in Washington, D.C.
What are your future career plans: I plan to be an Intellectual Property Attorney with a focus in Entertainment and Business Law.
What do you look forward to as the SBA President: As SBA President this year my main goal is to rebuild our community. We have relocated and are finally able to attend in person classes after a year. There are so many connections that students and faculty have to make with one another as well as with the outside legal network. I plan to work on rebuilding that network and community.
What do you want your classmates to know about you: We are all in this together. The SBA is here to help, hear and advocate for you. We are John Marshall Proud!
Keith Collins, Vice President
Where were you raised: I was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia.
Where did you complete your undergraduate and/or graduate education: I am so proud to be a graduate of one of the greatest HBCU’s,(Historically Black College or University) in all the land, Norfolk State University. Behold!
What are your future career plans: I rarely say this out loud to other people, but I want to be a Supreme Court Justice, one day. I also have interests in Criminal Law and Intellectual Property.
What do you look forward to as the Vice President: The thing I look forward to most as the Vice President of this Student Bar Association is bringing my personal platform to our student body and faculty. I believe in the oneness of the human experience and I am excited to see what greatness all of John Marshall can achieve when we share our personal experiences among our community, so that we can better understand one another, collectively.
What are your goals in the position this academic year: My greatest goals this academic year are: (1) to promote and develope more opportunities for scholarship and academic achievement on campus, (2) to gain a recognizable identity as a #johnmarshallproud student body in the legal community, and (3) to lead with kindness and professionalism in every endeavor.
What do you want your classmates to know about you: I want my classmates to know that I am here for them. I’m the guy that will speak to everyone, I’ll ask any question that you need answered, and I love finding opportunities to meet new people and share friendship.
Mercedes L. Dickerson, Secretary
Where were you raised: I was raised in Fortson, Georgia.
Where did you complete your undergraduate education: I went to Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, and I studied Political Science and Spanish.
What are your future career plans: I want to be a civil rights attorney and open my own law firm with a focus on providing legal services for low-income minorities. I also want to open a non-profit organization that supports impoverished women and children.
What do you look forward to as the SBA Secretary: I look forward to helping increase communication between the student body and faculty and the administration. I also look forward to serving as the Editor in Chief of the SBA Newsletter.
What are your goals in the position this academic year: My goal is to provide a transparent account of the SBA’s goals and our performance executing them. I also strive to maintain an open line of communication with my fellow classmates, so I can accurately represent their concerns to the SBA executive board and John Marshall’s administration.
What do you want your classmates to know about you: I am very passionate about helping my fellow classmates, and I welcome all students to come to me with any questions or concerns they have.
Hanna Canavan, Treasurer
Where were you raised: I was raised in Douglasville, GA.
Where did you complete your undergraduate and/or graduate education: Kennesaw State University
What are your future career plans: I’m currently seeing all of what law school has to offer; however, my passion and the reason why I chose to attend law school was to become a criminal defense attorney.
What do you look forward to as the Treasurer: I look forward to assisting as a member on the executive board, participating in the different committees and events, and helping student organizations with the logistics behind the scenes.
What are your goals in the position this academic year: To be open and transparent with the organizations and student body.
What do you want your classmates to know about you: I am always available by text, call or email if there is a situation in which you need my immediate help. Just give me a shout!
Dylan Annis, Parliamentarian
Where were you raised: I was raised in Dacula, Georgia
Where did you complete your undergraduate and/or graduate education: I completed my undergraduate degree at Kennesaw State University with a degree in Marketing.
What are your future career plans: Following graduation, I hope to look forward to a career practicing law with a focus on complex civil litigation.
What do you look forward to as the Parliamentarian: As Parliamentarian, I look forward to contributing to helping the SBA Board and other organizations establish successful and reoccurring events that AJMLS students can look forward to every year.
What are your goals in the position this academic year: This year I hope to help every new organization establish methods and procedures that help the organization run smoothly and efficiently for years to come.
What do you want your classmates to know about you: I want all my classmates to know that I am always just a call or text away. I look forward to being a part of your network, both personal and professional, or years to come.