For release: September 18, 2008
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John Bobango has been chosen president of the Law Alumni Chapter for the University
of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Four new alumni board members have
also been named – Vanessa Cross, Edward McKenney, David McKinney, and David Pool.
They will serve until July 2009.
Bobango, a 1983 law graduate, is a member of the firm Farris Bobango Branan, PLC.
Cross, a 2006 graduate, owns and operates the Law Offices of Vanessa Cross. McKenney,
who received his degree in 1974, is with Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, PLLC. McKinney
is a 2007 graduate, now associated with Burch Porter & Johnson, PLLC. Pool is a 2008
graduate and will work with the Law Office of David Wray.
Board members serve a three-year term, while officers serve for one year. The Law
Alumni Board advises the membership of the law alumni group and helps support the
law school and the U of M Alumni Association.
The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law prepares graduates for private practice and public
service. The school recently was ranked fifth in the nation by preLaw magazine as
a best value law school, based on the combination of three criteria: low tuition,
the high percentage of graduates passing the Tennessee bar exam, and the success of
graduates in finding employment. The school is accredited by the Council of the Section
of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, the
official accrediting agency for legal education, and is a member of the Association
of American Law Schools, the society for legal education in the United States. Graduates
of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law include judges, other public servants, and
leading practitioners in the Mid-South and throughout the nation.