U of M Law Alumni Chapter Names New Board Members and Officers University News
For release: September 18, 2008

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John BobangoJohn 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.

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