2010 – 2011 Executive Board

Ms. Alizabeth Holland – President
Alizabeth Holland is a native New Yorker and a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Political Science. Currently a 3L at Howard University School of Law, she is interested in litigation, real estate, business and investment law. Alizabeth is a member of the Trial Advocacy Team and the Investor Justice and Education Clinic. Upon graduation Alizabeth would like to secure employment with a private investment firm or real estate firm. Alizabeth is an entrepreneur at heart and sees herself taking on a role in the implementation and organization of small businesses.

Mr. Sameer Hossain – Vice President

Sameer is a 3L from Virginia. His undergraduate degree and work experience is mainly in government and foreign policy, but is very interested in starting a business after law school. His reason for joining BLS and being an active member is to explore ways in which students can expand their knowledge of business law outside of the classroom. He hopes that everyone with an interest in the field can pursue their personal goals through practical experiences offered through BLS.

Ms. Abikanile N. Mack-Williams – Chief Financial Officer

I am a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Economics.  In college I volunteered at Oak Hill, a juvenile detention center, and worked at Scottrade as an intern stockbroker.  I came to law school and pursued those same interests: criminal justice and securities.  I’ve worked as a legal intern at the Federal Defender’s Office in Baltimore and at the SEC.  Currently, I am a student attorney in Criminal Justice Clinic.  I would like to pursue a job in the financial sector upon graduation from law school because I want to learn more about business and investment.  My long-term goals are to get married, have children, open my own cosmetics boutique, and possibly start a cosmetics line.

Ms. Courtney Tucker – Chief of Staff

Courtney Tucker is a native of Atlanta, GA. Courtney earned her BBA in Risk Management and Insurance from Georgia State University. While earning her undergraduate degree Courtney worked as a Fraud Analyst with Bank of America. Upon graduation Courtney accepted a position as a Property and Casualty Underwriter with Chubb and Son Insurance where she worked until she began her law school career at Howard University School of Law. Upon completion of Courtney’s first year of law school she accepted a position as summer clerk with DeKalb County’s Public Defender’s Office. Courtney is currently in her second year of law school, in addition to her rigorous academic schedule she is a fall associate with the American Bar Association. Courtney enjoys traveling, working out and volunteering with children.

Mr. Nana Sarpong – Alumni Relations/Professional Development Chair

Hi fellow business enthusiast. My name is Nana K. Sarpong and I am the professional development officer for the Business Law Society. I am a second year law student at the HUSL. I graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration majoring in International business.  After graduation, I worked as an Operations Analyst for J.P. Morgan where I served on numerous administrative boards.  I welcome you to the best student organization on campus and hope to get the opportunity to meet any interested candidates.

Mr. Landon White – Social Chair

Landon White is currently a 2L at Howard University.

Ms. Linda Ajawara – Community Service Chair

Linda Anuli Ajawara is a second year law student at Howard University School of Law.  She is a bilingual resident of Orange County, California where she permanently resides with her family. Her journey through college began in September 2005 at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. She was a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Black Student Union (BSU), Black Business Student Association (BBSA), and the University Learning Resource Center where she dedicated her time to mentoring other students in various areas such as stress and time management, self-efficacy, and proper financial management. Linda has worked as a legal intern at a private practice office in Rancho Cucamonga, California and as a legal extern at the Global Intellectual Property Academy of the United States Patent and Trademark Office where she developed/implemented intellectual property law and practice training courses for international audiences, primarily focused on foreign government officials. During her free times, Linda enjoys dancing, learning to cook, and volunteering with Disabled Children.Leslie Simmons is currently a 2L at Howard University.

Ms. Renee Williams – 2L Rep

I was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica.  I enjoy a good movie with great company. I am also obsessed with the TV show, The Office. I was in section 1 last year and my  favorite classes were Contracts and Property. This past summer, I interned with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.


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