Professor Sheldon Evans Speaking at Podium

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Leadership

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is evident in our student and faculty leadership.

Dean's Advisory Council

Convened by Dean Michael A. Simons, the Dean’s Advisory Council is a diverse group of students who are leaders and advocates at St. John’s Law and in the wider community. Sharing their diverse perspectives, the students partner meaningfully with Dean Simons and the administration in creating an inclusive and accepting Law School environment.

This year's Dean’s Advisory Council members are:


  • Ivan Almonte
  • Nadia Balkaran
  • Nicholas Figueroa
  • Michael Fraser
  • Kimberly Henry
  • Cindy Huang
  • Jared Paul
  • Madelyn Starks


  • Warren Adote
  • Nana Asante
  • Fred Chu
  • Matthew Oster
  • Mark Persaud
  • Ligner Vazquez
  • Samantha Velez


  • Gulfam Dhillon
  • Rewan Elgaramoun
  • Roshawn Jarrett
  • Nikki Junda
  • Sandy Li
  • Aria Lugo
  • Marcela Madero

Equity & Inclusion Committee

The Law School’s Equity & Inclusion Committee brings faculty and administrators together with Dean Michael A. Simons to discuss and take action on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, programs, and activities at, or sponsored by, St. John’s Law.  

The current Equity & Inclusion Committee members are: