Meet Our Student Ambassadors
Meet our Student Ambassadors
The following students are outstanding representatives of our community. Please browse their profiles and contact them with questions about Widener Law! If you are a current student interested in participating, please visit our Student Ambassador Registration.

Delaware Campus Ambassadors | Harrisburg Campus Ambassadors

DELAWARE CAMPUS AMBASSADORS


CohenSamantha185x164Samantha Cohen
slcohen@mail.widener.edu
Second Year, Regular Division

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate: Penn State
Major: Journalism with a minor in Political Science.

Samantha has a rich journalism background having worked for Baltimore Magazine and Kiplinger’s in Washington, D.C. She also interned with Congressman John P. Sarbanes.

What does Samantha like most about Widener Law? The friendly and welcoming students helped her decide to attend Widener.


AccardiBrandon185x164Brandon Accardi
bpaccardi@mail.widener.edu
Third Year, Regular Division

Hometown: Washington Township, NJ
Undergraduate: University of Delaware
Major: International Relations
Legal Interests: Corporate Law - Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring, Constitutional Law - Human Rights

Brandon is involved in the Widener Law community as a Phi Alpha Delta member, President of OUTlaw and staff on the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. He also interns at the Delaware Bankruptcy Court under Judge Kevin J. Carey

What does Brandon like most about Widener Law? Along with many other students, Brandon appreciates the quality of the faculty. He finds that “they effectively prepare us for taking the Bar and practicing as an attorney. They want nothing more than the success of their students.”


TurennePatrice185x164Patrice Turenne
pturenne@mail.widener.edu
Third Year, Part-Time Extended Division

Hometown: Norristown, PA
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Major: Economics

Patrice is a member of Phi Alpha Delta and works full-time as a Client Service Manager for an insurance consulting company. In the past, she volunteered at animal shelters and served as a mentor to underprivileged youth.

What does Patrice like most about Widener Law? “There is so much to love about Widener Law! First, I have to say the faculty and staff are amazing. Everyone is so helpful. All of the professors are approachable both in and out of the classroom. Law school is tough so it is great that Widener has professors that are willing to help students not only with the substance of the classes they teach but they are also willing to help students develop as legal professionals.”


BennetLindsey185x164Lindsay Bennett
lnbennett@mail.widener.edu
Second Year, Part-Time Extended Division

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Major: History
Legal Interests: Criminal Prosecution, Immigration, International Law

Lindsay was a Resident Assistant and tour guide at the University Pittsburgh and interned at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. She also worked at the Municipal Court with Judge Bradley K. Moss.
What does Lindsay like most about Widener Law? As a relatively young law school, Lindsay was impressed with Widener Law’s stellar reputation and solid placement percentage.


HARRISBURG CAMPUS AMBASSADORS


RebeccaBailey185x164Rebecca Bailey
rlbailey@mail.widener.edu
Third Year, Extended Division

Hometown: Hershey, PA
Undergraduate: Kutztown University & Universidad del Azuay
Major: Criminal Justice
Legal Interests: Drafting legislative proposals; Specific focus on revising the Workers' Compensation Act and Protection from Abuse Act in Pennsylvania.

Rebecca is part of the Student Bar Association, the Mentor/Mentee Program, and serves as a volunteer notary for Wills for Heroes. Outside of school, she serves as the Public Relations Committee Chair for the Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Association and a volunteer for the Dauphin County Bar Association - Homeless Outreach Program

What does Rebecca like most about Widener Law? "The comradery that exists between the students and professors at Widener Law is a unique and invaluable asset of the school. Whether it’s holding optional review sessions on the weekends, or staying late after class to answer questions, the professors at Widener are committed to ensuring their students obtain the necessary skills to succeed both now and in the future."


GenericHB185x164John Byrd
jabyrd@mail.widener.edu
Second Year, Regular Division

Hometown: Pittston, PA
Undergraduate: University of Scranton
Major: Political Science
Legal Interests: Public Interest, Prosecution

John is the President of OUTLaw, a Vice Justice in the Harrisburg campus Phi Alpha Delta Chapter, and the Vice President - Social for the Harrisburg campus Student Bar Association

What does John like most about Widener Law? "The students and faculty here are great. People take a genuine interest in one another and office doors are always open whether its to talk about law school or anything else going on in your life."


DavisMorgan185x164Morgan Davis
mcdavis@mail.widener.edu
Third Year, Regular Division

Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Major: Marketing with a Certificate in Leadership and Ethics
Legal Interests: Sports Law, Entertainment Law, Public Interest Law

I am the President of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA), a member of the Widener Journal of Law, Economics, and Race, and a member of the Christian Legal Society.

What does Morgan like most about Widener Law? "What I like most about Widener are the access to resources, and the willingness of all faculty and staff to ensure that every student has a fulfilling academic experience. I also appreciate that Widener prides itself on making sure that its' students are successful when taking the bar and are prepared to begin a legal career. "


GonderRyanRyan Gonder
rtgonder@mail.widener.edu
Second Year, Extended Division

Hometown: Millersburg, PA
Undergraduate: Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Major: Economics with an option in Finance
Legal Interests: Business Law, Employment Law, Constitutional Law

Ryan is a Student Bar Association Representative, a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and serves as a Research Assistant to Professor Christopher J. Robinette.

What does Ryan like most about Widener Law? What I like most about Widener Law in Harrisburg is the authenticity of the faculty and staff. From day one they go above and beyond to ensure that our experience here at Widener puts us in a position for success both in school and in our careers after graduation. While attending law school at Widener you are more than just a number on paper, every person in the Widener community is genuinely concerned about what you have envisioned for your future.


PatsiopoulosKonstantinos185x164Konstantinos "Kosta" Patsiopoulos
kpatsiopoulos@mail.widener.edu
Second Year, Regular Division

Hometown: Nutley, New Jersey
Undergraduate: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Major: Political Science with a Law Concentration
Legal Interests: Criminal Law

1L Student Representative for the Student Bar Association; BARBRI Student Representative

What does Kosta like most about Widener Law? "The availability of professors and their willingness to assist students."


RussoTom185x164Tom Russo
tmrusso@mail.widener.edu
Second Year, Regular Division

Hometown: Howell, New Jersey
Undergraduate: Georgian Court University
Major: History
Legal Interests: Family Law, Immigration Law, Criminal Law

Tom serves as a Student Representative for the Student Bar Association

What does Tom like most about Widener Law? "The willingness of professors to help, and a small campus that gives students more individualized attention."


WinstonTaMeka185x164Ta-Meka Winston
tswinston@mail.widener.edu
Second Year, Extended Division

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Undergraduate: Mary Baldwin College
Major: Asian Studies
Legal Interests: International Law, Criminal Law

Ta-Meka is a member of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

What does Ta-Meka like most about Widener Law? "What I like most about Widener Law is the warm learning environment combined with the fact that the faculty truly cares about the success of the students. Widener is a true teaching school that prides itself in graduating students that are well prepared to join the legal community."