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Law student elected governor of sixth circuit of ABA’s law student division

Zachary L. Berkstresser, a first-year student in Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law, has been elected governor of the Sixth Circuit of the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division (ABA/LSD). He will be sworn in at the annual Board of Governors meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on March 15.

Berkstresser, who is from Kansas City, Mo., stated that he will lead the implementation of all ABA/LSD programs and initiatives within the Sixth Circuit. He also will serve on the Law Student Division’s Board of Governors and as a member of one of the division’s standing committees.

Berkstresser plans to increase member engagement and enrollment in the ABA/LSD by working closely with law school administrators and student leaders within the Sixth Circuit.

“What the ABA offers students is incredible,” he said. “Every law student should be taking advantage of the great wealth of knowledge and opportunities offered by membership.”

Berkstresser previously served as a district administrator of the exceptional education program in the Kansas City, Mo., public schools. He graduated from Rockhurst University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration, majoring in finance and economics.