3L Erica Patterson named ABA Law Student Representative of the Year

Author: Jonathan Bailey

Erica Patterson Headshot

Erica Patterson, a third-year student at Notre Dame Law School, was named Law Student Representative of the Year by the American Bar Association. Patterson finished with the most student representative member points for the academic year.

“Winning ABA Law Student Representative of the Year is such an honor,” said Patterson. “Thank you to the ABA Law Student Division for recognizing me.”

As a student representative, Patterson earned points by completing missions through the application Brandbassador. Some of those missions included creating video content to help prospective students and 1Ls transition into law school, communicating new opportunities within ABA to students, and encouraging students to become ABA members.

“I just wanted to spread as much useful information to the student body, so I did almost every mission assigned in the app,” said Patterson.

In addition to earning member points, Patterson also served as the point person for questions students had during the year. She hopes that her efforts have encouraged other Notre Dame Law students to become more involved in ABA.

“Being involved with the ABA Law Student Division has been great,” said Patterson. “I enjoyed keeping my fellow Notre Dame Law School students up to date on the amazing opportunities the ABA has to offer.”

A Bowie, Md., native, Patterson will attend Georgetown Law to receive her LL.M. in National and Global Health Law upon graduation from Notre Dame Law School later this month. She is also a global health scholar at Georgetown University Law Center.

“During my time as a representative I realized that there were so many opportunities provided by organizations like the ABA,” said Patterson. “Moving forward I will be staying involved with the ABA and reviewing the benefits I get as a member. I plan to join other legal organizations similar to the ABA so that I can network with other individuals that have similar legal interests as me.”