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Craig Principe (’12) chosen as American Bar Association student leader

A Wake Forest University School of Law student has been chosen as a lieutenant governor for the 4th Circuit’s Law Student Division of the American Bar Association (ABA).

Craig Principe (’12) has been selected as the Lt. Governor of Mental Health and will serve on the 4th Circuit Executive Board, according to 4th Circuit Gov. Garylene "Gage" Javier of Appalachian School of Law.

In a congratulatory e-mail to Principe, Javier wrote: “There were many well-qualified applicants, but it is important for you to know that during the phone interview, it was your personality, your enthusiasm, and your ability to work well with others that showed through. It is for that reason that you were ranked among the top and will now be joining me this year in making the 4th Circuit a dynamic and effective resource for all law students.”

Principe said his work with Associate Dean Ann Gibbs on planning the Mental Health Day — part of the law school’s 1L Professionalism Series — was “the platform upon which I decided to pursue this leadership opportunity.”

The Lt. Governor of the Law Student Mental Health Initiative is responsible for reaching out to the leaders at each law school in the circuit to discuss the implementation of a Law Student Mental Health Initiative on their campus by serving as a law student mental health coach, mentor and consultant to student organizations at ABA-approved law schools within the Circuit, according to the ABA’s Website.