Meet Ms. Carmina Mares.

"As of two years ago, I have the honour of sitting on the Case Medical School's Skin Cancer Research Institute Advisory Council, a group that works very closely with the Department of Dermatology and its chief, Dr. Kevin Cooper. It's a terific educational work on a volunteer basis that teaches me a lot about skin cancer."

As representative for the LL.M. program on the Case Western Reserve School of Law Alumni Association Board, Ms. Carmina Mares, LL.M. 2001, serves as liaison between the program's students, alumni, administration, the law school's top administrative staff and the advisory board. She has represented the program since 2006, and her current term will end in 2011.

Her responsibilities on the board also include:

  • Identifying, vetting and advancing candidate nominations as a member (and former chair) of the alumni board's New Members Committee;
  • updating and improving bylaws, as a member of the 2009 Bylaws Task Force Committee, under which the School of Law Alumni Association Board operates; procuring and providing financial support to both the School of Law Annual Fund and the LL.M. program;
  • mentoring LL.M. Students and supporting their studies and career objectives during their time at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and long after they graduate;
  • assisting the dean of admissions with strategies for attracting top talent to the LL.M. applicant pool;
  • supporting the dean of student services with approaches for making the law school experience as productive, educational and beneficial for both J.D. students and LL.M. students.

Ms. Mares is a member of the Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, where she has been active with its Women in Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and International Law Sections. She has been an active member of the Fulbright Association Northern Ohio Chapter since 2001, has served as vice president and currently acts as board member liaison with Case Western Reserve.

More recently, she has became a member of the French-American Chamber of Commerce, joining in January 2009. Ms. Mares also volunteers for the "3Rs Program," for which she teaches constitutional law to area high school students.

For more information about the board and other alumni-related activities, visit the School of Law Alumni site.

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