School of Law Alumnus Elected RNC Chairman

Reince Priebus, JD ’98, captures position formerly held by Michael Steele.

Coral Gables (January 20, 2011) — School of Law alumnus Reince Priebus, JD ’98, is the newly elected chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC).

Priebus, of Wisconsin, campaigned for two years to capture the position previously held by Michael Steele. As chairman, Priebus will be tasked with digging the committee out of $21 million of debt. Previously he served as chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. He is currently a partner at Michael Best & Friedrich law firm.

Priebus is no stranger to leadership. While attending Miami Law, he served as SBA president from 1997 to 1998. While in office, he was a copy editor for the Res Ipsa Loquitur, the official newspaper of the School of Law. He also was a prolific writer for the publication.

During his years at law school, Priebus clerked for the Supreme Court of Wisconsin; the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida; and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in Los Angeles, California.

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