Deans Fellows - 2011-2012

Alison Dean

Alison is a third-year student at WCL. Originally from Damascus, MD, she earned her B.A. in History from Wake Forest University with a minor in Biology. Prior to law school Alison spent a glorious eight months waiting tables. She has worked at the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, in the chambers of Judge Barbera on the Maryland Court of Appeals, and spent this past summer working for Navy JAG. In addition to being a Dean's Fellow, Alison is the Senior Note & Comment Editor for the American University International Law Review, and will be interning at the U.S. Attorney’s Office this fall.

 

Ben Glerum

Ben Glerum is a second-year student at WCL. In addition to being a Legal Writing and Rhetoric Dean's Fellow, he is a junior staff member on the American University Law Review and a Senior Articles Editor for the Washington College of Law National Security Law Brief. He is from Newton, MA, but has lived in Washington since graduating from Trinity College (CT) in 2006. He worked for the House Armed Services Committee prior to attending WCL (May 2007 - July 2009), and he spent his 1L summer working at the Department of Commerce, Office of the General Counsel.

 

Brandon Wright

Brandon Wright is a second-year student at WCL. He grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and received a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Michigan. Last summer, Brandon participated in the WCL study abroad program in Israel and worked as a Dean's Fellow for Professor Lewis Grossman. Brandon is also a junior staff member on the Administrative Law Review.

 

Brittany Ericksen

Brittany Ericksen is a second-year student at WCL. Originally from the rain-soaked city of Olympia, Washington, Brittany attended the Evergreen State College and graduated with an ever-useful BA in English. Brittany is currently a junior staff member on the Administrative Law Review. She is also Executive Director of the Lambda Law Society and volunteers at Whitman-Walker's Social Security Benefits Clinic. Brittany spent the summer as an intern for Magistrate Judge Diane Brenneman at the District of Columbia Superior Court.

Dan Martini

Dan is a second-year student at WCL from Chappaqua, New York. In addition to being a Legal Rhetoric Dean’s Fellow, he is a junior staff member for the American University International Law Review. After graduating from Lafayette College in 2007 with a B.A. in International Affairs and French, Dan worked for Congressman Jim Gerlach in several capacities. Dan spent his first summer working as a Legislative Assistant for the Congressman, handling a variety of legislative issues including tax, trade, labor, and armed services.

Diana Hamar

Diana is a third-year student at WCL. She’s a Los Angeles native, who made her way to the East Coast to pursue her undergraduate degree at Emerson College. She graduated from Emerson with a BA in theater studies.  In addition to being a Legal Rhetoric Dean’s Fellow, Diana is a publications editor for WCL’s Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law.  After her first year in law school, Diana interned at the Department of Justice in the National Security Division.  This past summer, Diana interned at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

 

Erika Leighton

Erika Leighton is a third-year student at WCL. She graduated from University of California Santa Barbara in 2007 with a BA in Law and Society. Before attending WCL, she managed a small clothing boutique and worked as a paralegal. As a second year law student, Erika worked as a Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project Fellow. Erika is on the senior staff of the Administrative Law Review. She has previously worked at a national public charity, center for mental health law, and a Northern Virginia law firm.

Erin Kuhls

Erin Kuhls is a second-year law student at WCL. Originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, , Erin graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a degree in International Politics and Security Studies. In addition to being a Legal Rhetoric Dean’s Fellow, Erin is also a member of the National Security Law Brief and the Latino/a Law Students Association. She has previously worked for Oklahoma’s Office of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism.

Gretchen Ellis Kershaw

Gretchen Ellis Kershawis a third-year student at WCL. She graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University in December 2006 with a B.A. in Political Scienceandminors in Spanish and International Studies. Before attending WCL, she worked as a Citizen Outreach Director for the Fund for Public Interest Research for seven months and as a Legal Assistant for Trout Cacheris, PLLC for almost two years.Gretchen isthe Senior Note & Comment Editor forAmerican University Law Review. In her 2L summer, Gretchen worked as the Special Assistant to the President of Project Meridian Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to combat human sex trafficking. This past summer, she worked as a law clerk at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the Office of Enforcement's Division of Investigations.

 

Jana Pariser

Jana Pariser is a third year law student at WCL. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2006 with a BA in Anthropology. After graduation, she worked for a development organization in Ghana and as an Honors Paralegal at the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition. Jana is a senior staff member of the American University International Law Review. After her first yearsheworked at the Federal Trade Commission's Office of International Affairs, and this past summer she worked at the State Department's Bureau ofDemocracy,HumanRights, and Labor in the Office of African Affairs.

Julia Boisvert

Julia Boisvert is originally from Vestal, New York and graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Human Development. She has worked at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and for the Senior Judges at the D.C. Superior Court. This summer, she interned at the Civil Frauds Section of the Civil Division at the Department ofJustice.In addition to being a ClassroomDean's Fellow, sheis a student attorney forthe Criminal Justice Defense Clinic and a Note and Comment Editor for the American University Law Review.

 

Kathryn Bosse

Katy Bosse is a third year student at WCL. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Katy attended the University of the South, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Spanish. Prior to attending law school, she worked for several aging non-profits, handling the advocacy and public policy issues surrounding the field of aging. After her first year at WCL, she interned in the Prince George's County Office of the Public Defender.  She currently clerks for Zwerling, Liebig, and Mosley, LLC in Alexandria VA.

 

Lauren Caplan

Lauren is a second-year student at WCL from Hopkinton, MA. In addition to being a Legal Rhetoric Dean’s Fellow, she is a junior staff member on the Administrative Law Review. After graduating from Skidmore College in 2007, Lauren worked as a paralegal at Dewey & LeBoeuf for two years. Lauren spent the summer after 1L year interning in the litigation department of the US Humane Society.

 

Lauren Dudley

Lauren is a third year law student and a native of the Washington, D.C. area. In 2009, she graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with honors in Government & Politics. In addition to being a Legal Rhetoric Dean's Fellow, Lauren is Editor-in-Chief of the American University International Law Review and a general staff member of the Legislation and Policy Brief. Since entering law school, Lauren has served as a law clerk to Administrative Law Judges at the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings, interned for Senator Benjamin L. Cardin on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, interned for the Honorable Reggie B. Walton at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and worked as a summer associate at an area law firm.

Liz Jackson

Liz Jackson is a third year law student at WCL. She grew up in Fort Myers, Florida and obtained her B.A. in English from Vanderbilt University. Prior to law school, she taught Rhetoric and Composition at Florida State University while earning her M.A. in Literature. While in law school, she has worked in the General Counsel's office at Hard Rock Cafe International, the Civil Division at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, and the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies. In addition to being a Myers Society Distinguished Fellow, Liz is a Student Attorney in the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic and a Senior Staff member on the Administrative Law Review.

 

Mary Gardner

Mary Gardner is a third-year student at WCL. She attended Pennsylvania State University where she graduated class marshal and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Political Science. After her 1L year, Mary worked for the Baltimore City Public Defender’s Office. This past summer, she was a summer associate at Dickstein Shapiro LLP. Mary is an extern for Judge Marian Blank Horn of the United States Court of Federal Claims. In addition to being a dean’s fellow, Mary is the Executive Editor of American University Law Review.

 

Rachel Fisher

Rachel is a returning Dean's Fellow now entering her third year. After attending the University of Michigan, Rachel spent five years working for a variety of nonprofit organizations and political campaigns in a number of states. She is on the International Law Journal and is Co-President of the WCL Chapter of the American Constitution Society.

 

Rafael Roberti

Rafael Roberti is a third year law student at WCL. Rafael graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2008 with a major in Cognitive Science and Italian Studies. Before attending law school, he worked as a tennis instructor in New Jersey. At WCL, Rafael is a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law.

 

Shannon Cain

Shannon Cain is a third-year student at WCL. In addition to being a Legal Rhetoric Dean’s Fellow, Shannon is the Senior Note & Comment Editor for the Administrative Law Review. Originally from Annapolis, MD, Shannon graduated from Elon University in 2009 with a B.A. in International Studies. After 1L, Shannon interned with the Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. During spring of 2L, she interned in the chambers of the Honorable Reggie B. Walton. She spent this past summer as a Law Fellow at the ACLU of the Nation's Capital.

 

Van Bloys

Van is a third-year law student at WCL. In addition to being a Legal Rhetoric Dean's Fellow, he is a Note & Comment Editor for the Administrative Law Review and president of the American University Communications & Media Law Society. This past summer, he worked as a legal clerk for FCC Commissioner Michael Copps; he spent his 1L summer in the Government Affairs department at the Motion Picture Association of America.Van graduated from Georgetown University in 2009 with a B.A. in Art History.

 

Oreoluwa Alao

Oreoluwa (“Ore”) Alao is a second-year law student at WCL. Raised in Washington, DC, Ore graduated from Duke University with a Bachelors of Science in Economics. She worked for an economic forecasting firm for three years and subsequently studied towards her Masters in Urban Planning with a focus on Economic Development Planning at MIT. She then worked as a federal level advocate in the Gulf Coast states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama before deciding to pursue her law degree. In addition to being a Legal Rhetoric Dean’s Fellow, Ore is a junior staff member on the International Law Review, an Admissions Student Ambassador and a member of the Black Law Student’s Association. This past summer, Ore interned for The Honorable Liam O’Grady in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Outside of school, Ore enjoys running, cooking, the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

Griffin Barnett

Griffin is a second year student at WCL. He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and received a B.A. in International Studies with a minor in Business from Johns Hopkins University in 2009. In addition to being a Legal Rhetoric Dean's Fellow, Griffin is currently a junior staff member on the American University International Law Review, the Vice President of Finance of the Business Law Society, and a blogger and blog editor for the Intellectual Property Brief. Griffin spent his first summer interning in the Trade & Customs division of KPMG in Dallas, Texas and before law school worked as a legal assistant for a boutique environmental law firm in Philadelphia.

 

Katherine Barron

Katherine Barron is a second year student at WCL from Erie, Pennsylvania. She is a 2008 graduate of Providence College, where she majored in English and participated in the Liberal Arts Honors Program. After college, Katie served an AmeriCorps year at the Providence Children's Museum, where she worked with Head Start students and teachers. This past summer she interned at the American Bar Association's Center on Children and the Law. She is also a Dean's Fellow for Prof. Ugelow and a junior member of the American University Law Review.

 

Michael Becker

Michael Becker is a second-year student at WCL from Bethesda, MD. He is a classroom Dean's Fellow and a junior staff member of the Administrative Law Review. Last summer, Michael worked for Judge C. Phillip Nichols at the Circuit Court for Prince George's County. Michael, who graduated Syracuse University in 2006, worked previously as a sports reporter at The Press-Enterprise newspaper in Riverside, CA, where he covered the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers.

 

Doug Boling

Doug is a second-year student. He grew up on a farm in rural Washington State and earned his degree in Political Science/International Relations from Western Washington University. After college, Doug joined the United States Army and served in the airborne infantry, deploying twice to Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division. After leaving the Army, Doug returned to Seattle and worked as a parole officer for the Washington Department of Corrections for 2 ½ years. Doug interned at the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division in summer 2011, is a junior staff member at the International Law Review, and is the American University Veterans Outreach Chair for 2011-2012. He loves his wife, baked goods, and cheese. He recommends that students not only work hard and stay focused, but alsoremember that it’s just law school and that at least they aren’t being shot at.

 

Tim Callery

Tim Callery is a second-year student at WCL. Originally from Queens, NY, Tim graduated magna cum laude from Marist College in 2006 with a B.S. in Business Administration. After graduation, Tim worked for TheLadders.com in New York, NY as a Community Manager. Tim is currently on the junior staff of the Administrative Law Review and interned at the Office of the County Attorney for Montgomery County, MD during his 1L summer.

Kristen Curran

Kristen Curran is a second year law student at WCL. Kristen graduated with High Honors from the US Coast Guard Academy in 2005 with a BS in Marine and Environmental Sciences. She served on two Coast Guard ships and worked at the Coast Guard's Headquarters office in D.C. before attending law school. This past summer, she worked in the Coast Guard's Office of Claims and Litigation in Washington, D.C.

Samantha Cyrulnik-Dercher

Samantha Cyrulnik-Dercher is a second-year student at WCL. Originally from Marlboro, New Jersey, Samantha graduated cum laude from the George Washington University with a B.A. in Political Science.When she is not studying law, Samantha enjoys singing show tunes and blogging about fashion.This summer, Samantha served as a legal intern in the Office of the Pardon Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice

 

Shailee Diwanji

Shailee Diwanji is a second-year law student at WCL. Originally from Mumbai, India, she graduated from the University of Maryland and has undergraduate degrees in Biology and Accounting. In addition to her work as a Legal Rhetoric Dean’s Fellow, she is a recipient of the Gillett-Mussey Fellowship, a member of the Mock Trial Honor Society, and a junior staff member on the American University Law Review. Shailee spent the summer after her first year participating in WCL’s Comparative Law Program in Europe and interning for Judge Kallon in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Peter Frechette

Peter Frechette is a second-year student at WCL. In addition to being a Legal Writing and Rhetoric Dean's Fellow, he is a junior staff member on the Journal of Gender, Public Policy & the Law, and a Senior Articles Editor for the Washington College of Law National Security Law Brief. He is from Frederick, MD, and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2010. Peter spent his 1L summer working at the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, working on the Collateral Consequences Project.

 

Bianca Garcia

Bianca Garcia is a second-year student at WCL. Originally from Chicago, Bianca graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Art History. In addition to being a Dean’s Fellow for the Legal Rhetoric Program, she is a junior staff member for the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law. Bianca spent the summer after her first year as a policy intern at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.

Whitney Garrett

Whitney Garrett is a second year student at WCL from Birmingham, Alabama. She came to WCL straight from her graduating VanderbiltUniversity with a double major in Spanish and Political Science. Duringher time at Vanderbilt, she interned with the nonprofit Conexión Américas, assisting newly immigratedLatino families adapt to life in the United States. At WCL, she is a member of the Moot CourtHonor Societyand of the Administrative Law Review. She is also the Co-Chair of the Policy and Advocacy Committee for the Immigrant Rights Coalition. This summer, she externed at the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Alexandria, Virginia. In the fall, she is externing with the Department of Justice's Office of Immigration Litigation.

 

Cindy Gierhart

Cindy Gierhart is a second-year student at WCL. Cindy has a bachelor's degree in print journalism from the University of Illinois and a master's degree in international law from the University for Peace in Costa Rica. Cindy worked for eight years in newspapers and book publishing before coming to law school. She worked as a reporter and then news editor at two newspapers in Massachusetts. She then worked as a project manager for a book publishing company outside of Boston. For two years she worked from home as a freelance copy editor, at which time she edited more than forty books. Cindy spent her summer after 1L year working in the Office of the General Counsel for the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the government agency that runs Voice of America and all other non-military U.S. international broadcasts. Aside from being a writing fellow, Cindy is a junior staff member of the International Law Review and a research associate for the Public International Law and Policy Group.

 

Brittany Hilbert

Brittany Hilbert is a second-year law student at WCL. Brittany graduated from Boston University with a degree in political science. In addition to being a Deans Fellow, Brittany is a recipient of the Gillett-Mussey Fellowship. This past summer, Brittany participated in the WCL study abroad program in Israel and interned for The Honorable Joan Zeldon of the Washington, D.C. Superior Court. During her first year, Brittany was a staff member on the Legislation and Policy Brief. Brittany is enrolled in the JD/MA program with the American University School of International Service.

 

Meagan Hu

Meagan Hu is a second-year law student at WCL. In addition to being a Legal Rhetoric Dean's Fellow, Meagan is a junior staff member of the American University International Law Review. Meagan graduated from Swarthmore College, with degrees in History and Chinese. Before attending WCL, she worked as a legal assistant for one year at Clifford Chance LLP in London and one year at Sidley Austin LLP in New York City. This past summer, Meagan interned at the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and did research as a Dean's Fellow for Professor Susan Carle.

Chelsey Iaquinto

Chelsey Laquinto is a second-year student at WCL. In addition to being a Legal Rhetoric Dean's Fellow, she is a junior staff member for the Administrative Law Review. Originally from Chesapeake, VA, Chelsey graduated from the University of Virginia in 2010 with a B.A. in Foreign Affairs. This past summer, Chelsey interned with the United States Mint Office of Chief Counsel.

Kristen Josey

Kristin is a 2L in the evening program at WCL and is from the DC area. By day, she works at The Employment Law Group as a litigation assistant, drafting documents for use in court. Previously she worked as an editor for a consulting firm and interned for a semester in her 1L year with The Honorable Peter J. Messitte in the Federal District Court for Maryland. She also interned with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute after spending the summer semester studying abroad with WCL's Law in Chile program.

 

Virginia Knapp

Virginia Knapp is a second-year student at WCL. In addition to serving as a classroom Dean’s Fellow, she is a junior staff member of the Business Law Review.Last summer sheinterned at the Newspaper Association of America and with the Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey.She is interested in practicing copyright and media law.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Virginia majored in journalism and earned minors in English and Women's Studies. She worked as a copy editor at the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal and as a reporter at the Chapel Hill (N.C.) News. She also served as the associate director of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, managing government relations for a membership organization of more than 900 local businesses. Her husband, Oren Dorell,is a reporter at USA Today. Their two boys, Malcolm, 6, and Leo, 4, attend D.C. public schools.

 

Sarah Leggin

Sarah Leggin is a second-year student at WCL. She grew up in Potomac, Maryland and received a B.A. in Art History and certificate in Markets and Management Studies from Duke University. Prior to law school, Sarah worked as the assistant director ofGovinda Galleryin Georgetown, and as a Case Manager at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. After her first year, Sarah worked as a Legal Intern for the External & State Affairs Department at CTIA - The Wireless Association. In addition to serving as a Legal Rhetoric Dean's Fellow, Sarah serves as VP, FCBA Liaison of the Communications & Media Law Society and asa junior staff member for the Administrative Law Review.

 

Kelsey Hye Sun March

Kelsey Hye Sun March is a second-year law student at WCL. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Tufts University and a master's degree from the University of Washington. Prior to attending law school, Kelsey spent time in Korea studying the Korean language and working with the support of a Fulbright E.T.A. Fellowship and a Blakemore Freeman Fellowship. This past summer, Kelsey interned for Judge Anthony J. Trenga at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. In addition to serving as a Legal Rhetoric Dean’s Fellow, Kelsey is a member of the UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic and a junior staff member of the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law.

Sunitha Malepati

Sunitha is a second-year student at WCL. She grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to law school, Sunitha was the Chief of Staff to the CEO at Living Cities, a philanthropic collaborative. She is currently also a junior staffer on the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law and spent her first summer working in Judge Bartnoff's Chambers at the D.C. Superior Court.

 

Catlin Meade

Catlin Meade is a second-year law student and is also pursuing a Master’s in International Affairs at the School for International Service through WCL’s JD/MA program. She graduated from The College of William & Mary in 2008, after which she worked as a litigation paralegal at a small law firm in NYC, focusing mainly on federal litigation regarding the restitution of Jewish cultural property looted during WWII. Last summer she participated in WCL’s summer abroad program in The Hague and worked as a Dean’s Fellow with the War Crimes Research Office. This year, Catlin is working as a Research Associate with the Public International Law & Policy Group on the Kosovo/Water Diplomacy team.

 

Ty Moore

Ty Moore is a second-year law student at WCL.Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ty received a B.A., with a double concentration in History and Hispanic Studies, from Hamilton College. In addition to beinga Legal Rhetoric Dean's Fellow, he is a junior staff member on the Administrative Law Review. This past summer, Ty interned at theDepartment of the Treasury, Financial Management Service.

 

Amanda Naoufal

Amanda is a second year student at WCL. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in Cognitive Psychology and a minor in Biological Sciences. She is a junior staff member for Business Law Review. Amanda spent her first summer externing as a Law Clerk for the Riverside District Attorney's Office in Southern California.

 

Lucia Rich

Lucia is a 3L student at WCL and grew up nearby in Bethesda, Maryland. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 with a major in Hispanic Studies and a minor in International Relations. Prior to law school, she worked as a litigation paralegal at Howrey LLP, where she worked on several pro bono cases, and as a legal assistant at the Legal Aid Society of D.C. At WCL, Lucia is a senior staff member of the Administrative Law Review, a student attorney for the Disability Rights Law Clinic, and a Dean's Fellow for Professor Andrew Popper. The summer after her second year, she was a summer law clerk at the Public Defender Service for D.C. in the Community Reentry Program. This fall she externs at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender in the trial division.

 

Kathy Rizzo

Kathy Rizzo is a second-year student at WCL enrolled in the JD/MA program with the School of International Service. In addition to being a Legal Rhetoric Dean's Fellow, Kathy is a Research Associate for the Public International Law and Policy Group and is a member of the junior staff of the Administrative Law Review. During her 1L summer, Kathy worked as a legal intern for the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies in Alexandria, VA. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Kathy graduated from American University with a B.A. in International Studies and worked for two years in the Dean's Office of AU's School of International Service before attending law school.

Kat Scott

Kat is a second year at WCL. She grew up in North Carolina and received a B.A. in Media Studies and Government from the University of Virginia. Prior to law school, Kat worked for the Fund for the Public Interest, running fundraising and citizen outreach campaigns for environmental and public interest organizations. This summer, Kat is an Internet Public Interest Opportunities Program Clerk for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). In addition to serving as a Legal Rhetoric Dean's Fellow, Kat is a Gillett-Mussey Fellow and a staff member of the American University Law Review.

 

Kristian Soltes

Kristian Soltes is a second-year student at WCL. In addition to being a Legal Rhetoric Classroom Dean’s Fellow, he is a junior staff writer for American University International Law Review and served as Professor Vaughn’s Dean’s Fellow, researching international provisions protecting whistleblowers. Kristian graduated from Penn State University with a dual-degree B.A. in International Politics and International Studies, and has worked at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and DLA Piper in Washington, D.C. Kristian encourages any student to feel free to chat with him over coffee regarding any concerns or questions, Legal Rhetoric related orotherwise.

 

Simon Spektor

Simon Spektor is a second-year law student at WCL from Staten Island, New York. In addition to being a Legal Rhetoric Dean's Fellow, he is also a junior staff member for the American University Law Review. This past summer, Simon spent four weeks in the International Law study abroad program in Europe and interned with a DC legal consulting firm specializing in government relations, relationship management, and strategic planning services for domestic and international clients.

 

Cody Harnish

Cody Harnish is a second-year law student at WCL, with an interest in Criminal Law. Born and raised in southern California, Cody attended UCLA where he received a B.A. in Political Science. Before attending WCL, Cody lived and worked in Los Angeles where he was a Director of Sales for an entertainment company. In addition to being a Dean's Fellow, Cody is also a member of the Mock Trial Honor Society.

Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith is a second-year student at WCL. She is originally from Yardley, Pennsylvania, a small town outside of Philadelphia. She graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2009 with majors in both government and psychology. This past summer, Amanda had an externship with Judge C. Philip Nichols Jr. of the Circuit Court in Prince George’s County, MD. In addition to being a Dean’s Fellow, she is also a junior staff member of the American University Law Review.

 

Clarissa Arevalo

Clarissa Arevalo is a second year law student at WCL.  Originally from Los Angeles, California, she graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2009 with a double major in Criminology, Law & Society and Film & Media Studies and a minor in Spanish. Prior to attending law school, Clarissa worked as a legal secretary for a boutique business law firm in Los Angeles.  In addition to being a Legal Rhetoric Dean’s Fellow, she is a junior staff member of the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law and a research associate for the Public International Law & Policy Group.  This past summer, Clarissa interned with AYUDA, a non-profit organization providing immigration and social services to low-income immigrants in the metropolitan DC area.