2011-2012 BLSA EXECUTIVE BOARD
President - Bethany Peak
Bethany Peak is a 2L at the Washington College of Law. She received a Bachelor’s degree in International Politics and Economic Development from the University of California at Berkeley. Calling Moreno, California home, she is interested in Criminal Law. Bethany works for the Admissions office at WCL and interns with the Department of Labor under the Senior Civil Rights Advisor.
Vice President - Justin Clayton
Justin Clayton is a 2L at the Washington College of Law. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Policy from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Originally from Raleigh, NC, his interests include public interest law and politics. Justin is a Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Fellow.
Secretary - Lliane Hunter
Lliane Hunter is a 2L at the Washington College of Law. She received a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Oakwood University. She is a native of Battle Creek, Michigan by way of Kingston, Jamaica. Her interests include Oil and Gas law. Lliane is active as a junior staffer for the American University Law Review, Senior Articles Editor for the International Arbitration Brief, and is on the Society for Dispute Resolution Arbitration Team. She has also interned for the DC Counsel Judiciary Committee.
Treasurer - Preston Smith
Preston Smith is a 2L at the Washington College of Law. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Preston calls Durham, North Carolina (Bull City) home. His interests include business and international trade law. Preston is a junior staffer for the International Law Review, a Marshall-Brennan Fellow, and a Dean’s Fellow for the Legal Analysis Program.
Public Relations Chair - Amanda Baker
Amanda Baker is a 2L at American University, Washington College of Law. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Sociology, and a Master’s in Public Administration from San Jose State University. From the sunny state of California, Amanda's legal interests include public policy, administrative law, federal regulatory law, and litigation. She is the assistant managing editor for The Modern American brief and Co-Chair of the Student Bar Association Diversity Committee. Most recently, Amanda participated in the London-Paris-Geneva Study Abroad Program and worked as a Judicial Intern at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Community Service Chair - Ashley Tease
Ashley Tease is a 2L part-time evening student from Gaithersburg, MD. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American History and citation in Latin American Culture from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a flight attendant for Continental airlines and then as a paralegal at a boutique IP firm in Washington, DC. Ashley is interested in human rights and immigration law and hopes to work for the Department of State after graduation. She currently works at the United States Department of Agriculture. Ashley is also the SBA Financial Aid Chair and a member of the Barrister's Ball committee.
Social Chair - Ashley Thomas
Ashley Thomas is a 2L at the Washington College of Law. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. Ashley calls Houston, Texas home, and her interests include legislative advocacy and politics. Before law school, Ashley was a Legislative Aide for State Representative Sylvester Turner in Texas. She is a Junior Staffer for the International Law Review, and Symposium Editor of the Legislation and Policy Brief. This past summer, Ashley interned with Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott.
Historian - Chavette Jackson
Chavette Jackson is a 2L at the Washington College of Law. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Law with a minor in Sociology from Binghamton University. Originally from Queens, New York, she is interested in public interest and civil rights law. Chavette is also a Marshall Brennan Fellow.
1L Resource Coordinator - Kyle Bonsu
Kyle Bonsu is a 2L at the Washington College of Law. He is a dual-degree student, also pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Studies at the School of International Service. He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice and minored in Political Science from Northeastern University. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Kyle's career interests are in International Trade Law and International Arbitration. He is a Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project Fellow and an articles editor for the International Commercial Arbitration brief. After law school, he intends to complete a judicial clerkship and/or enter into international private practice.
Regional Coordinator - Dominic Jones
Dominic Jones is a 2L at the Washington College of Law. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Morehouse College. Hailing from Stone Mountain, Georgia, his interests include private international law and politics. Dominic is also a junior staffer for the International Law Review at WCL.