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Get to know our wonderful body of staff for Volume 52!

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Iman Ali
Senior Editor
Jonathan Bodle
Executive Editor
Justin Campbell
Staff Editor
Justin graduated Trinity University with a triple major in Chinese, East Asia Studies, and International Business. Justin's primary law school focus is on international law, foreign policy, and diplomacy. He intends to join the Air Force after graduation and then work in the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer.
Carolyn Campion
Staff Editor
Carolyn was born and raised in San Antonio. She completed her bachelors at The University of Texas at Austin where she studied in the Plan II Honors Program, writing her undergraduate thesis on Shakespeare and public health. During her 1L summer, she interned for Judge Fred Biery in the Western District of Texas. Outside of law school, Carolyn enjoys volunteering and exploring local parks with her dog.
Ana Cenaj
Staff Editor
Ana Cenaj was born in Albania and spent the beginning of her childhood there before moving to San Antonio, Texas at the age of 10. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2012 with a major in government and a minor in history. While at Georgetown, she was an undergraduate fellow at the Berkley Center where she contributed to reports on the future of track-two diplomacy, peacebuilding, and law, religion, and liberty of conscience. Prior to attending law school, Ana was a Teach for America corps member in the Rio Grande Valley where she taught 6th grade English. She has interned for former United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, the National Albanian American Council, and the Albanian Central Election Commission. During her 1L Summer, Ana interned at the US District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio with the Honorable Judge Biery and the Honorable Judge Ezra. She enjoys breakfast tacos, southern hospitality, and keeping up with current events. Ana roots for the San Antonio Spurs and the Georgetown Hoyas.
Alicia Chan
Staff Editor
Vanessa Chorush
Staff Editor
Lorenza Cigarroa
Senior Editor
Christiaan Cleary
Senior Editor
Erin Cusenbary
Staff Editor
Erin is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio. She received her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in Political Science and Spanish from Trinity University, where she was also Captain of the Tiger Volleyball team and the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. During the summer after her 1L year, she worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Prado of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Erin currently serves as the Executive Vice President of the Women's Law Caucus and is a proud member of the executive board and writing team of Assault and Flattery.
Michael Darling
Director of Development
Michael graduated summa cum laude from St. Edward's University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing and Rhetoric. A Texas native and Austin resident since 2011, he has played drums in four different bands at venues across Austin, including Stubb's indoors three times. Michael will begin his practice in commercial litigation in the Houston office of a large global law firm. He is the current Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Director for the Texas Law Board of Advocates and competes on the UT interscholastic mock trial team.
Lauren Davis
Articles & Notes Editor
Sean Doyle
Staff Editor
Sean was born in South Korea, but he grew up in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He attended Washington and Lee University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics and politics. Prior to attending law school, Sean worked as an ESL and SAT instructor in Seoul and Busan, South Korea, respectively. He split his 1L summer between the Travis County Courthouse and Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, a local Austin law firm. Sean enjoys Netflix and sushi, as well as free food of any variety.
Amanda Fullerton
Articles & Notes Editor
Madeline Gaffney
Senior Editor
Maegan Quejada Giere
Managing Editor - Business
Maegan has lived on three continents, speaks two and 3/4 languages, and has played soccer competitively in six countries. She started undergrad at Singapore Management University, took a pit stop at LUISS-Guido Carli, and finished at the UT. Before law school, she worked in media relations where she placed articles on tracking envelopes and predistorting digital signals. Outside of class and TILJ, she assists Professor Westbrook (TILJ's faculty advisor) in his research and is on the UT interscholastic mock trial team. After graduation, she will be clerking in Austin then will begin her practice in Houston.
Andrew Gille
Senior Editor
Jackie Groves
Staff Editor
Jackie is a native Texan, born and raised in Austin. She received her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in Political Science from Texas A&M University. While attending Texas A&M, Jackie double minored in English and Art and Architectural History, wrote an honors thesis entitled "The Purpose of Party Manifestos," and was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. This past summer, Jackie worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Justice Debra Lehrmann of the Supreme Court of Texas, and as a summer associate for Norton Rose Fulbright in Dallas, Texas. Jackie currently serves as a 2L Co-Chair on the Texas Law Alumni Affairs Student Steering Committee. In her free time, Jackie enjoys hiking, cooking, and playing with her Golden Retriever.
Daniella Gruwell
Staff Editor
Brendan Hammond
Research Editor
Emilie Heck
Staff Editor
Emilie Heck was born in College Station, Texas. She completed her bachelors at Texas A&M University where she double majored in Classics and Anthropology with a minor in French. She graduated with several honors and completed an undergraduate thesis focusing on frontal bone variation within pre-contact Native American groups. During her 1L summer, she worked for the Austin Bar Association's Veteran's Legal Assistance Program. Emilie is also president of UT Law's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter and a board member for Law Students for the Arts. In her free time she enjoys cooking, running and playing with her two rescue dogs.
David Holmes
Staff Editor
David is a native son of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where he majored in the International Relations track of the Political Science department and minored in Economics. David split his 1L summer working in Austin between local firm Jackson Walker and as an intern at the Travis County District Courthouse. His loves include playing basketball, shoe collecting, singing, reading, exploring new restaurants, and dogs.
David Howard
Symposium Editor
David Howard was born in Pasadena, California and attended undergraduate university in Los Angeles. At Loyola Marymount University, he studied Chemistry before applying to law school. David spent his first summer working for Justice Goodwin at the Texas Third Court of Appeals and at the Railroad Commission of Texas, and he is currently working at the Texas Civil Rights Project working on constitutional litigation. David will be working in New York in securities litigation and international arbitration.
Marisa Joyce
Executive Editor
Irene Kau
Staff Editor
Irene grew up in Sugar Land, Singapore, and parts of Ohio. She received a degree in Finance and International Business at New York University and worked at an investment bank prior to law school. During her 1L summer, she worked for the in-house legal team at Calpine Corporation. Outside of law school, Irene enjoys running, doing hot yoga, playing with her puppy, traveling, and watching science-fiction shows.
Helen Kerwin
Submissions Editor
Apostolos Kyprios
Staff Editor
Apostolos grew up in the Dallas area and is the first person in his family to pursue law. He graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. During his 1L summer, he interned at the Oklahoma City Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. During his 2L summer he clerked for the Dallas County Public Defender’s Office and Pulman, Cappuccio, Pullen, Benson and Jones in San Antonio. In his free time he collects records, hikes, attends concerts and occasionally plays French Horn.
Rachel Lee
Senior Editor
Taylor LeMay
Staff Editor
Jingjing Liang
Editor-in-Chief
Jingjing (JJ) Liang graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors Distinction in History and Religion. In the summer of her junior year, JJ studied at Oxford University in the UK. Prior to attending law school, JJ worked at a Chinese law firm in Beijing and a Canadian law firm in Toronto. JJ is interested in international transactions and will be working at Shearman & Sterling in New York upon graduation. Outside of law school, JJ likes to play the piano, dance, paint, and write reviews for films and concerts.
Leslie Liberman
Staff Editor
Erika Lopez
Senior Editor
Christopher Marshall
Managing Editor - Publication
Chris Marshall, a native Austinite, graduated from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio with a double-major in Spanish and History and a minor in Latin American Studies. Chris is a dual-degree student with the LBJ School of Public Affairs, pursuing a Master of Global Policy Studies degree. After his 1L year, he interned with Magistrate Judge Mark Lane and the General Litigation Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas. The following summer, Chris interned with the UN International Labour Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland. This past summer, he was a summer associate for Centurion LLP, a pan-African law firm, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Outside of school, Chris enjoys reading, traveling, and watching movies.
Julian Martinez
Staff Editor
Leo Mata
Staff Editor
Leo Mata graduated from the University of Houston with Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Political Science. During his 1L summer, he worked for Chief Judge Ricardo Hinojosa of the Southern District of Texas and for the family detention team of the non-profit RAICES. Leo is interested in criminal law and international human rights law. Outside of law school, Leo likes to travel, rate and review dogs, and eat tacos.
George Miller
Staff Editor
George received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Prior to law school he worked as a legal assistant in New York supporting leveraged finance and project finance attorneys. He spent his 1L summer at the New York Attorney General’s Office in the Investor Protection Bureau. George enjoys reading, running and tasting Texas craft beers in his spare time.
Olivia Mora
Staff Editor
Olivia was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She received a B.S. in International Relations and Politics, an additional major in Decision Sciences, and a minor in French from Carnegie Mellon University, where she was also captain of the Varsity Women's Volleyball team. Before starting law school, Olivia was a Parliamentary Clerk at the Texas House of Representatives. During the summer after her 1L year, she worked at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid on the consumer protection and federal income tax teams. Olivia currently serves as the Latina Law Caucus Chair for the Chicano Hispanic Law Students' Association. She is fluent in French and conversational in Spanish.
Jonathon Morace
Staff Editor
Jonathon Morace is a native Texan who graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Political Science. After graduating, Jonathon spent his 1L year at The University of Alabama School of Law before returning home to Texas. During his 1L summer Jonathon worked for Judge L. Scott Coogler in the Northern District of Alabama. In his free time, Jonathon enjoys listening to jazz music, reading foreign policy books, and reading Politico.
Sacha Mount
Senior Editor
Sacha was born and raised in San Francisco, California, where he attended Lowell High School (same high school as SCOTUS Justice Breyer!), and obtained an undergraduate degree in English from UCLA. He worked for the San Francisco Office of the Public Defender his 1L summer, and is aiming for a criminal law career upon graduation. He enjoys rooting for his Giants, Niners, and Bruins, and playing for Dean Keeton FC, the law school’s unofficial men’s soccer team.
Jackson Oliver
Senior Editor
Karla Perez
Senior Editor
Jack Polisini
Senior Editor
Jack was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended Emory University where he majored in Political Science and Psychology. He was a member of the Emory Swim Team and competed for the Eagles all four years. Jack returned to Texas for law school and worked with KIPP Charter Schools as an Akin Gump pro bono scholar during the past two summers. He will be returning to the Houston office of the firm upon graduation in their Global Energy and Transactions practice group. Outside of law school, Jack enjoys trivia, sports, movies and stand up comedy.
Erwin Reschke
Staff Editor
Elizabeth Rozacky
Staff Editor
Elizabeth is a native Austinite. She attended the University of Texas, where she double-majored in Classics and Archaeology with a minor in Liberal Arts Honors (which is a real thing). During her 1L summer, she worked for Chief Justice Jeff Rose at the Texas Third Court of Appeals and for the Haddad Legal Group's business transactions section. Elizabeth interested in real estate and property issues. She is also a member of Medley, the law school's premier acapella group. Outside of law school, Elizabeth enjoys water sports, puns, and watching the West Wing.
Judy Schweinfurth
Staff Editor
Judy was born in South Korea and moved to the U.S. with her parents when she was 7. She grew up in Coppell, Texas (suburb outside of Dallas) and moved to Austin to attend UT, the best university in the world. She graduated with a B.A. in Plan II Honors, a B.J. in Broadcast Journalism, and a Business Foundation Certificate. She then went straight into law school at UT. Judy spent her 1L summer clerking at Norton Rose Fulbright and the Attorney General's Office. Judy is interested in global finance and international transactions. She also likes to spend her free time singing, acting, and performing (especially with the law school's A Cappella group).
Tatyanna Senel
Staff Editor
Anna Shepard
Student Notes Editor
Rosa Sung
Articles & Notes Editor
Rosa was born in South Korea, and she graduated from Seoul National University with a bachelor’s degree in international relations. Before coming to law school, Rosa worked as a business consultant for four years, focusing on real estate development projects. During her 1L summer, she interned at the Greater Boston Legal Services’ Housing Unit where she worked on emergency shelter cases and eviction cases. She is a cello player, and loves to read all sorts of non-fiction books.
Celia Villarreal
Articles & Notes Editor
Celia was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, where she graduated from Texas A&M International University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. As an undergraduate, Celia served as Editor-in-Chief of the university newspaper and mentored first-year college students. During her 1L summer, Celia worked for U.S. Magistrate Judge Hacker and for UT Legal Services for Students. Outside of law school, Celia enjoys running, reading, and practicing yoga.
Vickie Wang
Staff Editor
Margaret Wittenmyer
Executive Editor