September 18, 2017

Meet Our Team

 

Jacob Alexander (L’21), Staff Editor

Jacob Alexander is from Silicon Valley, California and graduated Christopher Newport University in 2018 as a double major in American Studies and Political Science. He spent his 2018 summer working in Tucson at Federal District Court on various criminal and civil cases. He hopes to pursue a career in criminal law as a federal prosecutor.

 

 

 

 

Parker Allen (L’21), Staff Editor

Parker Allen is a member of the Class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law. In 2018, he graduated from Southern Methodist University, where he majored in economics and finance. During the summer of 2019, Parker worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Henry E. Hudson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

 

 

 

 

Christopher An (L’20), Publications & Online Editor 

Christopher An is from Orlando, Florida and attended the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s in Political Science. He is the former President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and currently the Publications & Online Editor for the Journal. He is excited to continue his passion for public interest and policy after graduation with the U.S. Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C. During his free time he plays saxophone with the University of Richmond Wind Ensemble and chases after his dog.

 

 

 

Ken Anderson (L’20), General Assembly Editor

Ken Anderson is a member of the class of 2020 at the University of Richmond School of Law. Ken is a native of the Philadelphia area and attended the University of Richmond (R’17) where he majored in Leadership and American Studies and minored in History. In addition to his membership on PILR, Ken serves as the Treasurer of the Student Bar Association and is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board.

 

 

 

Eudora Arther (L’21), Staff Editor

Eudora Arthur is a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law. At the College of William & Mary, Eudora majored in Government and minored in Management and Organizational Leadership. In addition to being a PILR staff member, Eudora is involved in the leadership for the Virginia Bar Association student chapter, and is active in intramural sports.

 

 

 

 

 

Sidney Balman (L’21), Staff Editor 

Sidney Balman is a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law. A native of Washington, DC, Sidney graduated from Cornell University where he majored in Near Eastern Studies and was an outside linebacker on the football team for four years. In addition to his membership on PILR, Sidney is on the executive board of the Criminal Law Society and is a member of the Client Counseling & Negotiation Board. During the summer of 2019, he interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

 

 

Marina Batalias (L’20), Senior Manuscript Editor 

Marina Batalias is a member of the class of 2020 at the University of Richmond School of Law and graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2016. In addition to being the Senior Manuscripts Editor for PILR, she is a member of Richmond Women’s Law, as well as on the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Boards. After graduation, Marina is going into products liability litigation. She has previously interned at the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Eastern District of Virginia.

 

 

Jackie Cipolla (L’20), Symposium Editor 
Jackie Cipolla is a member of the Class of 2020 at the University of Richmond School of Law. In addition to being a PILR staff member, she also is a member of the Moot Court Board here at U of R. She originally is from Northern Virginia and graduated from University of Virginia with degrees in Foreign Affairs and History.  During her 1L summer, she interned in the Public Defender’s Office in Leesburg. She hopes to pursue a career in criminal law.
Riley Cyr (L’21), Staff Editor
Riley Cyr is a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law. Riley is from Virginia Beach graduated from Virginia Tech, where she majored in International Studies and French. She spent the summer of 2019 as a law clerk for Curwood Law in downtown Richmond, and is hoping to pursue a career in real estate and land use planning law.
Brianne Donovan (L’21), Staff Editor
Brianne Donovan is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. She is a member of International Law Society and a co-founder of Lawyers Helping Lawyers. When she’s not in law school, Brianne can be found volunteering with horses, petting dogs, and planning weekend road trips.
Sogand Falahatpour (L’21), Staff Editor
Sogand Falahatpour is a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law and graduated from George Mason University in 2017. In addition to being PILR staff member, she also is Vice President of the Public Interest Law Association, SBA: Diversity & Inclusion Board member, and Richmond Women’s Law member. Sogand hopes to pursue a career in Immigration Law.

 

 

 

 

Alyssa Fetterolf (L’21), Staff Editor

AAlyssa Fetterolf is a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law, a staff member of the Richmond Public Interest Law Review. She graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Organizational Administration and minors in Psychology and Consciousness and Transformation in 2016. Last summer Alyssa interned for the Hon. Anthony J. Trenga of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

 

 

 

Nicole Gibson (L’20), Manuscript Editor

Nicole Gibson is a member of the class of 2020 at the University of Richmond School of Law. She graduated from Regent University with a Bachelor of Arts in government and a minor in theater in 2016. Nicole is also a member of the Moot Court, Trial Advocacy, and Client Counseling and Negotiation Boards and involved in the leadership for the Richmond Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.

 

 

 

Chandler Huffer (L’21), Staff Editor

Chandler Huffer is a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law. She graduated from Cedarville University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2017. In addition to Public Interest Law Review, Huffer serves as a member of the Client Counseling and Negotiations Board.

 

 

 

 

Sam Galina (L’21), Staff Editor

Sam Galina is a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law. Sam graduated from the University of North Carolina where she majored in Art History and Public Policy. She spent the summer of 2019 interning for the Legal Counsel to Governor Northam and studying at the University of Cambridge.  In addition to being a PILR member, Sam is on the Moot Court board, Honor Council and co-founded the Sexuality and Gender Alliance. In her spare time Sam enjoys rock climbing and pottery.

 

 


Pete Johnson (L’20), Manuscript Editor 

Peter “Pete” Bradley Johnson is a member of the class of 2020 at the University of Richmond School of Law and is a staff member of the University of Richmond Public Interest Law Review. He graduated from Roanoke College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Pete serves as an Honor Court Justice and is the vice-president of Richmond Law’s American Constitution Society. Pete previously interned for the Hon. Marcus Long and the Hon. Robert M.D. Turk of the 27th Judicial Circuit of Virginia.

 

 

 

Edward Lebar (L’20), Senior Staff Editor 

Edward Lebar is a a member of the class of 2020 at the University of Richmond School of Law.  He graduated from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Minor in Biology in 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

Mitchell Beebe (L’21), Staff Editor

Mitchell Beebe is a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law.  He is particularly interested in the areas of economic policy and foreign policy in relation to national security. He attended  James Madison University where he received his undergraduate degree in international finance and economics. This past summer Mitchell interned at the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

 

 

 

Julianna Meely (L’21), Staff Editor

Julianna Meely is a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law. She is from Decatur, Alabama, and graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Social and Personality Psychology and a minor in Law and Society. In addition to being a staff member on the Richmond Public Interest Law Review, Julianna is also a member of the Moot Court Board and enjoys competing in moot court tournaments. During her 1L summer, she interned at the Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Tennessee in Nashville, TN.

 

 

Terri Morris (L’20), Manuscript Editor 

Terri Morris is a member of the class of 2020 at the University of Richmond School of Law. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs. Terri is also a member of the Black Law Students Association at the University of Richmond School of Law.

 

 

 

 

Gregory Packer (L’21), Staff Editor

Gregory Packer is a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law. In 2016, he graduated from The College of William & Mary with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Hispanic Studies. During his 1L summer, he interned for The Honorable Reggie B. Walton at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

 

 

 


Erica Rebussini (L’20), Notes & Comments Editor 

Erica Rebussini is a member of the class of 2020 at the University of Richmond School of Law, a staff member of the Richmond Public Interest Review and Intra-Scholastic Chair of the Client Counseling and Negotiation Board, and a member of the Moot Court Board. She graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and minors in Religious Studies and Economics in 2017. During the summer of 2018 Erica worked at the Public Defender’s Office in Petersburg, Virginia.

 

 

Lizzy Ritchie (L’20), Editor-In-Chief

Lizzy Ritchie is a member of the Class of 2020 at the University of Richmond School of Law. In 2017, she graduated from Virginia Tech University Honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and in Multimedia Journalism. Lizzy is interested in real estate and land use law.

 

 

 

 

James “Junior” Rosson (L’21), Staff Editor

James “Junior” Rosson is a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law and a staff member of the University of Richmond Public Interest Law Review. He graduated from Old Dominion University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. He currently serves as president of the Sexuality And Gender Alliance, and interned for the Danville Public Defender’s Office. James plans to practice criminal law upon graduation.

 

 

 

Aishaah Reed (L’20), Manuscript Editor 

Aishaah Reed is a graduate of The College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Education. Aishaah is a member of the Moot Court and Client Counseling and Negotiation Boards as well as Vice-President of the Black Law Students Association. She interned with the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Fredericksburg.

 

 

 

 

Chris Roberson (L’21), Staff Editor

Chris Roberson is a member of the 2021 class at the University of Richmond School of Law.  He studied English Language and Literature at Princeton University. A Richmond native, Chris was a school teacher both abroad and in Richmond before pursuing a legal degree.

 

 

 

 

Sahba Saravi (L’20), Managing Editor 

Sahba Saravi is a member of the class of 2020 at the University of Richmond School of Law and graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minor in Middle Eastern and Arabic Studies in 2015.  She spent the summer of 2018 at the Tahirih Justice Center, a non-profit providing family and immigration legal services to immigrant women and children fleeing violence.  Sahba hopes to pursue a career in the family law field, specializing in alternative dispute resolution methods.

 

 

 

M. Randell Scism (L’20), Executive Editor

Randell Scism is from Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Science majoring in Human Development and Family Sciences. Randell is interested in child welfare law. During the summer of 2018, she interned at the Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic in Athens, Georgia where she served as guardian ad litem for children in dependency cases in juvenile court as well as plaintiff’s attorney for adult victims of child sexual assault in personal injury tort cases brought under Georgia’s Hidden Predator Act.

 

 

 

Rebecca Schultz (L’20), Senior Staff 

Rebecca Schultz is a member of the class of 2020 at the University of Richmond school of law and serves as the secretary for the First-Generation Law Students. She spent this past summer working for the National Juvenile Defender Center. She currently works as a law library research assistant and a Student Program Manager for the Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service.

 

 

 

Olivia Seksinsky (L’21), Staff Editor

Olivia Seksinsky is a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law. In 2018, she graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. In addition to being a PILR staff member, she serves on the Career Development Office Student Advisory Board and is a Reference Desk Assistant in the Law Library. She spent her 1L summer as a legal intern at the disAbility Law Center of Virginia in Richmond. She hopes to pursue a career in public interest or family law.

 

 

Samuel Shaffer (L’21), Staff Editor

Samuel Shaffer is a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law.  He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.  During the Summer of 2019 he worked as an intern at the Chief Staff Attorney’s Office for the Supreme Court of Virginia.

 

 

 

Kim Simmons (L’20), Lead Articles Editor 

Kim Simmons is a member of the class of 2020 at the University of Richmond School of Law, a staff member of the Richmond Public Interest Law Review. She graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies, concentration Legal Studies.

 

 

 

 

Lindsey Sweetgall-Brock (L’21), Staff Editor

Lindsey Sweetgall-Brock is a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law. She graduated from West Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising & Public Relations, and received her Master of Arts in Media & Communication from Texas Tech University. In addition to her membership in PILR, Lindsey is on the executive board of Richmond Women’s Law, a member of the Career Development Office Advisory Board, and a Law School Admissions Ambassador. During the summer of 2019, she worked at the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville.

 

 

Samantha Teets (L’21), Staff Editor

Samantha Teets is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. In the summer of 2019, Samantha began work with the Virginia Commission on Youth as a policy intern. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys watching sports and traveling.

 

 

 

 

Rachel Campbell (L’20), Communications Editor

Rachel is a Hanover County native and the current Communications Editor of the Public Interest Law Review. She graduated from James Madison University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies. Rachel also travelled to South Africa in the summer of 2017 to study Restorative Justice in Post-Conflict Nations. During law school, Rachel has interned with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, the Hanover County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, and for Judge C.N. Jenkins, Jr. of the Richmond Circuit Court. Upon graduation, she hopes to work in the field of family law- implementing restorative practices in her work and daily life.

 

 

Kristin Tolbert (L’21), Staff Editor

Kristen Tolbert is a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law and is a staff member of the University of Richmond Public Interest Law Review. She graduated from Roanoke College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a concentration in Legal Studies. During the summer of 2019, Kristen interned in the Office of the Virginia Attorney General in the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Division and Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

 

 

Samantha VanWinter (L’21), Staff Editor

Samantha a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law. Samantha is from East Greenwich, Rhode Island and attended Bridgewater College with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business Administration. In addition to PILR, Samantha also serves as the Secretary of the Virginia Bar Association Law School Council. During the summer of 2019, she worked at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Richmond.

 

 

 

 

Alta Viscomi (L’20), Blog & Social Media Editor 

Alta arrived in Richmond by way of Vermont and Colorado. They graduated from Colorado College with a degree in Middle Eastern studies, focusing on legacies of colonialism and modern political reform. They’re interested in using their law degree to re-imagine community justice and the distribution of resources and services. When they aren’t at the law school, they enjoy trying new recipes and biking around the city.

 

 

 

Carly Wright (L’21), Staff Editor

Carly Wright is a member of the class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law. In 2018, she graduated from Kansas State University where she studied Political Science and Spanish. In addition to PILR, Carly is a member of Richmond Women’s Law and a co-founder of Lawyers Helping Lawyers. She spent the summer of 2019 as a law clerk at Winslow & McCurry in Midlothian. Carly hopes to pursue a career in personal injury law, specializing in product liability and medical malpractice.

 

 

 

Caitlin Yuhas (L’20), Lead Articles Editor 

Caitlin Yuhas is a 3L hailing from New York City by way of Springfield, Illinois. She is a former professional dancer, current professional Strongwoman, and fledgling Olympic weightlifter (meaning, when she is not on campus you can probably find her at the gym). She received her B.A. from Emory University and she is the most recent winner of the McNeil Law Society writing competition. Her dog Maui is the cool one.

 

 

 

 

Julia Zielger (L’21), Staff Editor

Julia Ziegler is a member of the Class of 2021 at the University of Richmond School of Law. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Law, the Media, and Human Rights. In addition to working on PILR, she is a founder of the First-Generation Law Student Association and serves on the boards of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, International Law Society, and the Honor Council. She hopes to pursue a career in criminal law and immigration.

 

 

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