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Editorial Board 2005-2006

Galit Avitan

Galit is a J.D. candidate for the class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. Galit is president of the Women's Law Coalition. During the summer of 2005, Galit will extern for the Honorable Gary Klausner, Federal District Court Judge for the Central District of California. Prior to attending Cornell Law School, Galit interned at the Alliance for Childrens' Rights, a childrens' advocacy non-profit organization in Los Angeles. She also taught Hebrew to kindergartners for two years in a private Jewish Day School, and spent her summer interning for the District Attorney's Office in San Francisco. Galit received her B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley, where she completed an honors thesis examining the role of women writers in the genre of war literature. 

Jillian Bosmann

Jillian is a J.D. candidate for the Class of 2006 at Cornell Law School. She is an Articles Editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Secretary/Treasurer of Cornell Law's Moot Court Board. During the summer of 2005, Jillian was a Summer Associate at Drinker, Biddle, & Reath, LLP in Philadelphia. The previous summer she attended the Cornell Summer Institute of International and Comparative Law in Paris. Before coming to law school, Jillian served as an Americorps member and Team Leader for the National School and Community Corps in Philadelphia. She received a B.A. in Political Science from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, where she was involved in the theatre, dance, and music communities. During high school Jillian was invited multiple times to perform at Carnegie Hall, and she still enjoys participating in the performing arts in her spare time.

Laura Chang

Laura is a JD candidate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. Laura spent the summer of 2005 externing for the Honorable Suzanne H. Segal, Magistrate Judge, at the District Court for the Central District of California. In addition to being an Associate on the Cornell Law Review, Laura works through BRLegal to help startup businesses deal with legal issues. Prior to attending Cornell Law School, Laura worked in Marketing at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in Los Angeles, California. Laura received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2002.

Arnab Chaudhuri

Arnab is a JD candidate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. Arnab spent the summer of 2005 working for Professor Robert Summers before attending the Cornell Summer Institute of International and Comparative Law. Prior to attending Cornell Law School, Arnab was a software developer at World Wrestling Entertainment in Stamford, CT. Arnab received a BS in Computer Science from Duke University with a Certificate in Film and Video. In his free time, Arnab is a DJ and an avid record collector.

Viravyne Chhim

Viravyne is a JD/LLM candidate for the Class of 2006 at Cornell Law School. She is an Articles Editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and a participating law student in BR Legal, a venture capitalist group that provides affordable legal services to startup businesses. During the summer of 2005, Viravyne will be a Summer Associate at Latham & Watkins in New York. The previous summer, she worked for Professor Annelise Riles and the Cornell Law Library before attending the Cornell Summer Institute of International and Comparative Law. Prior to attending Cornell Law School, Viravyne worked as a business and litigation consultant in San Francisco, California. Viravyne received a B.A. with a double major in Political Science and Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley, where she completed an honors thesis examining the role of culture in regimes of violence.

Dennis Chi

Dennis is a JD candidate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. Dennis is the outreach chair for the Asian American Law Students Association at CLS. During the summer of 2005, Dennis will work for the Taipei, Taiwan branch of Jones Day. Prior to attending Cornell Law School, Dennis received a B.A. with a double major in Philosophy and The Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University. Perhaps more interestingly, Dennis lived in Taiwan for the ten years prior to college and still considers Taiwan his home.

Melissa Colon

Melissa is a JD candidate for the Class of 2007 and Vice-President of the Latino Law Students Association. She spent her first summer working in the Legal Unit for the New York City Department of Homeless Services. During her first year of law school, Melissa participated in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition and advanced to the elimination rounds in the Langfan Family Moot Court Competition. She is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA). She is also an ABA Legal Opportunity Scholar. Melissa received her Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Hunter College, part of the City University of New York. Before attending law school, Melissa participated in the prestigious New York City Urban Fellows Program, where she worked at the New York City Department of Education's Office of New Schools. She is fluent in Spanish.

Theresa Concepcion

Theresa is a JD candidate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. During the summer of 2005, Theresa will work at the New York State Attorney General's Office in the Litigation Department. Prior to attending Cornell Law School, Theresa was an intern at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Civil Rights where she worked on matters concerning the American Disabilities Act. In the summer of 2002, Theresa received a scholarship to study abroad in Nice, France. Theresa graduated magna cum laude from Montclair State University where she received a B.A. in English.

Todd Creer

Todd is a JD candidate for the Class of 2006 at Cornell Law School. He spent the summer of 2005 working as a law clerk for the United States Attorney for the Southern District of California. He spent the prior summer at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, working in the Partnership in Pro Bono Project. Currently he is a Lawyering Program Honors Fellow. Todd graduated from Weber State University with a BA in Political Science. He was the Social Science Outstanding Graduate. Todd participated in Mock Trial where he received several regional and national awards.

Daniel Fisch

Daniel is JD candidiate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. During the summer of 2005, Daniel will work as an extern in the chambers of United States District Judge Virginia Phillips in Riverside, California, as well as perform research for visiting professor Alan Hyde. Before attending Cornell Law School, Daniel received his B.A. from the University of California, Riverside in Political Science: Law and Society, where he completed an honors thesis examining comparative political economies, legal systems, and labor movements of the United States and Europe.

Aseem Gupta

Aseem is a J.D. candidate in the class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. During the summer of 2005 Aseem worked for a U.S. Magistrate Judge in San Francisco. Prior to attending Cornell Law School, Aseem worked for two years in New York City as a technology analyst. Aseem received his B.S. in Information Systems and his M.S. in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. With his background in technology, Aseem is particularly interested in intellectual property issues.

Elizabeth Hanks

Elizabeth (Liz) Hanks was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in SugarLand, a Houston suburb, with her parents, Lloyd and Debbie, and two younger brothers, James and Joshua. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in both Government and English. While in school, she worked for several law firms and attorneys in Austin and also spent a summer in Buffalo, NY as a marketing intern at Hodgson Russ, L.L.P. Although she was already interested in practicing law, during that summer in Buffalo she was attacked and robbed by three young girls, thus cementing her desire to learn the law and use that knowledge to benefit the public. After her graduation in 2003, she took a year off from school and worked at Brown McCarroll, L.L.P. in Austin as a department and litigation assistant. Liz applied to and was admitted to Cornell Law School the following fall and has become involved in the Public Interest Law Union, Women’s Law Coalition, LII and the Cornell Law Students’ Association. Believing she might be interested in practicing criminal law, she decided to spend the summer after her first year at school working for the Travis County District Attorney in Austin.

Kenn Hwang

Kenn is a JD candidate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. He spent the summer of 2005 working at the Public Interest Research Group in Austin, Texas, and helping emerging technology companies through BRLaw. Prior to attending Cornell Law School, Kenn co-founded GX Media, an internet company based in Berkeley, CA serving the computer and video games industry, where he served as Editor-in-chief and professional gamer. Kenn received a BA in History from the University of California at Berkeley, where he completed a thesis on the evolution of peer review in bioscience research.

Nina Jenkins-Johnston

Nina is a JD candidate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. Nina spent summer of 2004 working on a teen pregnancy child watch program at the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, D.C. Nina received an A.B. from Princeton University in 2004 where she concentrated in public health policy in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. At Princeton she was a member of the Princeton Tuberculosis Initiative and the International Students’ Association. Nina completed an honors thesis looking at the struggle to legalize same-sex marriage in Canada through advocacy and the courts.

Tom Kirchofer

Tom Kirchofer is a 2006 candidate for J.D. He worked at Edwards & Angell LLP in Boston in the summer of 2005 and at the Suffolk District Attorney's Office in the summer of 2004. Prior to studying at Cornell, he worked as a reporter in the business section of the Boston Herald, covering the technology, telecommunications and defense industries. He graduated from Brown University in 1997.

Tom Lavery

Tom is a JD candidate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. Tom is president of the Intellectual Property Student Association and vice-president of the Bioethics and Law Society. Tom spent the summer of 2005 working as a fellow at the Science Commons, working to encourage scientific innovation by making it easier for scientists, universities, and enterprises to share scientific literature, data, and materials. Prior to attending Cornell Law School, Tom worked at the Human Genome Project, where he did research and bioinformatics and lead an informatics team. Tom received a BS in Biochemistry from Tufts University.    

Ya-Wei Li

Ya-Wei is a J.D. candidate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. During the summer of 2005, Ya-Wei will intern for the Honorable Laura Swain at the District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before attending law school, Ya-Wei was program co-director at Open Road of NY, where he helped local communities and high school students design playgrounds and parks. Ya-Wei received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, where he developed robots used in minimally-invasive surgery. He is interested in environmental law and law and psychology.   

Jing Lin

Jing is a JD candidate for the Class of 2006 at Cornell Law School. She is an Articles Editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. During the summer of 2005, Jing was a Summer Associate at Clifford Chance US LLP in New York. The previous summer, she worked as a Summer Associate at Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP in Miami, Florida. Prior to attending Cornell Law School, Jing interned with Boston Children Legal Services, Inc. and volunteered at the Harvard Small Claims Committee advising the indigent on small claims matters. Jing received a B.A. with a major in British and American Literature from Harvard University where she completed a course of study focusing on the role of British women writers in the development of the modern novel

Amy Mcdonald

Amy is a JD candidate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. During the summer of 2005, Amy will work in the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Legal Services office. Prior to attending Cornell Law School, Amy worked on mutual fund management at State Street Bank and in corporate finance at Cerner Corporation, both in Kansas City MO. Amy received a BA in economics, focusing in environmental studies, from Brown University in 2001.

Kelly McRobie

Kelly is a JD candidate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. During the summer of 2005, Kelly worked for the California Innocence Project at the Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy in San Diego before attending the Cornell Summer Institute of International and Comparative Law. Prior to attending Cornell Law School, Kelly worked in business development at WebTea, Inc. and as a research associate at IXI Corporation, a financial marketing firm in McLean, VA. Kelly received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University in 1999 with a major in Environmental Geography.

Micaela McMurrough

Micaela is a JD candidate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. She spent the summer of 2005 working as in intern at the U.S. Attorney's office in the Southern District of New York. Before returning to law school, Micaela served as a Captain in the Military Intelligence branch of the United States Army where she deployed to Afghanistan and the Balkans in support of U.S. missions. She won a Bronze Star Medal for her service in Afghanistan and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School and the Army Counterintelligence Course. Micaela received a BS in Ergonomics with a minor in systems engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Craig Newton

Craig is a JD candidate for the class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. After graduating from the Naval Academy in 1994, Craig completed Naval Flight Officer training and spent three years with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113 where he was a mission commander in the E-2C Hawkeye. He completed a deployment to the Persian Gulf in 1998 with the carrier Abraham Lincoln, patrolling the No Fly Zone over Southern Iraq. Craig also spent four years at the Office of Naval Intelligence as a threat air and air defense tactics analyst. He spent the summer of 2005 as a summer associate at McKenna Long & Alridge in Atlanta.

Andrew Nieland

Andrew is a JD candidate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. He spent the summer of 2005 assisting the United States Attorney's Office's environmental crimes prosecutor in Syracuse. His experience writing for such august media outlets as The Wall Street Journal and VH-1's "Pop Up Video" proved invaluable during the USAO's prosecutions of unscrupulous asbestos removal contractors. He received a BA in history from Harvard College in 1997.

Miles Norton

Miles is a JD candidate for the class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. After receiving his BA in English from Reed College in 2000, Miles lived in Brooklyn, NY and worked for The New Press, an independent book publisher. He spent the summer of 2005 assisting Professor David Wippman to complete his research for a book on rule of law reconstruction programs in post-conflict societies.

Curtis Oscarson

Curtis is a JD candidate for the Class of 2006 at Cornell Law School. Curtis is past president of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Curtis spent the summer of 2004 working as a summer associate at Cerqueira Leite Advogados in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He spent the remainder of the summer as a volunteer at the Chemung County, New York Public Defender's Office. He spent the summer of 2005 at summer internships at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, CA and Stinson, Morrison and Hecker in Kansas City, MO. Curtis received a BS in Economics from Brigham Young University, a Business Management Minor and is fluent in Portuguese.

Euwyn Poon

Euwyn is a JD candidate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. During the summer of 2005, Euwyn will intern for Federal District Judge John T. Elfvin in Buffalo, NY. Euwyn received a BA in Computer Science from Cornell University.

Seth Rudin

Seth is a JD candidate for the Class of 2006 at Cornell Law School. Seth is past president of the Intellectual Property Student Association at Cornell Law School and is a bench editor on the Moot Court Board. Seth spent the summer of 2004 investigating fraud and corruption at the New York City Department of Investigation. He spent the summer of 2005 as a Summer Associate in the Boston and New York City offices of the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr. Prior to attending law school, Seth worked on credit card fraud issues at GiftCertificates.com and General Electric Consumer Finance and was a consultant at Accenture. Seth received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Union College.

Ari Selman

Ari Selman is a JD candidate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. He will intern this summer in the criminal division of the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Prior to Cornell, Ari was a Legislative Assistant in the office of Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey, the Ranking Member of the Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee and the former Chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. As Lowey’s principal contact on all energy, environmental, transportation, budget, and tax issues, Ari wrote several pieces of important legislation, including the Nuclear Accountability Act and the Flight Attendant Certification Act, which had almost 100 cosponsors and was incorporated into the recently-passed FAA reauthorization bill. His prior political experiences include internships with The Brookings Institution, the Gore-Lieberman 2000 Campaign, Senator Joseph Lieberman, and Environmental Defense.  A Political Science Major at Yale University, Ari’s thesis, entitled Determinants of International Bellicosity, explored the connection between political norms and pacifism in ancient Athens and Sparta. Performing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Carnegie Hall at the age of 15, Ari was the youngest clarinetist selected to New York Youth Symphony, a prestigious orchestra whose members hailed from top musical conservatories in the Northeast. An avid tennis player, Ari was All-League Doubles two years in a row in high school, and his team was the section champion three consecutive years.

Anthony Stark

Anthony is a JD candidate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. He will spend the summer of 2005 researching judicial ethics for Professor Bradley Wendel before attending the Cornell Summer Institute in Paris. Before coming to Cornell Law School, Anthony worked for one year in Japan as a participant in the JET Programme, where he taught English in junior high schools. Anthony received a B.S.E. in Computer Engineering and a minor in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Kenda Stewart

Kenda is a JD candidate for the Class of 2006 at Cornell Law School. During the Fall of 2005, she will be interning for a judge sitting on the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Kenda spent the summer working as a summer associate at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. Kenda received a B.A. with a double major in Computer Science and Political Science from Boston University.

Kristin Tribbensee

Kristin is a JD candidate for the Class of 2006 at Cornell Law School. During the summer of 2004, Kristin worked as a litigation law clerk in the Cornell University Counsel Office. Before coming to law school, Kristin spent two years as a Presidential Management Intern at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. She was also a Fulbright teaching assistant in Halle, Germany for one academic year. Kristin holds a BA in English and German from DePaul University and an MA in International Relations from Yale University.

Vi Vu

Vi is a JD candidate for the Class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. She spent the summer of 2004 interning for the Stanford Community Law Clinic in East Palo Alto, California, where she interviewed clients, conducted discovery, negotiated settlements, and participated in hearings. Vi received a BA in Philosophy and in "Science, Technology, and Society" with an emphasis in public policy from Stanford University in June 2004. Vi is fluent in Vietnamese, and volunteered as a teacher before coming to law school. She enjoys writing, reading philosophy, and traveling.

Randy Whattoff

Randy is a JD candidate in the Class of 2006 at Cornell Law School. He is the Internet Editor for the Cornell Law Review. During the summer of 2005, Randy was a Summer Associate at O'Melveny & Myers in Century City. Prior to attending Cornell Law School, Randy worked as a Project Manager in the Litigation Support Department of the California Attorney General's Office. Randy received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, where he majored in Sociology and minored in Computer Science.

Nick Wimbush

Nick is a JD candidate for the class of 2007 at Cornell Law School. Nick spent the summer of 2004 as a legal intern in the government relations department at the Children's Defense Fund in Washington, D.C. where he attended congressional hearings and conducted research on legislative issues related to child welfare. Nick is spending the summer of 2005 working as a summer associate at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood in Washington, D.C. Nick received an AB in History from Princeton University.