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Editorial Board 2007-2008

Allison Condon

Allison is a J.D. candidate for the Class of 2009 at Cornell Law School. During her first year of law school, Allison represented the Law School on Cornell's Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Council of Representatives.  She spent the summer of 2007 working for the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services General Counsel.  She graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in 2006, with a double major in English and Psychology.  During her time as an undergraduate, Allison worked for Cornell's Residential Child Care Project, researching child fatalities due to restraints in institutionalized settings.

Bryan Hall

Bryan is a J.D. candidate for the Class of 2009 at Cornell Law School.  He spent the summer of 2007 with Pinnisi & Anderson, LLP, where he worked on assorted litigation matters and assisted a pharmaceutical startup with technology licensing and strategy.  Prior to attending Cornell Law School, he worked for the Cornell Center for Technology, Enterprise, and Commercialization, where he assisted in valuing and marketing Cornell University's intellectual property.  Bryan graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in 2006 with a B.S. in Biological Engineering, and is conversant in German.

Carrie Evans

Carrie is a JD candidate for the class of 2009 at Cornell Law School.  A native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, she spent the summer of 2007 interning for the Honorable Lawrence F. Stengel at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  Prior to law school, she worked as a paralegal and investigative analyst at the New York County District Attorney's Office in Manhattan.  During her first year at Cornell, she was a 1L representative for the Public Interest Law Union and currently serves as vice-president.  In 2005, Carrie graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College with a BA in political science.

Carrie Payne

Carrie Payne is a J.D. candidate for the class of 2008 at Cornell Law School. Carrie graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a B.A. in Critical Legal Studies and a minor in English. As an undergraduate, Carrie served in the Army National Guard and worked as a counselor to homeless parents. She then served as the Civil Rights Fellow at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, where she managed a civil rights internship and investigated complaints of discrimination in employment. Carrie spent the summer of 2006 working as an advocate for prisoners with mental illnesses. She also traveled to Suzhou, China, and participated in the Soochow University Summer Law Institute. During her second year at law school, Carrie served as the Secretary to the Public Interest Law Union. Carrie spent the summer of 2007 working as a law clerk at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Cecelia Sander

Cecelia is a third year law student.  She grew up on a farm in north-central Missouri and attended Cornell University for her undergraduate degree.  She graduated in 2003, cum laude in Government and in Asian Studies.  After law school she spent a year in Providence, RI as an AmeriCorps doing math and science activities with Head Start preschoolers, and a year as a paralegal in New York City.  In law school she has served on the student government, was the champion of the 2007 Winter Cup Moot Court tournament as well as the winner of the best brief award, and is currently a moot court bench editor as well as a managing editor on LII.  She enjoys hiking in the many state parks of upstate New York, reading, and flying kites, though she's an absolute amatuer at it.

Courtney Zanocco

Courtney is a J.D. candidate for the Class of 2009 at Cornell Law School.  She spent the summer of 2007 as a legal intern for the Pro Se Office of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Prior to attending law school, Courtney was a consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP in Chicago, Illinois, working on projects involving leadership change, training and communications for Fortune 500 companies.  Courtney graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Education and Social Policy.

Debbie Faulkner

Debbie Faulkner is a J.D. candidate for the Class of 2009 at Cornell Law School, Treasurer of LALSA, and Ministry Chair for Christian Legal Society. She spent the summer of 2007 researching for Professor Penãlver. Before law school, Debbie interned at the Farmworker Association of Florida in Pierson translating documents and completing tax returns for immigrant families working to obtain citizenship.  She also founded Teens for Charitable Causes, a not-for-profit group composed of teenagers who raised thousands for local charities.  Debbie grew up in Florida and received her B.A. in Political Science from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, when she was nineteen years old.

Deepa Sarkar

Deepa is a JD candidate for the class of 2009 at Cornell Law School.  She spent the summer of 2007 as a summer associate in the Investment Management legal group at Lehman Brothers.  Deepa receieved her BA in Biology and English from Columbia College in 2004. Prior to attending law school, she interned at a bioinformatics company and was a paralegal in the Investment Management division of Mayer, Brown, Rowe and Maw LLP.

Ellen Ruth Loeb

Ellen is a J.D. candidate at Cornell Law School, in the Class of 2009.  Before attending Cornell, she worked as an editor at a Washington, DC, area consulting firm and was a self-confessed “law nerd,” following the work of the Supreme Court through broadcast oral arguments and news reports.   She was therefore a satisfied LII customer before she became a contributor.   Ellen spent her 1L summer interning with Judge Irma Raker of the Maryland Court of Appeals.  She received her bachelor of arts from Kenyon College, majoring in history.

Eric Finkelstein

Eric is a J.D. candidate in Cornell Law School’s Class of 2009. Originally from Manalapan, NJ, Eric graduated from Cornell in 2006 with a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations. During his undergraduate career, Eric worked for The Cornell Daily Sun, first as a night editor and news writer, then as a news editor, and finally as managing editor. During the summer of 2006, Eric worked as a summer intern at The National Law Journal, reporting on law schools and the legal industry. During the summer of 2007, Eric worked as a summer legal intern at Pfizer Inc.

Ferve Ozturk

Ferve is a third-year student at Cornell Law School and a managing editor of the LII.  Ferve is interested in practicing international corporate law, particularly focusing on Central Asia.  Ferve is an Articles Editor on the Cornell International Law Journal, is active on the Briggs International Law Society, and is involved in Phi Alpha Delta.   Ferve graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a B.A. with honors in Political Science.  Ferve spent her 1L summer at Cornell’s Paris Summer Institute and is spending her 2L summer interning for a federal district court judge.  Ferve was born in Izmir, Turkey, and currently lives in Huntington, WV.

Ginger McCall

Ginger is a J.D. candidate for the class of 2009 at Cornell Law School.  During the summer of 2007, Ginger returned to her hometown, Pittsburgh, PA, to work at the ACLU of Pennsylvania. Ginger graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. Though she originally intended to use her English degree to become a secondary education teacher, Ginger's work with underprivileged and minority students inspired her to realize that her real passion was civil rights law.  Ginger is an officer in the National Lawyers' Guild and the Public Interest Law Union.  She is also an Assistant Judicial Codes Counselor, providing free assistance and representation within the campus judicial system to those charged with violations of the Campus Code of Conduct at Cornell University.

Hana Bae

Hana is a J.D. candidate for the class of 2009 at Cornell Law School.  During the summer of 2006, Hana interned with Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, a non-profit law firm serving low-income clients in 32 counties of northwest Ohio.  Hana is also currently involved in the Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Public Interest Law Union, the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, and the Business Law Society.  During her first year of law school, Hana also participated in moot court and volunteered at the VITA tax clinic in Ithaca.  Prior to attending law school, Hana worked as a paralegal in Chicago and an English teacher in Seoul, Korea.  She is a University of Michigan alum.

Heidi Guetschow

Heidi is a J.D. candidate for the class of 2008 at Cornell Law School. She grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and has an M.S. in Geology from the University of Washington, where she studied the volcanic "plumbing" beneath a volcano in the Canary Islands. Heidi graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College with a B.A. in Geology and concentrations in Environmental Science and German. She has worked variously as a harbor seal trainer, a technical writer, a web designer, and a geochemist. Heidi spent the summer of 2006 at Cornell’s Summer Institute in Paris and the summer of 2007 at the Silicon Valley office of Dechert LLP.

Joe Hashmall

Joe is a J.D. candidate in the Class of 2009 at Cornell Law School. During the summer of 2007, Joe worked as an intern for Texas RioGrande Legal Aide.  Joe received a B.A. in Political Science in 2006 from Grinnell College.  Joe has also worked as a research intern for a US Senate campaign and a member of the UK House of Commons.

John Busby

John is a J.D. candidate for the Class of 2009 at Cornell Law School. During the summer of 2007, John worked at Tompkins/Tioga Neighborhood Legal Services in Ithaca, NY with the Law Students in Action Project.  There, John offered legal assistance to elderly and disabled individuals with a variety of issues including housing problems and Social Security Disability denials.  John also participated in the Cornell BR Legal Program, working under an attorney to provide legal services to entrepreneurs.  Prior to law school John worked in Japan and speaks fluent Japanese.

Katie Kokkelenberg

Katie is a J.D. candidate for the class of 2009 at Cornell Law School, where she also serves as co-vice-president of Cornell Advocates for Human Rights.  During the summer of 2007, she worked at Tompkins/Tioga Neighborhood Legal Services in Ithaca, establishing a pro se divorce clinic and helping clients clean up their criminal records.  A native of Ithaca, Katie studied abroad in Guanajuato, Mexico upon graduating high school.  She then received a B.A. in Anthropology from NYU, worked in the Children's Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, and spent two years assisting in personal-injury litigation at small firms in Manhattan and Ithaca.

Lauren Buechner

Lauren is a J.D. candidate in the class of 2009.  During the summer of 2007, she worked as a research assistant for Professor Ursula Weigold and interned with the Montgomery County, PA, Solicitor’s office.  She graduated from Rice University in 2002.  Between college and law school, Lauren worked in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Philadelphia, PA, ran a pet-sitting business, and spent two years working as a paralegal in the Comcast Cable legal department.

Michael (Fritz) Ernemann

Fritz is a J.D. Candidate for the class of 2009 at Cornell Law School.  A native of Aspen, Colorado, Fritz attended the University of Colorado where he participated as one of six male athletes on the NCAA Division I Alpine Ski Team.  Fritz earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  During the summer of 2007, Fritz clerked for the Cornell Office of University Counsel where he worked in the Corporate Division.  Fritz also conducted research for Professor Emily Sherwin regarding contract dispute resolution terms and procedures during the ’07 summer.

Michael Litvin

Michael is a J.D. candidate for the class of 2009 at Cornell Law School.  He spent the summer of 2007 helping Claire Germain update her guide to transnational law research. Before coming to law school, Michael volunteered as a youth peer court attorney in Beaverton, Oregon. He also volunteered for the City Attorney’s Office in Newberg, Oregon and worked at some private firms. Michael received a B.A. with a double major in Political Science and Rhetoric from the University of California - Berkeley in 2004.

Michael Zuckerman

Michael is a J.D. candidate for the Class of 2009 at Cornell Law School. After completing his first year at Cornell Law, Michael worked as an judicial extern for the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve, U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.  Prior to law school, Michael earned a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.  During his time as an undergraduate, Michael was active in student government and served as Senior Class President.

Molly Curren Rowles

Molly is a J.D. candidate for the Class of 2008 at Cornell Law School.  She spent the summers of 2006 and 2007 providing legal services to low-income clients at Tompkins/Tioga Neighborhood Legal Services in Ithaca. Prior to attending law school, Molly spent several years in Boston working as Coordinator of the Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies and volunteering with AIDS Action Committee. Molly is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Smith College with a B.A. in Religion and Biblical Literature. She is also an Editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, an Officer in the Cornell Legal Aid Clinic, and a member of the Humanity in Action planning board.

Richard Beaulieu

Rich is a J.D. candidate in the class of 2008 at Cornell Law School. Originally from Massena, New York, Rich graduated Summa cum Laude from Clemson University with a B.A. in Political Science in May of 2005.  During the summer of 2006, Rich worked as an intern for the District Attorney of St. Lawrence County, New York, assisting in the prosecution of various felony and misdemeanor offenses.  Last summer, Rich worked as a Summer Law Intern for the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Department of Justice.  Rich is also an editor of the Cornell Law Review.

Stephen Markus

Stephen is a J.D. candidate for the class of 2009 at Cornell Law School. During the summer of 2007, Stephen interned for the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, and for the Honorable Jim Moseley, Justice for the Fifth District Court of Appeals of Texas. Prior to attending Cornell Law School, Stephen worked as an Honors Paralegal for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington.  Stephen received a B.A. in English from Middlebury College with minors in Economics and Spanish.

Suzanne Cook

Suzanne is a J.D. candidate for the Class of 2009 at Cornell Law School. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Math. Prior to law school, she worked for Microsoft as a Software Design Engineer. Suzanne is currently a class representative for the Cornell chapters of the Intellectual Property Student Association and the Animal Legal Defense Club. She is also an Associate Editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Tiffany Sepulveda

Tiffany is a J.D. candidate for the Class of 2009 at Cornell Law School. She spent the summer of 2007 working at Shearman & Sterling LLP as a Summer Associate. Before coming to Cornell Law School, she interned with Lehman Brothers Investment Banking Firm in the company's Operations Department and interned for Shearman & Sterling LLP as a Summer Legal Assistant in the Pro Bono Department. Tiffany is an INROADS Alum as well as a Sponsorship for Educational Opportunities Alum. She received her B.S. in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University in May 2006.

Tim Birnbaum

Tim is a J.D. candidate for the class of 2008 at Cornell Law School. He received his B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. Prior to attending law school, Tim worked as Aide to the Chief of Staff and Special Projects Coordinator for Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich. He spent the summer of 2006 as a legal intern in the Office of the District Attorney of Westchester County, NY, and the summer of 2007 as a summer associate in the New York office of DLA Piper US LLP.

Valerie Robart

Valerie is a J.D. candidate for the Class of 2009 at Cornell Law School. She spent the summer of 2007 working on immigration issues with the Cornell Farmworker Program and attending Cornellís Summer Institute in Paris. Valerie graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington where she received a B.A. with honors in Comparative Literature and a B.A. with honors in Cinema Studies.

Victoria Bourke

Victoria is a J.D. candidate for the Class of 2009 at Cornell Law School.  She is co-president of the Cornell chapter of Ms. JD, a nationwide blog on women in the law, and academic chair of the Women’s Law Coalition at Cornell.  In the summer of 2007, Victoria worked with the International Labour Organization, a United Nations specialized agency in Geneva, Switzerland, and she will provide research assistance to Professor Robert R. Summers beginning in the fall.  Victoria previously worked with the law firm of DLA Piper as a legal assistant following a year teaching abroad directly after college.  She received a B.A. in French and International Studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

William Grimshaw

William is a J.D. candidate for the Class of 2009 at Cornell Law School.  He spent the summer of 2007 interning for the Honorable Peter C. Dorsey, Federal District Court Judge for the District of Connecticut.  William is also Co-President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, and Communications Directors of the Briggs International Law Society.  In 2006, William received a B.A. from Cornell University with dual majors in History and Government, and a Law and Society Concentration.