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Volume ​8, 2020-2021

Executive Board

Olivia CountrymanOlivia Countryman

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Hometown: Denton, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in Music History, University of North Texas

Areas of Legal Interest: Civil Rights, Voting and Redistricting, Labor & Employment Law, Litigation, and Public Policy and Discourse

Other School Activities/Involvements:Public Interest Fellow; American Constitution Society; TAMU Speakers Bureau; LARW TA; Research Assistant

Email Address: OliviaCountryman@tamu.edu

Amanda LeeAmanda Lee

MANAGING EDITOR

Hometown: Carlsbad, CA

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. Journalism, University of North Texas

Areas of Legal Interest: Complex Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy

Other School Activities/Involvements: Business Law Society; Women's Law Student Association; Professional Identity Teaching Assistant

Email Address: AmandaLee96@tamu.edu

Quinn Burns

Quinn Burns

EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Hometown: Conroe, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s):B.A. in English, Minor in History, Texas A&M University 

Areas of Legal Interest: Litigation

Other School Activities/Involvements:State Bar of Texas Law Student Division Senior Representative; Research Assistant

Email Address: quinnmburns@tamu.edu

Kelsey Warren Kelsey Warren

SYMPOSIA EDITOR

Hometown: Helotes, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.B.A. in Accounting and Master of Accountancy, Baylor University

Areas of Legal Interest: Business Transactions

Other School Activities/Involvements: Probate and Estate Clinic

Email Address: Kewarren@tamu.edu

Alyssa McLeod

Alyssa McLeod

ONLINE-CONTENT EDITOR

Hometown: League City, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Business Management, Minor in Political Science, University of Alabama

Areas of Legal Interest: Corporate Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: Women’s Law Student Association, Secretary; Business Law Society; Phi Delta Phi—Elliott Inn

Email Address: akmcleod@tamu.edu

Elizabeth DeLeonElizabeth De Leon

SENIOR ARTICLES EDITOR

Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in Honors Art and Letters Pre-Law, Minors in Math and Engineering, Texas Tech University

Areas of Legal Interest: M&A, Bankruptcy, and Corporate Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: Research Assistant

Email Address: eweis@tamu.edu

John YoonJohn Yoon

SENIOR ARTICLES EDITOR

Hometown: Gainesville, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S.A in Biology, University of Texas at Austin

Areas of Legal Interest: Civil Litigation (trial & appellate) and Intellectual Property

Other School Activities/Involvements: Moot Court; Federalist Society, President; Intellectual Property Aggies, Vice President; Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Treasurer 

Email Address: jyoon@tamu.edu

Cole StenholmCole Stenholm

ASSOCIATE MANAGING EDITOR

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in Communication, Minor in Spanish, Texas A&M University 

Areas of Legal Interest: Litigation

Other School Activities/Involvements: Mock Trial; Fort Worth A&M Club, 2020 Law School Liaison; Office of Admissions, 2020 Student Ambassador; TAMU Speakers Bureau

Email Address: colestenholm1@tamu.edu

Brenna Miller

Brenna Miller

Volume 8 Associate Editor

Hometown: Waco, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology, summa cum laude, Texas A&M University

Areas of Legal Interest: Criminal Law 

Other School Activities/Involvements: Innocence Clinic; Criminal Law Society; Research Assistant; Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant

Email Address: brennacmiller@tamu.edu

General Board

Jack BeasleyJack Beasley

ARTICLES EDITOR

Hometown: Austin, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.B.A. in Finance, Minor in Professional Ethics, St. Edward's University

Areas of Legal Interest: Real Estate and Estate Planning

Email Address: jack.bc@tamu.edu

Hannah MyslikHannah Myslik

ARTICLES EDITOR

Hometown: Austin, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, Austin College

Areas of Legal Interest: Civil Litigation

Other School Activities/Involvements: Academic Support TA

Email Address: hnmyslik@tamu.edu

Bethany SumpterBethany Sumpter

ARTICLES EDITOR

Hometown: Amarillo, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.B.A. in Management, M.B.A. in Management, Dallas Baptist University

Areas of Legal Interest: Business Law, Tax Law, and Securities Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: Tax Law Society, Treasurer; Phi Delta Phi—Elliot Inn, Treasurer

Email Address: bsumpter@tamu.edu

John FronkJohn Fronk

CITATIONS EDITOR

Hometown: 
McCall, Idaho

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in Political Economics and Philosophy, The College of Idaho

Areas of Legal Interest: Civil and Corporate Litigation

Other School Activities/Involvements: SBA; Moot Court; Energy Law and Natural Resources Group

Email Address: jfronk@tamu.edu

Kendall RymellKendall Rymell

​CITATIONS EDITOR

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in English, Trinity University

Areas of Legal Interest: Bankruptcy and Employment Discrimination

Other School Activities/Involvements: Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court

Email Address: krymell@tamu.edu

Daniel Withers Daniel Withers

Citations Editor

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Biology and Spanish, Southwestern University; M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, UT Dallas

Areas of Legal Interest: Intellectual Property Litigation

Other School Activities/Involvements: Research Assistant 

Email Address: danpash@tamu.edu

Andrew McCartyAndrew McCarty

NOTES & COMMENTS EDITOR

Hometown: Tyler, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Economics, Texas A&M University

Areas of Legal Interest: Civil Litigation 

Other School Activities/Involvements: Business Law Society; Federalist Society

Email Address: andrewmccarty@tamu.edu

Lora NaismithLora Naismith

NOTES & COMMENTS EDITOR

Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Biology, Texas A&M University

Areas of Legal Interest: Environmental and Energy Law 

Other School Activities/Involvements: OutLaw, President; Research Assistant; International Law Society

Email Address: lnaismith27@tamu.edu

Brittany WolfBrittany Wolf

NOTES & COMMENTS EDITOR

Hometown: Villanova, PA

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in Political Science, Southern Methodist University

Areas of Legal Interest: Estate Planning, Tax Law, and Nonprofit Law 

Other School Activities/Involvements: Tax Law Society

Email Address: bwolf@tamu.edu

Staff

Kali Cain

Hometown: El Campo, TX 

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Sociology, Texas A&M University

Areas of Legal Interest: Business, M&A, and Corporate

Other School Activities/Involvements: Women’s Law Student Association; Research Assistant; Teaching Assistant

Email Address: kalicain123@tamu.edu

Cody Gee

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.B.A. in Finance, Texas A&M University

Areas of Legal Interest: Real Estate and Business Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Vice President

Email Address: gee757@tamu.edu

Jared Hendrix

Hometown: Newnan, GA

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Environmental Science, Georgia College and State University

Areas of Legal Interest: Environmental Law and Energy Law

Email Address: jared.hendrix@tamu.edu

Ryan Horner

Hometown: Coppell, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.B.A in Marketing, Texas A&M University

Areas of Legal Interest: Commercial Litigation and Probate/Estate Planning

Other School Activities/Involvements: Academic Support TA

Email Address: rjhorner@tamu.edu

Spencer Keller

Hometown: Phoenix, AR

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, Northern Arizona University

Areas of Legal Interest: Patent Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: IP Aggies

Email Address: srk224@tamu.edu

Kristy Uyen Le

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in Legal Studies, UC Berkeley

Areas of Legal Interest: Data Privacy, Intellectual Property, and Employment Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, President; SBA, Social Chair; 2020 Dallas Women Law Association Leadership Class; 3L Representative; Delta Theta Phi Clerk of the Exchequer

Email Address: kristyuyenle@tamu.edu

Kirsten McIntyre

Hometown: Houston, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S.A. in Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin

Areas of Legal Interest: Intellectual Property Law, Energy Law, and Business Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: Phi Delta Phi—Elliott Inn; Women’s Law Student Association, Vice President; Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Association, Secretary; Academic Support Teaching Assistant; Business Law Society; Energy Law Association; IP Aggies

Email Address: k.mcintyre@tamu.edu

Samantha Mikolajczyk

Hometown: Poteet, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Agricultural Leadership, Texas A&M University

Areas of Legal Interest: Agriculture, Environmental, Food, and Water Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: Agricultural Law Society

Email Address: smikolajczyk@tamu.edu

Rory Smith

Hometown: Big Sandy, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in Biology and Psychology, Southern Methodist University

Areas of Legal Interest: Litigation, Environmental Law, Real Estate, and Natural Resources

Other School Activities/Involvements: TAMU Speakers Bureau

Email Address: rsmdgolfer65@tamu.edu

Sarah Abdel-Motaleb

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in International Relations, University of San Diego

Areas of Legal Interest: Civil Rights, Human Rights, and Public Policy

Other School Activities/Involvements: TAMU and DFW National Lawyers Guild Chapters; Public Interest Law Fellowship; Criminal Law Society; Research Assistant 

Email Address: sarahabdelmotaleb@tamu.edu

Chase Archer

Hometown: Baytown, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in Communications, Texas A&M University

Areas of Legal Interest: Litigation, International Law, and Public Interest Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: Moot Court; International Law Society, Treasurer; Research Assistant 

Email Address: chase_archer@tamu.edu

Tayler Berlin

Hometown: Springtown, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in Political Science, Tarleton State University

Areas of Legal Interest: Business and Real Estate Law 

Other School Activities/Involvements: Business Law Society

Email Address: taylerberlin@tamu.edu

Jeremy Campbell

Hometown: Topeka, Kansas

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Psychology and Philosophy, Kansas State University

Areas of Legal Interest: Business Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: President, Military and Veteran Law Society

Email Address: campbjer@tamu.edu

Amanda Degroote

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Forensic Science, Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Tampa

Areas of Legal Interest: Criminal Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: TAMU Public Interest Fellow; Academic Support TA

Email Address: Amandadegroote@tamu.edu

Erin Elms

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Psychology, Michigan State University

Areas of Legal Interest: Other School Activities/Involvements: Academic Support TA; LARW TA; Criminal Law Society; State Bar of Texas (Student Division), Junior Representative; Women's Law Student; Family & Veterans Advocacy Clinic

Email Address: elmserin@tamu.edu

Madison Feyrer-Melk

Hometown: Fountain Hills, AZ

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in English and Honors Humanities, Azusa Pacific University in California

Areas of Legal Interest: Criminal Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: Mock Trial; Federalist Society

Email Address: mfeyrermelk@tamu.edu

Lexie Ford

Hometown: Garland, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Economics, Texas A&M University

Areas of Legal Interest: Immigration

Other School Activities/Involvements: Immigrant Rights Clinic

Email Address: lexie.ford.5010@tamu.edu

Dakota Foster

Hometown: Weatherford, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Political Science, Minor in General Business, Texas Christian University

Areas of Legal Interest: Intellectual Property, Sports and Entertainment, and Business Litigation

Other School Activities/Involvements: Mock Trial

Email Address: d.foster@tamu.edu

Reese Griffin

Hometown: Bryan, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in English, Texas A&M University

Areas of Legal Interest: Civil Litigation

Other School Activities/Involvements: Moot Court, Brief Writer; Federalist Society

Email Address: rgriffin96@tamu.edu

Elizabeth Hinz

Hometown: Sugarland, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in Journalism, Texas Christian University

Areas of Legal Interest: Family and Personal Injury

Other School Activities/Involvements: Research Assistant; Teaching Assistant; Phi Delta Phi—Elliot Inn, Historian; Family & Veterans Advocacy Clinic

Email Address: Emhinz@tamu.edu

Alexander Jablonski

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma

Areas of Legal Interest: Patent Law

Email Address: alexjablonski@tamu.edu

Meageanne Lewellyn

Hometown: Mansfield, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Nutritional Science, Abilene Christian University; Masters of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston’s School of Public Health

Areas of Legal Interest: Healthcare, Intellectual Property (Copyright and Trademark), and Public Health Policy

Other School Activities/Involvements: Research Assistant 

Email Address: mlewellyn@tamu.edu

Spencer Lockwood

Hometown: Houston, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Economics, Minor in Business, Texas A&M University

Areas of Legal Interest: Criminal Law and Federal Courts

Other School Activities/Involvements: Federalist Society; Texas Aggie Bar Association Board of Directors, Student Representative; Latinx Law Student Association

Email Address: Lockwood@tamu.edu

Nhu-Thinh Nguyen

Hometown: Arlington, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Biology from University of Texas at Arlington

Areas of Legal Interest: Tax and Patent Litigation 

Other School Activities/Involvements: Moot Court; Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Association; OutLaw

Email Address: nvn0217@tamu.edu

Arjun Padmanabhan

Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Miami

Areas of Legal Interest: Patent Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: Moot Court and TAMU Speakers Bureau

Email Address: Arjunp97@tamu.edu

Daeja Pemberton

Hometown: Killeen, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Meteorology, Minor in Environmental Geosciences and Climate Change, Texas A&M University

Areas of Legal Interest: Environmental Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: Black Law Students Association, Secretary; Women of Color Collective Law Students Association; Research Assistant

Email Address: daejaalani@tamu.edu

Kevin Pressley

Hometown: Burleson, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in History, Texas Wesleyan University

Areas of Legal Interest: Litigation and Business Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: Phi Delta Phi—Elliott Inn, Clerk; TAMU Law Speakers Bureau

Email Address: kevinpressley@tamu.edu

Alexis Ritzer

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX 

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Chemistry, Southwestern University; M.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Legal Interest: Intellectual Property, Energy Law, Environmental Law, and Constitutional Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: The Honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn American Inn of Court (Pupil); Phi Delta Phi—Elliott Inn; Research Assistant; IP Aggies

Email Address: alexis.ritzer@tamu.edu

Nicholas Roide

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Psychology and Philosophy, Santa Clara University

Areas of Legal Interest: Intellectual Property (Trademarks and Copyrights), Business Litigation, Financial Regulation, and Regulatory Compliance

Other School Activities/Involvements: Intellectual Property Aggies, Secretary; Latinx Law Student Organization

Email Address: nroide@tamu.edu

Joshua Stephens

Hometown: Portland, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in Philosophy and Letters, University of Dallas

Areas of Legal Interest: Administrative Law, Non-Profit Law, and Title IX

Other School Activities/Involvements: TAMU Law Public Interest Fellowship Board Member

Email Address: j.stephens@tamu.edu

Jenna Sutton

Hometown: Anchorage, AK

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.A. in International Studies, Texas A&M University

Areas of Legal Interest: Air Force JAG and Criminal Prosecution

Other School Activities/Involvements: Mock Trial; Professional Identity TA

Email Address: jennalynn16@tamu.edu

Griffin Tolle

Hometown: Colleyville, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, University of Alabama

Areas of Legal Interest: Intellectual Property

Other School Activities/Involvements: TAMU Rec Softball League

Email Address: griffin.tolle@tamu.edu

Skyler VanDerwerken

Hometown: Schoharie, NY

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University

Areas of Legal Interest: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University

Email Address: skylerkv@tamu.edu

Haley Varnadoe

Hometown: Marietta, OH

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Economics and Finance, Centre College

Areas of Legal Interest: Environmental Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: Research Assistant; National Lawyers Guild

Email Address: haleyvarnadoe@tamu.edu

Madison Walker

Hometown: Canton, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.B.A. in Management, Texas A&M University

Areas of Legal Interest: Commercial Litigation

Email Address: m.walker@tamu.edu

Janson Westmoreland

Hometown: Marshall, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Areas of Legal Interest: Intellectual Property

Other School Activities/Involvements: Federalist Society

Email Address: jhw2@tamu.edu

Brooke Willis

Hometown: Hico, TX

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): B.S. in Public Relations, University of Texas Austin; M.S. in Hospitality and Retail Management, Texas Tech University

Areas of Legal Interest: Business Law, Consumer Protection, Antitrust, and Internet Law

Other School Activities/Involvements: ABA Antitrust Section, Student Ambassador; Business Law Society; Women’s Law Student Association

Email Address: brooke.willis@tamu.edu

Wei Wu

Hometown: Huanggang, China

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree(s): Bachelor and Master degrees in Preventive Veterinary Medicine, HuaZhong Agricultural University

Areas of Legal Interest: Intellectual Property

Other School Activities/Involvements: Research Assistant; Committee Member, Women of Color Collective Law Students Association

Email Address: tamu-wuwei@tamu.edu
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