Hailing from North Ogden, Utah, Adam is a third year law student at the MSU College of Law. After high school, Adam served a mission for the LDS church in Cebu, Philippines where he learned how to fluently speak Visayan-a native dialect of the Central Visayas. He counts his two-year service in that part of the world as one of the most formidable experiences of his life. At the completion of his service, Adam returned to the States and immediately began his undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa. While there, Adam competed in the Big Ten conference as a member of the Hawkeye football team. After his second season with the Hawks, Adam transferred to Wagner College located in Staten Island, New York where he continued to pursue his undergraduate degree and play football for the Division I-FCS Wagner Seahawks. In 2009, he graduated cum laude with a B.A. in International Affairs. Now in law school, Adam has taken a particular interest in tax law and has researched and written an appellate brief to the Michigan Court of Appeals on behalf of a client of the Alvin L. Storrs Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic and an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Tax Clinic in the Michigan Supreme Court. After graduation, Adam plans to pursue his interest in tax law. In his spare time, Adam is an avid snowboarder and has recently taken a liking to Crossfit.
Zadora is a third year law student from Stuttgart, Germany. She earned a Bachelor of Science in International Business and German with Spanish and Economics minors from the University of Tulsa. Upon graduation, Zadora began working for the German American Chamber of Commerce for the Southern United States in Houston, TX. She was part of the Project Management Team and worked to promote German renewable energy in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. While in law school Zadora worked as a Summer Associate for Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone, PLLC and Steelcase, Inc. She also interned at the Diocese of Kalamazoo Immigration Assistance Program working with low-income individuals in western Michigan. Following her graduation, Zadora hopes to do immigration law, specifically working with juveniles. In her spare time she enjoys music, museums, cooking, baking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Matt is a third year law student from Grandville, Michigan. He graduated from Hillsdale College in 2011 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Religion and Politics and a minor in French. During college, Matt served as Editor-in-Chief of the campus newspaper and interned for a semester with United States Representative Tom McClintock in Washington, DC. While in law school, Matt has served as Vice President of the International Law Society, Vice President of the Federalist Society, and Vice President of the Christian Legal Society. He has also worked for the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee for the Western District of Michigan, the Prima Civitas Foundation, Legal Services of South Central Michigan, and most recently the Michigan Attorney General. After graduation, Matt hopes to continue his work in public and business law and serve as a statesman in various capacities.
Addison is pleased to serve as one of two of the International Law Review’s Managing Editors for the 2013-2014 academic year. As a 3L, he will also serve the student body as a Representative for BARBRI and Lexis Associate for LexisNexis. Prior to attending Michigan State University College of Law, Addison earned his B.A. in Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College located in Brunswick, Maine. Upon graduation, Addison plans to sit for the California Bar.
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Chelsey is a third year student from Sacramento, California. She attended the University of Washington and received Bachelor of Arts degrees in international studies and Spanish. After graduating, she moved to New York City and worked for Eleanor’s Legacy, a non-profit organization that helps women run for public office. Chelsey’s interest in law school centers on international law. Besides working on the International Law Review, Chelsey is the Captain of M.S.U Law’s Niagara International Moot Court Team. Throughout her educational career, Chelsey has studied abroad in Italy, Spain, and Poland. Last summer she worked as a law clerk in a firm in California, and this summer she worked in the Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. She enjoys adventures, running, watching Albert Hitchcock films, and playing with her dog, Harry.
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Andrea is a third year from Richland, MI. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies from UCLA. While in college Andrea was a member of the UCLA women’s tennis all four years. During her freshman year, the team won the NCAA Championships and Andrea was named most valuable player for her position. During law school, Andrea clerked in the Michigan Court of Appeals research department, was a student attorney at Legal Services of South Central Michigan, and was a summer associate at Barnes and Thornburg, LLP, in the firm’s Grand Rapids office. This fall she will be a student clerk for the Michigan Supreme Court in Justice McCormick’s chambers. In her spare time, Andrea teaches tennis at Court One athletic clubs in East Lansing and Okemos. She also enjoys participating in cross fit classes, running, and spending time with her dog Cali.
Natasha is a third year law student from White Lake, Michigan. She earned a Bachelors of Science degree in political science with a minor in geology form the University of Houston. Since starting law school she has received the Neil A. McLean Conservation Scholarship for her work with the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council over her 1L summer, and was a member of the 2013 National Animal Law Appellate Moot Court Team. Natasha has also interned with the Department of Environmental Quality and would like to pursue a career in environmental law. In addition to being an Articles Editor for the International Law Review, Natasha is the president of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Communications Director of the Environmental Law Society.
Jason is a third year law student from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Classics and Philosophy from Hampden-Sydney College. Before law school, Jason studied abroad for a semester at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand and served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Turkmenistan in the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Program Area. Jason volunteers with the Arzuw Foundation, dedicated to advancing education opportunities for Turkmen youth. In law school, Jason was the Law School Liaison to M.S.U.’s Council of Graduate Students (COGS), is a member of the Niagara International Moot Court team, and is a student attorney in the Housing Law Clinic. During the summers, Jason has interned with the Washtenaw County Office of the Public Defender in Ann Arbor, Michigan and with the Army Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Jason enjoys sports, especially baseball, and likes to swim, run, golf, and bike.
Ed is a third-year law student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2011, he graduated magna cum laude from Duquesne University with Bachelor of Arts in History, a Bachelor of Science in Education, and a Instructional Technology endorsement, while receiving the Student Government Outstanding Service and Dedication Award and Duquesne University Distinguished Student Award. Ed also is a licensed teacher in Pennsylvania. While at law school, Ed has pursued his interests in property law and civil litigation. Ed participates in the Trial Practice Institute and the Student Bar Association. In addition to his role on the International Law Review’s Editorial Board, Ed is the Vice President of the Student Bar Association. In the spring, Ed will serve as Professor Ten Brink’s Teaching Assistant for his Decedents Estates & Trust course. In 2012, Ed worked as a legal intern for the Butler County Neighborhood Legal Services Association and as a law clerk for Pittsburgh law firm, Moran & Moran. Most recently, Ed worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, District Court Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania. In his spare time, Ed enjoys music; cooking; movies; playing with his six dogs, Maxx, Maia, Maui, Phoebe, Sean, and Sam; and playing football and hockey every chance he gets. Ed is also a avid Pittsburgh sports fan, cheering on the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates and proudly wears black and gold any chance he gets. When Ed graduates law school in May, he hopes to begin practicing law immediately.
Varun is a third year student from Novi, MI. He received his bachelors degree, from Purdue’s Krannet School of Management, in Business Management with minors in Marketing and International Business. The summer before his senior year, he travelled to Shanghai and participated in a “Maymester” study abroad program in partnership with Shanghai’s Jiao Tong University. There he learned all the major aspects in conducting international business and followed it up with an internship at the Ford Motor Company in Detroit. Varun recieved an academic scholarship to attend law school and has made the dean’s list every semester. He is also a member of the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice institute. After his 1L year, he externed at the Wayne County Prosecutors Office in the homicide division. He has also interned at the Washtenaw County Public defender’s office, where he represented indigent defendants though numerous stages of their felony cases. Following his 2L year he was selected to participate in the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan’s summer intern program, where he was placed in the Livingston County prosecutors office. There he successfully prosecuted one misdemeanor bench and two misdemeanor jury trials. Varun is fluent in English and enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
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Deb is a third year law student from Tawas City, Michigan. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College in 2011 with a double major in political science and history and a concentration in the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service. While in law school, Deb has become a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International and is currently serving as the treasurer of the Irish American Legal Society. She has externed for The Honorable Donald L. Allen, Jr. and The Honorable Thomas P. Boyd at the 55th District Court in Mason, MI, the State of Michigan House of Representatives Democratic Policy Staff, and Elder Law of Michigan. Deb is interning at the Health, Education, and Family Services Division of the Michigan Attorney General’s office this fall.