Officers for 2013-2014

President - Laura LaPlante

Laura LaPlante is a third-year student at the Law School.  She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Philosophy and Economics.  This summer Laura was a summer associate at WilmerHale in Boston.  She is the Treasurer for the Law School Republicans and an active member of the Saint Thomas More Society, the Law Women's Caucus, and the Edmund Burke Society.


Vice President & Chair of the Bator Award - Zach Mayo

Zach Mayo is a third-year student at the Law School.  Zach graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Prior to law school, he interned with U.S. Representative John Mica.  Zach worked this summer at both Kutak Rock in Little Rock and Kellogg Huber in Washington, D.C.  He is an active member of the Edmund Burke Society. 


Vice President & Chair of the Otis Award - Barrett Young

Barrett Young is a third-year student at the Law School. He graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Government. This summer he was a summer associate at both King & Spalding and Hunton & Williams LLP in Washington, D.C. Prior to law school, Barrett worked in the Faculty Division of the Federalist Society's national office. At the Law School, he is an active member of the Edmund Burke Society.


Vice President for Activities - Michael B. Lanahan

Michael B. Lanahan is a third-year student at the Law School. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Leadership Studies and Public Service, and was a Visiting Scholar at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Before law school, Michael worked for Congressman John Sullivan in Washington, D.C., and for the Honorable Gayle Kingery in the Missouri House of Representatives. This summer Michael worked for Bryan Cave LLP in scenic St. Louis.  Michael also does transactional work for the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship, and is an active member of the Student Admissions Committee, the Christian Legal Society, and the Edmund Burke Society.


Vice President for Speakers - Kathryn Bi

Kathryn Bi is a second-year student at the Law School.  She graduated from Dartmouth College with Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts degrees.  Prior to law school, Kathryn worked for three years as a chemical engineer at DuPont Corporation in Palo Alto and Genzyme Corporation in Boston.  This summer she was a summer associate at Paul Hastings in Chicago.  Kathryn is an active member of the Edmund Burke Society.


Vice President for Events - Michael Ballew

Michael Ballew is a second-year student at the Law School.  He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Political Science and Economics.  Before coming to law school, Michael was the founder of HSA Collectibles.  This summer Michael worked at the Office of the Solicitor General of Texas in Austin.  He is active in intramural sports, and an active member of the Latino Law Students Association and the Edmund Burke Society.


Vice President for Communications - Steven Hoying

Steven Hoying is a second-year student at the Law School.  He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree.  Steven also received a Master of Education degree from OSU.  Prior to law school he worked as a high school math teacher and a legal researcher.  Steven also serves as Vice President for Communications of the Christian Legal Society and is active in Law School Musical and a member of the Edmund Burke Society.


Vice President for Publications - Daniel Emas

Daniel Emas is a second-year student at the Law School.  He graduated from Creighton University with a degree in Economics and Classical Languages.  This summer Daniel worked at the Office of the Solicitor General of Texas in Austin.  Daniel also serves as Vice President for Logistics of the Christian Legal Society and is an active member of the Edmund Burke Society.


Vice President for Alumni Relations - Daniel Toren

Daniel Toren is a second-year student at the Law School.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hope College.  Before coming to law school Daniel was a manager with Chicago Public Schools Central Administration through AmeriCorp and a conflicts analyst at Katten Muchin Rosenmann LLP in Chicago.  This summer he worked for the Solicitor General of Michigan in Lansing as an ADF Blackstone Legal Fellow. He is an active member of the Edmund Burke Society.


Membership Director - Mateo Aceves

Mateo Aceves is a second-year student at the Law School.  He graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in politics.  Prior to law school Mateo was a research assistant at the Brookings Institution and a Fellow for the Tikvah Fund.  This summer he worked for DLA Piper in Palo Alto.  Mateo is a board member of both the Energy Law Society and the Jewish Law Student Association.


Treasurer - Emily Heasley

Emily Heasley is a third-year student at the Law School. She graduated from the George Washington University with Bachelor's degrees in International Affairs and Anthropology. This summer she worked for both Baker Botts and Vinson & Elkins in Houston.  At the Law School, Emily is a research assistant for Professor Thomas Ginsburg, President of the Law School Repbulicans, Vice President of the Energy Law Society, and an active member of the Edmund Burke Society.


Assistant Treasurer - Sean Collins

Sean Collins is a second-year student at the Law School.  He graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in Government and Politics and Philosophy.  This summer Sean worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission Office of International Affairs.  He is Vice President of the Law School Republicans and an active member of the Edmund Burke Society.


3L Representative - Johnathan Lott

Johnathan Lott is a third-year student at the Law School. He graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, where he was a member of Florida Blue Key and was inducted into the UF Hall of Fame. At the Law School, he is an active member of the Edmund Burke Society.


3L Representative - Benjamin Brown

Benjamin Brown is a third-year student at the Law School.  He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Philosophy.  From 2007 to 2009 he was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Benjamin was a summer associate at Polsinelli in Phoenix.  He is the Student Chair of Public Service and active in the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.


2L Representative - Stephen Richer

Stephen Richer is a second-year student at the Law School.  He holds a B.A. from Tulane University and a M.A. from The University of Chicago.  Prior to starting law school, Stephen spent several years in Washington, D.C., working at the American Enterprise Institute and the Washington Legal Foundation.  He spent this past summer at the Cato Institute.  At the law school, Stephen is a 2L representative in the law school student government, and he is an active participant in intramural sports.  Outside the law school, Stephen writes regularly for Forbes.com, The Daily Caller, The Salt Lake Tribune, and other publications; he is the part owner of several small businesses in Washington, D.C.; and he is an investor in the Atlas Shrugged films (go see them please).  Stephen sits on the board of the American Unity Fund (a multi-million dollar (c)4 that supports pro-marriage equality Republicans) and the Harlan Institute (creators of FantasySCOTUS). 


2L Representative - Dan Hammond

Dan Hammond is a second-year student at the Law School. He graduated from Truman State University with a degree in Political Science and History. During college, he worked at the U.S. Department of Justice for a semester where he contributed to the prosecution of consumer fraud cases. This summer, he interned with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago. He is a member of the Chicago Journal of International Law and is active in intramural basketball.


1L Representative - Josh Hammer

Josh Hammer is a first-year student at the Law School.  He graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in Economics.  Prior to law school, Josh worked in private antitrust research and interned with the Ethics and Public Policy Center.  He is currently involved with Vanguard PAC, a network of young activists striving to elect Republican candidates with innovative approaches to conservative governance.  At the Law School, he is a member of the Law and Economics Society and the Jewish Law Students Association.


1L Representative - Krista Perry

Krista Perry is a first-year student at the Law School. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in History and Political Science. During college Krista interned for the United States Supreme Court in the Office of the Curator. Before law school, she worked for Rosenberg Mendlin & Rosen, LLP in Los Angeles. She is active in the Edmund Burke Society and the Law Women’s Caucus.

1L Representative - Beau Shaw


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