Meet the Students

Those in the know

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Class of 2020

[[e|ekbrightwell, Elizabeth Brightwell]]

  • Hometown: Nellysford, VA
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Virginia
  • William & Mary Involvement: William & Mary Law Review, Revive My Vote
  • Summer 2018: Judicial Clerkship, the Honorable John A. Gibney, US District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • Summer 2019: Hunton Andrews Kurth, Richmond, VA

[[e|kebuckley, Kate Buckley]]

  • Hometown: Peoria, IL
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Mississippi
  • William & Mary Involvement: Business Law Review, Student Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Summer 2018: Executive Office for Immigration Review, Phoenix, AZ

[[e|pecloud, Paige Cloud]]

  • Hometown: Cushing, OK
  • Undergraduate Degree: Oklahoma State University 
  • William & Mary Involvement: Bill of Rights Journal, Health Law & Policy Society 
  • Summer 2018: Legal Aid Society of Virginia
  • Summer 2019: Sterne Kessler, Washington, D.C.

[[e|wmhowieson, Will Howieson]]

  • Hometown: Good Thunder, MN
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • William & Mary Involvement: William & Mary Law Review, Student Intellectual Property Society, George Wythe Society of Citizen Lawyers, American Battlefield Trust
  • Summer 2018 & 2019: Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, MN

[[e|bmjackson, Briana Jackson]]

  • Hometown: Leesburg, VA
  • Undergraduate Degree: Christopher Newport University 
  • William & Mary Involvement: Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice, Black Law Students Association, Public Service Fund, Women's Law Society
  • Summer 2018: Fairfax County District Court 
  • Summer 2019: Harmon Claytor, Glen Allen, VA; Capitol Police In-House Counsel

[[e|belowell, Brooke Lowell]]

  • Hometown: Rockland, ME
  • Undergraduate Degree: Simmons College
  • William & Mary Involvement: Bill of Rights Journal, Equality Alliance, Public Service Fund
  • Summer 2018: Research Assistant, Professor Evan Criddle 
  • Summer 2019: Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch, New York, NY

[[e|sjmurphy, Shannon Murphy]]

  • Hometown: Lexington, KY
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Kentucky 
  • William & Mary Involvement: Environmental Law & Policy Review, Moot Court Team, Human Security Law, Women's Law Society 
  • Summer 2018: Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Washington, D.C.
  • Summer 2019: Department of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation Appellate Section, Washington, D.C.

[[e|erohara, Emily O'Hara]]

  • Hometown: Syracuse, NY
  • Undergraduate Degree: Syracuse University 
  • William & Mary Involvement: William & Mary Law Review, William & Mary Law School Honor Council 
  • Summer 2018: Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia
  • Summer 2019: U.S. Government Accountability Office, Office of the General Counsel, Washington, D.C.

[[e|keparker01, Kelsey Parker]]

  • Hometown: Miami, FL
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Virginia
  • William & Mary Involvement: Business Law Review, American Bar Association Representative, Student Bar Association, Public Service Fund 
  • Summer 2018: Cozen O'Connor PC, Philadelphia, PA
  • Summer 2019: Holland & Knight, Washington, D.C.

[[e|ecsnyder, Emily Snyder]]

  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Undergraduate Degree: Pennsylvania State University 
  • William & Mary Involvement: William & Mary Law Review, Student Intellectual Property Society, Women's Law Society 
  • Summer 2018: Judicial Clerkship, Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania 
  • Summer 2019: Bass Berry & Sims, Nashville, TN
Class of 2021

[[e|swabdallah, Samy Abdallah]]

  • Hometown: Plano, TX
  • Undergraduate Degree: Trinity University 
  • William & Mary Involvement: Journal of Race, Gender & Social Justice, Black Law Students Association, Muslim Law Students Association, Sports & Entertainment Law Society  
  • Summer 2019: U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas, TX

[[e|drallocca, Dodi Allocca]]

  • Hometown: Richmond, VA
  • Undergraduate Degree: Davidson College 
  • William & Mary Involvement: Environmental Law & Policy Review, Transactional Law Team, Legal Practice Program Fellow
  • Summer 2019: Laura Lebifreid, PLLC, New York, NY

[[e|eabaines, Evan Baines]]

  • Hometown: Orange, VA
  • Undergraduate Degree: George Mason University 
  • William & Mary Involvement: Honor Council, VP of Equality Alliance, American Constitution Society
  • Summer 2019: National Labor Relations Board, Washington, D.C.

[[e|acdixon, Anas'a Dixon]]

  • Hometown: Spotsylvania, VA
  • Undergraduate Degree: Hampton University
  • William & Mary Involvement: Black Law Students Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Team
  • Summer 2019: Fredericksburg City Attorney's Office

[[e|jeeisner, Jamie Eisner]]

  • Hometown: Yorktown, VA
  • Undergraduate Degree: Wake Forest University 
  • William & Mary Involvement: Women's Law Society 
  • Summer 2019: U.S. Office of Special Counsel, Washington, D.C.

[[e|nyessoka, Ndome Essoka]]

  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • Undergraduate Degree: SUNY Stony Brook 
  • William & Mary Involvement: VP of Black Law Students Association, Health Law & Policy Society, Public Service Fund 
  • Summer 2019: CarMax Corporate Counsel, Richmond, VA

[[e|ljkesselman, Leah Kesselman]]

  • Hometown: Hamden, CT
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Rochester 
  • William & Mary Involvement: Business Law Review, Treasurer of Student Bar Association, Jewish Law Student Association
  • Summer 2019: New Haven Legal Assistance Association Housing Unit

[[e|kjmaldonado, Kat Maldonado]]

  • Hometown: Union, NJ
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Connecticut
  • William & Mary Involvement: Alternative Dispute Resolution team, National Trial team, Black Law Students Association
  • Summer 2019: Judicial Clerkship, Honorable Judge Edgardo Ramos, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

[[e|ncobineche, Nkemka Obineche]]

  • Hometown: Clarksville, MD
  • Undergraduate Degree: Villanova University  
  • William & Mary Involvement: Secretary of Black Law Students Association, Secretary of Women's Law Society
  • Summer 2019: Judicial Clerkship, Honorable Anita Josey Herring, Washington, D.C. Superior Court

[[e|tholaniyan, Tolu Olaniyan]]

  • Hometown: Durham, NC
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 
  • William & Mary Involvement: President of Black Law Students Association, Honor Council, Student Intellectual Property Society
  • Summer 2019: Troutman Sanders, Richmond, VA

[[e|yipalmer, Yasmine Palmer]]

  • Hometown: Centreville, VA
  • Undergraduate Degree: William & Mary
  • William & Mary Involvement: Alternative Dispute Resolution team, Black Law Students Association, Student Bar Association, Comparative Legal Student Scholars
  • Summer 2019: UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, Office of the Prosecutor, The Hague, Netherlands 

[[e|maphillips01, Mikaela Phillips]]

  • Hometown: Brandon, MS
  • Undergraduate Degree: George Washington University  
  • William & Mary Involvement: Legal Practice Program Fellow, Public Service Fund, Student Bar Association
  • Summer 2019: Victor M. Glasberg & Associates, Alexandria, VA

[[e|akrodis, Alxis Rodis]]

  • Hometown: Canadensis, PA
  • Undergraduate Degree: Dickinson College
  • William & Mary Involvement: Moot Court team, Women's Law Society
  • Summer 2019: Judicial Clerkship, Honorable Lawrence R. Leonard, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

[[e|smthomas02, Susan Thomas]]

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Undergraduate Degree: Brooklyn College
  • William & Mary Involvement: W&M Law Pre-Law Mentor
  • Summer 2019: Judicial Clerkship, Honorable Constance Frogale, Alexandria, VA

[[e|gavance, Gabby Vance]]

  • Hometown: Severna Park, MD
  • Undergraduate Degree: Elon University 
  • William & Mary Involvement: Business Law ReviewStudent Bar Association, Public Service Fund, Women's Law Society
  • Summer 2019: U.S. District Court of the District of Maryland

[[e|wawasson, Will Wasson]]

  • Hometown: Martinsburg, WV
  • Undergraduate Degree: West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • William & Mary Involvement: Bill of Rights JournalW&M Student Assembly, Law School Senator
  • Summer 2019: Federal Public Defender of the Northern District of West Virginia; Judicial Clerkship, the Honorable Patrick Wilson, Marion County, WV