Volume 36 Editorial Board

Will Roth



Will is a second-year dual-degree student in Law and Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies at Michigan. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 2010, Will worked for the Appeals Bureau of the Manhattan DA's Office and subsequently as a political journalist in Cairo, Egypt. He spent his 1L summer at Public International Law and Policy Group, and is working at Milbank Tweed in New York City this summer.

Judy Bao

Managing Editor


Judy grew up in Plano, Texas. She received her B.A. from Carleton College, where she majored in International Relations and minored in Political Economy and Chinese. She has studied abroad in Europe and Asia. Following graduation, she spent 2 years working at a public policy institute in Washington, D.C. After completing her first year of law school, Judy worked for the Honorable Margaret M. Mann at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California. She will spend her 2L summer as a summer associate at Pillsbury Winthrop’s San Francisco office. In her spare time, Judy likes to listen to podcasts (she’s partial to anything involving Ira Glass), try new cuisines, and work toward her goal of traveling to all seven continents (2 more to go).

Sharief El-Gabri

Managing Articles Editor

Sharief is a second-year law student hailing from Chicago. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in both Political Science and Near Eastern Studies. After college, Sharief completed a Fulbright Grant in Amman, Jordan, where he taught English and helped build a sports facility and community center in the Jerash Refugee Camp.  In fact, the facility still serves as a major centerpiece for the refugee community at large. The following year, he worked for a U.S. NGO in Cairo, Egypt encouraging underprivileged women and youth to engage the democratic process. He spent his 1L summer in Chicago externing in the chambers of Hon. Virginia M. Kendall at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. This summer, he will return to Chicago to work for Jones Day. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer and cheering on the Victors and the Best in any sport.

Lynn Zheng

Managing Executive Editor

Lynn grew up in China but later moved to the U.S. and attended Cornell University. Before law school, she interned at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium and worked as a paralegal in New York City. At Michigan, Lynn is pursuing joint J.D./M.A. degrees. Last summer, she worked as an executive office and legal affairs intern for the U.S. Department of State. This summer, she will be a legal intern at the United Nations. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and photography.

Maria Liu

Managing Blog Editor

Maria grew up in Okemos, Michigan and graduated with a B.A. from the University of Michigan, majoring in Public Policy with a focus on International Peace and Security. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  As an undergraduate, she was an active member of the University of Michigan Policy Debate team for four years and was the semi-finalist at the 2012 National Debate Tournament.  She also interned for the Honourable Irwin Cotler in the Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Maria serves as a Senior Judge for the Legal Practice Department and is on the Pro Bono Board. She spent her 1L summer as a law clerk at Goren, Goren & Harris, P.C. in Michigan and will spend her 2L summer as a summer associate at Jenner & Block in Chicago.

Tim Gaffney

Production Editor

Tim is a second year Michigan Law student from San Diego, CA. He received his B.S. from the University of Oregon, where he majored in Business Administration and Economics. During his 1L summer, Tim interned in the Ann Arbor City Attorney’s Office, and he will spend his 2L summer in New York City at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He has participated in the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Project, the International Law Society, and the Entrepreneurship Law Association. In his free time, Tim accumulates useless sports knowledge in case ESPN ever brings back “Stump the Schawb.”

Charles Ramsey

Business & Development Editor

In 2009, C.J. Ramsey graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and German Language & Literature. He was a participant in Notre Dame’s Central European Studies Program in Innsbruck, Austria. C.J. also received his Master of Arts in European Studies at the University of Hamburg, Germany in 2012. At Michigan, he is a Legal Practice Senior Judge, a Central Student Judiciary Student Advocate, and Student Manager in the Lawyers Club. He is fluent in German and teaches in Michigan’s Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. During his 1L summer, C.J. was a Legal Intern with the U.S. Department of Justice in the Foreign Commerce Section of the Antitrust Division. For his 2L summer, he will be working in the Antitrust, Competition, and Trade group at the Washington, D.C. office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Emad Ansari

Articles Editor

Emad is a third-year candidate in the JD/MPP program at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Michigan Law School. He also received his B.A. in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, before returning to his home country, Pakistan. Emad's research interests include post-conflict transitional justice, remedies and reparations, historical memory, and human rights. He currently serves as a member of the Board Subcommittee on Priorities & Planning for Amnesty International USA, and has reported on gender and minority rights violations in Pakistan. This summer, Emad will be a Michigan Fellow at Human Rights Watch through the Program in Refugee and Asylum Law. He spent his 1L summer at the AIRE Centre in London, working on cases involving refugees and migrant workers.

Kate FitzGerald

Articles Editor

Kate received her BA with high distinction in 2008 from Indiana University, where she majored in Economics and Political Science and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. As an undergraduate, she interned for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and studied in Cuernavaca, Mexico and London, England. Prior to law school, Kate worked with Teach for America in the Mississippi Delta, first as a high school English teacher and later as a coach of first- and second-year teachers. In 2013, she was a Summer Associate at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Indianapolis, Indiana. She will spend this summer as a Summer Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York and as a volunteer at INARA Legal Aid Service in Kigali, Rwanda. At Michigan, in addition to her MJIL work, Kate is a Student Attorney for the International Transactions Clinic and a board member for the Poverty Law Society.

Dorothy Heebner

Executive Editor

Dorothy grew up in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She received her BA with high distinction in 2011 from the University of Michigan, where she majored in Economics and Political Science and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Beijing, China, and interned for Focus: HOPE, a Detroit non-profit. Before law school Dorothy taught English in Yilan, Taiwan, as part of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program. In 2013, she was a judicial intern for the Honorable George Caram Steeh in the Eastern District of Michigan and a research assistant for Professor J.J. White. She will spend this summer as a Summer Associate at Miller Canfield in Detroit. At Michigan, Dorothy is a dual degree student, pursuing an MA in Chinese Studies, and is the co-chair of the student organization focusing on Detroit, JDs in the D.

Vanessa Johnson

Articles Editor

Vanessa is originally from a small town in Wisconsin and graduated with a B.A. from The University of Wisconsin--Madison, majoring in Political Science, Legal Studies, and Spanish. And no matter how hard her Wolverine classmates try, she refuses to change her Badger allegiance. Vanessa is also involved in the coordination of the FMS 1L Oral Advocacy Competition and sings on the law school's a capella group, The Headnotes. She spent her 1L summer clerking for Chief Judge William Conley at the Western District of Wisconsin, and she will be at Skadden Arps in Chicago during her 2L summer. While not cite checking or reading articles, Vanessa can usually be found holed up in one of Ann Arbor's coffee shops, attempting imitate Bobby Flay's culinary masterpieces (not that she ever comes close), and playing with her roommate's black lab, Penny.

Brian Libgober

Articles Editor

A Chicago-native, Brian graduated from the University of Chicago in 2010 with a B.A. in math. Between law school and college, he worked for the Obama Campaign as a polling analyst. Since coming to law school he has been active in Student Research Roundtable and has served as a graduate student instructor in Political Science. He will spend next summer as an associate at Paul Hastings in New York.

Kyle Luebke

Articles Editor

Kyle grew up in Peoria, Illinois and went to undergrad at the University of Memphis where he earned a BA in Political Science -focusing on the Canadian/US relationship. He spent his sophomore and junior years of undergrad studying in Canada at the University of Saskatchewan and Brock University and spent his final semester of his senior year working at the Tennessee State Senate. In addition to being in the MJIL Articles office, Kyle spends his free time working on European Union law issues (ask him about Article 20/21 of the Treaty and he will talk your ear off for hours) as well as the fascinating world of U.S. tax law. His goal is to travel to every European country by the time he turns 30 (9 down, 41 more to go). He spent his 1L summer at Martin Tate Morrow and Marston in Memphis, Tennessee and will be spending his 2L summer at Faegre Baker Daniels in Minneapolis.

Eric Merron

Articles Editor

Eric grew up in Philadelphia and received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Economics and Political Science. He studied abroad in Istanbul and Cambridge and received a M.Sc. in International Relations Theory at The London School of Economics. He is a student-attorney for the International Transactions Clinic and advises clients on equity and debt agreements for social impact investments. He volunteered at the Orleans Public Defenders Office and the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice over his law school spring breaks. He spent his 1L summer at the ACLU of Michigan and will be interning during his 2L summer at Fried Frank in New York.

Elizabeth Marcus

Executive Editor

Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude from New York University in 2010, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and History. Prior to law school, Elizabeth worked at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and received a Master of Arts in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University.  She spent her 1L summer as a judicial intern to the Honorable Robert J. Cordy of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Boston and will spend her 2L summer working at the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in New York.

Daniella Regencia

Executive Editor

Daniella is originally from the great state of New Jersey. She attended New York University and received a B.A. in Classical Civilization. She spent a semester studying the classics in person in Rome and before law school worked at a law firm in New York City. During her 1L summer, she brought her talents to Orlando, FL where she interned at the US Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. This summer she will work at the Santa Barbara District Attorney's Office. In her free time, she enjoys collecting hats and building her collection of music from British boy bands.

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