Journal Staff

2013-2014 Executive Board











Ardiola Sinaj | Editor-in-Chief 

In addition to her passion for social justice, Ardiola is interested in pursuing immigration law. She will be working as a student attorney in the Asylum & Immigration Clinic at Wayne Law during the fall semester. Ardiola is also interested in international and labor and employment law. She attended Wayne State University for her undergraduate studies with a major in Political Science and a minor in International Relations. In her free time, Ardiola enjoys attending concerts, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. 

Kathleen Quackenbush | Managing Editor

Kathleen graduated from Wayne State University in 2010 with a B.A. in anthropology. While at Wayne Law, she has interned for the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice and the Michigan Court of Appeals. She currently lives in Detroit and plans to remain in the city after graduation to pursue a career in family law and continue work regarding land ownership in Detroit.

Eric Shovein | Symposium Director

Eric has a passion for international human rights law and immigration law. He spent his 2L summer studying at The Hague Academy for International Law and he worked in San Francisco at ORAM, the world's leading non-profit in LGBTI refugee law. He also worked in anti-Torture in Kolkata, India, where he wrote a report that was turned into a book to help the NGO MASUM in its mission to stop torture. Eric served as president of the International Law Student Association. He has served two Americorps terms, trained in Peace Corps, and graduated from the University of Michigan, where he graduated in High Honors for a thesis that critiqued torture in democracies.  

Meera Patel | Reviewing Editor

Meera graduated from Michigan State University in 2010 with a major in Economics and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. While in law school, Meera has worked as a legal intern for a family law firm focusing on divorce and custody issues. Meera also worked at the Solution Oriented Domestic Violence Prevention Court in the Third Circuit. Her areas of interest include public interest and family law. 

Ariella Morrison | Public Relations Director/ Business Editor

Ariella graduated from the University of Michigan in 2009 with a degree in Engligh Language and Literature. She is currently a law clerk at Wachler & Associates, P.C., and a research assistant for Professor Susan Cancelosi. Over the summer, Ariella interned at the Detroit Center for Family Advocacy. In her free time, Ariella enjoys cooking for friends, riding her bicycle around Detroit, yoga, and travel. After she graduates, Ariella hopes to pursue a career in public interest in Detroit.

Brittany Bradshaw | Executive Article Editor

Brittany graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011 with a B.A. in English and Sociology. In addition to a strong interest in civil rights and the city of Detroit, Brittany is interested in Contracts and Corporate law. She has been a Summer Associate at Bodman the past two summers and has interned for Judge Tarnow in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and movies.

Kate Beson | Executive Article Editor


Erica Lemanski| Senior Note Editor


Klaudia NikolliNote Editor

Klaudia graduated from Wayne State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2011 with a degree in Psychology. Klaudia is now a 3L at Wayne State University Law School, and is an active member of the community. At Wayne Law, Klaudia is the Senior Member Advisor on Wayne Law's Moot Court Team and is a Co-Chancellor for the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team. During Klaudia's first year of law school, she was a research assistant for a law professor and interned at the Legal Aid and Defender Associated where she conducted monthly Pro-Se Divorce Clinics. After graduation, Klaudia would like to remain in Michigan and continue serving the Metro Detroit population. 

2013-2014 Associate Editors

Erica Shell, Anna Rossi, Kimberly Grzic, Scott Boyer, Steven Knox, Najah Safiedine, Jillian Peterson, Margaret Lukshaitis, Levi Smith, Christina Bertrand, Melissa Brown, Jack Burke, Kathleen Garbacz, Nadine Yousif, Connor Brown, Melissa Kliemann