WE ARE THE ST.THOMAS LAW REVIEW

Our Board of Editors

Chanae Wood
Chanae WoodEditor-in-Chief
The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) has the ultimate responsibility of operating the St. Thomas Law Review.

Mrs. Wood was honored by Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Barbara J. Jordan, for being the first black Editor-in-Chief of the St.Thomas Law Review. Mrs. Wood has remained active at STU Law; she is currently a Trial Team member and was a semi-finalist in the 2017 National Trial Competition. Mrs. Wood also served as the President of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). During her tenure as President, BLSA won the coveted Student Organization of the Year Award. In her spare time, Mrs. Wood enjoys doing make-up.

Elizabeth Irazabal
Elizabeth IrazabalManaging Editor
The Managing Editor (ME) handles all internal functions for the St.Thomas Law Review.

Ms. Irazabal spent her 2L summer interning with two judges in the Miami-Dade County Court, Criminal Division. She is currently an intern with the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office. In her spare time, Ms. Irazabal enjoys leisure reading and painting as well as baking and cooking to de-stress.

Becky Saka
Becky SakaExecutive Editor
The Executive Editor is thoroughly familiar with the Bluebook and is responsible for proofreading all articles again before publication.

Ms. Saka was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. She graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.A. in English. While in law school, Ms. Saka interned at the Florida Supreme Court for Chief Justice Jorge Labarga. Outside of law school, Ms. Saka enjoys cooking, listening to music, and reading.

Agnieszka Chiapperini
Agnieszka ChiapperiniArticles Solicitation Editor
The Articles Solicitation Editor (ASE) is responsible for managing and overseeing the entire selection process for St. Thomas Law Review articles.

Ms. Chiapperini’s Comment was selected to be published in St. Thomas Law Review’s 2017 Fall Anniversary Issue – Voice of the Voiceless. She is in the top 5% of her class, remains active at STU Law, and interns at a private law firm in West Palm Beach. Ms. Chiapperini currently serves as the Treasurer of the Student Bar Association and Treasurer of Florida Association of Female Lawyers.In her spare time, Ms. Chiapperini enjoys going to the beach, playing with her dogs, and traveling.

Johanne Larosiliere
Johanne LarosiliereExecutive Notes and Comments Editor
The Executive Notes and Comments Editor executes the write-on competition and assists our Member-Candidates throughout the comment-writing process.

Ms.Larosiliere was born in Rochester, New York, but grew up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She relocated to South Florida in 1997 and graduated from Barry University in 2013, summa cum laude, earning a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree, specializing in Psychology. Ms.Larosiliere is an active member of the St. Thomas Moot Court Board and a recipient of the Best Brief Award as a member of a two-person team in the 2017 Robert Orseck Competition. Outside of law school, Ms.Larosiliere enjoys binge watching Netflix shows and spending time with her friends and family.

Frank Samitier
Frank SamitierExecutive Notes and Comments Editor
The Executive Notes and Comments Editor executes the write-on competition and assists our Member-Candidates throughout the comment-writing process.

Mr. Samitier interned with a federal judge at the Southern District of Florida. He received the St. Thomas Law Public Service Award for completing over one hundred pro bono hours. In his free time, Mr. Samitier enjoys playing basketball and reading.

Idelys Martinez
Idelys MartinezSenior Articles Editor
The Senior Articles Editors supervise Articles Editors, allocate substantive editing, proofread, source, and prepare articles for final review by the Executive Editor and Editor-in-Chief.

Ms. Martinez’s comment was selected for publication in St. Thomas Law Review’s 2017 Spring Issue, for which she received the Scribes Award. When not studying or fulfilling her law review duties, Ms. Martinez enjoys spending time with loved ones and traveling.

Amanda Spencer
Amanda SpencerSenior Articles Editor
The Senior Articles Editors supervise Articles Editors, allocate substantive editing, proofread, source, and prepare articles for final review by the Executive Editor and Editor-in-Chief.

Ms. Spencer is a 3L and is in the top 5% of her class. She has accepted a post-graduate position as an associate at a local Miami law firm. When not studying for class, Ms. Spencer enjoys de-stressing with hot yoga or cheering on her favorite football team.

Jessica Vega
Jessica VegaSenior Articles Editor
The Senior Articles Editors supervise Articles Editors, allocate substantive editing, proofread, source, and prepare articles for final review by the Executive Editor and Editor-in-Chief.

Ms. Vega received the highest score in the St. Thomas Law Review 2016 Write-On Competition. She is the current President of the St. Thomas Moot Court Board. In her free time, Ms. Vega enjoys going to the gym and playing sports

Student run. Student organized.

The St. Thomas Law Review is a student-run scholarly legal journal. The Law Review was founded in 1987 and published the inaugural issue in the fall of 1988. The first three volumes were published under the heading of St. Thomas Law Forum. The Law Review is listed in the Index to Legal Periodicals (ILP) and Current Law Index (CLI) and is available on HeinOnline®, LexisNexis®, and Westlaw®. Membership in the St. Thomas Law Review is limited to second and third-year law students who are invited to join based on their academic success or performance during the write-on competition administered at the beginning of the summer term.

Our Articles Editors

Danielle DeMahy
Danielle DeMahy
Ansell Fernandez
Ansell Fernandez
Victor Gabuardi
Victor Gabuardi
Yamila Lorenzo
Yamila Lorenzo
Kemil Saab
Kemil Saab
Natasha Rivera
Natasha Rivera

Our Comments Editors

Danielle Capitini
Danielle Capitini
Heather Carnegie
Heather Carnegie
Candice Izaguirre
Candice Izaguirre

Our Online Editor

Michael Bogumill
Michael Bogumill

2017-2018 Members

Diana Alcala
Michael Bogumill
Ashley-Ann Bryan
Danielle Capitini
Heather Carnegie
Agnieszka Chiapperini
Danielle K. DeMahy
Akia Espinoza
Ansell Fernandez
Martha Ferral
Victor Gabuardi
Jennifer Garcia
Luis Garcia
Rosie Gil

Daniel Grammes
Brandon Greene
Elizabeth Irazabal
John Jordan
Daniel Joseph
Johanne Larosiliere
Yamila Lorenzo
Idelys Martinez
Natasha Mathuria
Adriana Obeso
Natasha Rivera
Yesenia Rodriguez
Jacqueline Rosado
Kemil Saab

Brian Saenz
Becky Saka
Frank Samitier
Franklin Sandrea-Rivero
Jeremy Skinner
Amanda Spencer
Christina Trueba
Jessica Vega
Cynthia Ventura
Jennifer Weiss
Jamie Wilson
Chanae Wood
Curtis Wurster

2017-2018 Member-Candidates

Wada Barakat
Kristen Chirino
Riona Maharaj
Stephanie Morse

Jesse Ochoa
Elina Rojas
Katherine Santana