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1L Contact Profiles

Jordan Fries
Home State: Texas
Email: jfries@luc.edu

Jordan Fries is a 22-year-old first-year law student originally from Victoria, Texas. He received his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Iowa in 2013, where he worked for the student-run newspaper, the Writing Center (as a tutor), and as Director of Marketing for Iowa's student-athletics organization. At Loyola, he is committed to the field of public interest law, with specific interests in educational rights, low-income housing, and police misconduct. In his free time, Jordan can be found writing, reading Raymond Carver, playing basketball, or arguing the merits of The Wire." 

 

John F. Healy Jr
Home State: Illinois
Email: jhealy3@luc.edu

Jack Healy is currently a 1L at the School of Law. Jack grew up in the Chicago suburb of Wheaton and attended the University of Notre Dame, graduating with a degree in history. Strong family ties helped familiarize Jack with Loyola, as his father graduated from the School of Law and his mother graduated with a bachelor of science degree. When he is not reading and researching for his classes, Jack enjoys running, HBO programming and Chicago Blackhawks games.

Gail Jankowski
Home State: California
Email: gjankowski@luc.edu

Gail is a first year law student originally from California. She has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from George Washington University. Prior to entering law school, Gail spent one year working as a legal assistant for a real estate firm in Washington, DC.

Cote Klinefelter
Home State: Illinois
Email: cklinefelter@luc.edu

Cote Klinefelter is a first year law student. He was born and raised in LaSalle, Illinois, and hopes to return there to raise a family of his own. Cote graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Political Science. His legal interests include civil litigation, insurance defense, and family law. Outside of law school, Cote enjoys attending Chicago sporting events (GO HAWKS!) and curling whenever he gets the chance.

Kejai McNeal
Home State: Illinois
Email: kmcneal@luc.edu

Kejai McNeal is a native of Chicago and earned her undergraduate degree from DePaul University Class of 2010. Kejai serves as the 1L BLSA representative for her class section. Kejai seeks to focus in ChildLaw while at Loyola.  Quote Kejai lives by: "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." --St. Francis of Assisi

Elise Robie
Home State: California
Email: erobie@luc.edu

Elise Robie is a native of Southern California, who graduated from UCLA in 2008 with a B.A. in English. She moved to the Chicagoland area in 2010. From 2011-2012, she attended Loyola University Chicago’s School of Continuing Professional Studies in order to obtain her Paralegal Certificate. She worked for Loeffler Thomas P.C., a small insurance defense firm, from 2012 – 2013 as a paralegal. She is currently a J.D. Candidate for the class of 2016 and a Beazley Institute Health Law Fellow.

 

Katelyn Sprague
Home State: Missouri
Email: ksprague@luc.edu

Katelyn is from Kansas City, Missouri where she completed her undergraduate degree with a B.A in Communications and a B.A in Spanish at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Prior to law school she spent one year working in public relations. She is pursuing her J.D. and is considering a M.A. in Comparative Law and Education in hopes to one day work for children's educational rights. She is a penchant for traveling, Scattergories, and Chipotle.

 

2L Contact Profiles

Shaleen Dada
Home State: Illinois
Email: sdada@luc.edu

Shaleen is a full-time student pursuing a J.D./M.S.W. dual degree. She has a strong interest in public interest and family law. Shaleen graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2011 with a degree in Political Science and Psychology. Before entering law school she worked with a nonprofit civil rights organization and a Chicago law firm. In her spare time, Shaleen enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, reading, and working out.

Tyler Firmage
Home State: Utah
Email: jfirmage@luc.edu

Tyler grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and loves to play sports, workout, travel, and hang out with friends. He received his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Miami University (Ohio) in 2011. After graduating, he worked for BMW in a management position for one year before law school.


Dan Gelwicks
Home State: Illinois
Email: dgelwicks@luc.edu

Dan is a second year law student at Loyola University School of Law where he is interested in Intellectual Property matters, specifically patent litigation and prosecution. Prior to starting at Loyola, Dan worked as a Lead Mechanical Engineer at Ambitech Engineering Corporation for 2 years, consulting the petrochemical, chemical and food processing industries, specializing in the design, engineering, and construction of mechanical equipment within different processing facilities. Dan has his Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics from Villanova University. At Loyola Dan is an executive board member of the IPLS and a staff editor on the Consumer Law Review.Throughout both semesters of his second year, Dan has externed within the IP group at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP. This coming summer Dan will be a Summer Associate at McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert & Berghoff.

Justin Gingerich
Home State: Indiana
Email: jgingerich1@luc.edu

Justin is a second year law student originally from central Indiana. He graduated with a degree in Finance and Accounting Management from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to coming to law school, Justin worked in corporate development and banking.

Nicole Grabianowski
Home State: Colorado
Email: ngrabianowski@luc.edu

Nicole is a 2L originally from Parker, Colorado. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Certificate in International Business from Arizona State University in May 2010. Before entering law school she worked for a small finance company in Phoenix, Arizona for two years. Nicole is pursuing a dual degree to receive her J.D. as well as her M.B.A. through the Quinlan School of Business. She aspires to do many things at Loyola and hopes to one day be a part of a law journal, a clinic, and a moot court team. Outside of school Nicole enjoys all things outdoors, movies, shopping and football.

Paige Steffen
Home State: Illinois
Email: psteffen@luc.edu

Paige is a 2L from Bloomington, Illinois.  She graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where she studied Sociology and Law, Politics & Society in addition to running track and field.  This year Paige is participating in the Health Justice Project clinic, working on Loyola University Chicago's Law Journal, and serving as a legal writing tutor. Paige hopes to eventually practice health law in Chicago. 

Amanda Mueller
Home State: Illinois
Email: amueller3@luc.edu

Amanda graduated from the University of Illinois in 2009 with a degree in Accountancy and a minor in Spanish. Before starting law school, Amanda worked as an elementary school English teacher in southern Spain. She is interested in corporate law and international law. Amanda enjoys traveling, reading, and sports.

Jennifer Novack
Home State: New Jersey
Email: jnovack@luc.edu

Jennifer is a second year law student originally from New Jersey. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Scranton and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from American University. Prior to entering law school, Jennifer spent several years working in the community mental health field.

Erica Taschler
Home State: Alabama
Email: etaschler@luc.edu

Erica graduated from Boston College with a degree in Political Science and a minor in International Studies. She's interested in studying both business and international law, and considering pursuing a career in alternative dispute resolution--hoping to eventually start an international NGO with a few friends from BC. Outside of class, she enjoys listening to music, walking along the lake, and catching up with family and friends.

 

3L Contact profiles

 

Kevin Brejcha
Home State: Illinois
Email: kbrejcha@luc.edu

Kevin is a third year law student who has a strong interest in litigation. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2011 with degrees in both Criminal Justice and Communications. Kevin has clerked with the Felony Trial Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. He’s also clerked at a downtown Chicago law firm specializing in transportation, commercial, and injury litigation. During his second year, Kevin was a member of the Appellate Advocacy Honors Program and competed in the Gibbons National Moot Court Competition. During his third year, Kevin will represent Loyola on the Criminal Law Mock Trial Team. Outside of school, Kevin enjoys running, photography, and volunteering.

Margaret Davis
Home State: Michigan
Email: mdavis9@luc.edu

Margaret is a 2010 graduate from the University of Michigan with a degree in History. She is also an AmeriCorps alum and spent a year working in Washington DC. Currently, she is a staff writer on the Public Interest Law Reporter, and a tutor for the 1L Torts class. Last summer, she was a law clerk in the felony trial division at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office. She has also been involved with Cabrini Green’s Expungement Help Desk, and worked as a research assistant for Professor Raphael. Margaret’s hobbies include running, reading, and exploring Chicago.

Matthew Kelly
Home State: Illinois
Email: mkelly15@luc.edu

Matt graduated from the University of Illinois in 2010 with a degree in Earth Systems, Environment and Society and a minor in Environmental Economics and Law. Before entering law school, Matt worked for a civil litigation firm in Chicago where he continues to work part-time. He hopes to use his J.D. to pursue a career in Sports and Entertainment or Business Law. Matt is a member of Phi Alpha Delta and the Sports and Entertainment Law society. Outside of school, Matt’s interests include his classic cars and motorcycles as well as working with local musicians.

Gabriel Malavolti
Home State: Illinois
Email: gmalavolti@luc.edu

Gabriel is a graduate from St. Joseph's College, majoring in Political Science with a minor in History. He is currently on the executive board of the Justinian Society and the Federalist Society. He is pursuing a J.D. and LL.M. in Tax. After Law School he would like to work in Tax Law for a big accounting firm which gives him the ability to move around the world. Outside of school he likes to get outdoors, play sports, listen to music, eat great food, and spend time with friends and family.

Shana Scott
Home State: New York
Email: sscott8@luc.edu

Shana is a third year law student in the Health Law Program through the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy. She has an undergraduate degree in Biology from Morgan State University and a Masters Degree in Public Health from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Before entering law school, she worked as a Policy Consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. During her third year, Shana will serve as the Editor in Chief for the International Law Review journal.

Caitlyn Sharrow
Home State: Michigan
Email: csharrow@luc.edu

Caitlyn graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011 with a degree in Political Science and Psychology. She is currently a member of the Children’s Legal Rights Journal and the National Child Welfare and Adoption Law Moot Court Team. Caitlyn plans to work in school law and policy upon graduation from Loyola. While not in class, Caitlyn enjoys baking, reading, and swimming.

Rachelle Sico
Home State: California
Email: rsico@luc.edu  

Rachelle is a third year law student originally from northern California. She graduated with a degree in Women Studies and minors in Political Science and Society & Genetics from the University of California Los Angeles in 2011. Rachelle is President of the Health Law Society, a Beazley Health Law Fellow, and works as a legal extern for the American Medical Association Advocacy Resource Center. 

Amanda Walsh
Home State: Michigan
Email: awalsh6@luc.edu

Amanda is a dual degree student pursuing her J.D. and Master of Social Work. She graduated from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2011 with a concentration called “Mental Health in America” and a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. At Loyola, Amanda is a ChildLaw Fellow, a senior editor for the Children’s Legal Rights Journal, and on the executive board for the Public Interest Law Society and ChildLaw Society. Amanda plans to work in the areas of child welfare law and mental health law. For her first summer, Amanda worked as a law clerk with the Family Defense Center and completed her first social work placement at the U.S. Federal Probation Office this past academic year. She spent her 2L summer working in the area of Family Law for Cabrini Green Legal Aid. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys practicing Bikram Yoga, kickboxing, and seeing Broadway shows with friends.

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