Interns, Summer 2020
Allison Hedrick is a Juris Doctor candidate at William S. Boyd School of Law. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI), in which she focused on meta-ethical theory and comparative religious ethics. Allison earned a Master of Arts in Philosophy from IUPUI, as well. During her graduate studies, she was named an “Elite 50” Graduate Student for her academic success and dedication to community service. She is passionate about public interest law, litigation, legal technology, civic engagement, and ethics.
Bisola Oni is a rising second year student at Howard University School of Law. She graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in 2018. Her interests include election law, business law, and intellectual property law
Mariam Tabrez, JD candidate at New York Law School, earned her BA from Rollins College in Political Science and Psychology. She focused her undergraduate senior thesis on the impact of social media on youth political participation and civic engagement and is passionate about about election laws and educating the American electorate. In law school, she is specializing in Intellectual Property Law, specific to the entertainment and fashion world.
Alexander Verdugo, a JD student at Chicago-Kent College of Law, is a first-generation Mexican-American, born and raised in Southern California. He received a B.A. in Spanish Linguistics from UC Irvine and a Master's in International Affairs from Penn State. While earning his Master’s degree, he interned at the US Department of Commerce in the Trade Information Center where he helped individuals and companies understand US trade agreements and export/import requirements, and develop export/import strategies. After completing his degree, he started a career in the automotive industry with FIAT Chrysler Automobiles. He worked there for six years in domestic and international roles in sales, product strategy, customer care, supply chain, and operations. He decided to come to Chicago-Kent College of Law because of his interest in intellectual property. He saw how challenging it was for the legal and non-legal teams to effectively collaborate with one another when either side didn’t have someone who had experience in both realms.
Candice Wang is a first-year Juris Doctor student at Emory Law School. She graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science, where she majored in Psychology and Philosophy. After completing her degree, Candice worked as a paralegal focused on intellectual property for a year prior to law school. She has experience in trademark and copyright litigation. In addition, she is involved with the American Constitution Society, Know Your Right, and Street Law. She is interested in intellectual property and entertainment law.
Adam M. Wolfe is a rising second-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Adam graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2018 with a degree in Political Science, where he was an Honors Research Assistant. At Chicago-Kent, Adam is a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and enjoys studying the intersection of law, business, and technology. Last summer, Adam externed under the Honorable Eve M. Reilly at the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois. This summer, Adam is spending his time volunteering for The Free Internet Project, and serving as a law clerk for San Juan Unified School District in Sacramento, California, where he focuses on federal and state compliance with COVID-19 regulations and guidelines.
Interns, Summer 2019
Penny Driver, JD student at Chicago-Kent, earned her BBA in Entrepreneurship and has a Global Understanding certificate from St. Edwards University in Austin, TX. Penny is pursuing the public interest certificate at Chicago-Kent. During her 1L year, she volunteered at the Self-Help Web Center at the Daley Center, where she assisted pro-se litigants with their legal paperwork. She is a student advocate in the admissions office, will be the social chair for Women in Law in the 2019-2020 school year, and aspires to study abroad during her third year of law school in Paris to receive her LLM in European Law. Penny is a blogger and volunteered as part of the Stage Crew for South by Southwest.
Adam Kinkley is a JD candidate at Yale Law School. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2016 with degrees in Finance and Political Science. Prior to law school, Adam worked as a management consultant. He is interested in election law, consumer protection, and corporate law enforcement.
Raymond Myers IV is a rising second-year JD student at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He was recently-selected to be a staff editor for the Washington University Law Review and holds leadership positions in the American Constitution Society and Public Service Advisory Board. Raymond graduated summa cum laude from the University of Louisville (2018) with his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History after completing an honors thesis on federal campaign law. He is interested in constitutional, administrative, and election law.
Brett Sible is a JD candidate at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is interested in intellectual property, cybersecurity, and and sports law. Before attending law school, Brett received his bachelor’s degree in Consumer Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Interns, Spring and Summer 2016
Francyn Brown is a JD student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is interested in intellectual property law including copyrights and trademarks. She received communications and psychology undergraduate degrees from Florida State University.
Meaghan Fontein is a JD student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. She received her bachelor's degree in communications from Saint Mary's College and worked as a paralegal for four years prior to law school. Meaghan is an associate editor on the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property and is interested in complex litigation.
Matthew Hays is a JD student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is interested in intellectual property law, with a focus on patent law. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
Aakanksha Kaul is an advocate in Delhi, India. She holds an LLM degree from Columbia University (2016) and an LLb. degree from King’s College London (2011). She also has a BA Hons. (History) degree from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. She is a Counsel for the Union of India in the Supreme Court of India. She began working as an independent counsel from 2013. She has previously worked for Luthra & Luthra Law Offices and in the Chambers the Additional Solicitor General of India. She has experience in arbitration, commercial litigation, intellectual property, tax and criminal law.
Zhihan Ma is a JD student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He is interested in Intellectual Property and International Law.
Monica Raven is a first year JD student at Chicago-Kent College of Law and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ashley Rovner is a JD student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is interested in intellectual property, focusing on copyright, trademarks, entertainment, and music law. She received an undergraduate degree in history, English Literature, and Classical Humanities from Miami University in Ohio.
Kyle Serilla is a JD student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law where he is interested in intellectual property and entertainment law. He has undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan in History and Theater Studies with a focus in arts administration. Before coming to Chicago-Kent, Kyle was a freelance casting director in Chicago as well as interned with Goodman Theatre in Chicago and with SpotCo, an entertainment & arts ad agency in New York.
Terrance Scotton received his B.A. in Political Science and Legal Studies from Northwestern University in 2013. He is originally from Burlington Township, NJ and is currently a 1L at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is involved with the American Constitution Society, Black Law Students Association, Phi Alpha Delta, the Intellectual Property Law Society, and volunteers at the Self-Help Web Center. He also works as a Research Assistant for The Oyez Project, an online multimedia archive that studies the work of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Karan Vashist is a first year law student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.
Peggy Wojkowski is a JD student at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she is the Alumni Relations Chair for the Intellectual Property Law Society and President of the Irish-American Law Student Association. In addition, Peggy is in the Intellectual Property Law Certificate Program and is an associate editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property. Peggy recently served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ann Claire Williams in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is currently an Intellectual Property Extern as Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, as well as the Supervising Co-manager of the Self-Help Web Center at Cook County Circuit Court.
Raven Zeer is a JD student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is interesting in intellectual property law with a focus on patent law. She has a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Interns, Summer 2015
Ryan Backman is a J.D. student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications from the University of Florida. He is also the co-founder and secretary of the Forum for Law and Internet (FLINT) at Chicago-Kent.
Hélène Balcerac de Richecour is a U.S., International and Transnational Law LL.M student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and holds a Bachelor of Laws as well as a Master’s degree in international law from Panthéon-Assas University in Paris, France
Nino Kharshiladze-Gillikin is an LLM student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is interested in intellectual property law, human rights, especially the freedom of speech. Nino has worked for international organizations such as the U.S. Embassy, Care International, United Nations Development Programme, and People in Need.
Derek Sandberg is a third year law student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. He received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.