Meet LSIC 18-19 Class

We are student-attorneys united from five of the District’s law schools. We have interests in international arbitration, dispute resolution, patent prosecution, public defense, criminal justice reform, and more. Coming from near and far, we utilize our different backgrounds and experiences to make the clinical program a success. Take a look below to find out our hometowns, interests, and mottoes we live by!


AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF LAW


Melat Arega

Law Track: Patent Prosecution at WCL

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

Interests: Traveling

Personal Motto to Live By: Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. - C.S. Lewis

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Franaz Hossain

Civil Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Jaspreet Kaur

Civil Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Stephen Keegan

Civil Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Hannah Montgomery

Law Track: J.D./M.A. (Masters in International Service)

Hometown: Dayton, OH

Interests: Horseback riding, reading, cooking, traveling

Personal Motto to Live By: Have courage and be kind.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Spring 2019

Luke Trompeter

Law Track: Corporate Transactional

Hometown: Averill Park, NY

Interests: Skiing

Personal Motto to Live By: Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Spring 2019


GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL


Kunmi Ageh

Law Track: International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Government Contracts

Hometown: Brentwood, MD

Interests: Cooking, karaoke, hiking, and game nights

Personal Motto to Live By: I CAN, I WILL, I MUST!

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Tyler Bramlet-Kempin

Criminal Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018

William Burchfield

Criminal Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018 & Spring 2019

Ray Burton

Law Track: Indigent Defense

Hometown: Skokie, IL

Interests: Screenplay writing and chainmaille making

Personal Motto to Live By: It is not incumbent upon you to finish the work of perfecting the world, but neither are you free to desist from it.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018

Collin Cenci

Criminal Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018

Danielle Ciccodicola

Criminal Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018

Danyelle Clark Gutierrez

Law Track: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Hometown: Hope, Michigan

Interests: Building gundams, rock climbing, and Korean romantic comedies

Personal Motto to Live By: Where there's a will there's a way!

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Christopher Getty

Law Track: J.D.

Hometown: Wilmington, DE

Interests: Reading, swimming, baking

Personal Motto to Live By: It's not what you say, it's what they hear.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018 & Spring 2019

Megan Grindstaff

Law Track: Public Interest

Hometown: Franklin, TN

Interests: Cooking and baking

Personal Motto to Live By: To whom much is given, much is expected.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Spring 2019

Courtney Lutz

Law Track: Criminal Law

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Interests: Singing, playing the guitar, cooking, watching the Baltimore Orioles, and attending concerts

Personal Motto to Live By: Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. - Muhammad Ali

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Spring 2019

Nan Hu

Law Track: Civil

Hometown: Huai'an, China

Interests: Watching sports and traveling

Personal Motto to Live By: Progress, not perfection.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Surya Iyer

Criminal Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018

Sandra Karpinsky

Law Track: Public Interest, Public Defense, Legal Services, Criminal Justice Reform

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Interests: Cooking and learning about the history and origin of dishes and cuisines

Personal Motto to Live By: No motto.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018

Young Ko

Civil Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Jihad Komis

Criminal Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018

Katherine Krems

Civil Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Jason Pyzel

Law Track: Criminal Defense, Commercial Real Estate

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Interests: Hiking, kayaking, and generally getting semi-lost in the wilderness; reading and writing fiction, tending to his vegetable garden, and DIY projects with his wife

Personal Motto to Live By: As you think, so you are; as you continue to think, so you remain.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Spring 2019

Caroline Quill

Criminal Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018

Matt Sanford

Law Track: Public Defense

Hometown: Up the Red Line in Rockville, MD

Interests: Whitewater kayaking, Dungeons and Dragons, and going to happy hour

Personal Motto to Live By: Wake up every day trying to build a kinder, gentler, more inclusive world.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018

Jeanna Wheat

Law Track: Public Interest with a focus on Criminal

Hometown: Gurley, AL

Interests: All things dogs, pastry baking, and long distance running

Personal Motto to Live By: The moral arc of the universe may bend towards justice, but it doesn't bend on its own.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Spring 2019


GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER


David Brunfeld

Law Track: Civil

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Interests: Sports, movies, reading

Personal Motto to Live By: A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Spring 2019

Alexandra Dumezich

Civil Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Akeela Fowler

Civil Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Rina Gashaw

Civil Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

William Hamilton

Hometown: Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

Interests: Running, soccer, travel, and the NY Giants

Personal Motto to Live By: Whenever I'm about to do something, I think, 'Would an idiot do that?' And if they would, I do not do that thing. (from The Office)

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Laura Harris

Law Track: Intellectual Property Litigation

Hometown: San Ramon, VA

Interests: Cooking

Personal Motto to Live By: Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. - Winston Churchill"

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Caitlin Haynes

Law Track: Housing Branch

Hometown: Los Alamos, NM

Interests: International law, coach debate, and cooking big dinners on the weekends for friends

Personal Motto to Live By: Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Jason Kise

Law Track: Civil

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Interests: Fatherhood, hiking, biking, swimming, music, stand-up comedy

Personal Motto to Live By: Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between. - Maya Angelou

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Spring 2019

Melissa Mason

Civil Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Daniel Passon

Law Track: Criminal

Hometown: Monroe, MI

Interests: Reading, book collecting, college sports (Go Irish!)

Personal Motto to Live By: So you say you love the poor? Name them.” - Gustavo Gutierrez

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Spring 2019

Matthew Pereira

Civil Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Bobak Persis

Civil Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Kaelin Richard

Civil Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Brendan Sage

Civil Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Drew Smith

Civil Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Lisa Thomas

Law Track: Civil

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Interests: Reading, watching sports, traveling, and hanging out with her dog Frankie

Personal Motto to Live By: Everything happens for a reason.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Karina Vasquez

Civil Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Andrew Whyte

Law Track: International Arbitration (Firm)

Hometown: Atlanta, GA, but from Jamaica

Interests: Writing novels, running, and dancing

Personal Motto to Live By: We have to make the best choice we can with the knowledge we have, then put our faith in a forgiving God.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018



CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY COLUMBUS SCHOOL OF LAW


Victoria Boyle

Law Track: Criminal Defense

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Interests: Traveling, rock music and concerts, and watching Food Network

Personal Motto to Live By: Hard work always pays off.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018

Tiare Faatea

Criminal Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018

Ahad Khilji

Law Track: Criminal Defense

Hometown: Alexandria, VA

Interests: DC sports

Personal Motto to Live By: When you step outside of your comfort zone it gets bigger.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018



UDC DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW


Candida Angeles

Law Track: Criminal Defense and Immigration (Crimmigration)

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

Interests: Spending time with her daughters and mother

Personal Motto to Live By: Mind over matter and Just keep on swimming.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018

Antonio Camacho

Law Track: Impact Litigation and System Change

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Interests: Scuba diving, skydiving, great conversations around the dinner table, and living like there's no tomorrow

Personal Motto to Live By: 10 years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life and that you didn’t settle for it.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Keli Cochran

Law Track: Immigrant/Prisoner Advocacy

Hometown: Queens, NY

Interests: Write poetry, short stories, and songs

Personal Motto to Live By: If you keep your "Kindergarten Confidence" you will go far.

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Spring 2019

Dylan Goll

Civil Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Civil Division – Fall 2018

Rafael Sa'adah

Law Track: Public Interest

Hometown: Washington, DC

Interests: Reading and book collecting

Personal Motto to Live By: It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it. - Oscar Wilde

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018

Maria Chrysalis Santos Borja

Law Track: Criminal, Healthcare, Intellectual Property

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Interests: Dancing (top three favorites are bachata, hip hop, and salsa); spending time with family; traveling; running; and cooking

Personal Motto to Live By: If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with - Michael Jackson

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Spring 2019

Sam Shin

Law Track: Advocacy and Litigation

Hometown: Jeonju, South Korea by way of Toronto, Canada

Interests: Learning new skills and experiencing new cultures

Personal Motto to Live By: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. (Philippians 2:3-4 and Romans 8:38-39)

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018

Sherrod Terry

Criminal Track

STUDENT ATTORNEY
Criminal Division – Fall 2018

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