Meet Our Team

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Editor-in-Chief

Managing Editor

Executive Staff Articles Editor

Helen Phillips is a 3L from Kansas City, Missouri. She attended Wellesley College where she got a BA in Spanish and Economics. She would like to work in employment litigation. In addition to Journal, she is a Student Ambassador and on Moot Court Council. Outside of law school, she likes to take her dog on long walks, try different coffee shops, and cook!

Symposium Editor-in-Chief

Lauren Lindell is from Parker, Colorado. She graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Business Management degree. She is interested in civil litigation, with a focus in employment law. On the weekends, you can find her traveling, working out, or reading a murder mystery novel.

Articles Editors

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Paula Lopez is a 3L from Andover, Kansas. She is an Articles Editor for Vol. 32 of the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy. Paula’s article “Stuck In The Cycle: Kansas Driver’s License Suspension For Traffic-Related Court Fines and Fees” will be published in this volume. In her free time, Paula loves to spend time with her dog, Willow. 
Roman is a 3L from Frederick, Maryland. He majored in Economics and History. He is interested in Litigation. Fun fact: Roman is fluent in Polish.
Kevin is from Tucson, Arizona and attended the University of Arizona for his undergraduate degree.  After undergrad, Kevin worked full time as a paralegal at the Pima County Attorney’s Office until he accepted an offer to start law school at KU Law in 2020.  While at KU, Kevin has participated in several programs including the University of Kansas Court of Parking Appeals, the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, Mock Trial, and the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence.  His service in the Court of Parking Appeals earned him the annual Lawton R. Nuss Award for Excellence in Advocacy. 

In summer 2022, Kevin interned at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office where he second chaired three felony jury trials, opening and directing witnesses like responding officers and motor vehicle records custodians.  

This year, Kevin is Chief Justice of the Court of Parking Appeals, an Articles Editor for the Journal, and a Teaching Assistant for Professor Pamela Keller’s Lawyering Class.  After graduating from law school, Kevin hopes to continue getting in the court room and working on trials.

Kyler Womack is a 3L from Silver Lake, Kansas.  Before law school he received a B.S. in sport management from KU and a minor in business. 
 
In addition to the Journal, he is the secretary of the Sports Law Society and member of the Mindfulness in Law Society.  Outside of studying he enjoys watching the Chiefs, Royals, and Jayhawk basketball (and football now?).  After graduation he is interesting in practicing in real estate, corporate law, and bankruptcy.

Staff Articles Editors

Sam Bryant is a 3L from Grain Valley, Missouri. Before starting law school, Sam graduated from Missouri University of Science & Technology with a degree in Civil Engineering and served as a Peace Corps Education Volunteer in Ghana. In addition to working on Journal, Sam is involved in the Energy and Environmental Law Society and works as a law clerk for a litigation firm in Overland Park, Kansas. In his free time, Sam enjoys mountain biking, golfing, and watching Sporting Kansas City matches.
Madisyn received her Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management in May 2020 from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Madisyn is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and is currently a dual degree student pursing her JD and MHSA (Master of Health Services Administration). In Madisyn’s free time she enjoys spending time with loved ones (including two cats), reading, and crafting.

Staff Editors

Ellie is a 2L at KU Law. Before law school, they went to the University of Kansas for bachelor’s degrees in Spanish, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Ellie works as a legal intern with the ACLU of Kansas, and plans to use their J.D. to make bold and creative improvements to LGBTQ+ rights through impact litigation. Outside of law school, they are currently on a quest to bake the perfect loaf of gluten-free olive bread.
My name is Stephanie Boord and I am originally from Urbandale, Iowa. I attended the University of Iowa for undergrad where I majored in Management and Business Analytics and Information Systems. I am currently interested in patent law. 
I am a 2L summer starter from Hays, Kansas. Prior to law school, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) with high distinction and minored in National Security Studies and Criminal Justice as a member of the University Honors Program. 

I interned this past summer with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps, General Litigation Division (Code 14) in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Navy Yard. I assisted in defending the Navy against civil suits in federal courts nationwide and took advantage of opportunities to tour the Pentagon, NCIS, and the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush, among other invaluable experiences.

In my free time, I read nonfiction books, I am an avid runner, and I recently started doing Crossfit.
My name is Jackson de la Garza. I am from Oklahoma City and went to KU for undergrad. I am interested in Sports law and Criminal law. In my free time I like to golf and walk my dog.
Maverick Edwards is a 2L with a passion for debate and advocacy. He majored in Government: Politics and Policy from Liberty University and is excited to apply his background to the Journal’s policy focus. After law school, Maverick hopes to pursue a career in public defense and appeals.
My name is Megan Gannon and I am from Leawood, KS. I received my undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Denver. I am interested in the connection between art and the law. In my free time, I enjoy looking at art and spending time outside. 
My name is Chloe Garcia and I am from St. Louis. I went to Truman State University for undergrad and received degrees in Communication and Justice Systems with an English minor. I am not yet sure which area of law I would like to practice, however, I have really enjoyed working with a public interest organization and I plan on working for a different one this summer. I spend most of my time with my cat or exploring Lawrence. 
Rachel Henderson is a 2L from Wichita, Kansas. Rachel received a BA in Philosophy and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Kansas. Rachel is a Student Ambassador and the Treasurer of OUTLaws and Allies. During her 1L summer, Rachel participated in the Judicial Field Placement program by externing with the Johnson County District Court in Judge David Hauber’s chambers. She is interested in pursuing a career in civil litigation.
Jackie is a 2L from Lawrence, Kansas. For college, she attended The University of Kansas where she received a BS in Biology. She then received a Master’s in Health Services Administration from The University of Kansas Medical Center. She spent four years working as a consultant on transactional and strategy focused projects for healthcare clients. During her 1L summer, Jackie worked as a Summer Associate at Polsinelli in Kansas City. She hopes to work in the transactional healthcare space after law school.
 
Jackie is also a Dean’s Fellow and member of Women in Law. Outside of school, Jackie serves as a board member for the Kansas Association of Health Care Executives. Additionally, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling, and baseball (go Yankees!).   
My name is Price Kramer, and I’m from McPherson, Kansas. I went to undergrad at Washburn University where I double majored in Physics and in Chemistry. I’m primarily interested in patent law, especially in terms of PTAB proceedings.
My name is Andy McLandsborough.  I graduated from Kansas State in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering.  Before coming to law school, I worked for an industrial automation company and received a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from KU.  I am interested in pursuing a career as a patent attorney.  In my free time I enjoy running and playing golf.
Caitlin McPartland is a second-year law student at the University of Kansas. She has a BS in biology and chemistry from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) and an MS in Environmental Science & Policy from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA). Before coming to law school, Caitlin spent over 10 years at the American Institute of Biological Sciences, which publishes the scientific peer review journal BioScience. She is a mom of three boys and looks forward to using her legal career to better serve the local Kansas City community.  
My name is Aubrey Kramer, and I was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Washburn University. I am interested in Class Action law and hope to remain in the Kansas City area post-graduation. 
Howdy, y’all, I’m Olivia Almirudis Schneider, a 2L from San Antonio, Texas! I graduated from the University of Incarnate Word with an English major and a Business minor. After working in the business sector and at a business law firm, I returned to my alma mater and got my MBA. During my master’s program, I worked as a graduate research assistant for my university’s presidential strategic planning committee and as a director at an animal welfare nonprofit.
 
As a first-generation Latina law student, I’m so thankful that my lifelong dream of becoming an attorney is finally a reality. I can’t wait to forge a career in litigation in Kansas City, positively impact my new community, and champions diversity and inclusion for other aspiring first-generation students.
 
Outside of Green Hall, you can catch me taking a Peleton ride, on a mission to find new houseplants, cooking traditional Mexican food, or adventuring with my incredible husband, Aaron, and two adorable rescue pup, Watson and Odin.
I’m originally from Wisconsin and went to the University of Minnesota. My hobbies include growing citrus trees, sewing, and chess. My career interest is split between criminal and employment law. Hopefully, I’ll nail it down by the time I graduate. 
I grew up on a family farm near Dodge City in Southwest Kansas. I graduated from K-State with a degree in English Literature. I was inspired to go to law school during a summer internship at the County Attorney’s Office in Ford County. When not studying for school I enjoy running and reading non-legal literature. I’m interested in criminal law and aim to focus my practice in that area after I finish law school.
Danny Volin is from Olathe, Kansas. Before coming to KU Law, he earned graduate degrees in English and worked as a marketing writer. In his free time, he enjoys reading, running, and hiking, and generally likes being outside.