Student Leadership – Volume II

Annie Sloan is a 3L at the University of Michigan Law School. Annie is spending summer 2022 with the Animal Legal Defense Fund and spent summer 2021 with Farmworker Justice. She went to culinary school and has a lot of enthusiasm for stovetop beans. 

Annie serves as MJLS’s Editor-in-Chief.

Megan Abrameit is a 3L at the University of Michigan Law School. Megan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology and Humanities. After graduation, she worked in Guatemala for a non-profit advocating for the rights of women and children. Megan will spend summer 2022 with the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia’s Criminal Division.

Megan serves as MJLS’s Managing Editor.

Jonathan Barnett is a 3L at the University of Michigan Law School and also a MPA joint-degree student with Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. Jonathan spent summer 2021 interning in the General Counsel’s Office of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Jonathan will spend summer 2022 working as a Summer Associate for Hogan Lovells and the Elias Law Group in Washington, DC.

Jonathan is MJLS’s Managing Production Editor.

Liv Torres is a 3L at the University of Michigan Law School.  She spent her 1L summer interning for Judge Nicholas Ranjan in the Western District of Pennsylvania and spent her 2L summer with Goulston & Storrs in Washington, D.C. She will be returning to Goulston & Storrs after graduation.  Liv has two obsessions: her rescue kittens (Ruth Bader Ginspurr & Sonia Sotomeow) and the Epic of Gilgameš. 

Liv is MJLS’s Student Scholarship Chair.

Kushagr Bakshi is an Indian qualified lawyer who practiced for two years in a transactional and advisory capacity dealing with infrastructure development, international investment and trade regulation. His academic interests lie in the study of sovereignty, secession and third world approaches to international law.

Kushagr is MJLS’s Executive Legal Content Editor and also a Senior Editor with the Michigan Journal of International Law.

Michael Brier is a second-year in the University of Michigan Department of American Culture. Michael studies the history of anti-discrimination reform in the US, with a specific focus on the recent incorporation of “colorblind” algorithmic tools in the US criminal justice system. In his free time, Michael likes playing music.

Mike is MJLS’s Content Editor for American Culture.

Robert Diaz is a doctoral student whose research focuses on the intersections of transnational U.S. history in the Pacific World; the history of science, medicine, and technology; and subaltern studies in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Robert earned his B.A.s in political science and history and his M.A. in history from the University of Texas at El Paso. In 2018, he was the youngest president elected to the board of the El Paso County Historical Society, a nonprofit archive and education center founded in 1954. Between 2019 and 2020, he served the Student Conservation Association/Americorps at Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso, working on two permanent exhibits. He is an Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies Graduate Student Research Fellow for the ’21-’22 academic year.

Robert is MJLS’s Content Editor for History.

Charlotte Boucher is a fourth-year PhD student in the University of Michigan Department of Political Science. Charlotte is a Teaching Assistant for POLSCI 101: Introduction to Political Theory. Charlotte’s research focuses on the intersection of law and violence, and the ways in which violence is legitimated and legalized against certain bodies and not others. Charlotte is originally from Canada, and while she generally dislikes cliches, she does have very strong feelings about maple syrup (the only kind of syrup). 

Charlotte served as MJLS’s inaugural Content Editor of Political Science and will also serve as Content Editor of Political Science for MJLS’s second year.