Sydney graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in accounting and political science. She was a research assistant for the Department of Political Science and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. Throughout college and after graduation, she worked as a law clerk at Tanoury, Nauts, McKinney & Dwaihy, PLLC, a medical malpractice defense firm serving the Detroit area. At Maurer, Sydney is on the executive boards for the Public Interest Law Foundation and American Constitution Society, is a 1L Practice Group Advisor, and received oral advocacy honors in the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. She served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Mario Garcia for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, and last summer she was a summer associate at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.
Aunyá Barney, Managing Fellow
Aunyá Barney, MPA, is a second year law student at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Aunyá is a two-time graduate of Indiana University. Aunyá received her Master of Public Affairs from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a concentration in Policy Analysis. While a graduate student, Aunyá worked as a graduate research assistant at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute where she evaluated policy outcomes and taxing structures. At Maurer, Aunyá is the 2023 fundraising chair for the Black Law Student Associations annual Barristers Ball; she has also participated in the Re-entry Clinic and Lawyers Without Boarders. Aunyá also spent her summer working at Wiener Soto Caparros in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her professional interests include corporate law, public finance, and administrative law.
Sarah Smith, Managing Fellow
Sarah is from Michigan City, Indiana and graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in International Studies, focusing on Security, Diplomacy, and Governance, a B.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures the Arabic Language track, and a minor in Intelligence Studies. She studied abroad in Amman, Jordan, attended the 63rd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women as a student delegate in New York City, and the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 as a student delegate in Madrid Spain. As a law student she has been a 2L Student Bar Association representative, the Events Director for the International Law Society, and the 1L representative for Lawyers Without Borders.
Giovanni graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama with a B.A. in political science, philosophy, and French. While studying at Alabama, he spent a year abroad between France and Ghana, and also spent a summer in Washington, D.C., interning for a U.S. senator. Before coming to law school, he worked at a medical malpractice law firm in Indianapolis for a year. While at Maurer, he works as a research assistant at the Ostrom Workshop and as a law school admissions fellow. Last summer, Giovanni interned for the International Legal Foundation, and he hopes to spend next summer working in an international or policy focused position.
Ashley Carlisle is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. She attended the University of Louisville, studying Sociology and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and graduating in 2021. During her undergraduate studies, Ashley also started her nonprofit, Reframe, which she runs to this day. She has spent two summers interning at a judicial center in rural Kentucky, which reinforced her passion to fight for individual rights and pursue systemic change. At Maurer, Ashley is involved in the Feminist Law Forum and the CCD. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with Clover (her cat), trying to watch every movie that has won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and traveling to U.S. national parks. She hopes to pursue a career in human rights, and she is particularly interested in international women’s rights.
Mariah DeHoop is a second-year JD Fellow at the CCD.
Shannon Ellery is a second-year JD Fellow at the CCD.
Dagny Rippon received her B.S. in international business with a minor in French from the University of Scranton in 2021. During her undergraduate studies, she completed a semester at the Toulouse Business School in Toulouse, France. At Maurer, Dagny is a research co-director for Lawyers Without Borders and a member of the International Law Society. In her free time, she enjoys sewing and playing sudoku.
Rama Sobhani is a 3L, originally from Los Angeles but has been a Hoosier since 2007 when he came to Indiana University to complete a graduate degree in journalism. He worked as a newspaper reporter for several years after graduate school, then served as the superintendent of the Knox County Parks and Recreation Department for almost a decade before coming to law school at Maurer.
Wayne Tuckson, is a third year law student at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Wayne graduated from Elmhurst University with a double major in Philosophy and Criminal Justice while also earning All-Conference and All-Region honors as a member of the University’s football team. After undergrad, Wayne worked in colligate athletics as a Strength and Conditioning Coach where he acquired his Master of Science in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Sports Psychology. At Maurer, Wayne is currently a Fellow with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Co-Team Captain within the Center for Constitutional Democracy. He was also the 2022-2023 Chief Justice for the Black Law Students Association, a research volunteer for Lawyers Without Borders, a research volunteer for Incarcerated Individuals Legal Assistance Program, and the 2022 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Winner. Wayne’s professional interests include constitutional law, criminal law, and international affairs. Last May he commissioned into the U.S. Navy to pursue a career in the Judge Advocate General Corps.
Matthew Weinberg is a second-year JD Fellow at the CCD.
With years of business experience before entering law school, Blake comes to the CCD with specialties in negotiations, and interpersonal problem solving. Blake’s passion for conflict resolution in multiethnic regions stems from his wife’s experience escaping war-torn Bosnia. Personal studies on the topic drew him to constitutional design. Blake is eager to continue studying the enshrinement of health care rights in constitutional drafting, a passion stemming from the hundreds of lives he saw transformed while assisting orthopedic operations during his tenure as a medical device representative. In his spare time, Blake finds varying degrees of success (and failure) in karaoke, golfing, and experimental cooking.
Nathan Blair is a first-year JD Fellow at the CCD.
Jack Goilo graduated from Indiana University in 2021 with a Bachelors Degree in Media However, he decided he wanted to further his education. Since beginning law school, Jack has become particularly involved with the National Lawyers Guild, being elected as the Maurer Chapter's Executive Director for the 23-24 year. International experience dominated much of Jack's early life. At the age of nine, his mother took a position abroad with her company, relocating the family to the Netherlands for four years. The position in Europe offered the Goilo family the chance to travel extensively around the world, an experience which impressed Jack with a desire to seek international opportunities which has followed him to law school.
I am an Indiana native and have earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Indiana University, graduating in the spring of 2022. I spent time in a corporate in-house legal department during my 1L summer and have learned a great deal about regulatory agencies and administrative law. I have a desire to spend more time with projects relating to public interest, including pro bono opportunities. I am interested in learning about the backgrounds of others and how their worldviews shape their interpretations of the law. In my free time I enjoy long hikes, powerlifting, and reading.
Emma is a second-year student at the Maurer School of Law. Before law school, she graduated cum laude from Miami University with bachelor’s degrees in international studies, political science, and French, with concentrations in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies. After studying abroad in Rabat, Morocco during undergrad, she returned to the MENA region this summer as a Stewart Fellow working for the International Legal Foundation in Tunis, Tunisia. At Maurer, Emma is a coach for the Indiana University Undergraduate Mock Trial Team, a Peer Group Advisor, and a member of the International Law Society. Emma hopes to pursue a career in international litigation, but also has interests in human rights and constitutional law. When she’s not at the law school, you can find Emma at Inkwell, baking cookies, or playing with her corgi puppy Meatball!
Joseph is a 2L at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He is originally from East Michigan, and received his bachelors degree from Hope College in 2022 with a major in History and a minor in communications. He spent his summer interning for the Grand Rapids City Attorney’s Office and working as a research assistant for Professor Lubin. Joseph plans to return to Grand Rapids to pursue transactional law in his career, but is excited to engage with all aspects of the law during law school.
Zach Powell is a fist-year JD Fellow at the CCD.
Peyton is a second-year student at the Maurer School of Law. Before law school, she graduated magna cum laude from Miami University with bachelor’s degrees in History and Sociology. While at Miami, she also participated in the Honors History Colloquium and the Geoffrion Fellowship. This summer, as a Stewart Fellow, she worked for the International Legal Foundation in New York. At Maurer, Peyton is the Vice President of the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) and a member of many other organizations. She also works as a Research Assistant for Professor Lubin. Peyton hopes to pursue a career in labor & employment, but also has interests in international litigation and constitutional law. In her free time, Peyton enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her law school friends.
Anastasia Rivera is a first-year JD Fellow at the CCD.
Camilla Russo is a fist-year JD Fellow at the CCD.
Ramatou Soumare is a first-year JD Fellow at the CCD.
Raven Vance is a fist-year JD Fellow at the CCD.
2021-2022 JD fellows
JD Fellows of 2022-2023
Caysey Farmer – Executive Fellow
Pooja Patel – Managing Fellow
Kaylee Perrine – Editorial Fellow
JD Fellows of 2021-2022
Kyle Kopchak – Executive Fellow
Hussein Mohamed – Managing Fellow
Molly Madden – Managing Fellow
Chris Koester – Editorial Fellow
JD Fellows of 2020-2021
Annie Garau (Executive Fellow)
Natalia Rivera (Managing Fellow)
Shane Kelly (Editorial Fellow)
JD Fellows of 2019-2020
Carolyn Griffith – Executive Fellow
Christine Walsh – Managing Fellow
Devin Haymond – Editorial Fellow
Gerardo Alvarez Sottil
JD & Graduate Fellows of 2018/19
Alex Rosselli – Executive Fellow
Cody Vaughn – Editorial Fellow
Samantha Lalisan – Managing Fellow
Katie Cutshaw – Managing Fellow
Gerardo Alvarez Sottil
JD & Graduate Fellows of 2017/18
Alexander Thibodeau – Executive Affiliate
Allie Hendrickson – Managing Affiliate
Anasuya Shekhar – Editorial Affiliate
Lisa La Fornara
JD & Graduate Affiliates of 2016/17
Samantha von Ende – Executive Affiliate
James Ruley – Editorial Affiliate
Ashley Lenderman – Managing Affiliate
Lisa La Fornara
JD & Graduate Affiliates of 2015/16
Brittany Shelmon – Executive Affiliate
Alexander Avtgis – Editorial Affiliate
Rafael Macia – Managing Affiliate
Sam von Ende
JD & Graduate Affiliates of 2014/15
Brady Harman – Senior Managing Affiliate
James O’Hollearn – Managing Affiliate
Amy Patton – Managing Affiliate
Iskender (Alex) Bayrak
Jordan Gamble Downham
Priscilla G. Osei-Bonsu
JD & Graduate Affiliates of 2013/14
Brady Harman – Managing Affiliate
Mahja Zeon – Managing Affiliate
Rammy G. Barbari
Priscilla G. Osei-Bonsu
JD & Graduate Affiliates of 2012/13
Tara Paul – Managing Affiliate
Rammy G. Barbari
JD & Graduate Affiliates of 2011/12
Angelus Kocoshis – Managing Affiliate
Erica Oppenheimer – Managing Affiliate
Ezequiel J. Romero
JD & Graduate Affiliates of 2010/11
Mia So – Managing Affiliate
Aaron Aft – Managing Affiliate
Alison L. McCormick
JD & Graduate Affiliates of 2009/10
Christina M. Clark – Managing Affiliate
Peter Giordano – Managing Affiliate
Mia T. So
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