Law Review Announces 2018-19 Board Members

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Esmat Hanano (J.D. ’19), left, will serve as executive editor of the 2018-19 Law Review Board and Matthew Haan (J.D. ’19) will serve as its editor-in-chief.

Georgia State University Law Review has announced its 2018-19 board members. Matthew Haan (J.D. ’19) will serve as editor-in-chief, and Esmat Hanano (J.D. ’19) as executive editor.

“I am both honored and excited to be the incoming editor-in-chief,” Haan said. “We have a great incoming board, and I am excited to work with them to develop our goals for next year. The current board has done a great job, and it would be remiss not to thank them for their efforts, care and guidance.”

Hanao also said he was excited and humbled to have been invited to join the Board. “I am thankful for all the support I have had in getting to this point,” he said.

He is looking forward to working on the Law Review’s 35th volume. “I hope we can continue building off of the progress that the current Board has made,” he said.

The remainder of the incoming board is as follows:

  • Managing Editor: Monica Laredo Ruiz (J.D. ’19)
  • Business Editor: Caleb Swiney (J.D. ’19)
  • Student Writing Editor: Caitlin Correa (J.D. ’19)
  • Articles Editors: Abigail Howd (J.D. ’19) and Lauren Newman (J.D. ’19)
  • Research Editors: Taylor Armstrong (J.D. ’19) and Chris Freeman (J.D. ’19)
  • Legislation Editors: Abby Stout (J.D. ’19) and Dowdy White (J.D. ’19)
  • Symposium Editors: Brandon Kopp (J.D. ’19) and Erin Winn (J.D. ’19)

“The 2018-19 executive board is full of intelligent, hardworking students uniquely suited for their respective positions,” said Jessica Williams-Vickery (J.D. ’18), current editor-in-chief. “Their talent and dedication are sure to result in a landmark year for the Law Review, and I can’t wait to witness all they will accomplish together. As they transition into their roles, the outgoing board will be their biggest cheerleaders.”

The 2017-18 board has implemented new editing procedures and worked to improve the sense of community within the organization. Board members also worked to expand the Law Review’s online presence. This year will end on a high note with the 2018 symposium “From the Crime Scene to the Courtroom: The Future of Forensic Science Reform,” on Friday, April 6.

“A nationally renowned Law Review has the impact of increased recognition power for Georgia State,” Haan said, “which, I hope, benefits both Law Review members and non-Law Review members when it comes to opportunities while in law school and after graduation.”

The 2018-19 board will begin the transition process to take the reins in the summer.

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