Charleston Law Review elects executive board for 2020-2021 school year

APRIL 28, 2020 — Charleston Law Review, an independent student-run organization, has announced its executive board for 2020-2021. Lindsay Nishan was elected by members of the Charleston Law Review to serve as editor-in-chief and appointed the remaining board members based upon an application and interview process. Appointees include Michael Secrist, associate editor-in-chief; Katie Tanner, managing editor; Rachel Stewart, senior articles editor; Hudson Worthy, senior research editor; Hannah Smith, student works editor; Jessica Carroll, symposium editor; and Jimarielle Bowie, marketing editor.

“To serve on the Charleston Law Review executive board is to serve our Charleston School of Law community in a unique and challenging fashion,” said Nishan. “While the board works to accomplish our primary objective of publishing thoughtful and inspired articles and notes, the board also endeavors to reflect as leaders of the Charleston School of Law community through our dedication to community service and engagement, career development, and academic discussion.”

The Law Review publishes four issues per year and accepts articles, essays, and reviews on legal topics from all legal professionals. The journal’s primary objective is to foster the knowledge and insight of students, practitioners, scholars, and the judiciary. Members edit articles, write notes, and actively participate in all aspects of the publication process.

About the Charleston Law Review Executive Board

Lindsay Nishan, Editor-in-Chief

Lindsay Nishan is the editor-in-chief of the Charleston Law Review, Volume 15. Her article, South Carolinas Pretrial Detention Legislative Loophole for Violent Offenders, will be published in Volume 14s student works issue. Lindsay also serves as a fellow for the legal research and writing program, a member of Charleston School of Laws Honor Council, and as a 2019-2020 MUSC Presidential Scholar. Last summer, Nishan clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina in Charleston.

Michael Secrist, Associate Editor-in-Chief

Michael Secrist is the associate editor-in-chief of the Charleston Law Review and plans on writing his law review note on contract law and non-compete agreements. Michael also serves as the associate justice for business affairs on the Moot Court Board and is finishing his one year internship with Stark Law Firm, an Employment Law firm, this May. Prior to law school, Secrist spent six years as a recruiter and staffing specialist in the defense and government contracting industry. Secrist also played Division 1 college rugby and Division 1 & 3 men’s rugby for 10 years prior to law school.

Katie Tanner, Managing Editor

Katie Tanner is the managing editor of the Charleston Law Review. She is currently narrowing down her topic for her article but plans to write on something related to either Constitutional law or sports law. Katie also serves as the Charleston School of Law Student Bar Association President, as a Research Assistant to Professor Smith-Butler, and as an Extern at the McLeod Law Group.

Rachel Stewart, Senior Articles Editor

Rachel Stewart is the senior articles editor for Charleston Law Review. She also serves on the law school’s Moot Court Board as the Sergeant at Arms and is a member of Honor Council. Last semester, she had the opportunity to extern with the Honorable Richard M. Gergel, United States District Court. Additionally, her recent article written on Title IX intricacies has been chosen for publication in Charleston Law Reviews Student Works Edition.

Hudson Worthy, Senior Research Editor

Hudson Worthy is the senior research editor of the Charleston Law Review. He began Charleston School of Law in January 2019 as one of the three spring admits on the Charleston Law Review. He also is a member of the Presidential Honors Program and expects to graduate in 2021. Worthy plans on completing his law review paper at the end of 2020 that discusses the emergence of telehealth in our healthcare world and the liabilities that surround this type of medical practice.

Hannah Smith, Student Works Editor

Hannah Smith is the student works editor of the Charleston Law Review. She recently wrote her law review article on statutory and contractual ambiguity and the avenues taken by the judicial branch to combat ambiguity. Smith also serves as the associate justice of external competition for Charleston School of Laws Moot Court Board where she competed in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition.

Jessica Carroll, Symposium Editor

Jessica Carroll is the symposium editor for the Charleston Law Review. Carroll spent two semesters working as a research assistant for Professor Janssen and is currently working on opioid litigation as a law clerk for Motley Rice. She intends to write on a topic related to her interest in mass torts. 

Jimarielle Bowie, Marketing Editor

Jimarielle (Mari) Bowie is the marketing editor for Charleston Law Review and will serve as the 2020-21 Student Bar Association vice president. She is from Oakland, California, and is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Arabic. Bowie plans to write about how Supreme Court jurisprudence has failed to protect people based on socioeconomic status in regards to the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. Bowie plans to practice as a criminal defense attorney and venture off into politics to serve the public and fight for marginalized communities. 

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