Executive Board

Ki Lee O’Brien, Editor-in-Chief
The editor-in-chief is responsible for overseeing the entire operation of the Review, including supervising all executive board members in their duties. The EIC works as a liaison with the administration and faculty, as well as with others in the legal community. The EIC is involved in the selection of members for the Review, as well as publication decisions regarding student authors. The EIC is the last line of defense in the editing process and must prepare each issue for publication.

Elizabeth West, Managing Editor
The managing editor works with the editor-in-chief and publisher in readying issues for publication. The managing editor implements and oversees copyright and licensing provisions of the Review’s bylaws; manages and maintains the Review’s library; serves as a liaison to alumni, coordinates the annual alumni reception; maintains subscriber and alumni databases; manages article reprints; and serves as contact with Lexis, Westlaw, and the Bureau of National Affairs.

Michael Carty, Production Editor
The production editor manages the editing process for the articles. The production editor handles correspondence with article authors and guides them through the editing process.

M. Taylor Janssen, Executive Note & Comment Editor
The executive note & comment editor supervises both the senior note & comment editors and the assistant editors throughout the note writing process. The executive note & comment editor also organizes the yearly write-on competition and with the editor-in-chief helps select which write-on participants will be invited to join the Review.

Allyson Putt, Executive Articles Editor
The executive articles editor reviews all incoming submission to the Wayne Law Review and selects articles for publication in the two regular editions, compiles and categorizes all published Michigan court cases, recruits authors to write on each area of law covered in the Annual Survey of Michigan Law, and oversees Survey article submissions.

William Broman, Symposium Editor
The symposium editor coordinates the Wayne Law Review’s Annual Symposium. The Annual Symposium provides a forum for students, scholars, professors and the public to discuss a timely legal issue. The upcoming Symposium will focus on criminal sentencing standards. Scholars from the academic and professional community will be invited to Wayne State University Law School to speak on current issues arising both national in scope and within the State of Michigan.

Jenna Hajhassan, Technology Editor
The technology editor ensures that the Review remains relevant in electronic format. As rapid technological innovation presents the world with new and faster modes of non-print communication, the technology editor is concerned with ensuring that the Review is readily available to the vast internet community. To achieve this goal, the technology editor will make articles available in PDF format, actively connect with the legal community using social media websites, and keep the Review website up to date with ongoing news and events happening at Wayne Law.

Diversity Editor
The diversity editor is responsible for ensuring that the Review remains committed to its mission of increasing the representation of diverse identities among our membership, leadership, and authorship. To achieve this goal, the diversity editor’s responsibilities include chairing the diversity committee, creating any personal and diversity statements for the write-on competition and grading the statements submitted, working with the executive articles editor and symposium editor to solicit scholarship by authors with diverse identities, reviewing all articles and notes to be published, and developing and maintaining relationships with diverse student organizations at Wayne Law and engaging in recruitment activities with these groups to increase representation among our members.

 Staff Members

Senior Note & Comment Editors

The senior note & comment editors are each assigned a small group of assistant editors. The senior note & comment editors provide feedback and assistance to their group throughout the note writing process.  Contact the voting member at:

Patrick Masterson‡
Jordan Ewald
Sydney Johnson
Kelsey Postema

Senior Articles Editors

The senior articles editors oversee the assistant editors and help guide them through the editing of the articles. Contact the voting member at:

Samuel Hess‡
Lauren Ayoub
Briana Combs
Falynn Koppy
Matthew Ryder

Assistant Editors

Assistant editors are first-year Law Review members. They are responsible for the bulk of the initial editing process. Additionally, in order to receive credit, each assistant editor must write a note of publishable quality on a timely legal topic of their choice, which is considered for publication in the Review.

Kassem Amine
Henry Ballout
Marie Carp
Mathew Enright
Parker Feldman
Erin Gianopoulos
Tess Haadsma
Abigail Hester
Charles Kadado
Thomas Andrew Keating
Tyler Langley
Katelyn Maddock
Elle Madsen
Aaron Miller
Sarah Schade
Alec Shapiro
Aleanna Siacon
Katherine Smigelski
Jacob Stropes
McKenna Thayer
Zachary Ulewicz
Brandon Wright

‡ Voting Member