Andrew Whitten, Editor-in-Chief

Hometown: Fyffe, Alabama

 Current Year: 3L

Undergraduate Institution: Lipscomb University, Major in English.

During his time at Belmont University College of Law, Andrew has worked with Collins & Hunter, PLLC–an employment law firm in the Nashville area– and with the Metro Nashville & Davidson County Department of Law and the Metro Nashville Office of Conservatorship Management. He also currently serves as the Vice President of Belmont Law’s chapter of the American Constitution Society.


Rachel Scoggins, Managing Editor

 Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee

Current Year: 3L 

Undergraduate Institution: University of Arkansas, double major in Criminology and Sociology, minor in Legal Studies 

During her time at Belmont College of Law, Rachel has served as a legal intern at Disability Rights TN and a law clerk at Collins & Hunter PLLC. She is currently a judicial intern for the 21st Judicial District of Tennessee.


Kylie Foor, Executive Transcripts Editor

Hometown: Enterprise, Alabama

 Current Year: 3L

Undergraduate Institution: Troy University; Major in Psychology, Minors in Legal Studies and American Politics

During undergrad, Kylie served as an intern at the Office of the District Attorney for the 12th Judicial Circuit in Enterprise, Alabama.

During her time at Belmont College of Law, Kylie has served as a legal intern at the Rutherford County District Attorney’s Office and at the Sumner County Department of Children’s Services. She also serves as a peer mentor for incoming 1L students and a LexisNexis Ambassador.


Tiffany Cantrell, Executive Notes Editor

Current Year: 3L

Undergraduate Institution: University of Tennessee, Knoxville

During her time at Belmont, Tiffany has interned with the Honorable Judge Charles Walker with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and is currently interning for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Barbara Holmes.

 


Krishna Patel, Executive Editor of Development and Technology

Hometown: Hoover, AL

Current Year: 3L

Undergraduate Institutions: Birmingham Southern College, Major in Chemistry and minor in Math

During her time at Belmont College of Law, Krishna has served as a legal intern for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC, and Nashville General Hospital. She is currently working at Buerger, Moseley & Carson and Tennessee Justice Center.


Devin Bradbury, Executive Online Content Editor

 Hometown: Sarasota, Florida

Current Year: 3L

Undergraduate Institutions: Belmont University, Major in English and Minor in Writing

During her time at Belmont College of Law, Devin has worked as a legal extern for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as a legal intern for the Department of Law of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville.


Gabby Cannone, Executive Events Manager

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Current Year: 3L

Undergraduate Institutions: Lipscomb University

During undergrad, Gabby successfully organized a clemency application for a woman at the Debrah K. Johnson Rehabilitation Center alongside a team of attorneys in Nashville. Prior to attending Belmont University College of Law, she worked at Bone McAllester Norton PLLC now Spencer Fane Bone McAllester.

During her time at Belmont College of Law, Gabby served as a law clerk for Bone McAllester Norton, an intern for the Nashville Defenders, an intern with Bass, Berry, and Sims’ pro bono department, an intern for the Honorable Barbara D. Holmes, and an intern with the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Court. Gabby serves on the executive board for the Belmont Criminal Law Journal as the Executive Events Manager.


Isaac Wilson, Senior Editor

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

 Current Year: 3L

 Undergraduate Institutions: The University of Memphis, Major in Communications, Minors in English and Legal Thought

Prior to attending Belmont College of Law, Isaac worked in various customer service and sales roles at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, AMG|Parade, and the Grand Ole Opry.

During his time at Belmont College of Law, Isaac has served as an intern at the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, and as a legal intern and assistant at Hagar & Phillips, PLLC.


Liz Ciabattone, Senior Editor

Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Current Year: 3L

Undergrad Institution: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, B.S. in Criminal Justice

During her time at Belmont College of Law, Liz has been an intern at the Rutherford County Public Defender’s office and is currently interning at the firm of Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers in Chattanooga. She is the captain of the Belmont College of Law’s Mock Trial team, a peer mentor for incoming 1L students, and has served on the Student Bar Association’s Finance committee.


Isaac Devine, Senior Editor

Hometown: Madisonville, Kentucky

Current Year: 3L

 Undergraduate: University of Montevallo, BS in History

At Belmont Law, Isaac spent time at Law Offices of Amanda J. Gentry providing trial preparatory work for numerous criminal defendants, and working to defend economic rights for individuals at the Beacon Center of TN. After graduation, Isaac intends to return to his adopted home of Alabama to continue the work for criminal justice reform. Additionally, Isaac is a member of the Federalist Society.


Jonathan Garner, Associate Editor

Hometown: Owensboro, Kentucky

Current Year: 2L

Undergraduate Institution: University of Kentucky – Double Major in Accounting and Finance graduating Summa Cum Laude.

During his time at Belmont University College of Law,  Jonathan has interned at the Public Defender’s Office in Montgomery County. Also, peer mentor for incoming 1L students. I plan on becoming a criminal defense attorney in the state of Florida.


Sara Shivamber, Associate Editor

Hometown: Huntington, New York

Current Year: 2L

Undergraduate Institution: Belmont University, Major Music Business

Prior to attending Belmont College of Law, Sara served as a legal assistant for Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis. During her time at law school, Sara worked as a summer intern at CMG Worldwide. She also serves as an ambassador for Belmont and a peer mentor.


James Santos, Associate Editor

Hometown: Hollis, New Hampshire

Current Year: 2L

Undergraduate Institution: University of South Carolina, Major in Political Science, Minor in Criminal Justice.

During his time at Belmont University College of Law, James has interned with the Fleming Law Firm and Mediation Center of Springfield, TN, Pomeroy Law of Brentwood, TN, and Byars Law of Cookeville, TN. Most of this experience was in the realm of Criminal Defense and Family Law. In addition to being a member of the Criminal Law Journal, James has also served as a Peer Mentor, and is currently working for the Law Office of Amanda J. Gentry as a Criminal Defense Intern.


Caitlin Kirk, Associate Editor

Hometown: Pennsboro, West Virginia

Current Year: 2L

Undergraduate Institutions: Marshall University, Majors in International Affairs and Political Science

After completing her undergraduate degree and prior to attending Belmont University College of Law, Caitlin worked as a legal intern at Windom Law Offices. During her time at Belmont, she has worked as a legal intern at Ryan C. Davis Law. Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Advocates Health Law Transactional Team, an executive board member for Belmont Legal Aid Society, and a peer mentor for incoming 1L students.


Dean Smith, Associate Editor

 Hometown: Holly Pond, Alabama

 Current Year: 2L

 Undergraduate Institutions: Auburn University, Major in Finance

 During his time at Belmont University College of Law, Dean has worked as a legal intern for NFP’s Sports & Entertainment division in Pittsburgh, PA.

 


Kennedy Krieg, Associate Editor

 Hometown: Moville, Iowa

 Current Year: 2L

 Undergraduate Institutions: University of Denver, Major in Psychology and Criminology.

 So far during Kennedy’s time at Belmont College of Law she has worked as a legal intern at Freeman and Fuson, and is a peer mentor for 1L students.


Morgan Brown, Associate Editor

 Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

 Current Year: 2L

 Undergraduate Institution: United States Military Academy at West Point, Major in Military History and Minor in Systems Engineering

 Upon graduation from USMA, Morgan received a commission as an Infantry Officer and completed 15 years active service in the US Army, including five deployments to various countries in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

 During his time at Belmont College of Law, Morgan has served as a Law Clerk for the Criminal Appeals Division of the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, as well as an intern for the Rutherford County District Attorney’s Office.

 Morgan is also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth with a master’s degree in Military Art and Science. He currently holds the rank of Major in the Alabama National Guard.


Carley Chatterley, Associate Editor

Hometown: Vandenberg Village, California

Current Year: 2L

Undergraduate Institutions: Sonoma State University, Major in Business Administration with a concentration in Management

During her undergraduate career, Carley participated in many extracurricular activities including Student Body President of Student Government, serving as a tour guide for the university, serving on the executive board of her sorority, and raising seeing eye dogs through Guide Dogs for the Blind.

During her time at Belmont College of Law, Carley has interned at Foxtrot Family Law in Huntsville, Alabama and Kious & Rodgers in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She is also a member of the Belmont Mock Trial team, serves as the external clinic coordinator for Belmont Legal Aid Society, a peer mentor, and ABA representative for Student Bar Association.


Rylie MacKinnon, Associate Editor

Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina

 Current Year: 2L

 Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Major in Public Relations with a Minor in Social and Economic Justice.

 During her time at Belmont College of Law, Rylie has served as the law clerk for Morgan & Akins and will continue to clerk there throughout her 2L year. She also serves the law school as a peer mentor for incoming 1L students.


Ally Nawrocki, Associate Editor

Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee

Current Year: 2L

Undergraduate Institutions: Rhodes College, Major in Environmental Science; Minors in Spanish and Political Science.

During her undergraduate career, Ally worked as a coordinator for the Rhodes Student Associate Program, sat on the Rhodes Student Government Committee for Environmental Sustainability, and participated in the Rhodes women’s acapella group. 

During her time at Belmont Law, Ally has served as a Summer Law Clerk for the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands.


Alayna Buescher, Associate Editor

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Current Year: 2L

Undergraduate Institutions: University of Cincinnati, Major in Psychology 

Prior to attending Belmont College of Law, Alayna worked for a number of years at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the residential psychiatric facility. During her time there, she headed the implementation of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy onto the units in an effort to modernize the hospital’s approach to mental health.

During her time at Belmont College of Law, Alayna has served as a legal intern for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services at the central office.


Claudia Coco, Associate Editor

Current Year: 2L

Undergraduate Institutions: University of Tennessee Knoxville, Major in Journalism and Electronic Media

During her undergraduate career, Claudia played Varsity Volleyball for the Lady Volunteers.  Claudia participated as a representative in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.  She consistently received SEC Academic Honor Roll, and also received SEC Community Service Award.

After college, Claudia was a television news reporter.  Her first job was in Macon, Georgia where she was a general assignment reporter.  She covered everything from hurricanes, crime, and human interest stories.  Claudia’s second job was in Chattanooga, where her reporting largely focused on crime and local government.

During her time at Belmont, Claudia served as an intern at the US Attorney’s Office in Chattanooga.  She is a member of the mock trial team.  She also serves as the Social Chair of the Federalist Society.