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Board of Editors

Northern Illinois University Law Review

Member, National Conference of Law Reviews

2016 - 2017 Law Review Masthead


Zachary BockZachary Bock
Editor-in-Chief

Zachary received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Beloit College, as well as participated on the Beloit College football team prior to attending the College of Law. After his first year at the College of Law, he clerked for the Honorable Frederick J. Kapala in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. During his second year, he externed with the Huskies Athletic Compliance Office at Northern Illinois University where he was responsible for writing student-athlete waivers to the NCAA and updating the University’s agent policies and forms. Subsequent to his second year, he was a summer associate at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Chicago, IL.

Zachary currently serves as the editor-in-chief for Volume 37 of the Northern Illinois University Law Review. In addition, his article: Student-Athletes as Employees: Unmasking Athletic Scholarships, was published in Volume 36, Issue 3 of the Northern Illinois University Law Review.

After graduation, Zachary intends to practice in civil litigation.


Scott HallScott Hall
Managing Editor

Scott obtained his baccalaureate in Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at the NIU College of Law, he has been a member of a team that advanced to the regional level of the annual ABA National Client Counseling Competition and served as associate justice of the Moot Court Society.

He hopes to practice in the areas of commercial litigation, civil litigation, bankruptcy and estate planning.


Kelsey StangebyeKelsey Stangebye
Research Editor

Kelsey Stangebye received her bachelor’s degree in political science from University of South Carolina. As a law student, Kelsey has worked as a student attorney in the NIU Foreclosure Mediation Clinic, where she has represented Kane County homeowners during the mediation portion of their foreclosure case.

Her article Cowboys Gone Rogue: The Bureau of Land Management’s Mismanagement of Wild Horses in Light of its Removal Procedures of ‘Excess’ Wild Horses will be published in Volume 37, Issue 2 of the Northern Illinois University Law Review.


Rachel KrmenecRachel Krmenec
Symposium Editor

Rachel obtained her baccalaureate from Northern Illinois University, with a major in Political Science and double minors in Philosophy and History. During her time at the College of Law, she has served as the clerk in Phi Alpha Delta’s Dooley Chapter.

Her article, Battle for Baby: Proposed Legislation for Custody Battles over Frozen Pre-Embryos, was published in the Asia Pacific Health Law & Ethics Journal in 2016. In her free time, Rachel enjoys reading, crafting and antiquing. After graduation, Rachel will be joining a personal injury law firm in Naperville as an associate attorney.


Clanitra Stewart NejdlKelly McKay
Lead Articles Editor

Kelly received her baccalaureate in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Iowa State University. Since attending the College of Law she has served as a law clerk for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and as an NIU SBA class representative.

Additionally, her article Educating a Jury on Eyewitness Testimony: Using Jury Instructions is a Better Approach Than Expert Testimony, was published in Volume 37, Issue 1 of the Northern Illinois University Law Review.

After law school, Kelly intends to work in criminal prosecution.


Ryan LeeRyan Lee
Lead Articles Editor

Ryan graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with honors and bachelor’s degrees in both English and psychology. Since beginning law school, he has interned for the Honorable Sharon Johnson Coleman in the United States District Court (Northern District of Illinois), was a 711-licensed intern in the domestic violence division at the DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office and was certified to work as a 711-licensed intern at a home foreclosure mediation clinic by the Resolutions Systems Institute Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.

Ryan has also served as president of the College of Law’s Gay Straight Alliance, and has worked as a graduate teaching assistant and graduate research assistant in Northern Illinois University’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality. To complete his graduate certificate in Women’s Studies and the Law, he is currently working on a research project under the supervision of Dr. Kristen Myers, studying how sociocultural gender dynamics manifest in craft breweries and impact the overarching craft beer industry.

Ryan's comment, Prohibition’s Hangover: How Antiquated Illinois Beer-Law is Abused by Big Beer to the Substantial Detriment of Craft Breweries, was recently published in Volume 37, Issue 1 of the Northern Illinois University Law Review. After graduating, Ryan hopes to practice law (criminal or other) in DeKalb County until he is able to secure a law position in the craft brewing industry.


James ZanayedJames Zanayed
Lead Articles Editor

James obtained his baccalaureate degree from Northern Illinois University, majoring in Political Science and minoring in English. While at the College of law he has served as the student member of the NIU Board of Trustees and as the chief justice of the NIU Student Association Supreme Court. James currently clerks for the NIU General Counsel's Office and Esp Kreuzer Cores LLP.


Christine BeaderstadtChristine Beaderstadt
Notes and Comments Editor

Christine obtained her baccalaureate from Lawrence University, double majoring in English and History. While at the College of Law, she has participated in the Jessup International Law Moot Court competition for two years.

Her article What's Really at Steak: How Conflicts of Interest Within the FDA and USDA Fail to Protect Consumers, was published in Volume 36, Issue 3 of the Northern Illinois University Law Review.


Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
Notes and Comments Editor

Brian received his Bachelor of Science in History from Lake Superior State University. Since attending Northern Illinois University College of Law he has engaged in a variety of capacities, including:

  • DeKalb Public Defender’s Office intern, June 2015 to current;
  • Kane County Public Defender’s Office intern, January 2017 to current;
  • Concik & Associates law clerk, May 2016 to current;
  • Mirabile Law Offices law clerk, May 2016 to current;
  • Nieman Law Group law clerk, January 2017 to current;
  • O’Brien Law clerk, December 2015 to January 2016; and
  • Administer Justice intern, May 2015 to July 2015.

His article Respite for Tantalus: Illinois’ Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act in (In)Action, was published in Volume 8, Issue 1 of Northern Illinois University’s Law Review Online Journal.

Upon graduating from the College of Law, Brian will seek employment in criminal defense.


Austin MooreAustin Moore
Notes and Comments Editor

Austin obtained his Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville in Political Science with a minor in History. At the Northern Illinois College of Law, he is president of The Federalist Society and has served two years on the Student Bar Association.

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