About Us

Thomas M. Cooley Law School
300 S. Capitol 
Lansing, Michigan 48901
517-371-5140


The HNSLR is extremely proud of our editorial staff that facilitates the continued success of our law review. As you can see below, our staff’s experiences and qualifications are numerous and varied, which gives the law review great perspective and a wide range of expertise to utilize. The HNSLR prides itself on maintaining a strong, well qualified, and diverse editorial staff. 


January 2019 - Present



Director & Faculty Advisor
Brigadier General (ret.) Michael C. H. McDaniel, J.D.

Co-Founder

B.A., St. Bonaventure University, 1979
J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1982
MSS, Army War College, 2005
M.A.S.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2007






Faculty Advisor

Captain Samantha Sliney, J.D., LL.M.

B.A., magna cum laude, Methodist University, 2010
J.D., cum laude, North Carolina Central University School of Law, 2013
LL.M. in Homeland & National Security Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2016
United States Air Force JAG Corps, 2013 - Present






Editorial Board:

Editor-in-Chief

Aaron E. Cook, J.D.

B.S., summa cum laude, Western Michigan University, 2011
J.D., cum laude, WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2015
LL.M. in Taxation, WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School,  2017
United States Army, 2002-2007






Managing Editor
Suzanne R. Cichon BSc (Hons), MBSM, MBA, J.D.

BSc(hons) Quantity Surveying, Glasgow Caledonian University, 2011
M.B.A., University of Central Florida, 2012
M.B.S.M., University of Central Florida, 2013
J.D., cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2018
LL.M. in Homeland & National Security Law , WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2019



Publications Editor
George V. Motakis, J.D., LL.M.

B.A., New York University, 2001
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2009
LL.M in Homeland & National Security Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2013
LL.M. in Criminal Law & Procedure, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2018








Executive Articles Editor




Articles Selection Editor



Senior Articles Editor




Research Editor

Yingzhe Yang

B.Comm. University of Alberta, 2012
J.D. WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2020







Library Liaisons
Alissa Marie Raasch-Schmidt, J.D., M.L.I.S.

A.S., Delta College, 1998
B.S., Michigan State University, 2001
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2011
M.L.I.S., Wayne State University, 2012










































Associate Editors


Geofrey C. Bilabaye

B.S., Magna Cum Laude, Central Methodist University, Fayette, Missouri
J.D., Western Michigan University Thomas M Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan.













Aisha E. Henry

B.A., State University of New York Buffalo State, 2014
J.D., Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2020














Ashley Chalut

B.S., University of Michigan-Flint, 2016
J.D., WMU-Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2020