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May 2015 - March 2016 Members

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


May 2015 - March 2016



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 Co-Advisors
Tammy Brown Asher, J.D.

A.S., University of Vermont, 1981
B.A., University of Vermont, 1983
J.D., magna cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1983







Jamie Baker, J.D., M.L.I.S.

B.S., Central Michigan University, 2005
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2010
M.L.I.S., Wayne State Univeristy, 2011
Adjunct Professor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School









Editorial Board:

Editor-in-Chief

Paul Powers, J.D., LL.M.

B.A., University of Iowa, 2005
J.D., magna cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2013
LL.M. in Homeland & National Security Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2015
Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Senior Editor
Associate at Betty, Neuman & McMahon, P.L.C.






Managing & 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, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2015






Executive Articles Editor

James Springer, J.D., LL.M.

B.A., Oakland University, 2008
J.D., cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2012
LL.M. in Homeland & National Security Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2014







Articles Selection Editor

Kate Eaves, J.D., LL.M.

B.A., State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, 2004
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2013
LL.M. in Homeland & National Security Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2015





Senior Articles Editor
Peter Mommer, J.D.

B.A., cum laude, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2006
M.A., The University of Queensland-Australia, 2009
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2013
LL.M. in Homeland & National Security Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2015
On the Department of State Federal Register for Diplomatic Appointment, awaiting appointment as a Foreign Service Officer. 



Research Editor
Melissa Winkler, J.D., LL.M.

B.A., Oakland University, 2009
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2013
LL.M. in Homeland & National Security Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2014
Associate at Fakhoury Law Group, PLC







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




























Executive Advisors
Frank M. Spano, J.D.

Co-Founder

A.A. in Criminal Justice, Valley Forge Military College, 2001
B.S. in Occupational Education, Wayland Baptist University, 2007
Citation in Strategic Management, Harvard University, 2010
J.D., cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2013
Ph.D., Northcentral University, Candidate
U.S. Air Force, 2002-2008



Senior Advisors













Heidi K. Page, J.D., LL.M.

B.I.S., Murray State University, 2008
J.D., cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2011
LL.M. in Homeland & National Security Law, 2013
Homeland & National Security Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 2012-2013







Dan Shawl, J.D.

B.A., Eastern Michigan University, 2002
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2013
Homeland & National Security Law Review, Business Editor, 2012-2013
United States Navy, 1991-1995
Petty Officer Third Class, E-4







Associate Editors

Rebecca Baker, J.D., LL.M.

B.A., Cornerstone University, 2008
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2012
L.L.M., Homeland & National Security, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2015







Amin Benhan

B.S., Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 2005
J.D., WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2017
Canadian Armed Forces (ret.): 1999-2011







Kristina Bilowus, J.D.

B.A., Madonna University, 2008
J.D., cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2013
LL.M. in Criminal Law & Advocacy, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2015





Aaron Cook

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, Candidate, 2017
United States Army, 2002-2007



Captain Jennifer Bylsma, J.D.

B.A., Hope College, 2009
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2014
LL.M. in Homeland & National Security Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2015
United States Army, Military Intelligence and Civil Affairs





Brandon Hunsaker

B.S., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, 2008
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2015
LL.M in Homeland & National Security Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate 2017
Illinois Army National Guard





Tracie Lemon

B.A., University of Michigan Flint, 2010
M.P.A., University of Michigan Flint 2012
J.D., WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, January 2017





Elizabeth Meinkwic, J.D.

B.A. Spanish, Michigan State University, 2010
B.A. Political Science Pre-Law with concentration in Muslim Studies, Michigan State University, 2010
J.D. Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2013
LL.M. in Homeland & National Security Law, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2016



Stephanie Nezam, J.D.

B.A. Anthropology University of Missouri 2006
M .A. Political Science, University Missouri 2009
J.D. Saint Louis University School of Law 2013
LL.M. in Homeland & National Security Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School 2016





Nneka Nnubia, J.D.
B.S., University of Guelph, 1989
M.S., McMaster University, 1993
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2013
LL.M. in Homeland & National Security Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2016








John Pickens

A.A.S., Community College of the Air Force, 2008
B.A., American Military University, 2010
J.D., WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2016
United States Air Force, Security Forces Staff Sergeant, E-5 (2002-2008)






Ian Rothe

B.S., cum laude, Northern Michigan University, 2010
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2016









Debra Berg-Simon

B.A., Ohio State University, 2002
M.S., Capella University, 2006
J.D., WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2017






Captain Samantha Sliney, J.D.

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, Candidate, 2016
United States Air Force JAG Corps, 2013 - Present.





Terry White, J.D.

B.A., cum laude, Wayne State University, 1987 
J.D., Detroit College of Law, 1992 
M.P.A., Oakland University, 2014 
L.L.M. in Homeland & National Security,  WMU Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2017






Inna Volkova

B.A., Lugansk Pedagogical University (Ukraine), 2000
Ph.D. in English Literature, Michigan State University, 2012
J.D., WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2018




Lieutenant Jordan Wilson

A.S., Cochise College
B.S., summa cum laude, Liberty University, 2012
J.D., Western Michigan Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2015
Associate Editor, Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, 2014-2015
United States Army Reserve, 2012 - Present




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