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May 2018 - August 2018

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. 


May 2018 - August 2018



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
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, 2017








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
Editor-in-Chief of the Counterterrorism Review, 2016-Present





Executive Articles Editor




Articles Selection Editor



Senior Articles Editor

Antonette Jefferson


B.A., magna cum laude, Hampton University, 2004
M.A., Trinity Washington University, 2006
MSW, Howard University, 2009
J.D., The George Washington University, 2014
LL.M. in Intellectual Property, WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2020



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



























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

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.B.A., University of Iowa, 2005
Homeland & National Security Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 2013-2016


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
Homeland & National Security Law Review, Executive Articles Editor, 2013-2016







Associate Editors



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