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September 2014 - May 2015 Members

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


September 2014 - May 2015



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.

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, Candidate, 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.

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, Candidate, 2014







Articles Selection Editor

Kate Eaves, J.D.

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, Candidate, 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 and 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.

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, Candidate, 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 Advisor
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








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






Elijah D.S. Buxo, J.D.

B.A., Michigan State University, 2009
J.D., Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 2013
LL.M. in Homeland & National Security Laws, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2015





Christina Calandro, J.D.

Dual B.A., University of Missouri, 2010
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2013
LL.M. in Homeland & National Security Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2015








Kate Mortensen, J.D.

B.A., Michigan State University, 2011
J.D.,Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2014









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.






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






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