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September 2017 - December 2017

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. 


September 2017 - December 2017



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

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

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






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, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2018
Editor-in-Chief of the Counterterrorism Review, 2016-Present





Executive Articles Editor




Articles Selection Editor

Gisele Bigras

B.A., University of Michigan, 2011
J.D., WMU Cooley Law School, 2014
LL.M. in Homeland & National Security Law, WMU Cooley Law School, 2017







Senior Articles Editor

Nneka Nnubia, J.D.

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







Research Editor
Jonathan Russell


United States Marine Corps, 2005-2010
B.A., University of Michigan, 2013
J.D., cum laude, WMU Cooley Law School, 2017
LL.M. in Homeland & National Security Law, 
WMU Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2017





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

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.







Shamara Boines, J.D.

A.A., Criminal Justice, Georgia Perimeter College, 2007
B.A., Political Science, Georgia State University, 2009
Grad. Cert., Forensic Science, Marygrove College, 2010
Grad Cert., Spanish Translation, Marygrove College, 2011
M.A., Criminal Justice, University of Detroit Mercy, 2014
J.D., Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2017
L.L.M. in Homeland & National Security Law,                                                                   Western Michigan Thomas Cooley Law School, 
                                                    Candidate, 2018
                                                    Law Clerk with The Department of Homeland                                                                   Security’s Immigration Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.),                                                     2016-Present 

Denise Cartolano

B.A. in Political Science, Brooklyn College, 2008
A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology, LaGuardia College, 2011 
J.D., magna cum laude, Barry University School of Law, 2016
L.L.M. in Homeland & National Security Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Candidate, 2018
Judicial Law Clerk with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, 2016 Department of Justice Attorney General's Honors Program


Cynthia Pritchett

B.A. in Political Science, Central College, 2003
B.S., Cum Laude in Paralegal Studies, Kaplan University, 2008
Juris Doctor Candidate, W.M.U. Cooley Law School, 2018











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