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Founded in 1969 as a non-traditional legal publication presenting the results of legally-focused public interest projects, today the GGU Law Review is a general interest legal journal. Read more ...

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Kyndal Currie

editor-in-chief

Kyndal Currie

editor-in-chief

Kyndal Currie is a third-year student and the Editor-in-Chief of the Golden Gate University Law Review. Prior to matriculating into the Golden Gate University School of Law, Ms. Currie attended the University of Pittsburgh, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a concentration in the pre-medical sciences. Between her undergraduate and law school careers, Ms. Currie worked as a daycare instructor to various classes of two-year-old, three-year-old, and school-aged children - all of whom she will forever fondly remember. Ms. Currie’s Comment was selected for publication in Volume 50, Issue 2 of the GGU Law Review’s 2019-2020 editions. In her spare time, Ms. Currie enjoys visiting museums and spending time with C.C., her beloved calico cat.

Leticia Chavez

managing editor

Leticia Chavez

managing editor

Leticia Chavez is a third-year law student and the Managing Editor of the Golden Gate University Law Review. She also serves as Academic Outreach Chair for GGU’s La Raza Law Students Association and Vice-President of Programing for GGU’s Labor and Employment Law Association. Ms. Chavez received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. Prior to law school, Ms. Chavez was a labor union organizer advocating for workers’ rights. Ms. Chavez’s Comment was selected for publication in Issue 2 of the GGU Law Review’s 2020 Edition. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and exploring the Bay Area’s gastronomic scene.

Alyssa Chavers

Executive Online & Outside Articles Editor

Alyssa Chavers

Executive Online & Outside Articles Editor

Alyssa Chavers is a third-year student and the Executive Online and Outside Articles Editor. Her interest areas are in trademark and corporate law, and she hopes to pursue a career in the alcoholic beverage industry after law school. Outside of law school, Alyssa enjoys wine tasting, cooking, and spending time with her husband and Golden Retriever, Gunner.

Kai Shintani

Executive Research Editor

Kai Shintani

Executive Research Editor

Ms. Shintani is a 3L at Golden Gate University School of Law. She was born and raised in San Francisco. Prior to law school she earned a fine arts degree from University of California Los Angeles. Ms. Shintani has a demonstrated interest in public interest law. In addition to serving as a Research Editor of Golden Gate University Law Review, Ms. Shintani is also the Labor & Employment Law Association’s Vice President of Finance. When not studying, she likes to walk around her city taking photos and playing with her dog.

Allyson M. McCain

Executive Research Editor

Allyson M. McCain

Executive Research Editor

Allyson is a third year evening student, and Executive Research Editor of the GGU Law Review. She also serves as the Evening Vice President for GGU’s Student Bar Association. Originally from Sacramento, California, Allyson received her B.A. in Government from California State University, Sacramento, with a minor in Criminal Justice. She currently works as a Legal Support Supervisor at the California Attorney General’s Office in San Francisco. Allyson’s Case Note was selected for publication in Issue 1 of the GGU Law Review’s 2020 Edition. In her very little spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her Chihuahua, Bentley.

Bacilio Mendez II

executive website editor

Bacilio Mendez II

executive website editor

Bacilio Mendez II is a fourth year Honors JD/MBA student at the GGU School of Law/Edward S. Ageno School of Business and the former Director of Information and Compliance for Benjamin Madison Wealth Advisors. In 2013, Bacilio was named the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Legal Worker of the Year and was an NLG 2012 W. Haywood Burns Memorial Fellow for Social & Economic Justice (focusing on data visualization of public information). Prior to law school, Bacilio earned a Master of Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute where he served the Kings County Supreme Court, of the New York State Unified Court System, as the 2010 Nathan R. Sobel Law Library Fellow and was inducted into Beta Phi Mu (the International Library & Information Studies Honor Society). Bacilio also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Dance from Oberlin College and is a member of both the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Actors' Equity Association.

It's Bacilio's task to keep the GGU Law Review site running smoothly, so if you encounter an issue, feel free to contact him directly.

Kate Christensen

Associate Editor

Kate Christensen

Associate Editor

Kate Christensen is a third-year Associate Editor. After graduating magna cum laude with her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Utah, Kate moved to the Bay Area to study privacy law at Golden Gate University School of Law. Kate competes in moot court competitions and she, along with her teammates, received the awards for Best Brief and Second Place Overall at the International Trademark Association Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. Outside of law school, Kate enjoys exercising, knitting, and reading for pleasure.

Jessica Robles

Associate Editor

Jessica Robles

Associate Editor

Jessica Robles is a third-year student in the top 5% of her class. Ms. Robles received her B.A. in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry from California State University, San Bernardino. Macromolecules, a scientific journal, published her undergraduate research in physical chemistry. Currently, Ms. Robles works for the California Franchise Tax Board's Tax Appeals Assistance Program, representing clients in state tax appeal cases. Ms. Robles enjoys yoga, dancing, traveling, and reading biographies.

Staff Writers

GGU Law Review's Lifeblood

Staff Writers

GGU Law Review's Lifeblood

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Our Authors

represent both a diversity of scholars and scholarship

John L. Burris is the San Francisco Bay Area’s most prominent civil rights attorney. He lives and practices in Oakland. Burris has practiced law for more than 40 years and is primarily known for his work in the areas of Civil Rights with an emphasis on police misconduct excessive force cases raising federal questions under § 1983. He is married to Cheryl Burris, Professor of Law at North Carolina Central University School of Law.

John L. BurrisLaw Offices of John L. Burris

Before joining the American Constitution Society (ACS), Fredrickson served as the Director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office and as General Counsel and Legal Director of NARAL Pro-Choice America. In addition, she served as the Chief of Staff to Senator Maria Cantwell, of Washington, and Deputy Chief of Staff to then-Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle, of South Dakota. She also served as Special Assistant to President Clinton for Legislative Affairs.

Caroline FredricksonPresident Emerita, ACS

Kevin Lee is a multidimensional legal scholar and teacher with advanced degrees in Christian ethics, religious studies, and philosophy and religion. He is concerned with questions about how religious experience has contributed to understandings of law and politics, and the role of religiousness in shaping the future. As a Christian ethicist, he focuses on the personalist moral philosophy of John Paul II (written under his birth name, Karol Wojtyla).

Kevin P. LeeProfessor of Law, Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

Drucilla Stender Ramey is Dean Emeritus of Golden Gate University School of Law. She has served as Executive Director and General Counsel of the Bar Association of San Francisco, Executive Director of the National Association of Women Judges, Chair of the ACLU of Northern California, Chair of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, and Co-Founder of both the California Minority Counsel Program and California Women Lawyers.

Drucilla Stender RameyDean Emeritus, Golden Gate University School of Law

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