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Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Editorial Staff

Editor in Chief

Ariana R. Azar-Farr currently is a 3L at the University of Idaho College of Law. She received her Bachelors of Arts in French Literature from the University of Utah. She has worked with various university research and development programs in the past, and she is a passionate supporter of the arts. She looks forward to enhancing and enriching her community through voluntarism, charity, and advocacy.

Chief Managing Editor

Abigail Quinn was born in Texas but grew up in the small town of Sandpoint, Idaho. She graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Political Science in 2017. She currently is working towards her J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law and is expected to graduate in May 2020. When she graduates she seeks to work as a public defender and eventually open up her own practice. Abigail’s dream job is to become a judge after practicing criminal and family law.

Senior Managing Editor

Paola Aguilar grew up in Payette, Idaho. She started her undergraduate career at Washington State University and graduated from the University of Idaho in 2017 with a major in Political Science. She is a student at the Boise campus and hopes to pursue a career in criminal law in the Treasure Valley after graduation. She spends her free time watching sports, taking fitness classes, and hanging out with friends and family.

Chief Articles Editor

Amanda Brusic, a current third-year student, was born in Seattle and raised in Yakima, WA. She began the pursuit of her undergraduate career at Walla Walla Community College and then transferred to Montana State University-Billings where she earned her BS in Criminal Justice. While at both schools, she was part of the women’s soccer team. After college she worked for the Yakima County Prosecutor’s Office before deciding to take the plunge into law school. She plans on pursuing criminal law, specifically prosecution, after graduating from the University of Idaho College of Law in 2020.

Senior Articles Editor and Executive Editor

Audrey Engan is currently a 2L at the University of Idaho College of Law and is expected to graduate in December 2020. She earned her BA in Psychology with a Minor in Dance from the University of Montana, Missoula. In 2013, she returned home to the Palouse, and began working as a Program Coordinator for the University of Idaho’s Executive Education department. In her free time, Audrey enjoys reading, dancing, and hiking.

Senior Article Editors

I was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. I graduated from Reno High School in 2012 and moved to Boise to attend Boise State University. I graduated in December 2015 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing.

Shortly after, I joined a real estate team doing transaction and client coordination for about a year. I then moved back to Nevada to work at the Nevada Legislature with a team of lobbyists representing a variety of clients. I started law school at the University of Idaho in Boise the fall after. This past summer I worked as an extern for the Third Judicial District Court in Canyon County. I am entering my 2L year and I look forward to exploring everything the University of Idaho College of Law has to offer.

Senior Bluebook Editor

Aspen Compton-Hoyte is a Boise native. Prior to attending the University of Idaho College of Law, Aspen received a B.S. in Political Science from Boise State University and worked on election campaigns and in state government. More recently, Aspen worked for the Garden City Attorney's Office during this last summer and is spending the fall semester working for Judge Ronald E. Bush, Chief Magistrate for the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. In her free time, Aspen enjoys cooking, dogs, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends. 

Symposium Editor and Treasurer

Casey Parsons (“they/them”) was born in Idaho Falls and graduated from the University of Idaho in 2017 with a degree in Philosophy. Casey has worked primarily with the Legal Aid Clinic at the College of Law to provide legal services to individuals who otherwise couldn’t afford them in the areas of Family Law and Immigration Law. They hope to practice in the areas of criminal defense and immigration law following graduation. Their primary interests besides studying include critical theory, reading fiction, and finding new music”

Web Editor

Jose Rojas is an Idaho native who grew up in South Eastern Idaho. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a major in History and minors in Native American Studies and Technical Writing. Throughout law school Jose has volunteered his time with Intermountain Fair Housing Council and over this past summer Jose worked with the Coeur d’ Alene Tribe with their Estate Planning and Probate program. His hobbies include enjoying the outdoors and having a good time with friends.

Managing Editors

Michael DeLeon Guerrero was born and raised on the pacific island of Saipan, capital of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). At the age of 18, he moved to Idaho in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree from Boise State University and in 2011 he graduated from BSU with a BA in Criminal Justice. Michael then spent six years with Ada County Juvenile Court as a probation officer until he decided to follow his life-long dream of being a lawyer. Michael still has ties to the CNMI and over the summer of his first year he interned with the firm Torres Brothers LLC., which has offices in Saipan and Guam. In the summer of his second year, Michael was an intern with the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office: Civil Department. He and his wife of six years, Angela, welcomed their first child in March 2018 and it is his family that motivates him on his journey to achieving his dream of practicing law.

Audrey Faunce was born in New Mexico but was raised in Moscow, Idaho. She graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Sociology in 2017. During her studies, Audrey worked with an organization that provided legal and economic resources to migrant farmworker and undocumented community members. Audrey is currently attending University of Idaho College of Law and hopes to work as an immigration attorney after graduation. Last summer she worked at the ACLU of Montana. She is currently the co-president of the Women’s Law Caucus in Moscow and the treasurer of the Native American Law Student Association. Her interests include photography, rock climbing, and community organizing.

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Nicole received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. After several years of small business ownership and entrepreneurial endeavors, Nicole decided to pursue her J.D. Nicole is currently working as an in-house legal intern at a local health care company. She plans to graduate in May of 2020. In addition to her professional endeavors, Nicole has a passion for music and is a vocalist with Opera Idaho. She also enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking, biking, and rafting with her family and friends.

Jazz Patzer is currently a second-year law student at the University of Idaho. She was born and raised in Walla Walla, WA. After graduating high school in 2012, she attended Washington State University and received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a second degree in Political Science. In her spare time she loves to watch college football, play soccer, and go to concerts.

Char Scheibe is a Moscow native. She studied performance art at the University of Idaho and after graduation, went off to live and work in Ireland and Germany for the next four years. After the travel bug was gone, she worked in the technology industry as a director of software products at a local Moscow company for 6 years. Now, she is taking a stab at the legal industry hoping to pursue a career in Criminal, Elder, and/or Intellectual Property Law somewhere in the Northwest. When she is not studying or working she is hanging out with the coolest human, her 4-year-old son, Clint.

I grew up in California and moved to Idaho when I was 15. I graduated from Idaho State University with a degree in Social Studies and an emphasis on Teaching. After teaching for a year, I decided to attend law school.

I enjoy playing tennis, snowboarding, and other outdoor activities. I am a huge USC fan and enjoy watching college football in general.

I am thinking of becoming either a contract or real estate lawyer but trying to keep all of my options open.

Associate Editors

Katie Fortuna grew up in Eugene, Oregon. She started her undergraduate career at the University of Oregon and graduated from Southern Oregon University in 2016. She is currently a 2L at the Boise campus and hopes to pursue a career in criminal law after graduation. Katie's preferred season is football season, and her favorite activities include cooking, hiking with her dog, and spending time with friends.

My name is Meghan Haas and I am currently a 2L at the Moscow campus. I graduated from Washington State University in 2017 with a B.A. in Finance. My 1L summer I worked in the title industry at a local company, Moscow Title. After graduation, I look forward to a career in Corporate Law. 

Dixon Hammer grew up in Western Washington despite having been born in Moscow, Idaho. Prior to attending the University of Idaho College of Law, Dixon worked as a lead mechanical engineer at a tech company in Seattle that focused on electric vehicle development. He is attending law school now with the goal of developing a career in intellectual property.

Jordyn was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and hopes to practice law in the Pacific Northwest. In 2017, she graduated from Eastern Washington University with a B.A. in Political Science with a pre-law focus. She is currently in her second year at University of Idaho College of Law.

Maraya Hanson was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. As a third generation Vandal, she graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Environmental Science in May 2018. She is currently attending the University of Idaho College of Law and is expected to graduate in May 2021. In her spare time, Maraya enjoys watching mystery based television shows, baking, and spending time with her family. In the future, she hopes to become a university professor like her current mentors at the University of Idaho

Sam Heinrich was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. Growing up utilizing the beautiful public lands of Idaho and seeing his father’s work for Peregrine Fund ingrained in Sam an appreciation for the beauty of nature and the importance of biodiversity. After studying at the University of Utah and completing an internship with the Boise-based law firm Advocates for the West, Sam decided to return home to pursue a career in public interest environmental law.

Jackie Maurer was born and raised near Seattle, Washington. In 2016, she graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s in accounting and a minor in Spanish. She is currently in her 2L year at the University of Idaho while simultaneously pursuing a Master of Accountancy degree, with a specific interest in tax. In her free time, Jackie enjoys playing classical piano, video games, and tennis.

I was born and raised in Southern Oregon (Klamath Falls, Oregon) and attended undergrad at Oregon Tech where I majored in both Communication and Applied Psychology. After law school, I plan on practicing in the criminal law field as a prosecutor and also plan on potentially pursuing a career as a judge later down the road. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, attending concerts, and spending time with family, friends, and my dogs of course.

I am a 2L, have a 7-year-old son, and was born and raised in Idaho. I am enjoying my time as a law student and look forward to being an Associate Editor on the Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal this year.

I’m Danielle, and I’m a 2L. I graduated from Dartmouth College in 2007 with a degree in History. While there, I was a rabble-rouser on behalf of women and progressive causes, which I’m trying to continue here at University of Idaho through the Women’s Law Caucus and the American Constitution Society. My current hope—subject to change—is to pursue land use law after school, but I am also interested in public policy and government law. In my spare time, I love running my dogs in the Boise Foothills, playing sports, and cooking with my wife.

My name is Christopher Weir, and I am a second-year law student interested in civil litigation. Over this last summer, I held an externship position as a judicial clerk under the Honorable Cynthia Meyer in Kootenai County. In my spare time, I enjoy long walks on the beach, petting dogs, and reading snarky briefs.

Margarita Varaksa grew up in Odessa, Ukraine. She graduated from the University of Washington with a major in Law and Policy. She is a student at the Boise campus and hopes to pursue her legal career in the Treasure Valley. Her hobbies include enjoying the outdoors and having a good time with her family. 

Contact

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321