Board Members

 


Pamela Burneski- Editor in Chief

Pamela Burneski is a third year law student originally from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. She is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Business and Securities Law.

Pamela earned her undergraduate degree at Indiana University - Bloomington in 2013 with double majors in Accounting and Finance from the Kelley School of Business. During her undergraduate career, Pamela was a decorated student-athlete on the Indiana University Varsity Women’s Golf Team. She represented Indiana University at over 25 tournaments - highlighted by 4 team wins, and was a consistent Academic All-Big Ten honoree. After completing her double majors, Pamela continued her education on full scholarship at Indiana Univeristy and earned a Master of Science in Accounting from the Kelley School of Business. At law school, Pamela has achieved Dean's List status and been designated with Jurisprudence Achievement Awards.

Pamela has gained international experience while working as a legal intern at Clyde and Co. LLP in England, and a business intern at Ilta Grain in Canada. Additionally, she was selected as one of eight student-athletes to join the NCAA All-Star Golf Team and promote female leadership in Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong. In the United States, Pamela has gained substantial legal experience while working at the Office of the Lansing City Attorney, The Harkness Law Firm, Michigan Office of Attorney General - Corporate Oversight Division, Prima Civitas, and Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau. Pamela’s legal interests include corporate and commercial law. When Pamela has free time, she enjoys golfing, cooking, traveling, and socializing.

To learn more about Pamela, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-burneski-0bb34640.


Louis Ronayne- Executive Editor

Louis is a third-year law student with plans to become a litigator upon admission to the Michigan bar. He served as an assistant editor of publication during his first year on the Journal, and is this year’s Executive Editor. He is also a member of MSU Law’s Trial Practice Institute. Louis completed his undergraduate studies at Adrian College, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration.

Along with pursuing his academic interests at Adrian, Louis played between the pipes four years on the Men’s hockey team, notching three league championships and two playoff championships, along with four national tournament appearances. During his tenure at Adrian, Louis earned both the Charlie Hustle Award and the Most Improved Player Award.

Louis’ interest in business and securities law was nurtured during his summer experiences as an intern for the General Counsel at Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures in Downtown Detroit. During his time as an intern, Louis channeled his desire to work in the corporate world into his legal scholarship, and developed an even deeper love for the city of Detroit and its steel-toed comeback in the making. After graduation, he is particularly interested in general business and commercial litigation, corporate law, real estate, and municipal law. 

Along with his professional interests, Louis values quality time with his friends and family, sports, music, and fitness.

To learn more about Louis, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/pub/louis-ronayne/a6/10/949.


Hilary Barnard - Managing Editor of Publication

A 3L at MSU Law, Hilary is currently a Managing Editor of Publication for the Journal of Business and Securities Law and the designated brief writer for the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition. She has earned her civil and domestic relations mediation certificates as a clinician in the Conflict Resolution Clinic. Hilary has also served as a Teaching Assistant for Advocacy, Conflict Resolution Clinic, and the Moot Court Competition class. Holding her Bachelors of Music Education from Central Michigan University and Master of Music from MSU, Hilary works for the State of Michigan Department of Treasury Hearings Division, the Holt High School Band Department, and MSU Residential Education and Housing Services. 


Jeremy Belanger- Managing Editor of Publication

Jeremy is a third-year student from Belleville, Michigan. He attended Eastern Michigan University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Public Law and Government with a minor in Biology.

 

Prior to his undergraduate education, Jeremy served as an infantryman in the U.S. Army, as an Automatic Rifleman and a Team Leader, and had been deployed for one year to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. Before law school, Jeremy spent three years working as a private investigator investigating insurance claims. During his 1L summer, he was an intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan, where he assisted federal prosecutors. During his second summer, he worked as a Law Clerk at the University of Michigan Health System Office of the General Counsel. It has been a great experience as he has been able to perform to do work with a large business and has learned much about the legal issues faced by a large business.

 

Jeremy is currently serving as the Managing Editor of Publications. He is also the SBA Vice-President of the Student Bar Association. Following law school, Jeremy hopes to work for a law firm specializing in business and corporate law. His hobbies include reading, going to the movies, working out, and traveling.

To learn more about Jeremy, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeremy-belanger/a1/a10/bb3.


Amanda O’Boyle- Managing Editor of Articles

Amanda is a third year law student from Illinois, and, currently serves as the Managing Editor of Articles for the Journal of Business and Securities Law. Additionally, Amanda is a Trustee Scholarship recipient and has achieved Dean’s List status each semester.

 

She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Prior to law school, Amanda worked for 4 1/2 years as a paralegal for a solo-practitioner specializing in workers compensation.

 

Amanda’s legal interest is in municipal law. In pursuit of this interest, she completed an externship for the City Attorney’s Office for the city of Warren, Michigan during 1L year. During 2L year, she completed an internship at Giarmarco, Mullins, & Horton in Troy, Michigan, where she focused on municipal law and public school defense work.

 

Amanda also has a sub-interest in healthcare law and interned in the corporate compliance department for McLaren Health System during her 1L year.

 

Outside of school Amanda enjoys gardening, cooking, and exploring different areas of Michigan.

 

To learn more about Amanda, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/pub/amanda-o-boyle/2b/14176a


Alexandra Stafford- Assistant Editor of Publications

 

 

Alexandra Stafford is a second year law student at MSU College of Law. She is an Assistant Editor of Publication for the Journal of Business and Securities Law.

 

Alexandra earned her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in 2014 with a degree in Political Science: Pre-Law with an additional degree in Economics. As an undergraduate student, Alexandra had the opportunity to travel to Regents University in London England where she studied Law and Economics. After graduation, she worked as a manager of a local restaurant until she was accepted, with scholarship, to MSU College of Law.

 

Alexandra gained experience and fell in love with business law at the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs-Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau. She also gained legal work experience as a legal intern at Elder Law of Michigan. Alexandra's legal interests include corporate, commercial, and estate planning law. Additionally, she enjoys going to her cabin up north, spending time with family and friends, golfing, boating, skiing, and snowmobiling. Most recently, she is enjoying running and is a participant in the Detroit half-marathon this October.

 

To learn more about Alexandra, please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandramariestafford.


Kathryn Bristor- Assistant Editor of Publications

 

 

Prior to law school, Kathryn graduated summa cum laude at Spring Arbor University where she studied criminal justice and psychology. In addition to this, she studied psychology at the University of Oxford and had the opportunity to travel to a large variety of countries. This past summer Kathryn served as a judicial clerk for Judge Aquilina where she became well acquainted with the workings of the court system. 

 

Kathryn is also a student researcher for the Talsky Center for Human Rights for Women and Children where she assists an attorney at the ICTY. She is a member of both PSI CHI (the National Honor Society in Psychology) and Alpha Kappa Delta (the National Society in Sociology).

 

Kathryn currently serves as an Assistant Editor or Publications for the Journal of Business and Securities Law and is an active member in the Women's Law Caucus and the Christian Legal Society. In addition, she is also a certified civil mediator in the State of Michigan.

 

Kathryn is currently a second year law student and has a desire to pursue a career in international law with the hopes of working in Washington D.C. where she can use her law degree to make a global impact.

 


Alexandra Racette- Assistant Editor of Publications

 

 

Alexandra Racette is a second year law student at MSU College of Law and an Assistant Editor of Publication for the Journal of Business and Securities Law. 

 

Alexandra earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a degree in History: Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies. After graduation, Alexandra moved to Chile to work with the United Nations Development Programme and the Chilean Ministry of Education in implementing better English programs in the Chilean public schools. Alexandra lived and worked in South America until she was accepted, with scholarship, to MSU College of Law. 

 

During her time at MSU College of Law, Alexandra attended the Intellectual Property Law Institute in Croatia where she learned about and fell in love with International IP law. During her 1L year, Alexandra worked as a legal assistant for the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Currently, Alexandra works in the Environmental, Natural Resources, and Agriculture division of the Michigan Department of Attorney General.

 

In her free time, Alexandra enjoys running, triathlons, and photography. To learn more about Alexandra, visit www.linkedin.com/in/alexandraaforte.

 


Lorryn Young- Managing Editor of Business

 

 

Lorryn is a second year law student at MSU College of Law. She is the Managing Editor of Business for the Journal of Business and Securities Law.

 

Lorryn earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology from Illinois State University in 2011. After graduation, she taught fourth grade for three years in Alsip, Illinois until she was accepted, with scholarship, to MSU College of Law.

 

Lorryn spent her summer working at the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection as a legal extern. She focused on researching the legislative history of federal and state intellectual property statutes as they relate to the counterfeiting of consumer goods and packaging and secondary liability of trademark law violations.

 

At the law college, Lorryn is also the Information Officer for the Black Law Students Association and a Student Clinician at the First Amendment Law Clinic. Following graduation, she plans to practice intellectual property law with a focus on the entertainment and media industries and criminal law.

 

For fun, Lorryn enjoys attending concerts, traveling, painting, and dancing.

 

To learn more about Lorryn, please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorryn-young.

 


Raghav Agnihotri- Symposium Liasion

Raghav Agnihotri is a 2L at MSU pursuing a dual JD with the University of Ottawa. He hopes to use his strong technical background in finance and both Canadian and American legal systems to pursue a career in the areas of tax consultation, risk management and regulatory compliance.