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VOLUME XIX | 2017 – 2018

Editor-In-Chief: 

SmithAndrew Caleb Smith, J.D./MBA Candidate 2018, is the Editor-In-Chief of Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. Andrew grew up in Provo, Utah and is the proud father of four daughters. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University, majoring in International Relations. He also holds a Master of Education degree from Southern Methodist University. He is the president of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. He is interested in education law and alternative dispute resolution.

Executive Managing Editor:

GonzalezMaira Lizett Gonzalez-Sanchez, J.D. Candidate 2018, is the Executive Managing Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. She was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. In 2012, she graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University majoring in Political Science and minoring in Sociology. She is the American Bar Association 13th Circuit Lt. Governor of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program and a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honor society. Her legal interests include civil litigation, income tax, family, and criminal law.

Executive Articles Editor:

Coufal

Abbey B. Coufal, J.D. Candidate 2018, is the Executive Articles Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. She was born and raised in Vernon, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts from West Texas A&M University in 2014, majoring in Mass Communication with an emphasis on Advertising/Public Relations and Broadcast Journalism. Her primary legal interests include water, environmental, and oil & gas law.

Executive of Organizational Development:

Joeckel

Matt Joeckel, J.D. Candidate 2018, is the Executive of Organizational Development for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. He was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Liberal Arts from Texas Christian University. He is primarily interested in civil litigation.

Executive Business Manager:

EllisJoseph S. (“Joe”) Ellis, J.D. Candidate 2018, is the Executive Business Manager for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. He was born in San Angelo and raised in Brownwood, Texas. Joe received his Bachelors of Science from the United States Air Force Academy (2008) where he graduated on the Dean’s List. He earned his Masters of Arts with an Emphasis in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma (2013). He served as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force for over seven years and served multiple tours overseas and combat deployments.  He is primarily interested in criminal litigation, military law, and administrative law.

Comment Editors

Kline

Sarah Kline, J.D. Candidate 2018, is a Comment Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. Sarah is from Paradise, Texas, and graduated from Bridgeport High School in 2011. She then went on to Texas Christian University, where she double majored in English and Political Science and graduated cum laude in 2014. She is interested in intellectual property and energy law.

WinkleAllie Winkle, J.D. Candidate 2018, is a Comment Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. She grew up in Coppell, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where she majored in Sport Management. Allie currently serves as the Vice President of the Organization of Women Law Students and a Longhorn Bar Association member. Her primary legal interest is civil litigation.

Articles Editors

Callahn

Brandon Callahan, J.D. Candidate 2018, is an Articles Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. He grew up in Sandy, Utah and received A Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Brigham Young University-Idaho. After graduating from college, he worked at a brokerage until deciding to go to law school. Brandon is interested in estate planning, as well as, civil litigation, and hopes to practice both.

GuerreroTaylor Guerrero, J.D. Candidate 2018, is an Articles Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Administrative Law Journal. She was raised in White Deer, Texas, but the coaching life took her to many different towns: Seymour, Breckenridge, and Van Vleck, and Austin. She received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Government from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. She is involved in Hispanic Law Student Association and Longhorn Bar Association, as well as a member of Phi Delta Phi, a legal honor society. Her legal interests include human rights, specifically human trafficking, and becoming a federal prosecutor.

MorenoJanet Moreno, J.D. Candidate 2018, is an Articles Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. She was born in Midland, Texas. In May 2015, Janet graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University majoring in Journalism and Political Science. Janet is on the Pro Bono Board of Directors and a member of the Hispanic Law Student Association. She has a strong interest in criminal law and hopes to become a prosecutor. 

Perez

Mario G. Perez, Jr., J.D. Candidate 2018, is an Articles Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. Although he was born in Laredo, Texas, he was raised in both Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. He graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University double majoring in History and Political Science. His legal interests include municipal law, administrative law, civil litigation, and immigration law.

ValenciaCamilo Valencia, J.D. Candidate 2018, is an Articles Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. Although he was born in Medellin, Colombia. He spent his formative years in Garland, Texas. In May 2015, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Austin College, majoring in Economics and Political Science. He is interested in civil litigation.

 

Staff Editors

Kiley Aycock, J.D. Candidate 2019, is a Staff Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. She grew up in Lubbock, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where she majored in International Relations and Global Studies. She is primarily interested in civil litigation.

 Kasey Chester, J.D. Candidate 2019, is a Staff Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. She grew up in Midland, Texas, and attended Texas Christian University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science in 2016. Kasey currently serves as the Fundraising Chair for the Criminal Law Association, is a member of the National Mock Trial Team, and is involved in many other organizations on campus. She has a strong interest in civil litigation, international law, as well as business and commercial law.

 Matthew Frost, J.D. Candidate 2019, is a staff editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. He grew up in Boerne, Texas and received his Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Professional Writing from the University of Texas San Antonio in 2015. He is a dual degree student in the Juris Doctor/ Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning program. His legal interests include estate planning, retirement law, and civil litigation. He hopes to practice in one of these areas, hopefully combining his legal interests with his interest in personal financial planning.

 Miguel Hernandez, J.D. Candidate 2019, is a Staff Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. He is a native of Lubbock, Texas, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University. He is currently employed at the Office of Research Commercialization at Texas Tech University as an Intellectual Property Analyst, where he completes patentability assessments of research done at the university. He is interested in intellectual property law, energy law, and products liability.

David M. Hutchens, J.D. Candidate for 2019, is a Staff Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. He was born in Plano and raised in Lubbock, Texas. David received his Bachelors of Arts from Texas Tech University (2011). His primary legal interests include water, oil & gas, and civil litigation.

Mason Leal, J.D. Candidate 2019, is a Staff Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. He is from Austin, Texas, but traveled to Dallas for college. In December 2014, Mason received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Dallas majoring in Supply Chain Management. His legal interests include immigration, criminal, and tort law.

Weston Mumme, J.D. Candidate 2019, is a Staff Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. He was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Weston received his Bachelor of Arts and Science in History from Texas Tech University in 2014. He is primarily interested in criminal defense.

Taylor Nichols, J.D. Candidate 2019, is a Staff Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. She grew up in Petersburg, a very small town northeast of Lubbock. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas Tech University in 2014. Taylor currently serves as the Torts Tutor for Professor Cochran, Vice President of the Christian Legal Society, and is a member of the Organization of Women Law Students. Her primary legal interest is civil litigation.

Elliott O’Day, J.D. Candidate 2019, is a Staff Editor for Volume 18 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. Although he was born in Dallas, TX, his hometown is Fort Worth, TX. He graduated cum laude from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Film & Digital Media. His primary areas of interest are administrative law, alternative dispute resolution, estate planning, and family law.

María Oviedo, J.D. Candidate 2019, is a Staff Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. María was born in San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico, and moved to Granbury, Texas at the age of seven. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. Maria is the current president of the Immigration Law Association, and her primary interest is immigration law.

Andrew Travis Smith, J.D. Candidate 2019, is a Staff Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. He is from San Antonio, Texas and received his Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors from Texas Tech University in 2016, majoring in Honors Arts and Letters with minors in Legal Studies and Philosophy. He is primarily interested in estate planning, administrative law, and civil litigation.

Holton Westbrook, J.D. Candidate 2019, is a Comment Editor for Volume 19 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. Holton was born and raised in Stephenville, Texas, the Cowboy Capital of the World. He attended Texas Tech University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics, graduating Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors. Holton’s legal interests include agriculture, energy, business, and water law.