Executive Board 2015-2016
Andrea Kozak and Kate Walsh – Co-Presidents
Andrea Kozak, originally from Oregon, graduated from Scripps College in 2012 with a dual major in Gender and Women's Studies and German Studies. Before law school, Andrea worked as a paralegal for Disability Rights Advocates, a nonprofit law firm in Berkeley, California. In addition to her role on the CLWA board, Andrea is an Articles Editor for the Journal of Gender and Law, participated in the U-Visa Project, and was a Beyond the Bars Fellow. In her free time, Andrea enjoys running, wine tasting, and exploring New York City's many delicious vegan restaurants.
Originally from New York, Kate Walsh graduated from Georgetown University in 2012 with a B.A. in Government and minors in History and Theology. Prior to attending law school, Kate worked as an Analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co. This past summer, she interned in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York. In addition to her role in CLWA, Kate is involved in the Journal of Law and Social Problems, the Courtroom Advocates Project, and is a Writing Center Fellow. In her free time, she enjoys running, traveling, and cooking Italian food.
Abby Cooper - Treasurer
Abby Cooper graduated from Smith College in 2011 with a B.A. in History. Prior to attending law school, Abby worked as a paralegal at a small firm in New York City and as a volunteer with the ACLU of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. This past summer Abby interned for the Honorable Ronnie Abrams in the Southern District of New York. In addition to CLWA, she is a board member of OutLaws and a coach for the Environmental Law Moot Court Team. Abby is also a staff member of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, Netflix, and hilariously bad books about witches.
Hilary Greenwald – Professional Development Chair
Hilary Greenwald graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science. Outside of CLWA, she also serves as a staff member of the Columbia Business Law Review and as the Mentorship Chair of the Columbia Business Law Association.During her 1L summer, Hilary was an intern for the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission in New York. Prior to enrolling at Columbia Law School, Hilary worked as a compliance analyst at Goldman Sachs. Outside of school, Hilary enjoys exploring New York City, visiting art museums, and trying new restaurants with friends.
Allison Liou – Alumnae Chair
Alison Liou grew up in the greater Boston area and graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in biology and a minor in chemistry. Outside of CLWA, she is a member of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, a member of the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic, President of SLST, Treasurer of NELSA, and a Peer Mentor. During her 1L summer, Alison was a summer associate and diversity fellow at Fish & Richardson. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, iced tea, and POP pilates.
Ashley Lhérisson – Membership Chair
Originally from Upstate, New York, Ashley Lhérisson graduated from Columbia College in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a white collar crime legal assistant at Skadden, Arps and a general litigation paralegal at Wachtell, Lipton. As a 1L, Ashley participated in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court, and was a 1L Rep for CLWA and the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). In addition to her role in CLWA, Ashley serves as a 2L Student Senator and as the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Director for the Northeast Region. Ashley is also on Columbia's Journal of Transnational Law and works with the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic. In her free time, Ashley enjoys brunching with friends, SoulCycle, and playing with her two kittens, Phil & Lil.
Clara Kim - Fundraising Chair
From Pittsburgh by way of Michigan, Clara Kim graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Public Policy and African American Studies. Prior to attending law school, she served as a Public Ally (AmeriCorps) improving afterschool program quality in the Pittsburgh region. This past summer, Clara interned at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania. In addition to CLWA, she is on the board of APALSA and Christian Legal Society and is a staffer on the Columbia Business Law Review. She is also involved with the Murder Mystery Society. Outside of school, Clara enjoys cooking, reading, anything to do with coffee, and exploring New York.
Joanne Liu and Lanna Lan - Myra Bradwell Chairs
Joanne Liu is from Maryland and graduated from University of Maryland, College Park in 2014. Aside from CLWA, she is a board member of the Domestic Violence Project, American Civil Liberties Union, Competitive Table Sports Society, and Maximus Gravitas. She is also on the Journal of Gender and Law. This past summer, she worked for the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. In her free time, she likes to scrounge around for free food/drinks/stuff from Columbia, watch Netflix and HBO, and bother her friends.
Lanna Lan graduated from McGill University in 2014 with a degree in Microbiology and Immunology. She spent her past summer in Tokyo, Japan conducting human rights research at Human Rights Now, an NGO. In addition to her involvement in CLWA, Lanna is an active member of the Society for Law, Science and Technology, and the Gastronomy Society. She also serves as the Copyright and Online Editor for the Journal of Gender and Law. Outside of school, Lanna enjoys playing volleyball, exploring New York's culinary scene and re-watching Top Gear.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Antonia Hyman graduated from Princeton University in 2013 with a B.A. in International and Public Affairs. Prior to attending law school she worked as an analyst at Morgan Stanley. In addition to her role in CLWA, Antonia is involved in the Suspension Representation Project, the AIPLA Moot Court, the Black Law Students Association and the Law & Entrepreneurship Society. In her free time, Antonia enjoys traveling, wine tasting and cooking.
Originally from Seattle, Laura Baron graduated from Barnard College in 2013 with a BA in political science and human rights. Prior to law school, she worked for two years as a litigation paralegal at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. In addition to her role in CLWA, Laura is on the board of the Criminal Justice Action Network and member of the nonprofit running organization Back on My Feet. In her free time, Laura enjoys swimming, concerts, coffee, and playing with dogs.
Born and raised in Miami Beach, FL, Sabrina Singer moved to New York City to attend Barnard College, Columbia University. She graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in History and minors in Spanish & Latin American Cultures and Political Science. At Columbia Law, in addition to her role in the CLWA, Sabrina is a member of the Latino/a Law Students Association’s Immigration Law Moot Court Team and the Columbia Business Law Association. When outside the library, Sabrina enjoys listening to NPR, playing along with Jeopardy, and practicing Pilates.
Sunny Kim grew up in sunny Los Angeles, California and moved up to the Bay Area to attend UC Berkeley. She graduated with B.A. in Asian American Studies and B.S. in Business Administration. Prior to law school, she worked as a corporate fraud investigations associate at Deloitte in San Francisco and as a compliance senior analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York. Outside of CLWA, Sunny is involved in APALSA and Columbia Business Law Association. She enjoys park runs, outdoor food markets and speakeasies.