Executive Board 2022-2023
Originally from the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sarah graduated cum laude from Northwestern University with majors in Political Science and Journalism. Sarah worked as a paralegal for the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division prior to law school, where she helped investigate the potential harms of civil merger agreements. At Columbia, Sarah serves as CLWA’s Public Interest/Sector Co-Chair and is involved with First Generation Professionals, the Student Public Interest Network, and the Restorative Justice Collective. She also coaches the Columbia University Mock Trial team. Sarah spent her 1L summer interning with the Federal Public Defenders for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Sandy Ra was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Metuchen, New Jersey. She graduated from Princeton University in 2019 where she studied Comparative Literature with Spanish and Arabic Languages and Humanistic Studies. Before law school, Sandy was a litigation paralegal at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in the New York office. At Columbia, she serves as the Vice President for CLWA, Private Sector Co-Chair for Empowering Women of Color (EWOC), Social Chair for the Society for Korean Legal Studies (SKLS), and Admitted Students Ambassador. Sandy spent her 1L summer as a judicial intern for Justice Andrea Masley of the New York Supreme Court Commercial Division.
Margaret Jewett is originally from Richmond, Virginia. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia in 2019 with a degree in Global Studies and French. At Columbia, Margaret serves as the Co-President of CLWA, the Professional Development Chair of the Columbia Society of International Law, and as an editor for the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. She is also involved with the Domestic Violence Project’s Courtroom Advocates Program. Margaret spent her 1L summer interning at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
Please reach out to Margaret and Erin to inquire about opportunities to sponsor or support CLWA.
Lara is a 2L and serves as CLWA's Inclusion and Empowerment Chair. She grew up in India and moved to the US for her undergrad at the University of Notre Dame, where she studied Neuroscience and Behavior. At Columbia, she is the Social Chair for the South Asian Law Students Association as well as the Society of Law, Science, and Technology. Lara worked as a summer associate at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP during her 1L summer. Outside of school, she enjoys picnics in Central Park, karaoke, and playing board games.
Originally from Tampa, Florida, Julia Lewis graduated from UC Berkeley in 2019 where she majored in Economics. Prior to law school, Julia worked as a paralegal for an immigration law firm in Washington, DC. At Columbia, serves as Membership & Alumni Chair for CLWA, Treasurer for the Student Public Interest Network (SPIN), and Chair for the Domestic Violence Project's Courtroom Advocate Project. Julia spent her 1L summer as an intern for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida, Civil Law Division.
Jennifer Kim is a 2L originally from Plainsboro, New Jersey. She graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in 2017 with a BA in Statistical Science and Government, and spent four years working in capital markets before attending law school. At Columbia, Jennifer is also the treasurer for the Domestic Violence Project and a teaching assistant for Civil Procedure. Jennifer spent her 1L summer at Mobilization for Justice, serving on the Foreclosure Prevention Project to assist New Yorkers facing foreclosure.
Originally from Smithfield, Rhode Island, Gianna is a 2L and CLWA's Private Sector Chair. Gianna graduated from Brown University in 2018 with a degree in economics and political science. During college, Gianna spent two summers at Goldman Sachs and worked for three years after college as a financial analyst in Private Wealth Management in NYC. Outside of her finance experience, Gianna also has significant experience in advocating for women's issues. She served as a research assistant during college, focusing on the intersection of federalism and gender inequality. She additionally has worked for several non-profits focused on gender rights and lobbied in the Rhode Island state legislature for stronger economic and social protections.
During her first year, Gianna served as the 1L Private Sector Rep for CLWA and a staff editor for the Journal of Gender and Law. She also serves as a mentor as part of Barnard College's pre-law society. She spent her 1L summer working at Paul, Weiss in NYC.
Evelyn McCorkle is a Barnard '18 grad, and now back at Columbia as a 2L law student. At Barnard she served on the Executive Board of the Barnard Student Government Association as the VP of Finance, and now at Columbia she serves as the Treasurer for CLWA. Evelyn also serves as the Judicial Chair for both OutLaws and for SPIN.
Before starting law school, Evelyn spent three years working for the City of New York investigating corruption and misconduct in city government. Her cases involved elected officials, the Board of Elections, and nonprofits that receive city funding. For her 1L summer, Evelyn returned to government work and public service, interning for the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Erin is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown's School of Foreign Service where she majored in Regional and Comparative Studies and minored in Russian. After college, she spent a year working as a paralegal in an antitrust practice group in Washington, D.C. At Columbia, Erin also works as a staffer on the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law and is involved with First Generation Professionals and the Business Law Association. She spent her 1L summer as a summer associate at Holwell Shuster & Goldberg.
Please reach out to Erin and Margaret to inquire about opportunities to sponsor or support CLWA.
Amy is a 2L and serves as CLWA's Fundraising Chair. She graduated summa cum laude from University of Pennsylvania. At Columbia, She is the Co-President for SKLS and VP of Special Events for APALSA. She spent her 1L summer working as a summer associate at McKool Smith. Apart from school, Amy enjoys doing arts and crafts, playing board games, and rewatching Modern Family.
Originally from Boston, MA, Allyson graduated summa cum laude from UCLA in 2021 with a B.A. in Global Studies and B.A. in Arabic and Islamic Studies. At Columbia, Allyson is involved in the Jessup International Moot Court, and is the Speaker Committee co-chair for the Columbia Society of International Law. She is also the Vice President of the DC Law Society. Allyson spent her 1L Summer as an intern for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of New York.
Allison is a 2L and originally from Wyckoff, New Jersey. She graduated from Cornell University in 2019 with a major in Government and minors in Information Science and Communication. Prior to law school, Allison worked as a compliance consultant, conducting anti-money laundering investigations for Guidehouse. At Columbia, she is a production editor for the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law and serves as an undergraduate mentor with the Athena Pre-Law Society at Barnard College. Allison spent her 1L summer as a litigation intern at the New York City Department of Social Services.
Ainslie (Annelouise) Martin is originally from the suburbs outside of Chicago. She graduated from Colgate University in 2019 where she majored in Psychology and Spanish. Prior to law school, Ainslie worked as a corporate paralegal specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions for two years. At Columbia, she is the Social Chair of CLWA, a coach for the Society of Immigrant and Refugee Rights Moot Court and a 2L Representative for the Midwest Society. During her 1L summer, Ainslie interned at the Juvenile Rights Practice of the Legal Aid Society in New York City.
Abigail comes to Columbia from the Chicagoland area, where she graduated from Northwestern University with honors in English before working at a labor and employment firm for two years. During her 1L year, Abigail was a staffer on the Columbia Journal of Race and Law and a member of the Suspension Representation Project's No Cops in Schools team. After 1L, she returned to Chicago to work at Lawndale Christian Legal Center, which provides free holistic criminal defense services to juvenile and emerging adult clients on Chicago's west side. This fall she'll be externing with the Center for Appellate Litigation. In her free time, Abigail enjoys reality dating shows and trying to keep her cat off her laptop keyboard.