Matthew Hawley '22, President
Matt Hawley (he/him/his) is this year's OutLaws President. In between undergraduate and law school, Matt worked in healthcare policy, most recently working in New York's Medicaid program. He spent his 1L summer at Children's Rights, which advocates for abused children and kids in foster care systems. He is also Co-President of Columbia Health Law Association, a coach for Williams Moot Court, a Moot Court editor, and a staffer on the Journal for Gender and law.
Abie Green '22, Vice President of Public Policy
Abie (she/her/hers) is the VP of Public Policy for OutLaws. Abie is originally from southern VA and went to NYU for undergrad. Abie got an individualized degree in intersectionality, human rights, and the law with a minor in American Sign Language. Abie was an active member of OutLaws during 1L as well as being a fellow in the Public Interest/Public Service program. Abie spent this past summer interning at the International Rescue Committee and is looking forward to continuing work in public interest next summer.
Kathleen Tierney '22, Vice President of Social Programming
Kathleen (she/her/hers) is a 2L from Napa, California and serves as OutLaws’ VP of Social Programming. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2017 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Russian. She worked as an immigration paralegal before completing a Master’s degree in International Relations at the University of Melbourne in Australia. This year, she will be involved in the Whiskey & Spirits Club, DeVinimus, and the Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual.
Matthew Truedson '22, Treasurer
Matt Truedson (also known as Other Matt) is the current treasurer of the OutLaws board. He grew up and went to undergrad in Connecticut, and will never go back. This summer, he worked as an intern to the in-house counsel team at Chubb Insurance. He is also a Moot Court student editor, and on the Journal of Gender and Law.
Rachel Rein '22, Secretary
Rachel (ask for pronouns) is OutLaws' Secretary. Rachel grew up in Arlington, Texas, and has lived in Massachusetts and Illinois. She studied Plan II Honors and Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Before law school, Rachel worked as a nonprofit consultant and served on a human trafficking task force. Rachel spent her 1L summer at the Human Trafficking Legal Center and had an op-ed published in Human Trafficking Search. She hopes to practice litigation in Chicago after law school. At CLS, she was a team member for the Williams Moot Court. She is currently Production Editor for the Journal of Gender and Law, and Editor-in-Chief for the Morningside Monocle, and she will be an extern for the US Attorney's Office in New Jersey this fall. She loves to practice yoga, write poetry, and hike.
Siobhan Allen '22, Firm Relations Co-Chair
Siobhan (she/her/hers) is a 2L and one of the Firm Relations Co-Chairs. She is from Seal Beach, CA but has lived in New York for five years, where she graduated with a B.A. in Individualized Study and a minor in Spanish from NYU. This year she will be participating in the Immigrants' Rights CLinic and will be a staff editor on the Human Rights Law Review.
Nicholas Romanoff '22, Firm Relations Co-Chair
Nick (he/him/his) is a 2L at CLS and one of OutLaws' Co-Chairs for Firm Relations. Nick spent his 1L summer at Skadden Arps, where he'll return as a 2L and hopes to beign his career in one of the firm's specialized litigation groups.
Mary Gardner '22, Public Interest Co-Chair
Mary (she/her/hers) is OutLaws Public Interest Co-Chair and President of Student Senate. She is from Chattanooga, Tennessee and loves baking (and eating) Southern desserts, hence the baking photo.
Tanner Lockhead '22, Public Interest Co-Chair
Tanner (he/him/his) is a 2L from Durham, NC serving as OutLaws Public Interest Co-Chair. Before law school, Tanner served as an AmeriCorps member focusing on homelessness in NC. Before that, he worked in DC as a political consultant and in policy at the Brookings Institution. At CLS, Tanner is a staff editor on the Human Rights Law Review and A Jailhouse Lawyers' Manual, coach of the Williams Institute Moot Court, and Co-President of the Criminal Justice Action Network. He spent his 1L summer with the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department in the Special Litigation Section.
Gabrielle Kloppers '22, Admissions & Mentorship Chair
Gabrielle (she/her/hers) is a 2L from Melbourne, Australia, and serves as OutLaws' Alumni and Mentorship Chair. She graduated from Columbia College in 2019 with a B.A. in English Literature and East Asian Languages and Cultures. Gabrielle has experience at several overseas law firms, Refugee Legal Australia, and the Legal Aid Society. This year at Columbia, she is serving as a Production Editor for the Journal of Gender and Law, and hopes to spend time volunteering as an advocate for the Courtroom Advocates Project.
Maya Ghose '22, Pro Bono Chair
Maya (she/her/hers) is the OutLaws Pro Bono/Caravan Chair. She is interested in progressive policymaking at the state and local level, intersectionality and accessibility within the legal system, comparative law, LGBTQ+ rights, disability rights, and racial justice. At Columbia, Maya is a staff editor on the Columbia Law Review, co-president of the American Constitution Society, and involved in various other student societies and pro bono activities. She spent her 1L summer at the NYC Commission on Human Rights, and is externing this fall with the NY Attorney General's Healthcare Bureau.