senators & representatives
Holly is is a 3L from Orange County, California. She is interested in White Collar Litigation, and spent last summer interning at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. Outside of law school, she is an avid runner, grieving Laker fan, and binger of prestige television.
Tyriek Mack is a committed public servant that is passionate about social justice, equity, and fairness. Before law school, Tyriek has spent time doing social activism and program management for a DC-based non profit. After law school, Tyriek plans to work as a public defender.
Mita is a 3L from outside Chicago. She studied Economics and Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame prior to attending UVA Law (g'irish!). At UVA Law, Mita is on the managing board of the Virginia Journal of International Law and very involved with the South Asian Law Students Association, as well as Virginia Law Women.
Riley is a 3L from Montgomery, Alabama. Prior to attending UVA, he studied at the University of Oklahoma, earning a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish with a minor in French. He is excited and ready for the opportunity to serve, represent, and advocate for his fellow third-year law students.
Cassie Stanton Cox
Cassie is a 3L from Wheaton, IL. She graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2017 with a degree in Political Science and spent several years in the field of public relations. On Grounds, she is involved with the Virginia Journal of International Law, the Virginia Innocence Project, and the Law Christian Fellowship. This year, Cassie serves as a Peer Advisor and a UVA Law Ambassador.
David is a 3L from Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated in 2020 with a B.A. in Music from Amherst College. During his 1L Summer, he worked as a summer associate at Bass, Berry & Sims in Nashville. This past summer, he was a summer associate at both Goodwin in D.C. and Bass, Berry. In addition to his role as a 3L Senator, he currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review.
After being born in Michigan, Henry spent most of my childhood in Phoenix, Arizona before coming home for college at University of Michigan, where he studied Spanish & Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. After graduating in 2017, he joined Teach for America and taught high school Spanish for three years. This past summer, Henry interned at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Public Defender Office.
Rowan was raised in Ohio, moving to New York after college graduation, where they intend to return following graduation from law school. They hope to work in Big Law, doing white collar criminal defense and investigations. In their free time, they like to strength train, play basketball, and watch true crime documentaries.
Grace Allaman is a 2L Senator originally from Washington, IL. She attended Vanderbilt University for undergrad and majored in Political Science. She is involved in LPS, ACS, the Libel Show, and is a Peer Advisor. She is interested in international law and human rights and plans to work in public service.
James Hornsby is a 2L Senator from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he majored in Marketing & Finance. He is involved in Lambda Law Alliance, the Libel Show, Peer Advising, and he works with Admissions. This past summer, James worked at K&L Gates in Nashville, Tennessee, and he will spend Summer 2023 at McGuireWoods in Washington, D.C.
Michael is a 2L from Miami, Florida. He graduated from The University of Miami in 2017 with a degree in Religious Studies and Political Science. Before starting at UVA Law, Michael was a marketing director for a construction company and also served as a youth pastor. He is excited to advocate for the 2L class and build community.
2L Senator & ABA Representative
Kennedy is a 2L from Shreveport, Louisiana. Prior to law school, she graduated from Tulane University where she studied psychology and public health. At UVA Law, Kennedy is involved with Lone Star Lawyers, If/When/How, and the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. She is excited to serve in her role as UVA Law's ABA Rep and 2L Senator!
Chris is from Reno, Nevada and graduated from Harvard in 2018. After graduation, he worked in corporate strategy prior to starting at UVA Law. While he is not sure what he hopes to pursue long-term, he is very excited to be here in Charlottesville and have the opportunity to tour many great vineyards, meet amazing people, and maybe learn a little bit about the law.
Ben was born and raised in northern New Jersey (New Providence, NJ) and graduated with a B.A. in public policy from the University of Michigan in 2018. He then moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and taught 6th grade for two years with Teach for America before working at a law firm there for another two years. He is highly interested in litigation, but anticipates holding many different jobs in the legal field before finally settling into a specific area. He is most excited to experience more of the culture and community in the Law School, Charlottesville, and the surrounding area. He feels very fortunate to be here and he hopes to use his position to contribute to everyone's future successes.
Laura-Louise is originally from Lexington, South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina this past spring. She is still exploring her options for a future career, but she hopes to increase access to justice for others in whatever career path she chooses. She is beyond excited to help foster community throughout the Class of 2025 this year and focus on making the 1L voice loud and impactful this year.
Nia was born in Buffalo, New York and raised in Niskayuna, New York. For her undergraduate studies she attended Hampton University, an HBCU in Hampton, Virginia. Prior to attending UVA law, Nia spent two years on Capitol Hill working for U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn as his Press Assistant. Her dream is to work in-house as counsel for a major fashion company. In the near future, she hopes to work to do Mergers and Acquisitions at a larger firm, so she can better understand business exchange, and further her connections in the fashion industry. She is excited to meet new people and join organizations that really have an impact on individual lives and communities at large.
Toni is from Easton, Pennsylvania. This past summer, she worked as an SEO Fellow in the Summer Associate Program at Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. Before that experience, she worked as a Legal Analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co., supporting the Merchant Banking/Asset Management Division for two years. In 2020, IToni graduated from Columbia University as a Multicultural Affairs Graduation Cord Awardee and a John W. Kluge Scholar with a major in Economics and a Special Concentration in Business Management. In the short term, she would like to work as a transactional attorney in Big Law in Washington, D.C. Outside of law, Toni enjoys traveling, sudoku, poetry, and recreational soccer and skiing.
J. Daniel Elliot
Daniel is a member of the Class of 2024 who is thrilled to be a part of the UVA Law community and to represent the school to the University’s Honor Committee. He hopes to follow his time at UVA with a career in public service, and is so glad to call Charlottesville my new home.
Robert grew up in Tuscaloosa, where he attended the University of Alabama. Before law school, he spent more than five years in New England working in enterprise software. In addition to his work representing the Law School on the Honor Committee, Robert will be spending his 3L year working with the Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office through the Prosecution Clinic. After law school, he plans to work in private practice doing white-collar defense work in Washington DC. Honor is not only a deeply-rooted tradition at the University, it is also central to the spirit of collegiality for which the Law School is renown. I look forward to helping ensure Honor remains a vital part of the Virginia Law experience.
Phoebe was born and raised in Accra, Ghana, but her home away from home is Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from Cornell University's ILR School, and she worked in Labor Relations for several years after that. In addition to serving as UJC rep for the law school, she is involved with BLSA, LCF and serves as an Admissions Ambassador.
Casey is one of two UJC Representatives from the Law School. He grew up in Seattle and went to UVA for undergrad. After graduation, he spent three years in Washington, D.C. working at a law firm. He was involved with the University Judiciary Committee for all four years that he was an undergraduate, and he is thrilled to return to the organization as a representative of the Law School.
Student Council Representative
Christopher is a 2L from Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Political Science, concentrating in International Relations. Outside of his role as the Law School's Student Council Representative, he has served as a research assistant studying global migration policies, as a 1L Admissions ambassador, and currently as an editor of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law.