2017-2018 Editorial Board

Jacob Hemmerle


Jacob grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and moved to Denver in 2008. He graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2013 with a degree in philosophy. Unsure what one does with a philosophy degree, Jacob started as a 1L at the Sturm College of Law in 2015. He quickly found a passion for criminal law and joined the Criminal Law Review in the spring of 2016. This year, Jacob will be serving as Editor in Chief while working for the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

Managing Editor
Zach Wechsler

Zach Wechsler is devoted to social justice through criminal law. He’s also really into Star Trek but there are currently no journals on the subject.

Senior Articles Editors

Morgan Cali


Morgan Cali is in her third year at University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She is expected to graduate this coming December, completing law school in two-and-a-half years. Her interests focus on trial and appellate advocacy and cannabis law. In summer 2016, Morgan clerked for Judge Freyre at the Colorado Court of Appeals. Then, to further her interest in cannabis law, Morgan worked for McAllister Garfield, P.C. in fall 2016 and again in summer 2017. She first signed on to the Criminal Law Review in Fall 2016 and is now the Senior Article Editor for the journal.

Maggie Toth


My name is Maggie Toth and I am a 3L at DU Law, graduating in December 2017. I am a Colorado native. I have been interning with different District Attorney’s offices in the area, and am currently with Adams County. I look forward to the fall with CLR!!

Symposium Editors

Nadia Singh


I’m from South Florida and I went to Florida State University to get a Bachelor’s of Science in International Affairs and a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Literature. I’m extremely grateful to be attending the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and I plan to pursue a career as a Public Defender. I’m passionate about eliminating the existing disparities in the criminal justice system and being a zealous advocate for my future clients. In the current era of civil dissent and media focus on the criminal justice system, I’m excited to be in the legal community and contribute to a progressive future.

Maria Barco


My name is Maria Barco. I was born in Peru. I graduated from University of Colorado Denver with a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Criminal Justice. I am a 2L and seek to find a career in criminal law. I love Colorado and my two dogs: a 1 year-old German Shepherd and a 4 year-old Belgian Malinois.

Article Solicitation & Publication Editor
Jessica Kiel


Jessica is entering her 3L year this fall. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Texas Christian University in 2015. Jessica started her legal career as an intern for Judge Peter Michaelson in the 18th Judicial District, where she assisted with an entirely criminal docket. She currently interns for the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office in Golden, CO. She intends to stay in Colorado after graduation, and hopes to start a career as a prosecutor in one of the metro district attorney offices.