2013-2014 Editorial Board
Alison is in her third of law school and has a passion for advocacy in the public interest. Alison is honored to serve as the Editor-In-Chief for the Criminal Law Review during its fourth publication. Ultimately, Alison aspires to become a public defender in Colorado. In addition to her involvement with the Criminal Law Review, Alison represents indigent clients in the University of Denver Criminal Defense Clinic and she is the President of the Criminal Law Association.
Senior Article Editor
Jenny is a Colorado native who fell in love with the law during her undergrad years. After obtaining a Legal Studies minor at DU’s business school she embarked upon a path that would couple her passion for the law with her future career. Having spent her entire adult life working with seniors, Jenny decided Elder Law was a perfect fit. Through externships and experiential learning, Jenny has been building up skills that will enable her to either litigate or do transactional work in estate planning, protective proceedings, estate administration, probate, etc. As a back-up plan, she dreams of owning and operating her own bakery in Charleston, South Carolina. In her free time, Jenny loves cooking/baking, vintage shopping, and spending time with her husband Tony and dog Gatsby.
Kasey grew up in Michigan and graduated from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids with a degree in International Business and French. After a couple years she realized her passion for law and came to DU. She has interned for the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office and Colorado Ethics Watch. She hopes to practice in Colorado or the Pacific Northwest as a Public Defender or Family Law Attorney. She also represents indigent clients in the Criminal Defense Clinic and is President of the DU Law Democrats. Kasey enjoys baking, yoga, arts & crafts, glitter, swimming, and traveling to places with large bodies of water.
Sheena grew up throughout Colorado and graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado with a degree in Business-Finance and a minor in Spanish. After college she worked in both Durango and Colorado Springs for various companies as well as the state government. She joined the Criminal Law Review in 2011. She has worked in both private and public sectors of the legal arena and would ultimately like to pursue a career in public interest. She is interested in probate, Indian, criminal, and business law. In her limited free time she can be found playing in the mountains on road trips to the western slope, reading the magazines at Barnes & Nobles, painting, and spending time with friends, family, and her partner in crime, a dachshund named Buford.
Comrade Ilya hails from Moscow, Russia and has been living in the USA for just over 16 years. After graduating from Metropolitan State University of Denver, with a degree Accounting and a Certified Public Accountant license, Ilya decided to pursue his passion for Criminal Law at DU. He quickly joined CLR in 2012. Currently employed at Gutterman Griffiths P.C., Ilya is brushing up his skills dealing with the courts and drafting pleadings. Ilya’s wish is to be a successful and fair prosecutor after graduation. He is actively looking for positions interning at the DA’s office. In his free time Ilya enjoys spending time with his wife, his dog and his friends, playing basketball, traveling and hiking.
Barlow is from Salt Lake City, Utah, and he moved here after getting married to his awesome wife once he got accepted to law school. Barlow attended Southern Utah University for his undergrad and majored in both criminal justice and criminal science. As a freshman, he never saw myself going to law school. But now, he is excited to pursue my career in lawyerin’. When he is not working or watching a good movie, he tries to get in as much whitewater kayaking and climbing. In the winter, he can usually be found skiing or ice climbing somewhere. Harder to do the latter because he can’t seem to find partners and his wife won’t let him go alone.
Charlie grew up dangerously close to a large nuclear waste site in Eastern Washington, and as a result has never ceased glowing. While studying in the winters to get a BA in Political Science, he worked as a forest firefighter in the summers to afford school and extensive travel abroad, to include places like Ireland, China, Mongolia, Finland to name a few. After joining CLR in October 2012, he is presently loving his current position. After graduating and passing the bar, Charlie seeks to work for one of several federal law enforcement agencies before retiring on his Christmas tree farm. While not in class or in the forum, Charlie typically cannot be found.
VanOrman, Elizabeth Salinas
2012-2013 Editorial Board
Chris Curtis is a founding member of the University of Denver Criminal Law Review, and is proud to serve as the Editor-in-Chief for its third volume. Chris grew up in the Denver area and earned a degree in philosophy at Metro State and worked for nine years at Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store before coming to law school. Over the past three years, he has worked for the Colorado Attorney General’s Criminal and Appellate divisions, the Denver District Attorney’s Cold Case Unit, and a local criminal defense firm. During his final year of school, he is working for the Colorado DNA Justice Review Project, reviewing applications and case files of Colorado inmates seeking DNA testing and exoneration. After graduation, Chris hopes to work for a Metro Area District Attorney’s office.
Andrea is a third year student with aspirations of becoming a public defender in Colorado. In addition to her involvement with the Criminal Law Review, Andrea represents indigent clients in the University of Denver Criminal Defense Clinic and as an intern at the Arapahoe Public Defenders Office. She is the President of the Criminal Law Association and Vice President of the Student Bar Association.
Emily Ganyo hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest and is thrilled to serve as the third Managing Editor of the Criminal Law Review. After earning a BA in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Washington, Emily hightailed it to Philadelphia where she spent three years going to graduate school and teaching math to 7th and 8th graders. When was subpoenaed to testify in trial during her first year of teaching on behalf of one of her students (the victim of a brutal assault), she knew that law school was in her future. When she’s not in the library or in court, Emily enjoys good times in the mountains, yoga, crafting, and learning how to be a military wife. Upon graduation Emily looks forward to starting her career as a prosecutor and never having to take another law school exam, ever again.
Executive Technical Editor
Lauren earned her undergraduate degree from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. After graduation, Lauren volunteered as a legal intake intern for the American Civil Liberties Union of Philadelphia. Through this experience, Lauren discovered her passion to represent indigent individuals and led to her decision to attend law school. During law school, Lauren was a student attorney in the Civil Rights Clinic advocating against the use of long term solitary confinement and seeking adequate mental health care treatment for inmates in both the Colorado and federal prison systems. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys hiking, camping, yoga, and planning her upcoming wedding.
Aaron Thompson is the Diversity Editor of the University of Denver Criminal Law Review. Before law school, Aaron worked with at-risk youth in detention centers and in other community correction programs around the state. During law school, Aaron was selected to be one of the first two students to complete three semesters in the University of Denver Criminal Defense Clinic where he acted as first or second chair in various misdemeanor trials. In addition to extensive coursework in criminal law, Aaron has also worked on criminal matters while serving as an intern at the Colorado Court of Appeals, and as a Judicial Fellow at the Colorado Supreme Court. After graduating from law school, Aaron plans to dedicate a large portion of his practice to criminal appellate advocacy, and to cases where alleged criminal behavior serves as a pretext for employment discrimination.
Interdisciplinary Content Editor
Christina Brown is a third year law student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She joined the University of Denver Criminal Law Review due largely to her passion for criminal immigration issues, particularly the impact of the criminal justice process on a person’s immigration status.
Elizabeth Salinas Van Orman
2011-2012 Editorial Board
Interdisciplinary Content Editor
Executive Technical Editor
2010-2011 Editorial Board
Editor in Chief
Kimberly Hinton, Senior Article Editor
Jean Gonnell, Senior Citation Editor