Emily Ortlieb, Editor-in-Chief, is a third-year law student hailing from Algonquin, Illinois. Emily graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance. She spent the following three years in Europe with the Fulbright Program and performing as a young concert artist. While abroad, she became involved in supporting refugees in rural areas within education. She also served as a thesis editor for several Masters and Doctoral candidates in multiple disciplines at the University of Vienna.
Robby Dube, Executive Editor, is a third-year law student from Austin, Texas and graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Texas at Dallas in 2016 with an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Historical Studies and Political Science. He also studied in Washington D.C. as a Archer Fellow while pursuing his undergraduate degrees, where he developed a passion for international events and politics.
Robby became a Staff Member on the Journal during his 2L year, where he wrote a student note which detailed the course of the South Sudan’s civil war and proposed an alternative Constitution, grounded in the theories of consociationalism, i.e. government by ethnic elites, for a post-war South Sudan. This past summer, Robby was a Summer Associate at a construction law firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Following graduation, Robby will be serving as a judicial law clerk for Justice Richard Pollack on the Hawaii Supreme Court.
This year, as the Executive Editor, Robby is focused on fostering community among the Journal’s members and improving on the infrastructure of the Journal. Robby has already instituted an Olympic style tournament among the Managing Editor teams and has helped overhaul the handbooks used by the Staff Members and Managing Editors. Robby is very excited to serve as Executive Editor this year. He is excited to work with such a wonderful team of Editors and Staff Members!
Ian Taylor Jr., Lead Articles Editor, is a third-year law student. He chose the journal because of his undergraduate experience studying in Kenya and Zambia. He graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities studying African American Studies and English Literature. During his 2L year he wrote a comparative analysis of prisoner voting rights across the world. He is interested in labor and employment law. Last summer, he was a legal intern with the human rights department for the City of St. Paul. As Lead Articles Editor, Ian is seeking articles that are substantively and aesthetically creative.