Meet the Team


Executive Team


Fred Lederer

Fredric I. Lederer is Chancellor Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Legal & Court Technology (CLCT) at William & Mary Law School.

He received his B.S. from Polytechnic University in New York and his J.D. from Columbia University Law School where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Columbia Law Review and the recipient of the Archie O’Dawson prize (which provided for study with judges at each of the three levels of the federal courts, including Justice Harlan of the Supreme Court). He holds an LL.M. from the University of Virginia. His post-graduate work includes a year as a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar in Freiburg, Germany. He served as an active duty of the United States Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps until 1980 when he joined the William & Mary faculty. He has served as prosecutor, defense counsel, and trial judge.

Professor Lederer’s areas of specialization include evidence, trial practice, criminal procedure, military law, legal technology, and the legal implications of Artificial Intelligence and related technologies. He was one of the founders of the ABA prize winning William & Mary Legal Skills Program in which all students spent two years in practice (simulated) law firms in which they learned professional ethics, legal research and writing, interviewing, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and basic trial and appellate practice – much in the form of simulated client representation. He also teaches technology augmented trial practice using the sophisticated equipment in the McGlothlin Courtroom.

Professor Lederer is the author or co-author of twelve books, numerous articles, two law-related education television series, and a popular series of Fairytale Trials for elementary and middle school students.

Iria Giuffrida

Iria Giuffrida is Professor of the Practice of Law at William & Mary Law School, Deputy Director for CLCT and Visiting Faculty for Business Law, Raymond A. Mason School of Business. She received her Ph.D. and LL.B. from Queen Mary, University of London, and LL.M. from William & Mary Law School. She was the 2001 Drapers’ Scholar at William & Mary Law School. Professor Giuffrida is admitted to practice in the State of New York, is a Solicitor in England and Wales, and has qualified as a Solicitor in the Republic of Ireland.

Professor Giuffrida practiced law as a commercial litigator for nearly 10 years in the UK and abroad, and she gained substantial experience and a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”). She has been involved in a number of ICC and LCIA arbitrations concerning competition law, international joint-venture disputes, energy disputes, and construction law and has participated in a number of mediations in the UK and abroad.

She worked for Dechert LLP (in the London and Brussels offices) and for Enyo Law LLP, a big-ticket specialist litigation firm in London. In her career as a litigator, she advised clients in a wide range of commercial matters including partnership disputes, conspiracy, and civil fraud claims, as well as agency claims and claims for breach of contract. She has particular experience in advising on complex and multijurisdictional financial services disputes, on breach of fiduciary duties, and on restitution-based claims.

Prior to practicing law, Professor Giuffrida taught law in the US and UK and worked for the European Ombudsman in Brussels.

Professor Giuffrida’s research focus centers on the legal implications of Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies, including cybersecurity and data protection aspects. She teaches Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, and Their Effects on the Legal Landscape; International Commercial Arbitration; and International Business Transactions at William & Mary Law School.

Mary Beth Poma

Mary Beth Poma is the Associate Director for Operations & Administration of CLCT at William & Mary Law School. She has held numerous administrative positions at universities and in non-profit organizations.  Before beginning her current position at William & Mary, she was the Special Assistant to the President/Director of Advancement at Richard Bland College, where she coordinated the work of the Richard Bland College Foundation Board, focusing particularly on board engagement and fund development. Prior to working for Richard Bland College, she was the Director of Community Outreach for Rx Partnership, a public/private partnership that strives to improve access to medication for Virginia’s vulnerable populations. She has also served as Assistant Director of Career Services/Career Advisor at the University of Richmond School of Law, Director of Residence Services at Marshall University, and Assistant Director of Career Services at Agnes Scott College.

Ms. Poma received her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from William & Mary School of Education and a BBA in Finance from James Madison University.

Lynn Kuderka

Lynn Kuderka is the Assistant Director for Administration at CLCT. In her previous position as Association Manager at the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) she managed the planning and execution of conference logistics for the State Court Chief Justices and State Courts of Appeal Chief Judges. She facilitated contract negotiations, developed annual budgets, and supported the Judicial Family Institute with the Law & Literature program. As the Instructional Technology and Media Specialist with the Institute for Court Management (ICM) at NCSC, she provided technical and administrative support for online courses and the ICM Fellows program, produced and maintained websites, and administered the learning management system. Prior to moving to Virginia, Ms. Kuderka served in the Office of International Programs at Princeton University, where she managed the undergraduate Fulbright Scholars program.

After graduating from Rider University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she completed a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design from the University of Wisconsin. She is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa.


Advisory Team


Nancy Archibald

Nancy Archibald oversees CLCT’s financial management, edits documents, and provides pertinent background information needed with respect to CLCT projects, William & Mary Law School, and the College of William & Mary generally. She served as CLCT’s full-time Associate Director for Operations and Administration until June 24, 2015, and she returned to assist CLCT part-time a month later. She originally joined the CLCT staff in July of 2000 after teaching for seven years in public schools.

Honorable Herbert Dixon, (Ret.)

Honorable Herbert Dixon (Ret.), D.C. Superior Court is Senior Legal Advisor to CLCT.

Martin Gruen

Martin Gruen is the Deputy Director Emeritus for CLCT and the Managing Member of Martin E. Gruen Consulting, LLC. He brings over forty years of experience in providing court technology systems to the legal community. Initially concentrating in the areas of sound reinforcement and audio recording, Mr. Gruen has now emerged as a national expert in court-related high-technology legal uses. As founder and president of Applied Legal Technologies, Mr. Gruen designed many of the nation’s state-of-the-art court technology installations and has served as a consultant to several major legal technology manufacturers.

Richard K. Herrmann, Esquire

Richard K. Herrmann, Esq. is director of Law and Technology and Visiting Professor at Delaware Law School. He serves as Senior Legal Advisor at CLCT.


Senior Research Fellows


Daniel Shin

Daniel Shin is the Cybersecurity Researcher at CLCT. He received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his M.A. from the University of Mannheim in Germany. He received his J.D. from William & Mary Law School, where he was a CLCT Graduate Fellow. Mr. Shin is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

While in law school, Mr. Shin focused his legal studies on the intersection of technology and law, including Fourth Amendment search and seizure jurisprudence, national security law, and Rules of Evidence on authenticating digital exhibits.

Currently, Mr. Shin is actively participating in activities of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative’s Coastal Virginia Node and curates CLCT’s Cybersecurity and Information Security Newsletter. His research area focuses on legal issues as they pertain to cybersecurity, blockchain technology, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence. Specifically, his interests involve the implications of deep learning technology and its social and legal impact on privacy and civil liberties.


Student Staff


Salem Amara

Salem Amara is a 2019 graduate of the College of William & Mary. She holds a B.A. in Government with a minor in History. As an undergraduate student at W&M, Salem was a member of the W&M Mock Trial Team, served as an Academic Peer Advisor, studied abroad at Cambridge University, and interned at the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia. Additionally, she worked on campus for the Reves Center for International Studies and for the Office of Community Engagement. Upon graduating a semester early, Salem worked as a paralegal for James & Hoffman, P.C., a small law firm in D.C. specializing in labor and employment law. She is currently a first-year law student and is excited to be back at W&M to pursue her J.D. In her free time, Salem loves spending time with her family and friends. 

Erik Askea

Erik Askea holds a B.S. in Biology from Furman University and a Doctor of Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. After serving as an officer in the United States Air Force, he worked as a private consultant for hospitals such as Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Mayo Clinic, and Baylor Scott & White. He also holds a Private Pilot License with plans to earn his instrument rating in the near future.

Kayla Burris

A graduate of George Washington University, Kayla Burris holds a B.A. in International Affairs with a minor in Arabic. While an undergraduate student, she interned as an analyst for a government agency and tutored students in America and abroad. Following graduation, she worked at a consulting firm for five years, during which time she led a new program and received an award for her success and dedication. She also spent time consulting for a start-up blockchain project which recently released its token. As a law student, Kayla is a McGlothlin Scholar and is involved in Law Review and Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Legal Society. Outside of school, Kayla enjoys playing with her dog and baking sourdough treats.

Allison Eastham

A 2018 graduate of Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Allison Eastham received a B.A. in Biology and Legal Studies, with a certificate of proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and a Paralegal Certification. Allison completed capstone projects on women in the workplace in post-Cultural Revolution China, creating international ethical standards for biological research, and the potential effectiveness of endolysins as a novel antibacterial treatment. She has worked with the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Hamline Marketing Department. During law school, she has worked with Beijing Children’s Legal Aid and Research Center in Beijing, China, as a legal extern for The Honorable Teresa M. Chafin of the Supreme Court of Virginia, and as a summer law clerk for The Honorable William D. Cohen of the Vermont Supreme Court. She is the Web Editor for the Environmental Law and Policy Review, the Executive Pro-Bono Coordinator for the Native American Law Society, the Music Director for Law Cappella, and the Webmaster and a Research Fellow with CLCT. Aiming to pursue work in transactional law, she has focused her studies primarily on business and international law.

Laura Love Feild

Laura Love Feild is a member of the William & Mary Law class of 2022.  She graduated from George Mason University in 2014 with a degree in Government and International Politics and a double minor in Theater and Tourism & Events Management.  Before coming to William & Mary, she spent four years in D.C. as a federal support contractor.  Laura Love is a staff member for William & Mary Law Review and the head of the mentorship program for the Women’s Law Society.  In her spare time, she loves to cook elaborate meals, explore museums, and watch (or participate in) improv comedy.

Mark Garrett

Mark Garrett is a 2011 graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.A. in History and a 2013 graduate from Old Dominion University with an M.S. Ed. in Secondary Education Social Studies. He worked for Chesapeake Public Schools as a permanent and long-term substitute at Grassfield High School until 2015 and then worked as a 7th grade Social Studies teacher for Virginia Beach Public Schools at Bayside Middle School. While working at Bayside Middle, Mark taught U.S. History from 1865 to the Present in an inclusion setting, working with special education teachers, reading specialists, and teacher assistants to help Bayside Middle receive its accreditation during the 2017-2018 school year. Mark is currently a J.D. Candidate in the William & Mary Law School Class of 2021, where he also works with CLCT as a Fellow in the Court Affiliates and Virginia Law Related Education programs.

Sam Habein

Sam Habein is a second-year law student at William & Mary Law School focusing on environmental and intellectual property law. Outside of the CLCT, Sam is a staff member of the William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review and serves as the Undergraduate Liaison for the Student Intellectual Property Society. Before coming to William & Mary, Sam graduated with a B.A. in Physics from the College of the Holy Cross and spent two years spreading his love of the sciences while teaching physics and astronomy in Southern California. Sam is a proud Montana native; he and his dog Thatcher spend their free time running, backpacking, and skiing.

Taylor Oglesby Hultgren

Taylor Oglesby Hultgren earned her B.S. in Public Relations from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014. She is now a first-year law student at William & Mary. Before attending law school, Taylor ran the daily operations at a local jewelry company in Austin, Texas. Outside of school, she enjoys traveling, sports, and spending time with her dog.

Mechelle King

A graduate of Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), Mechelle King comes to William & Mary Law School after working in digital marketing for nearly fifteen years. As a Fellow, Mechelle helps to publicize the work of CLCT via social media and email marketing. Prior to law school, Mechelle served on the MSOE Corporation Board and sat on the boards of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and Exploit No More. In 2016, Mechelle was named to the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list, which recognizes the future of community leadership in southeastern Wisconsin, and received the Alumni Achievement Award from MSOE. Mechelle’s dream job is to have someone pay her to travel and eat her way around the world.

Alexandra Kozoyed

Alex Kozoyed graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Classics (Latin and Greek) in only three years! While in undergrad, she interned for Attorney John Whitehead and worked as a clerk in a small, well-reputed litigation firm in Charlottesville. She also came straight to William and Mary from her undergraduate institution. Currently, she has no idea what she would like to specialize in as an attorney. However, she is very interested in doing legal research pertaining to the ADA. Outside of school, Alex’s favorite pastime is doing Crossfit – she even brings her dog, Oliver, with her to the gym.

Jason Lai

Jason Jian-Shuen Lai is a CLCT fellow interested in fintech development and regulatory frameworks such as crypto-asset regulations. At William & Mary Law School, he serves as the vice president of the Student Intellectual Property Society. Graduating from National Taiwan University and completing his military service in Taiwan, he worked in the Bureau of Foreign Trade for about four years. During the summer before law school, he was a member of the legal team at a cryptocurrency exchange, mainly responsible for government relationship and compliance work. In his free time, he enjoys learning new skills and is currently learning programming and skydiving.

Taylor Lain

A 2015 graduate of the College of William & Mary, Taylor Lain holds a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies. As an undergraduate student, she volunteered for the Buddy Ball Program, worked as a Peer Scholarship Adviser, sang with and directed Passing Notes A Cappella, and conducted biochemical research that eventually culminated in a successful Honors thesis. Upon graduation, she applied her technical expertise for two years as a Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst for Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Williamsburg Brewery, during which time she quickly took on additional responsibilities as the QA Department’s Voyager Plant Optimization Analyst and Defective Material Reporting specialist. At William & Mary Law School, much of Taylor’s academic work has centered around patent law, food and drug law, First Amendment law, and the modern interdependence of Artificial Intelligence and the law. Taylor serves as Chief of Staff of CLCT and Managing Partner of Lederer & Posey. She is additionally a McGlothlin Scholar, a member of the Student Intellectual Property Society, and a member of Law Cappella and has taken on the role of Criminal Law teaching assistant. She is happy to announce that she will begin work for Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, an intellectual property boutique, upon graduation.

James Leahy

James Leahy is a member of the William & Mary Law School class of 2022. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a double major in English Language & Literature and Biological Sciences. While in undergrad, he interned for Alvin Davis, a partner at Squire Patton Boggs in Miami, and volunteered at Legal Aid Service of Broward County, before coming straight to law school after graduation. He is interested in IP law, such as pharmaceutical patents. Against his better judgement, he likes to spend his free time reading sci-fi or fantasy fiction and playing overly complex board games.

James Lomonosoff

Before coming to William & Mary to study law, James Lomonosoff graduated from Colgate University with a major in Japanese. Afterwards, they worked for four years teaching English in Aomori Prefecture, Japan, as a participant in the Japan Exchange Teaching Program. While there, they worked alongside local instructors not only to teach English to elementary and junior high school students, but also to develop new curricula aimed at teaching the language to students at even younger ages in line with the Japanese government’s policy of increasing English mastery among its population. In Summer 2019, James worked as a remote intern for the International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, much of their work focused on the creation of guides to help defenders advocate for their clients’ rights in the midst of pandemic measures and accompanying unrest around the world (particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia), as well as working with attorneys in Croatia and Serbia to expand IBJ’s Defense Wiki. James Lomonosoff currently serves as a fellow with CLCT, where their main focuses have so far been AI and International Law, and they are a member of the Law School’s Immigration Clinic. They are pursuing a concentration in International Law to supplement their J.D. degree.

Andrea Macchiavello

Andrea Macchiavello is a first-year law student at William & Mary Law School. Andrea earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Entrepreneurship from Norfolk State University, where she studied and played tennis on a full-ride scholarship. After graduating in 2016, she accepted her first full-time job at Microsoft as an Account Executive serving the state and local governments. After Microsoft, Andrea continued her business development skills in the human resources and recruiting world. On the side, she enjoys developing her entrepreneurial passion through involvement in multiple projects. Andrea was born in Lima, Peru and moved around the US to pursue her early career in tennis. She enjoys various sports, outdoor activities, and traveling.

Michael Martinez

Michael Martinez is a J.D. candidate in the Class of 2023 at William & Mary Law School. Before pursuing a career in law, Michael graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida. While at Flagler, Michael served as Chair for the Student Judiciary Council and captain of the Mock Trial team. He subsequently went to work for Wolters Kluwer’s Governance and Compliance Division. Michael is intellectually drawn to the intersection of labor law and workforce technology and hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the issue over the next three years while working with CLCT.

When Michael is not briefing cases, he enjoys dominating on Words with Friends or keeping up with the latest news in the NBA.

Brennan McGovern

Brennan McGovern is a second-year law student at William & Mary. Prior to law school, Brennan graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in Journalism and spent several years as a news producer for television stations in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In addition to CLCT, Brennan is a staff member on the William & Mary Business Law Review and is interested in the many intersections of business, law, government, and technology. Outside of law school, he enjoys road trips to the beach, cooking, golf, music, and cheering for his hometown Pittsburgh sports teams.

Reed McLeod

Reed McLeod earned his B.A. in Political Science and Anthropology from Indiana University, Bloomington.  Now, as a student at William & Mary Law School, Reed is particularly interested in studying how cutting-edge technology poses novel legal issues for national security, cybersecurity, and domestic policing.  When not studying, Reed enjoys playing guitar and hiking Virginia’s many recreational trails.

Cynthia Meng

Cynthia Meng is a 2017 graduate of the University of Washington with a B.A. in History and Political Science. Prior to law school, she worked in the Washington State Legislature, learning about public policies and governance. She was also a contract specialist in an insurance company and loves contract law. Outside of law school, Cynthia enjoys backpacking, getting to know people from different cultures, and tasting all types of food. She is a fan of standup comedies, sci-fi, and tennis.

Scott Meyer

In 2014, Scott Meyer graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, with a joint major in Accounting and Information Systems and a minor in Computer Science. After graduating he moved to Washington, D.C., and worked as an IT Strategy Consultant with Accenture. Focusing on improving client’s IT capabilities, he honed skills that now range broadly from defining IT operating models to rationalizing application stacks. During his four years with Accenture, Scott worked with many clients in hospitality, insurance, telecommunications, healthcare, energy, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals industries.

Kazia Nowacki

Kazia Nowacki is currently a 3L at William & Mary Law School. In CLCT, she works as a University of Montreal Cyberjustice Laboratory Fellow, researching new initiatives and problems in the legal industry pertaining to developing technology including artificial intelligence, online algorithms, and the like. As the creative content lead for CLCT, she drafts event and advertising materials and generates digital media content. Before making her career change to law, she spent four years in the entertainment industry at Pixar Animation Studios and Fox Sports. She has a B.S. in Music Industry, with minors in Business Administration and Video Production, from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Her latest publication can be found under CLCT’s A.I. Commentary: Algorithmic Risk Assessments: A Leveling or Expanding of the Incarceration Playing Field?

Mike Papakonstantinou

Mike Papakonstantinou is a J.D. candidate in the Class of 2023 at William & Mary Law School. He received a B.S. in engineering science and minors in computer science and engineering management from Vanderbilt University in 2014. He then received a Master of Engineering Management at Duke University in 2016, specializing in technology management and commercialization. Upon graduating, Mike worked at Hanesbrands as a project manager, program manager, and product owner. His initiatives focused on applying technology solutions to automate and optimize processes. Before enrolling at William & Mary Law, he passed the Patent Bar. Mike enjoys spending time with his family, following the NBA, and learning about cars.

Stephanie Perry

Stephanie Perry is a first-year student at William & Mary Law School. She graduated from Boston University with a major in history and minors in journalism and Latin. While at BU, she served as editor-in-chief of the independent student newspaper The Daily Free Press. Prior to attending law school, she worked in real property title insurance and test preparation. She enjoys running, cooking, writing, and stand-up comedy.

Morgan Reeds

An alumna of Wellesley College and the French Culinary Institute, Morgan Reeds was a pastry chef in some of the best restaurants in New York and California before a desire to be of greater service led her to leave the kitchen for law school. Morgan has developed an interest in telecommunications policy and interned with the Federal Communications Commission and USTelecom Association. She is also pursuing a concentration in Intellectual Property law at William & Mary, and is particularly interested in the intersection of law, policy, and emerging technology. Morgan has been a Fellow with CLCT since the fall of 2018 and looks forward to another wonderful year with the team. She would like to thank her kids, August and Elinor, for putting up with her during law school and promises to make it up to them next year.

Amber Rieff

Amber Rieff is a CLCT Fellow and second-year law student at William & Mary Law School.  She received her B.A. from the University of Washington and her M.A. in psychology from St. Martin’s University.  Prior to attending law school, Amber worked as a licensed mental health professional nationally and internationally.  She has served as a project manager for Willamette University, College of Law, where she led three projects designed to combat cyber exploitation, pass an Oregon state bill, and stop the trafficking of child pornography.  While in law school, she has served as a Summer Associate for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Judicial Extern for the Honorable Arenda L. Wright Allen, U.S. District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. 

Nick Sas

Nicholas Sas is a member of the William and Mary Law class of 2022. He graduated from Yale in 2014 with a BA in East Asian Studies. Prior to starting at William and Mary law, he worked within the Justice Department in Washington, D.C.

Shannon Schmidt

Shannon Schmidt is a CLCT Fellow and first-year law student. She graduated with her B.A. from Flagler College in 2017 with a double major in History and English, and went on to earn her Master’s degree in Religion, Ethics, & Politics at Harvard University. In her second year at Harvard, Shannon began working at MIT on research and programming at the intersection of technology and social justice. After her graduation in 2019, Shannon worked at MIT designing and executing an inside-out applied ethics curriculum for incarcerated students and MIT undergraduate students. Outside of her academic life, Shannon has enjoyed leading and organizing in a number of political capacities. She has worked with faith leaders on the Hill to organize and advocate for progressive reforms, engaged in a number of roles in electoral and legislative organizing, and used her research and writing as a platform for bringing an accessible light to a variety of complex issues.

As a child, Shannon dreamt that she would one day be a waitress. This dream has been fulfilled, time and again, in every town and city in which she has lived. Although the demands of her first year of law school are currently preventing her from living the dream, she is joy-filled and grateful to be at William & Mary Law, and all the more to be learning amongst the folks at CLCT.

Katherine Sorrell

Katherine Sorrell is a student at William & Mary Law School with experience in communications, organizational design, and academic research in the social sciences, particularly in religion, culture, and international development. Katherine earned a Bachelor’s degree in Narrative Studies from Davidson College and her first Master’s degree in Urbanisation and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She subsequently earned a Master’s degree in Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, after which she spent two years teaching reading and writing at YES Prep Gulfton, a charter school in the most internationally diverse neighborhood in Houston. Most recently, she worked in communications and new venture launching at the H.E. Butt Family Foundation and for several nonprofit organizations in Texas. Katherine Sorrell is a civil society veteran and current William & Mary law student specializing in corporations, international development, and human rights law. Katherine leads the Court Affiliates team, conducting research and creating content for our members on the latest developments in technology and the law. Prior to law school, she developed an expertise in program development, communications, and constituent engagement working with a number of nonprofits and philanthropic organizations. She has a Masters in Urbanisation and Development from the London School of Economics, a Masters in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame, and a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Davidson College. In her spare time, Katherine loves to read and write fiction, swim, and enjoy time with her dog.

Josh Turiel

Josh Turiel graduated from The University of California, Berkeley, where he wrote his Honors thesis on challenges to community-oriented policing strategies on university campuses. He then served as the associate producer of the award-winning documentary film Better This World, which aired nationally on PBS. He worked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco and founded a freelance IT consulting business. Josh began studying law at William & Mary in 2018 as a McGlothlin Scholar and CLCT Fellow.

Daniel Wicklund

A 2013 graduate of the University of Virginia (UVA), Daniel Wicklund holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Cognitive Science. While at UVA, he worked as a laboratory assistant in the Rapid Prototyping Lab, helping clients design prototypes with the use of 3D printers, CNC machines, laser cutters, and CADD software. Daniel was also involved in the Cavalier Marching Band, playing the clarinet, and in Alpha Phi Omega, completing around 50 hours of community service every semester in the Charlottesville area. For the past 7 years, he has worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as a Patent Examiner, reviewing patent applications in the field of horology and time measurement. He has also assisted the USPTO in overseeing a summer extern participating in the Patent Examining Experience Program and in signing cases for examiners in the fields of electronic hardware, electric heating and cooling systems, and cable structures. Daniel is currently a 1L at William & Mary Law School and hopes to stay within the field of patent law after graduation by either continuing at the USPTO in an administrative role or moving to a private firm as a patent attorney.

This content has been updated on September 18, 2020 at 11:28 am.