Bethanne Sonne Editor-in-Chief
Born and raised in New Jersey,
Bethanne received her Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and
Jurisprudence from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. Prior to law school, Bethanne enjoyed a
successful 15-year career in Information Technology. Since coming to Tulane University Law School,
Bethanne has spent her summers working as a legal intern for the New Jersey
Office of the Attorney General and as a legal intern for the US EPA
Environmental Appeals Board in Washington, DC.
She has also interned for the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic and has
served as a research assistant to Professor Oliver Houck. In her third year at Tulane, Bethanne will work
as a student attorney for the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, and intends to
practice environmental or administrative law after graduation. In her free time, Bethanne enjoys running and
riding her Kawasaki motorcycle for sport.
Samantha Skains Senior Managing Editor
Sam grew up in Charlotte,
North Carolina. She completed her undergraduate degrees at Vanderbilt
University, double-majoring in Ecology, Evolution, Organismal Biology and
Spanish. Prior to attending law school, Sam worked as a legislative liaison at
the TN Department of Environment & Conservation. Over the past two summers,
she worked as a summer associate at Moore & Van Allen PLLC with the firm's
intellectual property team. Sam intends to pursue a career in intellectual
property law. In her free time, Sam enjoys music, taking her dogs to the park,
bike-riding, and dancing.
Devin Lowell Senior Notes & Comments Editor
is from Concordia, Kansas, and attended the University of Kansas for his
undergraduate studies. He moved to New Orleans to do national service with
Americorps for two years. After graduation, he would like to practice
environmental law in Louisiana. In his free time, Devin enjoys reading science
fiction and rooting for the Saints.
Matt Landry Senior Articles Editor
Prior to law
school, Matt received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees at the University of
New Orleans and taught undergraduate sociology. He has clerked at two New
Orleans environmental law firms, Kanner & Whiteley, L.L.C. and Smith Stag,
L.L.C., and has interned at the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Louisiana, the Louisiana House of Representatives, and the New
Orleans City Council. In addition to his role as TELJ’s senior articles editor,
Matt works as a Research Assistant to Professor Oliver Houck, serves as
past-president of the Tulane Civil Law Society, and will work as a student
attorney in the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic.
Vanessa Graff Senior Business Editor
originally from Traverse City, Michigan. She completed her undergraduate degree
in Environmental Economics and Policy at the University of California,
Berkeley. Vanessa has worked as a judicial intern at the Twenty Fourth Judicial
District Court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. Over the past summer,
Vanessa has worked at a commercial real estate firm and First NBC Bank. She is
interested in pursuing a career in real estate law. In her spare time, Vanessa
enjoys running, biking, hiking, camping, fishing and snowboarding.
Carys is from
San Diego, California and completed her undergraduate degree at University of
California Davis. Carys enjoys spending her free time amongst animals and
nature. She also enjoys exploring the city of New Orleans.
Garreth is from
Madisonville, Louisiana and studied English and Music as an undergraduate at
Tulane University. During the summer and
fall of 2013, he worked as a Judicial Intern for The Honorable Page McClendon
of the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal.
During the summer of 2014, Garreth worked as a Summer Associate at
Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith and Porteous, Hainkel &
Johnson. He is currently a member of the Tulane Inn of Court, Student Bar
Association Representative on the law school’s Academic Affairs Committee,
Treasurer of the Business Law Society, and Events Chair of the Civil Law
Society. Garreth is completing the Tulane J.D. / M.B.A. program and intends to
pursue a career in energy, real estate, and admiralty law. Garreth enjoys playing tennis, practicing
piano, and, of course, rooting for the Saints.
is a 3L at Tulane Law School. She graduated from Sewanee in 2009, then joined
the Peace Corps in Rwanda from 2010-2012. As a law student, Devin is interested
in public interest law and social justice. She spent the summer of 2014 working
at the Orleans Public Defender's Office, and the summer of 2013 at the Supreme
Court of Rwanda.
received his bachelor of arts in communication with a minor in environmental
studies from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. He is currently
pursuing a certificate in environmental law at Tulane. In his free time Will
enjoys seeing live music, biking, hiking and paddling.
Caroline Wick is a rising 3L at
Tulane Law School and also a Masters of Public Health candidate at Tulane
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Before arriving in New Orleans,
Caroline worked for the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, DC, for
three years. During her law school summers, Caroline worked for the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency and the Northern Virginia Capital Defenders
Office. At Tulane Law School she serves as an Outreach Chair for the Public
Interest Law Foundation and volunteers with the Project for Older Prisoners. In
her free time Caroline enjoys cooking and playing Banagrams.