2014 – 2015
Denver University Criminal Law Review Staff
Editor In Chief
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.
Senior Article Editor
Tony Gallegos studied political science and history during undergrad, and received a BA from California State University: Sacramento. He moved to Denver in 2011 with his girlfriend of 6 years, Cait Viscardi. They got married in September 2013. He is very interested in Criminal Law and hopes to have a career in the courtroom. He has interned at Colorado Legal Services and worked a stint at Bachus & Schanker. He is in his 4th year as an evening student, expecting to graduate in May 2015. He is in his third year on the Criminal Law Review.
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.
Emily is originally from a small farm town just outside Memphis, Tennessee and although she can’t claim to be a native to Colorado, Emily considers it home. She attended high school in Estes Park and obtained two undergraduate degrees from CU Boulder. After working in the corporate world for two years, Emily decided to pursue her passion of advocating for and empowering domestic violence and sex assault victims (survivors). In pursuit of this passion, Emily is currently interning at the Denver District Attorney’s office and hopes to become a prosecutor after graduation. Outside of law-life, Emily enjoys figure skating, mountain biking, traveling, and yoga.
Comrade Ilya hails from Moscow, Russia and has been living in the USA for just over 17 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. Walking on the path of our great founder, Chris Curtis, Ilya aspires to be a successful and fair prosecutor after graduation. He is actively interning at the Denver DA’s office and is about to start an internship at the SEC. In his free time, Ilya enjoys spending time with his wife, his dog and his friends, playing basketball, traveling and hiking.
Matthew Hamblin is originally from Peoria, Illinois. Matt went to the University of Iowa for Undergrad, where he studied History and Political Science. He has maintained a fairly Midwestern disposition and enjoys a good beer or campsite. Matt came out to Colorado for the mountains and other typical cliché reasons. Last summer, Matt worked with the Appellate Division of the First Judicial District DA and appeared in a commercial with Governor Hickenlooper. Along with his responsibilities as events editor for the Criminal Law Review, Matt also Volunteers with the Colorado Senate and Arapahoe County Young Democrats, works for the Mattey Law Firm, and is a regular participant and planner of the Tribal Wills Project. If you would like to know more, go ahead and talk to him. He is a vociferous and friendly individual.
Kaela is a Colorado native with no plans of leaving. She is interested in pursuing a career in litigation – perhaps in the criminal law sector. Outside of law school, Kaela can be found carousing at happy hours around town or enjoying a leisurely Sunday brunch.
Laurel is in her third year of law school and has a passion for criminal law. She grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado and graduated with a marketing degree from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Laurel has interned in various departments with the Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s Office. In her free time, Laurel enjoys swimming and playing with her dog, Mable.
Michael was born and raised in scenic Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has a thoroughly practical undergraduate background in Classical Civilizations and Philosophy. He served two years in AmeriCorps in Fort Collins. While at DU, he has interned with the 18th Judicial District of Colorado’s problem solving courts (mental health, addiction, and veterans). He is currently a student attorney in the Civil Rights Clinic. He hopes to eke out a living working on issues related to mental health and the criminal justice system. Michael vaguely remembers having hobbies and interests before law school, but all those moments are lost in time … like tears in rain.
John is currently in his second year at Denver Law. He comes from a small town in Northern California. He currently works as an intern for a criminal defense firm in Denver. In his spare time, John likes to cook and watch stand-up comedy.