Chase students enjoy making the most of their law school experience inside and outside of the classroom and library. This page periodically features a few such successes.
Alethea Busken '15 spent the week prior to the 2013-2014 school year with 14 fellow students and alumni attending the NKU Chase College of Law Transactional Law Practice Center’s Business Boot Camp. Boot Camp participants spent mornings learning business terminology and concepts, lunches tackling real-world case studies with teammates, and afternoons learning about business fundamentals from high-level local experts. Saturday included an MBA-style business plan case competition judged by local business executives. Alethea and Chase alumnus, Jeffrey Heinichen, ’78, also co-wrote a feature article about Business Boot Camp for the Cincinnati Bar Association, which was published in the November 2013 CBA Report.
R. Sam Gilley '14 has accepted a position as a law clerk for the Honorable Charles R. Simpson III, United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, which will begin in September 2014. At Chase, Sam has gained federal court experience through his participation in the United States District Court Judicial Fellows Program, and an externship with the Honorable Michael J. Newman, Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Ohio. Sam is Editor in Chief of the Northern Kentucky Law Review and has worked as a research assistant for Professor Eric Alden.
Josh Hodges '15 was elected mid-Atlantic regional director at the National Latino/a Law Association annual conference hosted by the University of New Mexico School of Law on September 26-29, 2013. Josh addressed the NLLSA voting delegates in the New Mexico House of Representatives as part of the election process. In his new role, Josh will serve as the regional NLLSA contact and assist with planning next year’s conference.
Tamara Scull '14 worked as an extern for both Gideon's Promise in Atlanta, Georgia, and The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU in New York City. At Gideon's Promise, she represented felony clients with a limited license in preliminary and probation revocation hearings in circuit court. At the Brennan Center, she worked on social justice and national security issues, and voting rights equality. She also contributed to the Justice Project, which focuses on de-criminalization of low-level, non-violent offenses. She joined as amicus on the California prison over-crowding issue, and worked closely with the Community-Oriented Defender Network. The COD Network connects public defender's offices from around the country. Currently, Tamara is working with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy in Covington, representing misdemeanor clients with a limited license, and conducting probation revocation and preliminary hearings for felony cases in circuit court.