Raphael Avraham ('13) is a Regulatory State Fellow for academic year 2010-2011 and a student in the JD-MBA joint degree program. Prior to law school, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from the University of California, Davis. After his undergraduate studies, Mr. Avraham worked as a financial consultant to hospitals, where he advised hospital management on revenue cycle and contract issues. During law school, Mr. Avraham served as the Business Manager for Arizona Law Review (Vols. 52-53), as well as a Writing Fellow and class representative to the Community Service Board. Mr. Avraham spent his 1L summer working in Washington, D.C. as a legal extern for Senator Jon Kyl on the Senate Judiciary Committee and will work for Snell & Wilmer during his 2L summer.
Alexis E. Danneman
Alexis Danneman ('12) is a Regulatory State Fellow for the academic year 2010-2011. Ms. Danneman received a Bachelors of Science in Foreign Service and a Certificate in Latin American Studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. During law school, Ms. Danneman served as the President of the Arizona Chapter of the American Constitution Society, Articles Manager for Arizona Law Review (Vols. 52-53), as well as an Ares Fellow for Professor Ellen M. Bublick. During her 1L summer, Ms. Danneman served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Stephen M. McNamee at the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and will work for Perkins Coie LLP in Phoenix during her 2L summer.
Blake Rebling ('11) is a Business Law Fellow for academic year 2010-2011. Mr. Rebling received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Arizona. During law school, Mr. Rebling served as the Senior Managing Editor of Arizona Law Review (Vols. 52-53) and as the founding vice president of the Business Law Society. Mr. Rebling spent his 1L summer in Washington, D.C., working as a legal intern for Senator Jon Kyl on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He spent his 2L summer working as a legal intern for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Mr. Rebling's student note, The Rise of the Pedicab: Municipal Regulation of an Emerging Industry, was published in the 2011 Spring issue of Arizona Law Review and his Law & Policy Note, Who Speaks for Arizona: The Respective Roles of the Governor and Attorney General When the State is Named in a Lawsuit, written with Joseph Kanefield, Governor Brewer's General Counsel, will be published in the 2011 Summer issue.
Frances R. Sjoberg
Frances Sjoberg ('11) is a Regulatory State Fellow for academic years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. Ms. Sjoberg received a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Warren Wilson College in 2002. Before coming to law school, she was Literary Director for the University of Arizona Poetry Center, where she developed programs for local and national audiences and helped to move the Center into a gift-funded landmark building. In 2007, Ms. Sjoberg received the Tucson Business Edge 40 Under 40 Award for Young Leaders. During law school, Ms. Sjoberg has served as a Senior Writing Fellow and an Academic Tutor, as well as Articles Manager and Editor-in-Chief for Arizona Law Review. She is also a member of the Dean's Strategic Planning Committee. She is currently working on an article with Professor Barak Orbach about legal transitions, civility norms, and social costs. Ms. Sjoberg worked for the Arizona Attorney General's Environmental Enforcement Section during her 1L summer and for Polsinelli Shughart during her 2L summer. After graduation, she will serve as a clerk to Justice A. John Pelander at the Arizona Supreme Court and then will join Polsinelli Shughart as an associate.
George K. Vescovo
George Vescovo ('12) is a Business Law Fellow for academic years 2009-10 and 2010-11. He is the President of the Business Law Society, which he founded during his first year at the College of Law. Mr. Vescovo greatly contributed to the conception and formation of the Business Law Program. Mr. Vescovo earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona. Prior to returning to his alma mater to pursue a Juris Doctor, Mr. Vescovo successfully managed a Toyota dealership in New Mexico for ten years. While managing the dealership, he also served as a Director on a Toyota Dealer Advertising Board, started his own company, and earned an MBA from the University of New Mexico with a 4.0 GPA. During his 1L summer, Mr. Vescovo worked in Phoenix as an intern for the State Bar of Arizona and as an extern for the Hon. Timothy J. Ryan of the Superior Court of Arizona. Mr. Vescovo works as a research assistant for Professor William Sjostrom and serves as a 2L Writer on the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, where he also holds the position of Operations Manager.
Allison Woolston ('11) is a Regulatory State Fellow for academic year 2010-2011. Dr. Woolston graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Philosophy from Dartmouth College and obtained her D.V.M. from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced veterinary medicine in Wyoming for ten years. During law school, Dr. Woolston has served as an Ares Fellow, a research assistant to Professor Barak Orbach, and as Articles Editor for the Arizona Law Review; she received the John R. Christian Award for the Top Student in Business Organizations and the E. Herbert Herlihy Memorial Award in Law for the highest second-year GPA. Dr. Woolston's student note, "Neither Borrower nor Lender Be: The Future of Payday Lending in Arizona," will be published in the 2010 Fall Arizona Law Review. During the spring semester of 2010, Dr. Woolston externed with Senator Jon Kyl (Arizona) and the Senate Judiciary Committee. Dr. Woolston spent her 2L summer as an intern with the Honorable Eileen Hollowell (Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel) and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. After graduation, Dr. Woolston will clerk for the Honorable Russell E. Carparelli of the Colorado Court of Appeals in Denver.
Class of 2010
Regulatory State Fellow 2009-2010.
Class of 2009
Regulatory State Fellow 2008-2009.
Class of 2010
Regulatory State Fellow 2009-2010.