Current OutLaw Officers

2020-2021 Executive Board

President, Edward Gonzales (J.D. ’22)

Edward Lopez Gonzales is from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from Seattle University with degrees in Art History and French, before working in Washington, D.C. as a trial clerk at the United States Tax Court.  Edward is the Athletics Commissioner for the Duke Bar Association, as well as the 2L Rep for Duke Law’s Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA).  He also helps prepare tax returns for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programHe will be spending his 1L summer at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C.

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Internal Vice-President, Matthew Sanders (J.D./LL.M ’22)

Matthew Sanders is from Greenville, South Carolina. He graduated magna cum laude from Furman University with degrees in History and Japanese Studies. He will be working in Tokyo for the first half of the summer, at Nishimura & Asahi, before heading to the Hague to attend the Duke-Leiden Institute in Global and Transnational Law.

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External Vice-President, Alex Murphy (J.D. ’22)

Alex Murphy is a graduate of Duke University. She is undecided on which type of law she will practice, but plans on moving to Washington, DC after graduation. She was the pitcher on her 1L softball team, and her hometown is Asheville, NC. Alex will be spending her summer at the Federal Torts Claims Act Section of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC.

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Treasurer, Melissa Stewart (J.D. ’22)

Melissa Stewart is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she majored in English with an emphasis on medieval literature. Melissa is a Durham County guardian ad litem, and sits on the board of Duke Law Mock Trial. She will spend her summer at Morrison & Foerster’s D.C. office as a Keith Wetmore Fellow. She plans to pursue a career in appellate litigation.

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Secretary, Andrew Webb (J.D. ’22)

Andrew Webb was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, where he dual majored in History and English Literature. His undergraduate thesis was on grassroots AIDS activism in Birmingham, Alabama. Andrew was involved in the first ever Pride event for the city of Auburn. Before law school, he spent a year working at a boutique litigation firm in Jacksonville, but remains open to doing transaction or litigation work as he pursues his legal degree.

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Director of Advocacy, Jeremy Mauritzen (J.D. ’22)

Jeremy Mauritzen is from Oceanside, California. He is a graduate of California State University, Northridge where he double majored in Deaf Studies and Child Development. Jeremy is still figuring out what type of law he plans to practice, but since starting at Duke he has enjoyed being involved in Outlaw, The Duke Fair Chance Project, and Duke Law’s Run Club. In his free time Jeremy enjoys vegan baking, running half marathons, and binging true crime podcasts.

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Director of Community Outreach, Nima Agah (J.D. ’22)

Nima Agah is from San Jose, California. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with degrees in Philosophy & Legal Studies and worked in corporate immigration and in the start-up venture capital space. Nima is a member of Duke Law’s Middle Eastern and North African Law Students Association (MENALSA) and will be spending his 1L summer at the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s office. 

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Director of Fundraising, Sadie Kavalier (J.D. ’22)

Sadie Kavalier student from Tama, Iowa. She grew up on an alpaca farm that also featured 12 dogs, 3 horses, and dozens of quail. Sadie graduated from the University of Oregon in 2019 with a degree in Accounting. Her thesis, titled “The Effect of Detected Financial Reporting Misconduct on Gross Domestic Product and Unemployment in the United States,” received distinction and earned her a spot as Oregon’s Accounting Student of 2019. Sadie is passionate about trial advocacy and hopes to enter litigation practice.

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Director of Social Media, Lily Tran (J.D. ’22)

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