Meet the 2018 Amicus Curiae Exec Team!

Congrats to the newly elected 2018 Amicus Curiae Exec team!

President: Lindsey McCready

Lindsey is a junior Political Science and Psychology double major from Springfield, OH. In the future, she hopes to go into Title IX education law.

Vice President of Communications: Hana Hall and Samantha Brunn

Hana is a junior majoring in political science and minoring in business legal studies and history from Columbus, Ohio. She’s interested in civil rights law and health law.

Samantha is a sophomore Journalism and Political Science double major with a Spanish minor from Wooster, Ohio. She’s interested in both immigration and international law.

Vice President of Programming: Charlie Powers and Makenzie Mercer

Charlie is a junior Political Science major from Mentor, OH. After law school he is interested in criminal law and litigation.

Makenzie is a sophomore Political Science and Social Justice Studies double major from Cincinnati, Ohio. After law school, she plans to be a public defender or a civil rights attorney. 

Vice President of Pre Law Relations: Ellen Florek

Ellen is a junior Political Science major with minors in Special Education and Social Justice Studies. She’s from Brunswick, OH and hopes to go into special education law or policy in the future.

Secretary: Ali Muffenbier

Ali is a junior from Chanhassen, Minnesota studying psychology with minors in business legal studies and entrepreneurship. She is currently leaning towards practicing law in a business setting or environmental law, and hopes to ultimately be a law school professor.

Treasurer: Kennedy Jackson

Kennedy is a sophomore Finance major from Dublin, OH. In the future she would like to pursue corporate law.

Social Chair: Chloe Shortz

Chloe Shortz is a sophomore psychology major with a history minor from Rochester, New York. Currently she is interested in practicing family law.

Service Chair: Sam Gutierrez

Sam is a sophomore from Chicago, IL majoring in Political Science. Following graduation, he plans to go to law school and work in some form of land use or development law.


2018 Copyright Conference

Registration for Miami University Libraries’ annual Copyright Conference is right around the corner! Each year the topic is different, and 2018’s focus will be on music copyright law. This 2-day event invites librarians, educators, students, administrators, and legal counsel from higher education institutions in Ohio and surrounding states to discuss various topics in music copyright law. Click the link below for more information:

Careers in Government Panel



Are you interested in a career in government? Come check out this panel from the Career Exploration Series! Link and information below:

Careers in Government Panel
Tues., February 13
Location: ASC 2080

ALL MAJORS are invited to connect with Miami alumni across various industries for insight into what employers value in prospective interns and employees.


Kate Millen, Legislative Fellow, Ohio House of Representatives
Oliver Kroner, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Cincinnati
Katherine Keough-Jurs, Director, Department of City Planning, City of Cincinnati
Michael Forrester, Energy Manager, Office of Environment and Sustainability
Karen Ryan, Senior Director of Government and Community Affairs, Convergys…/expl…/explore-government.html

Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Day

Marquette University Law School and University of Wisconsin Law School are inviting Miami University pre law students to attend the Sixth Annual Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Day!

This free event will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This will be a busy and exciting day full of activities, including an update on law school admissions in Wisconsin featuring University of Wisconsin and Marquette University Law Schools, a discussion of diversity in the legal profession, and breakout workshops for students and advisors. Lunch will be provided. Afterwards, admissions representatives from law schools around the country will be on hand to meet with advisors and students during the Law School Fair.

For information on the Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Day, please visit their website or register online here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the University of Wisconsin Law School Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at 608-262-5914 or

Indiana University Maurer Law School Diversity in Law Event


The admissions staff at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law would like to cordially invite Miami University’s pre law students to their annual Diversity Law Day, which will be held on February 17, 2018 at the law school in Bloomington, Indiana.

Diversity Law Day is dedicated to the idea that the legal profession must reflect the expanding diversity of our society. Joining efforts with the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), we hope that this day will encourage student from underrepresented and underserved communities to discover career opportunities in law. This day is particularly tailored towards high school juniors and seniors, as well college freshman and sophomores.

Diversity Law Day is free to attend, but registration is required for planning purposes. To attend, simply complete the registration form at

Contact Kendra Abercrombie at or 812-855-2704 if you have any questions.