King Hall Budget Policy Committee
Committee Members

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Laura Flynn, Class of 2016
Class of 2016 Representative

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Meredith Hankins, Class of 2016
Class of 2016 Representative

Hi, I'm Meredith Hankins - one of the 2L members of the BPC (Class of 2016). I joined BPC after seeing a big information gap between the amount of loans being taken out by law students and the understanding of what that money was actually used for. I bring 2 years of experience as a negotiator for a public employee union at my pre-law school job, where I gained familiarity with budget negotiations and cost-cutting measures. Besides BPC, I'm a co-Editor in Chief of the Environs Environmental Law and Policy Journal and a board member on the Environmental Law Society.

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Russell Sternshein, Class of 2017
Co-chair, Class of 2017 Representation

I joined BPC because I wanted to learn more about what tuition fees consist of and where the money we all pay goes to. Being on the committee has given me more of a voice in trying to create transparency in the budget process and informing the student body on what they want to know. My goal as a member is to provide students with easy access to answers to questions about where their tuition goes, and what they can expect it to be in the upcoming years.

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Isaac Walrath, Class of 2017
Co-chair, Class of 2017 Representative

I joined the Budget Policy Committee as a first-year law student because I’m personally invested in King Hall and I feel strongly about the BPC’s mission to provide transparency and student insight into school practices. 

Prior to law school, I served as chief paralegal for a boutique firm specializing in medical device and pharmaceutical product liability litigation. I was heavily involved with the DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation and DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Litigation, as well as other nationally coordinated proceedings.  I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning from UC Davis in 2009, with a minor in Economics.

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Max Calehuff, Class of 2017
Class of 2017 Representative

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Benjamin Gevercer , Class of 2018
Class of 2018 Representative

I joined the Budget Policy Committee because King Hall’s budget matters. I want to ensure that all students understand and can give input into budget decisions that affect our legal education. Prior to law school, I worked on California’s budget at the California Department of Finance. I received a BA in Economics from UC Santa Cruz in 2012.

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Greg Gonzalez, Class of 2018
Class of 2018 Representative

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Samantha Mandell, Class of 2016
LSA President