King Hall Women's Law Association

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Joan Pradhan, Class of 2017

Joan Pradhan grew up in Seattle, Washington and loves to drink coffee and do yoga. Since high school Joan has been a member and a volunteer for the Nepal Seattle Society. In college she was a member of the Scripps College Mock Trial Team for four year as well as spending a summer in Kathmandu researching politics. After college Joan spent a month backpacking through Ireland with her sister.

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Kelley Harrington, Class of 2017

Kelley Harrington graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Psychology. After college, she attended graduate school at the University of Minnesota and earned her M.A. in Educational Psychology. She previously worked for a school district in Michigan as a school psychologist. In addition to her role as Secretary for KHWLA, Kelley is an Editor for the UC Davis Law Review and a co-chair of the UC Davis National Lawyer's Guild. Outside of law school, Kelley enjoys practicing yoga, traveling, skiing, playing golf, and spending time with her cat Dwight. Kelley is also interested in promoting equal opportunity for women in the field of law.

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Courtney Hatchett, Class of 2017
Reproductive Justice Chair

Courtney graduated from The University of Texas in 2012 with a degree in English. Throughout college and after graduation, she worked with the legal nonprofit Jane's Due Process, an organization focused on minor's reproductive rights. She has also taught at a high school in Houston serving primarily refugee students and spent a year teaching in a town outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Courtney is especially interested in reproductive rights and also sits on the Law Students for Reproductive Justice board. 

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Roxanne Strohmeier, Class of 2016
Professional Development Chair

Roxanne holds a B.A. in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and Master of Public Health (MPH) with an emphasis in Maternal and Child Health from the University of California, Davis. Before attending law school she worked as a Program Development Consultant for the California Department of Public Health’s Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division. Prior to this, Roxanne worked for Planned Parenthood in various capacities including: Program Coordinator, Marketing Assistant, Health Services Specialist, and Medical Services Representative. At King Hall, Roxanne is also a Senior Sections Editor for the Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy, and the President of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. This past summer, she was a University of California Human Rights Fellow and worked as a legal intern for the national ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project’s litigation department. Her professional interests include litigation, health care law, and reproductive rights.

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Kara Hetrick , Class of 2018
Fundraising Chair

Kara Hetrick earned a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies with a minor in Women’s Studies from Arizona State University and a Master's in Public Policy from the University of Utah.  Most of Kara’s career has been in nonprofit fundraising and outreach, especially in public broadcasting.  She has also has worked as a local National Public Radio station host and done public policy research in immigration, retirement, and other issues.  She loves camping, hiking, and road trips to small towns.

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Danielle Lauber, Class of 2018
1L Representative

Danielle graduated from University of California, Irvine in 2015 with a degree in Criminology, Law & Society. During college she volunteered in the Anaheim Office of the Legal-Aid Society of Orange County. She came to law school to pursue a career in Family Law. In addition to her role as 1L representative for KHWLA Board, Danielle is a Research Editor for the Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy. Outside of law school, Danielle enjoys cooking, exploring nature, and spending time with friends and family.

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Amanda Miller , Class of 2018
1L Representative

Amanda graduated from Northwestern University in 2015 with a double major in Linguistics and Legal Studies, and a minor in Creative Nonfiction Writing.  During college, she played club field hockey, coached for Special Olympics, and was a member of the Pre-Law Fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta.  She wrote her undergraduate thesis comparing the fairness and efficiency of gender-based asylum systems in the U.S. and Canada.  At King Hall, she hopes to become more involved with the Immigration Law Association and HALO, along with KHWLA.  She aims to break stereotypes about women in her everyday life, mostly by giving very hearty handshakes and eating a ton of ice cream.

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Emily Peterson, Class of 2018
1L Representative

Emily Peterson grew up in the Northeast.  She graduated from Wellesley College in 2011 with a degree in French. After college, Emily spent several years working as an IP Litigation Paralegal at a large firm in Palo Alto. In addition to serving as a 1L representative to KHWLA, Emily is a section representative for King Hall's Law School Association, a below line editor for the Business Law Journal, and participating in the Housing Clinic.  In her free time, Emily enjoys knitting, camping, hiking, and road trips.

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Jasjot Maan, Class of 2018
1L Representative

Jasjot was born and raised in northern California. She is Punjabi-American and very close to her family. She has worked in outreach management as well as an Intervention Teacher. She volunteers her time to causes concerning children or victims of abuse to forge positive change in their lives as well as in society in general. She is very interested in women's rights issues. She enjoys food, traveling, meeting new people and trying new things. 

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Professor Lisa Pruitt
Faculty Advisor

Professor Lisa Pruitt's career spans the globe, literally and figuratively. Before joining the UC Davis law faculty in 1999, she worked abroad for almost a decade in settings ranging from international organizations to private practice. Professor Pruitt worked with lawyers in more than 30 countries, negotiating cultural conflicts in several arenas. It is not surprising that a common theme of her research interests is how law and legal institutions manage and respond to cultural difference and cultural change.