Laura Engelhardt, '00
Laura graduated from Hamilton College in 1995 with honors in Theater and German. Before entering Stanford Law School, she taught English and Ballroom Dance. In Fall of 1998, she assisted Sahand in turning his idea of a journal into a reality-- by cowriting the business plan and working with the Administration. She has been primarily responsible for the defining and structuring of Journal operations.
Carl L. Flink, '01
Before coming to Stanford, Carl spent the last nine years as a working modern dancer and choreographer in New York City with the Jose Limon Dance Company. He holds a degree in Political Science and Women's Studies summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota. In 1998, he decided to make a dramatic career change and was heard to say, "its law school for me." Since arriving at Stanford, Carl has searched for interesting and creative ways to get out of the traditional law school track. Cofounding the SJLS was just such an opportunity. It provided the chance to gain valuable journaling experience while assisting in designing a law journal for the 21st century.
Ryan Fortson, '01
Derek S. Roberti, '01
Derek completed his Ph.D. at Stanford in June of 1998 in the Modern Thought and Literature program. His dissertation "Economic Indicators: Force and Regulation in the Turn-of-the-Century United States" examined the genesis of American business management through an analysis of regulatory and predictive theories of flow in contemporary mechanical and industrial engineering. Derek became interested in the Journal both because of its fresh approach to legal scholarship and its innovative format.
Sahand Shaibani, '00
Sahand Shaibani originally conceived of the idea for the formation of the Stanford Journal of Legal Studies, and with the help of Laura Engelhardt, wrote the business plan for the Journal as a class project. Sahand graduated with seven honors, including PHI BETA KAPPA, from Boston University where he was awarded a double major in philosophy and international relations and a minor in English. Sahand is interested in entrepreneurial projects, interdisciplinary research, and Shotokan Karate.