Executive Board 2016-2017
Laura Baron and Sabrina Singer – Co-Presidents
Originally from Seattle, Laura Baron graduated from Barnard College in 2013 with a BA in political science and human rights. She was a litigation paralegal at Cravath, Swaine & Moore prior to law school and interned for the Honorable Judge Kozinski in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit during her 1L summer. In her free time, Laura likes running, swimming, reading, drinking coffee, and playing with her cat, Rosalind.
Born and raised in Miami Beach, FL, Sabrina Singer moved to New York City to attend Barnard College, Columbia University. She graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in History and minors in Spanish and Political Science. At Columbia Law, in addition to her role in the CLWA, Sabrina is an Assistant Articles Editor for The Journal of Law and Social Problems, President of the Civil Rights Law Society, a Student Representative to the Curriculum Committee, and a member of the Columbia Business Law Association. For her 1L summer Sabrina interned in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Outside the library Sabrina enjoys listening to NPR, practicing Pilates, and reading historical non-fiction.
Priya Soni - Treasurer
Originally from Chicago, Priya Soni graduated from Northwestern University in 2014 with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. Prior to attending law school, Priya worked as an associate at an education technology startup, eSpark Learning. This past summer, she interned in the General Counsel's Office for the New York City Department of Education. In addition to her role in CLWA, Priya is involved in the Columbia Business and Law Association, the South Asian Law Student Association, and the American Review of International Arbitration. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.
Hope Daily and Antonia Hyman - Myra Bradwell Chairs
Hope Daily is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2015 with a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish and a minor in economics. Outside of CLWA, Hope serves as a staff member of the Columbia Business Law Review, a Peer Mentor, and a Foundational Moot Court Student Editor. During her 1L summer, Hope interned in the Criminal Defense Practice of the Legal Aid Society in New York City. In her free time, Hope enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with friends and family.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Antonia Hyman graduated from Princeton University in 2013 with a B.A. in International and Public Affairs. Prior to attending law school she worked as an analyst at Morgan Stanley and is currently pursuing an MBA at Columbia Business School in addition to her JD at the law school. In addition to her role in CLWA, Antonia serves as a staff editor for the Columbia Business Law Review and is also a member of the Black Law Students Association. In her free time, Antonia enjoys aerial yoga.
Oyere Etta – Membership Chair
Oyere Etta, originally from Avon, Connecticut, graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 2015 with a dual major in Business, Organization, and Society and Philosophy, as well as a minor in French. Oyere started at Columbia Law School the fall after she graduated from college. In addition to her role on the CLWA board, Oyere is an Admissions Student Ambassador, a participant in the Courtroom Advocacy Project, and a Civil Procedure Teaching Assistant. In her free time, Oyere enjoys spinning, reading, and exploring New York City's many restaurants, museums, shops, and bars.
Sunny Kim - Public Interest Chair
Sunny Kim grew up in Los Angeles, California and moved up to the Bay Area to attend UC Berkeley. She graduated with B.A. in Asian American Studies and B.S. in Business Administration. Prior to law school, she worked as a corporate fraud investigations associate at Deloitte in San Francisco and as a compliance senior analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York. Outside of CLWA, Sunny is involved in APALSA and Columbia Business Law Review. She enjoys park runs, outdoor food markets and speakeasies.
Lauren Phillips – Professional Development Chair
Originally from North Carolina, Lauren Phillips graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a B.A. in International Relations and a B.A. in Hispanic Studies. Prior to enrolling a Columbia Law School, Lauren worked as a market research analyst at Nielsen. During her 1L summer, Lauren was an intern for the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. In addition to her role in CLWA, Lauren also serves on the staff of the Columbia Law Review, a Director of Development of the Columbia Business & Law Association, and competed in the Latino/a Law Students Association Moot Court, for which she is serving as a 2L Coach. Outside of law school, Lauren enjoys traveling, cooking, and exploring New York City with friends.
Claire Tilton – Alumnae Chair
Clare Tilton is originally from New Jersey and graduated from Georgetown University in 2013 with a B.A. in Government and an M.A. in American Government. She was a College Readiness Assessments Coordinator for DC Public Schools before law school, and she spent this past summer as a law clerk at a plaintiffs’ firm in New York working on employment discrimination cases. In addition to CLWA, she is an editor for LaLSA Moot Court, on the board of the Workers’ Rights Student Coalition, and a staffer on the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Outside of law school, she enjoys yoga, getting to see theatre, and learning to knit.
Arielle Trapp - Sponsorship Chair
Originally from New York, Arielle received her B.A. in Law & Society from American University, where she also minored in International Business and Creative Writing. Before coming to law school, Arielle worked as Office Manager at a small firm in Washington, DC for two years. During her 1L summer, she was in Sydney, Australia, working at the National Children's and Youth Law Centre on issues relating to the capacity of minors to make legal decisions. Arielle is also a member of the Columbia Society of International Law, The Domestic Violence Project, and Human Rights Law Review. In her free time, she enjoys a nice glass of wine while watching Netflix and pretending she can cook.
Lisa McAnearney - LLM Representative
Lisa McAnearney graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2014, completing a combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology) degrees. Prior to her studies at Columbia Law School, Lisa undertook a judicial clerkship at the Supreme Court of Western Australia and volunteered at the Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service community legal center. This year, together with her role on CLWA, Lisa is an Assistant Executive Editor for the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. Enjoying life in New York, Lisa attends acoustic live music events and has begun tap dancing classes.
Elizabeth Cheung - 1L Myra Bradwell Representative
Originally from Hong Kong, Elizabeth Cheung graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S.F.S. in Culture and Politics. Prior to law school, she completed a Masters program in Museum Anthropology at Columbia University and worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Outside of CLWA, Elizabeth serves as a 1L rep for the Domestic Violence Project and Empowering Women of Color and is a member of the Environmental Law Moot Court internal team and the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society. In her free time, she enjoys visiting museums and art galleries, reading, napping, and trying out new restaurants and bars in the city.
Andrea Metz - 1L Professional Development Representative
Originally from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Andrea Metz graduated from Barnard College in 2014 with a BA in Art History. Before law school, she worked as a litigation paralegal at Cleary Gottlieb. In addition to her involvement in CLWA, Andrea is a member of the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Society. Outside of school, Andrea enjoys going to concerts, practicing yoga, and eating pizza at Roberta’s.
Fabiola Urdaneta - 1L Community Outreach Representative
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Fabi Urdaneta was raised in Miami, FL and graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University in 2016 with a BA in philosophy. In addition to her role in CLWA, Fabi is on the board of the Society for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and is a member of the Latino/a Law Students Association. In her free time she enjoys exploring New York City, hiking, and running along the Hudson.
Taylor Wood - 1L Myra Bradwell Representative
Originally from Seal Beach, California, Taylor Wood graduated from The University of Alabama in 2015 with a B.S. in Economics and Finance. Prior to law school, she spent a year backpacking and hiking abroad. In addition to her role at CLWA, Taylor is involved in the Columbia Business Law Association. Outside of law school, Taylor enjoys competing in triathlons, curling up with a good book, and trying new foods.