2016-17 Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences Fellows
Kendra is currently a third year student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and is a member of the Utah Law Review as well as the Student Director for the Medical-Legal Clinic. Kendra graduated from the University of Utah in 2009 with a B.A. in History after transferring from Colorado State University. Kendra loves to travel, scuba dive, and play soccer.
Vik is currently a third year law student (part-time) at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, and a Team Lead at the University of Utah Health Care Enterprise Data Warehouse. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Population Health Sciences at the School of Medicine, and in the College of Nursing. Vik received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics and an M.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Utah. Prior to attending the U., he attended the University of Mumbai, where he received an M.Sc. in Biotechnology, and a B.Sc. in Botany and Biotechnology. Vik is interested in studying law and policy related to electronic healthcare data for primary use (clinical care) and secondary use (research, reporting, etc.), identifying deficiencies and developing recommendations.
Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine. He is in his third and final year at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law where, in addition to a full class schedule, he is a LABS Fellow who writes provisional patent applications for the Bench to Bedside Program competitors. After law school, he will practice law as a patent attorney at Patent Law Works in Salt Lake City. Prior to law school, Dave had two careers–first as an aerospace engineer designing military cargo aircraft and commercial airliners. His second career was coding commercial desktop and web applications as a software engineer. He has replaced his pre-law-school hobbies of sailing and scuba diving with volunteering in the law school’s pro bono initiatives (PBI), though he did manage to squeeze in a week of both between his second-year final exams and beginning his summer job. Last year Dave served as the student director of the PBI’s Street Law Clinic and is currently the student director of the Expungement Clinic.
Mike is currently a third year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he is a member of the Utah Law Review and the Lassonde New Venture Development Program. He graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2014. Mike is actively pursing a career in intellectual property law. During his 1L summer, he was a summer associate at Kirton McConkie, where he will return for his 2L summer.
Justin Hamady is currently in his third year at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Justin graduated from University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Political Science. His legal interests include criminal law, health law, and international law and he plans on pursuing a career in public interest law. In his free time he enjoys mixed martial arts, making music, pick-up sports, and backpacking. Finally, Justin is a die-hard Golden State Warriors fan!
Anikka is currently a third year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and is a member of the Utah Law Review. Anikka graduated from the University of Southern California in 2008 with a B.A. in Psychology. She also holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah. Anikka’s legal interests include health law and policy. Anikka enjoys riding horses, running, and spending time with family and friends.
Alexis Juergen is currently a second year law student. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a double minor in English and Biology. While also studying at Northern Arizona University, Alexis was a Division I swimmer and named All American National Strength & Conditioning Association Athlete of the Year in 2015. She is interested in litigation with a focus on Intellectual Property law, and worked with Maschoff Brennan over her 1L summer. Alexis is involved with many organizations at the law school including president of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, secretary of Student Litigation Society, and the 2L representative for the Student Intellectual Property Law Association and Sports Law Club.
Jerry Lynch is a third year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Jerry graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a B.A. in International Relations and a B.A. in Integrated Marketing Communications. Jerry also attended Beijing Language and Culture University in Beijing, China, where he studied International Economic policy and Mandarin Chinese. Prior to attending the S.J. Quinney College of Law Jerry attended the University of Baltimore School of Law and served as a facilitator at the Johns Hopkins Medical-Legal Conference. Jerry intends to work in healthcare law, focusing on matters involving behavioral health and women’s and newborns.
Courtney Neves is currently a third year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Courtney graduated from Brigham Young University – Provo with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Tax Accounting in 2013. His legal interests include tax and business law as well as health law, as occupations within his immediate family include doctors, nurses, physical therapists, dentists, and pharmacists. As the middle of nine kids raised on a small ranch in Wyoming, Courtney enjoys the wide-open spaces, horses, country dancing, sports, camping, and fiddling.
Kylie is currently a third-year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where she is a member of the Utah Law Review. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2012 with a B.A. in Advertising. Kylie plans to pursue a career in health law, specifically working with the law as applicable to innovative biotechnology. During her 1L and 2L summers, she clerked at Snow, Christensen & Martineau. In her spare time, she enjoys woodworking, traveling the world with her husband, and reading fiction novels.
Jason is a second year law student at S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. As a LABS fellow, he works with the Center for Medical Innovation helping the participants in the Bench 2 Bedside competition prepare provisional patent applications. Jason received a Bachelor’s and a Master’s of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Utah State University. Prior to entering law school, Jason worked as an engineer designing material handling systems for bulk storage facilities. He came to law school to help engineers and inventors with their unique legal problems. After law school he plans on practicing Intellectual Property law.
Prior to law school, Mike had an extensive career in government in politics. For several years he owned and operated his own non-profit and political fundraising company raising millions of dollars for nationwide races. He also worked as a staffer to elected officials at the state and federal level. It was his work as a Congressional staffer handling health care and environmental policy that eventually motivated him to enroll in S.J. Quinney. Most recently, he worked for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality on air quality issues as a Khazeni Environmental Law Fellow.
Steven attended Brigham Young University where he graduated in Mechanical Engineering. For his senior project, Steven helped develop calibration methods for General Electric’s deep-sea proximity probes. During school, Steven also worked as a full-time student engineer on product development teams at US Synthetic, a Shingo Prize manufacturing company, specializing in synthetic diamond cutters used around the world by oil and gas drilling companies. He is a law clerk for Maschoff Brennan, an IP firm in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is currently a 3rd year law student at the University of Utah pursuing Patent Law. Steven is a registered patent agent.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah. He is in his second year at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law where, in addition to a full class schedule, he is a LABS Fellow who writes provisional patent applications for the Bench to Bedside Program competitors. Last summer, Andrew had the opportunity to work as a summer associate at Stoel Rives LLP where he drafted various documents related to patent prosecution. After law school, he plans to practice law as a patent attorney in Salt Lake City. Prior to law school, Andrew worked with a sporting goods manufacturer where participated in research and development projects and destructive product testing analysis. Andrew enjoys archery, backpacking, table tennis, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.