Michigan Law Outlaws

MLaw's LGBTQ Student Organization Since 1981

Meet the Board

Josh is a 2L and Co-Chair of Outlaws. Originally from the Boston area, Josh made his way down the east coast for college in Philly, and to spend a few years after that working in Washington, DC. He enjoys cooking, playing tennis, and drinking good coffee. A semi-retired indoor cycling instructor, Josh is just waiting for his call up to the big leagues. Contact info: jgoldma@umich.edu

Josh is a 2L and Co-Chair of Outlaws. Originally from the Boston area, Josh made his way down the east coast for college in Philly, and to spend a few years after that working in Washington, DC. He enjoys cooking, playing tennis, and drinking good coffee. A semi-retired indoor cycling instructor, Josh is just waiting for his call up to the big leagues.

Contact info: jgoldma@umich.edu

Christa is a summer start  2L and the Academic and Advocacy Chair. She traded in the white beaches of Santa Cruz for Ann Arbor’s frozen tundra. Christa worked at Comerica Bank before law school, where she advanced the diversity initiative. When she’s not watching TedTalks, Christa is boxing or training new boxers at the University of Michigan Boxing Club. Contact info: cnipp@umich.edu

Christa is a summer start  2L and the Academic and Advocacy Chair. She traded in the white beaches of Santa Cruz for Ann Arbor’s frozen tundra. Christa worked at Comerica Bank before law school, where she advanced the diversity initiative. When she’s not watching TedTalks, Christa is boxing or training new boxers at the University of Michigan Boxing Club.

Contact info: cnipp@umich.edu

Mitchell is a 2L and the Gala Chair for 2017. After graduating from Vassar college with a degree in Greek & Roman studies and spending a summer trying his hand at archaeology, Mitchell turned his attention to the stars and spent three years working in television at the Syfy channel followed by a stint at LogoTV. Although he’s realized that his combination of charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent is best served in a court of law he couldn’t leave show business behind entirely and was featured on HGTV’s House Hunters International in 2017. Contact info: gilburne@umich.edu

Mitchell is a 2L and the Gala Chair for 2017. After graduating from Vassar college with a degree in Greek & Roman studies and spending a summer trying his hand at archaeology, Mitchell turned his attention to the stars and spent three years working in television at the Syfy channel followed by a stint at LogoTV. Although he’s realized that his combination of charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent is best served in a court of law he couldn’t leave show business behind entirely and was featured on HGTV’s House Hunters International in 2017.

Contact info: gilburne@umich.edu

Hunter is a 2L and the Outlaw's Treasurer. Although Hunter is originally from upstate NY, she has been a lifelong Michigan fan and Lake Michigan enthusiast. Hunter spent her 1L summer working at a firm in Providence. She enjoys baking cakes, drinking diet coke, and teaching friends how to work out in the IM building. Hunter looks forward to confusing the hell out of her classmates, as her identical twin sister will be starting her MPP at Ford in the fall. Contact info: hkdavis@umich.edu

Hunter is a 2L and the Outlaw's Treasurer. Although Hunter is originally from upstate NY, she has been a lifelong Michigan fan and Lake Michigan enthusiast. Hunter spent her 1L summer working at a firm in Providence. She enjoys baking cakes, drinking diet coke, and teaching friends how to work out in the IM building. Hunter looks forward to confusing the hell out of her classmates, as her identical twin sister will be starting her MPP at Ford in the fall.

Contact info: hkdavis@umich.edu

Anna is a 1L and Outlaw's Communications Chair. She grew up and went to undergrad in New England. After graduating, Anna spent time in New York, working first for a law firm and later for the American Civil Liberties Union. When she isn't listening to podcasts about the Supreme Court, Anna loves baking, mailing her friends postcards, and SCUBA diving. Contact info: abelkin@umich.edu

Anna is a 1L and Outlaw's Communications Chair. She grew up and went to undergrad in New England. After graduating, Anna spent time in New York, working first for a law firm and later for the American Civil Liberties Union. When she isn't listening to podcasts about the Supreme Court, Anna loves baking, mailing her friends postcards, and SCUBA diving.

Contact info: abelkin@umich.edu

Joel is a summer start 2L and Co-Chair of Outlaws. He grew up in New York City but secretly loves LA. Before law school, Joel taught English in Japan, traveled abroad in Asia, then moved back to New York and worked as a gallery assistant for a contemporary art gallery on the Lower East Side. Joel spent his 1L summer interning at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York. He has a passion for digital art, Memphis Design and LGBTQ history and slang. Contact info: rjoel@umich.edu

Joel is a summer start 2L and Co-Chair of Outlaws. He grew up in New York City but secretly loves LA. Before law school, Joel taught English in Japan, traveled abroad in Asia, then moved back to New York and worked as a gallery assistant for a contemporary art gallery on the Lower East Side. Joel spent his 1L summer interning at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York. He has a passion for digital art, Memphis Design and LGBTQ history and slang.

Contact info: rjoel@umich.edu

Victoria is a 2L from Auburn, KY and is the Outlaw's Development and Mentorship Chair. Victoria feels most at home wherever Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is being served and social justice is being done. Her two sincerest ambitions in life are to move back home to Kentucky in order to take over the state riding a wave of lasting economic and social change and to be able to exclusively patron craft  breweries owned by Black women. Contact info: vicallen@umich.edu

Victoria is a 2L from Auburn, KY and is the Outlaw's Development and Mentorship Chair. Victoria feels most at home wherever Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is being served and social justice is being done. Her two sincerest ambitions in life are to move back home to Kentucky in order to take over the state riding a wave of lasting economic and social change and to be able to exclusively patron craft  breweries owned by Black women.

Contact info: vicallen@umich.edu

Jacob is a 2L at Michigan law and the Social Chair. He graduated with a bachelors in Sociology from Brigham Young University. While at BYU, Jacob was involved with USGA (the Provo, Utah Outlaws equivalent). He served on the USGA board as the activity chair. Jacob spent his 1L summer as a judicial intern in the Bay Area. And while he always misses the weather in California, Jacob is excited, elated and enthused to be back in Ann Arbor and serving on the Outlaws board this year. Go Blue!  Contact info: jrcrimea@umich.edu

Jacob is a 2L at Michigan law and the Social Chair. He graduated with a bachelors in Sociology from Brigham Young University. While at BYU, Jacob was involved with USGA (the Provo, Utah Outlaws equivalent). He served on the USGA board as the activity chair. Jacob spent his 1L summer as a judicial intern in the Bay Area. And while he always misses the weather in California, Jacob is excited, elated and enthused to be back in Ann Arbor and serving on the Outlaws board this year. Go Blue! 

Contact info: jrcrimea@umich.edu

Erin is a 2L and the Pro Bono Chair. She is from the Midwest, but attended college in Washington, DC. After graduating, and before law school, she worked for two years at the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Erin enjoys biking (when it's not too snowy), cooking (and eating) delicious vegetarian food, and watching HGTV.  Contact info: erinrand@umich.edu

Erin is a 2L and the Pro Bono Chair. She is from the Midwest, but attended college in Washington, DC. After graduating, and before law school, she worked for two years at the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Erin enjoys biking (when it's not too snowy), cooking (and eating) delicious vegetarian food, and watching HGTV. 

Contact info: erinrand@umich.edu

Michael is a 1L and the Outlaw's 1L Rep. He was born and raised in China, where he finished the first two years of college. He then relocated to the West Coast of this strange country in 2016, where he was converted into a boba lover and a social justice warrior. Before coming to the U.S., he was living in the far away land of Quebec. In his free time, (or when I am seriously procrastinating) he enjoys playing volleyball, rewatching Sex and the City, and freaking out internally about not having a driver’s license. I'd give anything for someone to take me on a Costco run. Contact info: mikeyxu@umich.edu 

Michael is a 1L and the Outlaw's 1L Rep. He was born and raised in China, where he finished the first two years of college. He then relocated to the West Coast of this strange country in 2016, where he was converted into a boba lover and a social justice warrior. Before coming to the U.S., he was living in the far away land of Quebec. In his free time, (or when I am seriously procrastinating) he enjoys playing volleyball, rewatching Sex and the City, and freaking out internally about not having a driver’s license. I'd give anything for someone to take me on a Costco run.

Contact info: mikeyxu@umich.edu