National Security Law Journal

Insightful scholarship advancing the field of national security law

To join the National Security Law Journal, Scalia Law 1D, 1E, 2D, 2E, and 3E students are invited to participate in the all-Journal Write-On Competition or the NLSJ’s Comment-On Process. After demonstrating a commitment to the Journal through spading and completing a publication-ready student note or comment, full membership may be extended. 

Full members are eligible for publication and Editorial Board membership. Members also work with NSLJ’s Research Editors to verify authors’ sources and to ensure that all citations meet NSLJ’s formatting and content requirements.

Jordan Caruso

Jordan is a third-year day student from Sacramento, California.  He earned a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies, specializing in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, and went on to serve as a paralegal in the US Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  During his time on Active Duty, Jordan worked as an enlisted supervisor in military justice and deployed as an operational legal clerk for a joint-force mission with NATO in Northeastern Europe. He continues to serve as a paralegal in the U.S. Army Reserves Judiciary.

Margaret Cochrane

Margaret Cochrane is a second-year law student, originally from Oregon. She graduated from Portland State University with a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies. Prior to attending law school, Margaret worked as a litigation assistant. This summer, she is interning with the U.S. Department of Transportation in the Office of Inspector General, Office of Chief Counsel.

John Donnell

John Donnell is a Third-Year evening student. He graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Justice Studies and Philosophy. He has spent the last 12 years working as a contractor in the fields of national security and government information.  

McCall Holland

McCall Holland is a second-year law student from the coast of North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Peace, War, and Defense and a B.A. in History with concentrations in International Security and Intelligence, and Global History. She also minored in Conflict Management. Previously, McCall has worked with the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, on Capitol Hill, and with the Department of Justice.

Jonathon Mendoza

Jonathon Mendoza is a  Member of the National Security Law Journal. He is a second-year student, originally from Apex, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a B.A. in Political Science. Jonathon is also a student member of the National Hispanic Bar Association. Last summer, he worked as an in Intern for Aspida Financial Services, LLC.

Amanda Nhek

Amanda Nhek is a second-year law student from Northern Virginia. She graduated summa cum laude from the Patricia and Douglas Perry Honors College at Old Dominion University in 2021 with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education. She is currently a judicial intern for the Honorable Brett A. Kassabian in the Fairfax County Circuit Court.  

Laurelyn Ostrowidzki

Laurelyn graduated summa cum laude from Auburn University with a B.A. in Chemistry and a minor in Political Science. Now, Laurelyn works full-time at the U.S. Department of Justice and is a third-year J.D. evening student. Before law school, Laurelyn interned in the Investigations Division of the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and was an undergraduate researcher in analytical chemistry.

Zachary Schultz

Zachary Schultz is a third-year evening student at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Zachary graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in International Studies with a focus in Security and Intelligence and a minor in Russian. At Ohio State, Zachary was a member of the security and intelligence club. Since 2018, Zachary has worked as a project assistant and legal assistant at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP in Washington, DC.

Anna Seaford

Annah Seafordis a second-year day student. Originally from North Carolina, Annah graduated from Appalachian State University in 2021 with a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to attending law school, Annah worked as a legal secretary. This summer, she is interning with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.

Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart is a second-year JD candidate from King George, Virginia. Mary graduated from the University of Virginia in December of 2020 with a B.A. in English and a Minor in the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Previously, Mary has had internships with McGuireWoods Consulting, Youngkin for Governor, and the law firm of Holtzman Vogel Josephiak Torchinsky LLC.

Not pictured: Landon DeKay, Christine Marsden, Cesar Muir, and Chandler Sensibaugh.