University of Colorado Law Review

Volume 79 Issue 1, Winter 2008


David M. Zlotnick, The Future of Federal Sentencing Policy: Learning Lessons from the Republican Judicial Appointees in the Guidelines Era.  Professor Zlotnick is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the Roger Williams University School of Law. After graduating cum laude from the Harvard Law School, Professor Zlotnick clerked for a federal appellate judge, worked as a white collar defense attorney, and served as a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C.  In 1995 he became the first Litigation Director for Families Against Mandatory Minimums (“FAMM”), and in 2002, he was selected as a Soros Senior Justice Fellow to pursue his research on federal sentencing.  Professor Zlotnick's work on sentencing issues has received coverage in a variety of media including: Rolling Stone Magazine, BBC Television, The New York Times, and Insight Magazine.  He has also testified before the Judiciary Committees of the United States Senate and House of Representatives.

Emily M. Calhoun, The Accounting: Habeas Corpus and Enemy Combatants. Professor Calhoun is a Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School.  Professor Calhoun earned her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was on the editorial board of the Texas Law Review.  Following law school, she worked as a staff attorney for the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU in Atlanta, Georgia, handling lawsuits involving voting rights, jury discrimination, and prisoner's rights a  Professor Calhoun has continued to focus on civil and human rights in her role as a professor, initially at the University of Georgia Law School and, since 1979, at the University of Colorado Law School.  Professor Calhoun has published numerous articles in the areas of voting rights, prisoner's rights, standing, and the right to petition government, and she is currently working on a book about justice in civil rights cases.

Matthew J. Parlow, Civic Republicanism, Public Choice Theory, and Neighborhood Councils: A New Model for Civic Engagement.  Professor Parlow has been an Associate Professor of Law at the Chapman University School of Law since 2005 and will be joining the faculty of the Marquette University Law School in the fall of 2008.  Professor Parlow received his J.D. from the Yale Law School, where he was an editor for the Yale Law and Policy Review and the Yale Journal on Regulation.  Before entering the legal academy, Professor Parlow clerked for the Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Prior to clerking, he worked as an attorney at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP in Los Angeles, where he practiced land use and local government law. 

Jennifer M. DiLalla, Beyond the Davis Dictum:  Reforming Nontestimonial Identification Evidence Rules and Statutes.  Dr. DiLalla is a J.D. candidate at the University of Colorado Law School.  She earned her B.A. with Highest Distinction at the University of Virginia, and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins University.  Before law school, Dr. DiLalla spent eleven years as a college English professor, teaching at Virginia Tech, St. Andrews College, Westminster College, and the University of Denver.  After graduation, she will clerk for the Honorable David M. Ebel on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  In the fall of 2009, she will join the Environment and Natural Resources practice at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP in Denver.

Ben Meade, Interstate Instability: Why Colorado's Alien Smuggling Statute Is Preempted by Federal Immigration Laws.  Mr. Meade is a J.D. candidate at the University of Colorado Law School.  Mr. Meade earned his B.A. in Religious Literature with honors from Grinnell College.  During law school, he worked as a summer associate at Reilly, Pozner, & Connelly, LLP, worked as a Casenote and Comment Editor on the University of Colorado Law Review, and worked as a board member on the Rothgerber Moot Court.  After graduation, Mr. Meade will serve as a clerk to the Honorable Robert M. Russel, Judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Daniela Ronchetti, Opening the Door: Crowe v. Tull and the Application of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act to Attorneys.  Ms. Ronchetti received her J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School in May 2007.  She now serves as a law clerk to the Honorable Alex J. Martinez of the Colorado Supreme Court.  During law school, Ms. Ronchetti interned at the Colorado Supreme Court and worked as a law clerk at Hutchinson Black and Cook, LLC.  Ms. Ronchetti also has a law degree from Charles University Law School, Czech Republic.  Prior to moving to Colorado in 2003, she practiced as an attorney in the Prague office of a major British law firm, CMS Cameron McKenna.

Elizabeth Hervey Osborn, What Happened to "Paul's Law"?: Insights on Advocating for Better Training and Better Outcomes in Encounters Between Law Enforcement Personnel and Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ms. Osborn is J.D. candidate at the University of Colorado Law School. She will be the first recipient of the school's new specialty certificate in Juvenile and Family Law, which she will receive with honors.  She earned her B.S. from Brigham Young University, graduating cum laude with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Music.  Between undergraduate school and law school she was deeply involved in Cub Scouting and her church's children's ministry where, among other things, she trained leaders on how to work with children with disabilities.