The JOLTT Leadership

About

JOLTT is a student organization dedicated to exploring the intersection of law and technology. JOLTT covers all aspects of technology law including but no limited to: intellectual property, privacy, computer, antitrust, internet, telecommunications, and e-commerce law. We are proud to be:

Student-run

We are run by a diverse group of law and undergraduate students from all sorts of different backgrounds and specialties.

Informed

Our blog is constantly updated with articles regarding everyday issues in law and technology. We also publish a journal annually.

Striving for the best

We put on informative events and panels, for example inviting notable leaders in the tech industry to speak about legal issues in their fields.

Learn more about our executive board

Editor-in-Chief

Haley Ostrin

Hayley Ostrin is a third year law student at the University of Texas School of Law. Hayley holds a B.S. and M.S. in Bioengineering, from the University of California, Riverside. Her interest in the intersection of law and technology began during her engineering career, when she noticed that inventors did not always consider the legal implications of their inventions. After graduation, Hayley will be working in Washington, D.C. with a law firm that specializes in Section 337 litigation in front of the International Trade.

Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Daniel Rankin

Daniel is a third-year law student. Before law school, Daniel attended Tulane University, where he majored in Business Legal Studies, minored in Political Science, and played baseball. After law school, Daniel will clerk for Justice Devine on the Texas Supreme Court. And following his clerkship, Daniel will go to work for Vinson & Elkins in Houston, Texas. 

WEB EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Brendon Walsh

Brendon is a 3L from Houston, Texas, and received his undergrad from Texas State University. As Web Editor-in-Chief, he oversees both online publication of short-form content and the digitization of articles from JOLTT’s print journal. Brendon’s academic focus lies at the nexus of technology, government, and international law, with particular interests in prosecution under international  and space law.

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Elijah Roden

Elijah Roden was born and raised in Midlothian, Texas, a small town just south of Dallas. He attended the University of Texas Austin for his Bachelors, double majoring in Government and Rhetoric. During his time at Texas Law, he has worked with government agencies and in-house legal teams. Outside of law school, he enjoys running and hiking with his Husky and German Shepherd, Krav Maga, board games, and traveling.

Technology Director

Tracy Zhang

Tracy Zhang hails from the scorching state of Arizona and is currently an undergraduate majoring in computer science at the University of Texas at Austin. Besides JOLTT, she is the Assistant Director of Communications for the Texas Undergraduate Research Journal and a student writer for the computer science department.  She participates in robotics research on campus and enjoys hiking and exploring the great outdoors in her free time. 

Outreach Director

Grace Bowers

Grace is a 2nd-year student at the University of Texas School of Law. On campus, she is involved with the Texas International Law Journal and the Women’s Law Caucus. Off campus, Grace is an intern with the National Association of Corporate Directors. Grace hails from San Antonio, Texas, is a recent convert to Longhorn football, and received her Bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College.

Membership Director

Seth Young

Seth’s passion for JOLTT stems from its cutting-edge position tackling legal questions relating to tech, entrepreneurship, and civil liberties, and its ability to bring in contributors from varied areas of the law and industry. He is a 2L and is seeking to clerk and become a commercial litigator following law school.