The Journal of Law and Technology at Texas (JOLTT) is committed to exploring the vast impact technology has on the policies and practice of law. Below is the Journal’s executive board for the 2018-2019 school year.

Hayley Ostrin
Editor-in-Chief

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.

Brendon Walsh
Web Editor-in-Chief

Brendon is a 3L from Houston, Texas, and received his undergraduate degree from Texas State University. This is Brendon’s second term as JOLTT’s Editor-in-Chief for Online Content, where he oversees both online-only publication of short-form content, and the digitization of articles from JOLTT’s traditional print journal. Brendon’s academic focus lies at the nexus of technology, government, and international law, with particular interests in prosecution under international law and the development of space law. He is currently in The Hague, Netherlands, spending a semester with the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals.

Daniel Rankin
Assistant Editor-in-Chief

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.

Elijah Roden
Content Development Director

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.

Tracy Zhang
Technology Director

Tracy, from the torching state of Arizona, is currently a sophomore 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 (URJ) 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. Through her interdisciplinary experiences, Tracy hopes to continue learning about the fascinating intersection between law and technology.

Seth Young
Membership Director

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.

Grace Bowers
Outreach Director

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 (TILJ) and the Women's Law Caucus. Off campus, Grace is an intern with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Grace hails from San Antonio, Texas, is a recent convert to Longhorn football, and received her Bachelor's degree from Hamilton College. Grace's interest in the intersection of law and technology developed out of her work with small to mid-size technology startups in the Bay Area.