Student-Advisors

Rachel A. Petrik, Student-Advisor, Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS).  B.A. Legal Studies & B.A. Advertising / Public Relations, University of Central Florida; J.D. Candidate, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.

Ms. Petrik is a student-advisor of the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic and third-year full-time law student at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Ms. Petrik, a member of the Military Law Society, is also a member of the GMU National Moot Court team, a competitor in Trial Advocacy, and the Vice-President of Education for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. During her first two years of law school, she qualified for the American Bar Association’s National Negotiation competition and was awarded the Top Oral Advocate at the UCC Intramural Moot Court competition. Ms. Petrik has two years of experience as a law clerk for the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals and will be practicing in the U.S. Navy JAG Corp after graduation.

Ms. Petrik has taken the following relevant coursework:

  • Writing-intensive courses, including: Legal Research; Trial Level Writing; Appellate Writing; Legal Drafting and Transactional Writing; and Counterterrorism Law (seminar course).
  • Foundational coursework, including: Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Contract Law; Evidence; Family Law; Legislation and Statutory Interpretation; Professional Responsibility; Property Law; and Torts.

Quinn A. KahsayStudent-Advisor, Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS).  B.S. Political Science, Shepherd University; J.D. Candidate, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.

Mr. Kahsay is a student-advisor of the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic and third-year full-time law student at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Mr. Kahsay is a member of the Military Law Society. Additionally, Mr. Kahsay is a member of Vis Moot Court Team, a Trial Advocacy competitor, the Senior Articles Editor for the National Security Law Journal, a staff editor for the Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare, and a research assistant for the National Security Institute.

Mr. Kahsay has taken the following relevant coursework:

  • Writing-intensive courses, including: Legal Research; Trial Level Writing; Appellate Writing; Legal Drafting and Transactional Writing; Scholarly Writing; and Counterterrorism Law (seminar course).
  • Foundational coursework, including: Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Contract Law; Evidence; Legislation and Statutory Interpretation; Professional Responsibility; Property Law; and Torts.

Christopher M. BabicStudent-Advisor, Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS). B.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, M.S. Biotechnology, Pennsylvania State University; J.D. Candidate, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.

Mr. Babic is a student-advisor of the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic and a fourth-year, part-time law student at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Mr. Babic is a Supervisory Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) within the biotechnology arts. He joined the USPTO in 2005 after completing his M.S. degree, which included two research fellowships at the National Cancer Institute. Mr. Babic, a two-time recipient of the United States Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award for Superior Federal Service, has over thirteen years of combined experience in patent examination and federal workforce management. As a law student, Mr. Babic has completed advanced studies in patent law and administrative regulation that included two semesters in Mason’s Administrative Law Clinic. Upon graduation, Mr. Babic intends to become a practicing attorney for the USPTO.

Mr. Babic has taken the following relevant coursework:

  • Writing-intensive courses, including: Appellate Writing; Legal Drafting and Transactional Writing; Legal Research & Writing.
  • Foundational coursework, including: Administrative Law; Civil Procedure; Criminal Law; Constitutional Law; Contract Law; Evidence; Federal Sector Employment Law; Legislation and Statutory Interpretation; Professional Responsibility; Property Law; and Torts

Mr. Todd M. Mihill, Student-Advisor, Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS). B.A. Politcal Science, State University of New York at Plattsburgh; M.A. Military Studies, Columbia College of Missouri; J.D. Candidate, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.

 Mr. Mihill is a Student-Advisor for the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic and third-year full-time law student at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Mr. Mihill is a Research Editor for the National Security Law Journal, a member of the Trial Advocacy Board, a member of the Military Law Society, and currently an intern with the United States Coast Guard- Office of Claims and Litigation. Mr. Mihill’s legal experience also includes a Judicial Clerkship with the 10th Circuit Court in Brentwood, New Hampshire. Mr. Mihill is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he continues to serve in a Reserve capacity.

Mr. Mihill has taken the following relevant coursework:

  • Legal Writing and Research related courses, including: Legal Research; Trial Level Writing; Appellate Writing; Legal Drafting and Transactional Writing; and has experience with judicial orders drafting.
  • Foundational coursework, including: Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Contract Law; Evidence; Criminal Procedure; Legislation and Statutory Interpretation; Professional Responsibility; Property Law; and Torts.