Student-Advisors

Megan Jones, Student Advisor, Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS); B.A., Justice Studies, cum laude, James Madison University; J.D. Candidate, George Mason University School of Law.

Ms. Jones is a student advisor of the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic and is a third-year full time law student at George Mason University’s School of Law. Ms. Jones is also a member of the George Mason American Inn of Court. During her time in law school, Ms. Jones interned with the Richmond Public Defenders Office, working with indigent clients on criminal matters. Ms. Jones also interned with Legal Services of Northern Virginia, providing civil-related legal aid to low-income clients. After graduation, Ms. Jones plans to pursue a career in public interest litigation or family law.

Ms. Jones has taken the following relevant coursework:

  • Writing-intensive courses, including: Legal Research and Writing; Trial Level Writing; Legal Drafting; and Appellate Writing.
  • Foundational courses, including: Contract Law; Torts; Civil Procedure; Legislation and Statutory Interpretation; Criminal Law; Property Law; Evidence; Professional Responsibility; and Family Law.

Kyle Elzey, Student Advisor, Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS); B.A., Political Science, Salisbury University; J.D. Candidate, George Mason University School of Law.

Kyle Elzey is a student advisor of the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic and is a fourth-year evening student at George Mason University’s School of Law. Mr. Elzey prior to joining the clinic served as the article selection editor for the George Mason National Security Law Journal.

Mr. Elzey is a veteran, having enlisted following completion of his bachelor’s degree in 2011. Mr. Elzey served for six years in the Army National Guard as an all-source intelligence analyst, deploying with the 29th ID in 2016 to Kuwait. Following graduation, Mr. Elzey intends to pursue a career in Cybersecurity & Privacy law.

Mr. Elzey has taken the following relevant coursework:

  • Writing-intensive courses, including: Legal Research and Writing; Trial-Level Writing; Legal Drafting; Appellate Writing; and Scholarly Writing.
  • Foundational coursework, including: Administrative Law; Civil Procedure; Contract Law; Constitutional Law; Criminal Procedure: Investigation; Criminal Law; Family Law; Legislation and Statutory Interpretation; Professional Responsibility; Property; Sales; and Torts.

Hanna-Elizabeth Montgomery, Student Advisor, Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS); B.A., Spanish, Wofford College; B.S., Biology, Wofford College; J.D. Candidate, George Mason University School of Law.

Hanna-Elizabeth Montgomery is a student advisor of the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal and a third-year full time student. Ms. Montgomery is also the managing editor of the National Security Law Journal.

Before attending law school, Ms. Montgomery taught high school Spanish in Charleston, SC.  During law school, Ms. Montgomery worked for the Department of Justice as an Honors Intern. Ms. Montgomery has worked for the Department of the Navy’s Office of General Counsel since June of 2022 and will continue working there after graduation.

Ms. Montgomery has taken the following relevant coursework:

  • Writing-intensive courses, including: Legal Research and Writing; Trial-Level Writing; Appellate Writing; Transactional Drafting; and Scholarly Writing.
  • Foundational coursework, including: Contract Law; Torts; Civil Procedure; Criminal Procedure; Legislation and Statutory Interpretation; Criminal Law; Property; Constitutional Law; National Security Law; Evidence; Professional Responsibility; Trusts and Estates; Mediation; and Family Law.

Amanda Nhek, Student Advisor, Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS); B.S., Health and Physical Education, summa cum laude, Patricia and Douglas Perry Honors College at Old Dominion University; J.D. Candidate, George Mason University School of Law.

Ms. Nhek is a student advisor of the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic and is a second-year full time law student at George Mason University’s School of Law. Ms. Nhek is also a candidate member of the George Mason National Security Law Journal. During her time in law school, Ms. Nhek was a judicial intern for the Honorable Brett A. Kassabian in the Fairfax County Circuit Court.

Ms. Nhek has taken the following relevant coursework:

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

James Caruso, Student Advisor, Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS); B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, magna cum laude, Liberty University; J.D. Candidate, George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School.

James Caruso is a second-year day student from Sacramento, California.  Mr. Caruso is a Veteran himself, having served with the U.S. Army on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  During his time on Active Duty, James worked as a supervisor in military justice and deployed as an operational legal clerk for NATO objectives in Northeastern Europe.  Prior to M-VETS, he worked as the Symposium Editor for the National Security Law Journal.

Mr. Caruso has taken the following relevant coursework:

  • Writing-intensive courses, including: Legal Research and Writing; Trial Level Writing; Appellate Writing; Writing for Law Clerks.
  • Foundational courses, including: Contract Law; Torts; Property Law; Constitutional Law; Civil Procedure; Legislation and Statutory Interpretation; Evidence; Criminal Law; Professional Responsibility; and eDiscovery.