Student-Advisors

 

Liz Faris, Student Advisor, Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS); B.A., English and Communications, cum laude, Boston College; J.D. Candidate, George Mason University School of law. 

Liz Faris is a student advisor of the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal and a fourth-year evening student. Ms. Faris is also a member of the George Mason Law Review. 

Before attending law school, Ms. Faris spent five years in Honduras, where she founded a bilingual school. She continues to direct a scholarship program for low-income students in Honduras. During her time in law school, Ms. Faris interned with the Capital Area Immigrant Rights Coalition, working with detained noncitizens. Following graduation, Ms. Faris intends to pursue a career in immigration law or public interest law. 

Ms. Faris 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: Contract Law; Torts; Civil Procedure; Legislation and Statutory Interpretation; Criminal Law; Property; Constitutional Law; Evidence; Professional Responsibility; and Virginia Family Law. 

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.

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

Ms. Roman 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.  She serves as Membership Chair for Moot Court Board and is a member of the Trial Advocacy Association.

Ms. Roman has completed internships with the Department of Justice and both the Air Force and Army JAG Corps. She spent this past summer with the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate for the 4th ID at Fort Carson, CO.  Ms. Roman has been accepted to the Army JAG Corps and will commission as an Army Judge Advocate upon graduation in spring 2023.

Ms. Roman has taken the following relevant coursework:

  • Writing-intensive courses, including: Legal Research and Writing; Trial-Level Writing; Appellate Writing; and Transactional Drafting.
  • Foundational coursework, including: Civil Procedure; Civil Rights Prosecutions; Constitutional Law; Contracts; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure: Investigation; Evidence; Law of Armed Conflict/Military Operational Law; Legislation and Statutory Interpretation; National Security Law; Professional Responsibility; Property; and Torts.

Conor Hogan, Student Advisor, Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS); B.A. English – Creative Writing, Florida State University; J.D. Candidate, George Mason University School of Law.

Mr. Hogan is a Student Advisor of the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic and a full-time third-year law student. While in law school, Mr. Hogan has interned for the Public Defender’s Office of Shelby County, in Memphis TN, representing indigent clients in criminal felony cases.  He plans to pursue public interest litigation or federal public service after graduation in May 2023.

Mr. Hogan has taken the following relevant coursework:

  • Writing-intensive courses, including: Legal Research and Writing, Appellate Writing, and Legislative Drafting.
  • Foundational courses, including: Contract Law; Property Law; Tort Law; Civil Procedure I and II; Constitutional Law I and II; Civil Rights Prosecutions; Evidence; Mediation; and Professional Responsibility.