Chief Executive Officer & Executive Committee Leader: Chauneice Davis
Chauneice Davis is currently a student at Duke University School of Law. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College, graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. While attending Spelman she was the Director of the Spelman College Mock Trial Team, and a competing attorney and witness. In the summer of 2013 she summered at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison, experiencing work in various matters within the litigation department. She will be returning to Paul Weiss for her 2L summer in 2014. Upon graduation from Duke Law, she plans to litigate, but has yet to determine an area of practice, though she has a strong interest in criminal defense. Along with her responsibilities as a co-founder/president of the Duke Litigators, Chauneice is also a member of the Duke Moot Court Board, Duke Mock Trial Board, and the Duke Black Law Student's Association (BLSA). She hopes that through her membership with Duke Litigators and her involvement in Duke Law as a whole, she can find a career that will balance her love for the court room and her passion for the law.
Executive Committee 1L Rep. - Katlin Karges
Katlin Karges is currently a student at Duke University School of Law. She received her B.A. in Law and Society from American University, graduating magna cum laude. Before attending law school Katlin worked as a paralegal for Sullivan, Shoemaker P.C., L.L.O. in Hastings, Nebraska and volunteered with Living Positive Kenya, a non-profit that empowered HIV positive women and children, in Nairobi, Kenya. Upon graduation from Duke Law, she plans to start a career in either civil or criminal litigation. Along with her responsibilities as 1L Representative for the Executive Committee of the Duke Litigators, Katlin is also a 1L representative for the Duke Women Law Student’s Association. Through her experience with Duke Litigators she hopes to gain a better understanding of the different career opportunities in litigation and further pursue her passion for zealous advocacy.
Chief Financial Officer & Financial Committee Leader: Sean W. Anderson
Sean W. Anderson is currently a student at Duke University School of Law. He received his B.A. in Philosophy with a focus on Metaphysics and Epistemology and his B.S. in Supply Chain Management from the University of Maryland, College Park. Having worked as a clerk for two firms in Maryland, he has witnessed both transactional and litigation aspects of the law. Through his involvement with Duke Litigators, he hopes to expand his knowledge of the litigation arena and to further pursue his desire to actively represent clients in court. In addition to his duties as treasurer of the Litigators, he is a researcher with the Duke Environmental Law Society's project with the North Carolina Solar Center. Academically, his interests include the intersection of the philosophy of mind and law as it pertains to memory and testimony, responsibility, and the underlying theoretical framework of action.
Financial Committee Leader 1L Rep. - Tony Ficarrotta
Chief Operating Officer & Events Coordinating Committee Leader: Christopher Hood
Christopher Hood is currently a student at Duke University School of Law. He received his B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Political Theory from Morehouse College, graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. At Morehouse, he was on the executive board of both the Morehouse College Mock Trial Team and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. During the summer of 2012, he interned in the Washington, DC office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. There, he worked on numerous projects including the litigation between two Fortune 500 companies. Through his involvement with the Duke Litigators, he hopes to increase his knowledge about the areas of practice within litigation. After graduation, he aims to use his interest in litigation to become a trial attorney in a field that would allow him to pursue social justice.
Events Coordinating Committee 1L Rep. - Grant Hodges
Grant Hodges is currently a student at Duke University School of Law. He received B.A.'s in English and History from the University of Notre Dame, graduating magna cum laude. At Notre Dame, he was a member of the 2011 National Championship fencing team and captained Irish Fencing to a NCAA runner-up finish in his final season. Since arriving at Duke in the fall, Grant has become active in the Innocence Project as a member of their Outreach team and is very interested in the post-conviction process. Through Duke Litigators, he hopes to develop a better understanding of the litigation profession and the elements of trial practice.