Amy Depuy

Amy Depuy is a 3L at UC Hastings from Orange County, California. She achieved her Bachelor of Science from Middle Tennessee State University.

She spent her 1L summer at the San Jose Sharks and spent her 2L summer at Littler Mendelson, P.C. She has also had legal internships with the Department of Justice, San Francisco DA’s office, and Kia Motors America.  Amy is predominantly interested in complex litigation, focusing specifically on white-collar litigation, products liability, and business litigation. Amy serves as the Co-Editor in Chief for the Hastings Women’s Law Journal, after completing a successful term as Senior Communications Editor.  In addition to her work on the journal, Amy served as President of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA). Outside of class, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, reading, hiking, and mindlessly watching Netflix.


Tyra Singleton





Managing Editor

Stephan Ferris

Stephan Ferris is a 3L at UC Hastings from Las Vegas, Nevada.  At eighteen, he moved to San Francisco and has enjoyed the sun shining on the city by The Bay for the past eleven years.  He achieved his Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast and Electronic Communication from San Francisco State, and he created the university’s first emphasis in Law and Regulation of Media. 

He spent his 1L summer at the office of solo practitioner Okan Sengun, working to gain asylum for LGBT immigrants and worked as a law clerk at Outten & Golden his 2L Spring.  This past summer, Stephan worked as a judicial intern for Chief Administrative Law Judge Richard L. Sippel at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C.  Stephan has advocated for the LGBT and HIV-positive communities on an international scale since his residency in California.  He has a passion for media and during law school has developed an interest in copyright and trademark law, working his way towards a concentration in intellectual property.  

Stephan serves as the Managing Editor editor for the Hastings Women’s Law Journal, after completing successful term as Senior Symposium Editor.  In addition to his work on the journal, Stephan served as President of the LGBT group OUTLAW and now volunteers his time to the Board of Directors for BALIF (Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom).  Outside of class, Stephan enjoys horror movies, musical theatre, concerts, and drag shows.


Executive Editor

Antoinette Rodriguez


Samantha Adhikari

Maryam Rangwala

Executive Submissions Editor

Alice Kwak

Senior articles editors


EXECUTIVE communications editor

Christian Urbano


Executive Symposium Editors

Alex Bettencourt

Alex is a third year law student and a Bay Area native. She received her B.A. from Mills College in Oakland, where she studied Philosophy and Public Policy. In addition to her role as Executive Symposium Editor, Alex is currently a member of the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic, and she previously participated in the UC Hastings Mediation Clinic. Alex has spent her time in law school trying to sample as many different types of law as possible. Her main interest areas include: Family Law, Criminal Law, and Estate Planning and Probate Law. She has interned at the Solano County District Attorney’s Office, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, and Bay Area Legal Aid. Prior to law school, she worked for a family law firm, a boutique real estate firm, and she spent her nights and weekends working as a server and bartender. When she is not at school, she can be found searching through thrift stores for hidden treasures to reclaim or strolling around Oakland with her partner and their 2 dog-children.

Jake Houlgin

Jake Holguin is a third year student at the University of California, Hastings College of Law. Prior to law school, Mr. Holguin attained a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and taught elementary school music and directed church choirs in Arizona. He currently serves as the Assistant Conductor for the The Choral Project, a semi-professional chorus in San Jose. Mr. Holguin hopes to work with media, entertainment, and fashion companies to solve their legal issues and move their products forward. 



Executive Notes Editor

Serena Aisenman

Garrett Smith

senior notes editors

Christina Sturdevant

Lead Notes Editors

Staff Editors

Sonja Arndt

Azucena Crespo

Gabriella Gallego

I am a 2L at Hastings. Born in Pasadena, grew up in Louisiana, and attended LMU in LA for undergrad. I have an overwhelming passion for second-hand clothes, travel, dogs and women in the professional field! I spent my summer after 1L externing for Justice Rivera at the CA Court of Appeal and will be at Perkins Coie in that commercial litigation group next summer. I am also the treasurer for the Hastings Environmental Law Society & member of Ms. JD.

Alejandro Gastelum

Amanda Glenn

Jillian Kaltner

Molly Nevius

Eymen Osmen

Robin Pomerenke

Robin is a second year law student originally from San Diego. She completed her undergraduate education at Pitzer College, part of the Claremont Colleges, in Claremont, California. There she received a B.A. in International Intercultural Studies and Gender and Feminist Studies. During her studies, she traveled to Nepal for five months where she learned Nepali and researched human trafficking within Nepal's borders. She also, completed a thesis titled The Commodification of Intimacy in the Tech Industry In addition to her position as a staff editor, she is an active member of La Raza Law Students  Association and a teaching assistant for Legal Writing and Research. Over the summer, Robin worked with Asylum Access, a refugee advocacy organization, creating and implementing a gender justice policy and workshop for the HQ office. She is continuing to work with Asylum Access on creating diversity training for all five country offices this fall. In her spare time, she enjoys learning new dance styles (she was on a ballroom dance team in college), coloring adult coloring books and crafts in general, and watching nerdy television shows like Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Stephen Universe.