Mr. Stephen A. Grim is a member of the University of Richmond School of Law’s Class of 2017. He spent his 1L year at Hofstra University. Stephen earned a Bachelor’s Degree in philosophy from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, in 2008. His diverse background includes time living in Japan, teaching English to foreign students in the United States, and grassroots political organizing in Hampton Roads. Stephen’s employment experience consists in hospitality, insurance, and the international maritime industry. Before starting law school, Stephen most recently worked in the legal department at the North American headquarters of CMA-CGM, the world’s third largest maritime shipping company. Stephen spent the summer of 2015 working at Chinese law firm DLF Lawyer in Shanghai, China, where Stephen’s work focused on the needs of foreigners doing business in China. Stephen’s legal interests include tax, estate planning, real estate, and international law.
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Ms. Marieke van Rijn is a member of the University of Richmond’s of Law’s class of 2017. Ms. van Rijn graduated from George Mason University in 2014 with a B.A. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, with a concentration in International Conflict. Ms. van Rijn also spent a semester abroad in Paris studying politics at Sciences Po. At Richmond, Ms. van Rijn is secretary of the Women’s Law Student Association. During the summer of 2015, she interned in the office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in New Kent County, Virginia. She is currently pursuing interests in public interest and criminal law.
Mr. Jonathan Harrison is a member of the University of Richmond School of Law Class of 2017. Mr. Harrison graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2009 with a B.A. in Business. Prior to attending Richmond, Mr. Harrison spent several years working in the Government Contracting industry for a fortune 500 company in the Washington D.C. area. He spent the 2015 summer interning with the Florida Attorney General - Office of Statewide Prosecution. He is currently enrolled in the Legal Honors Program at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C. After graduating, Mr. Harrison is interested in pursuing a career in corporate law. His current interests include Securities law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Antitrust law, and Corporate Governance.
Mr. Jacob H. Pierce is a member of the University of Richmond School of Law’s Class of 2017. He graduated from the University of Richmond in 2013 with a B.A. in Political Science and Leadership Studies. Jacob was also a member of the Richmond Spiders football team and was team captain during the 2013 season. Before attending law school Jacob worked in the Senate of Virginia during the 2014 legislative session and completed an internship at Owen & Owens, a small civil ligation firm located in Midlothian, Virginia. During the summer of 2015 Jacob interned in the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, where he worked in the High Crimes and Emerging Threats division. Next summer Jacob will be working in Roanoke, Virginia at Gentry & Locke, a civil ligation and business law firm. Jacob hopes to work as a civil litigator upon graduation.
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Ms. Kimberly Fricker is a member of the University of Richmond Law School Class of 2017. She graduated from the University of Huddersfield in England, with a BA in Event Planning in 2010. She was the Charities Officer for her Student Union, aiding students in their fundraising and event planning efforts. Ms. Fricker’s undergraduate dissertation saw her coordinating an event with over 170,000 attendees over 3 days. She is the current Treasurer of the Virginia Bar Association Law Student Council, and a Corporate Law Research Assistant. Ms. Fricker is the Business Development Director for a small business advisory firm, MAC Advisors, based in Richmond. This past summer, she interned with the Fredericksburg Public Defender’s Office. Ms. Fricker is interested in Intellectual Property law and Antitrust and plans to pursue a career in International Business.
Ms. Katherine Frisch is a member of the University of Richmond Law School Class of 2017. She graduated from Roanoke College, with a BA in History and International Relations, with a minor of Africana Studies. At Richmond, she serves as a Themis Bar Representative, is a member of the International Law Society, and participates in the Carrico Center Pro Bono Immigration Program. During the summer of 2015, she split her summer between assisting Professor Andrew Spalding in his research, and studying in at Emmanuel College in Cambridge University. She joined Global based on her plans to pursue a career in international law and relations.
Mr. Jack Jessee is a member of the University of Richmond School of Law’s Class of 2017. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2014 with a B.A in Government. During the summer of 2015, Mr. Jessee interned with 4KBW, a commercial barrister set in London, and studied at Emmanuel College in Cambridge University. He joined Global based on his interest in international business and foreign affairs.
Mr. Chance Esposito is a member of the University of Richmond School of Law Class of 2017. In 2014, he graduated from James Madison University with a B.A., double majoring in Political Science and Modern Foreign Languages, with a concentration in Spanish. Mr. Esposito also spent time studying abroad in Spain at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. During the summer of 2015, he interned in the chambers of Justice Elizabeth A. McClanahan of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Mr. Esposito joined Global in order to pursue his interests in business and international law.
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Ms. Gabrielle Stiff is a member of the University Of Richmond School Of Law Class of 2017. She graduated Cum Laude from Bridgewater College with a B.S. in Political Science in 2014. At Richmond, Ms. Stiff is Secretary of Lawyers helping Lawyers and a member of the Public Interest Law Association. During the summer of 2015, she interned with the Department of Planning and Budget which analyzes state regulatory packages. After graduation, Ms. Stiff hopes to pursue a career in either civil or criminal litigation.