Founding Editorial Board
Meet our 2017 Editorial Board:
Exeter Law was founded in 2017, as an academic resource for the Exeter University legal community. Since then, it has grown to a multi-faceted publication for students, academics, and professionals across the United Kingdom. It now provides an online forum for debate and open dialogue in all areas of law. The current work is a mixture of submitted academic pieces and work produced by a multinational editorial team.
Exeterlaw’s founding Editorial Board has members hailing from the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, India, and Singapore.
The current editorial team includes:
Rachael Doyle – Editor-in-Chief
Rachael worked in medical negligence and commercial litigation for five years before attending Kensington and Chelsea College and later Exeter University. Now Studying LLB Law at Exeter with a passion for research and writing around innovative areas of law, with a particular interest in Intellectual Property and Taxation law.
Rachael’s goal as editor-in-chief is to maintain the incredibly high standard of work published in the ELR as well as providing a platform for students and alumni at Exeter University to publish their academic work on exeterlaw.org. Outside of law, Rachael enjoys rowing, debating and public speaking.
Kanon Clifford – Deputy Editor
Kanon Clifford is currently in his final year of his LL.B. at the University of Exeter. He previously graduated from the University of Ottawa with a focus on political science and economics, and where he worked on and around Canada’s Parliament Hill before attending law school.
During his studies, Kanon has stayed active in the law school community. He was selected as a peer tutor for new law students, has trained under both Barristers and Solicitors, attended court cases, tribunals, and advocacy training in London, and now serves as Deputy Editor of ELR. He is also an active student member of Lincoln’s Inn. His legal focus is in the areas of tort and medical law. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering, staying active, and travelling with his fiancée Amanda.
Qimat Zafar – Deputy Editor
Qimat is a final year law student at the University of Exeter in the Graduate LLB program. She completed her first bachelor degree in Law and Society from the University of Calgary. Qimat’s family moved to Canada as refugee’s from Afghanistan in 1998 in search of a more promising future. Their transition was supported by the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada. As an international development agency, AKF seeks to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Qimat’s decision to pursue a career in law, concentrating on immigration law was solely motivated by this event.
Over the summer, she interned at Stewart Sharma Harsanyi, one of the largest immigration law firms in the province of Alberta, Canada. As a summer law student here, she is learning about different areas of law, specifically immigration, family, and criminal. She has gained a better understanding of various types of immigration and refugee claims available to residents and non-residents of Canada. Being able to assist with these claims has been extremely fulfilling for her. She intends to article at this firm upon completion of law school in 2018 so that she can continue to make a difference in the lives of others.
Sophie-Rosen Chen – General Secretary & Associate Editor
Rosen comes from Singapore and is a second-year Law(Maîtrise) student at the University of Exeter. Previously from Exeter College, her research experience started out from a curiosity in juxtaposing her A-Level subjects and drawing parallels, which lead to her exposé on the influence of literary devices and themes of Greek Tragedy on Gothic literature from the 19th century. From there, Rosen’s research interests developed into her current primary interest in the impact of the arts on the law and society, particularly music from the Renaissance, Classical and Romantic periods.Rosen is also the President of the Piano Society.
Outside the realm of the law, Rosen enjoys learning languages, as well as French and Japanese literature, is a devoted pianist and violist, and takes every opportunity to travel.
Jey Suresh – Lead Editor, ExeterLaw.org
Jey Suresh is a 2nd-year undergraduate law student from Kentucky. His main legal interests include Finance Law, Securities, International, and Crypto-Currency Law. He joined the Exeter Student Law Review to explore new areas of law and increase the scope of legal research in Exeter to include cross-disciplinary study. Aside from his role in the
ESLR, Jey was a Freshers’ Representative of the University of Exeter Debating Society. He has participated in competitive debate both in the United States and in the United Kingdom over the past 5 years. He is also a keen member of the University of Exeter Economics Society and the University of Exeter Clay Shooting Club.
Beyond academia, Jey is an avid photographer and an aspiring entrepreneur. He has worked with non-profits and governments in developing countries on financial crediting frameworks.
Zaina Mahmoud – Head of Alumni Engagement & Associate Editor
Zaina is currently studying an LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Exeter, after having graduated from Exeter in 2017 with a Graduate LLB. She also holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in psychology and medical sciences. Her main legal interests are commercial and competition law, however, she also has a keen interest in criminal law. She has previously served as the Social Sciences Editor for ‘The Undergraduate,’ an interdisciplinary research journal at Exeter, and has been published in student-run and peer-reviewed journals and websites. Upon completing her LLM, she hopes to pursue a PhD and eventually enter the world of academia.
Johannes Neumann – Senior Editor / Head of German Law
Johannes is currently studying the Magister LLB/LLM, a European LLB dual qualification at the University of Exeter and University of Saarbrücken, Germany. His legal interests include comparative law and German Law which complement his roles as Senior Editor and Head of German Law for the review. He has previously served as Law Chair, Guild Councillor and College Officer for the College of Social Sciences within academic representation, receiving the School of Law Prize, Honorary Lifetime Guild Membership and awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Chair, Outstanding Commitment to Academic Representation, and was runner up for Exceptional Contribution to Academic Representation. He has also been proud to serve as Secretary General and Vice President of the Exeter European Law Society. In his spare time he enjoys mentoring for the Brightside Trust, debating, negotiation, horse riding and cooking.
Alex Hedges – Associate Editor
Alex is a second-year Graduate LL.B. student. Prior to studying law, he worked on the business development team of a Canadian multinational energy services company. He holds a degree in Finance with an International Management minor from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. His legal interests lie in the areas of criminal law, administrative law and international law. In his spare time, Alex enjoys playing squash, hurtling down trails on his mountain bike and watching Owen Wilson movies.
Martin Rejman – Associate Editor
Martin is in his final year of the Graduate LLB program at the University of Exeter. His decision to enter the field of law was sparked by his desire to influence change on a larger scale. Martin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering and a Minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development from the University of Calgary, Canada. As a petroleum engineer, Martin worked in Norway and Canada where he experienced world-leading regulatory systems in both countries. He’s an advocate for volunteering and has served on the board of his rugby team and as a director to bring the World Petroleum Congress 2013 Youth Forum to Calgary, Canada. Martin’s legal interests include energy, regulatory, environmental and administrative law.
Abhishek Mehta – Associate Editor
Abhishek Mehta is a second-year undergraduate law student from Mumbai, India. His main legal interests include economic laws, derivatives and global financial markets. He decided to join the Exeter Student Law Review to further understand and observe the scope of human ingenuity. Aside from his role in the Law Review, Abhishek serves as Campus Ambassador for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer at Exeter and is also a Committee Member of the Bracton Law Society. Outside of academia, he holds a Black Belt in Judo, has volunteered at legal clinics in Panama, and had also been shortlisted to play Rugby for India at a junior level. Nowadays though, Abhishek enjoys playing Poker and spends his free time binge eating across the town.
Additional Editorial Board Members:
- Anton Blokhin – Associate Editor
- Aravindan Balakrishner – Associate Editor
- Matthew Channon – Associate Editor & Advisor
- Raawiyah Rifath – Copy Editor
- Mycroft Watts – Copy Editor
- Martyna Blazejczyk – Copy Editor
- Zach Pullar – Copy Editor