Terrence is a 3L from Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012 with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. He matriculated to Washington and Lee right after completing his undergraduate career. He worked for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for his 1L summer.
However, during his 2L summer he worked at the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia. This was an amazing experience. Coming into law school Terrence always considered a career in criminal law. Upon reflecting on his background and life experiences, he is committed to using his legal education to help secure the rights of indigent criminal defendants. He believes that serving an underserved population as a public defender is a way to benefit society and give back to the community.
In addition to being a Burks Scholar, Terrence is one of the Head Kirgis Fellows and served as a Kirgis Fellow during his 2L year. Terrence is an active member of the Black Law Students Association. During his 3L year Terrence will be a student attorney working in the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse Clinic, helping to represent capital murder defendants. Outside of law school he enjoys working out, NBA, and tennis.
Donavan Eason was raised in the rural South Georgia town of Rochelle and currently serves as Chair of the Moot Court Executive Board and Exchequer of Phi Delta Phi. He spent this past summer in Atlanta interning with McGuireWoods Consulting and clerking for Judge John Ellington of the Georgia Court of Appeals. During his previous 1L summer, Donavan worked for Reynolds, Horne & Survant – a personal injury law firm located in Macon, Georgia.
Prior to attending Washington & Lee, Donavan graduated from the University of Georgia and served as a policy advisor in the Georgia General Assembly on Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle’s staff in addition to aiding Cagle’s campaign and transition teams. He most recently served as Director of Development, focusing on fundraising and lobbying efforts, for the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia.
Donavan spends his spare time in Charlottesville with his wife, Ashley, and their beagle, Mattie.
Elizabeth Flachsbart was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama and received her BA in Economics from the University of Alabama in 2010. Following graduation, she was a member of the charter corps of Teach For America in rural Alabama, where she taught high school math for two years.
Elizabeth spent her 1L summer working at two Birmingham firms, Balch & Bingham and Lightfoot, Franklin, & White. She returned to Balch & Bingham for the entirety of her 2L summer where she focused on Litigation and Environmental law.
During her third year, Elizabeth will be externing with the General Counsel’s Office at the University of Virginia. She is also looking forward to Law School Football and the Dean’s Cup softball tournament. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys relaxing with her fellow law student and husband, Alex, playing tennis and golf, and cheering on the Crimson Tide.
Jimmy Pickle moved around a lot during his childhood (Kansas City, Chicago, Atlanta, New York), but he most recently lived just outside of Washington, D.C. in Potomac, Maryland. Jimmy graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2012 where he majored in Business Administration. Jimmy spent his 1L and 2L summers working at DLA Piper in Washington, D.C.
Jimmy currently serves as the Executive Development Editor of Washington and Lee’s Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment. Jimmy also serves as the Vice Chair of Washington and Lee’s Moot Court Executive Board.
In his free time, Jimmy enjoys sports and hanging out with friends.
Dan Strong is from Charlotte, NC. He earned a BS in History – Secondary Education from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. After undergrad he taught high school government, law, and economics in Charlotte, NC. While teaching he earned his Master's of Education in Secondary Education - Social Studies from UNC-Charlotte. Dan is married and is expecting his first child in October of 2014.
Dan split his 1L summer between the Office of the Chief Staff Attorney for the Virginia Supreme Court and at the Erlich Law Office. Dan spent his 2L summer working at Brown Law LLP in Raleigh, NC.
During his 3L year Dan will work in the Black Lung Clinic. In addition to the clinic Dan will serve as the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Energy, Climate, & the Environment, and as a Law Ambassador. While not at the law school Dan enjoys playing goalie in the Law School floor hockey league and cheering for the Oakland Athletics and Pittsburgh Penguins.
Cameron Tommey was raised in Columbus, GA, and earned a BS in Earth & Environmental Science from Furman University in Greenville, SC, in 2010. Soon after, he moved to a remote area of Guatemala to develop small-scale reforestation projects in indigenous villages. He brought a new perspective on environmental conservation to the States where he engaged with various environmental non-profits before starting law school.
Cameron spent his 1L summer working on energy and conservation issues with the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality. He worked his 2L summer with Surovell Isaacs Petersen and Levy, PLC, a small litigation firm in Fairfax, VA.
In addition to his work as a Senior Articles Editor of the Journal of Energy, Climate, & the Environment, Cameron will spend his third year at a firm in Roanoke and participating in the Federal Energy Regulation Practicum. In his free time, Cameron enjoys running and backpacking.