Executive Board & Staff

Executive Board

Irving Fayman | Editor in Chief

Irving Fayman is a third year student and Editor-in-Chief of the Legislation and Policy Brief at American University Washington College of Law. Irving is also a member of the Mock Trial Honor Society and President of The Association for Transfers. Aspiring to become a prosecutor after law school, Irving has been developing his litigation and trial advocacy skills while at American.

Prior to pursuing his J.D., Irving completed his undergrad at the University of Tampa, where he was a student- athlete competing for the Men’s Basketball Team while earning his degree in Criminology.

Lauren Swanson | Managing Editor

Lauren Swanson is a third year student and Managing Editor for the Legislation and Policy Brief. She is also currently working at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, in Washington D.C. At Stroock, Lauren assists in representing clients in a broad range of real estate matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, and commercial leasing. Lauren is also the Vice President of the Business Law Society, and a Production Assistant on the Intellectual Property Brief at the Washington College of Law. Over the summer, Lauren was a Law Clerk within the Executive Office of the President of the United States, where she worked within the Office of Administration’s General Counsel’s office. 

Lauren graduated from University of Colorado Boulder, where she received a B.A. in Political Science. She was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Rachael Stelly | Executive Editor

Rachael Stelly is the Executive Editor of the Legislation and Policy Brief and a third year JD/MPP student. Her primary interest is the intersection of law and emerging technology. She is also the President of the Intellectual Property Law Society and a Dean’s Fellow for the Program for Information Justice & Intellectual Property at American University. She has worked for the Internet Education Foundation, the Department of Commerce, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, and the U.S. House of Representatives. Rachael graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.A. in Political Science.

Mahira Khan | Articles Editor

Mahira Khan is a third year JD/MA student specializing in criminal prosecution and transnational crime.  As a law student, Mahira has interned with the Family and Domestic Violence Division at the State’s Attorney’s Office in Montgomery County, the Felony and Major Crimes Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in D.C., the National Security Division with the U.S. Department of Justice, and with the Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section with the U.S. Department of Justice.  Currently, Mahira is a Rule 16 Prosecutor in Montgomery County as part of WCL’s Criminal Justice Clinic, and a Dean’s Fellow for the U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law Program.

Mahira is also a Research Associate and E-Board member with the International Refugee Assistance Project, and a staffer with the Criminal Law Practitioner.  Upon graduation, Mahira hopes to either clerk for a federal judge, or land a position as an Assistant State’s Attorney in her home state, Maryland.  After a few years, she hopes to work as a Trial Attorney for the Department of Justice, where she hopes to work on combatting violent extremism.

Christopher Creech | Publications Editor

Christopher T. Creech is a second year law student at American University Washington College of Law and the Publications Editor of the Legislation and Policy Brief. Prior to attending law school, Creech worked for Mayor Angel Taveras (Providence, Rhode Island). In this position, Creech worked to increase access to mental healthcare, recovery resources, and employment opportunities for both veterans of the U.S. military and individuals dealing with opioid addiction. From his work at the City of Providence, Creech developed an interest in reporting on the merits of informed and unbiased regulations and policies. Creech earned a BA in politics from Oberlin College.

Victor Paduchak | Symposium Editor

Victor Paduchak is a second year student at Washington College of Law, pursuing both a JD and a Master’s in Public Policy. He currently interns at the US Senate Budget Committee, having previously worked for Massachusetts State Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr. Victor graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2014 with a double major in Political Science and Economics. His policy area interests include economics, budgetary matters, foreign affairs, education, energy, and national security.

Sen. Jamie Raskin | Faculty Advisor


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