Films for Justice Student Fellows

2011-2012 Fellows

Andre Dayani

Andre Dayani is a 1L at Seattle University School of Law and is expected to graduate in summer of 2013. In addition to serving as a Films for Justice Fellow, Andre is the Graduate Student Representative of Seattle University's SBA.

Andre graduated from University of California Irvine with a BA in Political Science (International Studies concentration). Before entering law school, Andre founded the West Los Angeles Advocacy Group: a community-funded, student-led organization that encourages, teaches, and emphasizes individual rights in the mentally handicapped community. After a trip across South America in 2010, Andre plans to pursue a career in environmental law, specifically aimed to work in rainforest preservation.

Chelsea Kancilia

Chelsea Kancilia is a 1L at Seattle University School of Law. In addition to her duties as a Films for Justice Institute Fellow, she is involved with the Women's Law Caucus and the Incarcerated Mother's Advocacy Project.

Chelsea obtained her BA in Political Science with a minor in English and a concentration in Women's Studies from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. During her time at Gonzaga, Chelsea studied in Florence, Italy through the Gonzaga in Florence program studying Italian and European Politics.

Shannon Rieke

Shannon Rieke is a 1L at Seattle University School of Law. Before becoming a Films for Justice Institute Fellow, she volunteered at the Federal Trade Commission assisting in an ongoing antitrust investigation. Shannon has always been passionate about writing and communicating through words ever since she wrote her first short story at the age of 7. She especially enjoys writing critically in the genres of music and art and is excited to bring that passion to her work as a Films for Justice Institute Fellow.

Shannon received her BA in Mathematical Economics and her BM in Classical Voice Performance from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music in 2010. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano and singing, and has won many vocal competitions as a classically- trained opera singer.

2010-2011 Fellows

Jason D. MacLeod

Jason D. MacLeod is a 2012 JD candidate at Seattle University Law School. He received his BA from the University of Washington, graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Jason has worked in audio-visual design and production since 1997. He has developed websites and graphics for artist collectives, non-profits, and corporate clients. Jason has also worked as an audio engineer and was an internationally acclaimed world music DJ. His current projects with Films for Justice include website design and editing, graphic design, and PDF design and publishing.

Outside of his work with Films for Justice, Jason is working with District Court Judge Marlin Appelwick in producing lawforwa.org, an online resource for Washington State Law. Jason is also in the midst of producing macforacademics.com, a website that will present instructional videos, reviews, and tips on the use of Mac software geared towards academics' use. Upon graduation, Jason will be pursuing his PhD in the United Kingdom.

Winfield Martin

Winfield (Win) Martin is a 2L at Seattle University School of Law and a member of the Dean's List. In addition to his duties as a Films for Justice Institute Fellow, he served as a Diversity Programs Intern with the Washington State Bar Association during the summer of 2010 and provided research assistance to Professor Terry Dworkin as she updated her contracts textbook. Win will join the Seattle office of Perkins Coie, LLP as a summer associate in 2011, and will also serve as a Research and Technical Editor for the Seattle University Law Review during the 2011-2012 school year.

Win obtained his BA in English from the University of Portland following a tenure as a film student at Chapman University in Orange County, California. He continues to write extensively on film, with particular focus on the movies of François Truffaut, Wim Wenders, and Werner Herzog.

Joan H. Miller

Joan H. Miller is a 2012 JD candidate at Seattle University School of Law and a Fellow with the Films for Justice Institute. During the post-production stage of Out of the Ashes: 9/11, Joan's responsibilities included drafting a student textbook and teacher's manual, both of which are distributed with the educational version of the film. These materials cover in depth the legal issues presented in the film and encourage students to think critically about the creation and implementation of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

Prior to attending law school, Joan earned a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. Joan will put her passion for writing to good use when she begins her position as the 2011-2012 Editor in Chief of the Seattle University Law Review. In 2010, she clerked in the Education Division of the Washington State Attorney General's Office. In the summer of 2011, Joan will serve as a judicial extern for District Court Judge Ronald B. Leighton. Upon graduation, Joan hopes to earn a judicial clerkship and then continue her legal career as a public servant in the field of civil rights and Education Law.

Mark Symington

Mark Symington is enrolled in Seattle University's joint JD/MBA program and is expected to graduate in December of 2011 with both degrees. He was on the Dean's Honor List each of the quarters he spent in the Albers School of Business and plans to spend his 2011 summer working as a corporate legal intern with InfoSpace, Inc. While serving as a Films for Justice Fellow, Mark utilized his law and business skills to develop pricing and distribution strategies for Out of the Ashes: 9/11.

Mark entered law school upon graduating from the University of Washington in 2008 with a BA in Business Administration (Finance concentration). During his time at Washington, Mark studied Italian and Comparative European Union Law in Rome, Italy.