What do you do as Production Editor?
As a Production Editor, I am one of two people responsible for making sure each article’s legal style is consistent. We are essentially the grammar editors on the law review. We are responsible for making sure both throughout an article and throughout each issue and the entire volume, the grammar is consistent. We spend a lot of our time discussing punctuation, capitalization, hyphenation, spelling, etc.
What has been your favorite class?
What is the last thing you recorded on TV?
Probably Ripper Street or The Night Shift.
What is your favorite book?
Pride and Prejudice. I am a big Jane Austen fan!
What is your favorite movie?
With so many to choose from, it is hard to pick a favorite. Right now I would probably say pretty much any movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What three items would you take on a deserted island?
Since a phone probably would not work to get me off the island, I will go with sunscreen—sunburns can really hurt; a knife; and a flare or signal so I could try to get off the island!
Do you collect anything?
Do books count? I am currently out of space on my bookshelf, but cannot resist a trip to Barnes and Noble.
If you had a warning label, what would it say?
Beware: Sarcasm can be dangerous!
You get to invite 3 individuals (living or dead) to dinner. Who are they and what would you talk about?
I’ll preface this answer by saying I am an avid history buff and was a history major in undergrad. I could think of a long list of people in history I would like to talk to, but right now I’d probably choose Michael Collins, Queen Elizabeth II, and Jane Austen. With about 200 years of history to choose from, we would have plenty to discuss, such as The Easter Rising, Regency England, WWII, and the Queen’s Jubilees.
What is one fact that everyone should know about you?
I love to cook and bake, particularly anything sweet . . . which I blame on my grandmother! She is the one who taught me to cook!
What do you prefer: the Civil Code or the Common Law?
I would have to say Civil Code. It is nice having a rule, article, or statute on some area of law—no matter how badly drafted it may end up to be. That is always a good starting point to then look to case law for interpretation.