Allison Hein

Allison Hein

Editor in Chief

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Allison Hein was born into a military family and spent her formative years moving around the world. She graduated from Skidmore College in 2015 with a B.S. in Management and Business and a B.A. in International Affairs. During her undergraduate studies, she competed in multiple Model United Nations and Model European Union conferences in the U.S., Canada, and the Netherlands. Her legal interests include international human rights with a focus on gender equality.  She will graduate from WCL with a JD and AU SIS with a MA in 2018.

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Jazmin Chavez

Jazmin Chavez

Staff Writer

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At the age of twelve, Jazmin Chavez came to the United States from Peru. She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where she received her B.A. in Political Science in 2012. At American University Washington College of Law, Jazmin’s particular interests are immigration and human rights law. She is a dean’s fellow for the International Human Rights Law Clinic. Last summer, she worked for the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration and had the opportunity to interact directly with immigrants detained in jails and prisons throughout the United States. Jazmin was a Staff Writer from 2015-2016.






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Michael Poupore

Former Senior Column Editor

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Prior to coming to law school, Mike ran heavy construction equipment for three years in and around the city of Detroit as a member of the Operating Engineers, Local 324. Before that, Mike was a student at James Madison University where he graduated in May of 2011. In addition to his favorite organization at WCL, Human Rights Brief, Mike is a member of AULR and Moot Court. Mike is also Managing Editor of the AU Labor and Employment Law Forum and a Legal Rhetoric Dean’s Fellow. Mike enjoys cooking, fantasy football, and the musical stylings of Young Jeezy. Mike was a Junior Editor and then Senior Column Editor, he was active on the Human Rights Brief from 2014-2016.


Rebecca Levine

Rebecca Levine

News Team

Rebecca is a 1L from Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  She graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in sociology.  She hopes to pursue a career in public interest law, or working with nonprofit organizations.  When she’s not writing for the Brief’s news team or surviving her first year of law school, Rebecca is either taking accidental naps, making pasta, or watching panda documentaries…and of course educating herself on Human Rights.



Stephanie Poucher

Stephanie Poucher

Staff Editor

A graduate of James Madison University, Stephanie Poucher is a former Marshall-Brennan Fellow and currently Dean Lia Epperson’s Research Assistant, president of both Action for Human Rights and the Disability Law Society, and Editor-in-Chief of the American University Law Review. She is interested in Criminal Defense and Special Education Law, working last summer at the Alexandria Public Defender Service and this summer for the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights. Upon graduation, Stephanie will clerk for Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.