2012-13 Moot Court Board
Executive Board | Staton Competition Board | Professional Responsibility Board
Staton Intramural Competition Board
Kevin Beltz, Assistant Chief Justice of the Staton Intramural Competition
Kevin is from Greenwood, IN and attended Center Grove High School growing up. Kevin went on to graduate cum laude from the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Marketing. While in undergrad, Kevin played on athletic scholarship for the Men’s Golf Team, was the Marketing Manager for The Deliverance Project, and worked for the Athletic Department, more specifically the Sports Information Department there at UIndy. Additionally, while in undergrad and immediately preceding law school, Kevin worked for the Indianapolis Colts in the Marketing Department/Ticket Office.
While in law school, Kevin achieved Barrister status in the 2011 Honorable Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition. Kevin was then selected to represent the law school at the 2012 American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition with coach Emily Shrock and partners Leeann Pels and Sarah Bowers. His team went 3-1, earning the #4 seed in progressing to the knock-out rounds held in Seattle, WA. Kevin is also a member of Phi Delta Phi.
Kevin has spent his last two summers working in Indianapolis, first at Indiana Legal Services in 2011 and next at Simon Property Group, Inc., in 2012 for their Legal Development Department.
During his spare time, Kevin enjoys playing sports (particularly golf) and spending time with family and friends.
Mac McDaniel, Associate Justice of Information Technology
Michael “Mac” McDaniel grew up on a farm on the east side of Indiana where he graduated from Shenandoah High School in 2003. Deferring his admission to Purdue University, Mac spent the next year traveling the state speaking at high schools on behalf of the Department of Education while also lobbying in Washington, D.C. Prior to graduating with a degree in Economics and Entrepreneurship from Purdue, Mac TA’d, published a research paper, and managed his own software business to pay his way through college. Mac then spent the next three years prior to law school working as a staff consultant for a large software/CPA firm and for the federal government in disaster recovery and mitigation.
Mac has worked throughout his law school tenure; first for a small litigation firm and now for Taft Stettinius and Hollister as an Intellectual Property Clerk. He is also an ongoing research assistant to Professor Edwards. Outside of law school, Mac is the recurring MC at Purdue’s Elevator Pitch Competition while also serving on Ball State University’s Board of Advisors for their Entrepreneurship program. In his free time, Mac enjoys playing tennis and racquetball, building computers, and traveling with family and friends.
Matt Boehning, Associate Justice of Scheduling
Matt grew up just south of Indianapolis where he graduated from Center Grove High School in 2000. Thereafter, he attended Purdue University to study Construction Engineering Management. He completed internships with three construction firms in Chicago, IL, before returning to Indianapolis to work in the construction and manufacturing industries. Feeling a desire to return to academics, Matt enrolled at IUPUI to pursue a degree in Religious Studies and graduated in 2009.
Matt enrolled in law school as an Indiana Resident Merit Scholar and has worked extensively outside of the classroom to broaden his legal experience. He has clerked for Hon. Lance Hamner in Johnson County Superior Court 3, worked as a legal intern for Smart & Kessler in Greenwood, Indiana, and has interned in the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office. He expects to graduate in May, 2013, with a certification in advocacy skills.
Outside of the classroom, Matt is a proud father and husband and devotes many hours to home life. He thanks his wife for her continued sacrifice and understanding.
Alex Szarenski, Associate Justice of Scorekeeping
Alex graduated from Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 2005. He attended Grand Valley State University and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.
As a law student, Alex serves as a member of the Student Bar Association Executive Board. Alex has also been a volunteer at the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, has clerked at the Indiana Attorney General, and has worked at the Indiana Board of Tax Review. Alex expects to graduate in May 2013.
Travis Barnes, Associate Night Justice
Travis graduated high school in 2001 from Climax High, in Climax Michigan. After the events of 9/11, Travis dropped out of college and enlisted as an infantryman in the United States Marine Corps. Travis was then selected for the elite Marine Recon, where he served three tours in Iraq with First Reconnaissance Battalion. Travis returned to Indiana in 2006, where he started back at IPFW. During his time in undergrad, Travis worked several part time jobs, bought a house, served on the Model United Nations debate team and was selected as the 2009 Richard Lugar Student Scholar of International Affairs, interning on the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in Washington D.C. Travis also obtained his insurance and pilot licenses before graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science, minoring in History, and gaining a certificate in Civic Education.
While in law school, Travis has worked in the Indiana Supreme Court records department, and is currently externing with Judge Eisgruber in the Marion County Superior Court, criminal division. Travis was selected as a Barrister in 2011. In March of 2012, Travis was lucky enough to witness the oral argument over Obamacare at the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. by camping out over night with his fiancee on the side walk.
In his spare time, Travis enjoys swimming with his Jack Russell Terriers(Clover and Jazz), flying old planes, and riding his Harley with his wife, Hilary, Chief Justice of the Professional Responsibility Moot Court.
Jonathan Harwell, Associate Night Justice
Jonathan Harwell grew up in Defiance, Ohio. He graduated from Carroll High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2006. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Legal Studies from Ball State University graduating Cum Laude in 2010. Jonathan also graduated with Honors in Legal Studies. He earned the Herbert H. Hamilton Scholarship to attend law school for his work at Ball State. While pursuing his undergraduate work, he worked at Student Legal Services.
Jonathan participated in the Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition in 2011, where he made the Order of the Barristers.
While in law school, Jonathan is working full time at the Indiana State Public Defender’s Office. While in law school he has worked with the Wrongful Conviction and Appellate Clinic. He was previously an extern with the Marion County Public Defender Agency and worked with the Heartland Pro Bono Commission.
Brian Karle, Associate Night Justice
Brian Karle is from Crawfordsville, Indiana. He attended Purdue University, where he graduated in May of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and minors in political science, psychology, and philosophy.
While in law school, Brian has completed two judicial clerkships: for The Honorable Judge Tanya Pratt at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and for The Honorable Justice Steven David at the Indiana Supreme Court. He is a member of the Indiana Law Review and served as a Dean’s Tutorial Society Fellow for Professor Cooper’s first year Civil Procedure course. Most recently, Brian worked as a law clerk in the Criminal Appeals Section of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. He currently serves as a research assistant to Professor Schumm and participates in the law school’s Appellate Clinic.
Reanna Kuitse, Associate Night Justice
Reanna Kuitse was born and raised in Goshen, Indiana. She attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California where she graduated in three and a half years with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with an emphasis in Pre-Law and minor in Business. During the fall semester of her Junior year at Westmont College she lived in Boston, Massachusetts where she completed an internship with a child advocacy attorney. After graduating in December of 2009 she interned with the Indiana State House of Representatives.
During her first summer and second year of law school, Reanna clerked with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Office of Assistant Chief Counsel in Indianapolis. She currently works there part time while taking classes.
For her second summer, Reanna was a summer associate at Rothberg Logan & Warsco in Fort Wayne, Indiana working in the areas of business transactions, insurance defense and real estate transactions.
Reanna participated in the 2011 Staton Intramural Competition where she made Order of the Barristers
Reanna is also currently the Executive Article Editor for the Indiana Law Review and her article, “Christian Louboutin’s “Red Sole Mark” May no Longer be His Footmark in High Fashion,” will be published in the 45th edition of the Indiana Law Review Journal this Spring.
Lonnie Randolph, Associate Night Justice
Lonnie graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. There, Lonnie was a four-year starting point guard for the Drake men’s basketball team. He also was selected as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball All-Academic Team. Afterwards, he went on to play semi-professional basketball before coming to law school.
While in law school, Lonnie competed in the 2011 Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition and made the Order of the Barristers. As a result, he had the pleasure of representing the law school as an advocate in the Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition in New York City.
As far as legal experience, Lonnie completed an externship with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, for the Honorable Sharon Johnson Coleman, who was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2010. Currently, Lonnie works at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office as a Certified Legal Intern. He is also a law clerk for his father at the Law Offices of Attorney Lonnie M. Randolph & Associates, PC, in East Chicago, Indiana.
Today, Lonnie serves as president of the law school’s Student Bar Association. In addition, he serves as an Associate Night Justice on the Moot Court Board and is a Teen Court volunteer, which is a diversion program for youth, ages 9-18. Finally, during his free time, Lonnie works as a basketball instructor for the Chicago Bulls/White Sox Training Academy in Chicago, Illinois.