Editors-in-Chief elected for Law Journals at the University of Maine School of Law

Isaac McMahan and Bonnie BallThe Maine Law Review and the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal recently elected Bonnie Ball and Isaac McMahan to serve as their new editors-in-chief.

Bonnie Ball was elected by her peers to serve as the Editor-in-Chief for the 70th edition of the Maine Law Review (Law Review). The Law Review contains Case Notes and Comments written by law students on current legal problems, as well as Articles by judges, professors, and practitioners on a variety of legal issues. Bonnie is a second-year student at Maine Law who is originally from Buffalo, New York. She came to Maine Law to pursue dual degrees of Juris Doctor and Master of Public Health (J.D./M.P.H.). She received her bachelor’s degree in Public Health with a double minor in Business and Legal Studies at the University of Rochester.

“Being a member of the Maine Law Review has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience that has been both challenging and rewarding,” said Bonnie. “The past year has shown me what it is like to dedicate myself to better understand a specific area of the law, work with my peers and faculty to edit pieces for publication while advancing my own piece, and become a much better editor and writer. I look forward to working as the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review so that I can be at the forefront of producing a high quality journal and help our incoming 2Ls grow into great writers.”

Isaac McMahan was elected by his peers to serve as the Editor-in-Chief for the 23rd edition of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal (OCLJ). The OCLJ is dedicated to facilitating discourse on legal issues related to domestic and international use of the sea and seashores. Isaac, a second year student at Maine Law, is the first African-American to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the OCLJ. Originally from Sevierville, Tennessee, he received his undergraduate degree in education from Carson-Newman University.

“I am most looking forward to working with the members of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal to have a strong presence in the Law School and legal community,” said Isaac. “I feel fortunate to be a member of a Journal that provides a platform which allows for our voices and the voices of others who are passionate about this area of law, to carry on a global scale.”