April 25, 2012 -- University of Houston Law Center student Marcella Burke, 3L, has been selected as an editor on the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 2012 Editorial Board. An editor of the Houston Law Review, Burke is the first Law Center student and first Texan, along with a University of Texas student also chosen this year, to serve on the board.
The student-edited Journal is published three times annually and is considered to be the nation’s leading forum for conservative and libertarian legal scholarship. The Board of Advisors includes two U.S. Senators and four U.S. Court of Appeals Judges. The journal will contain articles presented at the 30th Annual Federalist Society Student Symposium held in March at Stanford University Law School.
Burke is vice-president of the Law Center’s Federalist Society chapter and is research assistant to Professor Sapna Kumar. Burke has won nine scholarships in law school, including the University of Houston System Award for Distinguished Service to Women. She is a member of the Order of the Barons and the Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court and serves as a tutor for legal writing. Upon graduation, Burke will work at the Houston office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.