Journal of Leadership and the Law


FALL 2013

Andrew D. Realon

Ernest Lewis
Interviews Editor

Shoshanna Sliverberg
Creative Director

Benjamin Kempton
Web Editor


John Boschini

Janean Bryant
Emily SeawellAndrew Scott

John Alexander
Faculty Advisor

About the Editors

Andrew D. Realon, Editor-in-Chief
Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations, magna cum laude, from High Point University in 2011. He has worked as a judicial extern to the Hon. James L. Gale of the North Carolina Business Court (Greensboro, NC), legal extern at the Guilford County Public Defender’s Office (Greensboro, NC), intern at the City of Greensboro City Attorney's Office (Greensboro, NC), and as an intern for the Communications Office of the North Carolina Department of the State Treasurer (Raleigh, NC).  Andrew anticipates graduating from Elon University School of Law in May 2014, and taking the NC Bar.

Ben Kempton, Web Editor
Ben graduated from Wake Forest University in 2011 with a degree in Political Science. He has also interned at the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the office of Athletic Compliance. Currently, he is interning at Elon University's office of Athletic Compliance.  Ben is also a member of the Elon Law Moot Court Board and will be competing in the Price Media competition in January 2014.

Ernest Lewis, Interviews Editor
Ernest Lewis, Jr. is a second-year law student at Elon. He currently serves as the SBA Secretary for the 2013-2014 school year. He has served as a case manager for the school’s Innocence Project. Throughout his educational career, he has focused on leadership not just as a concept but as an essential element to his life as a student.

Shoshanna Silverberg, Creative Director
Shoshanna  Silverberg holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and a Master of Arts in Holistic Thinking from The Graduate Institute in Bethany, Connecticut.  She is an experienced lobbyist and former Human Rights Fellow for the American Civil Liberties Union.  She has also served on the steering committee for Connecticut's Permanent Commission on the Status of Women's Young Women's Leadership Program and as Vice President of NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut.  She has been a researcher for Central Connecticut State University's Institute for the Study of Crime and Justice, and has served on the city of Hartford's Juvenile Review Board as well as the Disparities Subcommittee of the state of Connecticut's Sentencing Task Force and its Juvenile Justice Policy Operations & Coordination Council.  She is currently in her second year at Elon School of Law and is an extern for the website

Andrew Scott, Editor
A third year law student, Andrew Joyce Scott has participated in a number of Elon Law committees, planning and service teams. Andrew is the student representative for the Faculty Curriculum Committee, a Leadership Fellow and represented Elon Law as a Rapporteur at the Atlanta International Arbitration Conference.  Currently, Andrew is a staff editor for the Journal of Leadership and the Law and is working with the Guilford County Public Schools on a pilot program for a charter school. The program is designed to educate and inform parents about the Common Core and seeks overcome parent confusion and debate concerning alleged laws or freedoms within the public school system. 

John Boschini, Editor
John Boschini graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies. He has interned with the Guilford County DA's Office, served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Carolinian, UNCG's student newspaper, and as a editorial assistant at the Greensboro News & Record.

Janean Bryant, Editor
Janean Bryant is a 2012 cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and sociology. She is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, a national political science honor society, and Alpha Kappa Delta, an international sociology honor society. In 2012, Ms. Bryant was a voter protection poll observer, a position in which she answered voters’ questions about North Carolina election laws. At Elon Law, Ms. Bryant is an Acorn Scholar and president of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) for the 2013-14 academic year. Bryant has interned at Morton Law Office in Greensboro, NC, and has interned as a summer corporate counsel for The Fresh Market, Inc.’s Legal Department in Greensboro, NC. Ms. Bryant is currently in her second year at Elon Law School, and she is the legal intern for The Fresh Market, Inc.

Emily Seawell, Editor
Emily Seawell graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. She has worked as a legal and multimedia affairs intern for the Atlantic Coast Conference (Greensboro, N.C.), research assistant for the Legal Method and Communication program at Elon University School of Law (Greensboro, N.C.), legal and legislative services extern for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (Raleigh, N.C.), and volunteer document drafter for the North Carolina Bar Association's Wills for Heroes pro bono program. Emily anticipates graduating from Elon University School of Law in May 2015. 

John Alexander, Faculty Advisor
John Alexander has been affiliated with Elon Law School since 2007. From 2007-2009, he was appointed as Elon University’s Isabella Cannon Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership. In this capacity he worked primarily with the Law School to help design a new leadership curriculum in the context of legal education. In 2009 he joined the Law School faculty and is part of a faculty team for two leadership courses: Lawyering, Leadership, and Professionalism and Leadership and Public Law. He oversees a coaching initiative for students in each of those courses. Alexander also serves as a faculty advisor for the school’s Leadership Fellows program.

Before joining the Law School, Alexander served as President and CEO of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) from 1997-2007. During his tenure, CCL was consistently ranked among the world’s top providers of non-degree executive education. Before joining the CCL staff in 1990, he pursued a career in newspaper journalism, during which he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Writing.