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									                                             Collin C. Joyce
                             2723 N. Kimball Ave., Apt. 1, Chicago, IL 60647

08/09 - Present           Loyola University Chicago School of Law                            Chicago, IL

08/05 – 05/09             Virginia Commonwealth University                                Richmond, VA
                          Degree: Bachelors of Arts
                          Major: Political Science
                          Concentration: Politics and Government
                          GPA: 3.6

                              Magna Cum Laude
                              Dean's List
                              Dean's Scholarship

Work Experience:
02/08 – 06/09             Virginia Commonwealth University Student Commons                Richmond, VA
                               Helped students and guests navigate the University Student Commons
                               Assisted with planning and running events in the student break room
                               Managed ticket sales to university-sponsored events and programs
06/06 – 08/06             Target Corporation                                           Rocky Mount, NC
                               Maintained product displays
                               Assisted customers with questions concerning
09/03 – 08/05             High Bridge Design                                               Farmville, VA
                               Designed and maintained websites and graphics for companies and
                                  organizations nationwide
                               Filed and mailed invoices

Internship Experience:
06/09 – 08/09          Student Association of Youth Outreach Summer Internship            Chicago, IL
                            Toured nine Chicago non-profits serving diverse needs in the urban
                            Interned for two weeks at By the Hand, a tutoring center in Chicago’s
                               infamous Cabrini Green neighborhood
                            Spent one week helping at the annual Dick Helms’s basketball camp

Skills:                         Great Communication Skills
                                Excellent Computer Skills
                                Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
                                Proficient in Adobe Photoshop
                                Skilled in Macromedia Dreamweaver
                                Basic HTML and Flash knowledge
                                           Collin C. Joyce
                           2723 N. Kimball Ave., Apt. 1, Chicago, IL 60647


Jameson Deloach
Break Point Manager in VCU Student Commons
Virginia Commonwealth University
907 Floyd Ave.
Richmond, VA 23284
(804) 828 - 3143

Jordan Whiley
Co-owner and Chief Programmer
High Bridge Design
204 Georgia St.
Farmville, VA 23901
(434) 315-0160

Dr. Carolyn Whittier
Associate Director for Programs and Educational Services
Virginia Commonwealth University
907 Floyd Ave.
Richmond, VA 23284
(804) 828-6500
                                              Collin C. Joyce
                              2723 N. Kimball Ave., Apt. 1, Chicago, IL 60647

                                      WRITING SAMPLE #1:
                                Excerpted from a legal memorandum

       If a person is discharged from his or her employment in Illinois, the Illinois Unemployment

Insurance Act grants him or her benefits to assuage the economic difficulties resulting from

involuntary unemployment. Siler v. Dep't of Employment Sec., 549 N.E.2d 760, 762 (Ill. App. Ct.

1989). Although the employee who was discharged bears the burden of proof in establishing

eligibility for unemployment benefits, the courts interpret the statute liberally in favor of awarding

benefits. Adams v. Ward, 565 N.E.2d 53, 56 (Ill. App. Ct. 1990). Benefits are awarded or denied in a

series of administrative stages, ultimately ending with the Department of Employment Security

Board of Review (“Board”), but an employee may appeal these decisions to the circuit court. Id. at

55. On administrative review, a court cannot reweigh the evidence of a case, but rather

determines whether the decision to award or deny benefits is against the manifest weight of the

evidence. Id. at 56.

       The Act does not provide benefits for any employees who were discharged as a result of

misconduct connected with work. Greenlaw v. Dep't of Employment Sec., 701 N.E.2d 175, 177 (Ill.

App. Ct. 1998). When deciding whether an unemployed person is eligible to receive benefits,

courts will consider whether the person was discharged for misconduct. Adams, 565 N.E.2d at 54.

Under the Act, misconduct is “the deliberate and willful violation of a reasonable rule or policy of

the employing unit, governing the individual's behavior in performance of his work.” 820 Ill.

Comp. Stat. Ann. 405/602(A) (West 2004). The act also considers whether the violation harmed

the employer or other employees or has been repeated by the employee despite a warning from

the employer. Id. In our client's case, the issue is whether he deliberately and willfully violated a

rule or policy. It is not at issue whether the rule or policy was reasonable or whether the

employee's actions caused harm to his employer.
                                              Collin C. Joyce
                              2723 N. Kimball Ave., Apt. 1, Chicago, IL 60647

                                        WRITING SAMPLE #2:

       Elinor Ostrom's instant classic Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for

Collective Action focuses on the problem of collectively governing common-pool resources. In the

study, Ostrom examines the evolution of the self-governance of these resources, noting examples

of effective and well-organized methods of such governance as well as noteworthy examples of

failures in common property governing. Central to the study is how a group of principals who are

in an interdependent situation can organize and govern themselves in order to obtain continuing

joint benefits when all face temptations to free-ride, shirk, or otherwise act opportunistically. She

offers up explanations for her findings based on empirical research as well as her own theoretical

design framework for effective self-governance of these important common-pool resources.

       Ostrom uses the term “common-pool resource,” or CPR, to refer to those resources that are

shared by a group of individuals, such as water, land, fisheries, and irrigation systems. The

difficulty lies in getting these individuals to act unselfishly and pursue their joint welfare. Because

of the nature of the process, many problems arise which are outlined in the beginning of Ostrom's

study. She creates two categories of individuals involved in resource-sharing: appropriators

(those who take from the resource) and providers (those who arrange for the supply and

provision of a CPR). Appropriators and providers can be the same individuals but do not have to

be. The problems that arise in a CPR are often the result of the failure of these two groups to

operate together on the same levels. Examples of such problems are crowding effects, where there

exist too many people and too few resources; overuse, where the appropriators are taking more

than can be renewed by the providers; and individuals who ignore norms and operate out of their

own self-interest.

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