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									  LL.M. TRANSCRIPT
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     Artiom Anisimov
                                                           Artiom           (Art)   to graduate after the relocation of the university to Lithuania. (EHU is the
                                                      Anisimov was born and         only currently known “university in exile” in the world). While at EHU,
                                                      raised in small town          Anisimov was involved with student government, was the first student to
                                                      Osipovichi, Republic of       be elected to the Senate and was a university team member for the 2009
                                                      Belarus. The fact that        Phillip Jessup Moot Court Competition that advanced to Octa Finals at
                                                      he was born on April          the Shearman & Sterling International Rounds in Washington, D.C.
                                                      12th (the day of the first          While working toward his LL.M. degree in Space and
                                                      human spaceflight) might      Telecommunications Law, Anisimov assisted Space Law Professor Frans
                                                      have predetermined his        von der Dunk with a research project titled “The Legal Aspects of NEO
                                                      passion for space.            Threat Response and Related Institution Issues,” sponsored by the Secure
                                                           Anisimov received        World Foundation. He also volunteered as national point of contact
                                                      his Bachelor of Laws          in Belarus for the Space Generation Advisory Council in support of
                                                      degree in International       the United Nations Programme on Space Applications (SGAC), a non-
                                                      Law from European             governmental organization that aims to represent students and young
                                                      Humanities University         space professionals to the United Nations, states and space agencies.
                                                      (EHU),             Vilnius,   Anisimov hopes to use his degree to further study private human space
                                                      Lithuania (EU) as a           flight by working within the industry and by continuing to research and
                                                      member of the first class     study the legal issues involved.




     Joshua N. Dougherty
          Joshua N. Dougherty grew up as an Air Force dependent living              important           both
     across the United States and in both Germany and England. His travels          domestically         and
     include over 27 countries and five continents. He received his Bachelor’s      internationally in a
     degree from Creighton University in International Relations with a co-         rapidly        shrinking
     major in German in May 2006. While at Creighton, he participated               world.    He hopes to
     in many different organizations and charity events. He continued his           work with the space
     education at Creighton Law School. During law school, he received              Industry someday, either
     experience clerking for both a personal injury lawyer in Iowa and for a        in Colorado or in the
     prosecutor in West Virginia, where a certification allowed him to receive      Washington, D.C., area,
     courtroom experience. He graduated with his Juris Doctorate degree in          as he finds it both fast-
     May 2009.                                                                      paced and innovative.
          Dougherty applied for the Space and Telecommunications Law
     LL.M. at the suggestion of a professor at Creighton. The international legal
     implications and international impact of space and telecommunications
     law immediately drew him to the program. He served as a member of
     the Law College’s Manfred Lachs Moot Court team. He is also a newly
     admitted member of the Colorado Bar Association.
          Dougherty finds space and telecommunications law increasingly




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Sarah J. Morris
                                                     Sarah J. Morris is         State Unicameral and as an intern in the D.C. office of Nebraska Senator
                                                a true Nebraska native          Ben Nelson.
                                                – born and raised in                  While at the law school, Morris served as a student leader in law
                                                Omaha, she migrated             school organizations such as Street Law, teaching constitutional law
                                                to Lincoln in 2002 for          to area high school students, and the American Constitution Society,
                                                her        undergraduate        helping the organization plan campus speakers featuring nationally
                                                studies at the University       renowned constitutional scholars. In addition, she clerked at the
                                                of    Nebraska–Lincoln.         Omaha law firm Lamson, Dugan & Murray doing general litigation
                                                Graduating with a B.A.          work and spent her semesters researching telecommunications law for
                                                in English and political        Professor Marvin Ammori. This research opportunity, combined with
                                                science in 2006, she            introductory courses in both telecommunications and space law, allowed
                                                continued her education         her to recognize the prospects that these fields would provide for new
                                                there, receiving her J.D.       scholarship and policy development.
                                                from the College of Law               With this realization in mind, Morris culminated her legal education
                                                in 2009.                        this year in the Space and Telecommunications Law LL.M. program. Her
                                                     As     an    under-        LL.M. experience included a continuation of her research assistant work
                                                graduate,         Morris        and participation on the Law College’s team in the Manfred Lachs Space
                                                developed an interest           Law Moot Court Competition. Upon completing this final step in her
                                                in law and public policy        legal education, she hopes to pursue a career in telecommunications law,
through her involvement as a senator and committee chairwoman for the           shaping emerging policies at the federal level and eventually bringing
University’s student government, as a legislative page with the Nebraska        her legal skills back to her home state of Nebraska.




Keira Poellet
     Keira Ayn Poellet is a native of Oak Creek, Wis. She is an active          on May 22, 1999. After
duty Air Force officer serving in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.           college, Poellet was
Prior to attending the Space and Telecommunications LL.M. program,              an acquisitions officer
she has served the Air Force as a deputy staff judge advocate at Lajes          in the Strategic and
Field, Azores, Portugal, as well as chief, military justice, and chief, civil   Nuclear         Deterrence
law at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. In these roles, she acted as           Command and Control
government trial counsel on courts-martial, provided legal assistance to        System Program Office
service members and advised commanders on discipline and military               at Peterson AFB, Colo.,
justice, ethics issues and contracts.                                           where she worked with
     Through the Air Force Excess Leave Program, Poellet attended               U.S. Space Command
Whittier College School of Law in Costa Mesa, Calif., and graduated             and Air Force Space
cum laude in May 2005. While attending law school, she was a published          Command as a project
member of the law review, an extern for the Honorable David G. Sills,           manager on emerging
presiding justice for the California Court of Appeal, 4th District, Division    satellite command and
3, and a fellow in the Intellectual Property Law certificate program, for       control programs.
which she received the 2005 Outstanding Student in Intellectual Property              Poellet is married to
Law Award. Poellet is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of          an active duty Air Force
Illinois.                                                                       officer, Michael P. Metz,
     Prior to law school, Poellet graduated from Marquette University           a director of operations
on a Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship with a Bachelor of              (DO) for aeromedical
Science in Mathematics. She was commissioned as a second lieutenant             evacuations at Ramstein AFB, Germany.




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     Alexis Roque
                                                          Alexis        Roque     one’s capacity, Roque has spent much of his life in academic pursuits.
                                                    grew up in a family           To date he has earned a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Sciences
                                                    with a strong military        Management, a Master of Arts in Labor Relations and a Juris Doctor.
                                                    background. He lists his      Roque completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Inter
                                                    core values as integrity,     American University of Puerto Rico. During law school, he worked as
                                                    perseverance, discipline      a student attorney at the Environmental Law Clinic for a year. He was
                                                    and a belief in selfless      also elected vice president of the Student Council and served as president
                                                    sacrifice. He says he         of the Student Division in the Puerto Rico Chapter of the Federal Bar
                                                    has strived every day to      Association. At the Space and Telecommunications Law LL.M. program,
                                                    enhance and polish his        Roque has served as research assistant for Professor Matt Schaefer.
                                                    leadership skills in both          Roque is motivated to develop as an educator. He was awarded
                                                    the professional and          tenure and completed his fifth year as an assistant professor in the School
                                                    educational facets of his     of Aeronautics at Inter American University of Puerto Rico where he
                                                    life.                         enjoyed taking part in shaping the future of young men and women
                                                          Believing that it is    and of exerting a positive influence upon them. His future plans include
                                                    imperative to nurture         making the transition to being a full time attorney, while continuing an
                                                    one’s intellect in order to   academic role.
                                                    develop to the utmost of




     Alicia Santos
          Alicia Esther Santos was raised mostly in Nebraska after she            LL.M. after reading about
     emigrated from Colombia, South America, at the age of 11. Since then         this unique program.
     she has traveled extensively inside and outside the United States. Santos    Her            overarching
     received her Bachelor’s degree from Doane College in Crete and a Juris       goal is to work in a
     Doctorate degree from the College of Law. She is a member of the             combination of space
     Nebraska State Bar Association and participated in the Inns of Court.        and telecommunications
     Santos is a certified mediator and is fluent in English and Spanish. She     areas,        emphasizing
     has been an active member of numerous boards, including such diverse         her    skills     in    the
     organizations as Leadership Lincoln, Voices of Hope and the Lincoln Ice      administrative,
     Hockey Association.                                                          regulatory             and
          Prior to her enrollment in the Space and Telecommunications Law         compliance areas.
     LL.M. program, Santos worked extensively in the administrative field.
     In her career, Santos has managed business and finance departments,
     administered and litigated in several tax areas and programs, acted
     as counsel for the Tax Commissioner and worked intensively with
     workplace regulations and state and federal laws and policies in the area
     of employment and discrimination.
          Santos became interested in the Space and Telecommunications Law




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Jon Vince
                 Jon Vince hails from    legal and telecommunications sectors in various roles — as a salesperson
            Winnipeg,      Manitoba,     for a Canadian national telecommunications provider, as a summer
            and has lived all over       associate for a Winnipeg law firm working directly with a regional
            Canada and the United        telecommunications employee’s union, as a risk analyst in the financial
            States. Pursuing legal       services group of a global insurance brokerage and as a research assistant
            studies since his days       with a university-based business and intellectual property law clinic.
            in high school, Vince        Vince’s extracurricular involvement includes student government,
            completed a Bachelor         aerospace professional groups, debate clubs, competitive hockey and
            of Arts with honours,        long-distance running.
            majoring in legal studies,         During his time in the Space and Telecom Law LL.M. program,
            from Carleton University     Vince represented the College of Law in the 2009 Lachs Moot Court
            in Ottawa, Ontario, in       competition. Vince has had the luck of meeting Marc Garneau, Canada’s
            2006 and graduated           first astronaut in space, and attending the launches of the Canadian
            from the University of       Radarsat-1, Nimiq-2 and Anik-F2 satellite systems. His thesis focuses
            Manitoba’s Robson Hall       on the numerous legal regimes that address private operator liability for
            Faculty of Law in 2009.      signal integrity, security and continuity. Vince intends to practice law in
                 Over the last decade,   California, in the private commercial space sector.
            Vince has worked in the




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