Editorial Board

Matt Pham, Editor-in-Chief

Matt has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto in Materials Engineering and will graduate from the College of Law in 2021. Matt’s favorite legal topics are Intellectual Property (because he loves ideas) and Antitrust Law (because he loves competition).  Matt is also a music producer/songwriter and mainly produces/songwrites for R&B and Pop artists. You may contact Matt regarding the IBLJ at mtpham2@illinois.edu



Prateek Viswanathan, Managing Editor

Prateek attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and received a degree in Biomedical Engineering. He also received a Pre-Law certificate. Prateek is interested in emerging technology and its effect on intellectual property and privacy law. In his spare time, Prateek enjoys playing piano and percussion, and reading and writing on a variety of subjects.


Destinee Hekmatpour, Executive Administrative Editor


Joy Wilson, Notes Editor

Joy Wilson is a third year, graduating from the College of Law  in May 2020. Prior to coming to law school, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University in 2017. Joy focuses her legal studies on Corporate Legal Work, specifically Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate and Sport Law. Alongside her course work, Joy has obtained a 711 license to participate in legal aid for the Veteran’s Legal Clinic as well as expungement summits. Outside of the legal realm, Joy enjoys football games, going to the movies and shopping.


Clinton Oppong, Articles Editor

Clinton attended Albright College in Pennsylvania and received a degree in Political Science and Legal Studies. He is interested in technology and privacy issues as well as insurance law. In his spare time, Clinton enjoys following English football and reading or rereading books by his favorite author George R. R. Martin.