2020-2021 Writers

Sam Barder

Sam received his bachelor’s degree from New York University in Political Science and his Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Dominican University, and will graduate from the College of Law in 2023. Before law school he worked as an elementary school math teacher in his hometown of Chicago. He is interested in mergers and acquisitions, regulatory policy, and privacy law. Sam enjoys hiking, cycling, and suffering with Chicago’s sports teams in his free time.

Kaelin Sanders

Kaelin received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He is interested in the intersection of business law and public policy. Kaelin enjoys running and reading, and he hopes to travel widely in the years to come.


SY received her BA in Political Science from Michigan State, MA in International Relations from St. John’s University in Rome, and plans to work in bankruptcy/restructuring. Additionally, in her spare time, she watches the Knicks lose winnable games and tries to learn Beyoncé’s discography on the guitar.

Kyler Baier

Kyler received his bachelor’s degree in Classics, English, and Philosophy from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After graduating he took a gap year during which time he operated a small painting business and applied to law school. Kyler was admitted into the University of Illinois College of Law and will graduate in 2022. His business law interests focus on the ways in which the internet has posed new and difficult challenges to traditional legal doctrine. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, reading, and otherwise goofing off.