College Columns June 2021 - Page 20

is looking forward to creating a career for herself in Bankruptcy Law .
Fun Facts : Loves to be outside . Has 2 dogs . Loves to hike with them .
Hannah-Kaye Fleming ( Ninth Circuit )
Hanna-Kaye is our Distinguished Law Student from the Ninth Circuit . She grew up in the Southeast and attended undergraduate at Auburn University . She applied to laws schools in both Arizona and California and chose the Sandra Day O ’ Connor Arizona State University Law School . One of her law professors , Laura Coordes , is a bankruptcy and secured transactions professor at ASU and inspired Hannah-Kaye to pursue a career in bankruptcy law . Hannah-Kaye excelled in her classes which included Advanced Bankruptcy , a course that even the Professor described as difficult . She is especially interested in the field of healthcare bankruptcies . Hannah-Kaye was also lauded by Bankruptcy Judge Daniel Collins for whom she externed and by his former clerk David Barlow . David was very impressed by Hannah-Kaye ’ s proactive approach to problem solving , her excellent legal writing skills and ability to grasp complicated legal issues . Another of Hannah-Kaye ’ s professors noted her insightful questions and preparation for his bankruptcy class and shared that she earned an A plus in his class . During her 2L summer , Hannah- Kaye externed for Judge Collins . She really enjoyed the experience and took Advanced Bankruptcy and Secured Transactions during her first semester of her third year , receiving high grades in both . Hannah would ideally like to practice bankruptcy law in Phoenix . She will be clerking for Bankruptcy Judge Daniel Collins in September .
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Her hobbies include tennis which she plays competitively in USTA tournaments . Loves hiking and outdoors sports .
Kennedy Bodnarek ( Eleventh Circuit )
Kennedy is our Distinguished Law Student from the Eleventh Circuit . She attends Emory University Law School where she is in her third year . She took a bankruptcy course with Professor Pardo and then became his research assistant . He wrote that she excelled both in his class and as his research assistant and was an invaluable help in the completion of a book he wrote . Kennedy also worked with the Atlanta Legal Aid Pro Se Bankruptcy Project processing intake forms . Kennedy was a Legal Honors Intern for the U . S . Securities and Exchange Commission during her second year of law school . She served as the Executive Administrative Editor of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal . Kennedy authored a Comment entitled Critical Vendors in the Retail Apocalypse : How the Economic Crunch Exacerbates the Need for Critical Vendor Codification . This earned her the Michael P . Gullet award for Excellence in Legal Writing and Editing . Kennedy is also a CPA and was inspired to go into bankruptcy for a number of reasons , including the fact that it is Code based . She also really likes the fact that it is a combination of transactional and litigation work . Kennedy will be clerking for Bankruptcy Judge Cavender of the Northern District of Georgia bankruptcy court after law school and then will be working for Eversheds in Atlanta .
Hobbies : loves running . Has 2 cats obtained during quarantine . Has travelled extensively .