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Meet

 

members

 
 
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
MORGAN NELSON

Morgan grew up in Portland, Oregon before Portlandia made it cool. After she graduated high school she traded the Pacific Northwest for New York City, and graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Media, Culture and Communications with a minor in Film & Television Production. After graduation Morgan worked in MTV Network’s Connected Content Group as a Digital Producer for Logo TV. Her time at Viacom came to an end, however, when she traded snowy winters for beach days in February and began at USC’s Gould School of Law. Morgan’s passion for entertainment led her to serve as the President for the Entertainment Law Society, and now as the Editor-In-Cheif of Spotlight, a role which has quickly become her favorite part of her law school experience. When Morgan isn’t studying, you can find her near the ocean, on an airplane, or trying to find the world’s best buffalo chicken wing.

 
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MANAGING EDITOR
DANIEL FRENCH

Daniel is a Los Angeles native and a composer. He holds a bachelors degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Following his first year at USC Law School, Daniel served as an extern for the Honorable S. James Otero in the Federal District Court. He is currently a student associate at Doniger Burroughs, a Copyright boutique in Venice, California.

 
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SENIOR ARTICLES EDITOR
CAROLINE A. WONG

Caroline A. Wong first developed her love for the arts while growing up in San Francisco, CA. Her interest in creating new things continued to build as she moved from Los Angeles to Paris to Manhattan. Now settled in Los Angeles and completing her third year of law school, Caroline hopes to help protect creativity from a legal perspective and has worked for several intellectual property firms with that interest in mind. Caroline was Vice President of the Intellectual Property and Technology Society and wrote a piece exploring the copyright implications of tattooing celebrities for the second issue of USC Entertainment Law Spotlight. In the future, Caroline hopes to continue supporting creativity, and maybe save the oceans too.

 
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SENIOR ANOTES EDITOR
TARYN MCPHERSON

Taryn McPherson received her undergraduate degree in Media, Culture, and Communications from New York University in 2015. Between college and law school, she worked in the marketing department of a business funding company. At USC Gould, Taryn has primarily focused on intellectual property law through her position as a Supervising Intern for Gould’s Intellectual Property Clinic, as well as her other coursework. Taryn greatly enjoys public speaking and has participated in multiple moot court competitions. She hopes to channel her two interests into a career in intellectual property litigation. In her free time she enjoys running and hiking. 

 
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CHIEF PRODUCTION & TECHNICAL EDITOR
LINDE BLOCHER

Linde grew up in Springfield, Missouri. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Missouri State University and Qingdao University in Intercultural Chinese Studies. Before attending law school, Linde worked in film and media production for over seven years, including producing media for museums and creating a Mandarin language podcast. In summer 2018, she worked as a summer law clerk for FX Networks. Linde enjoys writing short stories, watching movies, and long walks in the forest.