Leaders

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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Gregory Alston is a third year law student at the University of Mississippi School of Law where he currently serves as   President of the Law School Student Body. Gregory also serves as C.E.O. of the Business Law Network. Prior to being elected President, Gregory served as Senator of the Law School Student Body and Treasurer of the Law School Student Body and is also a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council. Prior to attending law school, Gregory attended Ole Miss where he majored in Public Policy Leadership. A native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and lifelong Mississippian, Gregory was elected on February 19, 2013 as the Associated Student Body President of the University of Mississippi. Prior to being elected, Gregory served on the ASB Senate his freshman year representing the Stockard residence hall and his sophomore year representing the School of Liberal Arts where he received the honor of Senator of the Year for the 2011-2012 school year. Gregory also served as the Director of Athletics on the cabinet of his predecessor. Gregory was also selected by fellow Mississippi Student Body Presidents to serve as the President of the Mississippi Public Universities Student Body Presidents Council and was inducted into the University of Mississippi Hall of Fame in January 2014.

Gregory has served as an intern for the Ole Miss Athletic Department and interned in the office of United States Senator Roger F. Wicker in Washington, D.C. He is an Eagle Scout, a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, and is also a Senior Staff member of the Mississippi American Legion Boys State. Gregory has worked on a number of political campaigns in Mississippi including campaigns for the late U.S. Representative Alan Nunnelee, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, and most recently finished work on Governor Phil Bryant’s campaign and his inauguration “Imagine Mississippi” staff. Gregory plans to pursue a career in governmental relations work and is working for Barbour Griffith Rogers Group in Washington, D.C. the summer of 2016.

 

Editor-in-Chief 

Sampada Kapoor

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Sampada “Sam” Kapoor is a rising 3L at the University of Mississippi School of Law. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Sampada attended the University of Mississippi and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in international relations.

Previously, Sampada won the 2015-2016 Business Law Newsletter Writing Competition, allowing her to present on her topic at the winter and spring conferences hosted by the Business Law Network. She was also selected as one of ten students through the American Bar Association’s 2016 Business Law Clerkship program to clerk with certain business law judges over the summer. She hopes to use her experiences and interest in business law to work in the field of transactional law.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Ryan Cook

Ryan graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2015 with B.A. in Economics.  Upon graduation in May 2018, Ryan plans to pursue a career in corporate law or consulting.  In addition to his role as CFO for the BLN, Ryan serves as president of the Entertainment Law Organization.  In his free time, he enjoys traveling, reading, music, sports, and the great outdoors.

Public Relations Director

Ned Nelson

Ned Nelson is a second year student from Hattiesburg, MS. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Entrepreneurship. While attending Southern Miss, Ned was heavily involved in student life. He served on the Student Government Association Judicial Board, as a freshman orientation leader, and on the Dean’s Leadership Council as an ambassador for the College of Business. Ned was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and served as my chapter’s Recruitment Chairman, Alumni Relations Chairman, and as the fraternity Chaplain. Ned served two terms on the Interfraternity Council, first as the Attorney General and again as the President. Ned intends to graduate in May of 2018.


Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Clinton Myers

Clinton is a second year law student from Tracy City, Tennessee. Prior to attending law school, Clinton attended Tennessee Tech University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Clinton is also a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, for which he has served in numerous leadership roles. Clinton spent the summer of 2016 clerking for Judge Thomas Woodall of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, and he intends to graduate in May of 2018.

 

Faculty Sponsor

Professor Mercer Bullard

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Professor Bullard, an Associate Professor of Law, teaches courses on securities, banking, corporations, corporate finance, and law and economics.  He is also the Founder and President of Fund Democracy, an advocacy group for mutual fund shareholders, and a Senior Adviser with the wealth management firm Plancorp, Inc.

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