Resume

JAMES SKYLES

EDUCATION
Ave Maria School of Law, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Juris Doctorate, May 2008
– 2007 Rakow Scholarship Honoree, For Achievement in Business Law and Securities Law
– Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Oralist and Head Writer, 2007
– Runner up, 2006 Intramural Moot Court competition
– Founding Board Member, Ave Maria Journal of International Law, 2008
– President, Bio-Ethics Society, 2007-2008
– Studied Sales under Prof. James J. White, and International Trade under Prof. J. H. H. Weiler
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Diploma, Advanced European and Global Practice, Summa Cum Laude, July, 2007
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, May 2003
William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, Illinois
Associates, Business Administration, May 2001

EXPERIENCE
Judgepedia.org, Chicago, IL
Contributing Editor, October 2008 – Current
– Researching and publishing articles on a nationally recognized online encyclopedia of the American legal system

Office of the Michigan Attorney General, Lansing, MI
Law Clerk, August 2007 – December 2007
– Conducted legal research and drafted memos briefs and motions for Deputy Attorneys General
– Assisted Attorneys in conducting depositions, client interviews, arbitration and court hearings
– Clients included the Michigan Supreme Court, Department of Highways, members of the Michigan state police and other government entities and employees
– Only intern selected to work on the high profile case Fieger v. Michigan Supreme Court

Honorable Anthony A. Iosco, Cook County, Illinois
Judicial Clerk, June 2006 – August 2006
– Investigated the effects of Section 8 legislation on low-income housing availability
– Analyzed the relationship between the Fourth Amendment and privacy rights
– Drafted bench briefs for preliminary hearings in misdemeanor cases
– Researched the use of alternative dispute resolution in criminal proceedings

Center for International Rehabilitation, Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduate Internship

– Assisted President William Kennedy Smith in international convention planning, communication with government officials and special projects officials

– Assisted in developing strategy to ensure passage of the International Landmine Ban Treaty


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

– Keys to the Village of Mount Prospect, 1998
– Eagle Scout, 1998
– Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree, 2002
– Personal Recognition from Congressman Jeffrey L. Fortenberry, 2004
– Harper College Student Body President, 2000-2001
– Harper College Student Government Award 1999, 2000, 2001

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