Harvard Law Students for Life 2021–2022 Board Members

President: Ashley E. Vaughan
Ashley Vaughan (’22) is a 2018 graduate of the University of Texas where she earned her degree in Government with a minor in Religious Studies. A graduate of both the Heritage Foundation’s Young Leaders Program and the First Liberty Fellowship, she is currently a 3L at Harvard Law School. As an undergraduate, she authored an honors thesis entitled “The Declining Abortion Rate: How Pregnancy Resource Centers Changed the Landscape.” Ashley is involved with the Conservative Movement as the Junior Vice Chairman of Young Conservatives of Texas.


Executive Vice President: Jamie G. McWilliam
Jamie McWilliam (’22) is from Boulder City, Nevada. After sailing around the world, he graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He worked at an engineering startup for a year before attending law school, where he handled patent applications and managed design projects. On campus, he is an editor for the Journal of Law and Technology and the Journal of Law & Public Policy, and is the executive vice-president of Harvard Students for Life, as well as co-president of the Harvard Space Law Society. He split his 1L summer between Noroozi, PC, a Santa Monica-based IP-litigation firm, and an automotive tech-startup based outside Boston. He spent his 2L summer at the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis, LLP.


Treasurer & Vice President of Finance: Will Flanagan
Will Flanagan (’22) is from Abilene, Texas. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with degrees in Political Science and Public Administration. On campus, he serves as a member of the Servant Team for Christian Fellowship and is an editor for the Journal of Law & Public Policy. He split his 2L summer between the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama and the Administrative Law Division at the Texas Attorney General’s Office.


Vice President of Speakers: Robert Molina
Robert Molina (’23) is from Bellmore, New York. He studied political science and economics at Fordham University, graduating in 2018 before working for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. On campus, he is a Senior Articles Editor for the Journal of Law & Public Policy and spent his 1L summer working for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.


Vice President of Membership: Ethan Harper
Ethan Harper (‘23) is from Fayette, Missouri. He graduated from New York University in 2019 with a degree in political science. Prior to law school, he worked at Proskauer Rose LLP. On campus, Ethan is the President of the Midwest Club, the Vice President of Membership for the Federalist Society, the Social Activities Chair for the Catholic Law Students Association, a notes editor for the Journal of Law & Public Policy, the Online Content Chair for the Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, and an editor on the Harvard Business Law Review. He spent his 1L summer at Cooper & Kirk PLLC in Washington, D.C.


Director of Scholarship and Pro-Bono: Samantha Thorne
Samantha Thorne (’23) is from Spokane, Washington. After doing communications in Utah political offices, government relations at an Australian telecommunications company, and correspondent work for a diplomatic publication in D.C., Samantha graduated from the University of Utah in Economics and International Studies. Before law school, she researched trends in Supreme Court media coverage using machine learning and also worked on a gubernatorial campaign. At Harvard, Samantha is an editor for the Journal of Law & Public Policy and co-president of the Harvard Space Law Society. She spent her 1L summer in Salt Lake City at the Utah Supreme Court and in the British Virgin Islands at Martin Kenny & Co. (doing international fraud and international arbitration work).


Director of Activism and Community Outreach: David Tye
David Tye (’23) is from Hillsborough, North Carolina. After he graduated from North Carolina State University in 2018, he worked for the North Carolina State Senate and the Christian nonprofit organization Habitat For Humanity. On campus, he serves as Vice President of the Christian Union and a Senior Editor for the Journal of Law & Public Policy. He spent his 1L summer doing litigation work for Hogan Lovells.


Director of Communications: John Heo 
John Heo (’23) is from Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Rice University in 2017 with a degree in economics and political science, and then worked as a high school math teacher in Houston  with Teach For America for two years.  On campus, he also serves as an Articles Editor for the Journal of Law & Public Policy. He spent his 1L summer working for Consovoy McCarthy in Washington, DC.