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Student Bar Association

Letter of the Law Editor

February 27, 2012

Aaron T. Berne


As the current Editor in Chief of Letter of the Law, I have experience managing the editorial workflow, Adobe InDesign layouts, and print production. This past year, with the help of an amazing editorial staff, I redesigned and modernized the Letter of the Law using Adobe InDesign. We also updated the content with fun features like Tweets from SCOTUS, along with satirical and spoof articles. Background: Prior to attending Lewis and Clark, I was an editor at Aspen Magazine in Aspen, CO for five years. My duties included managing the contributing writers, copy flow, and media production. I was also a feature writer, and wrote stories about community organizations, business profiles, historic biographies, and adventure sports. Most notably, I have worked with Lance Armstrong, Burton Snowboards founder Jake Burton, Oakley’s Seth Morrison, and ESPN’s Sal Masekela.


1. Continue to use Adobe InDesign’s amazing features to spruce-up the Letter of the Law. 2. Provide the student body with colorful and entertaining “light” reading. 3. Increase production to two publications per semester.