Executive Director, Co-Founder
Kyle McEntee is widely regarded as an expert on legal education reform, with frequent commentary in the traditional and legal press about consumer information disclosure, accreditation compliance, debt and costs, and the future of legal education. He has appeared on public radio and television spots, as well as on expert panels at Harvard Law School and Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. His publications include legal scholarship in the Pace Law Review, Michigan Journal of Law Reform and Journal of Legal Metrics; editorials in the National Law Journal, ABA Journal and New York Post, and blog commentary on the Law School Cafe, Huffington Post and Law.com.
For his work with LST, Kyle has been recognized as Above the Law’s 2010 Lawyer of the Year, as an ABA Journal Legal Rebel in 2012, and on the Fastcase 50 in 2012. He has been named the 5th most influential person in legal education by National Jurist and among the 100 most influential lawyers in America — the youngest ever — by the National Law Journal.
Kyle holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is a licensed North Carolina attorney and currently resides in Washington, D.C.
Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors
Patrick J. Lynch has over seven years of combined experience in nonprofit management, public policy, education and environmental advocacy, and technical writing. He is fluent in Spanish and currently serves as International Director for the Futaleufu Riverkeeper Foundation, the first Waterkeeper program in Patagonia.
For his work on legal education reform he was named Above the Law’s 2010 Lawyer of the Year, and has published editorials in the National Law Journal and NY Post as well as scholarly articles in Pace Law Review and Michigan Journal of Law Reform.
Patrick holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B.A. in Economics and English Literature from Fairfield University in Connecticut. He is a licensed New York attorney and currently resides in Santiago, Chile.
Derek Tokaz is a licensed New York attorney with a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Philosophy and English from the University of Alabama. He is Editor-in-Chief of Constitutional Daily, a legal humor blog recognized in the 2011 ABA Journal Blawg 100. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts from American University.
Board of Directors
⋅ Patrick J. Lynch (Chair)
- Lauren Ramos (Vice Chair) is an attorney at McGuireWoods LLP in Richmond. Previously, she practiced civil litigation at Pender & Coward in Virginia Beach. She also clerked for the Honorable John Nixon at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. She holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Virginia. Lauren is admitted to the Virginia State Bar, United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Sam Casey (Secretary & Treasurer) is a civil litigator specializing in securities regulation and professional liability at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan in Atlanta. He holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B.A. in Philosophy from Georgia State University. Sam is admitted to the Georgia State Bar, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
⋅ Kyle McEntee
⋅ Natalie J. Reyes is an Investigative Attorney at the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) in Santiago, Chile. She holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.S. in Psychology from Fordham University. Natalie is licensed to practice law in New York. Natalie served on LST’s board from 2009 to 2012.
Advisory Board and Consultants
LST assembled an advisory board in September 2010 to help guide the organization as it continues to grow. These formal advisory board members, along with other consultants, are a mixture of law professors, current students, recent graduates, and attorneys.
At various times, we’ve benefited from the help of interns and research assistants. These volunteers have been current students, prospective students, and even people unrelated to the legal profession.