Skip to Content
May 18, 2020 in News by

Ellis & Winters 2020 Summer Associates

Ellis & Winters is pleased to announce our 2020 class of summer associates. These law students come from diverse backgrounds with varying prior experience, but they have all distinguished themselves in significant ways and we are excited to welcome them to our team over the coming months.

Andrew Benton – University of North Carolina School of Law

Andrew obtained his B.A., summa cum laude, in History and English from Western Carolina University, and his M.A., summa cum laude, in American History from N.C. State University. He is a Comments Editor for the North Carolina Law Review, a Chancellor’s Scholar, and the Attorney Projects Coordinator for the UNC Pro Bono Board. Andrew previously spent a year teaching in Vietnam.

Ayana Brown – Georgetown University Law Center

Ayana is returning to Ellis & Winters after spending the summer after her 1L year with us.  She is a native of Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.A., cum laude, in Political Science and African American Studies.  Ayana serves as Articles Editor of theGeorgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives and she is Academic Chair of the Black Law Students Association.

Andrew Parks Carter – Elon University School of Law

Andrew obtained his B.A in Political Science from the University of Louisville, where he played Division 1 tennis and was inducted into the school’s Tennis Hall of Fame. He played professionally for six years before turning his attention to law school, while also running a coaching and mentoring business for aspiring elite athletes. He is a Leadership Fellow at Elon Law School and a Staff Writer for the Elon Law Review. Andrew joins Ellis & Winters this summer as our 1L Scholar for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Chris Flurry – Wake Forest University School of Law

Chris served in the United States Marine Corps, both internationally and domestically, for fourteen years before returning to school and graduating from University of Mary Washington with Highest Distinction.  His law school accomplishments include serving as Executive Online Editor for the Wake Forest Law Review, membership on the Moot Court Board and AAJ Trial Team, service as Vice President of the Veterans Advocacy Legal Organization, and working as a teaching assistant for a first-year legal writing class.

Robyn Sanders – Campbell University Law School

Robyn obtained her B.A. in Political Science and her Masters of Public Administration, with high honors, both from N.C. State University. She has policy analysis experience in both the public and private sectors and has completed externships with multiple judges and justices in the state and federal judiciary. Robyn is a Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer, a member of the nationally ranked Campbell Law School Mock Trial Team, and serves on the Executive Board of the Campbell Black Law Student Association.

Gentry Ward – Wake Forest University School of Law

Gentry graduated cum laude from Tulane University with dual degrees in Environmental Biology and Spanish.  Before law school, she obtained experience in practical research and writing as she prepared grant proposals and coordinated congressional briefings in Washington, D.C.  Gentry currently serves as a member of the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law, a teaching assistant for first-year legal writing classes, and a research assistant working on the Restatement of the Law Third: Intentional Torts to Persons.

Emily Yates – Wake Forest University School of Law

Emily obtained her B.A., cum laude, in English and Gender & Sexuality Studies from Davidson College, where she was Senior Class President.  She is an Executive Editor on the Wake Forest Law Review, a teaching assistant in both first-year writing and professional development classes, and serves as the Domestic Violence Awareness Speaker Chair.  Emily has done significant pro bono work on behalf of domestic violence and rape victims through the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Crisis Center.