Meet the Editor: 2L Makenzie Krause, Journal of Law & Inequality
We recently asked the incoming editors-in-chief of Minnesota Law’s four law journals to share a little bit about their backgrounds, interests, and plans. Today, we start our “Meet the Editor” series with 2L Makenzie Krause, who was elected editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law & Inequality for the 2019-20 academic year.
Hometown: Delano, Minnesota
Prior education: College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University
Pre-law school work experience: Administrative assistant for the city of Delano
Career plans/objective: I’m very interested in a wide variety of areas, but I can narrow it down to business, municipal, or health law.
Favorite class/subject: Health Law with Prof. Monahan
Favorite non-journal activity: TORT—I participated on the writing committee and will be playing clarinet in the pit for the second time this spring. Also, I’m a member of the newly founded Well-Being Initiative, and I’m excited to help curate events and activities with this group.
Something you enjoy in your free time: Reading great books. Over winter break, I finally read The Brothers Karamazov, and it changed my life.
Favorite inspirational quote: Be the change you wish to see in the world. Yes, I realize this quote could be a cliché by this point, but I am constantly in awe of the people who have made beneficial changes in the world. It can be so easy to fall into our daily routines and not question them, so it is inspiring to see people overcome these norms to make a positive impact.
Plans or goals for your journal during your time as editor-in-chief: Aside from working to make the publication process as smooth as possible, I’ll strive to consistently encourage and support my fellow journal-members in all the work they do. I always want the staff to remember that their efforts are impactful and that they provide the means for the Journal to expose inequalities in our present legal system.
Advice for others looking to rise to a leadership role on a law journal: It’s a myriad of little things. Organize your inbox. Fill out your Google Calendar, including scheduled “free time.” Be honest. Own up to your mistakes. Ask lots of questions. Then, ask more questions. The Law School houses a wealth of intelligent and experienced people, and getting to know them will help you more than you can imagine.