Current Members

2013-2014 Board of Student Advisers

Rajarshi Banerjee

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Rajarshi is a 3L from Kolkata, India. In addition to being on the BSA, Rajarshi is involved with the Law and International Development  Society (LIDS) and the South Asian Law Students Association. Rajarshi has a degree in Neurobiology from Harvard. He is generally interested in the life sciences, and in international trade and investment law; and spent his past two summers working at Desmarais LLP in New York and Ropes & Gray in Boston. Rajarshi enjoys traveling, exploring the Greater Boston area, and obsessing over coffee.

 

 

 

 

 

Leigh Barnwell

Leigh Barnwell

Leigh is a 2L from Raleigh, NC who studied English and Economics at Stanford University. She also received a masters in English from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Before coming to law school, she worked in the Books Editorial department of Duke University Press and also sat on the Board of Trustees for a local independent school. In addition to being on the BSA, Leigh is an Assistant Managing Editor for the Journal of Law and Gender and she also is a member of the Article Selection Committee. She spent her 1L summer at Public Knowledge, a DC-based non-profit that works on IP, tech, and communications policy. In her free time, Leigh loves dancing, yoga, and baking things that are bad for you.

 

 

 

 

Christina Barreiro

Christina Barreiro

Christina Barreiro is a 2L from White Plains, New York.  She graduated from Fordham University in 2012 with a major in International Political Economy and a minor in Business Administration.  Although she came to HLS directly after graduation, Christina spent two years working for Apple, Inc. during her undergraduate career.  In addition to her role on the BSA, Christina is a member of the Mentorship Committee of the Women’s Law Association and has been involved with the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project.  She has also acted as a Research Assistant for Professor Howell Jackson.  This past summer, Christina worked as a judicial intern for Judge Edgardo Ramos in the Southern District of New York.  During her free time, she can likely be found with her friends in a Gropius lounge watching reality television or giving tours to prospective HLS students.

 

 

 

 

Ben Bastomski

Ben Bastomski

Ben left his sunny hometown of Santa Barbara, CA a while ago, and lost his favorite pair of Rainbow flip-flops right around the same time. Lost and delirious in Providence, RI, he turned to studying philosophy to try to make sense of it all. He spent four years wearing closed-toed shoes and asking why. He never did find the answers, so imagine his relief when just after he graduated from Brown in 2010, his Rainbows turned up in the backyard. After that, he picked up a somewhat heavier pair of shoes in the Israel Defense Forces, where he served as an infantry sharpshooter until completing his term of service in early 2012.

At HLS, Ben is a Submissions Editor for the Harvard Human Rights Journal, as well as Events Director for HL Central. He spent his 1L summer in The Hague, Netherlands, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. While there he picked up some Dutch wooden shoes and found them surprisingly comfortable – but it’s those old Rainbows that will always fit just right.

 

 

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Eva Bitran is a 3L entering her fifth year at Harvard as a joint JD/PhD candidate in the History Department. Originally from Mexico City by way of Pittsburgh, Eva graduated from Yale in 2009 with a BA in History and has spent the past few years working on issues of international and immigration law and history. She spent her 1L summer at the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project in New York and her 2L summer at the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section of the Department of Justice. Eva is the Co-President of the Harvard Immigration Project. She enjoys North Africa and the Steelers.

 

 

 

Alice Buttrick

Alice is a 2L from New York and Chicago. She went to Yale College, where she majored in Graphic Design and was very involved in women’s rights issues. After college, she worked for a small law firm in London, where she also managed a research project on the intersection of gender and success. At HLS, Alice is involved in the Journal of Law and Gender and the Harvard Law Students for Reproductive Justice. In her spare time, she doesn’t just think about gender issues — she loves pilates, vegetarian cooking, and literary fiction.

 

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Lachlan is a 3L hailing from various parts of Eastern Canada. She graduated from Mount Allison University in 2007 with a Bachelor degree in Chemistry. Prior to law school, she spent four years in the Netherlands completing a PhD in Organic Chemistry and traveling as much as possible. She spent her 1L summer working in patent litigation at Desmarais, LLP in New York, and her 2L summer at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler in New York.

 

 

 

 

 

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Alli Chapin is a 2L from Arlington, Texas. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she double majored in International Studies and French. Before coming to HLS, she was a paralegal clerk for Weil, Gotshal & Manges and an Associate Director for a local tutoring company in the DFW area. She also worked for the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston during her 1L summer.

In addition to the BSA, Alli is the Deputy Submissions Editor of the National Security Journal, a member of the Women’s Law Association, and a former sub-citer for the International Law Journal. She loves football and, in her spare time, enjoys the outdoors and playing soccer.

 

 

 

 

Jay Cohen

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Jay, a 2L, lived on Long Island until he was ten, and then moved to London, where he attended middle school and high school. Upon graduating from Harvard College in 2010, Jay moved to New York to teach first grade in Brooklyn as a Teach For America corps member. At HLS, Jay is Submissions Chair of the Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law and enjoys playing intramural soccer. Jay spent his 1L summer at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in the Criminal Division. Jay is a big sports fan (Jets, Mets, Knicks, and Tottenham Hotspur), and also loves to travel.

 

 

 

 

 

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Alyssa Colbert is a 2L originally from Mequon, Wisconsin.  After graduating from Harvard College with a degree in History, Alyssa spent two years as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York.  At Harvard Law School, in addition to her involvement in the BSA, Alyssa is on the board of the Harvard Women’s Law Association and is a member of the Harvard Black Law Students Association.  Alyssa spent her 1L summer working at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  Outside of law school, Alyssa loves to travel, ski, and cheer for the Green Bay Packers.

 

 

 

 

David CurtisDavid Curtis

David is a 2L from Boxford, Massachusetts. In addition to his work with the BSA, he is a Speakers Editor for the Journal of Law and Technology and is coordinating the annual national anti-foreclosure conference for Project No One Leaves. He also works as a teaching assistant for Visiting Professor Julius Genachowski, and as a research assistant for Professor Jonathan Zittrain. During his 1L summer, David worked at the Department of the Treasury on legal issues related to the Cuba embargo and other economic sanctions programs.

David graduated from Yale in 2011 with a BA in Classics. Before law school, he spent a year teaching ancient Greek and coaching rowing at St. Paul’s School in London.

 

 

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Chris is a third year law student from Chicago and a 2005 graduate of Cornell University, where he double-majored in American Studies and Theatre.  Prior to enrolling at Harvard Law School, Chris taught high school social studies in Brooklyn with Teach for America and subsequently held a management position at an industrial supply firm based in Chicago.  At HLS, he is a teaching assistant for the Negotiation Workshop and has served on the board of the Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law.  He spent his 1L summer working at HBO and 2L summer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP.  Chris is a former amateur boxer, but these days you are much more likely to see him tossing bocce balls out on the lawn than throwing punches in a ring.

 

 

 

Mike Firestone

Mike-F-Full-300x300Mike is a 3L from Brookline, Massachusetts interested in consumer protection and election laws.  Prior to law school, Mike worked on political campaigns and as a Legislative Aide to U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).  He is a graduate of Harvard College ’05 with a degree in History and really likes Cape Cod, springer spaniels, and playing squash with people who are not very good.  Mike took a leave from HLS to serve as Field Director on Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for U.S. Senate and spent the summer of 2013 in Senator Warren’s D.C. office.  During law school, he has also worked for HLS’s Consumer Protection / Predatory Lending Clinic, the Massachusetts Attorney General, the U.S. Department of Commerce and Ropes & Gray.

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth GettingerElizabeth Gettinger

Beth is a 2L originally from Sullivan, Indiana. After graduating from Harvard College in 2009 with a degree in archaeology, Beth taught English in South Korea, worked as an editor of her hometown newspaper, coordinated communications and development for an educational organization in New York City, and spent some time traveling through Asia and South America. At HLS, Beth is involved with the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and the Harvard Immigration Project. She spent her 1L summer in the Civil Rights Division of the Office of the Attorney General in Massachusetts. In her free time, Beth enjoys playing squash and golf, taking day trips out of Cambridge, and cheering for the Indianapolis Colts.

 

 

 

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Cody is a 2L from San Jose, California. He is a 2007 graduate of U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. Candidate in Politics at Princeton University. Prior to law school, he worked for Senator Dianne Feinstein on the Senate Judiciary Committee and spent a summer with the Native American Affairs team at the White House Domestic Policy Council. At HLS, he is an editor of the Harvard Law and Policy Review and a board member for the American Constitution Society. Cody spent his 1L summer at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section. He is a huge soccer fan, a proud Golden Bear, and spends his free time following Bay Area sports.

 

 

 

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Alex is a 3L from Sharon, Massachusetts.  Prior to law school, he attended Washington University in St. Louis and then spent three years in economic and litigation consulting.  At HLS, he has been a research assistant for Professor Jeannie Suk, was the treasurer of the American Constitution Society, was on the Symposium Committee of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, and was a General Board member of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.  During his 1L summer, Alex worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.  This past summer, Alex worked at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City.  In his free time, Alex enjoys playing with his new puppy, pretending he is good at squash, and fervently rooting for the ever popular New England Patriots.

 

 

 

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Claire Guehenno is a 2L originally from Paris, France, who has lived in New York since the age of thirteen. She graduated from Harvard College (2009) where she studied Social Studies and Classics and was an editor on the student newspaper. After college, Claire spent two years working as a paralegal at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York. In addition to being a BSA, Claire is Editor-in-Chief of the International Law Journal and a research assistant. Her 1L summer, Claire interned in the legal department of Chanel, Inc. and during the 2L summer, she worked at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. When she is not in school, she loves to travel as much as possible, especially to her native France.

 

 

 

 

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Dena is a 3L from West Hartford, CT. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Human & Organizational Development. During her 1L summer, Dena worked at the National Consumer Law Center, and this past summer, she worked at the Boston office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Private Equity and M&A. She is currently involved as a finalist in the Ames Moot Court Competition, and she previously served as a senior technical editor of the Harvard Business Law Review. Outside of school, she spends her time rooting for the New England Patriots, attending spin classes, and enjoying Boston’s restaurants.

 

 

 

 

 

Spencer HaughtSpencer Haught

Spencer is a 2L from Glastonbury, Connecticut. After graduating from Amherst College, he lived in New York City for two years, working as an investment banking analyst at Lazard. At HLS, Spencer has been involved with the Journal of Law and Technology as a subciter, line editor, and article editor. He spent the past summer working here in Boston for the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. In his spare time, Spencer enjoys catching up on The Game of Thrones with his wife, Caitlin. He is also water polo player, acappella singer, and triplet!

 

 

 

 

 

Olivia HoffmanOlivia Hoffman

Olivia is a 2L from East Hampton, New York. She graduated from Brown University in 2010 with a BA in International Relations. At Brown, she was involved with the University’s independent commercial radio station, daily newspaper, and peer advising program. Before coming to law school Olivia worked as a paralegal at a plaintiff’s employment law firm in New York. She is a general board member for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and spent her 1L summer interning in the Special Litigation Unit at the New York Legal Assistance Group. Outside of school, Olivia enjoys tennis and comedy-related podcasts.

 

 

 

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Michael is a 3L from Louisville, KY. Before coming to HLS, he studied Philosophy at Yale and spent a year teaching in South Korea. His 1L summer, Michael worked as a student attorney at the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project representing inmates in disciplinary and probation hearings. He subcited for both JOLT and JOL, was the co-chair of JOL’s Symposium Committee, and is one of PLAP’s parole co-coordinators. When not doing law-school things, he can generally be found wandering around Central Square, eating dim sum, or playing video games.

 

 

 

 

Claire Johnson

Claire is a 2L from Denver, CO and Santa Cruz, CA. Prior to law school, she attended UC Berkeley and graduated with a degree in Political Science and minor in Public Policy. After undergrad, she spent three years in Washington, D.C. working for Congressman John Salazar (CO) and Senator Mark Udall (CO), and she spent her 1L summer in the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.

In addition to the BSA, Claire is involved in the Women’s Law Association and the National Security and Law Association.

 

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Jo-Ann (“J.A.”) is a third-year law student from Houston, Texas. She attended Princeton University, where she majored in Politics and minored in Spanish. After graduating from Princeton in 2009, J.A. spent two years as a paralegal in the criminal division of the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York. In addition to her role as the President of the BSA, J.A. is a member of both the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and the Black Law Students Association. J.A. is interested in criminal law and appellate litigation. J.A. spent her 1L summer at the Public Defender’s Office in Alexandria, Virginia and her 2L summer at Williams and Connolly in Washington, D.C. In her spare time, J.A. enjoys running, reading interior design blogs, and attempting to cook.

 

 

 

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Vani is a 3L from Scotch Plains, New Jersey. She attended Brown University, where she majored in Human Biology and Literary Arts. After college, Vani spent two years teaching eighth grade science in Newark, New Jersey as a Teach For America corps member. She spent an additional year traveling and teaching LSAT classes. At HLS, Vani served as a co-chair for the 2012 Public Interest Auction and has also been involved with the Journal of Law and Technology, the Law and Policy Review, and the Women’s Law Association. During her 1L summer, Vani worked at the Council for Responsible Genetics in New York City. There, she produced a report detailing the bioethical issues raised by newborn screening and the storage and use of the residual samples, which was published, along with several other articles, by the bioethics journal GeneWatch. During her 2L summer, Vani worked at the New York and London offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Outside of law school, Vani enjoys cooking multi-course South Indian meals, exploring new cities, and listening to Radiolab podcasts.

 

 

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Wookie was born a US citizen in Seoul while living in Hong Kong.  After spending time in New York, New Jersey, Tokyo, and New Hampshire, Wookie ended up at Yale, where he majored in Ethics, Politics, and Economics.  Before law school, he taught high school English in the DC Public Schools.  Currently, Wookie is an Ames Moot Court Finalist.  He has also been involved with the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Harvard Law and Policy Review, and Advocates for Education.  Wookie spent his 1L summer in the housing unit of Connecticut Legal Services in Bridgeport and his 2L summer at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in DC.  In his free time, Wookie is an avid endurance athlete who competes in sprint- to Ironman-distance triathlons, marathons and Ragnar Relays.  He also enjoys blogging about education reform, collecting books on tea and coffee, and attending live music shows.

 

 

 

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Marc Klein is a 3L who hails from Lincolnwood, IL. After graduating from Niles West High School, he attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he majored in economics and political science. Prior to law school, Marc joined Teach for America and taught high school math at Agua Fria High School in Avondale, Arizona. He also coached the high school wrestling team and helped students organize a “Mr. Agua Fria” competition. Marc has served as a supervising editor for the Journal on Legislation, and in his free time, Marc loves watching sports, traveling to new places, eating delicious foods and playing with his adorable puppy.  During his 1L summer, Marc worked as a legal intern for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. and as a summer associate for DLA Piper in Palo Alto. During his 2L summer, Marc worked as a summer associate for Latham & Watkins in Chicago.  He looks forward to a great year as a BSA.

 

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Bryan Koch is a 2L from Bethpage, New York. He studied journalism and philosophy at New York University, where he also hosted “The Cheap Seats,” a local sports talk radio show. After graduating in 2006, Bryan worked at a New York hedge fund and as a statistician for the New York Giants; given his preexisting loyalties to the Jets, the latter position required a good deal of soul-searching. For several years before law school, Bryan dabbled as a professional poker player, participating in the 2010 and 2011 World Series of Poker. At HLS, he was featured with Professor Charles Nesson for an NPR feature on “poker and the law.” Bryan recently completed a summer academic fellowship with Professor Nesson, for which he studied legal issues in online poker. Bryan is the events chair for the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, a teaching assistant for Professor Shugerman, and a research assistant for Professor Hay. He spent his 1L summer working for Facebook in Washington, DC. Bryan’s other interests include music, songwriting, literature, and politics.

 

 

Rich Le Page

Rich is a 2L from Toronto, Canada. Prior to law school, he studied accounting and financial management at the University of Waterloo and spent two years consulting on cross-border tax matters at Deloitte. In addition to the BSA, Rich is involved with the Harvard Business Law Review, the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project, and the Harvard International Law Journal. During his 1L summer, he worked for the Office of the New York State Attorney General — Investor Protection Bureau in Manhattan. Outside of law school, Rich enjoys almost any board game and is an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

 

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Ezra is a 2L from Washington, DC. He graduated from Yale in 2010 and worked there for two years before law school as a college admissions officer. Over the summer, Ezra worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Ezra is an Executive Technical Editor on the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, works for Professor Vicki Jackson as a research assistant, and coordinates hearings for the Prison Legal Assistance Project. Ezra is a long-suffering DC sports fan and wishes law school gave him more opportunities to get in touch with his inner math nerd.

 

 

 

Chrystel MarincichChrystel Marincich

Chrys was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. Her mother being from California, Chrys was exposed to American culture from an early age and spent many of her summers in the United States. She majored in Asian Studies with a focus on Japanese Language and Culture at Vanderbilt University and spent a few years in Tokyo improving her Japanese language skills. At Harvard, Chrys is a member of the Women’s Law Association Mentorship Committee, a Resident Assistant for Dane Hall, and a mediator at the Harvard Mediation Program. She spent her 1L summer in the corporate division of Nishimura & Asahi, a Japanese firm. During the weekends, Chrys enjoys playing IM flag football and soccer with her section-mates.

 

 

 

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Christine Marshall is a 3L from Kinnelon, New Jersey.  She attended Williams College where she majored in Economics and Biology with a concentration in maritime studies.  Before coming to HLS, Christine worked as an investment-banking analyst at J.P. Morgan in New York City for two years.  She subsequently interned for the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and worked in compliance at Ferring Pharmaceuticals.  In addition to BSA, Christine is a Resident Assistant in Hastings Hall and was a senior editor on the Harvard Business Law Review.  Christine spent her 1L summer working at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman in Morristown, New Jersey, and her 2L summer working at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York City.  She is looking forward to another wonderful year as a BSA.

 

 

 

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Clint was born and raised in Morristown, NJ (no relation). In 2009, he graduated from Georgetown University and took the very practical step of moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. After giving it the old college try, he moved back east to work for a government relations firm in Washington, DC. Clint is now a 3L at Harvard Law School and, in addition to the BSA, his extracurricular activities have included the Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law (JSEL), Harvard Negotiation Law Review (HNLR), and the Harvard Negotiators. Clint has also served as a teaching assistant for the Negotiation Workshop (Winter Term, 2013) and a research assistant for visiting professor Julie Suk (2012-2013 academic year). He spent his 1L summer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York in the Criminal Division and his 2L summer with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. Clint is excited to return to New York after law school to clerk on the Second Circuit. He loves Scotland, Mad Men, and the New York Football Giants.

 

 

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William Nash (Will) has both a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Michigan. After his undergraduate degree, Will served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Luhansk, Ukraine, where he taught English as a second language. He speaks Russian, albeit with deteriorating fluency since completing his Peace Corps service in 2004. Will has over five years of experience working in the field of business immigration, including as an immigration specialist for the University of Michigan and as a paralegal for Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn in Detroit, Michigan. During his 1L summer, Will worked as a law clerk for Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy in Boston, Massachusetts. This past summer, Will worked as a US Summer Associate for Herbert Smith Freehills in London, United Kingdom.

 

 

 

 

Tara NorrisTara Norris

Tara is a southern California native with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCLA. Before coming to law school, she worked at a plaintiffs’ law firm in Los Angeles and as an assistant debate coach at Harvard-Westlake School. Last summer, she was a legal intern at the Women’s Rights Project at the ACLU, and she also spent a week working at the Harvard Negotiation Institute, an executive education program run by the Program on Negotiation at HLS. Tara’s extracurricular activities include the HLS Democrats, the American Constitution Society, the Mississippi Delta Project, and the Harvard Law and Policy Review. In my spare time, she like to bake, read about politics, commiserate with other Californians about how much she misses good Mexican food, and explore local coffee shops (I’m happy to give recommendations!).

 

 

 

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Ivan is a 2L from Pullman, WA. He attended the University of Washington, where he studied Political Science and Economics. After graduating from the UW, Ivan joined Teach For America. He taught middle school math and coached the soccer team at Imagine Camelback Middle School in Phoenix, AZ. At HLS, Ivan is a line editor for the Harvard Environmental Law Review and a member of the Harvard Immigration Project. During his 1L summer, Ivan was a legal intern for the ACLU of Washington. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, a slew of sports, and classic films.

 

 

 

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Stacie is a 3L originally from Poolesville, Maryland. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College. After college, Stacie joined Teach for America and taught high school mathematics in rural North Carolina. She spent her 1L summer in the criminal division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Greenbelt, Maryland. For her 2L summer, Stacie worked as a Summer Associate at Williams and Connolly. At HLS, Stacie is the President of Advocates for Education. Stacie enjoys listening to country music, trying out new vegetarian recipes, and spending time with her husband and goldendoodle.

 

 

 

 

 

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Joo-Young Rognlie is a 2L from rural Woonam-ri, South Korea (the name means “the village of clouds and rocks” – both of which are more common there than people). She majored in English and minored in Japanese at Duke University. Prior to law school, Joo-Young taught at an elementary school and at a foreign language institution. She also wrote a young adult novel for publication, and signed with a literary agent. Joo-Young is a technical editor for the Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law and the Asia Business Conference Marketing Chair for the Harvard Asia Law Society.  She spent her 1L summer as a judicial extern for Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

 

 

 

 

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Tom Ryan is a 2L originally from Littleton, Colorado. He graduated from George Washington University School of Business in 2011, where he received a BBA in Business Economics and Public Policy with a minor in Political Science.  While there, he interned with Senator Mark Udall’s office on the hill and with Ralph Nader’s Center for the Study of Responsive Law.  Before coming to HLS, he spent a year at Deloitte Consulting working for the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.  Tom spent his 1L summer at the Department of Justice Civil Division, Torts Branch doing litigation work.  He is the Alumni Relations Chair for the American Constitution Society and is also a Senior Article Editor for the Harvard Law and Policy Review.  Tom is a huge Denver Broncos and St. Louis Cardinals fan, and in good weather you’ll likely find him out on the volleyball court or walking his two dogs with his wife Kirsten.

 

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Jeffrey is a 2L from New York City. He attended Columbia University where he majored in Philosophy. After college, Jeffrey spent a year researching changing financial regulations at Deutsche Bank. During his 1L summer, Jeffrey interned in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. At HLS, Jeffrey is a Senior Technical Editor of the Harvard Business Law Review and a Research Associate for the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. Jeffrey was also a 1L Representative for the Harvard Association for Law and Business. In his free time, Jeffrey enjoys playing squash, experiencing new cities, and making quirky short films.

 

 

 

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Jocelyn is a 3L from the great state of Texas. She went to Harvard College, where she studied economics and environmental science. Prior to attending law school, Jocelyn worked in the environmental field doing economic analysis.  During her 1L summer, she worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Chicago.  She spent her 2L summer at Kirkland & Ellis. Jocelyn loves Texas barbecue, cupcakes, and hiking.

 

 

 


 

 

Caroline SternCaroline Stern

Caroline Stern is a 2L from New York City.  She attended Amherst College, where she majored in Art History.  During college, she spent a semester abroad studying urban planning in Rome, Italy.  Before coming to law school, Caroline worked for a year in the Counsel’s Office at the New York City Department of City Planning.  At HLS, Caroline is a Civil Procedure teaching assistant, Chair of the Women’s Law Association Firms Committee, an editor of the Environmental Law Review, and a co-captain of the HLS Crew Team.  During her 1L summer she interned in the Environmental Law Division at the New York City Law Department.  Caroline enjoys going to museums, running outdoors, coffee ice cream, and doing the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle.

 

 

 

 

Blake StrodeBlake Strode

Blake is a 2L from St. Louis, Missouri. As an undergraduate, he attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he majored in International Economics and Spanish. He also played four years of tennis for the Razorbacks. After college, he spent three years playing tennis professionally, competing in tournaments across the country and abroad. At HLS, Blake is a Fellow for the Law and Social Change Program, and an active member of the Prison Legal Assistance Project, Project No One Leaves, and the Black Law Students Association. He also plays intramural football and basketball and is a member of the Harvard Men’s Club Volleyball team. Blake spent his 1L summer working at the Voting Section in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

 

 

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Elizabeth is a 3L from San Diego, California. She went to Harvard College, where she studied neurobiology and economics. Prior to law school, she spent a year in England studying for her Master’s at Oxford and traveling. At HLS, she is involved with the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project and the Petrie-Flom Center. Elizabeth worked at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Silicon Valley after her 1L year. This past summer she worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York.

 

 

 

 

 

We thank Jeff Habenicht for the photographs.