President: Christopher Liedl

Liedl proctor headshotLiedl is a 3L from Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. A 2008 Notre Dame graduate, he spent three years in Florida developing and managing renewable energy projects before joining §4tw- the greatest HLS section that ever was or will be. He can typically be found on Harvard Yard selflessly nurturing the twenty-four Harvard freshmen entrusted to his care or pursuing his dream of becoming the next Ed Hochuli.



Vice President: Liat Rome

Liat is a 3L.  Originally from Chicago, she went to Washington University in St. Louis for undergrad (go Bears!) and then spent two years in Houston teaching 6th grade math  through Teach for America.  Her favorite color is green, she loves volleyball, basketball, track, and football, and one of her favorite church songs is “The Summons.”



Treasurer: Ellen Sise

Ellen is a 3L from Niskayuna, NY. After graduating from Penn in 2009 she spent two years working at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in the Major Economic Crimes Bureau and Violent Criminal Enterprise Unit. This past summer she worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. She has found CLSA to be a great part of her HLS experience!


Social Chairs: Emily Cusick and Natalie Jay


Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 4.06.13 PMEmily is a 2L from Clifton Park, NY.





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Natalie is a 2L from Oxnard, CA. She spent her 1L Summer in Portugal.





Senior Liturgy Coordinator: John Avila

Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 4.20.25 PMJohn is a 3L at HLS. Besides taking care of the very important task of setting up for Mass and dinner afterwards, John is on the Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law. He did his undergrad at Notre Dame, where he played the tuba in the marching band.





Assistant Liturgy Coordinators: Emily Cusick and Kirby Thomas

Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 4.09.21 PMKirby is a 2L from Tunkhannock, PA. John is grooming her and Emily to run Masses some day. But Emily already has a bio so Kirby gets her own here.





Speakers Chair: Rina Thomas

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Rina is a 2L from Slidell, LA.




Outreach Chair: Christina Martinez

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Marty is a 2L from Miami, FL. If you’re a 1L or LLM who’s interested in getting involved with CLSA, talk to Marty!




Community Service Chair: Caitlin Hewes

IMG_0280 Photo on 8-25-13 at 4.40 PMCaitlin is a 2L from Huntington Beach, CA. She graduated a long time ago from UC Berkeley. She is also the CLSA webmaster, as well as Director of the CLSA Choir/Band. She has a dog named Little Dog, a dog-like cat named Bailey, and also a new puppy, named Benni.



1L Reps: TBD

If you’re a 1L who’s interested in becoming more involved with CLSA, talk to any officer, particularly Rina, Liat, or Liedl.

Chaplain: Fr. George Salzmann

Fr. GeorgeFr. George is a member of a teaching order, the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. He holds a biochemistry Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School. He also has S.T.B. and S.T.L. degrees in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. While in Rome, he had the good fortune to be ordained in John Henry Cardinal Newman’s church of St. George’s at the Velabrum.

Prior to Harvard, Fr. George was a Visiting Fellow in Molecular Biology at Princeton. At Princeton, he worked on the tumor suppressor gene p53, taught bioethics, and served at the university parish.



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