President: Emily Cusick

Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 4.06.13 PMEmily is a 3L from Upstate New York who is thrilled to be leading the HLS Catholic Community for the 2014-2015 academic year!  A 2012 graduate of Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, she has previously served as CLSA’s Social Chair and Assistant Mass Coordinator.  Outside of CLSA, Emily serves as one of the Class Marshals for the Class of 2015, a TA for 1L Problem Solving Workshop, and an Executive Editor on the Journal of Law and Public Policy.  After graduation, she plans to stay in Boston and continue rooting for her beloved Red Sox. 



Vice President: 

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




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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: 

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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 Chairs: Caitlin Hewes and John Schottle

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Caitlin is a 3L 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. This is her second year as community service chair and webmaster.

John Schottle

John Schottle is a 3L from Bad Axe Michigan. In addition to being generally awesome, John spends a lot of his time helping others to become ninjas.






1L Reps: TBD

If you’re a 1L who’s interested in becoming more involved with CLSA, talk to any officer, particularly Emily, Natalie, or Caitlin

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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