2013-2014 Chapter Officers
Charles Fried – Faculty Sponsor
Educated at Princeton, Oxford and Columbia Law School, Charles Fried, the Beneficial Professor of Law, has been teaching at Harvard Law School since 1961. He was Solicitor General of the United States, 1985-89, and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1995-99. His scholarly and teaching interests have been moved by the connection between normative theory and the concrete institutions of public and private law. During his career at Harvard he has taught Criminal Law, Commercial Law, Roman Law, Torts, Contracts, Labor Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Courts, Appellate and Supreme Court Advocacy. The author of many books and articles, his Anatomy of Values (1970), Right and Wrong (1978), and Modern Liberty (2006) develop themes in moral and political philosophy with applications to law. Contract as Promise (1980), Making Tort Law (2003, with David Rosenberg) and Saying What the Law Is: The Constitution in the Supreme Court (2004) are fundamental inquiries into broad legal institutions. Order & Law: Arguing the Reagan Revolution (1991) discusses major themes developed in Fried’s time as Solicitor General. In recent years Fried has taught Constitutional Law and Contracts. During his time as a teacher he has also argued a number of major cases in state and federal courts, most notably Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, in which the Supreme Court established the standards for the use of expert and scientific evidence in federal courts. Click here to view more.
Shad White – President
Shad White is a 3L who grew up in Sandersville, Mississippi. He earned his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Ole Miss. Both a Truman and a Rhodes Scholar, Shad graduated with an MSc in Economic History from the University of Oxford. Shad served on the Executive Board of the Harvard Law Republicans during his first year of Law School. Prior to Law School, Shad worked as the Deputy Campaign Manager during Phil Bryant’s campaign for Governor of Mississippi and as the Policy Director for Nunnelee for Congress. Shad worked at Butler Snow and Baker Donelson during his 2L summer and as a Policy Intern for Romney for President after his 1L year.
Carol Szurkowski – Executive Vice President
Carol is originally from Harding Township, New Jersey. She graduated from Dartmouth College magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Classical Languages and Literatures. Prior to Law School, Carol worked as a Corporate Legal Assistant for Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City. Carol is currently the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. She also sang with the Harvard University Choir during her 1L and 2L years. Carol worked as a Summer Associate at Cooper and Kirk in Washington, DC during her 1L summer. During her 2L summer, she worked as a summer associate at Covington & Burling in Washington, DC and at Yetter Coleman in Houston, TX. After graduation, Carol will clerk for Judge Dennis Shedd of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Columbia, SC.
David Casazza – Vice President of Speakers
David Casazza is a 2L from Blooming Grove, New York. He received his A.B. in History from Princeton University in 2010, with a year spent studying at Oxford University (Pembroke College) along the way. Before coming to Harvard, David earned an M.A. in History from the Johns Hopkins University. After his 1L year, he worked as a law clerk for the Senate Judiciary Committee on the staff of Senator Mike Lee. David is a Senior Editor on the Journal of Law and Public Policy and also serves there as a member of the Articles Board.
Jeff Long – Vice President of Membership
Jeff is from Buffalo, New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where he majored in American Government, and a Masters Degree in Political Science from Columbia University, with a concentration in political theory. Prior to entering law school he worked as a telemarketer, selling sewage insurance and other coverage for home plumbing. Since arriving at Harvard, he has been an active member of the Federalist Society, and has recently been appointed Notes Editor on the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. For the summer after his 1L year, Jeff worked at the Alabama State Solicitor General’s Office.
Bryan Cleveland – Vice President of Communications
Bryan is a 2L from Upland, California. He graduated from Biola University with a B.A. in Political Science as well as completing the classics program through the Torrey Honors Institute. Prior to law school, he worked as a legislative assistant and did media relations for former Congressman Herger. At HLS, he is currently a line editor and communications editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. He spent his 1L summer as a law clerk to Commissioner Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission.
May Davis – Vice President of Social Activities
May Davis is a 2L from western Kansas. At the University of Kansas, she served as student body vice president, graduated number one in her class and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Journalism, and interned for former Senator Brownback. After graduation, May taught sixth grade through Teach for America in Kansas City and earned her master’s degree in Elementary Education. During her 1L summer, May worked as a summer associate for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Ryan Stewart – Development Chair
Ryan is a 3L from Cary, North Carolina. Ryan earned his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Vanderbilt University, graduating cum laude. He was also one of only three members in his class to graduate with High Honors in Economics, successfully completing and defending a thesis that used econometrics and statistics to analyze the impact of early and absentee voting reforms on turnout. Prior to law school, Ryan worked as the Coordinator of Election Day Operations for the Michigan Republican Party in 2010. During his 1L summer Ryan worked for the Counsel’s Office of the Republican National Committee. His 2L summer, Ryan worked as a summer associate in Gibson Dunn’s Washington D.C. office.
Kirby Thomas – Legal Practice Chair
Dan Loveland - Academics Chair
Dan is a 3L from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He attended the University of Maryland graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology and Criminology & Criminal Justice and earning Departmental and Dean’s Scholar honors. Dan serves as a Senior Editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy. During the summer after his 1L year, he worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Harvard Negotiation Institute and as a Law Clerk for the Major Investigations Unit of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. During his 2L summer, Dan worked for Hogan Lovells in D.C. After graduating from Harvard, Dan will clerk for Judge Raymond Gruender on the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Justin Patrick – Colloquium Chair
Justin is a 2L from Austin, Texas. He graduated from Amherst College with a degree in Political Science, summa cum laude. After his 1L year, he worked as a research assistant for Prof. William Rubenstein and as a Summer Associate at Andrews Kurth in Houston. He is active in the HLS Target Shooting Club and the Texas Club, and serves as a Senior Editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy.