2011-2012 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.
Joel Alicea – President
Joel Alicea grew up in El Paso Texas and studied Politics at Princeton graduating summa cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa Honors. During Law School, Joel has served as the Notes Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and as a member of the Harvard Law School Administrative Board. During the summer after his 2L year, Joel worked for Gibson Dunn and at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Dallas. During his 1L summer, Joel worked as a Summer Associate for Cooper & Kirk and as a Law Clerk for Senator John Cornyn.
Jeff Johnson – Executive Vice President
Jeff Johnson is originally from Richmond, Virginia. Prior to beginning Law School, Jeff graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Music. He worked for Winston & Strawn, Washington D.C. during his 2L summer and at the Office of the Virginia Attorney General after his 1L year.
Leon Johnson – Vice President of Speakers
Leon Johnson is from Thatcher, Arizona and earned his B.S. in Business Management from Brigham Young University. His involvement at Harvard Law School includes serving on the Executive Board for the Harvard Law Republicans and as a Section Representative for Student Government. After his first year of Law School, Leon served as a Law Clerk for the San Diego U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Shad White – Vice President of Membership
Shad White grew up in Sandersville, Mississippi and earned his B.A. in Economics and Poltical Science. 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. After his 1L year, Shad worked as a Policy Intern for Romney for President.
Dan Loveland Jr. – Vice President of Communications
Dan is a 2L 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.
Carol Szurkowski – Vice President of Social Activities
Carol is originally from Harding, New Jersey. She graduated from Dartmouth College manga cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Classical Languages and Literatures. Prior to Law School, Carol worked as a Corporate Paralegal for Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Carol sang on the Harvard University Choir during her 1L year and serves on the Articles Board for the Journal of Law and Public Policy. Carol worked as a Summer Associate for Cooper and Kirk and as a Legal Intern for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency during the summer prior to her 2L year.
Caroline Murray – Development Chair
Caroline grew up in Alamo, California and attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude as a Dean’s Scholar with a B.A. in Political Science, International Relations and a minor in Environmental Studies. She is the Vice President of the Abigail Adams Society at Harvard Law School and serves as a Senior Editor and Events Manager for the Journal of Law and Public Policy. Caroline worked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central Division of California during the summer after her first year of Law School.
Colleen Maher – Legal Practice Chair
Colleen Maher is from Maple Heights Ohio and graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a B.A. in Psychology earning Phi Beta Kappa and Presidential Scholar honors. Colleen works on the Articles Board for the Journal of Law and Public Policy and on the Harvard National Research Committee. During her 1L summer, Colleen worked at the Criminal Section of the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.
William Payne - Academics Chair
William grew up in Fort Worth Texas and graduated with Distinction from Duke University majoring in History and Political Science. At Harvard Law School, William works for the Harvard-Brookings Project on Law and Security, serves as a Managing Editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy, and serves on the National Security Research Committee. He spent the summer following his first year of Law School working as an Honors Law Clerk for the United States Department of Defense office of the General Counsel. William worked as a Summer Associate for Winston and Strawn during his 2L summer.
Roderick Miller- Colloquium Chair
Roderick is from Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics. Roderick serves as the Vice President for the Harvard Law School Republicans and as a Business Manager for the Journal of Law and Public Policy. He spent his 1L summer interning for Judge Thomas Ambro of the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. After finishing his second year, Roderick worked over the summer for Davis Polk & Wardell.