Volume 68 (2017-2018)
Alex Berlucchi is a third-year student at the College of Law. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Scranton. He then pursued his Master’s Degree in Health Administration at Penn State University, Harrisburg. Prior to law school, Alex worked as a healthcare consultant, where he was responsible for research, analysis, and production of final reports. In addition to his position with the Syracuse Law Review, he is a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, served as Research Assistant to Professor Lauryn Gouldin, and served as Teaching Assistant to Professor Keith Bybee. The summer following his first year of law school, Alex interned in the Office of General Counsel at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center in Syracuse, New York. This summer, he worked as a summer clerk at the offices of Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC, in Syracuse. In the fall, he will be participating in the Lower Income Tax Clinic at the College of Law.
Brianne Szopinski is a third-year law student from East Aurora, NY. She attended SUNY Geneseo in Geneseo, NY, as a Political Science major and Business Studies minor. During her undergraduate career, Brianne participated as a varsity athlete on the Geneseo Equestrian Team. After her first year at Syracuse University College of Law, Brianne worked as a Student Mentor for the incoming 1L Class. During her second year at the College of Law, Brianne participated on the Moot Court Honor Society, worked in the Children’s Rights and Family Law Clinic, and worked as a Research Assistant for Professor McNeal. During her 1L summer, Brianne interned with U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan W. Feldman in Rochester, NY. Brianne will work at Hodgson Russ, LLP in Buffalo, NY during her 2L summer.
Lead Articles Editors
Anna Pinchuk is a 3L from Kiev, Ukraine. She received a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University, where she majored in Philosophy, Politics, and Law, and was a member of a nationally-recognized debate team. At Syracuse Law, in addition to being a Lead Articles Editor for Syracuse Law Review, she is also a member of Moot Court Honor Society and National Moot Court Appellate Team. She also serves as a 3L Senator for Student Bar Association. Her prior experience includes being a research assistant for Professor True-Frost and an appellate advocacy assistant for Professors Gardner and Greenberg. In her free time, she enjoys going to theater, exploring local parks, and running.
Ryan White is a third-year student at the College of Law and a Master of Public Administration candidate at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is a Grand Island, NY native and graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in Government and International Relations, where he was a member of the men’s ice hockey team. In addition to his work for the Syracuse Law Review, he is a research assistant for Professor William C. Snyder, has worked in the Veterans Legal Clinic, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis. Ryan spent his first summer of law school as an intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York. In his second summer, Ryan was a Summer Associate at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer in their Washington, D.C. office.
Senior Notes Editor
Irem Karacal is a third-year law student at the College of Law as well as a Masters in International Relations candidate at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She is a native of St. Louis, MO. Irem received a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. At the College of Law, in addition to her work on the Syracuse Law Review she is a research assistant to Professor Peter Bell and participant in the Low Income Taxpayer Law Clinic. As a rising 2L she was a summer associate at Fahey Family Law in Syracuse, NY and research assistant at the Burton Blatt Institute. This summer she will be a summer associate with the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York City.
Form & Accuracy Editors
Rob Carpenter is a third-year law student from Cazenovia, New York. He attended SUNY Geneseo and majored in Economics. During the summer following 1L year, Rob worked for the Legal Aid Society here in Syracuse as well as for the Public Utility Law Project. During his Second Year of law school Rob participated in the Elder Law Clinic. During the summer following 2L year, Rob will work at McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, a law firm in Albany, New York.
Melanie-Ann DeLancey is a third-year student at the College of Law from Corinth, New York. In addition to serving the Syracuse Law Review as Form & Accuracy Editor, Melanie-Ann is a research assistant for Professor Tara Helfman and the H. Douglas Barclay Law Library. She did her undergraduate work at Syracuse University where she double majored in Political Science and International Relations. Following graduation, she enjoyed a career in the gaming industry when she worked for Saratoga Casino Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York. Melanie-Ann was a student attorney for the Children’s Rights and Family Law Clinic during her second year. She was also President of the National Women’s Law Student Association. She spent her first summer as an intern for The Mental Hygiene Legal Service- Fourth Judicial Department. She spent her second summer at Towne, Ryan, and Partners P.C. in Albany, N.Y.
Will Kilgore is from Wytheville Virginia, and is a third-year law student at the College of Law. He graduated cum laude from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Business Administration. In the summer after Will’s 1L year, he interned for the Wythe County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office where he performed research and wrote memoranda primarily on Fourth Amendment issues. In addition to his duties as an Editorial Member, Will was a student-attorney with the Elder Law Clinic in the fall of his 2L year where he gained valuable experience in the field of administrative law. This past summer he was a summer intern at the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of New York.
Mike Corelli is a 3L at Syracuse University College of Law and the Business Editor of theSyracuse Law Review. Mike was born and raised in Utica, NY. He received his B.A. in Psychology, magna cum laude, from Utica College. Mike went on to obtain his M.A. in Psychology from The University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL. After his first year of law school, Mike served as a Judicial Intern for The Honorable Erin Gall, New York State Supreme Court, Fifth Judicial District. This past summer, Mike served as a Summer Associate at Harter, Secrest, & Emery in Rochester, NY. Prior to law school, Mike was a Human Resource Support Intern at Northern Safety & Industrial. He also worked as a student consultant at several organizations while obtaining his Master’s degree. Mike enjoys participating in recreational sports, and he is a movie enthusiast. Mike can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steven Yurkonis is a third-year law student at SUCOL and the Computer Editor of the Syracuse Law Review. A Pennsylvania native, Steven grew up in Frackville and graduated from Shippensburg with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Business. Prior to law school, Steven accepted a job at the Law Offices of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates as the firm’s Marketing Director, a job he still performs remotely while attending school. During the summers Steven works as a Legal Intern for his firm, and in the Spring of 2017 he spent the semester as an extern for a non-profit called the Electronic Discovery Institute in Washington D.C. In addition to Law Review, Steven is also an Academic Success Tutor, an Honorary Member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and a Student Senator. When Steven is not working he enjoys attending concerts and kayaking the lakes and rivers of Pennsylvania, among other outdoor activities.
Legal Pulse Editor
Samantha Pallini is a Green Bay, Wisconsin native and third-year law student. In addition to her work for Syracuse Law Review, she serves as the College of Law’s Pro Bono Fellow, chair of the Pro Bono Advisory Board, and social media point-person for the Moot Court Honor Society. This past summer, she worked as a special federal litigation intern for the New York City Law Department in Manhattan. She also worked as an extern in the chambers of the Honorable Frederick J. Scullin, Senior District Court Judge, during her 2L year, and a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York during her 1L summer. Prior to law school, Samantha was a journalist for The Compass in DePere, Wisconsin and the editor-in-chief of The Scout at her alma mater, Bradley University, in Peoria, IL. There, she graduated with a bachelor of arts in both Public Relations and Spanish, in addition to working and living abroad in Pamplona, Spain in 2014.