Volume 69 (2018-2019) Executive Board
Shelby Mann is a third-year student at the College of Law originally from Phoenix, Arizona. In 2016, she received a Bachelor of Journalism in Multimedia Producing , a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and a minor in Information Technology from the University of Missouri. During her final year at the University of Missouri, she served as a full-time news producer for ABC 17 News. In addition to her work on the Syracuse Law Review, she is a Legal Communication and Research Faculty Assistant to Professor Emily Brown, a research assistant to Professor William Snyder, and the senior editor for the Syrian Accountability Project. Shelby spent her first summer of law school at the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office in Memphis, Tennessee, in the Public Corruption and Economic Crimes Unit. This past summer she was a law clerk with the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. She will graduate with a certificate in National Security and Counterterrorism Law form the Institute of National Security and Counterterrorism.
John Joslin is a third-year law student from Newport, NY. In 2016 he completed his three-year undergraduate program, earning his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Hartwick College. In addition to his work for the Syracuse Law Review, John serves as Director of the Talk to a Lawyer Clinic for the Pro Bono Advisory Board and will be clerking for Bousquet Holstein PLLC during his 3L year. With plans to work as an Estate Planning attorney, John spent the summers following his 1L and 2L years working at Hilton Estate & Elder Law, LLC conducting legal research and drafting wills and trusts.
Lead Articles Editors
Amy Johnson is a third-year law student from Rochester, New York. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Towson University in Towson, Maryland in 2015. Her three years working as a legal assistant during her undergraduate studies triggered her interest in the law. After Amy’s first year of law school, she interned for the Honorable Jonathan W. Feldman, Magistrate Judge for the Western District of New York. She spent her 2L year as an extern for the Honorable David E. Peebles, Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York, and spent this past summer as a Summer Associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC. In addition to her work for the Law Review, Amy works as an Academic Success Fellow and Research Assistant at the College of Law.
Elizabeth Lehmann is a third-year student at the College of Law as well as a Masters in Public Administration candidate at the Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs. She is originally from Sandwich, New Hampshire, and received a B.A. in Political Science and Chinese Language from Union College in 2012. Prior to going to law school, Elizabeth was a paralegal in Boston, Massachusetts, and Albany, New York, for two intellectual property law firms. This past summer she was a Summer Law Clerk at the firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC in Syracuse, New York. Elizabeth has also held externship positions in the chambers of the Honorable Glenn T. Suddaby, Chief Judge of the Northern District of New York, as well as the Honorable William Q. Hayes of the Southern District of California.
Senior Notes Editor
Briannie Kraft is a third-year student at the College of Law as well as a Masters in Public Administration candidate at the Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs. She is originally from Iowa City, Iowa, and received her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Iowa in 2014. After graduation, she worked full-time for a 2016 Presidential Campaign, and interned at a local law firm, Simmons, Perrine, Moyer and Bergman PLC. During her fall 2017 semester Briannie held an externship position with the Federal Communication Commission in Washington, D.C. This past summer she was a Summer Law Clerk at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C.
Form & Accuracy Editors
Cynthia Moore is a third-year law student from Murrieta, California. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Northern Arizona University in 2012. She also received her Masters in Social Work with an emphasis in Gerontology from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in 2015. Cynthia spent her first summer of law school at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Justice in New York City. In the spring semester of her 2L year, she was an extern in the chambers of the Honorable Gerald Lebovits at the New York State Supreme Court. This past summer she was a Summer Law Clerk at the Legal Aid Society of Hawai’i. In addition to her work on the Syracuse Law Review, she will spend the academic year as a Research Assistant for the Reference Department at the Syracuse Law Library and a Research Assistant for Professor Peter Bell.
Jordan O’Connor is a third-year law student from Houston, Texas. She attended St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, as an International Business major and a Political Science minor. During her second year at the College of Law, in addition to her work as an Editorial Member for the Syracuse Law Review, she worked in the Community Development Law Clinic. Jordan spent her first summer of law school as an intern at Akiens Law Firm in Magnolia, Texas. She spent her second summer as a contracts intern at tech company PowerSchool in their Austin, Texas office. Jordan’s favorite things include reading, music, and all things Texas.
Michael Varrige is a third-year student at the College of Law as well as a Masters in Forensic Science candidate at the Forensic & National Security Sciences Institute. He is from Lake in the Hills, Illinois. Michael received a B.S. in Genetics and Legal Studies with a certificate in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. He spent this past summer as a Summer Law Fellow at the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor in New York City. He has prior experience working at the Wisconsin State Crime Lab, the Burton Blatt Institute, and the National LGBT Bar Association. In addition to his work on the Syracuse Law Review, he will spend the academic year as an extern in the chambers of the Honorable David E. Peebles, Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York, and as an Academic Success Fellow at the College of Law.
Samuel Hauser is a third-year J.D./M.B.A. Joint Degree student from Rochester, New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University in 2016. He spent his 1L summer as an intern for the Honorable Vincent J. Dinolfo in the Monroe County Court in Rochester, New York. This past summer, Sam worked as a Summer Associate at Thomas & Solomon, LLP in Rochester, New York working mostly on employment class action suits. In addition to his work as Business Editor of the Law Review this upcoming year, Sam will work as a student attorney in the Community Development Law Clinic.
Chris Baiamonte is a third-year student at the College of Law. In 2015, the Liverpool, New York native received a Bachelor’s degree from Keuka College with a major in Organizational Management. During his summers at local-area law firms, he has gained experience working in the fields of real estate transactions and business law. In addition to his duties on the Syracuse Law Review, Chris will continue to serve on the School’s Pro Bono Advisory Board, as an Academic Success Fellow for the Office of Student Affairs, and as a research assistant for Professor Robin P. Malloy.
Legal Pulse Editor
Caitlyn Buckman is a third-year law student from North Syracuse, New York. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from SUNY Cortland in 2016. In addition to her work for Syracuse Law Review, Caitlyn is a member of the Advocacy Honor Society (formerly Moot Court Honor Society), works as a research assistant at the Burton Blatt Institute, and worked as an extern at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York during her 2L year. With plans to pursue a career as a prosecutor, Caitlyn spent the summers following 1L and 2L years working at the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, where she will continue to extern during her 3L year.
Stefani Joslin: 3L from Hampton Bays, NY. Received my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology with a minor in Law and Justice from SUNY Cortland in Cortland, NY. While in undergrad, I interned at the Cortland County Public Defender’s office both my junior and senior year which really gave me a firsthand experience with the law and made me realize I wanted to pursue a career in criminal law. For the past two summers I have interned at Astarita & Associates which is a criminal defense firm located in Southampton, NY. I worked predominately on DWI cases but also helped with a manslaughter case as well. I participated in the NYC Externship program spring of my 2L year where I externed for the Hon. Judge David Cohen for the NY Civil Supreme Court and had part of a decision I wrote published in the New York Law Journal. I am currently participating in the school’s Criminal Defense Clinic and wish to pursue a career in criminal law after graduation.