Ben Cranston is a Parkton, Maryland native and a third-year law student at the College of Law. He attended Johns Hopkins University for his undergraduate studies, where he earned Division III All-American Honors as a member of the football team. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English in 2014. In addition to his involvement with the Syracuse Law Review, Ben is a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and a co-chair of the Pro Bono Advisory Board. He served as a research assistant for Professor C. Cora True-Frost and participates in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic mentored by Professor Robert Nassau. He served as a summer law clerk to Hon. David E. Peebles, United States Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of New York and interned as a summer associate at Phillips Lytle LLP in Buffalo, New York.
Aaron Lawson is a third-year law student at the College of Law, as well as a Master of Public Administration candidate at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. In addition to his work for Syracuse Law Review, his time at the College of Law has focused on working for the Syrian Accountability Project run by Professor David Crane, participating in the Community Development Law Clinic, and serving as a research assistant for Professor Sanjay Chhablani. This summer he is a summer intern with the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As a rising second-year law student, he was a summer intern with Mintz Levin in its San Francisco office. Aaron received his B.A. from Muhlenberg College in 2009, where he studied Sociology. The time taken between his undergraduate studies and law school provided Aaron the opportunity to invest in his local community, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and fueled his interest in serving both local and state governments with a legal education.
Hillary Anderson is a third-year law student at the College of Law and a Master of Public Administration candidate at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. In addition to serving the Syracuse Law Review as Lead Articles Editor, Hillary is a research assistant to Professor Lauryn Gouldin, a Teaching Assistant to Professor Keith Bybee, a Student Attorney in the Children’s Rights and Family Law Clinic, and Director of the Hancock Estabrook 1L Oral Advocacy Competition. This fall, Hillary will also be serving as a judicial intern to the Honorable Brenda K. Sannes of the Northern District of New York. Currently, Hillary is a summer associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Arnold & Porter LLP. In the summer of 2015, Hillary was a legal intern to the Commission on Law and Aging of the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C. Hillary graduated magna cum laude from Ursinus College in 2014 where she earned a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Politics.
Matt Petrone is a third-year law student at the College of Law and a Lead Articles Editor of the Syracuse Law Review. Most recently, Matt served as a summer associate in the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Prior to his 2L year, he served as a judicial intern to Chief Judge Suddaby of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. Matt graduated from Union College in 2013 with a degree in economics and a minor in political science, in addition to being a member and captain of the varsity men’s basketball team. Prior to attending the College of Law, Matt worked as a corporate paralegal at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York, New York.
Colin Tansits is a third-year student at the College of Law, and a Master Degree Candidate in Public Administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. In addition to being the Senior Notes Editor of the Syracuse Law Review, Colin is a research assistant to William Banks, a faculty assistant to Professor David Crane, a student attorney in the Community Development Law Clinic, and a member of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team. Colin graduated magna cum laude from Temple University in 2014 with a B.A. in Journalism. While at Temple University, Colin was a sportswriter for The Temple News and a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. As a 1L, Colin was a research assistant to Professor Cora True-Frost. During the summer of 2015, Colin served as a legal intern for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
Shannon Crane is a third-year law student at the Syracuse University College of Law. In addition to her work for the Syracuse Law Review, she is a member of the Moot Court Honors Society. In the summer after her 1L year, Shannon interned at the State University of New York Office of General Counsel where she focused on Title IX, Clery, and FERPA issues. As a 2L, Shannon served as the President of the Intellectual Property Law Society and represented the College of Law on the Syracuse University Student Activities Advisory Board. In the summer after her 2L year, she was a summer associate at the Boston office of Latham & Watkins. As a 3L, Shannon is the graduate assistant for the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media, and the research assistant for Professor Robin P. Malloy, focusing on land-use, zoning, and real estate. Shannon received her B.S. from Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations. At Cornell, she competed on both the Varsity Softball and Track & Field teams, and spent her Junior spring with the Walt Disney World Department of Labor Relations. After Cornell, she worked for two years as a Human Resources Specialist in the Philadelphia Headquarters of Aramark.
David M. Katz is a third-year student at the College of Law and a Form and Accuracy Editor for Volume 67 of the Syracuse Law Review. This year, David will be a Co-Director of the Mackenzie Hughes Competition at the College of Law, which tests upper-level students’ appellate advocacy skills. Additionally, David argues on the National Moot Court Competition team. Outside of law school, David serves as the American Bar Association Law Student Division Liaison to the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Prior to law school, David was a College Scholar at Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences, where his course of study focused on legal history and legal theory.
Matthew Schutte is from Jamestown, New York and is a third-year student at the College of Law. He graduated from Hobart College in 2011, where he double majored in History and American Studies. Before law school, he spent two years teaching English as a Second Language in the Bronx. In addition to his work with Syracuse Law Review, he is also a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and he is a research assistant for Professor Lisa Dolak. He has also interned with the United States Attorney’s Office, with United States Magistrate Judge Therese W. Dancks, and most recently with the law firm of Smith, Sovik, Kendrick & Sugnet.
Amber Lawyer is a Tupper Lake, New York, native and a third-year law student at the Syracuse University College of Law. She attended St. Lawrence University for her undergraduate studies, where she earned her a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Economics. In addition to her involvement with the Syracuse Law Review, she is member of the Moot Court Honor Society. Amber worked during her 1L summer and 2L school year as a Law Clerk for O’Hara, O’Connell, & Ciotoli. During her 2L summer, Amber worked for Bond, Schoeneck & King as a summer associate. She plans to pursue a career in civil litigation.
William D. Woodworth is a third-year student at the College of Law. In addition to his work on the Law Review, he serves as a research assistant for Professor Nina Kohn. A Bismarck, North Dakota native, William graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Previously, he served as the President of the North Dakota Student Association, representing the 48,000 students of the North Dakota University System before the North Dakota Legislative Assembly.
Adam Kuhn is a third-year law student at the College of Law from Stony Brook, New York. He will be participating in the Children’s Rights & Family Law Clinic during the 2016-2017 school year. Adam has interned with the Mental Hygiene Legal Service of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, and the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in broadcast journalism. He is a lifetime member of the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity.