Current Fellows

Maria Ponomarenko '14
Maria graduated summa cum laude from NYU Law, where she was a Furman Academic Scholar and an Articles Editor on the NYU Law Review. After graduating from NYU, she clerked for the Honorable Richard A. Posner on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Maria holds a B.A. in History and Economics and an M.A. in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in History from Stanford University. Her dissertation, “The Department of Justice and the Limits of the New Deal State,” explored issues of federalism and institutional capacity in the New Deal and World War II years, with a focus on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s relationship with state and local police.  Her research focuses on constitutional law, criminal procedure, administrative law, and police governance. She currently is working on an article on the constitutional underpinnings of administrative law. She is the author, with Barry Friedman, of Democratic Policing which appeared in the December 2015 NYU Law Review. 

Joanna Langille '11
Joanna Langille graduated magna cum laude from NYU School of Law in 2011, receiving the Lipper Prize for outstanding work in international law and the Cahn award for the most outstanding contribution to the editorial board of the Law Review. Joanna attended NYU Law as a Furman Scholar and an Institute for International Law and Justice Scholar. After graduating, Joanna clerked for the judges of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto, Canada. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and a 2014 Trudeau Scholar. Joanna has prior degrees from the University of Oxford (M.Phil. International Relations, 2008), where she studied as a Commonwealth Scholar, and the University of Toronto (BA Hons., Philosophy and Political Science, 2006), where she studied as a Millennium Scholar. Joanna’s research focuses on international trade law, private international law, foreign affairs law, and legal theory.