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. 

Kevin Arlyck '08

Kevin received his J.D. from NYU Law and his Ph.D. in History from NYU.  After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court of the United States.  From 2012-2014 he was an Academic Fellow at Columbia Law School, and he is currently an associate in the Supreme Court and Appellate practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. 

Kevin's scholarship explores the early history of the federal courts, with a particular focus on the courts' role in national governance.  His dissertation, "Forged by War: The Federal Courts and Foreign Affairs in the Age of Revolution," argues that the courts played a central role in U.S. foreign affairs in the four decades following ratification of the Constitution.  His work has been published in the NYU Law Review, the BYU Law Review, and Law & History Review.  He is currently working on an article investigating the federal government's use of the forfeiture power in the post-Ratification period.