Current Furman Scholars


Alexandra Bursak ’17
Alexandra graduated with high honors from Washington University in St. Louis, earning a bachelors degree in English literature. She received an MA in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania before coming to NYU Law. Since arriving at NYU, Alexandra has worked as a research assistant for Professors Barton Beebe and Samuel Issacharoff, a teaching assistant for Professor Daryl Levinson, and an Articles Editor for the NYU Law Review. After graduation, she will clerk for Judge Cornelia Pillard on the D.C. Circuit and Judge Anthony Scirica on the Third Circuit.

Ann Jaworski ’17
Ann is proud to be from Chicago.  She graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University with a B.A. in English.  Before law school, she worked for Northwestern’s Office for Sponsored Research.  She spent her first summer working as a research assistant for Dean Emeritus Richard Revesz and will spend her second at the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  She is a note editor for N.Y.U. Law Review, and will be clerking for the Honorable Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals after graduation.  Ann’s research interests are in environmental policy, especially ways to make food systems and agriculture more sustainable.

Alex Schindler ’17
Alex completed his undergraduate studies at the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY-Hunter, where he designed a major in Middle East Studies and International Relations. Prior to law school, Alex edited a literary analysis of Psalms and taught Hebrew. He is interested in the interaction between the state and religious law, especially the Islamic and Jewish traditions. He also focuses his research on information privacy law.

Nathan Yaffe '17
Nathan graduated as part of the inaugural class of Environmental Studies majors at Carleton College. While there, he did field research in Ethiopia on land grabs, which left him with an enduring interest in issues at the interface of public and private legal regimes (investor-state dispute settlement, transnational litigation involving sovereigns or mixtures of public and private law claims, etc.). After 3 years of non-profit work, he landed at law school. He will be a summer associate at Debevoise & Plimpton (2016), and is thrilled to be clerking with Judge Pierre Leval of the Second Circuit for the 2018–19 term.

Max Yoeli '17
Max graduated from Dartmouth College, where he served as Student Body President, in 2012 with a BA in History and a minor in Government. Before coming to NYU Law, Max was a management associate at a global macro hedge fund and authored a monograph on Dartmouth College during the World War II Era. During his 1L summer, Max worked as a research assistant for Dean Emeritus Richard Revesz and Professor Barry Friedman; he will spend his 2L summer at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. Additionally, Max is a staff editor for the Annual Survey of American Law and was a teaching assistant for Professor Oscar Chase. His academic interests include criminal, constitutional, administrative, and national security law and their history. 
Elizabeth Aronson '18
Mala Chatterjee '18
Stephen Levandoski '18
Ryan Sila '18
Natalie Jacewicz '19
Elizabeth Janszky '19
Adam Kern '19