J.D. ADMISSIONS

Current Furman Scholars

Third YEAR STUDENTS

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 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 spent his 2L summer in litigation 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. 

Second YEAR STUDENTS

Elizabeth Aronson '18
Betsy graduated cum laude from Tufts University with a B.A. in International Relations. Prior to law school, she taught middle school in rural south Texas through Teach for America and worked in education consulting for a national nonprofit. During her 1L summer, Betsy was as a judicial intern for the Honorable Jesse M. Furman of the District Court for the Southern District of New York and a research assistant for Professor Adam Cox. She will spend her 2L summer at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Betsy is a staff editor on the N.Y.U. Law Review and a teaching assistant for Professor Helen Hershkoff. Her academic interests include constitutional law, administrative law, and the use of litigation as a vehicle for change.

Mala Chatterjee '18
Mala graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with honors and a minor in Symbolic Systems in 2014. Her legal research interests include intellectual property, torts, and law & philosophy. She is also pursuing a PhD in Philosophy at NYU, with interests in philosophy of language, philosophy of technology, and bioethics. Mala finished 1L as a Pomeroy Scholar and is a staff editor for NYU Law Review. She spent her 1L summer doing trademark and copyright research for Professors Jeanne Fromer, Scott Hemphill, and Barton Beebe, and she continues working as a research assistant for Professor Richard Epstein. Mala will be joining Davis Polk & Wardwell as a summer associate in 2017, and will clerk for Judge Robert Sack on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the 2019-2020 Term. 

Ryan Sila '18
Ryan attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in International Relations. While there, he wrote a thesis about the impact that China and Russia have had on Iranian and North Korean nuclear policy. Between attending University of Pennsylvania and NYU Law, Ryan was a research analyst for CEB, where he studied challenges faced by human resources departments across industries. At NYU Law, Ryan has worked as a research assistant for Professor Arthur Miller, a teaching assistant for Dean Trevor Morrison, and a Staff Editor for the NYU Law Review. Ryan will spend his 2L summer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. His academic interests include civil procedure, national security, and administrative law.

Stephen Levandoski '18
Stephen graduated magna cum laude from Yale with a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and East Asian Studies. He received a graduate certificate in Chinese and American Studies at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center of Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. At N.Y.U., Stephen has worked as a research assistant for Professor Samuel Issacharoff and as a staff editor for the N.Y.U. Law Review.

 

First YEAR STUDENTS

Natalie Jacewicz '19
Natalie is interested in the intersection of environmental science and law. She studied evolutionary biology at Harvard, where she graduated magna cum laude, with highest honors in her department. After two years working for the Boston Consulting Group, Natalie completed a graduate program in science communication at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and worked for the science desk at National Public Radio. In her "spare time," she enjoys writing about science for the lay public—and hopes to tackle legal topics soon. Her work has been featured in The AtlanticNew York Magazine, and Scientific American, among other outlets. 

Elizabeth Janszky '19
Elizabeth (Ebie) graduated magna cum laude from Emory University, earning a bachelors degree in political science. Prior to graduate school, Ebie worked at the Innocence Project, a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing. She is also currently pursuing a Ph.D. in political science at Columbia University. Her research interests include the intersection of criminal procedure and administrative law, judicial behavior and the political economy of institutions. 

Adam Kern '19
Adam studied philosophy at Harvard, where he graduated summa cum laude, and at Oxford, where he was a von Clemm Fellow. Now he is pursuing a JD at NYU and a Ph.D. at Princeton. Adam’s academic work has been published in Analysis, and he has written some more popular pieces for the Washington Post, the Boston Review, and Democracy. He has broad interests within the intersection of law and philosophy.