Originally from Poland, Thomas Gawel proudly serves as the Editor in Chief of the Law Review. He has always been interested in world politics and media, and looks forward to continuing his career in corporate law at the New York City office of Clifford Chance LLP after graduation. Privately, Gawel is a documentary enthusiast and enjoys spending time outdoors, as well as exploring the City. In the winter time, he's likely snowboarding on New England's slopes.
Francesca Rogo proudly serves as Managing Editor of the Law Review. During her time at NYLS, she has served as President of the Health Law Society, Research Assistant to Professor Richard Marsico, Teaching Assistant to Professor Lynn Su, Teaching Assistant to Professor David Chang, and as a mentor for the Legal Association for Women. Prior to attending law school, she received an M.P.S. in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management and worked as a fashion merchandiser for some of the industry’s largest companies. After graduation, she looks forward to joining Baker & Hostetler as an associate.
Anthony Balzofiore serves as Executive Editor of the Law Review. After graduation, he looks forward to joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as an associate. Prior to law school, Anthony worked as a forensic accountant for KPMG and a financial analyst for iHeartMedia. He also holds an M.B.A. from Monmouth University. While in law school, Balzofiore interned with the New York County District Attorney’s Office and the NYLS Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic.
In addition to serving as an Executive Editor, Gabrielle Galante works as a Research Assistant and Constitutional Law Teaching Assistant for Professor Lenni Benson. She is also a participant in the Mediation Clinic. Prior to attending NYLS, Galante graduated from Marist College with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Actuarial Science and a minor in Business.
Hannah Lebel serves as an Executive Editor of the Law Review. She is part of the Dean’s Leadership Council and a member of the Criminal Defense Clinic. Since law school, she has had the opportunity to work at the United Nations, fresh (LVMH), and Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Prior to law school, she worked in the music industry for many years, and spent large amounts of time traveling the world. She holds a B.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Vermont, and an M.A. in Global Entertainment and Music Business from Berklee College of Music. Upon graduating, she looks forward to joining Weil, Gotshal & Manges as an associate.
Nirali Shah serves as an Executive Editor of the Law Review. She is also part of the Dean’s Leadership Council and an affiliate of the Centers for International Law and Business and Financial Law. Additionally, she participates in the Securities Arbitration Clinic. During the day, Shah continues her 17-year career in the management liability insurance industry, managing Fortune 1000 client relationships for Willis Towers Watson. She has a deep interest in Securities Law and in Constitutional Law. Shah also supports diversity and inclusion efforts in all areas of her personal and professional life, particularly seeking to actively advance opportunities available to BIPOC in the insurance industry.
Tyler Wilkerson serves as an Executive Editor for the Law Review. He is also a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council, serves as Vice President of the Health Law Society, and will join the Mediation Clinic this spring. After working in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office after his first year, he took part in the Venable-NYLS Summer Simulation Program after his second year. He is excited to continue editing his own Case Comment, which is slated for publication this coming year.
Bianca Ascolese serves as the Associate Managing Editor of the Law Review. She is originally from Poughkeepsie, New York and attended High Point University in North Carolina, double majoring in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Ascolese is a member of the Media, Entertainment, and Fashion Law Society at NYLS and works part time at LVLUP Legal as a Student Attorney. She has also externed at Tapestry Inc. and is very interested in intellectual property law, specifically trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement.
Heidi Moore serves as the Executive Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review. She is also the Chair of the Moot Court Association, a Research Assistant for Professor Emerita Nadine Strossen, a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council, and an NYLS Student Ambassador. During her time at NYLS, she has served as a Teaching Assistant for Professor Brandt Goldstein, a Teaching Fellow for the Academic Success Program, and she has made the Dean’s List with High Honors every semester. She spent her second year of law school serving as an intern for a federal judge at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and spent the summer of 2019 as an Honors Intern at the New York City Law Department. During the day, Moore works for the Department of the Navy, designing helicopters for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Upon graduating, she will join Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP as an associate.
Jenna Bazzurro enjoys working with the Junior Staff Editors throughout the Case Comment process. She looks forward to her Case Comment being published in spring 2021. Bazzurro is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Counsel and has also served as a student advocate in the Education Law Clinic. She is currently working at Aaronson, Rappaport, Feinstein & Deutsch, LLP as a law clerk where she will work as an associate after graduation. She holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in Political Science and Legal Studies.
Katie Cappeller serves as a Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review. She has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont. Throughout her time in law school, she has interned with IAC Applications and participated in the Conservation Law and Policy Clinic. Upon graduation, Cappeller will join Debevoise & Plimpton LLP as an associate in the corporate group.
In addition to serving as a Notes and Comments Editor, David Escoto is a member of the 2020-21 Nonprofit and Small Business Clinic. He is also a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council. During his time at NYLS, he has also acted as teaching Fellow for the Academic Success Program and a Teaching Assistant for Professor Arthur Leonard and Professor Lenni Benson. Upon graduation, Escoto will join Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft as a first-year associate.
Along with serving as a Notes and Comments Editor, this year Kristen Freda will be participating in the Criminal Prosecution Clinic at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Additionally, she has just finished a summer internship at the Nassau County District Attorney's Office in the Major Offense Bureau. During her time at NYLS, she has served as a Teaching Assistant in Evidence for Professor Martha Hochberger, a Teaching Assistant in Criminal Law for Professor David Chang, a student attorney in the Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic for Professor Adele Bernhard, a Judicial Clerk for Hon. Joseph McCormack in Kings County Criminal Court, and as a member of the Dean's Leadership Counsel.
Gabrielle Hain serves as a Notes and Comments Editor for the Law Review. She has also served as a Teaching Fellow for the Academic Success Program, and as a Teaching Assistant for Criminal Law and Civil Procedure. Gabrielle will be a Real Estate extern at Shearman & Sterling in the fall, and will spend her final semester as a Pro Bono Scholar at the Center for Appellate Litigation.
Kevin Hakansson is a Notes and Comments Editor. He has served as a Teaching Fellow for the Academic Success Program and as a Teaching Assistant for Professors Brandt Goldstein (Torts) and Lenni Benson (Civil Procedure). He received his undergraduate degree in music from UMass Lowell and spent more than 10 years working in electronics and IT in the Boston area before law school. He has interned with Chief Judge Freda Wolfson of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and spent Summer 2020 as a summer associate at Riker Danzig in Morristown, NJ. He will return to Riker Danzig as an associate following graduation. When taking a break from his studies, he enjoys disc golfing, vinyl record collecting, and spending time with his wife Jamie and their standard poodle Benny.
In addition to serving as a Notes and Comments Editor, Matthew Julyan is a member of the PTO Trademark Clinic. He has also served as a Teacher’s Assistant for Professor Kris Franklin’s Contracts class and as a Research Assistant for Professor Richard Marsico. Julyan previously interned in the New York State Attorney General’s Office in the Claims Bureau and most recently worked as a summer associate for Venable, LLP. Following graduation, Julyan will join Venable, LLP as a first-year associate.
James Mishan serves as a Notes and Comments Editor. In addition to having served as a Teaching Fellow for the Academic Success Program, he is also an affiliate with the Center for Business and Financial Law. During his time at NYLS, Mishan has worked at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. as a legal extern, and at Lasser Hochman as a legal intern. He is currently with Quadrangle Consulting.
Luci McMurray serves as the Citations and Sources Editor of the Law Review. She is a Global Fellow Scholar, a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council, and has made the Dean’s List with High Honors every semester. During her time at NYLS, McMurray has served on the Executive Board for the Asian American Law Students Association and founded the Employment and Labor Law Students Association. She also competed on the Dispute Resolution Team and earned first place at the 2019 Judith Kaye Arbitration Competition. McMurray spent the summer of 2019 as a summer associate at Perkins Coie LLP in New York City and spent the summer of 2020 back home in Kansas City as a summer associate at Shook, Hardy & Bacon. She will return to Shook, Hardy & Bacon as an associate after graduation.
James Terpak currently serves as the Executive Development Editor. This summer, he was selected to participate in the NYLS-Venable Summer Simulation Program, led by, among other professionals, Dean Anthony Crowell. In addition, he has interned at the Fairfax Commonwealth Attorney's Office and a land use firm in Virginia. In his spare time, Terpak likes to kiteboard with his dad, play scrabble with his mom, and ski with his sister. Following graduation, he will reside in New York City where he plans to practice corporate law.
Gina Marini teaches the day section of the Legal Scholarship class. She is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council and has served as a Teaching Assistant for Professor Brandt Goldstein’s Torts course. Marini previously interned at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. She looks forward to joining Allen & Overy as an associate after graduation.
Dave McNamara teaches the evening section of the Legal Scholarship class and enjoys working with the Junior Staff Editors throughout the Case Comment process. He holds a B.S. from the University of Delaware in Mechanical Engineering and a Professional Engineering license in New York. As an evening student, Dave has a full time job as a Senior Associate at Syska Hennessy Group, where he manages all things commissioning for various engineering and construction projects throughout the country.
In addition to his role as Digital Reference Editor, Michael Falbo is the Research Assistant to Professor David Schoenbrod and the President of American Constitution Society. After studying history and sociology at Binghamton University, he analyzed the Chinese economy for China Beige Book. A longtime observer of foreign affairs, he is interning at the U.S. Court of International Trade with Hon. Leo Gordon; he previously interned with Hon. Jane Restani. Residing in Woodside, Queens, Falbo often thumbs through le Carré and spins vinyl.