Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2011
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW,
New York, NY
J.D., May 2011
Honors: Managing Editor, Journal of Law & Liberty
Activities: Managing Editor, The Commentator; Constitutional Law Instructor, High School Law Institute
BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA
B.A. in the Cultural Background of European Politics, summa cum laude, May 2006
Senior Thesis: Ancient Rome and the Barbarians: The Challenge of a Superpower
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Polytropos Award (2005)
Activities: Boston University Shakespeare Society, Member; Boston University South Campus Residence Hall Association; Writing Tutor
UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL LAW COMMISSION, Geneva, CH
Legal Assistant, May 2010-August 2010
Attended plenary and working group meetings of the International Law Commission. Prepared drafts of written statements for Commissioner Shinya Murase.
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, Civil Division, Brooklyn, NY
Legal Intern, January 2010-May 2010
Drafted response memoranda, civil complaints, "sneak-and-peek" warrants, and forfeiture warrants for a variety of cases involving CAFRA, Social Security Administration Claims, and environmental violations. Researched standards for jury verdicts in medical malpractice claims and due process requirements before termination of federal employees. Conducted a mock deposition and assisted counsel in U.S. District Court.
UNITED STATES POSTAL
SERVICE, Law Department, Washington, DC
Legal Intern, May 2009-August 2009
Prepared and filed pleadings with the Postal Regulatory Commission. Assisted counsel on contract disputes, customs inquiries, tort claims, and international postal policy. Researched process to request negotiating authority from the Department of State to conclude international agreements.
LAW OFFICE OF JOHN F. PALMER, Boston, MA
Legal Secretary, February 2007-June 2008
Performed administrative duties for an office of three attorneys. Dealt with requests from clients and opposing counsel. Reorganized office filing system. Revised legal pleadings and memoranda, and filed them with various state and federal courts.
UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF LAW AND LIBERTY, New York, NY
Managing Editor, April 2010-June 2011
COMMENTATOR, New York, NY
Managing Editor, September 2008-April 2011
Developed story ideas and contributed articles for publication in biweekly newspaper. Proofread and polished articles. Designed newspaper layout and Photoshop graphics.
NEWS FROM THE REPUBLIC OF LETTERS,
Editorial Assistant, January 2004-May 2006
Proofread and polished essays and short stories. Participated in editorial meetings and reviewed open submissions for possible publication. Contributed to magazine layout.
JOURNAL OF THE CORE
CURRICULUM, Boston, MA
Editor-in-Chief, January 2005-May 2005
Contributing Editor, January 2004-May 2004
Led a staff of thirteen in developing the journal's theme and soliciting material. Delegated responsibility for layout, art submissions, and editorial.
ODDS & ENDS
Additional employment experience as a designer/cartoonist for the River Cities
Reader (2004) and webmaster for the Interchange Institute (2005). Enjoys photography with Canons, playing around with Photoshop,
commenting about politics, and tinkering endlessly with this website.