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Yale Law & Policy Review, Volume 37

Editors-in-Chief

Catherine Martinez
Valeria M. Pelet del Toro

Managing Editors

Carl Jiang
Allison Rabkin Golden

Executive Editors

Michael Karpman
Sophie Lipman
Brian McGrail
Juan Ruiz
Simon Zhen

Articles Editors 

Woo Yong Chung
Robert Flatow
Alissa Fromkin
Jessie Garland
Sahrula Kubie
Abigail Pershing
Isa C. Qasim

Policy Editors

Briana M. Clark
Rachel Kogan

Submissions Editors

Allaya Lloyd
Katrin Márquez
Abigail McCourt
Wendy Serra
Becca Steinberg
Alisa Tiwari
Jeff Zalesin

Notes & Comments
 Editors

Stephanie Garlock
Allaya Lloyd
Laurel Raymond
Jacob van Leer

Production Editors

Healy Ko
Daniel LaMagna
Matthew Shapiro 

 

Inter Alia Editors

Marty Charlotte Carroll
Katrin Márquez
Abby McCourt 

 

 

 

 

Current Board

Editors-in-Chief

Catherine Martinez is a third-year student at Yale Law School and an Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, she serves as a student director of the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic and as a Teaching Assistant for 1L Civil Procedure. She also volunteers with the Yale Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 2016 with a degree in History and Political Science.

Valeria M. Pelet del Toro is a third-year student at Yale Law School and an Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Valeria also serves as a Coker Fellow and an Editor for the Yale Law Journal. Additionally, she is involved in the Ethics Bureau at Yale and the Latinx Law Students Association. Prior to law school, Valeria worked as an Editorial Producer for The Atlantic magazine. She graduated from Harvard College in 2015 with a degree in History and Literature.

Managing Editors

Carl Jiang is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Managing Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, he also serves as a teaching assistant for Professor James Forman, Jr. and is involved with the Legislative Advocacy and Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic. He is a 2018 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow. Before law school, Carl worked in the New York City Law Department, Family Court and taught middle school in Las Vegas. Carl graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014 with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy.

Allison Rabkin Golden is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Managing Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Before law school she was a Fulbright Scholar in China with the U.S. Department of State. Her professional experience has spanned the public and private sectors. She received a B.A. from Yale College.

Executive Editors 

Michael Karpman is a third-year student at Yale Law School and an Executive Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Prior to law school, Mike worked as an energy consultant specializing in building simulation and energy efficiency policy. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2012 with a degree in General Studies.

Sophie Lipman is a third-year student at Yale Law School and an executive editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, she is involved with ACS and the Ethics Bureau at Yale. She graduated from Millsaps College with a degree in history.

Brian McGrail is a 3L originally from Arlington, VA. He is interested in litigation. He graduated from Williams College in 2014 and Oxford University in 2016, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Juan Ruiz is a third-year student at Yale Law School and an Executive Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, he serves as a member of the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project and is president emeritus of the YLS chapter of the American Constitution Society. Prior to law school, he was a PhD student at Yale, where he also earned an MA in History. Juan graduated from Brown University in 2012 with a degree in History.

Simon K. Zhen is a third-year student at Yale Law School and an Executive Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, he is an intern in the Legal Division of Goldman Sachs and a legal intern at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut. Prior to law school, Simon was a Corps Member at Teach for America and worked as an 8th grade special education math and science teacher at West Bronx Academy for the Future. He graduated from Willamette University in 2015 with a degree in Politics.

Articles Editors

Robert Flatow is a born and bred New Yorker. He moved (slightly) north to go to Yale College, and then doubled down on the lovely city of New Haven for law school. Aside from being an Articles Editor on the YLPR, Robbie is a graduate affiliate in Yale’s Timothy Dwight College and a lector and eucharistic minister at the St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale. Outside the classroom, he is an avid fan of sports, particularly baseball, and Bruce Springsteen.

Alissa Fromkin is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Articles Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, she is involved in the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. Prior to law school, Alissa spent a year in Israel as a Fulbright Scholar researching the intersections of gender identity and religious practice among transgender identified Jews in Haifa and Jerusalem. She earned a Master’s Degree in Middle East Studies from the George Washington University. At Boston University, Alissa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Middle East Studies and was a goaltender for the women’s ice hockey team.

Jessie Garland is a third-year student at Yale Law School and an Articles Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, she is a Student Director of the Appellate Litigation Project and serves on the Yale University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct. Prior to law school, Jessica attended the University of Cambridge on a postgraduate fellowship, receiving a Master’s Degree in Criminology. She graduated from Yale University in 2015 with a degree in Ethics, Politics & Economics.

Sahrula Kubie is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Articles Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, she is the VP Treasurer of Yale Law’s National Security Group. Prior to law school, Sahrula spent time in Germany as a Fulbright English Teacher and as an intern in the German Bundestag. She graduated from Columbia University in 2014 with a degree in Comparative Literature & Society.

Abigail Pershing is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Articles Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, she also serves as a co-director of the Medical-Legal Partnership at the HAVEN Free Clinic, as a member of the International Refugee Assistance Program, and as an Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to law school, she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 2014 with degrees in Sociology and Public Policy.

Isa C. Qasim is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Articles Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, he is a First-Year Editor of the Yale Law Journal and a board member of the Yale Law National Security Group. He has had internships at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and Just Security. Before coming to YLS, he was a member of the Obama Foundation’s inaugural intern class and an Investment Associate at Bridgewater Associates. He also assisted with the management of a U.N.-affiliated wastewater treatment project near Bethlehem. He graduated from Yale University in 2015 with a degree in Humanities and was a member of the Varsity Cross Country and Track team.

Policy Editors

Briana M. Clark is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Policy Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, she also serves as an Editor of the Yale Law Journal and Vice President of the Black Law Students Association. Briana graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017 with a triple-major in Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Sociology.

Rachel Kogan is a third-year law student. In addition to YLPR, she is on the board of the Yale Journal on Regulation and a Fellow for the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy. She also serves as a board member for mentorship for the American Constitution Society. Before law school, she was a health policy researcher for NORC at the University of Chicago. Rachel graduated from Middlebury College in 2014 with degrees in Political Science, Global Health, and Spanish.

Submissions Editors

Allaya Lloyd is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Submissions Editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, Allaya serves as the Academic Development Chair of the Black Law Students Association and is a member of the Housing Clinic at YLS. Prior to law school, she worked as a paralegal at the Department of Justice in the area of foreign bribery investigations and prosecutions. Allaya graduated from Georgetown University in 2013 with a degree in Government.

Katrin Márquez is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Submissions Editor for the Yale Law and Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, she also serves as Co-President of the Project for Law and Education and VP of Alumni Affairs for the Federalist Society. Prior to law school, she completed her Master’s Degree in education policy at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and taught English in South Korea as Fulbright Grantee. She graduated from Amherst College in 2014 with degrees in political science and Asian languages and civilizations.

Abigail McCourt is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Submissions Editor for the Yale Law and Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, she is involved in Yale Law Women, Yale Law Democrats, and the Ethics Bureau at Yale. Abby graduated from the University of Arizona in 2017 with a degree in mathematics with a statistics emphasis.

Wendy Serra was born and raised in Cuba. She arrived in the United States at the age of ten, and has been participating in politics since. She enjoys reading the submissions sent to YLPR, playing trivia and singing karaoke.

Becca Steinberg is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Submissions Editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, Becca is a director of the Temporary Restraining Order Project, and a member of two clinics: the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project and the Educational Opportunity and Juvenile Justice Clinic. Before law school, she was a teacher in the Mississippi Delta. She graduated from Yale College in 2015 with a degree in history.

Alisa Tiwari is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Submissions Editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, Alisa serves as an Editor of the Yale Law Journal, a Student Representative for her law school class, a Vice President of Yale Law Democrats, and a member of the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project Clinic. She is currently pursuing a joint degree in law and policy in conjunction with Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. Before law school, she graduated from Princeton University in 2014 and worked in the Department of Justice on civil rights issues.

Jeff Zalesin is a third-year student at Yale Law School and a Submissions Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. He is also a member of the Rule of Law Clinic and a former co-president of the YLS Democrats. Before law school, Jeff worked as a journalist for Law360. He graduated from Pomona College in 2014 with a degree in English.

Notes & Comments Editors

Stephanie Garlock is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Notes & Comments Editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review. Before law school, Stephanie worked as a legal assistant at Gupta Wessler PLLC, a public interest appellate law firm in Washington, D.C., and as an editorial fellow writing about urban policy for the website CityLab. She graduated from Harvard University in 2013 with a degree in History.

Allaya Lloyd is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Notes & Comments Editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, Allaya serves as the Academic Development Chair of the Black Law Students Association and is a member of the Housing Clinic at YLS. Prior to law school, she worked as a paralegal at the Department of Justice in the area of foreign bribery investigations and prosecutions. Allaya graduated from Georgetown University in 2013 with a degree in Government.

Laurel Raymond is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Notes & Comments Editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review. Prior to law school, Laurel reported on politics and policy for ThinkProgress.org, worked for Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and taught English as a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey. Laurel graduated from the University of Rochester in 2013 with degrees in English and Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS).

Jacob van Leer is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Notes & Comments Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, he also serves as an Editor of the Yale Law Journal and as Vice President for Programming of the Yale Chapter of the American Constitution Society. Prior to law school, Jacob served on the legislative team of U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan and worked on the political team of then-Governor Hassan’s 2016 Senate campaign. He graduated from Yale University in 2016 with a degree in Political Science.

Production Editors

Healy Ko is currently a 3L at Yale and serves as YLPR’s Production Editor. At Yale, she has been a member of the Immigration Legal Services clinic and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic. Having spent most of her adult life in California, she hopes to return to the west coast to practice law, working with immigrant communities.

Daniel LaMagna is a 2L from the Washington, DC area. He is very interested the intersection of law and public policy, as well as constitutional law and criminal procedure. He enjoys watching movies, listening to music, cooking pasta, and photography.

Matthew Shapiro is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Production Editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, he is a member of the Federalist Society and Outlaws, as well as a Research Assistant for Professor John Witt. He served as a summer associate at Reed Smith LLP in Philadelphia and will be a summer associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York this coming summer. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with degrees in History and Political Science.

Inter Alia Editors

Mary Charlotte Y. Carroll is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Inter Alia Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, she also serves as Chair of the Native American Law Students Association, a member of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project, and an Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to law school, Mary Charlotte earned an M.Phil in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge. She graduated from Rice University in 2016 with a degree in History and Asian Studies.

Katrin Márquez is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Inter Alia Editor for the Yale Law and Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, she also serves as Co-President of the Project for Law and Education and VP of Alumni Affairs for the Federalist Society. Prior to law school, she completed her master’s degree in education policy at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and taught English in South Korea as Fulbright Grantee. She graduated from Amherst College in 2014 with degrees in political science and Asian languages and civilizations.

Abigail McCourt is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Inter Alia Editor for the Yale Law and Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, she is involved in Yale Law Women, Yale Law Democrats, and the Ethics Bureau at Yale. Abby graduated from the University of Arizona in 2017 with a degree in mathematics with a statistics emphasis.

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