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Yale Law & Policy Review, Volume 39

Editors-in-Chief

Shana Hurley
Daniel Shackelford

Managing Editors

Charlie Crosby
Cara Meyer

Executive Editors

 Megan Hauptman
Ezra Kagan
Selena Kitchens
Sarah Lamsifer
Cara Newlon
Will Poff-Webster

 

Executive Inter Alia Editor 

Colbie Holderness 

Executive Development Editor

Sean Foley
 

Articles Editors

Prashanta Augustine
Rebecca C. Brooks
Jackson Busch
Katherine Fang
Liam Gennari
Kelly Hernandez Naranjo
Jared LeBrun
Danny Li
Destiny Rose Murphy
Austin Reagan
Angela Remus
Lexi Smith
Delaram Takyar

Notes, Comments & Book Review Editors

Wynne Muscatine Graham
Adina Hemley-Bronstein
Margaret House
Gavin Jackson
Joshua Schenk
 

Inter Alia Editors

Nicole Cabanez
Rhea Christmas
Caroline Grueskin
Jacquelyn Oesterblad
Sierra Stubbs
Medha Swaminathan

Policy Editors

Deepen Gagneja
Kate Hamilton
Adela Lilollari
Zoe Rubin
 

Publishing Editors

Natalie Giotta
Marnie Lowe
 

 

Development Editor

Charlotte Blatt

 

Joshua Asabor*
Daniel Backman
Lauren Beccue
Nketiah Berko
Nicholas Bernold
Russell C. Bogue
Andrew Breckel*
Kyle Bright*
Teddy Brokaw
Callie Bruzzone
Aaron Bryce Lee*
Colin Burke
Yael Caplan
Alyssa Chan
Elizabeth Clarke
Nathan Cummings
Eshan Dabak
Rubin Danberg Biggs
Ram Anthonie N. Dolom*
Ellie M. Driscoll
Clare Elizondo*
Elle Eshleman
Ethan Fairbanks
Ali Fraerman*
Michelle Fraling
Kai Galindo
Adam Gerard
Bella Gianani*
Mikayla Harris

Editors

  Adam Henderson
Joshua Herman
Calleigh Higgins
Jessica Huang
Milo Hudson
Claire Hungar
Sarah Jeon*
Charles Jetty*
M. Broderick Johnson*
Rekha Kennedy
Aisha Keown-Lang
Shariful Khan*
Natalie Kirchhoff
Kallie Klein*
Abby Lemert
Nina Leviten
Yun Ling*
Anna Lipin
Cynthia Long*
Bo Malin-Mayor
Benjamin Pietro Marcus
Caroline Markowitz
Jake Mazeitis
Joel Michaels
Kaleb Mount*
Sarah Nealon
Lily Novak
John Aggrey Odera

       

Kalind Parish*
Varshini Parthasarathy*
Daphne Peng
Amir Perk*
Jessica Quinter*
Mack Ramsden*
Katie Roop
Eleanor Runde
Upasna Saha
Ann Sarnak*
Zachary Schlesinger*
Steffen Seitz
Areeb Siddiqui*
Aaron G. Siegel
Malina J. Simard-Halm
Natalie Smith
Isabella Soparkar
Saja Spearman-Weaver*
Karen Sung
Molly Teague*
Chelsea Thomeer
Liam Timmons
Jacob W. Tomory*
Christopher Umanzor*
Alejandra Uria
Angela Uribe
Aaron Xiao Sobel
Alice Yiqian Wang*
Angela L. Zhang

* Lead Editor

Current Board

Editors-in-Chief

Shana Hurley is a third-year student at Yale Law School and an Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review. She is also involved in the Housing Clinic, Marshall Brennan, and the Youth Justice Project. Prior to law school, Shana worked in education as a teacher, organizer, school administrator, and state agency official. She received a B.A. from Tufts University. 

Daniel Shackelford is a second-year student at Yale Law School and one of the Editors-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Prior to law school, Daniel taught high school in Detroit and got his Ph.D. in Education from Johns Hopkins University. At YLS, he serves on the American Constitution Society and Outlaws Boards and is involved in the Community Economic Development Clinic. 

Managing Editors

Charlie Crosby is a second-year student pursuing a joint-degree at the Yale Law School and Yale School of Management. He is a Managing Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Outside of his school work, Charlie has worked with local and state governments and educational entities. He graduated from from Tulane University in 2013 with a degree in Political Economy and English.

Cara Meyer is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Managing Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, she is involved in the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project and serves as a fellow for the Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy. Prior to law school, Cara worked in civil rights impact litigation. She graduated from Yale College in 2017 with a degree in English.

Executive Editors 

Megan Hauptman is a third-year student at Yale Law School. She is interested in working in issues around public defense, immigration removal defense, prisoners’ rights & prison abolition. Prior to law school she worked at a public defender’s office. 

Ezra Kagan is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Executive Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Outside of YLPR, he is a research assistant to Professor Justin Driver and is involved with the Yale Law Democrats and the Reproductive Rights and Justice Clinic. Prior to law school, Ezra worked in DC as a consultant. He is an avid soccer fan and a mediocre soccer player. 

Selena Kitchens is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Executive Editor for Articles of the Yale Law & Policy Review. During her time at YLS, she has been involved in the Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic, the Capital Assistance Project, and the Ethics Bureau at Yale. Prior to law school, she worked for a law firm in New York City. She graduated from Princeton University in 2017 with a degree in Classics. 

Sarah Lamsifer is a third-year student at Yale Law School and an Executive Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Aside from YLPR, she has been involved in the Yale Journal of Law & Technology, the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism, and the American Constitution Society. She currently serves as a student director of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic. Prior to law school, Sarah worked as an English Language Teaching Assistant in secondary schools in Vichy, France. She graduated from Hunter College (CUNY) in 2017 with a degree in Political Science.

Will Poff-Webster is a second-year student at YLS and the Executive Editor for Policy at YLPR. He majored in history at Harvard College and prior to law school worked at a climate change think tank in India, the Massachusetts State Legislature, and the Boston City Council. He is especially interested in state and local government policy, including housing, transportation, health care, education, and racial justice.

Executive Development Editor

Sean C. Foley is a third-year student at Yale Law School and a and a proud native of Scranton, PA. He received his B.A. in political science and history from the University of Pennsylvania. He previously served as co-president of the Yale chapter of the American Constitution Society. Before attending law school, he worked on a U.S. Senate campaign in Pennsylvania and at the Biden Cancer Initiative in Washington, D.C. Sean loves ice cream, sweater weather, and Philadelphia Eagles football. 

Articles Editors

Prashanta Augustine is a second-year student at Yale Law School, where he serves as an Articles Editor for the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, he is also involved with both the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal on Regulation

Rebecca C. Brooks 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 an editor for the Yale Law Journal and a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Prior to law school, she received an M.Phil in Political Thought and Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge and an A.B. in History from Harvard College.

Jackson Busch is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Articles Editor for the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, he is an Editor of the Yale Law Journal and a member of the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic. He graduated from Yale College in 2016 with a degree in history and global affairs. 

Liam Gennari is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Articles Editor for the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, Liam is involved in the Yale Law Journal and the American Constitution Society. Prior to law school, Liam worked as a research associate at Harvard Business School. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

Kelly Hernandez Naranjo is a second-year student at Yale Law School, where she is an Articles Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review (YLPR). Beyond YLPR, she is Co-President of the First-Generation Professionals and a board member of the Women of Color Collective, Civil Rights Project, and Immigrants’ Justice Project. Kelly is also involved in the National Lawyers’ Guild and the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP). Prior to law school, Kelly worked in civil rights litigation challenging the inclusion of a citizenship question on the census. Kelly graduated from Stanford with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Political Science and Sociology in 2016. 

Destiny Rose Murphy is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Articles Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. She is also a member of the New Haven Legal Assistance Reentry Clinic, as well as an avid researcher and writer on the path toward academia. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science, and English from Southern Methodist University, which she graduated from in 2019. 

Austin Reagan is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Articles Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Aside from YLPR, he is involved in the Yale Law Journal, the Rule of Law Clinic, and the Yale OutLaws executive board. Prior to law school, Austin worked in environmental policy in Washington, DC. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2016 with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Environmental Studies. 

Angela Remus 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 a Lead Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law and volunteers with the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Prior to law school, Angela worked for the International Rescue Committee and National Immigrant Justice Center. She holds a Master of Science in Refugee & Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Spanish from the University of Rochester.

Lexi Smith is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Articles Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Aside from YLPR, she is involved in the Environmental Law Association, Animal Law Society, Journal on Regulation, and Environmental Protection Clinic. Prior to law school, Lexi worked on housing and climate planning for the City of Boston. She graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 2018 with a degree in Environmental Science & Public Policy and Government.

Delaram Takyar is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Articles Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Aside from YLPR, she is involved in the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project and the HAVEN Medical Legal Partnership. Prior to law school, she was a graduate student studying intergenerational mobility and economic inequality. She graduated from Harvard College in 2015 with a degree in Social Studies and from NYU in 2020 with a PhD in sociology. 

Notes, Comments & Book Review Editors

Wynne Muscatine Graham is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Notes and Comments Editor for the Yale Law & Policy Review. Her work and research has focused primarily on criminal legal reform and voting rights. She graduated from Harvard College in 2017 with a degree in Philosophy.

Adina Hemley-Bronstein is a third-year student at Yale Law School and a Notes, Comments & Book Review Editor for the Yale Law & Policy Review. Before law school, Adina worked at a nonprofit where she coordinated pro bono legal counsel for people in deportation proceedings. As a law student, she has worked as a Research Assistant on issues related to policing and antidiscrimination law, participated in the Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic, and served as an Articles Editor for the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism. She graduated from Yale College with a degree in American Studies.

Margaret House is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Notes and Comments Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, she is the Chair of YLW and a Teaching Assistant for Professor Reva Siegel. Margaret is also involved with the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project and spent this past summer interning for Rights Behind Bars in Washington, D.C.  She graduated from Brown University in 2017 with a degree in Public Health and Economics.  

Gavin Jackson is second-year student at Yale Law School. In addition to serving as one of the Notes, Comments & Book Review Editors for the Yale Law & Policy Review, he is an editor for the Yale Law Journal, a board member for the American Constitution Society, and a speechwriter for Dean Heather K. Gerken. Gavin graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science and History in 2019.

Joshua Schenk is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Editor of Notes, Comments & Book Reviews for the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, Josh is an editor the Yale Journal on Regulation, the Vice President for Policy of the Yale Law School Democrats, and a member of the Yale Civil Rights Project. Josh graduated from Columbia University in 2019 with a degree in Political Science.

Inter Alia Editors

Rhea Christmas is a third-year student at Yale Law School and an Inter Alia Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. She has served on the boards of Yale Law Women and the Black Student’s Law Association and was a director of the Rebellious Lawyering Conference. Rhea is also a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2018 with a degree in Political Science and Journalism. 

Caroline Grueskin is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Inter Alia Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Aside from YLPR, she is involved in the Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic and the Jewish Law Students Association. Prior to law school, Caroline worked as a daily newspaper reporter in Louisiana and North Dakota. She graduated from Stanford University in 2014 with a degree in Philosophy and honors in Ethics in Society. 

Jacquelyn Oesterblad is a second-year student at Yale Law School. Outside of YLPR, she works in the Housing Clinic and Global Health Justice Partnership, serves as president of OutLaws and co-director of the Green Haven Prison Project, and is involved in the graduate council and soup kitchen at the St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale. Prior to law school, Jacqui taught middle school social studies. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 2016.

Sierra Stubbs is a second-year law student at Yale Law School. Aside from YLPR, she is involved with the Yale Law Journal, the Solomon Center of Health Law and Policy, the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project, and the Executive Boards of Yale Law Women, the Black Law Students Association, and the Women of Color Collective. She graduated from Emory University with a degree in Anthropology. 

Medha Swaminathan is a second-year student at Yale Law School and an Inter Alia Editor on the Yale Law & Policy Review. Outside of YLPR, Medha is involved with the Clinical Student Board, the South Asian Law Students Association, and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic. Medha graduated from Wesleyan University in 2019, where she studied Psychology and French Studies.

Policy Editors

Deepen Gagneja is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Policy Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. He is involved in the Veterans Legal Services Clinic, the Solomon Center, and several affinity groups including First Generation Professionals, South Asian Law Students Association, and Outlaws. Prior to law school, Deepen worked in California state policy and politics. He graduated from UC Riverside in 2015 with a degree in public policy.

Kate Hamilton is a second-year student at Yale Law School and the Policy Editor for the Yale Law & Policy Review. She is also active in voting rights litigation with the Peter Gruber Rule of Law Clinic and is an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to law school, she was a member of the team that produced Hillary Clinton’s campaign advertising and press secretary to Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.). She graduated from the Middlebury College in 2016 with a degree in Political Science. 

Adela Lilollari is a second-year student at Yale Law School and a Policy Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Aside from YLPR, she is involved in the Temporary Restraining Order Project, First Generation Professionals, and the Appellate Litigation Clinic. She graduated from Yale College in 2018 with a degree in Ethics, Politics and Economics. 

Publishing Editors

Natalie Giotta is a second-year J.D. student at Yale and a Production Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. She is involved in the American Constitution Society, the Thurman Arnold Antitrust Project, and the Strategic Advocacy Clinic. Before law school, she worked in government and at a legal think tank. Natalie graduated from Swarthmore College in 2015, where she majored in political science.
 
Marnie Lowe is a second-year student at Yale Law School. Besides the Yale Law & Policy Review, she is involved with the Capital Assistance Project, the Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic, and the National Lawyers Guild. Prior to law school, she worked at a nonprofit serving clients facing death and other extreme sentences. Marnie is a proud Bay Area native and graduated from UC Berkeley in 2018 with a degree in Legal Studies. 

Development Editor

Charlotte Blatt is a second-year student at Yale Law School and the Development Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. In addition to YLPR, Charlotte serves on the boards of the National Security Group and the American Constitution Society. She is a member of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic. Prior to law school, Charlotte was a Fulbright Scholar in Canada. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2018 with a degree in Government.  

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