Dwayne Betts

Dwayne Betts

Reginald Dwayne Betts is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. His major research interests are administrative law, criminal law, empirical legal studies, and law and literature. He holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Prior to law school, Dwayne was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies and a Soros Justice Fellow. In addition, he served by appointment of former President Barack Obama as a practitioner member of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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Danieli Evans

Danieli Evans

Danieli Evans is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale, and a Research Scholar at the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. Danieli researches and writes about the causes and consequences of social exclusion, alienation, and inequality. She aims to identify and develop alternatives that facilitate participation and engagement, and thereby encourage pro-social behavior and social/economic mobility. Danieli holds a B.A. from the University of Miami and a J.D. from Yale Law School. After law school, Danieli clerked for the Honorable Diane P. Wood of the Seventh Circuit and the Honorable Harry T. Edwards of the D.C. Circuit. She also practiced at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, and then served as a fellow in constitutional studies at the National Constitution Center.

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Luke Herrine

Luke Herrine

Luke Herrine is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. His research explores how commercial and financial law channel and distribute power, how legal doctrine and theory conceptualize that power (or don't), and how a democratic society ought to conceptualize, channel, and distribute it. Luke earned his J.D. from the NYU School of Law and his B.A. from Oberlin College. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Rosemary S. Pooler of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, worked as a Legal Fellow at the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, and directed legal strategy for the Debt Collective.

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Spencer Livingstone

Spencer Livingstone

Spencer Livingstone is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale and a Resident Fellow at the Information Society Project. His research focuses on the constitutional dimensions of the law of democracy, including election regulation, democratic participation, and popular constitutionalism. Spencer received his J.D. from the Harvard Law School, where he was the Articles, Book Reviews, and Commentaries Chair of the Harvard Law Review, and his B.A. from Hamilton College. Prior to his doctoral studies, he served as a law clerk in the chambers of the Honorable Michael J. Moldaver.

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Sari (Sharoni) Mazzurco

Sari (Sharoni) Mazzurco

Sari (Sharoni) Mazzurco is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale and a Resident Fellow of the Information Society Project. Her research interests include intellectual property law, privacy, and the First Amendment. Her scholarship has been featured in the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts and the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. Sari received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was an articles committee member and senior editor of the Stanford Law Review, and her B.A. in Government from Georgetown University. Sari has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Thomas L. Ambro of the Third Circuit and practiced at Covington & Burling LLP in the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity and Copyright & Trademark practice groups.

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Portia Pedro Portia Pedro

Portia Pedro is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. Portia's work systematizes the study of civil procedure. She analyzes the ways that judges use decisionmaking processes to navigate the tensions between law and equity, standards and rules, and rule of law versus individualized justice. Portia holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in International Development Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. During law school, she served as Treasurer and Vice President of the Harvard Law Review. Prior to her doctoral studies, Portia served as a clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., of the Third Circuit. As a member of the New York State Bar, she practiced at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP as a litigation associate in New York, and as a John J. Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest and Constitutional Law at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, New Jersey.

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Adam Posluns Adam Posluns

Adam Posluns is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale and a Resident Fellow of the Information Society Project. His research interests include surveillance and digital privacy, online speech and misinformation, and constitutional and legal theory. Adam completed his LL.M. at Harvard Law School as a Fulbright Scholar. He holds a J.D. from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, where he was a Human Rights Fellow and a senior editor of the Law Review. He also has an M.A. from the University of Chicago, with a focus on moral and political theory, and a B.A. from McGill University. After law school, he worked as a litigator in Toronto and served as a judicial clerk.

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Amanda Shanor

Amanda Shanor

Amanda Shanor is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale. Her research focuses on constitutional and administrative law, speech and association, and their intersection with the behavioral sciences. A graduate of Yale Law School and Yale College, Amanda served as a law clerk to the Honorable Cornelia T.L. Pillard and the Honorable Judith W. Rogers of the D.C. Circuit and the Honorable Robert W. Sweet of the Southern District of New York.

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