Kevin Bendesky, Editor-in-Chief
Kevin Bendesky is a 3L from the Philadelphia area. He graduated from Yale with a B.A. and an M.A. in History. After college, he received an MPhil in Political Thought & Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge and worked with the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Defenders in Philly. During his 1L summer, he interned at the Special Litigation Unit of the Public Defender Service for D.C. He returned to PDS in the Appeals Unit during his 2L summer. At Harvard, he serves on the University’s Title IX Advisory Committee, co-directed ACS’s Supreme Court Program, worked with the MacArthur Justice Center, and will intern at Gupta Wessler. He is happy school is no longer on Zoom but misses his dog named Zoom.
Christina D. Coleburn, Editor-in-Chief
Christina Coleburn is a 3L from New Jersey. She received her B.A. from New York University. She spent her 2L summer at Arnold & Porter in the D.C. office. During her 1L summer, she was a legal intern at the Department of Justice in the Appellate Section of the Criminal Division. In addition to HLPR, she is the secretary for the American Constitution Society and a research assistant. She previously was an executive managing editor for the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, a senior editor for the National Security Journal, and the communications director for the Equal Democracy Project. She loves writing, touring museums, reading history books, and exploring new places — and, of course, her cairn terrier.
Justin Gillette, Editor-in-Chief
Justin Gillette is a 3L from the Chicagoland area. He graduated from Washington & Lee University with a B.A. in Philosophy and Politics. After college, he received a Master of Public Policy from SciencesPo – Paris. While at SciencesPo, he interned for the Philadelphia district attorney’s office and Zimeray & Finelle, a Paris-based international human rights law firm. During his 1L summer, he worked for the office of the Illinois Attorney General. He spent his 2L summer with Jenner & Block in their Chicago office and with Professor Lawrence Lessig as a research assistant. For fun, Justin competes with the HLS mock trial team and coaches Washington & Lee’s undergraduate team virtually.
Amika Singh, Executive Managing Editor
Amika Singh is a 3L from North Carolina. She graduated from Northeastern University in 2018, where she studied Economics and Music Performance. Before law school, she taught English as a Second Language and was a field organizer for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign. Amika spent her 1L summer at the ACLU of Georgia and her 2L summer at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in New York City. In addition to HLPR, she is Vice President of the American Constitution Society and involved with WLA, SALSA, and the Mississippi Delta Project’s Reproductive Justice Initiative. She enjoys baking, reading, and the Wordle.
Thomas Roberts, Executive Policy Editor
Thomas Roberts is a 3L from Boulder, Colorado. He studied philosophy and German at Colorado College and then continued his studies at the University of Regensburg in Bavaria. Upon returning home, Thomas taught sixth grade English, ninth grade American history and literature, and tenth grade German at a public school in Colorado Springs. At HLS, Thomas is involved with the Prisoner Legal Assistance Project and has been working at the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas through the Capital Punishment Clinic. He spent his 2L summer at the Capital Appeals Project in New Orleans. A Colorado native, he loves hiking, snowboarding, backpacking, and breathing fresh, mountain air.
Liz Walsh, Executive Articles Editor
Liz Walsh is a 3L from Long Island, New York. Before law school, she worked as a teacher and instructional coach in Newark, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Budapest, Hungary, before working in education policy for the New Jersey Department of Education. She spent her 1L summer at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform and her 2L summer at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Liz is also Executive Managing Editor of Solicited Content for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and Co-Director of Policy for the American Constitution Society. She loves traveling, hiking, and hanging out with her dog.
Zach Berru, Executive Technical Editor
Zach Berru is a 3L from Graham, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016 with a B.A. in Sociology. After graduation, Zach worked as a Forensic Interviewer at Virginia’s House, a Child Advocacy Center. Zach spent his 1L summer working on plaintiff-side employment law cases for the Law Offices of Jason Smith in Fort Worth. He spent his 2L summer working at the Dallas office of Alston & Bird. Outside of school, he enjoys adventures with his family, playing video games on his PC, and agonizing over the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Longhorns.
Emma Scott, Executive Technical Editor
Emma Scott is a 3L from Ketchikan, Alaska. She graduated from Brown University in 2017. Before coming to law school, Emma worked at an immigration law firm in Boston. She spent her 1L summer at the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office in San Jose, California. Emma spent her 2L summer at Kirkland & Ellis in their San Francisco office. In her free time, Emma enjoys watching movies, cooking Italian food, and taking walks through Cambridge neighborhoods.