Supreme Court Review 2016/2017 TERM
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017

SUPREME REPORTER TEAM

JOSH KLEIMAN PUBLISHER

Josh has a wide-range of experience in law, entertainment and politics. He graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School, where he was an editor of the Brooklyn Law Review and received excellence awards in Jurisprudence and Trial Advocacy. As a student, Josh interned for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York and for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Prior to law school, he was a paralegal at the law firm of Paul Hastings LLP. After law school, he was a litigation associate at the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Josh has experience in a wide-range of practices areas, including corporate, real estate, intellectual property, environmental, securities, white-collar crime, immigration and criminal defense. During college Josh interned for Buena Vista Distribution (Disney), Berg-Saccani Entertainment (Universal Studios), MTV and the Howard Stern Show. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and is a member of the Federal Bar Council.

JENNIFER ISMAT EDITOR-IN-CHIEF (SCR)

Jennifer has extensive experience in international law and human rights work. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations at Syracuse University before continuing on to complete her Master’s degree in Global Affairs from New York University. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from St. John's University School of Law. She spent the past five years working as a Legal Consultant, Human Rights Consultant, and Program Officer at various United Nations offices in Sudan. She has recently returned to her hometown, New York City.

SEAN STROCKYJ MANAGING EDITOR

Sean Roman Strockyj graduated law school cum laude from St. John’s University and then worked with the Nassau County Attorney’s Office. As a Deputy County Attorney he managed the legal aspects of a New York State Program, Kendra’s Law, which seeks to aid individuals with serious mental illnesses in the outpatient setting. Sean also defended Nassau County police officers in civil rights trials brought under Section 1983. He also worked in private practice defending municipalities throughout New York in police, negligence, and employments discrimination claims. Sean has been published in the areas of administrative and unemployment law. Sean has also provided expert commentary on news and talkshow programming for Sirius Satellite Radio, WABC, and CBS radio.

LORA JOHNS MANAGING EDITOR

Lora clerked for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and was a summer associate for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. She earned her J.D. from Yale Law School where she was a Senior Editor for the Yale Law Journal. She participated in the Thomas Swan Barristers’ Union and was a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in linguistics from Dartmouth College.

 

BILL PRUITT SENIOR REPORTER

Bill Pruitt is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Elmira College and is a member of the New York bar and the Massachusetts bar. He graduated cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 2006 where he was an executive editor of the Syracuse Law Review and received certification in family law and social policy. Bill received his Ph.D. in criminology and justice policy from Northeastern University in May 2011. Bill has taught criminal justice and law courses at several places including Northeastern University, Francis Marion University, and California University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his career in education, Bill worked as a law clerk for the Fair Housing Council of Central New York and as an assistant clerk in the civil and family division of the Connecticut judicial system. He conducts research on genocide, state crime, and international criminal justice.

CHRISTOPHER PROCZKO SENIOR REPORTER

Chris is an attorney in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is a summa cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, where he was an Executive Editor of the Journal of the National Security Forum. After law school, he clerked for United States District Judge Richard H. Kyle and United States Magistrate Judge Tony N. Leung, both in the District of Minnesota. When not practicing law, Chris is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and an avid cyclist.

WILSON HUHN REPORTER

Wilson Huhn is a Distinguished Professor of Law at The University of Akron School of Law. He has taught Constitutional Law for over 30 years and also teaches Jurisprudence, Payment Systems, and Advanced Constitutional Law, and has pioneered methods of teaching law online in each of these subject areas. He was recognized as Outstanding Professor by the graduating classes in 2008, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1997, and 1987. He has published broadly in Constitutional Law, Health Law, and Jurisprudence and is the author of the popular textbook The Five Types of Legal Arguments and ObamaCare: Why Was It Adopted, What Will It Accomplish, and Is It Constitutional. Huhn also submitted amicus briefs to the Supreme Court in NFIB v. Sebelius and Schuette v. BAMN on behalf of committees of professors. Huhn blogs on Constitutional Law and other topical issues at wilsonhuhn.com.

JESSE H. BAKER IV REPORTER

Jesse Baker is an appellate civil rights attorney in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was on the editorial board of the Virginia Journal of Law and Politics and the Journal of Law and Technology. After law school, he worked for the First Amendment nonprofit organization the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, and then as a Staff Attorney for the civil rights nonprofit, The Rutherford Institute.  Jesse recently moved to the District of Columbia, so in his spare time he likes to take advantage of all of the sightseeing and exploring that the nation’s capital has to offer.

TOMMY GIARDINO CHIEF AUDIO ENGINEER

Thomas is a broadcast media professional with a few years of experience in production and post. He began interning for a local radio station at age 18. While pursuing an undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism & communication at Coastal Carolina University, Thomas volunteered his time in student-run television, news and hosted a radio show. Since pursuing a graduate degree in sound & TV/film production at the Savannah College of Art & Design, Thomas has worked on creative projects as a boom operator, sound mixer, PA, film editor, foley artist, ADR engineer and producer. Thomas is determined to work in entertainment television as a show producer.

JOHN LASALA CHIEF AUDIO EDITOR

John LaSala is a composer, audio editor, and sound designer with a background in music and theater. Since graduating from SUNY at Stony Brook, John has written and produced music and sound for film, dance, theater, and now podcasts. He also masterminded the cyberpunk fiction+soundtrack anthology, Foreshadows: The Ghosts of Zero through his multidisciplinary artist collective, The Very Us Artists.