Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Bernard Hibbitts is JURIST's Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, and a Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. A Canadian Rhodes Scholar born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he studied law at Oxford, Dalhousie Law School, the University of Toronto, and finally Harvard Law School (LLM 1988), where he was Associate Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. He is a former law clerk to Justice Gerald LeDain of the Supreme Court of Canada. He created the site that became JURIST in 1996.

Executive Director

JURIST's Acting Executive Director is Andrew Morgan. Andrew is a 2011 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he focused on International and Comparative Law. He previously served as JURIST's Chief of Staff and wrote and edited for Legal News. Andrew also holds a BA in Computer Science from New York University.

Research Director

JURIST's Research Director is Jaclyn Belczyk. Jaclyn is a 2008 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, from which she holds a JD and a Certificate in Latin American Studies. She also holds a BA in Anthropology and Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.

Technical Director

JURIST Board Member Jeremiah Lee volunteers his time as Technical Director. He is a 2006 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and holds a BS in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Managing Editor

JURIST's Managing Editor is Alex Ferraro, a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Alex graduated with a BA in History and Political Science from Gettysburg College. He also serves on JURIST's Editorial Board.

Chief of Staff

JURIST's Chief of Staff is Kimberly Bennett, a 4th year joint-degree student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Kimberly holds a BS in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Pittsburgh. She also writes and serves as a peer editor for JURIST's Legal News service and serves on JURIST's Editorial Board.

Editorial Coordinator

JURIST's Editorial Coordinator is Arjun Mishra, a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Arjun holds a BS in Psychology and a BA in History and Political Science from Syracuse University. He also serves on JURIST's Editorial Board.


Senior Editors

JURIST's Senior Editors are experienced staffers who take leading roles in managing and writing JURIST.

Maria Coladonato is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She serves as a section editor for JURIST's Commentary services.

Julie Deisher is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She writes and serves as a peer editor for JURIST's Legal News service, is the President of the JURIST Staff and Supporters Association and serves on the Editorial Board.

Josh Guckert is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He serves as JURIST's Development Coordinator, works on JURIST's Commentary services, serves as Business Manager of the JURIST Staff and Supporters Association and is on the Editorial Board.

Elizabeth LaForgia is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She writes and serves as a peer editor for JURIST's Legal News service.

Addison Morris is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She writes and serves as a peer editor for JURIST's Legal News service.

Genevieve Redd is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She serves as JURIST's Social Media Coordinator, writes for JURIST's Legal News service and serves on the Editorial Board.

Zachariah Rivenbark is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He heads JURIST's Features service and serves on the Editorial Board.

Michael Roberts is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He works on JURIST's Features service and is on the Editorial Board.

Endia Vereen is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She serves as a section editor for JURIST's Commentary services.

Kyle Webster is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He works on JURIST's Features service and serves on the Editorial Board.


Associate Editors

JURIST's Associate Editors are experienced anchors, editors, researchers and technical specialists.

Neil Devlin is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He works on JURIST's Features service.

Michael Finley is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He works on JURIST's Commentary services.

Taylor Gillan is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She writes for JURIST's Legal News service and serves as Vice President of the JURIST Staff and Supporters Association.

Kenneth Hall is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He works on JURIST's Commentary services.

Bill Helbling is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He writes for JURIST's Legal News service.

Bradley McAllister is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He writes for JURIST's Legal News service.

Sonal Modi is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She assists the Executive Director on public relations.

Alison Sacriponte is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She writes for JURIST's Legal News service.

Ann Schober is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She writes for JURIST's Legal News service.

Peter Snyder is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He writes for JURIST's Legal News service.

Sarah Steers is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She works on JURIST's Features service.

Nicholas Tomsho is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He writes for JURIST's Legal News service.

Dominic Yobbi is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He writes for JURIST's Legal News service.


Assistant Editors

JURIST's Assistant Editors are new anchors, editors, researchers and technical specialists.

JURIST looks forward to welcoming a new group of Assistant Editors in the fall.

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