Staff


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 Executive Director is Megan McKee. Megan is a 2012 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, from which she holds a JD. She also holds a BA (hons.) in Hispanic Studies and International Development Studies and an MA in History from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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 and a Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh.

Managing Editor

JURIST’s Managing Editor is Tim Zubizarreta, a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Tim graduated with a BA in History from the George Washington University. He also serves as a writer and editor for JURIST’s Legal News service and an editor for JURIST’s Commentary service.

Chief of Staff

JURIST’s Chief of Staff is Michael Barber, a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Michael holds a BS in Sociology from Fairmont State University. He also serves as a writer and editor for JURIST’s Legal News service and an editor for JURIST’s Commentary service.


Senior Editors

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

Brianna Bell is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She serves as an editor for JURIST’s Commentary service.

Anne Bloomberg is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She writes for JURIST’s Legal News service and serves as an editor for JURIST’s Commentary and Social Media services. She is also president of the JURIST Staff and Supporters Association.

Matthew Borges is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He writes and serves as an editor for JURIST’s Legal News service.

Thomas DeLorenzo is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He writes and serves as an editor for JURIST’s Legal News service.

Stephanie Sundier is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She writes and serves as an editor for JURIST’s Legal News service.

Gabrielle Wast is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She writes and edits for JURIST’s Legal News and serves as an editor for JURIST’s Commentary service. She also serves as JURIST’s Senior Social Media Editor.


Associate Editors

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

Emily Beeken is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Vivi Besteman is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Keegan Boyle is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Brianna Brown is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Joshua Cossin is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Jacob Dougherty is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Patrick Eckerd is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Matthew Fischer is a 2L at Vermont Law School.

Tyler Gillett is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Zoe Gujral is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Trisha Klan is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Daniel Klapper is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Gabrielle Kolencik is a 2L at Duquesne University School of Law.

Jesse Lamp is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Alanah Lockwood is a 3L at Vermont Law School.

Jessica Lusamba is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Cassandra Maas is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Manny Marotta is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

Angela Mauroni is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Maeve McDermott is a 3L at Vermont Law School.

Tahira Mohamedbhai is an LLB student at the University of York in the UK.

Ashely Monti is a 2L at Vermont Law School.

Erin Napoleon is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Valeria Negron is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Steven Pagach is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Alina Rizvi is a 3L at Vermont Law School.

Jordan Ross is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Rebecca Salamacha is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Xi Lucy Shi is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Payton Smith is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Chris Stephens is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Maddison Sullivan is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Yige Wang is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Kirsten Williams is a 2L at Vermont Law School.

Leanne Winkels is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


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 this fall.