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 from the University of Pittsburgh.

Managing Editor

JURIST’s Managing Editor is Patrick Sherry, a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Patrick graduated with a BS in Physics from Georgetown University. He has also served as an editor for JURIST’s Commentary service.

Chief of Staff

JURIST’s Chief of Staff is Erin McCarthy Holliday, a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Erin holds a BS in Journalism from Ohio University. She also writes and serves as an editor for JURIST’s Legal News service.


Senior Editors

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

Michael Barber is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He writes for JURIST’s Legal News service and serves as the president of the JURIST Staff and Supporters Association.

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

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

Brittney Zeller is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She serves as the Deputy Managing Editor for JURIST’s Commentary service.

Tim Zubizarreta is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He writes and edits for JURIST’s Legal News service and serves as JURIST’s Senior Social Media Editor.


Associate Editors

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

Christopher Anderson is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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

Matthew Borges is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Keegan Boyle is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Tate Brown is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Nicholas Chan is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Christopher Hsu is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Thomas DeLorenzo is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Patrick Eckerd is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Orin France is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Charles Gallmeyer is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Raven Moore is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Varun Nambiar is an LLM student at South Asian University in New Delhi, India.

Sean Rohtla is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Jordan Ross is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Xi Lucy Shi is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Stephanie Sundier is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Carrie Thompson is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Shannon Walker is a Paralegal in the Capital Habeas Unit at the Office of the Federal Public Defender, Western District of Pennsylvania.

Yige Wang is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Leanne Winkels is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


Assistant Editors

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

Emily Beeken is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Vivi Besteman is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Anne Bloomberg is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Brianna Brown is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Joshua Cossin is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Jacob Dougherty is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Tyler Gillett is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Zoe Gujral is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Jesse Lamp is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Jessica Lusamba is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Cassandra Maas is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Angela Mauroni is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Erin Napoleon is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Valeria Negron is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Steven Pagach is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Yaroslav Pavliuk is an LLM student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Rebecca Salamacha is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Chris Stephens is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Maddison Sullivan is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Gabrielle Wast is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.