Staff


Student Staff | Professional Staff | Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

JURIST is a public service project powered by over 80 law students at 30 law schools across five continents working under the guidance of professional staff and academic leadership based in Pittsburgh PA, USA.


JURIST’s North American staff in the United States and Canada are law students at:

JURIST’s European staff in the UK are law students at:

JURIST’s Student Leadership Team is composed of experienced student staffers who take leading roles in managing and writing JURIST.

Deputy Executive Editor

JURIST’s Deputy Executive Editor is Gabrielle Wast. She is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Managing Editors

JURIST’s News Managing Editor is Joshua Cossin. He is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

JURIST’s Deputy News Managing Editor is Cassandra Maas. She is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

JURIST’s Commentary Managing Editors are Katherine Gemmingen and Akshita Tiwary. Katherine is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and Akshita is a third-year law student at Government Law College, Mumbai (IN).

JURIST’s Social Media Managing Editor is Robert Kaufman. He is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Deputy Features Editors

JURIST’s Deputy Features Editors are Anne Bloomberg and Jacob Dougherty. They are both 3Ls at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Bureau Chiefs

JURIST’s South Asia Bureau Chief is Ananaya Agrawal. She is a fourth-year law student at National Law University, Delhi (IN).

JURIST’s Australia/New Zealand Bureau Chief is Nadia Murray-Ragg. She is a third-year law student at Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law (NZ).

JURIST’s US Bureau Chief is Sarah Kimball Stephenson. She is a 2L at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Law.

Beat Editors

JURIST’s Health Beat Editor is Madhur Bhatt. He is a third-year law student at Hidayatullah National Law University (IN).

JURIST’s Migration Beat Editor is Fred Porter. He is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

JURIST’s Sustainability Beat Editor is Kirsten Williams. She is a 3L at Vermont Law School.

JURIST’s Tech Beat Editor is Ananaya Agrawal. She is a fourth-year law student at National Law University, Delhi (IN).

Multimedia Editors

Vishwajeet Deshmukh is a fourth-year law student at Government Law College, Mumbai (IN).

Daniel Graziano is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Directors

JURIST’s Collaboration Director is Kristen Doyan. She is a 3L at UCLA School of Law.

JURIST’s Community Engagement Director is Heidi J. T. Exner. She is a second-year law student at the University of Calgary Law School, Calgary (CA).

JURIST’s Marketing Director is Sissy Qin. She is a third-year law student at the University of Sydney Law School.

JURIST’s Mentoring Director is Khushali Mahajan. She is a third-year law student at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (IN).

 

Correspondents

JURIST Staff Correspondents file exclusive first-hand reports from locations around the world.

Canada

Ian Profiri is a second-year law student at the University of Calgary Law School, Calgary (CA).

India

Neelabh Bist is a 2020 graduate of Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai. He is currently a law clerk at the Supreme Court of India. 

Myanmar

JURIST has a number of law student correspondents filing regularly from Myanmar. Due to security concerns during the military coup we cannot reveal their names or their law school affiliations.

 

Associate Editors

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

Viraj Aditya is a fourth-year law student at Hidayatullah National Law University (IN).

Rogers Andagalu is a fourth-year law student at the University of Nairobi School of Law (KE).

Terry Ang is a third-year law student at the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law (NZ).

Giri Aravind is a fourth-year law student at National University of Advanced Legal Studies (IN).

Lubaina Baloch is a second-year law student at the University of Calgary Law School, Calgary (CA).

Hannah Brem is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Andrew Cobi Burnett is a 2L at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Law.

Esther Chihaavi is a fourth-year law student at the University of Nairobi School of Law (KE).

Sahana Devarajan is a second-year law student at Australian National University College of Law.

Marie Feyche is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Ella Geris is a third-year law student at Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law (NZ).

Tyler Gillett is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Tucker Guinn is a 2L at Harvard Law School.

Gaurav Gupte is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Ryan House is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Heidi Johnson is a 2L at Vermont Law School.

Kashish Khandelwal is a fourth-year law student at National Law University, Delhi (IN).

Daniel Klapper is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Demi Kuczala is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Panagiotis Lampropoulos is a third-year law student at the University of Bristol Law School (UK).

Servando Martinez is a 2L at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Law.

Angela Mauroni is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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

Edgar Odongo is a third-year law student at the University of Nairobi School of Law (KE).

Vishwanath Petkar is a fourth-year law student at Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (MU).

Ian Profiri is a second-year law student at the University of Calgary Law School, Calgary (CA).

Amelia Rude is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Anushka Sahay is a fourth-year law student at National Law University, Delhi (IN).

Sambhav Sharma is a fifth-year law student at Amity Law School, Delhi (IN).

Shivanjali Shukla is a third-year law student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat (IN).

Josephine Wenson is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

George Xenophontos is a second-year law student at Cardiff University School of Law & Politics (UK).

 

Assistant Editors

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

Lauren Ban is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Hayley Behal is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Nandini Dwivedi is a second-year law student at National Law University, Odisha (IN).

Dustin Foley is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Raghu Gagneja is a second-year law student at Symbiosis Law School (IN).

Amala Govindarajan is a fourth-year law student at School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore (IN).

Cariana Jones is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Vedika Kakar is a third-year law student at Jindal Global Law School (IN).

Advaita Kapoor is a third-year law student at Hidayatullah National Law University (IN).

Ronald Karls is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Sukrut Khandekar is a second-year law student at National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) (IN).

Yahng Lan is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Rebekah Malkin is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Amanda March is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Pooja Mehta is a fourth-year law student at Gujarat National Law University (IN).

Shifa Qureshi is a third-year law student at Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (IN).

Samantha Shah is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Samantha Smith is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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

Lithin Thomas is a fourth-year law student at Hidayatullah National Law University (IN).

Luke Torrance is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Ananya Upadhya is a second-year law student at National Law University, Delhi (IN).

Sharnam Vaswani is a fifth-year law student at Government Law College, Mumbai (IN).

 

Graduated Staff

Several of JURIST’s recently graduated law student staff are continuing to write and work for JURIST as they begin their legal careers.

Sindhu Ajay is a 2021 graduate of the School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore (IN). She is currently working as an Associate within the Technology, Media and Telecommunications space at a law firm in Bengaluru

Neeraja Seshadri is a 2021 graduate of the School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore (IN). She is currently working as an Associate with the Technology, Media and Telecommunications team at a law firm in Bengaluru.

Muskan Yadav is a 2021 graduate of the Nirma University Institute of Law, Ahmedabad (IN).

 

Professional Staff

Megan McKee is JURIST’s Executive Director. She holds a BA (hons.) in Hispanic Studies and International Development Studies and an MA in History from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is also a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Megan was admitted to the practice of law in New York and pursued doctoral studies at the University of Maryland, where she was a Flagship Fellow, before coming to JURIST.
Jaclyn Belczyk is JURIST’s Executive Editor and a Professor of Practice at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US. 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.
Ingrid Burke Friedman is JURIST’s Features Editor. A 2011 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, she served as Managing Editor during her 3L year. After graduation, she moved into full-time journalism for several years, and then served with the U.S. Department of State as a Consular Officer. She now divides her time between JURIST and a research fellowship at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies.
Ram Eachambadi is JURIST’s Operations Director. A 2018 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, he joined JURIST as a 1L and served as JURIST’s Chief of Staff in his 3L year. He is a member of the New York state bar and is a Certified Public Accountant. From 2018-2021 he was a tax lawyer/accountant with EY; before law school, he worked with Deloitte. He is holding this position on a pro bono basis into 2022.

 

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, US. A Canadian Rhodes Scholar born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he studied law at Oxford University, Dalhousie Law School, the University of Toronto, and finally Harvard Law School (LLM 1988). 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.