Kaitlyn Alger is from Cumberland, RI and graduated from Rhode Island College in 2014, where she studied English and Anthropology. During her time at RWU, she has participated in Street Law and has studied abroad in The Hague. She hopes to pursue a career in Family law or Immigration Law.
Erin Ferry is from Cranston, Rhode Island and graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2013. Prior to law school, Erin completed two years of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps NW at both a public defender’s office in Hillsboro, OR and a prisoner reentry center in Anchorage, AK. In addition to being on the Law Review Editorial Staff, Erin is also a member of the Moot Court Executive Board, the Trial Team, and the Association for Public Interest Lawyers. During her two law school summers, she interned at the Prisoners’ Rights Office within the Office of Defender General in Vermont and the New Hampshire Public Defender’s Office. After graduation, Erin plans to pursue a career as a public defender.
Tatiana Gomez is from Providence, Rhode Island. She attended Moses Brown School and graduated cum laude from New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a Minor in Latino Studies. Tatiana has served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island and for the Honorable Judge Brian P. Stern on the Rhode Island Superior Court’s Business Calendar. At Roger Williams Law she is a member of the Honors Program, serves as a Research Assistant for Professor Teitz, and is a Teaching Assistant for Constitutional Law with Professor Goldstein.
Olivia Handy is from North Kingstown, Rhode Island. She graduated from Roger Williams University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry. Since beginning law school, Olivia is member of the Moot Court Board, on the Senior Editorial Staff of the Roger Williams University Law Review, and graded into the Honors Program after her first year. In the summer following her first year, Olivia worked for a small litigation firm in Warwick, RI. During her second year of law school, Olivia served as a judicial extern for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In the summer following her second year, Olivia worked as a Law Clerk at Cetrulo, LLP located in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating, Olivia hopes to pursue a career in transactional lawyering at a firm in Boston.
Adam Harrington is from Johnston, Rhode Island, where he lives with his wife, Stephanie. He graduated magna cum laude from Rhode Island College in 2018, earning a Bachelor of Social Work degree. Prior to attending law school, Adam held various positions in the Human Services field, most recently as a Substance Abuse Counselor in an outpatient opioid treatment program. Adam is an avid sports fan, and also works as a NCAA Division 1 Fastpitch Softball Umpire and High School Basketball Referee. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Adam is a member of the Honors Program, a Student Ambassador, and serves as a Teaching Assistant for Professor Logan. After his first year of law school, Adam interned at Pierce Atwood LLP. Outside of law school, Adam enjoys golfing, surfing, and cycling. After graduation, Adam hopes to pursue a career in corporate law.
Karen Lara is from San Luis, Arizona. She graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona in 2015 with a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Prior to law school, Karen worked for the Arizona judiciary and for a private law firm in Providence, R.I. At RWU Law, Karen is a member of the Honors Program, President of the Latinx Law Student Association, and a Teaching Assistant for Professor Colleen Brown. During the summer following her 1L year, Karen served as a judicial intern for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Amanda LaRocca is from Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated from Allegheny College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. While at Allegheny, Amanda studied abroad in Amelia, Italy, and Angers, France, for language and culture programs. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Amanda is a member of the Honors Program. During her 1L year, she participated in Alternative Spring Break with The Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice Brooklyn division. The summer after her first year of law school, Amanda studied abroad in Galway, Ireland. She participated in an International Human Rights program taught by professors at the Irish Centre for Human Rights. Her 2L summer she interned at Catholic Social Services during immigration law. Amanda will participate in RWU’s Immigration Clinic in the Fall of her 3L year. In Spring 2021, she will be participating in New York Pro Bono Scholars and hopes to get a placement in New York City at an organization that specializes in immigration and human trafficking. After graduation, Amanda hopes to get a position at a government organization or NGO which specializes in human trafficking and is interested in pursuing a career in international human rights law.
Brandon Lozeau is originally from Rhode Island, but also spent a significant amount of time living overseas in Belgium and South Korea. Brandon received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth where he studied political science and French. Brandon then attended the University of Kent–Brussels School of International Studies where he earned a master’s degree in international political economy. At RWU Law, Brandon has been involved with the Association for Public Interest Law and serves as Vice President of the Health Law Society. He was recently elected to the Honor Board and is a member of the honors program. Brandon hopes to work with the federal government or a nonprofit in Washington, DC upon graduation.
Jeffery Rankel is originally from Brick, New Jersey. He graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor in Arts in Political Science in 2017. At Sacred Heart, he was a member of the Club Baseball team and the political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha. After graduating from college, Jeff worked at a personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm in New Jersey before attending RWUSOL. After his 1L year, Jeff interned at the Rhode Island Public Defender where he developed a passion for advocacy. After his 2L year, Jeff returned to his home state, where he worked on various employment law issues at the firm McOmber McOmber & Luber. After law school, Jeff hopes to become a civil litigator in New York City.
Rachel Ricci is originally from Providence, Rhode Island and currently lives in Johnston, Rhode Island. In 2016, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Public Relations. Prior to attending law school, she worked in the marketing and advertising industry for two years. At RWU Law, Rachel is a member of the Honors Program and has been a Research Assistant to Professor Emily J. Sack, Esq. since her 1L year. The summer after her 2L year, Rachel worked as a law clerk for Lisa and Sousa, Ltd. in Providence. During the fall of her 3L year, Rachel will participate in the Corporate Counsel Externship Program as a legal extern with Amica Insurance in Lincoln, RI. In the spring, Rachel hopes to work with domestic violence victims through the school’s Government Externship Program.
Kerri Schulz is from Chalfont, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Justice Studies with a minor in Forensic Science. While at UNH, Kerri was a private investigator intern at the New Hampshire Public Defender in Stratham, New Hampshire. After graduating college, Kerri attended Villanova University where she earned her ABA Accredited Paralegal Studies Certification. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Kerri participated in the Alternative Spring Break Program where she interned for the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Fall River, Massachusetts. During the summer after her 2L year, Kerri completed a summer externship as a Certified Legal Intern (Rule 9) at the Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender in Norristown, Pennsylvania. In addition to Law Review, Kerri was a Teaching Assistant to Professor Kathryn Thompson for Legal Practice I and II and will be participating in the Criminal Defense Clinic during fall 2020. After law school, Kerri hopes to pursue a career in criminal defense.
Devon Toro is from Exeter, Rhode Island. In 2018, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University where she majored in Communications and minored in Theology. At RWU School of Law, Devon is a member of the Honors Program and works as a research assistant to both Professor Olivia Milonas and Professor Andrew Spacone. This past year, she was a judicial extern for the Honorable William P. Robinson III of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and an intern at the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Currently, she works as a legal intern for Ursillo, Teitz & Ritch, Ltd. doing mainly municipal work. Following law school, Devon will serve as a law clerk to the Honorable William P. Robinson III of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, after which, she intends on pursuing a career as a corporate business lawyer in Rhode Island. Outside of law school, Devon considers herself an amateur chef. She also practices vinyasa yoga and hopes to obtain her yoga instructor certification in the near future.