Class of 2018

2L Members

DSCF1255Nicole E. Rohr is from St. Joseph, Missouri. In addition to law school, she currently serves as the Assistant Director and Assistant Research Professor of the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island where she works to communicate coastal resiliency and climate change issues for state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the general public. Prior to joining the Coastal Institute, Rohr was a Legislative Fellow in Washington, DC in the Office of Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), then a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA-05). In both, she handled ocean and coastal, environmental, energy, and agricultural issues portfolios. Rohr earned a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Rhode Island in 2012 and graduated summa cum laude from Missouri State University in 2004 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and Chemistry minor. Before starting graduate school, Rohr worked at Tiamo Resorts on South Andros Island, The Bahamas, and was a chemist at an animal pharmaceutical company. At RWU Law, Rohr is a member of the Honors Program and serves as vice president of the Women’s Law Society. She completed a Rhode Island Sea Grant Law Fellowship and currently works as a research assistant for Professor Jared Goldstein. After graduation, Rohr is interested in pursuing a career in corporate or intellectual property law and is particularly interested in capitalizing on her science and political experiences.

DSCF1266Sophie Bellacosa is from Winchester, Massachusetts. She graduated from Roger Williams University in 2013 where she double majored in Legal Studies and Psychology. Sophie was a member of the RWU Sailing Team where she helped lead the team to a National Championship in 2011. Sophie was named to the All-American Team in 2012. After graduating from RWU, Sophie worked as a litigation case manager at a law firm in Boston. At RWU Law, Sophie is a member of Sports and Entertainment Law Society and is also a member of the RWU Law Honor Board.

 

 

 

DSCF1277Jennifer Lisi grew up in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.  She attended the University of Vermont, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology.  After graduating, Jennifer worked for Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was part of a team that managed nationwide clinical trials seeking a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). She later worked for a small law firm near Philadelphia before attending law school. At RWU, Jennifer is a member of the Honors Program. The summer after her first year of law school, Jennifer interned at the Rhode Island Supreme Court Office of the Clerk of the Court, and worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Colleen Murphy. During her second year, Jennifer will serve as a Teaching Assistant for Professor Colleen Murphy and a member of the Moot Court Board.

 

 

DSCF1229Brandon Ruggieri is from Cranston, Rhode Island.  He graduated cum laude in 2015 from Stonehill College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Business.  While attending Stonehill, he interned for the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office and later for the Rhode Island Public Defender’s Office.  Upon graduation he immediately entered Roger Williams University School of Law, and became a receipt of the merit-based Jurisprudence Scholarship.  During the summer following his 1L year, Brandon worked as a legal intern at the United State Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island.  He has a strong interest in business law and hopes to pursue a career in this field after graduation.  Outside of school, he enjoys playing baseball, golfing, and skiing.

 

 

DSCF1221Alexandra Rawson is from Dudley, Massachusetts.  She graduated magna cum laude in 2015 from Providence College with a Bachelor of Science in Health Policy & Management. At Providence, she was the director of Special Olympics and spent a summer in Australia and the Solomon Islands, where she served with the Dominican Friars. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Alex is a Teacher’s Assistant for Professor Logan. She is also a member of the RWU Law Honors Program and the RWU Moot Court Team. This summer, Alex interned with the RI EOHHS and the Worcester Superior Clerk’s Office. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in healthcare law and is especially interested in medical malpractice litigation.

 

 

DSCF1272Samantha Armstrong is originally from Clay, Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a minor in Psychology. After college, she worked in Nashville, TN at a refugee resettlement agency where she assisted refugees in finding suitable employment in the United States. At Roger Williams University School of Law, she is a member of the Honors program, the Association for Public Interest Law, and also works as a research assistant for Professor David Logan and Professor Cecily Banks. After her 1L year, she interned at Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island where she worked with victims of domestic violence and violent crimes to help them achieve legal status. She is interested in pursuing a career in public interest law, most likely in immigration, in order to provide better access to quality legal services for low-income clients.

 

DSCF1298Camille Ingino is from Rochester, NY, and graduated cum laude from University at Buffalo with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Legal Studies, Sociology, and Political Science. While at UB, she was captain of the Equestrian Team for two seasons and was a member of the Undergraduate Academies. During the summer after 1L year, Camille interned at the Rhode Island State Department of Administration Legal Services Division, doing research for state contracts, attending administrative hearings, and participating in the 2016 legislative session wrap up. She is also a member of RWU Law’s Moot Court Board and Intellectual Property Law Association. Camille has strong interests in contracts and construction law, and hopes to pursue a career in business litigation after graduation.

 

 

DSCF1293Katelyn E. Kalmbach grew up in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania and graduated summa cum laude in 2010 from Lock Haven University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Economics.  At Roger Williams University School of Law, Katelyn is a member of the Honors Program, has been a research assistant for Professor David Logan, and completed an internship at the Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General following her 1L year.  After graduation, Katelyn hopes to clerk for a judge, and then pursue her interest in banking and securities regulation in the public sector.

 

 

 

DSCF1226Matthew Strauss is from East Greenwich, Rhode Island. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He is a member of the Honors Program. After his 1L year, Matthew interned at Bianchi and Brouillard, a litigation firm, where he was primarily responsible for drafting motions and legal memoranda. Matthew has a plethora of experience working in a business setting through his employment at Key Container, a New England-based manufacturing company. He plans to pursue a career in corporate law.

 

 

 


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Steven M. Davis
 is from North Kingstown, Rhode Island and graduated cum laude in 2014 from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In the summer after his first year at RWU Law, Steven interned at the Rhode Island Medical-Legal Partnership at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, where he worked on issues involving family, housing, and immigration law. After graduation, Steven is interested in obtaining a judicial clerkship.

 

 

 

DSCF1307Kaylin Pelletier was born and raised in Coventry, Rhode Island.  She graduated magna cum laude from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice.  She graduated in 2014 after successfully completing the Early Enrollment Program.  During college Kaylin was a student employee as well as a member of the Collegiate Ambassador Team.  At Roger Williams University School of Law, Kaylin is in the Honors Program, is a student ambassador, and serves as Vice Justice for Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International.  During the summer following her 1L year, Kaylin interned for the Honorable Laureen D’Ambra of the Family Court where she assisted in the writing of a decision for a Termination of Parental Rights trial.  She works part time in her home town and volunteers every week at a local soup kitchen, where she also serves on the board planning an annual event titled, “Kid’s Day.”  In her free time, Kaylin enjoys spending time with friends and family, attending concerts and shows, and has a slightly unhealthy                                                                     obsession with hockey.

 

DSCF1246Connor Mills is from North Kingstown, Rhode Island. In 2015, he graduated cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology with minors in Chemistry and Film. At RWU Law, Connor is in the Law Honors Program and serves as Treasurer for the Intellectual Property Law Association. This past summer, Connor interned for the legal department at Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.P., a growing pharmaceutical company in Coventry, RI, dealing with various work involved with in-house counsel. He has strong interests in environmental law, corporate law, and intellectual property. After graduation, Connor hopes to pursue a judicial clerkship.

 

 

DSCF1233Jonathan L. Pierre  was born and raised in Queens, New York and graduated in 2015 from Western New England University (WNEU) with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Economics. While attending WNEU, Jonathan was President of his Class Council and was Treasurer for the Model United Nations Team. On campus Jonathan currently works for the Roger Williams University School of Law Library. In the Spring of 2016, Jonathan had the opportunity of volunteering at the New York Brooklyn Defender Services and the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. In the Summer of 2016, Jonathan worked as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Judge William C. Clifton at the Rhode Island District Court.  Jonathan is the President of RWU’s Chapter of American Civil Liberties Union and a member of the Black Law Students Association. After graduation Jonathan hopes to secure a judicial clerkship in New York or in business litigation.

 

DSCF1290Katherine D. Bishop is from Brookfield, Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Katie spent the summer after her 1L year interning for U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Sullivan in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. At RWU Law, Katie is a member of the Honors Program and plans to start as a research assistant for Professor Olivia Milonas in the fall of 2016. Katie is interested in corporate law and hopes to obtain a judicial clerkship upon graduation.

 

 

 

 

DSCF1287David Remillard hails from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He graduated from Providence College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While in college he served as the Treasurer for Students for Social Action, and was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society as well as the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honors Society. David also worked as an intern in the Rhode Island office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Over the summer, he worked at the Department of Children Youth and Families working on appeals from the Rhode Island Family Court. David is currently a research assistant for Professor Colleen Brown, the Vice President of RWU’s Intellectual Property Law Association, and in the Law School’s Honors Program. After his time in Law School is over, Dave would like to pursue a career in Government or Intellectual Property Law. David enjoys hiking, playing board games with friends and family and listening to music in his spare time.

 

DSCF1238Tara A. Gunn is from San Antonio, Texas. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Texas (UNT) in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education. During her time at UNT she served as President of Kappa Delta Pi, was a member of the University Honors Program, and also served in other positions in a variety of other student organizations centering around children and family issues. Currently, Tara is a member of the Honors Program at Roger Williams University School of Law, as well as, Family Law Society and Women’s Law Society. During the summer of 2016, she interned at the Providence Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) office, where they are the guardian ad litems for children in Rhode Island’s care. After graduating she intends to pursue a career in family law or criminal law.

 

 

DSCF1252Andrew Lentz hails from far away Fayetteville, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Art’s in Communications and a life-long love for the Arkansas Razorbacks. After college, Andrew worked for several years at nonprofits that helped suspected victims of child abuse. Andrew was a Forensic Interviewer, Case Review Coordinator, and Director of Education in his time at those Children’s Advocacy Centers. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Andrew is a member of the Honors Program and a research assistant for Professor Irina Gott. In his free time, Andrew enjoys reading at the beach with his wife, playing disc golf, and any activities that require thinking.

 

 

 

DSCF1296Kelsey Hayward grew up in Seekonk, Massachusetts. She graduated summa cum laude from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in History. While at Sacred Heart, she was captain of the Division 1 Women’s Golf Team. At RWU Law, Kelsey is a member of the Honors Program and a research assistant for Professor Hashway. She spent the summer after her first year as a judicial intern for the Honorable William E. Smith, Chief Judge of the District Court for the District of Rhode Island. After law school, she hopes to secure a judicial clerkship.

 

 

 

DSCF1225John W. Caruolo is a native Rhode Islander hailing from Riverside.  He graduated from Brown University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in History.  Following the completion of his undergraduate studies, John was a paralegal in the public finance section of a large Boston law firm.   During the summer after his 1L year, he was a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge John J. McConnell Jr. in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.  Additionally, John serves as a research assistant for Professor Andrew Horwitz and is a member of the RWU Law Honors Program.  John hopes to pursue a judicial clerkship upon graduation and is interested in a career in corporate law.

 

 

DSCF1239Molly Hamlin is from Prineville, Oregon. She attended the University of Oregon for her undergraduate studies during which time she functioned as a teaching assistant in the human anatomy laboratory, conducted research in the social cognition laboratory, and ultimately graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology and Psychology with a minor in Chemistry. Molly then worked for Oregon Health and Science University for five years as a research associate and coordinated research and quality improvement projects with rural primary care clinics in Oregon. She is a member of the Honors Program here at the law school. She has also interned at the Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender and is interested in learning more about different kinds of law.

 

 

DSCF1304Andrew Senerchia is from Coventry, Rhode Island.  He graduated summa cum laude from Roger Williams University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2015. At the law school, he is a member of the Honors Program.  For a number of years he has worked at a national title company. After graduation, he plans to pursue a judicial clerkship and then a career in business law.

 

 

 

 

 

DSCF1310James Bass grew up in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2014, and began at Roger Williams Law School in 2015. James is a member of the Honors Program at Roger Williams Law, as well as the Tax and Business Law Society and Phi Alpha Delta. The summer after his first year of law school, James interned with the Honorable William Smith in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. During his 2L year, James plans to work as a law clerk with Morrison Mahoney. James’ Practice interests include commercial litigation, medical malpractice defense, and admiralty law. In his free time James enjoys movies, hiking, and sailing on Narragansett Bay.

 

 

DSCF1248Matthew Gustaitis is from South Kingstown, Rhode Island. He graduated in 2013 from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts in History. During the summer following his 1L year, Matthew interned in the legal department at the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families in Providence, Rhode Island. During his time at Roger Williams University School of Law, Matthew hopes to concentrate on Family Law as well as Criminal Law which are currently the two areas he is interested in pursuing a career in. When he is not studying or interning, Matthew enjoys spending time with friends, golfing, and going to the beach. After graduation, he hopes to practice in Rhode Island.

 

 

DSCF1280Tyler Bischoff is from Vernon, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Monmouth University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While at Monmouth, he was involved with the Student Government Association and was a member of numerous organizations on campus. In his senior year, he interned in Washington, D.C. in the personal office of U.S. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa. After graduation, he spent three years as an undergraduate admission counselor at Monmouth where he worked with all facets of the college admission process. He recently interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island and also spent time at The Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice in Manhattan. On campus, he works as a Research Assistant for Professor Susan Heyman and is a Teaching Assistant for Professor David Logan. He is a member of the RWU Law Honors Program, Moot Court, and Student Bar Association. Tyler is interested in commercial litigation, real estate law, and education law. For fun, Tyler enjoys watching college basketball, visiting                                                                                 breweries, and talking politics.