LAW REVIEW 2L

2L Members

Alicia Bianco is from Smithfield, Rhode Island. She attended American University where she obtained a B.A. in International Service. Alicia works at Ursillo Tietz and Ritch in Providence and has interned for Judge Sarah Taft-Carter in Rhode Island Superior Court and Magistrate Judge Almond in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.  Alicia also worked for the Providence City Solicitor in Family Court.  At RWU, Alicia is a member of the Moot Court Board, and she plans to enroll in the Criminal Defense Clinic before she graduates. After graduation, Alicia aims to work in criminal law. She loves the courtroom and hopes her future brings her there often.

Wm. Maxwell Daley is a native Rhode Islander, hailing from Cranston, R.I.  He attended Newbury College in Brookline, MA where he received a B.S. in Legal Studies.  In college, he was an All-Conference athlete and an All-America candidate in Men’s Volleyball.  Prior to law school, Max played professional indoor volleyball in the Caribbean.  In law school, he has served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Luis M. Matos, Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court, and, more recently, the Hon. Mary M. Lisi, United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, and works as a faculty research assistant.  After graduation, Max would like focus in litigation, be it civil or criminal.  Also, he would enjoy the opportunity to clerk for a judge.  Max is on the Moot Court Board.

Mackenzie Flynn grew up in Hingham, Massachusetts.  Mackenzie received her Bachelor of Science in 2009 from Northeastern University, where she studied Behavioral Neuroscience and Philosophy; she then worked as Medical Assistant for three years before entering RWU Law in 2012.  In the summer after her 1L year, Mackenzie worked as research assistant for Professor Zoe Argento, interned for the legal department at Schneider Electric, and interned for Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Sullivan at the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.  This coming summer, Mackenzie will be working as a summer associate at Edwards Wildman Palmer’s Providence office.

Christopher Fragomeni is from South Kingstown, Rhode Island. He graduated from Stonehill College, with honors, where he majored in Criminology and minored in Sociology. Last summer, Christopher interned at Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP, in Pawtucket, where he will return this summer. Christopher is currently an extern at the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island for Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. Christopher is a member of the Moot Court Board. He also coaches the Barrington Pop Warner football.

Sydney Kirsch is from Pepperell, Massachusetts.  Before law school, she attended Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts, earning a degree in Political Science.  At Fitchburg State, Sydney competed for three years in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association’s annual competition, receiving Top Respondent Brief in 2012.  At Roger Williams, she is also on the Moot Court Board and was a finalist in the Esther Clark Competition.  Additionally, she has interned for Judge William Carnes in Rhode Island Superior Court.  Sydney intends to clerk after law school.

Meghan Kruger is from North Kingstown, Rhode Island.  She graduated cum laude from the University of Connecticut in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in English.  Following graduation, she worked for two years at Martineau Davis & Associates, a general practice firm in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, where she assisted with administrative work and client relations.  After her first year at RWU Law, Meghan served as a research assistant for Professor and Dean Designate Michael Yelnosky.  She is currently externing with Judge Thompson on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.   Meghan is interested in divorce and family law and civil litigation.

Nicole Manzo is a native Rhode Islander and grew up in Lincoln. She graduated magna cum laude from our own Roger Williams University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. Nicole has previously interned at different boutique law firms in Providence, and is currently a research assistant to Professor Monestier. She has a strong interest in the interplay between mass torts and conflict of laws and aspires to work in the area after graduation.

Alexsa Marino is from Middletown, Connecticut. She graduated from Bryant University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a double minor in Human Resources and Pre-Law. Alexsa has previously worked as a law clerk for the General Counsel of her hometown as well as a legal intern for the previous Secretary of State of Connecticut. Alexsa researches for both Dean Logan and Professor Burger and currently is a legal intern for MetLife’s In-House Counsel. She has interests in both business and criminal law and hopes to work in either of those fields after she graduates.

Aaron Nadich is from Cranston, Rhode Island.  He graduated from Roger Williams University with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and second major in Political Science.  Aaron interns for Judge Netti C. Vogel in the Rhode Island Superior Court and also performs work for the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office.  In addition, he serves as a research assistant for Legal Methods Professor Colleen Brown and is a mentor at the Rhode Island Training School.  He is a member of the Honors Program at the Law School and serves as a member of the Law Review Symposium Committee.

Alix R. Ogden is originally from New York, New York and currently lives in Stonington, Connecticut. She graduated from Trinity College in 1990 with a degree in Psychology. While living in Seattle, Alix attended the University of Washington where she received her Master of Public Administration in 1995. Upon moving back to the east coast in 2003, Alix served first as the Parks Superintendent and then as Director of Operations for the City of Providence, under then-Mayor David N. Cicilline. Currently, Alix is an intern in the Superior Court of Connecticut, New London County. Last summer she had an internship at Connecticut Legal Services working primarily on juvenile justice issues relating to special education. After graduation, Alix intends on practicing public interest law, perhaps in the area of women and children.

Michael Osterberg, from Milford, Pennsylvania, graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He has worked at The Law Offices of Klemeyer, Farley & Bernathy in his hometown of Milford and is interested in criminal prosecution, defense, and civil litigation. He is an avid golfer and enjoys fishing and boating on the Delaware River.

Charlene Pratt grew up in Killingly, CT, but has lived in Rhode Island since she started at Rhode Island College (RIC). While at RIC, she earned a B.A. in Theatre Performance and a B.A. in Psychology. After graduating, Charlene took a year off of school, working at a community college, teaching students study skills, and volunteering in RI with CityArts, Americorps, teaching theatre and dance, and at Rhode Island Hospital, working with children and conducting research on childhood anxiety. Charlene’s legal experience began with a volunteer position at Sarantopolus and Sarantoplolus in Danielson, CT.  Since starting at RWU Law, she has interned in the Environmental Unit at the Attorney General’s in Providence, was a research assistant for Professor Elorza, and is currently collaborating on research projects with the Equal Justice Alliance.  Charlene is currently President of the Environmental Law Society/Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and is interested in pursuing a career in public interest (specifically, animal law), but she is also interested in criminal defense.

Matthew Provencher is from New Bedford, Massachusetts and attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he majored in Political Science and Sociology.  He is currently externing with Chief Justice Paul Suttell of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and a New Bedford trial attorney.  Matt has worked in the past at the New Bedford City Solicitor’s Office.  After graduating he hopes to work as a clerk or enter trial or appellate practice.  Matt loves Pre-Raphaelite art, hopes to author a book on the Italian Wars of Renaissance Europe, and will sail around the world if he’s lucky.

Jeremy Rix, class of 2015, grew up in Warwick, RI, and attended Rhode Island College, where he majored in Secondary Education History and Women’s Studies.  He is a licensed teacher in the state of Rhode Island.  As of Spring 2014, Jeremy is working as a Research Assistant for Professor Walker, interning with the law firm Ursillo, Teitz & Ritch, and externing for the Honorable Justice Gilbert V. Indeglia of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

Todd Rose was born and raised in Clifton, NJ.  He graduated high school in 2001 and attended Norwich University and William Paterson University for his undergraduate studies.  In 2010, Todd Rose graduated William Paterson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.  He then enrolled in graduate school studying Public Policy and International Affairs, graduating with a Master’s Degree from William Paterson University in 2012.  From 2002 through the present, Todd Rose has been a member of the Army National Guard, deploying three times, twice to Iraq.  Todd Rose’s legal experience includes working for the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office as well as working for New Jersey Legal Aid, focused on Hurricane Sandy Relief.  His legal interests include national security law, military law, maritime law, and criminal law.  He aspires to continue his military career as a JAG.

Jackson Schipke was raised on the river town of Glastonbury, Connecticut. Jackson attended the University of Connecticut and was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in May 2012. While a student at UConn, Jackson worked for both lobbyists and legislators in the Connecticut General Assembly. While a junior at UConn, Jackson also began volunteering at Kocian Law Group. During law school, Jackson has spent a summer interning at a law firm specializing in personal injury.  With a background in both policy and personal injury law, Jackson is decidedly undecided in terms of what his post-graduation legal pursuits will entail.  Jackson enjoys cooking, hiking, and playing stringed instruments.

Lena Thomas is originally from LaCrosse, Indiana. She attended Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts for her undergraduate degree and majored in English and Social Work. After working in the social work profession for five years, she decided to attend Roger Williams University School of Law. Over her 1L summer, she interned with the Rhode Island Office of the Mental Health Advocate. She is currently interning with the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services in the Office of Program Integrity. She volunteers with the Pro Bono Collaborative as well and is interested in pursuing a career in public interest and administrative law after graduation.

Jeffrey Waltemate was born a ramblin’ man.  He could claim hometowns all over the country, from Pennsylvania farm country to the banks of the Mississippi River in Illinois to the Arizona desert.  Most recently, he claimed the city of Flagstaff as his hometown, located about 7,000 feet up in forested mountains of Arizona.  In Flagstaff, he attended Northern Arizona University where he earned a degree in Accounting and an MBA.  After graduating and working as an accountant, he chose to attend law school in order to find a more fulfilling way to spend his days.  Now, between talking about how amazing his car is and explaining that Arizona does not consist entirely of desert, Jeff can be found trudging through law school in an effort to give a voice to the poor and disenfranchised members of his community after he graduates.

Dana Weiner is was born in Tampa, Florida but moved to Cranston, Rhode Island in middle school. She graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Public Policy and certificates in Child and Family Policy as well as Markets and Management. After graduation, Dana moved to Puerto Rico where she worked at the United States Probation Office for a year prior to matriculating in law school. Last summer, Dana worked as the National Grid Fellow at Robinson & Cole, LLP. She is currently externing with Chief Judge William E. Smith at the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. During the upcoming summer, Dana will be interning at the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office. Dana is a member of the Developmental Committee and the Symposium Committee. She serves as a mentor at the Rhode Island Training School and is the Vice President of the Multicultural Law Students Association.

Melissa Wood was born and raised in Rockaway, NJ.  She attended William Paterson University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.  Melissa’s interest in the law began while she was studying at Cambridge University during the summer of 2010.  She was particularly interested in her course on comparative legal rights.  This past summer she interned for U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in his Providence, RI office conducting legal research.  Melissa is currently interning for the Department of Administration in Providence working on contracts and labor relations.  Her legal interests include labor law and contract law.