Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Horbert

Caitlyn Horbert (Editor-in-Chief) is from Cranston, Rhode Island. She graduated cum laude in 2010 from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor of Science in Management. Prior to law school, Caitlyn held various sales and training positions. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Caitlyn is a member of the Moot Court Board, the Honors Program, a Dean’s Scholar, and recipient of the 2017-2018 Gary L. Bahr Memorial Scholarship.  During the summer after her 1L year, Caitlyn served as a judicial intern for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  Following her second year, Caitlyn was a summer law clerk at Nixon Peabody, LLP  in Providence, Rhode Island. During her 3L year, she will participate in the Judicial Externship Program, working in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. After law school, Caitlyn will clerk for Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell in the Rhode Island Supreme Court for the 2020-2021 term.

 

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Sarah Boucher (Managing Editor) is originally from Smithfield, Rhode Island and currently lives in Warwick, Rhode Island with her husband, Kevin. She graduated from Providence College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Policy and Management. Prior to attending law school, she worked in the healthcare industry for over ten years, holding positions in hospital administration and philanthropy. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Sarah is a member of the Honors Program, a Dean’s Scholar, and recipient of the 2017-2018 Legal Methods Faculty Award for Best Brief. She also serves as a Research Assistant to Professor Olivia Milonas and a Teaching Assistant to Dean Jared Goldstein. After 1L year, she was a judicial intern for the Honorable Lincoln D. Almond, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. She also served as a Research Assistant to Dean Michael Yelnosky. Following her second year, Sarah was a summer law clerk at DeSisto Law in Providence, Rhode Island. During her 3L year, she will participate in the Judicial Externship Program, working in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. After graduation, Sarah plans to pursue a career in civil litigation.

 

 

 

Lange

Troy Lange (Executive Articles Editor) is from Smithfield, Rhode Island. He attended Roger Williams University as an undergraduate, earning a degree in Legal Studies with a second major in Communications in 2017. While at RWU, Troy ran for the Cross Country and Track & Field teams, serving as captain of the Cross Country team during his senior season. In the summer after his 1L year, Troy worked as a research assistant for Professor CJ Ryan. He currently works for Ursillo, Teitz & Ritch in Providence, whose practice comprises predominately of municipal law. Outside of school, Troy referees ice hockey, plays flag football, and continues to run long distance races.

 

 

 

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Nathalie Vega Crespo (Executive Notes & Comments Editor) is originally from Bayamón, Puerto Rico. She graduated cum laude from Assumption College in Worcester, MA with two Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Economics. During her time in college, she interned at the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office and at the Worcester County Superior Court. After graduating college, she engaged in a year of community service in New York City working with adolescents transitioning out of foster care to aid them in developing life and leadership skills. In the summer after her first year of law school, Nathalie 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. Additionally, during her second year of law school, she interned at the Law and Government Affairs Department of FM Global and at the Massachusetts Appeals Court with Justice James R. Lemire. Following her second year, Nathalie was a summer associate at McConnell Valdés LLC, the biggest law firm in Puerto Rico. In addition to Law Review, Nathalie is a member of the Honors Program, the former Vice-President of the Latino Law Students Association, and a Research Assistant for Professor Deborah S. Gonzalez. During her 3L year, Nathalie plans to participate in the Immigration Clinic.

 

 

VargasLuis Vargas (Rhode Island Editor) is originally from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, but lives in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from Roger Williams University in 2017, with a Bachelor of General Studies in Social Science. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Luis is a member of the Honors Program and a member of Moot Court. During the summer after his 1L year, Luis was a judicial intern for Chief Judge William E. Smith of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. During his 2L spring semester, Luis was a judicial extern to Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He currently serves as a Research Assistant to Assistant Dean for Experiential Education Andrew Horwitz, as a judicial intern to Justice Robinson of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and after graduation, Luis will be working as a commercial litigator in the Boston office of the international law firm, Brown Rudnick.

 

Sperber 2Zoë Sperber (Research and Development Editor) is from Bennington, Vermont. She graduated from Smith College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Latin American Studies. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Zoë is a member of the Honors Program and the President for the Association of Public Interest Law.  She is also a research assistant for Professor Bogus and a teaching assistant for Professor Goldstein. During her 1L year, Zoë completed over 50 hours of Pro-Bono work by participating in Alternative Spring Break with the Brooklyn defenders, and the Street Law program at Roger Williams. During the summer after her 1L year, Zoë was a legal intern at Bremer Law and Associates, where she worked on primarily on immigration cases.  Zoë spent her 2L summer interning at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Phoenix, Arizona.  She worked with the children’s team, helping detained minors.  In her 3L year she will participate in the Immigration Clinic at Roger Williams.  In her free time, Zoë enjoys cooking, hiking and playing with her dog.

 

 

 

Beauvais 4Danielle Beauvais (Notes and Comments Editor) is from Smithfield, Rhode Island. She graduated cum laude from Stonehill College in 2017, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and criminology. As a senior, Danielle was the President of the Stonehill College Mock Trial Team. Prior to law school, Danielle interned in the Child Abuse Unit at the RI Attorney General’s Office and with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Brockton, Massachusetts. At Roger Williams Law, in addition to law review, Danielle is also a member of the Honors Program. After her 1L year, Danielle returned to the Child Abuse Unit to complete another internship at the Attorney General’s Office.  She then returned for a third time as a Rule 9 during her summer after 2L year to the new “Special Victims Unit.” During her 3L year, Danielle will complete a judicial externship with the Honorable John J. McConnell, Jr. in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island in the Fall, and an externship in government in the Spring. She also serves as a research assistant to Professor Jenna Wims Hashway. In her “free” time, Danielle enjoys coaching gymnastics and doing aerial silks. Upon graduating, Danielle hopes to obtain a judicial clerkship and pursue a career in criminal prosecution.

 

 

 

Carlson

Zachary Carlson (Notes & Comments Editor) is from Fall River, Massachusetts.  He graduated cum laude from Westfield State University in 2017, with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. While at WSU he was a four-year member of the Varsity Men’s Soccer Team, serving as captain during his senior year. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Zack is also a member of the Moot Court Board and the Honors Program. During the summer after his 1L year, Zack interned at the Providence Preservation Society, while at PPS Zack handled real estate and land use issues.  During the spring of his second year, Zack was a judicial extern for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In the summer following his second year, he served as a legal intern for the Rhode Island Center for Justice.  In his third year, Zack will be a Rule 9 intern for the Providence Law Department.  After graduation, Zack hopes to obtain a judicial clerkship and then pursue a career in public interest law.

 

Kovach

James Kovach (Notes & Comments Editor) was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana.  He graduated in 2014 from his home-town alma matter, Indiana University, with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Public Health.  Following graduation, James worked for the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department as a Natural Resources Associate, where he contributed to numerous conservation and environmental education related programs.  He subsequently worked as a laboratory technician for ESG Laboratories in Indianapolis, where he prepared water samples from municipal and industrial clients to be tested for compliance with EPA regulations.  In addition to law review, James is also member of the Honors Program.  In the summer after his second year of law school, James served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Susan McGuirl in Superior Court in Washington County, Rhode Island.  In his third year, James is now serving as a teaching assistant for Professor Jonathon Gutoff, and looks forward to participating in the Judicial Externship program during his final semester.  Outside of law school James enjoys riding his bike, reading, and following college basketball.

Arnold 1Brianna Arnold (Articles Editor) is from Charlton, Massachusetts. She graduated from Stonehill College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While at Stonehill, Brianna was an active member in several organizations and traveled to Washington, D.C. for a semester to study and intern for Senator Elizabeth Warren. The summer after her first year of law school, she worked at the City of Providence Law Department. She was also a Teaching Associate for Professor Katie Ahern at the Brown University Pre-College Program for Introduction to U.S. Law and The Way Lawyers Think. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Brianna is a member of the Honors Program and was a Research Assistant and Teaching Fellow for Professor Kathryn Thompson. In the spring semester of her second year, Brianna participated in the Judicial Externship program and was an extern for Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Sullivan. Following her second year, Brianna started working at Morrison Mahoney LLP in Providence as a law clerk. Brianna is currently participating in the Corporate Counsel Externship Program and is working at Textron, Inc. After graduation, Brianna plans to obtain a judicial clerkship and is interested in pursuing a career in civil litigation.

 

 

 

Centanni

Carla Centanni (Articles Editor) is from Milford, Pennsylvania. She graduated magna cum laude in 2017 from Hartwick College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Following her first year of law school, Carla interned for Rhode Pharmaceuticals where she worked under the company’s general counsel. During her 2L summer, Carla served as a law clerk at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP. At RWU Law, Carla is a member of the Honors Program, Vice President of the Health Law Society, a research assistant for Professor Andrew Spacone, and a teaching assistant for his Business Organizations course. Carla is currently a judicial extern for a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Carla hopes to pursue a career in corporate law.

 

 

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Shane Gallant (Articles Editor) is from Fall River, Massachusetts. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Prior to law school, Shane was a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard and a former police officer for Tiverton, Rhode Island. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Shane is a member of the Honors Program, a Dean’s Scholar, and the recipient of the merit-based Roger Williams University Law Alumni Association Scholarship. Shane has also served as a Research Assistant to Professor Niki Kuckes as well as Teaching Assistant to Professors Kathryn Thompson, Colleen Brown, and Colleen Murphy. Shane’s comment titled, The Old Bailment Doctrine: The Answer to Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence in the Digital Age, was chosen for publication in Volume 25, Issue 1, of the Roger Williams University Law Review. After his first year of law school, Shane served as a judicial intern to the Honorable John J. McConnell, Jr. in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. During his 2L year, Shane was a judicial extern to the Honorable Gilbert V. Indeglia in the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Following his second year, Shane was a summer associate at Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. After graduation, Shane plans on obtaining a judicial clerkship and pursue a career in corporate law.