2016 Summer Externs

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Keith Barry is a rising 2L at NYU Law.  He grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Brandeis University with a BA in Philosophy.  Before law school, Keith worked as a teacher and as the campaign manager for a county legislature candidate on Long Island.  Keith is also a proud former member of the Teamsters Union.

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Katherine Broeksmit is a second-year student at NYU Law.  She graduated from Claremont McKenna University with a BA in Philosophy.  Prior to law school, Katherine worked as an investigator at New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board.  She looks forward to participating in the Criminal Defense and Reentry Clinic.  Katherine grew up in New York City, and hopes to pursue her career here.

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Ryan Fackler is a Ph.D. student in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and will be attending NYU Law School in the fall of 2017. He currently is working on research projects on a variety of criminal justice topics, including plea bargaining decisions and policing governance. Prior to graduate school, Ryan worked as a Senior Research Assistant at the Federal Reserve in Washington D.C. He graduated from Haverford College in 2011 majoring in both Math and Economics.

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Rebecca Goldberg is a graduate of Tufts University where she earned a BA in Public Health and American Studies.  Upon graduation, she was selected as a New York City Urban Fellow through which she was placed in the NYPD as a Policy Analyst in the Office of Management Analysis and Planning.  At the NYPD, Becky worked on the Use of Force Policy and conducted analyses of internal polices and programs.  She is currently a Paralegal at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in the Rackets Bureau.  She will be applying to law school this fall.

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Elizabeth (Ebie) Jànszky is a rising first-year student at NYU Law School and a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Columbia University. Her research interests include the intersection of criminal procedure and administrative law, judicial behavior and the political economy of institutions. She graduated from Emory University with a BA in political science. Prior to graduate school, Ebie worked at the Innocence Project, a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system.

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Joe Joseph is a third year student at the University of Chicago majoring in Economics with a minor in Human Rights. On campus, he has served as a Volunteer Referral Intern at the University Community Service Center as well as a Board Member for the South Asian Students Association. Currently, he volunteers with STRIVE tutoring and holds a position as Editor-in-Chief of Bite, a student-run culinary magazine. Last summer he worked as a Fellow with the Chicago Public Education Fund.

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Kim Plemel is a rising second-year student at Columbia Law. Before starting law school, she worked on the grants management team at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s Houston office. Prior to that, she received a BA in political science from the University of Notre Dame and an MA in political science from Stanford. At Columbia, she is the vice president of the Texas Society.

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Neelofer Shaikh is a second-year law student at NYU Law. She grew up in Southern California and graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in government. Prior to law school, she was a litigating paralegal at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. At NYU, she is a student advocate for the Courtroom Advocates Project and the Uncontested Divorce Project, as well as the Advocacy Co-Chair for Law Women. She hopes to engage in work that focuses on the intersection of community policing and national security policy.

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Isabel Smith recently graduated from Scripps College with a BA in Politics and International Relations. While at Scripps, Isabel worked on Bill de Blasio’s campaign for New York City Mayor, and served as a constituent services fellow for City Council Member Ben Kallos in the district office. She also has worked at the Pomona Self Help Legal Access Center in Southern California, working with litigants to achieve their housing and family law goals, and for Fallen Fruit for Rising Women, a social enterprise that provides employment and housing opportunities for previously incarcerated women. She hopes to pursue a career in policy-oriented criminal justice reform.