Samantha Arena is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law & Public Affairs, Volume 3. Born and raised in Montgomery County, Samm attended Mount Saint Joseph Academy, where she discovered her interest in government and public policy. In 2015, Samm graduated from Emory University with her B.A. in Political Science and was inducted into The Phi Beta Kappa Society, Mortar Board Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, and Omicron Delta Kappa. During her time at Penn Law, Samm has served as a Certified Legal Intern in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, a Professionalism Co-Chair of Penn Law Women’s Association, and as an editor on Penn Law’s Journal of Law & Public Affairs and Journal of Constitutional Law. After graduation from Penn Law, Samm aspires to serve her community by working as a prosecutor.
Patrick Berry is a 3L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and serves as the Executive Editor of the Journal of Law & Public Affairs. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, commutes to Penn Law, and hopes to practice in New York City upon graduation. Prior to law school, Patrick received his B.A. in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida, where he graduated summa cum laude. After graduation, Patrick hopes to dedicate his legal career to serving those who face social inequality.
David Weintraub is online editor of the Journal of Law & Public Affairs, Volume 3. Born and raised in Queens, NY, David attended Queens College, graduating summa cum laude with degrees in Urban Studies and Political Science. Between college and law school, David was associate director for public policy at the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, where he lobbied on disability related issues at the local, state, and federal level. David is president of the Jewish Law Students Association and will be working in New York City upon graduating Penn Law.
Tony is a third year law student. Outside of the classroom, Tony has served as a teaching fellow for the Youth Education Program and has participated in immigration clinics serving undocumented farmworkers. Tony has interned for the Honorable Sierra Thomas Street in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. Tony received a B.S. in Psychology, summa cum laude, from Drexel University, Pennoni Honors College. He was previously a paralegal in both the Litigation Practice Group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP and Consumer Protection Department at the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. Tony’s personal interests include bodybuilding, marathon running, Caribbean music, and cutting hair. Next year, Tony will be a first year associate at Day Pitney LLP
Garrison Todd is a third-year student pursuing both a J.D. and Master of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania and is the current serving Symposium Editor of the Journal of Law and Public Affairs. He is a native of Cincinnati and a 2013 graduate of Kenyon College, where he majored in political science with concentrations in environmental studies and law and society. Garrison is particularly interested in the intersection between law and science, particularly the regulation of emerging technologies. His interest in public affairs has led him to work with programs such as the EPA, Public Knowledge – a non-profit advocacy group focused on IP and communications law, and the U.S. Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel. Outside of work and academics, Garrison enjoys hiking, traveling, sailing, and playing his saxophone.
Cary Coglianese is the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he currently serves as the director of the Penn Program on Regulation and has served as the law school’s Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs. He specializes in the study of regulation and regulatory processes, with an emphasis on the empirical evaluation of alternative regulatory strategies and the role of public participation, negotiation, and business-government relations in policy making.