ABOUT THIS BLOG
Students at Widener University Delaware Law School are spending their sheltering-in-place summer collecting, sorting, and summarizing cases about the constitutionality of government responses to the coronavirus.
Alan Garfield is a Distinguished Professor at Widener University Delaware Law School. He teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, and Intellectual Property. His scholarship focuses on the First Amendment and the enforceability of nondisclosure agreements.
Nate Belluso is a rising 2L at Widener University Delaware Law School. He strives to enable all who fight for equal pay and fair working conditions and believes in fighting inequity to promote a better future for his community. He constantly searched for equity and justice in all situations and empathize with those who have been wronged to help correct those wrongs. He is interested in labor law as well as related human rights issues. He has a bachelor’s degree in Labor and Employment Relations from Penn State University. In his free time, he enjoys playing trumpet and traveling.
Ken Ciccoli is a rising 2L at Widener University Delaware Law School. Before Widener, Ken held positions in healthcare as a cancer pathology lab supervisor and as a social worker helping individuals who experience disabilities find employment. His legal interests include securing uniform access to healthcare regardless of economic standing as well as regulation of evolving biotechnologies and prenatal gene-editing tools.
Esmé Devenney is a second-year law student at Widener University Delaware Law School. She believes she and her peers are obligated to use their legal knowledge to end systemic injustice. She aspires to help develop an equitable justice system that works for people of color, workers, the LGBTQ + community, women, immigrants, and disabled populations. As a prison abolitionist, she is particularly interested in restorative justice and other alternatives to the adversarial system and incarceration.
Jamie Lenko is a rising 2L student at Widener University Delaware Law School. Prior to law school, she studied Political Science, History, and Criminal Justice as an honors student at Neumann University where her scholarly work Past and Present U.S. Environmental Policies and Their Relation to Pope Francis’ Call to Care for Creation is set to be published later this year. Jamie is a new staff member to the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and her legal interests include the fields of corporate law, contracts, and property work.
Nicole Majmundar is a rising 3L at Widener University Delaware Law School. She has a Bachelor’s in International Area Studies from Drexel University. She is interested in immigration and property law. She enjoys cooking and reading in her spare time.
Devan McCarrie is a rising 3L at Widener University Delaware Law School and is serving as the team manager for the Economic Liberties group for the Constitution and Coronavirus Blog. She is the External Managing Editor for the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and an active member of the Transactional Law Honor Society. Devan enjoys playing golf, tennis, and hiking in her free time.
Victoria Ashley Partington is a rising 2L at Widener University Delaware Law School who speaks Spanish and Russian and was raised by immigrant parents born in Vietnam and Hungary. She is interested in international law and intellectual property law regarding the music industry.
Robert Pallein is a rising 3L at Widener University: Delaware Law School and is currently a team member on the Constitution and Covid-19 Blog. He is the Treasurer of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and the Outreach Liaison of the Intellectual Property Society. In his free time, Robert likes to do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, go hiking, and cook.
Doug Post is a rising 2L at Widener University Delaware Law School and is a member of the Voting Rights group for the Constitution and Covid-19 blog. He graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science. His legal interests include criminal and constitutional law and he hopes to use his legal education to help reform the criminal justice system to better serve our communities. In his free time, Doug likes to work on cars and computers and explore national and state parks.
Michael Rizzo is a rising 2L at Widener University Delaware Law School and is a member of the Prisoners’ Rights group. Mike is also assisting the Law School’s webmaster, Nathan Garrison, with the design of the Constitution and Covid-19 Blog. Working as an actor professionally and academically for over 16 years, he is interested in safeguarding artist’s and creator’s physical and intellectual property.
Uri Simms is a 3L law student at Widener University Delaware Law School. He was born and raised in the heart of North Philadelphia and received his bachelor’s degree from The Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the first historically black institution of higher learning in the United States. He has a variety of legal interests that include human rights, international law, and criminal law, and has been able to gain invaluable experience in these areas of law by participating in Widener Delaware Law School’s Dignity Rights Practicum and Criminal Defense Clinic.
Lea Solakian is a rising 3L student at Widener University Delaware Law School and team manager of the Religious Liberty Group for the Constitution and Coronavirus Blog. She serves as a staff editor for the Widener Law Review and is currently a member of the Transactional Law Honor Society. During her spare time, she enjoys gardening and going to art museums.
Logan Tower is a 3L at Widener University Delaware Law School. She is a native of New Jersey and plans to practice there. She hopes to become a prosecutor. When not studying, she spends time playing with her Newfoundland, Ava.
Louis Wechter is a rising 3L at Widener University Delaware Law School and a member of the Substantive and Procedural Due Process Group for the Constitution and Covid-19 Blog. He is also the treasurer of the Intellectual Property Society. He has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Rutgers University, and after graduation, he plans to practice patent law. In his free time, he enjoys reading science fiction books and skiing.