David Lee Miles Brown - Penn State Dickinson School of Law
David Lee Miles Brown is a cum laude graduate from Clemson University where he studied secondary education. While an undergrad, Mr. Brown received the Southeastern Association for Employment in Education Scholarship and the School of Education’s Certification of Excellence, and upon graduation, taught eighth grade social studies for three years before heading to law school. Ranked in the top 18% of his law school class, Brown is the associate editor of the Penn State Dickinson Law Review; vice president of the Federalist Society; a Merit Scholarship recipient; and has served as a judicial intern in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania for the Honorable J. Andrew Smyser and in the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas for the Honorable Merle Ebert.
Micah L. Craft - Penn State Dickinson School of Law
Micah L. Craft graduated cum laude from Rutgers University, Douglass College with a degree in Psychology. A Dean’s List scholar and a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor’s Society, Ms. Craft served as a student mentor and conducted informational sessions on the Rutgers admissions process for at-risk high school students. Academic honors continued for Ms. Craft at Penn State Dickinson School of Law where she has received the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, the Mabel Douglass Scholarship, the Keystone Bar Association’s Justice Robert N. C. Nix, Jr. Scholarship and the Corporate Counsel Women of Color Scholarship. She is a member of the Moot Court Board – Frederick Douglass Team, serves as the community service chair of the Black Law Students Association, and spent a summer as an associate at Highmark, Inc. conducting research in the areas of employment law, healthcare law, contract law and warranty law.
Daniel Carmeli - University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Daniel Carmeli completed a B.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University and a M.A. in Environmental Conservation Education at New York University. Upon graduation, Mr. Carmeli worked in the fields of environmental policy and community outreach as a program assistant with the United Nations Development Programme’s Equator Initiative and as a consultant with D & R International. He worked closely with the U.S. Department of Energy and Housing and Urban Development and received the InterExchange Foundation’s Christianson Grant which afforded him the unique opportunity to spend six months volunteering with the Foundation of Ecological Security in rural India. A May 2012 candidate for J.D., Mr. Carmeli has received numerous academic honors including the Dean’s Scholarship and the CALI Award for the highest grade in Property; served as staff editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review; and completed a summer judicial internship with the Honorable. Rochelle S. Friedman of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
Lacee C. Ecker - University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Lacee C. Ecker graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Political Science and Business and a Public and Professional Writing Certificate. Her distinguished undergraduate career included eight semesters on Dean’s List, the Theta Phi Alpha Senior Service Award, the Golden Panther Award, the Thomas H. and Sara Jane McIntosh Fund Scholarship and the Wilma Binder Zeder Memorial Scholarship, as well as stints as a board member and business manager of the Student Government Board. Ecker also served as the programming vice-chair of the Black Action Society and as the president of Theta Phi Alpha. Continuing at Pitt for her J.D., Ms. Ecker is the staff editor of the Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law, founder and president of the Business and Corporate Law Association, a student representative on the University Review Board and the University Senate Council, and a member of the National Moot Court team and the Black Law Student Association. She is a participant in the low income tax clinic and has served as a judicial intern in the U.S. District Court Western District for the Honorable Nora Barry Fischer and as a legal intern for the U.S. Steel Corporation.
Traci Marie Crosby - Widener University School of Law
Traci Marie Crosby received her B.S. in French Civilization with a concentration in International Business from Georgetown University School of Languages and Linguistics and her M.S. in Performing Arts from the American University College of Arts and Sciences. She spent her 1L year at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law where she worked as a research assistant in the Department of Government Relations and as a teaching assistant for the Civil Procedure class of the Mason Enhancement Program for Academic Success. She transferred to Widener Law as a 2L student and has since joined the Moot Court Honor Society where she was honored for best overall performance in the try-out competition. Ms. Crosby also won the award for Best Opening Argument.
Pablo Ariel Rubinstein Ize - University of Pennsylvania School of Law
Pablo Ariel Rubinstein Ize graduated with honors from University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Ethnic Studies. As an undergrad he received the California Alumni Association Emerging Leadership Scholarship, the Chancellor’s Community Service Award, and the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship; worked in University Relations, supervising the fundraising call center for the largest undergraduate unrestricted fund of the University of California; and served as a corps member and program coordinator for AmeriCorps, Stiles Hall, a program that provided social and academic support to 40-college-bound Latino and African-American students. Before enrolling at Penn Law, Mr. Ize worked as a freelance Spanish interpreter at a San Francisco law firm helping clients at immigration and asylum hearings and as an English instructor in elementary and secondary schools in Japan and Argentina. The 2012 J.D. candidate is associate editor of Penn Law’s Journal of International Law and recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship and the Morgan Lewis Book Scholarship. He is the class representative to the Council of Student Representatives; chairperson of the Diversity Committee; and the Latin American Law Student Association’s admissions liaison. Ize also participates in Penn Law Advocates for the Homeless and the Penn Law Immigrants Rights Project.
Esuga Abaya - Villanova University School of Law
Esuga Abaya received his B.A. in Business Administration from Bluffton University and his M.B.A. from University of Findlay. Prior to becoming a 2012 J.D. candidate at Villanova University School of Law, Mr. Abaya worked as a market analyst studying developing trends in global commerce and international law and as a marketing director developing web based strategies for attorneys and law firms across the U.S. and Canada. He also worked as a community resource coordinator lobbying local and state governments for domestic violence victim advocacy funds and assisting pro se litigants in filing court documents. Mr. Abaya is in the top 10% of his law school class and a member of Law Review, the Pro Bono Society, and the International Law Society. He is treasurer of the Black Law Students Association and spent the summer of 2010, as an associate with Pepper Hamilton LLP researching legal issues for state and federal litigation matters.
Marissa Prosky - Villanova University School of Law
Marissa Prosky is a summa cum laude graduate of the Villanova University School of Business with degrees in both Accountancy and Business Administration. The recipient of numerous academic honors including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholar-ship, The National Society of Accountants Scholarship and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship, Ms. Prosky has passed the CPA exam and is completing the remaining CPA licensure requirements while pursuing her J.D. She is ranked second in her law school class and plans to concurrently enroll in Villanova’s LLM program in taxation. She is a member of Law Review, the Tax Law Society Executive Board, the Women’s Law Caucus, Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and has worked as an audit intern with Ernst & Young LLP and O’Connell and Company, a tax intern with Dechert LLP, and a tax assistant for Radnor Tax Services.