Staff

Current staff members of the journal. To see archive of previous writers, see Staff Archive

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Leslie Polanco-Linares
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Michael Roberts
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Biography:

Michael Roberts is an Associate Editor for Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal. Michael has studied Talmudic Law for 18 years covering topics such as marital, tort, judicial, evidentiary, sales, contractual, lending and monetary law. Michael has a passion for contractual law and litigation currently attends Rutgers Law School to pursue a J.D and career as a negotiator and litigator. Michael has spent the past summer working for Justice Lee A. Solomon of the Supreme Court of New Jersey developing his understanding of what impacts and affects the outcome of cases at each level of the litigation process.

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Kirrupan Theivakumar
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James McGann
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Biography:

James McGann graduated from the University of Maryland in 2013 with a B.A. in Government and Politics. Now a 2L at Rutgers Law School, he is a member of the Computer and Technology Law Journal. James enjoys different forms of exercise and outdoor activities.

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Jeremy Bunyaner
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Jeremy Bunyaner is a graduate of McGill University in Political Science, History, and Russian. He grew up Union County, New Jersey. Currently a 3L, his interests in law range from entertainment to criminal law. In his free time he likes to personalize his home and try cooking new recipes. He also enjoys long bike rides and writing music.

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Shefali Kotta
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Currently, I am a rising 3L and I am interested in Estate Planning, Finance and Tax Law. Post law school, I have accepted an offer for a civil clerkship and am looking forward to applying the skills I gained in law school to the job. Before Law School, I worked for the New York City Government for close to two years doing public relations. I graduated from Rutgers University in 2013 with a B.A in Political Science and a minor concentration in Environmental Policies, Institutions, and Behavior. In my spare time, I like to read and travel.

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Christopher Bascelli
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Biography:

Chris Bascelli is a third-year law student and a Managing Notes & Comments Editor of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal. Chris graduated from Muhlenberg College with honors in 2015, majoring in Political Science and History. Chris played lacrosse at Muhlenberg and enjoys analyzing the NFL Draft.

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Melanie Chernoff
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Melanie Chernoff graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Physics in 2010 and again in 2011 with an Ed.M in Science Education. Before attending law school she taught high school physics and coached JV girls basketball for four years. The legal ramifications that teachers face on a daily basis are what drove Melanie to law school, however, her love of physics seems to have prevailed. This past summer, Melanie was a Summer Associate at Lerner David where she learned hands on about intellectual property prosecution and litigation. When not consumed with attending classes, doing homework, and studying, Melanie spends as much time as possible with her dogs, Kona and Pine, and working out when her ankle permits.

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Rebecca Schaefer
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Biography:

Rebecca Schaefer graduated from Goucher College in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Science. After a year spent perfecting the art of the macchiato, she became a paralegal at a small law firm - a job she held until she enrolled at Rutgers Law in 2015. As a 2L, Rebecca was Vice President of the Intellectual Property Law Society, Student Director of the Hon. Morris Stern Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project, and an Associate Editor of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal (CTLJ). Rebecca will spend her 3L year as a Managing Articles Editor of CTLJ and a Student Attorney in Rutgers’ Intellectual Property Law Clinic. During her 1L and 2L summers respectively, Rebecca interned for the Hon. Melenaos W. Toskos of the New Jersey Superior Court in Bergen County and worked as a Summer Associate with the BioPharma Contentious Proceedings Team at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. In her spare time Rebecca plays softball and volleyball, reads too many comic books, and listens to the Hamilton soundtrack on repeat.

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William Darling
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Biography:

William Darling is a third year student at Rutgers Law School-Newark and the current Managing Development Editor of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal. He received his B.A. in Business Administration with a minor in Legal Studies from Seton Hall University in 2015. William was most recently a Summer Associate at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader and will be clerking for the Honorable Robert A. Ballard, Jr. after graduation. He hopes following this clerkship to practice in the areas of Labor & Employment Law, as well as Education Law. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys going fishing.

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Patrick O'Donnell
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Biography:

Patrick O’Donnell graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2015 with a B.S. in Economics. During his first year of law school, Patrick decided to focus solely on his studies. As a second year law student, Pat was an Associate Editor on the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal. Pat is now a Managing Articles Editor on the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal. In his spare time, Pat likes to hike and read.

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Rosemary Soto
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Biography:

Rosemary D. Soto graduated Montclair State University with a B.S. in Jurisprudence and a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. Now a 3L at Rutgers Law School, she is a member of the Minority Student Program (MSP), Publication Editor of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal (RCTLJ), ex-Vice President for Academic Affairs for the Association of Latin American Law Students (ALALS), and Clinical Law Student for the Intellectual Property Clinic. She has an interest in Intellectual Property law, particularly in copyright and trademark, and Corporate law. She has worked for the Honorable Adam E. Jacobs, J.S.C., the Honorable Justine Niccollai, J.S.C., and the Library of Congress. Over the Summer of 2017, Rosemary worked as a law clerk for Realogy Holdings Corp. Rosemary deeply enjoys reading and traveling in order to immerse herself in other cultures.

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