2024–2025 Chapter Officers

Stephen Sachs – Faculty Sponsor

Educated at Harvard, Oxford, and Yale Law School, Stephen Sachs, the Antonin Scalia Professor of Law, joined the faculty of Harvard Law School in 2021. Previously, he was a professor at Duke Law School and worked in the Appellate Litigation Group at Mayer Brown LLP. Sachs started his legal career clerking first for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then for Chief Justice John G. Roberts. At Harvard Law School, Sachs teaches Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, The Original Constitution, Jurisprudence, Originalism and Its Discontents, and Abortion: Law, Policy and Ethics. He has also published many articles such as Originalism: Standard and Procedure (2022), The Unlimited Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts (2020), Originalism Without Text (2017), and Pennoyer Was Right (2017). Currently Sachs is serving as an adviser to the American Law Institute’s project on the Restatement of the Law (Third), Conflict of Laws. In 2020, Sachs won the Federalist Society’s Joseph Story Award.

2024-2025 Student Executive Board

Brecken Denler – President

Brecken Denler (’25) is from Mesa, AZ. He graduated in 2021 from Brigham Young University with a degree in Political Science. Before coming to law school, Brecken worked in the Office of Senator Mike Lee as a speechwriter, press secretary, special assistant, and legislative correspondent. At Harvard, he serves as a Senior Articles Editor on the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, is the current Speakers Chairman for Harvard Law Latter-day Saints, and is a member of Harvard Law Students for Life. Last year Brecken served as our chapter’s Vice President of Speakers. In his free time you can find Brecken hanging out with his wife Haley. Brecken spent his 1L summer in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts in Boston and split his 2L summer between Gibson Dunn in Orange County and Cooper & Kirk in D.C.

Talk to Brecken about any and all things FedSoc!

 

Matias Mayesh – Executive Vice President

Matias Mayesh (’25) is from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. He graduated in 2021 from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in Economics and Political Science. In college Matias served as Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of The Danforth Dispatch and was the President of his chapter of College Republicans. At Harvard, Matias serves as Deputy Editor in Chief of Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy Per Curiam, as President of Harvard Law School GOP, and as President of the Harvard Conservative & Republican Society. Last year he served as our chapter’s Vice President of External Affairs. Matias spent his 1L summer at Consovoy McCarthy in Arlington, VA and spent his 2L summer at Freshfield in D.C.

Talk to Matias about becoming a sponsor or our trips to NLC and Student Symposium!

 

Benny Paris – Vice President of Speakers

Benjamin Paris (’26) is from River Forest, IL. He graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 2021 with a degree in Applied Mathematics. He then went on to earn a Master’s in Political Theory from the University of Chicago. Prior to starting law school, Benny worked as a Policy Analyst in Regulatory Policy and Administrative Law at the Heritage Foundation. At Harvard, Benny is an Articles Editor on the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and is an active member of the Catholic Law Students Association. Benny is also an avid cook. He spent his 1L summer at Boyden Gray in D.C.

Talk to Benny about ideas for speaker events!

 

Luke Schafer – Vice President of Membership

Luke Schafer (’26) is from Williamston, Michigan. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2023 with a double major in Economics and Global Affairs and a minor in Constitutional Studies. In college Luke was a Tocqueville Fellow at the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government. At Harvard, he serves as an Articles Editor on the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and is an active member of the Catholic Law Students Association. In his free time, Luke enjoys backpacking in the national parks. Luke spent his 1L summer at Consovoy McCarthy in Arlington, VA.

Talk to Luke about joining Fed Soc and getting involved!

 

Mason Laney – Vice President of Social Activities

Mason Laney (’26) is from Huntsville, AL. He graduated summa cum laude in 2023 from Wheaton College with a degree in Political Science and Economics. In college Mason was very involved in student government, serving as Student Body Vice President his senior year. Prior to starting law school, Mason taught English in Mongolia. At Harvard, he serves as a Notes Editor on the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, as Vice President of Harvard Law School Christian Union, as Events Coordinator of Harvard Law School Christian Fellowship, and as Outreach Chairperson of Alliance for Israel. He spent his 1L summer working for Senator Mike Lee’s Judiciary Committee in D.C.

Talk to Mason about any ideas you have to build community both in Fed Soc and the larger HLS environment!

 

Brooke Frank – Vice President of Communications

Brooke Frank (’26) is from Austin, TX. She graduated summa cum laude from Baylor University in 2023 with a double major in University Scholars and Political Science and minors in Sociology, Poverty Studies, and Economics. In college Brooke spent a semester in D.C. interning in the Office of Senator John Cornyn. At Harvard, she serves as an Articles Editor on the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, as Director of Community and Outreach for Harvard Law School Christian Union, and as Secretary of Harvard Law School Christian Fellowship. Brooke split her 1L summer between Senator John Cornyn’s Judiciary Committee in D.C. and Judge Don Willett’s Chambers in Austin.

Talk to Brooke about getting connected with the Federalist Society through email or social media!

 

Sam Delmer – Vice President of Education & Outreach

Sam Delmer (’25) is from San Antonio, TX. He graduated in 2022 from the University of Notre Dame with a double major in Economics and Philosophy. In college he served as President of his chapter of College Republicans and as a Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. At Harvard, he serves as Senior Articles Editor on the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, as President of Harvard Law Students for Life, and as Vice President of Service of the Catholic Students Law Association. Last year he served as VP of Social Activities for our chapter. He spent his 1L summer at Clement & Murphy in Alexandria, VA and his 2L Summer at Quinn Emanuel in D.C.

Talk to Sam about book recommendations or trending debates in law and politics!

 

Danny Bushacra – Vice President of Professional Development

Danny Bushacra (’25) is from Phoenix, AZ. He graduated magna cum laude in 2022 from The University of Arizona with a double major in Psychology and Law. In college he was recognized as the Outstanding Senior in Law. At Harvard, Danny serves as Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. He spent his 1L summer at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in D.C. and his 2L summer at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York.

Talk to Danny about job opportunities and networking tips!

 

Ana Worthington – Vice President of External Relations

Ana Worthington (’26) is from Huntsville, AL. She graduated in 2021 from Wake Forest University with a degree in Bioethics. During college Ana completed study abroads at both Cambridge and Oxford. Before starting law school, she earned a Master’s in Theological Studies from the University of Oxford and worked as a Research Assistant at parliament. At Harvard, Ana is involved in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and serves as the 1L Women’s Bible Course Leader for Harvard Law School Christian Union. She spent her 1L summer at Clement & Murphy in D.C.

Talk to Ana about the alumni mentorship program and the end-of-year banquet!

 

Emily Malpass – Vice President of Academic Affairs

Emily Malpass (’25) is from New York City and Washington, D.C.. She graduated from Harvard College in 2021 with a degree in Social Studies with a focus field in international political economy and a minor in Economics. Prior to law school, she completed an MPhil in Economic History with distinction from the University of Cambridge as a Paul Williams Scholar. At Harvard, Emily is a finalist and oralist in the Ames Moot Court Competition, the Forum Chair of the Harvard Law Review, an Articles Advisor on the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and a research assistant. Emily spent her 1L summer at Cooper & Kirk in D.C. and her 2L summer at Sullivan & Cromwell in D.C.

Talk to Emily about exam prep, the outline bank, and clerkships!

 

Blythe Edwards – Abigail Adams Chair

Blythe Edwards (’24) is from London, UK. She graduated summa cum laude from a dual degree program between Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris with a degree in Political Science. In college she interned at the Institute for Justice, CBS News’ Political Unit and the Institute of Economic Affairs. At Harvard, she serves as a Senior Articles Editor on the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and is involved in the Women’s Law Association. She is also a participant in the Harvard Law School and University of Cambridge J.D./LL.M. Joint Degree Program. Blythe spent her 1L summer at the Institute for Justice in Arlington, VA and split her 2L summer between Latham & Watkins’s London and New York offices.

Talk to Blythe about the Abigail Adams program and ways to get connected to the female Fed Soc community!

 

Lucy Collins – Historian

Lucy Collins (’26) is from Fresno, CA. She graduated with honors from Columbia University in 2023 with a degree in Political Science. In college she served as President of her chapter of College Republicans. At Harvard, Lucy serves as a Senior Editor of the Harvard Journal on Law & Public Policy. She spent her 1L summer at New Civil Liberties Alliance in D.C.

Talk to Lucy about ways to document and celebrate our chapter and its distinguished guests!

 

Ryan Keane – Treasurer

Ryan Keane (’26) is from Woodland Hills, CA. He graduated with department honors from from the University of California, Berkley in 2023 with a degree in Economics. In college he founded Zeta Beta Tau, a Jewish fraternity. At Harvard, Ryan is a Senior Editor on the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and is a Research Assistant for Professor Stephen Sachs. He spent his 1L summer working at King & Spalding D.C.

Talk to Ryan about getting reimbursed for authorized purchases!