2016-2017 Chapter Officers
Charles Fried – Faculty Sponsor
Educated at Princeton, Oxford and Columbia Law School, Charles Fried, the Beneficial Professor of Law, has been teaching at Harvard Law School since 1961. He was Solicitor General of the United States, 1985-89, and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1995-99. His scholarly and teaching interests have been moved by the connection between normative theory and the concrete institutions of public and private law. During his career at Harvard he has taught Criminal Law, Commercial Law, Roman Law, Torts, Contracts, Labor Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Courts, Appellate and Supreme Court Advocacy. The author of many books and articles, his Anatomy of Values (1970), Right and Wrong (1978), and Modern Liberty (2006) develop themes in moral and political philosophy with applications to law. Contract as Promise (1980), Making Tort Law (2003, with David Rosenberg) and Saying What the Law Is: The Constitution in the Supreme Court (2004) are fundamental inquiries into broad legal institutions. Order & Law: Arguing the Reagan Revolution (1991) discusses major themes developed in Fried’s time as Solicitor General. In recent years Fried has taught Constitutional Law and Contracts. During his time as a teacher he has also argued a number of major cases in state and federal courts, most notably Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, in which the Supreme Court established the standards for the use of expert and scientific evidence in federal courts. Click here to view more.
Trenton Van Oss – President
Trenton is a 3L from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated summa cum laude from Wheaton College with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish. Prior to law school, Trenton worked as an economic policy analyst for the Investment Promotion Agency of Kosovo and spent time at a civil rights law firm near Chicago. He spent his 1L summer at Bancroft PLLC in Washington, D.C. and his 2L summer at Gibson Dunn’s D.C. office. Before becoming President, Trenton served as the VP for Speakers.
Alex Bauer – Executive Vice President
Alex Bauer is a 3L from Effingham, IL. Prior to becoming Executive Vice President, he served as the VP of Membership. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate. After his 1L year, he worked as a summer associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York. Following his 2L year, he worked as a summer associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York.
Cameron Pritchett – Vice President of Membership
Cameron Pritchett is a 2L from Columbia, Maryland. He graduated from Cornell University in 2015, where he was a business major. Cameron spent his 1L summer at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City. On campus, Cameron has served as an elected representative on student government. He is also involved in the Black Law Students Association and performed in the Parody.
David Philips – Vice President of Speakers
David is a 2L from Lompoc, California. He graduated from Pepperdine University in 2012 summa cum laude with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy. He completed an M.A. in Theological Studies at Westminster Seminary California in 2015, while also working for a K-12 education startup. While at Harvard, David has served as an editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy, and as a research assistant for Professor Jack Goldsmith. He spent his 1L summer at Bancroft PLLC in Washington, D.C.
George Maliha – Vice President of Communications
George Maliha is a 2L from Amarillo, Texas. He graduated from Princeton in 2013 with an A.B. in Molecular Biology and a minor in Public and International Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School. He spent the last two years in medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and will return after graduating from HLS. For his 1L summer, he was at the Department of Justice Office of Vaccine Litigation. He hopes to work in health care and FDA regulatory policy & law.
Michelle Onibokun – Vice President of Social Activities
Michelle is a 2L from San Francisco, California. She attended Brown University, where she received her A.B. in Political Science and Africana Studies. Prior to law school, Michelle worked as a patent litigation clerk at Irell & Manella LLP and a SEO Summer Intern at WilmerHale. In addition to Fed Soc, Michelle is the External Vice President of the Harvard African Law Association. Michelle split her 1L summer as a summer associate at Crowell & Moring LLP and in-house at Lockheed Martin in the Washington, D.C. area.
Stephen Hammer – Development Chair
Stephen Hammer is a 2L from Carrollton, Texas. He graduated from Princeton in 2009 with a degree in classics and earned a master’s in theology from Oxford in 2011 as a Rhodes scholar. From 2011 to 2015 he served as an infantry officer in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, deploying twice to southern Afghanistan. During his 1L year, Stephen served as an editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. He spent his 1L summer at Cooper & Kirk, PLLC in Washington, D.C.
Hussein Elbakri – Legal Practice Chair
Hussein is a 2L from Monterey, California. He graduated from Columbia University in 2015 with a BA in Political Science and Philosophy. Before law school, he spent a summer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore through the SEO program. On campus, Hussein also serves as an editor for JLPP, Academic VP of the National Security Law Students Association, and as an RA for Professor Glenn Cohen. He worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission his 1L summer.
Gregory Escobar – Academics Chair
Gregory Escobar is a 3L from Purcellville, Virginia. He graduated from Patrick Henry College in 2012. He loves science fiction, strategy games, and ballroom dancing. He aspires to learn languages and figure out how to bake the perfect apple pie. He thinks being an astronaut would be awesome if he ever gives up this lawyer thing.
Josh Craddock – Debate Chair
Paul Vanderslice – Treasurer
Paul Vanderslice is a 3L from Wilton, Connecticut. He graduated from Duke University in 2013 with a B.S. in Economics and European History. In addition to Fed Soc, Paul also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. He interned for U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washington, D.C., after his 1L year. He worked as a summer associate at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., after his 2L year. After graduation, Paul will clerk for Judge Priscilla Owen of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Austin, Texas.
2014-2015 Chapter Deputies
Membership Deputy: Cody Rutowski
Membership Deputy : Gabe Krimm
Deputy VP of Speakers: Andrew Ferguson
Moot Court Director: Sara Nommensen
Deputy for Course-Related Resources: Erin Cady
Deputy for Course-Related Resources: Gregory Escobar
Deputy for Clerkship Resources: Chris Goodnow
Events Deputy: Will Bergstrom
Community Service Deputy: Andrew Ellis
External Communications Deputy: Kirk Jing
EIP Book Coordinator: Jonathan Klein
Debate Chair Deputy: Josiah Kollmeyer
DC Alumni Coordinator: Chris Danello
NYC Alumni Coordinator: Corey Jones
Texas Alumni Coordinator: Austin Kreitz
Deputy for Alumni Resources: Jon Gartner