2022–2023 Chapter Officers

Charles Fried – Faculty Sponsor

image.jpgEducated 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.

2022-2023 Student Executive Board

Ethan Harper – President

Ethan Harper (’23) is from Fayette, MO. He graduated from New York University in 2019 with a degree in political science. Prior to law school, he worked for Proskauer Rose LLP. At Harvard, Ethan serves as a Notes Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, the Online Sports Content Chair for the Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, the President of the Harvard Midwest Club, the Vice President of Social Activities for the Harvard Catholic Law Students Association, the Vice President of Membership for the Harvard Students for Life. Ethan spent his 1L summer at Cooper & Kirk PLLC in Washington, D.C.

Talk to Ethan about any and all things FedSoc!


Jack Kieffaber – Executive Vice President

Jack Kieffaber (’23) is from Dallas, Texas. He graduated summa cum laude from Notre Dame in 2020 with a BA in political science. At Harvard, he is active in Christian Union, the Catholic Law Students Association, and the Journal of Law & Public Policy. Jack spent his 1L summer with Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, and his 2L summer with Jones Day in Washington, DC.

Talk to Jack about our trips to the National Lawyers Convention in Washington, D.C. and the Student Symposium!


Benjamin Pontz – Vice President of Speakers

Benjamin Pontz (’24) is from Strasburg, PA. He graduated summa cum laude and class salutatorian from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a double major in political science and public policy and a minor in music, and he completed a master’s degree in governance and public policy on a Fulbright Scholarship from the University of Manchester in 2021, where he studied institutional legitimacy in the context of regional devolution and earned the highest grade point average in his degree program. Prior to law school, he worked in public media, covering state and local government for WITF, the Harrisburg, PA affiliate of NPR. At Harvard, he participates in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public PolicyJournal on Legislation, and National Security Journal. He spent his 1L summer in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Talk to Ben about ideas for speakers, co-sponsoring lunch talks, and attending small group meals with speakers!


Marcos Mullin – Vice President of Membership

Marcos Mullin (’24) is from San Antonio, TX. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas, San Antonio in 2020 with degrees in economics and public administration. Prior to law school, he worked as an education policy analyst in the Budget and Policy Division of the Texas Governor’s Office. At HLS, Marcos is an editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and is involved in the Catholic Law Students Association, Texas Club, and La Alianza. He spent his 1L summer at Lehotsky Keller in Washington, D.C.

Talk to Marcos about our mentorship program and joining the Harvard Federalist Society!


Sandy Smith – VP of Professional Development

Sandy Smith (’23) is from Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated from Stanford University in 2018, where she majored in Science, Technology, and Society, minored in Spanish, and played Divison I Lacrosse.  Prior to law school, Sandy worked in Silicon Valley for a real estate & consulting firm serving high-growth technology companies. At HLS, Sandy is one of three Managing Editors of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. She spent her 1L summer at Baker Donelson in Nashville, Tennessee, and her 2L summer at King & Spalding in Atlanta, Georgia.

Talk to Sandy about 1L summer internships, EIP, pro bono opportunities, and all things career-related!


John Heo – Vice President of Education and Outreach

John Heo (’23) is from Fort Worth, Texas. He is a 2018 graduate of Rice University with degrees in economics and political science. He served as the Professional Development Chair for the Korean Association of HLS and the Director of Communications for Harvard Law Students for Life. He was also an Articles Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. Prior to law school, he worked as a high school math teacher with Teach For America. He spent his 1L summer working at Consovoy McCarthy PLLC, a DC-based boutique litigation firm.

Talk to John about discussion topics and trending debates in law and politics!


Juliette Turner-Jones – VP of External Affairs

Juliette Turner-Jones (’24) is from Dallas, Texas. She graduated cum laude from Rice University in 2020 with a degree in English and a dual-minor in Business and Politics, Law, and Social Thought. Prior to law school, Juliette worked with Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago) as a junior litigation paralegal. Juliette currently serves as a staff editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. Juliette spent her 1L summer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Division for the Southern District of New York. She also worked as an extern with Judge Lee Rudofsky of the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Talk to Juliette about our annual banquet, alumni mentoring program, alumni newsletter, and fundraising!


Michelle Jaquette – Abigail Adams Chair

Michelle Jaquette (’24) is from Tucson, Arizona. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona Honors College in 2018 with a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science. Prior to law school, she worked in Washington, D.C. as a communicator in the U.S. Senate. At HLS, she serves as an Editor for the Harvard Law Review, an Articles Advisor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and a member of Christian Fellowship. She spent her 1L summer interning for U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich in Washington, D.C.

Talk to Michelle about Abigail Adams events and the women’s mentorship program.


Ryan Brown – Vice President of Social Activities

Ryan Brown (’24) is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2021 with degrees in history and economics. Before law school, he spent time as a broadcaster for the Evansville Otters baseball team, president of the Vanderbilt College Republicans, and Deputy Grand Knight of the Nashville Collegiate Council of the Knights of Columbus.  At HLS, Ryan is a staff editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. 

Talk to Ryan about co-sponsoring and ideas for social activities and community service events!


Frances Williamson – Treasurer

Frances Williamson (’23) is from Corpus Christi, Texas. She graduated cum laude from Rice University with a B.A. in History and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. At HLS, Frances is a Senior Articles Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vice President of the Texas Club, and a member of the Christian Fellowship. Frances spent her 1L summer at Vinson & Elkins Houston office working with their Environmental Law group and spent her 2L summer there as well.