2018-2019 Executive Board


Casey Connolly (’19)

Casey Connolly is a 3L from Albany, NY. On campus, Casey is the Executive Editor for the National Security Journal and worked as a student attorney and research assistant for the Harvard Veterans Legal Clinic. During law school, she has worked for the U.S. Navy JAG Corps; the New York State Attorney General’s Office; and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Prior to law school, Casey spent two years as a litigation paralegal at Jenner & Block LLP. She holds a B.A. in Russian and English from the University of Notre Dame.

Hayley Evans (’19)

Hayley Evans is a 3L from Nashville, TN. On campus, Hayley is an Online Article Editor for the Harvard International Law Journal and an Articles Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. She also does research for the Program on International Law and Armed Conflict and Professor Gabriella Blum. During law school, she has worked for Rights Watch (UK), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Prior to law school, Hayley spent two years as a litigation paralegal in the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame.

Executive Vice President

Phil Caruso (’18)

Phil Caruso is a 3L from Rochester, NY. He is a Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, where he researches airpower and international law. He is a Co-Director of the Harvard Veterans Organization. Phil received his B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from Cornell University


Vice President (Academics)

Hilary Hurd (’20)

Hilary Hurd is a 2L from the Virginia mountains. Prior to law school, she led Transparency International’s global advocacy efforts on defense and security issues — helping to start the first US-based office for the program. A 2013 Marshall Scholar, she pursued an MPhil in International Relations at Cambridge University and an MA in War Studies from King’s College London. She speaks five languages and is an avid writer for outlets such as Lawfare, Defense One, the Financial Times, and New America Weekly. 


Vice President (Careers)

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Vice President (Development)

Kees Thompson (’19)

Kees Thompson is a 3L from San Diego, CA. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Public Policy. On campus, Kees also serves as Vice President of Academic Affairs of the Federalist Society and Articles Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. During law school he spent one summer at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. and another summer at the Department of Defense’s Office of Military Commissions, working with prosecutors on the cases out of Guantanamo Bay.


Vice President (Events)

Thejasa Jayachandran (’20)

Thejasa Jayachandran is a 2L from Miami, FL.  On campus, she is a research assistant for the Program on International Law and Armed Conflict and an article editor for the International Law Journal and National Security Journal.   She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Political Science from Boston University, where she also minored in Muslim Societies. This past summer, she interned with the U.S. Navy JAG corps in Washington, DC and with the Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs.







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