Meet LSIC ’16 Class

We are 42 student-attorneys strong—coming together from five DC law schools with interests in prison reform, housing policy, gender equality, class action litigation, juvenile justice, and more. We hail from NYC, Baton Rouge, LA, Seattle, and beyond to Canada, India, Ghana, and China. In our off time, we crochet, free style, collect comic books, coach baseball, write novels, and dance. We like to eat and watch Netflix. And who gets us pumped up for a day in court? Beyonce, Future, Mozart, AC-DC, Wale—even Bieber.

But there’s more here…check it out!


Isabelle Askanas

Civil Track

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA

Interests: Yoga, running, prisoners' rights, swimming, Netflix, movies, eating.

Favorite walk-up song: Make Me Proud by Drake

Brian Gauthier

Civil Track

Hometown: Washington, DC

Interests: Ice hockey, reading, swimming.

Favorite walk-up song: Dies Irae by WA Mozart

Niall Harding

Civil Track

Hometown: Washingtonville, NY

Interests: Hockey.

Favorite walk-up song: Good Vibrations- Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

Joshua M. Radbod

Civil Track

Hometown: Washington, DC

Interests: Cycling/refurbishing bikes, basketball, helping others.

Favorite walk-up song: Hardwell-Live the Night

Ryan Schmidt

Civil Track

Hometown: Springfield, VA

Interests: Crossfit, traveling, photography, national security law.

Favorite walk-up song: My 1st Song by Jay-Z


Stephanie Arani

Criminal Track

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Interests: Reading, politics, Atlanta Falcons football.

Favorite walk-up song: 6 inch by Beyonce

Thereasa Black

Criminal Track

Hometown: Pennsauken, NJ

Interests: Football, social justice.

Favorite walk-up song: Lose yourself

Grace Brier

Civil Track

Hometown: Scranton, PA

Interests: I love distance running and yoga.

Favorite walk-up song: Roar by Katy Perry!

Shane Bryan

Civil Track

Hometown: Tamarac, FL

Interests: Social justice.

Favorite walk-up song: Mos Def_Champions Requiem

Thomas Collins

Criminal Track

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Interests: Board games, baking, election law.

Favorite walk-up song: Monster by Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z, Rick Ross, and Bon Iver

Sean Davis, Jr.

Criminal Track

Hometown: Washington, DC

Interests: Reading, writing, working out, watching movies, relaxing with friends.

Favorite walk-up song: The God Smile by Wale

Nora Evans

Criminal Track

Hometown: Oakton, VA; Primary

Residence: Arlington, VA

Interests: Being a mommy to my pup, watching horror movies, feminism, social justice, politics, Excel.

Favorite walk-up song: Sorry! Justin Bieber

Suzanne Ezzat

Criminal Track

Hometown: Commack, NY

Interests: The criminal injustice system and the myth of the presumption of innocence.

Favorite walk-up song: We Are The Champions - Queen

David Hart

Civil Track

Hometown: Newark, DE

Interests: Baking, crochet, class action litigation.

Favorite walk-up song: Awake by Electric Guest

John Lockwood

Civil Track

Hometown: Annapolis, MD

Interests/Hobbies: Sports, literature, and the law

Favorite Walk-up Song: Metallica - Enter Sandman

Taylor Morosco

Civil Track

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, CA

Interests: Cooking.

Favorite walk-up song: Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani

Chimsmo Okoji

Civil Track

Hometown: Washington, DC

Interests: Housing policy.

Favorite walk-up song: March Madness by Future

Megan Osborn

Criminal Track

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Interests: Movies, new restaurants, waterskiing, education, criminal justice reform, gender equality!

Favorite walk-up song: Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones

Julia Robinson

Criminal Track

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Interests: Criminal defense work, prison reform.

Favorite walk-up song: Kashmir, Led Zeppelin

Alexandra Stephens

Criminal Track

Hometown: Fullerton, CA

Interests: Reading, mental health, criminal justice reform.

Favorite walk-up song: Diva- Beyonce

Yang Qiusi

Criminal Track

Hometown: Wuhan, China

Interests: Travel.

Favorite walk-up song: Rachel Platten, Fight Song


Tali Agai

Civil Track

Hometown: New York, NY

Interests: Writing, running, soccer, maps, free styling, equal opportunity.

Favorite walk-up song: Family Business by Kanye

Ana Buling

Civil Track

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Interests: Animal rights.

Favorite walk-up song: Changes almost daily!

Tyler A. Burich

Civil Track

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Interests: I am an amateur novelist.

Favorite walk-up song: Hell's Bells-AC/DC

Timothy Chorba

Civil Track

Hometown: Washington, DC
Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, writing.

Issues: Anything related to international and antitrust law as well as pro-bono litigation generally.

Favorite walk-up song: Currently, the intro song to Stranger Things. All-time, Encore by Jay-Z

David Costello

Civil Track

Hometown: Melbourne, FL

Interests: Coaching youth baseball.

Favorite walk-up song: Thunderstruck-AC/DC

Kelly Keating

Civil Track

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Interests: Dancing, movies, reading.

Favorite walk-up song: Til I Collapse by Eminem

Arantxa King

Jackson Lavelle

Civil Track

Hometown: Athens, OH

Interests: Soccer; food law and policy.

Favorite walk-up song: "Too Good" by Drake and Rihanna

Vanessa Omoroghomwamt

Civil Track

Hometown: Boston, MA

Interests: African dance.

Favorite walk-up song: Work It-Missy Elliott

Laura Reinhard

Civil Track

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Interests: Politics.

Favorite walk-up song: Arctic Monkeys, "Brianstorm"

Hume Ross

Civil Track

Hometown: Washington, DC

Nilesh Sinha

Civil Track

Hometown: Patna, India

Interests: Comic book collecting, buying, selling, trading.

Favorite walk-up song: Eye of the Tiger

Maddie Doucet-Vicry

Civil Track

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

Interests: Hanging out with my dog, operating a small business as a wedding photographer, and being a political nerd.

Favorite walk-up song: Feelin' Myself (Nicki Minaj/Beyonce)


Dara Johnson

Criminal Track

Hometown: Washington, DC

Interests: In addition to social justice, I am very passionate about cultural preservation. When I am not doing legal work I enjoy artistic activities, such as fashion design, sculpture, and photography.

Favorite walk-up song: Fight Anthem by CCB

Sidni Rouse

Criminal Track

Hometown: Queens, NY

Interests: Juvenile justice.

Favorite walk-up song: Blessings by Big Sean


Jonathan Newton

Criminal Track

Hometown: Key West, FL

Interests: Police accountability and criminal justice reform.

Favorite walk-up song: Star Wars The Imperial March

Angele Nsenga

Criminal Track

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Interests: Writing, singing, traveling; working with black, indigenous, and other children of color.

Favorite walk-up song: Beyonce, "711," Lupe Fiasco, "Mural"

Marsha Williams

Criminal Track

Hometown: Washington, DC

Interests: Cooking, baking.

Favorite walk-up song: It's On Again by Alicia Keys

Nana Yankah

Criminal Track

Hometown: Accra, Ghana

Interests: Dismantling systems of oppression

Favorite walk-up song: Cut It by O.T. Genasis or anything Beyonce

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