OUR TEAM

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Editor-in-Chief

Heidi Sandomir (she/her) is a third-year law student at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Heidi is from Long Island, NY, and is interested in civil rights and human rights law, advocacy, and activism. Before law school, Heidi lived in Lod, Israel as a Volunteer Fellow on the Yahel Social Change Fellowship. Last year, Heidi was a student clinician with the Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic, and this year, Heidi is a student clinician with the Criminal Defense Clinic. Heidi also serves as the Vice President of the Cardozo chapter of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, and she is dedicated to reproductive and gender justice, both personally and professionally. Heidi looks forward to beginning her legal career working for the public interest! In her free time, Heidi is traveling, reading, practicing yoga, and spending time with her friends.

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Executive Editor

Davis Villano (they/he) is a third-year law student at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law who is pursuing a career in public interest law. Davis has experience in New York housing defense, immigration removal and asylum defense during their work at Cardozo's Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, as well as labor and worker organizing. Prior to law school, Davis graduated with honors from NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where their concentration was titled "Power, Politics, and Propaganda in Modern Democracies." Between undergrad and law school, Davis worked in state and local politics here in New York City, specifically organizing for progressive LGBTQIA+ candidates and electeds. This year, along with their position as Executive Editor of CJERSJ, Davis will serve as President of OUTLaw, Cardozo's LGBTQIA+ student association. In their free time, Davis loves to explore the New York food and art scenes, go dancing with friends, and take in all the queer community and experiences NYC has to offer!

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Managing Editor

Lindsay Brocki is a third-year law student at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is passionate about social justice issues, with a focus on immigration and indigenous rights. In addition to her position as Managing Editor on the Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice, this year Lindsay will be an Advanced Legal Intern with Cardozo's Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic. When she is not studying or taking part in extracurricular activities, Lindsay enjoys running and spending time with her husband and her pets (two dogs and two cats!).

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Senior Notes Editor

Calli Schmitt is currently a 3L at Cardozo School of Law. She is originally from Warren, Ohio, and went to undergrad at the University of Cincinnati. Throughout undergrad, Calli lived in Thailand and South Africa, where she got her first legal experience working with refugees and asylum seekers. After graduation, Calli will be joining Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP as an Associate Attorney.

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Senior Articles Editor

Katherine Dunayevich is a current 3L from Queens, NY. She graduated from Hunter College with a BA in Political Science and Anthropology. Prior to law school, Katherine advocated for low-income tenants in need of eviction prevention. During her 2L, she interned with the Civil Rights Bureau at the New York State Attorney General. This summer, Katherine was a Law Clerk at Outten & Golden, a plaintiff-side employment law firm. She is currently the Senior Articles Editor of the Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice. This Fall, she will be interning in the Labor and Employment Division of the NYC Law Department. Katherine enjoys riding her bike, hanging out with her puppy Jamie and searching for vintage records.

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Annotations Editor

Peri Feldstein (all pronouns) is a 3L student whose legal career has and will center on advancing social justice issues. They have so far worked at the Office of the Public Defender in NJ doing mental health advocacy for people institutionalized by the state, and at Housing Works doing housing defense and combatting source of income discrimination for unhoused NYers living with HIV/AIDS. Peri is Vol. 29’s Annotations Editor, but outside of journal, they are the Communications Chair for OUTLaw and a member of the Civil Rights Clinic team. Outside of law school, Peri spends their time trying to forget about law school by making silly little crafts and eating bagels. 

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Articles Editor

Danielle Bluth is a 3L from Great Neck, NY. She graduated from the University of Delaware in 2020 with a B.A in Political Science. During her time at Cardozo, Danielle has interned for the Queens and Manhattan District Attorney’s Offices and participated in the Federal Criminal Prosecution Clinic with the U.S Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York. She aspires to continue her post-graduate career in public service. In her free time she loves to ski and dance.

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Notes Editor

Hannah Kramer grew up in Miami Beach, Florida and went to undergrad at Emory University. After law school, Hannah hopes to join a midsize firm, hopefully in its Labor and Employment practice group! If she is not studying, Hannah is probably reading, eating ice cream, or with friends at the park. 

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Notes Editor

Emma Bruder is a 3L from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2020 with a BA in Sociology with a concentration in Law, Justice, and Social Change. Since starting at Cardozo, Emma has interned at the Legal Aid Society’s Family and Domestic Violence Unit, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the Bronx Public Defenders’ Family Defense Practice, and this past summer, at the Queens District Attorney’s Office in the Domestic Violence Bureau. In this upcoming school year, she will also be interning for Castaybert PLLC, a boutique litigation firm. In her spare time, Emma enjoys reading, playing games, exercising, and taking pictures of her cat, Ruthie.  

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Submissions & Online Editor

Anda Totoreanu (she/her) is a third-year law student who has focused her law career on Bankruptcy and Immigration Law, with experience working with Judge Stong at the EDNY Bankruptcy Court in Brooklyn and with the Legal Aid Society working with their Immigration Unit - Youth Project. She passionately believes in making a difference in the lives of other immigrants and minority groups to create a more equitable world. Prior to her studies at Cardozo Law, she specialized in European Policy at a nonprofit in Cluj, Romania, and earned her Masters of Science from the University of Oxford in Russian and East European Studies. Anda also received her BA in International Affairs and French from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. Anda is a lover of all things outdoors, traveling, poetry and food.

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Submissions & Online Editor 

Bailey Appel is a third- year student at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She grew up in Long Island, New York. Prior to attending Cardozo, she received a BA in psychology at the University of Michigan. After her first year at Cardozo, Bailey worked at the Eastern District of New York in their criminal division. During her second year at Cardozo, Bailey completed an externship at Loza & Loza, an intellectual property firm. After completing her second year, she was a Summer Associate at Seward & Kissel, where she looks forward to returning as an Associate post graduation. In her free time, Bailey loves to take long runs along the west side highway, read psychological thrillers, and spend time with her two older sisters. 

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