J.D. Candidates, 2013
Veronica Harwin is a native of the St. Louis area and plans to graduate from Washington University School of Law in May 2013. Before attending law school, Veronica attended Washington University for her undergraduate degree, majoring in Political Science. Veronica has been an active member of the Women’s Law Caucus, assisting with its annual auction for the Public Interest Stipend; she is also an Executive Notes and Projects Editor on the Journal of Law & Policy. Since coming to law school, Veronica has worked with the Equal Housing and Opportunity Council, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office. She plans to pursue a career in public service after law school.
Mary Anne Schlapprizzi
Mary Anne (Annie) Schlapprizzi aspires to a public service career. During her 3L year, she will clerk at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda as part of the law school's International Justice and Conflict Resolution Field Placement. She spent her 2L summer with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in its Criminal Division in Rome, Italy. During her 2L year, she participated in the Civil Rights and Community Justice Clinic, working at an immigration law firm, and interned for DOJ's National Security Division in Washington, DC. Prior to law school, Annie held the Presidential Management Fellowship, a two-year federal appointment for those committed to public policy leadership. As a Presidential Management Fellow for the U.S. Department of State, she completed public service assignments both in Washington, DC, serving the U.S. intelligence community and acting as a policy desk officer, and in Paris, France as a political officer. Prior to beginning at the State Department, Annie received a Masters in International Relations with a foreign policy focus from Yale University. Her Masters followed a period in Italy where she worked on a U.S. national security contract as an Italian media analyst and, separately, worked for the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See then the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
J.D. Candidates, 2014
Betsy Allen is currently a second-year student at the law school. An active member of the law school community, she has leadership roles in the Women’s Law Caucus and the Public Service Advisory Board and participates in the school’s legal skills competitions, including the Regional Negotiation Competition, the 1L Negotiation Competition, and the 1L Client Counseling Competition. Betsy is also active in the community, volunteering with Ready Readers and StudioSTL. During the summer between her first and second year at the law school, she was a Research Assistant to Professor David Becker. Before law school, Betsy was the Executive Director of a non-profit organization, Arts In Reach, in Portsmouth, NH and volunteered through AmeriCorps VISTA. She graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in English and Art History.
Throughout Andrew (A.J.) Davitt’s four years as an undergraduate at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, he was involved in various projects aimed at improving science education at the elementary and middle school level. He served as a tutor for students preparing for their TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) science test and aided in the design and construction of a teaching garden at Mark Twain Middle School. Both projects aimed to promote interest in science and the native flora of Texas for predominantly low income, minority student populations. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2007. Following graduation, he pursued a master’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice University in Houston, TX, where he continued to work with the educational community to improve teaching methods, enhance the high school science curriculum, and promote scientific literacy. After completing his degree at Rice, he volunteered as a field assistant on a project restoring critically endangered sand dune habitat at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. During the summer after his first year of law school, he clerked for Chief Justice Richard B. Teitelman of the Supreme Court of Missouri. Currently, he is serving as a teaching assistant for the first year legal writing course. During his free time, A.J. enjoys exploring the outdoors and traveling.
J.D. Candidates, 2015
Betsy Katie Wutchiett attended the University of Minnesota, Morris, where she majored in both Economics and Political Science. Throughout her undergraduate career, Katie was involved in various school programs and internships, aimed to help others locally and abroad. In 2008, Katie worked with Vote Yes MN, a campaign working to create new funding for protecting the environment and promoting the arts in Minnesota. In 2009, Katie traveled to India to research women’s roles in local government, eventually co-authoring a chapter of a book explaining how governments can better institute reservations that benefit underrepresented groups. Katie is currently starting her 1L year at Washington University School of Law.
Tessa Reinhard is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. Before coming to Washington University School of Law, she attended The Ohio State University where she majored in Political Science and Spanish. Throughout her undergraduate career she was actively involved in various leadership roles in the university’s Undergraduate Student Government, and was able to advocate for students as a representative on University Senate as well as other university committees. Tessa was actively involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio for four years as a mentee to a child in the Columbus City School District. Currently, she volunteers for Girls on the Run here in St. Louis which is a program that uses running to empower elementary aged girls to develop positive self-image and confidence. She is also a member of the law school’s Public Service Advisory Board. Tessa looks forward to taking advantage of the many opportunities to become further involved in the Washington University community.