Current Fellows

The Bradley Fellows for 2020-2021 are:

Heigis, Eric (L’22)

Eric Heigis is the Legislative Director to a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a second-year evening student at Georgetown University Law Center. In his day job he focuses on Oversight, Transportation, Judiciary, and Economic policy. At Georgetown he is an active member of the Federalist Society and serves as an Executive Editor for the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy. Eric has been a licensed pilot for eight years, and in his free time he enjoys flying to small airports up and down the East Coast in his Cessna.  Eric is a native of Orange County, California and moved to the Washington, D.C. area to attend college. He graduated from American University with a combined major in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG) and a minor in Business Administration. While at American University he served for three years on the student government’s Judicial Board, rising to the position of Chief Justice.

Henry, Elizabeth (L’22)

Elizabeth just completed her second year as an evening student at Georgetown Law, while continuing to work full-time in the United States Senate. Elizabeth currently serves as Health Policy Advisor and Director of Administration to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith. Prior to this role, Elizabeth served as Health Legislative Assistant to Senator Thad Cochran, who was then Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. At Georgetown Law, Elizabeth is on the Dean’s List and is active in several student activities. She is the Vice President for Evening Students of the Georgetown Law Federalist Society, a member of the nationally ranked Georgetown Law Appellate Advocacy (moot court) team, an Executive Editor of the Food and Drug Law Journal, and a law fellow in the legal research and writing program. A Mississippi native, she graduated cum laude from Yale in 2014 with a B.A. in ethics, politics, and economics.

 

Hogan, Molly (L’21)

Molly Hogan is a student at Georgetown University Law Center, originally from Chicago, Illinois. Previously, Molly was as a legal assistant at Schiff Hardin and a Dave Kennedy Fellow at the Institute for Justice. Molly is a member of the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, co-President of the Federalist Society chapter at GULC, and a 2019 Blackstone Fellow. She graduated from The George Washington University magna cum laude with departmental honors in 2016, where she studied Political Communication and wrote her thesis on public perception of mandatory minimum sentencing.

 

Reiger, Michael (L’22)

Michael is a rising 2L at Georgetown University Law Center. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2016 with the highest honors and a major in history. He has previously worked for Rep. Justin Amash in the House of Representatives and the Cato Institute.

 

 

 

 

Ristuccia, Nathan (L’22)

Nathan J. Ristuccia is a student at Georgetown University Law Center. He received his B.A. in Classics from Princeton University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to entering Georgetown, Nathan taught history and Latin for years at the University of Chicago and Rockbridge Academy. Nathan has published more than twenty article and essays on European intellectual history and the Middle Ages. His first book—Christianization and Commonwealth in Early Medieval Europe: A Ritual Interpretation (Oxford: 2018)—won the 2019 Brewer Prize from the American Society of Church History.

Schneider, Dana (L’22)

Dana Schneider is a rising 2L at Georgetown Law. At Georgetown, she is a fellow in both the Institute of International Economic Law and the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. She is a member of the Federalist Society and 1L representative. Prior to law school, Dana worked as a Banking Fellow for Senator Pat Toomey and as head paralegal in Davis Polk’s Financial Institutions Group. She obtained her B.A. in Political Science, with distinction, from Yale College. Her undergraduate thesis on the exclusionary rule won the Percival Wood Clement Prize. Dana also holds a Master of Music degree in Harp Performance from the New England Conservatory and has won numerous prizes as a professional harpist. She is from Harmony, PA.

 

The Bradley Fellows for 2021-2022 are:

Bunting, Luke

Luke Bunting is a rising 3L at Georgetown University Law Center. At Georgetown, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, the Media Chair for the Conservative and Libertarian Student Association (CALSA), a Class Representative for The Federalist Society, and a member of the Fund for American Studies’ Board of Visitors. Before coming to law school, Luke was the recipient of a Fulbright grant to South Korea and worked as the communications director for several members of the U.S. House of Representatives, continuing his employment until his boss’s retirement in 2021. A native Hoosier, he graduated summa cum laude from Butler University in 2014 with a B.A. in Political Science. His undergraduate thesis on presidential campaign microtargeting was published in the inaugural issue of the Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research.

 

Denler, Haley

Haley is currently a student at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she is on the Dean’s List and involved in numerous on-campus activities. Haley is a law fellow in Georgetown’s legal research and writing program, an Executive Editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Law, a member of the Federalist Society, Treasurer of the Conservative and Libertarian Student Association, and the incoming President of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. During her time in law school, Haley has served as a law clerk in the Office of White House Counsel, for Senator Mike Lee at the Senate Judiciary Committee, and with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. Haley has also worked as a judicial extern for Judge Trevor McFadden at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. A native of Huntington Beach, California, Haley graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in political science and a minor in Spanish. She previously completed academic research in the United Kingdom and is a co-author of two working papers on political psychology.

 

Hardiman, Kate

Kate Hardiman is a rising 3L at Georgetown University Law Center. During her first two years of law school, she took classes in the evening program and worked full time as a Rehnquist Fellow at Cooper & Kirk PLLC. Kate is a member of the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Clerkship Chair for the GULC Federalist Society chapter, and a 2020 Alliance Defending Freedom Blackstone Fellow. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2017. Kate also holds an M.Ed from the University of Notre Dame and previously taught high school in inner-city Chicago. She has written extensively on education law and policy issues for the Washington Examiner and co-authored Unshackled: Freeing America’s K-12 Education System. After graduating from GULC, Kate will be clerking on the District Court for the District of Columbia and on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

 

Khiatani, Tanya

Tanya Khiatani is a rising 2L at Georgetown University Law Center. She is a Business Law Scholar and the President and co-founder of the Georgetown Energy Law Group. Prior to law school, Tanya spent many years working in complex, highly regulated industries. After graduating from college, she ran the equity trading desk for a large institutional investor and went on to run a structured transactions desk for the retail arm of one of the nation’s largest power producers. Unbeknownst to her at the time, she advocated for an originalist argument when challenging a utility for the right to sell renewable energy products to her clients in an eastern state, and this experience is what led her to law school. She obtained her B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and her M.Sc. in Statistics from the London School of Economics where she wrote her dissertation on adding a fourth factor to the Fama-French model.

 

 

Lifhits, Jenna

Jenna works on foreign policy and defense issues for GOP Conference Chair Rep. Liz Cheney. She is a first-year evening student at Georgetown Law, where she is a member of the Federalist Society and an evening student representative for the Conservative and Libertarian Student Association. Jenna was formerly a staff writer at The Weekly Standard covering national security and the Senate. She graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College in 2015 with a double major in Russian and Political Science.

 

Martin, Baily

Baily Martin is a rising 3L at the Georgetown University Law Center. She graduated summa cum laude from The University of Alabama in May 2019 with a triple major in international studies, political science, and Spanish. During her undergraduate experience, Baily researched in Cuba, Mexico, Spain, and Honduras. After her first summer in DC as a freshman, interning for U.S. Representative Martha Roby, Baily returned the following summer to intern for U.S. Senator Richard Shelby. She has also interned at Crowell & Moring International in DC in their international trade group; Balch & Bingham LLP in Birmingham in their environmental law section; and Klev & Vera International in Barcelona, specializing in immigration and family law. Baily returned from abroad to intern with the Department of State in the Western Hemisphere Affairs Office of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor before starting law school. Her experiences in Alabama, Washington, and abroad solidified her desire to pursue a legal career. At Georgetown Law, Baily served as a legal extern in the Department of State in the Marine Conservation Office of the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs and a law clerk in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. Additionally, she prepares country-of-origin packets for attorneys handling pro bono asylum cases and serves on Moot Court. Baily is a Senior Articles Editor for the Georgetown Law Technology Review and Senior Editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Law. She spent her first-year summer in Apple’s Global Privacy & Law Enforcement Compliance Team and, during her second-year summer, she will continue to pursue privacy and data security law interests with Hogan Lovells DC’s summer associate program. Upon graduation in 2022, Baily will clerk for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and return to her hometown of Alabama to clerk in a U.S. District Court the following year.

 

Ponomarov, Volodymyr

Volodymyr Ponomarov is a student at Georgetown University Law Center. Volodymyr graduated from law school in Ukraine and also holds LL.M. degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Before starting at Georgetown, Volodymyr worked as an international attorney in a DC law firm handling investor-state and commercial arbitration matters. At Georgetown, Volodymyr is on the dean’s list and is a member of the Georgetown Environmental Law Review.

 

Posner, Ilan

Ilan Posner just completed his second year as an evening student at Georgetown Law. Born in Dallas, Ilan grew up in Perth, Australia and moved back to the U.S. upon completion of his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Australia. Ilan works full-time as a research assistant for U.S Senator Ben Sasse where his focus includes the changing landscape of higher education, future of work issues and technological advancements. He is a law fellow in the legal research and writing program, an active member of the Federalist Society and the Membership Chair of the recently established Conservative and Libertarian Student Association (CALSA) at Georgetown Law. He is also a senior staff member on the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy.