Saturday, January 1, 2022

Center Editorial Board, 2022-2023

Patricia T. Whelan is a third-year student at Albany Law School. Prior to attending law school, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Penn State, where she majored in Criminology and minored in Sociology. At Albany Law, Patricia is an Associate Editor of the Albany Law Review, a Board Member of the Elder and Disability Law Pro Bono Society, and the 3L Representative of the Business Law Society. As a second-year student, she was the Chief Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and the ABA Senator for the Student Bar Association. She was also a finalist in the 2021 Donna Jo Morse Client Counseling Competition. Patricia has interned for the Third Judicial District Town and Village Courts and served as the Law Student Liaison for the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law from 2020-2021. Currently, she is working as a law clerk at Pierro, Connor & Strauss.

Executive Editor
Deana DiBenedetto
 is a third-year student at Albany Law School. 
Prior to attending law school, Deana earned her bachelor’s degree from Saint Michael’s College, where she majored in Political Science, complemented by a minor in Crime and Justice. During college, Deana interned with the Greene County District Attorney’s Office, as well as the American Bar Association’s Government Affairs Office in Washington, D.C. 
Last year, Deana interned in the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of New York. Additionally, she participated in a Field Placement in the chambers of the Honorable Daniel J. Stewart. Deana was a quarterfinalist in the 2021 Donna Jo Morse Client Counseling Competition, and competed in the 2022 Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition, in which she and her partner were finalists and received an award for their brief. Deana also won a best oral advocate award. 
This academic year, Deana is a teaching assistant for Professor Wetmore’s Evidence course, serves as Vice President of the Italian American Law Student Association, works as an ambassador for the Office of Admissions, and is involved in Albany Law Review. 

Executive Editor
Anthony Jenouri
 is a rising third-year law student at Albany Law School. Currently, he is a legal intern at both the Justice Center and Government Law Center. He also served as an intern at the law school’s Immigration Law Clinic, where he drafted habeas corpus petitions to help clients challenge their immigration detention. He was also a semi-finalist in the 2022 Donna Jo Morse Negotiations Competition.
Before law school, Anthony earned his bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University, where he majored in Philosophy, Politics, and Law. He also previously interned for Assembly Member Michael DenDekker at the New York State Assembly, where he served as clerk for the Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee. Upon graduation, Anthony hopes to pursue a career as a legislative counsel.

Executive Editor
Kelly Krull
is a second-year student at Albany Law School.
Prior to attending Albany Law, she completed her bachelor’s degree in the 3+3 law program at Le Moyne College, where she majored in Political Science with a concentration in Pre-law. During her undergraduate studies, she interned for a Judge at the Worcester District Court in Massachusetts.
At Albany Law, Kelly currently is a work study in the Information Technology Department. This next Fall 2022, she will be joining the Family Violence Litigation Clinic in Albany Law’s Justice Center. 

Executive Editor
Sarah Midani is a first-year student at Albany Law School. She came to Albany Law with a professional background in broadcast and digital journalism.
Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Siena College in 2019, and her master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University in 2020. After graduate school, Sarah began her career as a news producer at the local NBC, CBS, and CW affiliates in Syracuse.  This work helped her discover her growing interest in law and government, and how those fields shape the landscape of workers’ rights in America.
Sarah is currently a Fellow at Albany Law School’s Government Law Center, and will complete a Peggy Browning Fellowship with New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) during the summer of 2023. 
For previous years' staffs, click HERE.