Student, New York Law School
Mara Slakas is a third year law student at New York Law School. She graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago with degrees in Anthropology and International Studies and a minor in Women’s Studies. While in college, Mara played women’s club rugby and volunteered with the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA). She was a member of the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society, Lambda Alpha Honor Society, and Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society.
During law school, Mara worked as a research assistant for Professor Richard H. Chused where she researched case law for the past fifteen years to bring the third edition of his book, Cases, Materials and Problems in Property, up to date. She is currently interning with the Honorable Evan J. Wallach at the United States Court of International Trade. She is a staff editor for the New York Law School Law Review and a John Marshall Harlan scholar affiliated with the Center for Professional Values and Practice. Mara is an executive board member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - New York Law School Chapter and is a student member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
After graduation, Mara will serve as a law clerk to the Honorable Joel H. Slomsky at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is a native New Yorker who enjoys bike riding and baking.