Meet the Staff

Michael S. Dauber


Michael is Editor-in-Chief of The Forum, Editor-in-Chief of the Commercial Division Online Law Report, President of the Criminal Law Society, Vice President of the St. John’s Chapter of the American Constitution Society, and a senior staff member of the St. John’s Law Review and the Moot Court Honor Society.  He has interned for Judge Kenneth M. Karas in the Southern District of New York (White Plains), with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York (Central Islip), and with Milbank LLP.  He is interested in constitutional, corporate, securities, and civil rights litigation, as well as criminal law.

Matt Dean

Managing Editor

Matt is the Managing Editor of the St. John’s Law Review, Managing Editor of The Forum, and a Senior Staff Member of the Moot Court Honor Society. Law is his second career, and he plans to practice criminal law.

Theresa Shim

Presentation Director

Theresa is the Presentation Director for The Forum. She is on the executive boards of Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) and the Dispute Resolution Society at St. John’s. She is from Canada originally and moved to New York City to attend law school. She is interested in intellectual property law primarily and she enjoys creative writing, critical theory, and fandom studies.

Heather Lewin

News Editor

Heather is the News Editor for The Forum. She is a 3L student who hopes to work in Trusts and Estates and Real Estate Law. Heather is the Vice President of The Real Property Law Society and Member of the New York International Law Review, Public Interest Center, and Woman’s Law Society. Previously, Heather graduated from Binghamton University magna cum laude. This past summer, Heather interned at the Queen’s Surrogate Court for Hon. Peter J. Kelly. She has also worked at St. John’s Consumer Justice for the Elder: Litigation Clinic and the Law Office of Donna Furey. In her free time, Heather enjoys readings, watching reality television, and cooking.

Eric Dang

Web Editor

Eric is a 3L and President of Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) at St. John’s and President of American Constitution Society, St. John’s Chapter. He is Senior Staff on the St. John’s Law Review, and is a big fan of Rubik’s Cubes, Flags, and Dungeons & Dragons!

Inkook Choi

Editor for Diversity & Inclusion

Inkook is a 2L student at St. John’s School of Law and a Staff Member at American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review with interests in intellectual property and employment law. After living in Korea for 18 years, he relocated to New York City and attended Parsons School of Design where he studied fashion design and art history. Before law school, Inkook worked at art galleries and ran an exhibition space organizing shows with young and emerging artists from diverse backgrounds.

Tatiana Zapata

Staff Writer

Tatiana is a rising 2L part-time Ron Brown Scholar. She is part of LALSA‘s e-board as Co-coordinator of Street Law. Her areas of interest include immigration and asylum law, which she got a taste of during SJU’s Spring Break Pro-Bono trip with RAÍCES in San Antonio, education law and public interest law generally.

Alex Zedlovich

Staff Writer

Alex is a 2L part-time student interested in Consumer and Health Law.  He currently owns and operates an insurance agency based in Queens, New York.  In addition to his contributions to The Forum, Alex is also the sitting Treasurer of the St. John’s Chapter of the National Association of Consumer Advocates.  

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