Scales of Justice Members
Scales of Justice welcomes our new members: 1Ls Rachel Boynton, Wen Bu, Jesse Grauman, David Kargman, Elise Logemann, Andrew Moin, Brook Roper, Andrea Saenz; and Physics Grad Student Cliff Cheung. Congratulations!
Rachel is a 1L Soprano from Randolph, Massachusetts. She was involved in various musical groups and shows throughout her undergraduate studies at Doane College including the Doane Choir, Jazz Unlimited, and a production of Cabaret.
Wen is a 1L soprano2/alto from Marietta, GA (just outside Atlanta). She studied chemistry and political science at Furman University but spends most of her free time (what free time?) singing, doing theater, reading, and knitting. In addition to Scales, you can see Wen in the HLS production of “Bat Boy, the Muscial” in November.
Cliff is Scales of Justice's token physicist, and a G2 (second year grad student) tenor from New York. He has previously sung in the shower, as well as assorted musical groups with special emphasis on the guitar, bass, drums, and cowbell. When he is not clawing his way to a doctorate he is probably playing his guitar, listening to music, or sleeping.
Vonn hails from the bustling city of Porterville, California, which is located about 3 hours from anywhere else in California that people have actually heard of. After receiving a fine public education, he graduated with Honors from BYU, with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Music. Vonn plans on using his law school degree to enter into politics and to start his own chain of amusement parks. When not reading back issues of the Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vonn enjoys playing basketball, tennis, piano, bagpipes and Settlers of Catan.
Hillary is a 3L alto from Potomac, Maryland. She has been a member of Scales of Justice since her arrival at HLS and can honestly say that singing with Scales beats the heck out of reading cases, even those written by Justice Scalia. Hillary's past musical experience includes music directing the HLS Parody, a stint as Production Manager of the Harvard Noteables during college, several turns as lead singer of a rock band at company picnics and holiday parties, and countless drunken karaoke outings at which she usually tries - with varying levels of success - to channel Dusty Springfield and Gloria Gaynor.
Jesse is a 1L bass from New York, NY. He graduated from Yale in 2000 and spent the past four years working in Washington, DC in the U.S. Senate. Jesse has been in a series of various choral and a cappella groups dating back to third grade or so. The highlight of his performance career was probably playing Lumiere in an all-Hebrew production of "Beauty and the Best" in high school -- because really, once you sing "Be our Guest" in Hebrew, with a French accent, while wearing gold lipstick and paper-mache candlesticks on your arms, you can't really top that. In his spare time, Jesse rides his bike and lives and dies by the fortunes of the New York Mets.
David is a 1L tenor from Chicago, IL. A theatre major at Northwestern University, David has been singing and performing as long as he can remember and is thrilled to be able to continue while at law school. When he isn't singing or studying, he can be found preaching about the wonders of the windy city, watching too many cartoons for someone his age or challenging someone to a game of Risk unaware that it is only a game and will not, in fact, make him ruler of the world.
Elise is a 1L Alto, fresh from her recent, spectacular engagement in Munster, Indiana as third girl from the left in a cheesy musical, which busloads of old women came down to enjoy nightly. Although she misses the long drives from Chicago to Munster, she gave up her amazing acting career to come to Harvard, where she would enjoy reading novels and cooking in her spare time, if she could only figure out the parole evidence rule.
Andrew is a 1L tenor from Rockville Centre, NY. He graduated from Amherst College in May 2005, where he studied Economics and Arabic. As an undergrad, Andrew was the lead singer for the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble, sang with the Amherst College Choral Society, and performed in a production of Bizet's "Carmen". In his spare time he enjoys playing squash, poker, and watching his beloved New Jersey Nets.
Joseph Perkins, Treasurer/Business Manager
Joseph is a 2L baritone who comes to Harvard after graduating from the University of Utah with degrees in philosophy and Japanese. Even before studying Japanese in Utah, he spent two years in Japan and returned to Japan after 1L summer to work for a firm there. Joseph's wife is a trained opera singer and his two children are avid Scales fans.
Brook E. Roper
Brook is a 1L soprano from the thriving metropolis of Porterville, CA. Growing up she split her time between climbing fences, picking oranges, and music. She has been singing ever since she can remember, plays the piano, and spent four years in high school marching band. Among her other interests are negotiation, the Middle East, sports (including marathons), and a handsome young man named Jake back in Utah.
Andrea is a 1L alto from Long Beach, California, where she attended the same high school as Snoop Dogg, her musical hero. She previously sang in vocal jazz, chamber, and church choirs, except for a musical hiatus when she was a giant debate nerd at UCLA. In her spare time she likes Scrabble, writing, obsessive blog reading, and singing showtunes with her husband.
Cassie Welch, President
Cassie is a 2L soprano (who has also been known to sing alto) from Wilbraham, Mass (home of Friendly's!). She credits Scales with teaching her about Estoppel and blames Scales when she desperately tries not to break out laughing in class (say when learning Estoppel or when another Scales classic law-school song is stuck in her head). Cassie spent a year singing with the Handel Society of Dartmouth College, a 100 member community choir, and having adjusted to singing without all of those voices, she has learned how much fun a cappella can be. She has also been known to sing at CLSA Mass, where she just hopes she can fake knowing some of the songs each week.
To see Scales Members from past years, visit our alumni page
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