While at Cornell, Michael served as a team leader for the Capital Jury Project, analyzing court transcripts of death penalty cases in order to identify the effects of the demographics of jurors on the sentence and verdict of the case. Michael also served as Co-President of Students for Students, a student organization that offers individualized tutoring and peer and social support to incarcerated youth, and volunteered with Cornell’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Michael has interned for The Crime Report, during which he published nearly fifty articles on various crime- and criminal procedure-related matters, and for Nonviolence International New York, during which he led the NGO’s advocacy for human rights in the UN sphere. And, during his semester abroad, Michael conducted a multi-method study of the causes, mechanisms, and consequences of self-censorship in Rwandan media.
Michael is originally from Westchester County, NY. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing soccer, cooking, and listening to music. Michael joined Kostelanetz LLP in 2021.