2019 Summer Associates
Sophia Guzzo is a 1L at Harvard. At Harvard, Sophia is a member of La Alianza, the Latino group on campus, the Women’s Law Association, and the Harvard Mediation Program. In her free time, she is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.
Sophia is originally from Miami and graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2018. As an undergraduate student, she interned at Isicoff, Ragatz and Koenigsberg in Miami, which prompted her interest in attending law school.
Kayla Hernandez is a 2L at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she is an Executive Research Editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy. Additionally, she served as Secretary for the Real Property Law Association and is a former research assistant. Kayla also received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Condo and Community Development and has been named to the Dean’s List every semester.
Last summer, Kayla was a judicial extern for the Honorable Chris M. McAliley in the Southern District of Florida. Before law school, she received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Florida State University, where she graduated magna cum laude. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys going to the gym, dancing, and watching documentaries.
Franco Piccinini is a 2L at the University of Miami School of Law. He is the Student Notes and Comments Editor for the University of Miami Law Review, and he conducts research for the Human Rights Clinic. He also works as a student legal intern for the Investor Rights Clinic, where he assists in bringing claims against brokers before FINRA in arbitration.
Franco received the CALI Award for Legal Communications and Research I in the fall of 2017, the CALI Award for Legal Communications and Research II in the spring of 2018, the CALI Award for U.S. Constitutional Law I in the spring of 2018, and the Dean’s Award for Evidence in the fall of 2018.
Last summer, Franco worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres in the Southern District of Florida. Before law school, Franco graduated from the University of Miami with a double major in Finance and Business Law. Following graduation, he worked for two years as a property accountant for a commercial real estate firm in Boca Raton. He enjoys skiing out west, rooting for the Canes on Saturdays, and spending time with family and friends.
Jordan Rhodes is currently a 1L at the University of Miami School of Law. In her first semester she received the Dean’s List distinction while also serving as a 1L Senator for the Student Bar Association and a Public Relations Committee member for the Black Law Student Association. Jordan is a member of the Society of Bar & Gavel, which is a community service and honor society at Miami Law. In addition, she participated in a writing program with elementary students. As a second year student, Jordan will work for the Children and Youth Law Clinic, serve as Secretary of the Student Bar Association, and maintain leadership positions in both the Black Law Student Association and OutLaw. Jordan obtained her B.A. in African American Studies and Political Science from the University of Florida.
Brian Trujillo is a 2L at Northwestern Law where he is an Executive Editor of the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. Brian is the recipient of the Irene V. McCormick Law Scholar award. Brian is also Vice President of Outreach of the Latino Law Students Association. Brian was a judicial extern with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He also served as a research assistant for Professor Emily Kadens. Their research began at The National Archives in London, where they searched through Star Chamber cases for evidence of commercial fraud in the 16th century.
Last summer, Brian worked as a summer intern at Mauck & Baker in Chicago. Brian gained valuable experience writing briefs, research memos, and observing oral arguments in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
In 2017, Brian graduated summa cum laude from Florida International University – Honors College with a B.A. in Philosophy. Brian was a member of FIU’s Honors Investment Portfolio and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Brian was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is excited to return to more familiar weather.