Jennifer Fields ’22
Jennifer Fields, Editor-in-Chief of Lex Brevis, is a 3L at Western New England School of Law. She is earning concentrations in International and Comparative Law and Public Interest Law. Fields works as a Law Clerk at Fazzano & Tomasewics, LLC, she also does pro bono work for the ACLU, and is a certified Legal Observer for the National Lawyers Guild.
Prior to law school, Fields attended Saint Leo University, in Florida, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude as Salutatorian for the class of 2019. She is currently a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, a criminal justice honors society, and Omicron Delta Kappa, a leadership honors society. While earning her B.A. in Criminal Justice with a specialization in criminalistics, she interned with the Florida Department of Corrections. In 2018, she volunteered in Haifa, Israel at, Beit -Ha’gefen, an Arab-Jewish community center helping refugees and promoting co-existence.
This year Fields intends to uphold the traditions of Lex Brevis being a legal media outlet for the Western New England community and bring attention to the laws that shape our communities.
Nicholas Gerson '23
Nicholas Gerson is joining Lex Brevis for the first time as the Copy Editor. As a second year law student, Gerson is focusing on criminal prosecution in his coursework. In addition to being Copy Editor, Gerson works in the law school admissions office. Prior to law school, Gerson attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he earned a degree in Legal Studies and was involved in a number of extracurriculars. Outside of law school, Gerson enjoys hiking, attending the opera, and going to the gym.
Adam Caldwell ’23
Adam Caldwell is joining the staff of Lex Brevis in the fall of 2020 as a first year law student. Adam graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May of 2020 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and History. Before moving to western Massachusetts for college, Adam spent the first half of his childhood in New Jersey and the second half in Florida. He is not yet entirely sure of the area of law he wants to practice following his graduation from the School of Law, but he leans towards public interest fields.
Adam enjoys the outdoors in his free time. He is an Eagle Scout and he spent three summers working as a guide for weeklong canoe trips in the wilderness on either side of the Minnesota/Ontario border. He currently lives in South Hadley, Mass. with his partner and his three-year-old cat, Bennie.
Bonnie Mannix '23
Bonnie Mannix joined Lex Brevis as a Staff Writer in Spring 2021. Bonnie is a part-time 3L concentrating in International and Comparative Law, with the goal of working in public interest. She has a B.A. in Government and International Relations from Smith College, during which time she spent two consecutive semesters with the School for International Training: Vietnam, Culture and Development Program; and Samoa, Pacific Island Studies Program. Bonnie also has a M.S. in Higher Education Administration (Enrollment Management concentration), attained while working in higher education.
Prior to law school, Bonnie worked full-time for ten years between human resources and education management, though she ultimately planned to work in the legal field. She considers law school an extension of her academic interests from undergrad, and intends to use her Juris Doctor degree for a career in government. Her interests include human rights, national/international security, and the research and writing process. Bonnie resides in Wilbraham, MA with her husband, three children, and dog.
Tyler Maute ’23
Starting fall 2020, Tyler Maute is a new staff writer at Lex Brevis, as well as a new L1 student. His previous writing experience is primarily in research writing and technical writing. Additionally, he has previous coursework in research writing and creative writing. He looks forward to hitting the ground running, both at Lex Brevis and as a new student at Western New England.
Maute graduated from Temple University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. While at Temple, he was active as a student research assistant. He is keeping his options open during his L1 year, but has enjoyed his previous experience with mock trial, criminal law, and torts.