Student Spotlight: Ross Handler, Editor-in-Chief of the Administrative Law Review


Ross Handler has made the most of his law school experience. Currently, he is editor-in-chief of the Administrative Law Review, but has also served as the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) vice president and on the staffs of the National Security Law Brief, the Sustainable Development Law and Policy Brief, and was a first-year mentor for both Lambda law and the ADVANCE Program. While he served as the vice president of ADR, Ross was the team captain for its team that competed in the ICC Mediation Competition in Paris, France.

During his law school career, Ross has served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Margaret Ryan with the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He spent the summer after his 2L year as a summer law clerk with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, and he is currently a law clerk with BuckleySandler, LLP.

“I enjoyed the fact that both experiences permitted me to understand two entirely separate fields of law practice,” Ross said when asked about his law firm positions. “My work in corporate immigration over the summer taught me about the U.S. immigration process for corporate entities. My current position as a law clerk with BuckleySandler has taught me about consumer financial services law litigation and defense. I am learning about the litigation process and how to counsel clients in regulatory matters.”

In addition to pursuing his Juris Doctor, Ross is completing his Master’s in International Affairs through Washington College of Law’s Dual Degree Program with American University’s School of International Service, where he continues to develop his interest in international affairs and crisis management. He will graduate from AUWCL next spring and from SIS in Fall 2017.



Interview conducted by Communications Dean's Fellow Erin Nanovic.