Alumni Fellows

Class of 2010

Rebecca Abensur

Rebecca received a B.A. in Studio Art, minor Computer Science, from Muhlenberg College in 2001.  She was a Dana scholar at Muhlenberg College, which is an honor awarded to 30 incoming students at the College each year.  Rebecca received a M.A. in Social Work, focused on Mental Health, from the University of Kentucky in 2003. Rebecca is interested in Criminal Law as it relates to mental health and addiction.  She has experience working with adults, juveniles and families in drug courts in Kentucky.  Rebecca also worked in a men’s substance abuse recovery program based out of a homeless shelter in Kentucky. 

At the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Rebecca was a staff member of the Hofstra Law Review and a member of Moot Court.  She was also a member of the 2009 ABA National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Team and completed an externship at the Federal Defenders of San Diego during the summer of 2009.   

Maggie Emma

Maggie earned a B.S. in Biology, with a minor in Critical Social Studies from William Smith College.  

Maggie approaches issues regarding human research subjects and assisted reproductive technologies by referencing her knowledge of medical research from her time in the Pathways of Human Disease graduate program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.  Two years working as a legal assistant at a Long Island insurance defense firm, along with past externships at the Suffolk County Medical Examiner's Office, the Psychiatric Unit at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, and the operating room at Geneva General Hospital, solidified Maggie's devotion to addressing existing flaws in health care, access and policy. 

Along with being among the first Health Law and Policy Fellows, Maggie was the treasurer of the Health Law Society, spent the 2008 summer interning at Office of Legal Counsel at Nassau University Medical Center, volunteered with a prominent attorney specializing in mental health law, and completed an externship at the Office of University Counsel at Weill Cornell Medical College.  During the summer of 2009, Maggie completed an externship at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

Class of 2011

Anthony Autur

Anthony was a Presidential Scholar at St. John’s University and graduated summa cum laude, with a B.A. in English and a minor in Government & Politics. He became interested in health law while interning at a NYC-based health insurance provider for immigrants and international students. There, he became aware of and was exposed to various inefficiencies and shortcomings of the American health care system. He also encountered many ethical dilemmas and had difficulty reconciling his belief in healthcare availability for all, with the overarching business dynamics that appeared to shape many important healthcare decisions.

While a Fellow at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Anthony interned in the Mental Health Law practice at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Greenberg, Formato & Einiger and was an associate editor for the Hofstra Law Review.