Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy were two of the best courses I took during my undergraduate study at St. John's University under the direction of Dr. Paul Gaffney (in the image on the left) and Dr. Douglas B. Rasmussen respectively. Both of these courses introduced me to a different way of thinking objectively and analyzing the role that ethics should play in both the legal order and the political order.
I was interning with the Civilian Complaint Review Board which handled complaints regarding police misconduct. I got to see first-hand how the laws were effecting people but I also got to research how those laws came to pass. Majority of the complaints resulted from the NYPD's stop and frisk policy. During my course with Dr. Gaffney, I wrote a research paper exploring the original Terry v. Ohio case which established stop and frisk and all of the subsequent cases.