NEFAC Welcomes Two Summer Law Student Fellows to Help Advance Coalition’s Mission

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce two law school fellows who will be helping the organization throughout the summer. Zachary Carlton and Tatiana Tway are both rising second-year students at New England Law | Boston.

“We’re very happy to have Tatiana and Zak working with our coalition,” said Justin Silverman, NEFAC’s executive director. “They are both talented students who have a lot to offer NEFAC. We’re looking forward to a very productive summer.”

About Zachary Carlton

Zachary Carlton is president of New England Law’s chapter of the Federalist Society and he is a member of Phi Delta Phi. Carlton comes to New England from west Texas where he was an assistant professor of government teaching American and Texas government courses at South Plains College. In addition to his teaching duties at SPC, he served on the faculty senate and the scholarship committee, participated in faculty panel discussions for Constitution Day and he served as faculty advisor for the South Plains College Gay-Straight Alliance. He holds a Master of Arts in political science from Midwestern State University, where he was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society, and a bachelor of arts in public administration from Texas State University. Civil liberties and public policy are both a personal and professional passion for Carlton. He has spent most of his professional life involved in local government and studying or teaching about government at all levels. He views his upcoming summer with NEFAC as an incredible opportunity to use his knowledge and skills to help further the organization’s goal of protecting the critically important freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment.

About Tatiana Tway

Tatiana Tway has never lived anywhere more than four years but is currently claiming to be from either San Antonio, Texas, or Elgin, South Carolina. Before beginning law school, Tway attended Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where she double majored in chemistry and animal science. With her background and passion for science, Tway originally attended law school with the sole intent to pursue a career in patent law. After her first year classes at New England Law | Boston, however, Tway is now considering expanding her career goals into other areas of intellectual property law. Tway’s interest in working with NEFAC stems from her passion for learning and a desire to ensure others with a similar passion have access to reliable sources of information about government actions and decisions. Tway is excited about the opportunity to work with NEFAC this summer and looks forward to helping advance and promote NEFAC’s mission in any way possible. When she is not working with NEFAC or completing other tasks or assignments for school, Tway enjoys hiking, knitting, and spending time with her massive pet rabbit.

NEFAC was formed in 2006 to advance and protect the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment, including the principle of the public’s right to know. We’re a broad-based organization of people who believe in the power of an informed democratic society. Our members include lawyers, journalists, historians, academics and private citizens.

Our coalition is funded through contributions made by those who value the First Amendment and who strive to keep government accountable. Please make a donation here.

Major Supporters of NEFAC for this year include the Barr Foundation, The Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund, The Robertson Foundation, Lois Howe McClure, The Boston Globe and Boston University. Celebration Supporters include The Hartford Courant and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.