2012-2013 Supreme Court Fellows
Michelle Ward Ghetti is the 2012-2013 Fellow assigned to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Ms. Ghetti joins the Fellows Program from Southern University Law School, where she is the Louisiana Outside Counsel for Health and Ethics Endowed Professor and teaches courses in constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, and ethics. In addition to teaching, Ms. Ghetti practices law, focusing in the areas of religious issues, criminal law, professional ethics, and domestic violence. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education from Louisiana State University. After an early career in elementary education, Ms. Ghetti returned to Louisiana State University Law Center to earn a J.D., finishing her legal education at Southern Methodist University. After law school, she practiced law in Dallas, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, specializing in estate planning, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation. Today, her research focuses on criminal trial procedure and evidence, free exercise of religion, and women’s issues, including domestic violence. Ms. Ghetti is an annual presenter at the Louisiana Judicial College on criminal law and evidence issues and recently was the keynote speaker at the Alabama Coalition on Domestic Violence. She has written and edited numerous articles and books including the LOUISIANA CAPITAL CRIMES BENCHBOOK. Ms. Ghetti is a member of the American Bar Association and has been admitted to the Louisiana and Texas bars. She is also a member of the US Commission on Civil Rights Louisiana Advisory Committee, the Louisiana Law Institute Committee on Evidence and Criminal Law and Procedure, and the LSU Law School Hall of Fame. Ms. Ghetti will spend the fellowship year in the Office of Judges’ Programs.
Waseem G. Iqbal is the 2012-2013 Fellow assigned to the United States Sentencing Commission. Mr. Iqbal joins the Fellows Program from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) where he is assigned as a special agent in the San Francisco field office. Between 2007 and early 2012, he was employed as a United States Probation Officer in the Northern District of California. As a U.S. Probation Officer, Mr. Iqbal initially conducted Presentence Investigations and later managed federal offenders as an Electronic Monitoring Specialist. In 2002, Mr. Iqbal earned a B.S. in Administration of Justice and a Minor in Aerospace Studies (ROTC) from San Jose State University. After graduation, Mr. Iqbal was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force where he served as a Special Agent at Travis Air Force Base, and later in Iraq and Pakistan. After completing his term of service in the Air Force, Mr. Iqbal returned to San Jose State University to pursue a Masters in Public Administration. He later joined the California Air National Guard as an active reserve Captain, and was deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, where he served as an Executive Officer at NATO Headquarters (2009-2010). Mr. Iqbal will join the support staff to the United States Sentencing Commission for his fellowship year.
Stephanie P. Newbold is the 2012-2013 Fellow assigned to the Supreme Court of the United States. Ms. Newbold joins the Fellows Program from the School of Public Affairs at American University, where she is an assistant professor. She graduated magna cum laude from Elon University with a B.A. in Public Administration and Political Science and was later recognized by Elon as the 2009 Young Alumna of the Year. Ms. Newbold earned a Masters in Public Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration and Public Affairs, both from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Before joining the American University faculty, Ms. Newbold taught at The University of Texas at Dallas in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, where she was recognized as a Phi Alpha Alpha Outstanding Faculty Advisor. Much of her research has focused on the constitutional history, legal environment, theory and context of public administration. Ms. Newbold recently gave a keynote address on “How to Run a Constitution” for the Brookings Institution Executive Education Program and is the author of the book, All But Forgotten: Thomas Jefferson and the Development of Public Administration. She is a member of the American Society for Public Administration, American Political Science Association, and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. Ms. Newbold will spend the fellowship year in the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice.
Stacie I. Strong is the 2012-2013 Fellow assigned to the Federal Judicial Center. Ms. Strong joins the Supreme Court Fellows Program from the University of Missouri School of Law where she teaches courses on transnational litigation, international commercial arbitration, and comparative law. In the spring of 2012, Ms. Strong served as the Henry G. Schermers Fellow at The Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law in the Netherlands. After graduating cum laude with a B.A. from the University of California, Davis, Ms. Strong received a Masters in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law. Ms. Strong also earned a Ph.D. in law from the University of Cambridge in England, where she won the Yorke Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertation, and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining the University of Missouri, Ms. Strong practiced international litigation and arbitration at various law firms in New York, London and Chicago, and taught at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Ms. Strong has provided expert assistance in the areas of international dispute resolution and comparative law to many state agencies and authored a guide on international commercial arbitration for U.S. federal judges. She has been admitted to the bars of New York, Illinois, and the Supreme Court of the United States and is a solicitor in the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Ms. Strong will join the International Judicial Relations Office of the Federal Judicial Center.