Meet Our Law Students: Humans of NYLS, April 2023

At New York Law School (NYLS), our students have a diverse array of interests and passions—both inside and outside of the classroom. We sat down with four of our students, nominated by their peers, in this month’s edition of Humans of NYLS.

Hussain Abidi ’25

Hussain Abidi ’25 is a 1L day student. He was born and raised in South Brunswick, New Jersey. He graduated from Rowan University in 2022, where he studied psychology and biological sciences. During his undergraduate career, he was a full-time student athlete, as he played intercollegiate football. Although he no longer plays sports in a competitive setting, Abidi still participates in recreational leagues and enjoys participating in tournaments as well. 

At NYLS, Abidi is a member of the Center of Real Estate Studies as well as the Muslim Law Student Association. He is interested in pursuing real estate law as he continues to venture out on his legal career path.

Izzy Bruschi ’25

Izzy Bruschi ’25 is a 1L day student. A native New Yorker, Bruschi graduated from the Brooklyn College Conservatory in 2022 with a bachelor of music in violin performance. In college, Bruschi was the Concertmaster of the Symphonic Orchestra, and they composed and directed theatrical productions and chamber organizations at the conservatory. Prior to college, they played with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, directed theater productions, composed works for chamber groups, and was captain of their high school tennis team.

Currently, Bruschi is a freelance violinist, as well as a private instructor in violin, viola, piano, flute and vocal. They taught Jewish history and ethics for 10 years at their local synagogue, and they have also worked on many local campaigns in Staten Island. In their free time, they enjoy learning the guitar, painting, reading, playing the lyre, and pretending to be a runner.

Paul Hart ’26 Evening

Paul Hart ’26 Evening is a 1L evening student. He was born and raised in Queens, New York and attended Bard High School Early College Queens, where he graduated with an associate degree in liberal arts. Later, Hart attended Binghamton University, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics, and law, and a master’s degree in public administration (Local Government Certificate). He is involved with the community and regularly supports and participates in community-centered events and activities.

After law school, Hart plans to get involved in the business aspect of the entertainment industry. Having been involved in the industry for the past few years putting on shows and managing recording studios, he looks forward to being able to combine two of his passions: music and helping other people reach their goals.

Mariah Lewis ’25 Evening

Mariah Lewis ’25 Evening is a 2L evening student interested in intellectual property (IP). Prior to attending NYLS, she completed a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary social sciences at Florida State University and a master’s in library and information science at Catholic University of America. She has worked and interned in a number of different institutions including the National Library of Medicine; the Smithsonian; Scholastic; the New York Botanical Garden; Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett; Fordham University; and Kramer Levin.

In 2022, Lewis started at NYU Law as the Associate Director for Technology and Digital Initiatives. In her “spare” time, she enjoys volunteering with the Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship and the Kraemer Copyright Conference.

Want to meet more of our “Humans of NYLS”? Check out previous features!