At New York Law School (NYLS), our students have a variety of interests that shape their paths inside and outside of law school. From intellectual property and public policy to managing financial crime risk and writing novels, learn more about four of our dynamic students, nominated by their peers, in this month’s edition of Humans of NYLS.
Alyssa Brown ’23
Alyssa Brown ’23 is a 3L day student from Deer Park, New York, a small town on Long Island. She graduated from Sacred Heart University with a major in psychology and a minor in criminal justice.
Brown is interested in intellectual property (IP), information privacy, and compliance. She is a member of several New York Law School student organizations: the Legal Association for Women (LAW), Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS), and the Media, Entertainment, and Fashion Law Association (MEFLA). After law school, she plans to practice in IP, and would also love to write and eventually teach.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, practicing yoga, and learning French.
Dylan Havlak ’23 Evening
Dylan Havlak ’23 Evening is a 4L evening student. He currently serves as an executive editor for the Family Law Quarterly and is a member of the Nonprofit and Small Business Clinic. He graduated magna cum laude from St. John’s University with a B.S. in Homeland Security. Havlak is originally from a small West Texas farm town of approximately 800 residents; he graduated high school with a total of 43 students, which was considered a big class. After graduation, he decided to step out of his comfort zone and moved to New York City.
During the day, Havlak works full-time at an investment firm as a financial crimes associate within the legal and compliance department. He enjoys his work as it allows him to learn more about the finance industry from the perspective of compliance regulations and the different types of compliance that are involved. This inspired him to continue following the compliance path with the goal of becoming chief compliance officer of a major financial institution.
Havlak lives in Queens with his very supportive wife, whom he married last summer. He enjoys traveling to new places, trying new foods, and having new experiences. After graduation and taking the bar, he plans to attend writing classes so he can fulfill his dream of writing a novel.
Carmen Huang ’25
Carmen Huang ’25 is a 1L day student. She was born and raised in New York City. In 2017, she graduated from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, with a B.A. in East Asian Studies and a minor in anthropology.
After college, Huang had an eclectic handful of jobs and interests. She was a teaching fellow for a middle school in Brooklyn, a home organizer/declutter-er, and a babysitter. She worked at a mental health nonprofit and a law firm. She also owned an Etsy shop selling origami earrings and drafted her first manuscript for a queer coming-of-age novel.
Her favorite law school class so far is Contracts because she relishes the challenge of drafting a document that strives to be legally “flawless” and enjoys producing something that ultimately brings two or more parties together.
In her spare time, Huang enjoys knitting, crocheting, making art, journaling, and writing creatively.
Konstantine Tettonis ’24 Evening
Konstantine Tettonis ’24 Evening is a 3L evening student, and he serves on the New York Law School Law Review. By day, Tettonis is Assistant Director of New York University (NYU)’s Office of Government Affairs, which is responsible for managing the University’s interactions with all levels of government.
Prior to joining NYU, Tettonis completed a fellowship with the New York City Urban Fellows Program, a public policy fellowship sponsored by the City of New York. He earned an M.P.A. with a specialization in financial management and public finance, as well as a B.A. in politics, from NYU. After law school, he aspires to have a career that will compel him to solve complex problems and further social good.
Tettonis is active in New York City’s civic space, volunteering on local and international nonprofit boards.
You can meet more of our “Humans of NYLS” when you check out previous features!