Pre-Law Tutors

James Pollack

James Pollack

Resident Tutor
D-11
Tutor in: Conversations with Kirkland, Brew Club, Pre-Law

Hi Kirkland! Alyssa and I are so excited to join Kirkland House this year. Originally from San Francisco, you can usually find me watching Warriors games or reading novels. I’m starting my first year of the Harvard Law School/Harvard Kennedy School JD-MPP joint degree program. Before graduate school, I graduated from Harvard College, and spent two years working on Capitol Hill for my Congresswoman doing a combination of legislative and communications work. Alyssa and I are always happy to chat about graduate school, professional school, and the great outdoors (we love hiking/camping). We look forward to meeting you all!

Spencer Smith

Spencer Smith

Resident Tutor
N-41
Tutor in: Pre-Law, Econ, BGLTQ, Fellowships

Hello, Kirkland! I'm a first-year law student and a tutor in N-entryway together with my partner, Kevin Carney. Before I arrived at Harvard, I studied economics at the University of Oxford on a Marshall Scholarship. Prior to that, I worked for the President's Council of Economic Advisers and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. If you want to talk about economics or politics, come find me! I grew up near the sandy beaches and beautiful waters of Lake Michigan, and I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011. I'm a Midwesterner through and through, but I love to travel. I also enjoy cooking, hiking, and relaxing with my family (especially my nieces, who share my sense of humor). See you in the dining hall!

Erin Walczewski

Erin Walczewski

Resident Tutor
B-23
Tutor In: Pre-Law, SASH

I'm a graduate of HLS and a corporate lawyer, mostly working with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. I also train new attorneys at my firm, and I teach at HLS. Outside work, I love writing and am really into movies. My husband Luke and I live here with our son Jack (4) and our daughter Kate (2), and we are excited to be back at Kirkland for our 9th year here!

Luke Walczewski

Luke Walczewski

Resident Tutor
B-23
Tutor In: Pre-Law, IMs, Brew Club

I'm happy to be at Kirkland for my 9th year as a resident tutor.  My wife Erin and I live in B-entryway along with our son Jack (born Feb. 2012) and daughter Kate (born April 2014).  I am a 2006 law school graduate and a 2016 graduate of HGSE, and I recently left my job as an Assistant Director of Athletics here at Harvard to start my own company.  Keeping with the sports theme, I also coordinate the Kirkland intramural sports program, and I expect to see each and every one of you at at least one IM event this year. It doesn't matter if you've never done a single athletically-related thing in your life—now is a great time to start! My other responsibilities around this place include helping out with the House pre-law program, running the Kirkland beer brewing club, and teaching the annual beer seminar. I want to get to know every single person in the House, so please don't hesitate to sit down and have a meal with us —Jack and Kate love company at their meals!