Leo was born and raised in Glen Ellyn, IL with two younger sisters. He attended Wheaton College, IL and graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Applied Mathematics and Organ Performance. During undergrad, he served as a Congressional legislative intern and was also selected to participate in the inaugural 2020 class of Heritage Foundation Academy Fellows. In addition to his role on JLEPP, Leo is a Showcase Team oralist on the Notre Dame Moot Court Board and the Director of the 2022 Notre Dame National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom. He spent his 1L summer as a legal intern for the Thomas More Society in Chicago and his 2L summer as a Bradley Foundation Legal Fellow at Napa Legal Institute in Washington, DC. Over the past two years, Leo has also worked as a legal intern for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, participated in a Civil Rights Fellowship hosted by the Center for Equal Opportunity, and contributed as a student writer to the Federalist Society Blog. In his free time, Leo enjoys reading historical and fantasy novels, cooking, and spending time with his family in South Dakota. After graduation, he will clerk for Justice Janine M. Kern of the South Dakota Supreme Court.