Hot Bench: Jeremy Pushkin '19

Jeremy Pushkin ‘19

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Have you ever had a nickname?

Pushkin. And in law school various combos of J-[noun] – J-Bird, J-Bone, J-Dog, etc.

Where did you grow up?

Baltimore, Md., with summers in my mom’s hometown of Sassoferrato, Italy.

What are you most excited for during your first year in San Francisco?

Finding the best burrito in SF.

What is your favorite word?

Apericena: when aperitifs and small plates become your dinner.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?

Chirashi at the Tsukiji Fish Market.

What’s your favorite hobby to avoid the stress of law school?

Planning trips to vineyards and never being able to make it the next day.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

Bermhooda [@bermhooda on Instagram].

What’s something you wish you’d known about law school before coming to UVA Law?

That it’s like being back in high school.

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

An everything bagel with cream cheese from a non-Bodo’s bagel shop.

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?

Knowing the Mega Millions numbers in advance.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Rome (Italy, not Georgia).

What’s your least favorite sound?

The sound of a random undergrad’s scent diffuser going off at the table next to me in the library 1L year.

If you owned a sports team, what/who would be the mascot?

The Montgomery Biscuits already perfected it with Monty, an anthropomorphized buttermilk biscuit.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

The email informing us that “[w]e have had complaints that people are juuling in the Law School.”

Blueberries or strawberries?

Blueberries with breakfast, strawberries for everything else.

What is the best concert you have ever been to?

Danny Brown and Childish Gambino. Donald Glover told me he loved me.

What’s the best (or worst!) PG-rated pickup line you’ve ever heard?

I hope it’s not Shabbos because you’re turning me on.

What’s your spirit animal?

According to a Buzzfeed quiz I just took, a “very cute kitty.”

Backstreet Boys or *NSYNC?

*NSYNC. Don’t @me.

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep?

Four days.

If you won the lottery, what would you do with it?

Start my own vineyard.

If you could be in the winter Olympics, which sport would you compete in?

Curling. I’m just waiting for my mustache to grow out so I can really fit in.

Where is a place you haven’t been but want to travel to?

St. Petersburg, Russia.