BAR ADMISSIONS New Jersey; New York (currently awaiting admission)
Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ Juris Doctor, May 2010 GPA: 3.36 Class Rank: Top 1/3 Honors: Kaplen Foundation Scholar Activities: Legislative Law Journal, Member Black Law Students Association, Treasurer (2008-2009); Academic Coordinator (2009-2010) Academic Success Program, Teaching Fellow (Spring 2009-Fall 2009) The New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP), Tutor (2009-2010)
Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, January 2007 Honors: Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honors Society; Health Care Plus Essay Scholarship; Dean's List
Honorable John A. O'Shaughnessy, New Jersey Superior Court, Jersey City, NJ Law Clerk, September 2010 to Present Â· Conduct legal research, review party submissions, analyze legal issues, and draft decisions and orders in matters before the Court. Â· Attend conferences with attorneys and Judge while assisting with case preparation.
Seton Hall Law Domestic Violence Advocacy Project, Newark, NJ Advocate, January 2010 to May 2010 Â· Provided information and advocated in behalf of domestic violence victims seeking restraining orders in Essex County Family Court
City of Newark Department of Law, Newark,NJ Extern, June 2009 to August 2009 Â· Conducted extensive research and wrote motions, memoranda, and legal briefs in the area of Civil Litigation, specifically focusing on Title 59 claims against public entities (Tort Claims Act) and Civil Rights claims under 42 U.S.C. Â§ 1983. Â· Conducted pre-trial preparation including filing answers to complaints, preparing answers to interrogatories and conducting discovery.
Legal Education Opportunity (LEO) Program, Newark, NJ Tutor & Director's Assistant, August 2008 & August 2009 Â· Conducted forums on outlining and note taking with a substantive focus on Contracts and Civil Procedure.
The Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Newark, NJ Judicial Intern, May 2008 to August 2008 Â· Researched and authored legal memoranda concerning a wide range of issues involving civil procedure and contract rights. Â· Wrote draft opinions including a Social Security Administration opinion denying Disability Income Benefits, a breach of contract opinion and order, and an opinion granting a motion for default judgment pursuant to Rule 55(b).
LICENSES Â· Certified Mediator, Superior Court of New Jersey
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