Connect with current students at Rutgers Law in Camden during Q&A sessions where you can ask about student life, finding an internship, personalizing your education, and more! Continuing reading to learn more about our students.

3L, Destiney Wilson 

  • Home State: New Jersey
  • Legal Interests: Children's Rights & Policy Reform, Property Rights, Juvenile Criminal Defense
  • Organizations: Black Law Students Association, Social Justice Scholars
  • Bio: While I was young growing up in South Jersey, my favorite things to do were going to the beach, riding my bike, and spending all day choosing books at the library. Admittedly, I still enjoy these things. I went to Pleasantville high school, where I played on the girl's volleyball team and ran indoor track. After I graduated I went to college at Montclair State University. I studied Child Advocacy & Policy and was certified to be a paralegal. After graduation, I worked for two years at the FAA, as a purchaser, all while studying for the LSAT exam. While in law school, I've worked at the Office of the Law Guardian, Juvenile Law Center, and Philadelphia's Defenders Association.
  • Session Date: Tuesday, March 9, 3:00-4:00. Register here.

3L, Christian Velez-Vargas 

  • Home State: New Jersey
  • Legal Interests: Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Financial Crime
  • Organizations: Black Law Students Association (VP), Employment & Labor Law Association (VP and Founding Member), Student Bar Association, National Security Law Association, Minority Student Program, Latin American Law Student Alliance 
  • Bio: I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick with a concentration in criminal justice and economics before continuing my education at Rutgers Law. I'm the current Editor-In-Chief of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion and a judicial extern to the Honorable Karen Williams, U.S.M.J., at the Federal Courthouse in Camden, N.J. Previously I worked for American Water Works in Camden, the US Dept. of Justice in Philadelphia, and an insurance defense firm. During my free time, I enjoy volunteering with tax preparation, serving as a trained mediator at the local superior court, and drafting wills for first responders and military personnel. 
  • Session Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2:30-3:30. Register here.

2L, Kate Doyle

  • Home State: Virginia
  • Legal Interests: Reproductive Justice, Public Interest
  • Organizations: If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice (President and Founder), Street Law Community Educator, Mediation Pro Bono Project.   Outside of school, independent fundraiser for my hometown's abortion fund, the Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project. Member of the Birth Rights Bar Association.
  • Bio: I'm a non-traditional student who has spent time as a part-time and full-time student. I felt compelled to pursue law school as a result of working at Planned Parenthood in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Prior to my life in New Jersey, I worked a variety of human resources positions in my home state of Virginia. This past summer, I had the privilege of interning at the Women's Law Project in Philadelphia, where I worked on pregnancy discrimination cases, a Title IX sexual misconduct case, and participated in a judicial bypass hearing. Though I completed 1L as a full-time student, I've since transitioned to the part-time evening program so I could return to my job at Planned Parenthood during the day. I also currently intern in the Veterans Advocacy Clinic. I'm forever grateful to my fiance for agreeing to move to NJ with me!
  • Session Date: Thursday, April 15, 5:00-6:00 PM. Register here.

3L, Riley Anderson

  • Home State: Pennsylvania
  • Legal Interests: Family Law, Real Estate/Property
  • Organizations: Family Law Society (President), Mediation Pro Bono Project, VITA Pro Bono Project, Women’s Rights Law Reporter (Senior Notes Editor)
  • Bio: Hi, my name is Riley Anderson (she/her) and I am a 3L here at Rutgers Law in Camden. Outside of the classroom, I spend my time planning events and fundraisers as the Family Law Society President and overseeing spading as the Senior Notes Editor of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter. My hobbies include hiking, cooking, and traveling. I chose Rutgers Law in Camden because of its proximity to Philadelphia, one of my most favorite places in the world. Additionally, the community aspect of the school is unlike any I had seen at other Law Schools. I was concerned about the isolation law students sometimes feel when going through the process because of how unique law school is. However, Rutgers encourages its students to work collaboratively and to develop strong professional relationships which is something I have personally experienced. I've worked at Camden County Surrogate’s Court and the Children and Family Advocacy Clinic. I've also done Criminal Appellant Defense work. 
  • Session Date: Tuesday, April 6, 11:00-12:00. Register here.

2L, Sydney Larsen 

  • Home State: New Jersey
  • Legal Interests: Education, Labor and Employment Law
  • Organizations: Women’s Law Caucus (President), Mediation Pro Bono Project, Journal of Law and Public Policy, Domestic Violence Project
  • Bio: I'm a 2L at Rutgers Law who graduated from Rowan University with a B.A. in Political Science, a minor in International Studies, and a concentration in Honors. Throughout this year, I've served as the President for the Women’s Law Caucus, a Staff Editor for Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a Student Leader for the Mediation Pro Bono Project. I also participate in the Domestic Violence Project and works in the Rutgers Law Admissions Office. This past summer, I worked as a Law Clerk for DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Giblin working on areas of estates and trusts, municipal law, and labor and employment law. 
  • Session Date: Monday, March 29, 2:30-3:30. Register here.