Throughout October and November, 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, find out if their interests match yours, and sign up for their sessions.

3L, Amanda Rom 

  • Home State: Ohio
  • Legal Interests: Personal Injury
  • Organizations: Family Law Society, Business Law Society, Legal Writing Teaching Assistant
  • Bio: Hi guys! I currently live in Tampa, FL. I went to undergrad at the University of Tampa where I majored in Business Management. As of now, I plan on getting a job here after graduation. My favorite classes thus far have been torts, restitution, and contracts. During my 1L summer, I worked for four criminal judges in Tampa, FL. Now I work with mass torts and asbestos litigation for a PI firm in Tampa. I am interested in pursuing a career in civil litigation. If you are an out-of-stater or also like personal injury law, I would love to chat and answer any questions!
  • Session Date: Friday, November, 6th, 12:00-1:00. Register here.

2L, Anna Esposito 

  • Home State: New Jersey
  • Legal Interests: Environmental Law, National Security Law, Domestic Violence
  • Organizations: National Security Law Society (President), Environmental Law Society (VP), International Law Society (VP), Women's Law Caucus (Treasurer), Hunter Moot Court, and more! 
  • Bio: I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BS in Agricultural and Resource Economics with concentrations in International Development and Environmental Policy and a minor in Anthropology. I grew up on the Jersey Shore where I'm a lifeguard for Surf City on Long Beach Island. During my 1L summer, I interned for Rutgers Law Associates' Crime Victims Law Center and Environmental Enforcement at the NJ Division of Law. I plan to pursue environmental law after graduation. 
  • Session Date: Wednesday, November 18th, 2:00-3:00. 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: Monday, October 19th. If you missed it, check back next semester!

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: Thursday, November 12th, 12:00-1:00. Register here.

3L, Justine Jacobs

  • Home State: New Jersey
  • Legal Interests: Employment Law, Civil Rights, Legal Writing
  • Organizations: Rutgers University Law Review (Executive Editor), Voter Rights Project, Domestic Violence Project, Legal Writing Teaching Assistant
  • Bio: I hail from Washington Township, New Jersey, and hold a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s from The New School. Prior to enrolling at Rutgers Law, I oversaw marketing initiatives at Technicolor PostWorks New York, the largest film and television post-production facility on the east coast. Now in my 3L year, I'm an Executive Editor with the Rutgers University Law Review and Law Clerk at employment and civil rights firm Costello & Mains. 
  • Session Date: Friday, October 23rd. If you missed it, check back next semester!

2L, Kate Doyle (Part-Time Evening)

  • 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 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: Monday, November 16th, 5:30-6:30. Register here.

2L, Mumbi Ngugi 

  • Home State: California
  • Legal InterestsConstitutional Law, Civil Rights, Feminism and the Law
  • Organizations: Social Justice Scholar
  • Bio: My name is Mũmbi Wanjikũ Ngũgĩ. I'm a 2L at Rutgers Law. I completed my undergraduate at the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) triple majoring in Women's Studies, Law and Society, and Spanish. I wrote two theses in English and Spanish respectively. My vast areas of interest include civil rights law, philosophy, and legal theory. I have delivered two TEDx talks, one called on the limits of law and police brutality called Mocking Hobbes: Florida's Stand Your Ground Law, and another titled "In Defense of Liberal Arts Education". Both can be found on Youtube. This past summer, I worked at the Homeless Advocacy Project in Philadelphia.
  • Session Date: Monday, October 26th. If you missed it, check back next semester!

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: Wednesday, October 14th. If you missed it, check back next semester!

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: Tuesday, October 20th. If you missed it, check back next semester!

3L, Taylor Vick 

  • Home State: Tennesee 
  • Legal Interests: Business Law, Disability Law, Civil Litigation
  • Organizations: Minority Student Program, Domestic Violence Project, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Family Law Society, Health Law Society, Women's Rights Law Reporter (Notes and Comments Editor)
  • Bio: Hi, my name is Taylor and I am a 3L at Rutgers Law School! Although originally from TN, I came to Rutgers because I was able to get in-state tuition during my first semester. Therefore, I knew I could get a quality education for less. My favorite thing about Rutgers is all of the networking opportunities and its location between Philadelphia and New York. My favorite course has been trial advocacy. Throughout college, I interned for a law firm that specialized in estate planning. I also worked as a legal assistant for a personal injury and corporate litigation firm. During my 1L summer, I interned with a judge in the Family Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia. I also interned with the Civil Presiding Judge of Superior Court in Camden, NJ. I currently work for a law firm that specializes in disability law and worker's compensation. I look forward to graduating in the spring of 2021 so that I can begin to make a difference as a practicing attorney once I pass the bar exam. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
  • Session Date: Thursday, October 29th, 3:00-4:00. Register here.

2L, Tue Ho 

  • Home State: Pennsylvania
  • Legal Interests: Public Interest, Education, Housing, Public Defense
  • Organizations: Minority Student Program, Social Justice Scholars, APALSA, Immigration Law Society, Street Law
  • Bio: Hey everyone! My name is Tue Ho (pronounced "Tway"). I was born in Vietnam but immigrated over straight to Philly. I grew up playing curveball, half ball, and all sorts of street hockey here in South Philly. My father was a Buddhist monk and so, in a way, I'm a bit of a preachers' kid. I enjoy reading non-fiction, going on bike rides, and sleeping while trying to meditate. I studied history at Temple, education at Penn, and now am studying Law at Rutgers. Prior to law school, I was a special ed teacher in Kensington, an ESL teacher in Vietnam, and a Disney greeter at Disney World. I'm very concerned about displacement and have been involved in different housing advocacy groups in Philadelphia. My goal is to hold city planners and private developers accountable for creating and maintaining affordable housing. I'm also passionate about educational equity and hope to one day provide legal services to students and their communities. This summer I interned for the ACLU in Pennsylvania.
  • Session Date: Monday, November 9th, 11:00-12:00. Register here.