Ariela Herzog is a Supervising Attorney with the Rutgers Law School Child Advocacy Clinic. Along with Professors Randi Mandelbaum and Joanne Gottesman, she oversees a state-funded program to provide pro bono immigration representation to youth in the custody of the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Ariela has expertise in both immigration and family law. She utilizes a holistic, client-centered approach to the representation of immigrant children.
Ariela has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Rutgers Child Advocacy Clinic, mentoring and supervising clinical students in their representation of immigrant children. Over her career, she has engaged in a variety of pro bono initiatives including advocacy efforts and community know your rights presentations.
Prior to joining Rutgers in 2016, Ariela served as a Deputy Attorney General in New Jersey, directed a low bono legal services office at Immigrant Justice Corps and managed her own private practice. She earned a Juris Doctor from Benajmin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was an articles editor for the Journal of International and Comparative Law. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College.