Assistant Director
Latasha Onugha
Rutgers Law School
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 353-2570
  • Biography

Ms. Onugha works with students on all aspects of career planning and manages the judicial clerkship application program.  Prior to joining Rutgers Law School, Ms. Onugha was a Senior Recruiter at management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.  At McKinsey, Ms. Onugha set the local recruiting strategy and provided end-to-end management of all recruiting functions for consultant candidates with advanced degrees.  Ms. Onugha also worked on a cross-functional team focused on implementing recruiting and retention efforts for diverse applicants and colleagues.  Prior to McKinsey, Ms. Onugha served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the Bronx District Attorney, where she was a member of the Alternatives to Incarceration and Domestic Violence Bureaus.  As a prosecutor, Ms. Onugha designed and implemented diversion programs that gave individuals with substance use disorders and mental health needs an opportunity to engage in treatment in lieu of formal prosecution.  She also co-chaired a county-wide task force to assist individuals returning from state prison with accessing programs and services to aid their reentry into the community post-incarceration.  Ms. Onugha received her J.D. from Howard University School of Law and her B.A. from Rutgers University.  Following law school, she clerked for the then Presiding Superior Court Judge of the Criminal Division in Camden County, Judge Thomas A. Brown, Jr.