Andrew Napoli was born and raised in Langhorne, PA and moved to Philadelphia in 2009 to study Political Science at Temple University. He stayed in Philadelphia while attending Rutgers Law in Camden. Learn more about one of our outstanding members of the Rutgers Law graduating class of 2019.
What will you be doing after graduation?
I will be working full-time as an associate at Francis Alexander, LLC in Media, PA. The small firm currently represents musicians and other entertainment professionals in IP cases. I want to defend people's rights against the powers that be and I want to make money doing it. I want to continue making music and use my legal skills to empower other artists who are typically not very good at asserting their rights.
What is the most memorable moment from your time at Rutgers Law?
My life outside law school was very chaotic during my 1L and 2L year. I will always remember pulling all-nighters and sleeping on my friend's couches who lived on campus in order to stay on top of my work. I can better appreciate where I am now because I went through all that. I also can't show enough appreciation to my friends, family, and professors who helped me during my time at Rutgers Law.
What was your favorite course?
Legal Writing with Professor Ricks because I undoubtedly learned more valuable skills in that single class than any other.
What student organization was your favorite and why?
I enjoyed the softball tournament in Virginia. Representing Rutgers Law in defeating Penn Law was possibly the true highlight of my law school experience.
What are some of your notable achievements from your time at Rutgers Law?
My 1L summer internship with the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, CA was very fun because I worked on First Amendment free-speech issues, one of my favorite topics in law.
What advice do you have for incoming law students?
My advice to the 1L's is not to feel stressed about not knowing what you'll do with your law degree. If you stay true to yourself and pay attention to potential opportunities the rest will fall into place. I know that is cliché, but if I'd have kept that in mind more often it would have saved me a lot of anxiety during 1L and 2L year.