May 27, 2020

After three years of hard work in and out of the classroom, Robert Andrade RLAW '20 is receiving the Dean’s Pro Bono Publico Award for Significant Service. He has been a very active and committed member of the affinity student associations on campus and was a member of the Minority Student Program. He plans to practice labor law in San Francisco after graduation.

Julie Minicozzi RLAW '20 had worked as a loan officer and mortgage administrator for 17 years and also as an adjunct English professor before attending law school where she excelled and became the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review in Newark. After graduation, she plans to clerk for Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, and after her clerkship, she will become an associate at Lowenstein Sandler.


Derek Demeri portrait

A Social Justice Scholar and Eagleton Fellow, Derek Demeri RLAW '20 also was the Managing Editor of the Law Review and president of the law school's LGBTQ organization, Outlaws. After graduation, Demeri will clerk for New Jersey Appellate Judge Arnold L. Natali.

Diana Felipe RLAW '20 was a judicial intern for U.S. Federal Court Judge Esther Salas RLAW ‘94 and served as a student representative for the Student Bar Association, Association of Latin American Law Students, and Association of Black Law Students. She also served as the Co-President for the Association of Latin American Law Students during her 2L year. After graduation, she will begin a job at Paul Hastings.

After Ayisha Scales RLAW '20 graduates from law school in May, she will move to Washington D.C. to take part in a two-year Racial Justice and Juvenile Defense Fellowship at Georgetown Law School. While at Rutgers Law, she took part in the Juvenile Justice Clinic  and worked as a judicial extern with Camden County juvenile court. 

A member of the National Mock Trial Team, Christopher Winters RLAW '20 also was a member of the Federal Tax Clinic and worked one summer at KPMG in its International Tax Group.  After he graduates in May, he will begin working for KPMG as an associate.


Briana Ramos RLAW '20, was the President of Alianza. She participated in the Children's Justice Clinic and the Entrepreneurship Clinic and interned for State Farm, Camden County Superior Court, and a commercial real estate firm. After graduation, she will clerk at Camden County Superior Court.


Rutgers Law Media Contacts:
Mike Sepanic (Camden); Elizabeth Moore (Newark)

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