New York is the 2nd largest employer of Rutgers Law School graduates
In an effort to reach out to law school graduates from Newark and Camden who are working in and around New York City and bring together alumni who want to be active participants of the Alumni Association and to maintain ties with their colleagues, officers from the Rutgers School of Law- Newark Alumni Association created a NYC chapter.
Natalae Velez RLAW '11, the chapter's first president, said in addition to networking, chapter members are planning to launch a mentoring program and public service project.
She said the idea for a New York City chapter came about in the fall of 2017 when alumni gathered at the offices of Debevoise & Plimpton in Manhattan to honor outgoing Newark Co-Dean Ron Chen. The evening event brought together Rutgers Law alumni who were working in the city, reuniting classmates who didn’t realize they had a New York City connection.
"It's an exciting time, as we have an opportunity to engage our New York City alumni in a way that focuses on their specific interests," said Wan Cha RLAW ’15, an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, who will serve as vice president of the new group.
To strengthen relationships among alumni who live and/or work in New York City and to strengthen relationships between those alumni and the community of Rutgers Law School and to advance the ideals, reputation, and educational goals of the school.
|NYC CHAPTER OFFICERS|
|President||Maritza Rodriguez '11|
|Vice President||Jason Ye '14|
Natalae Velez '11
Babatunde Odubekun '17
|Ione Curva '12|
|Adrienne Hawkins '12|
|Nicole Johnson '12|
|Ifeoma McKenzie '15|
|Joy Park '15|
|Steve Park '16|
|Hannah Pennington '01|