|Matthew D. Knoblauch ’16 (3rd from right), who is a Marsha Wenk Public Interest Law Fellow and co-president of the Environmental Law Society, received the 2014 Kevin Apuzzio Memorial Foundation Scholarship at the August 5 Somerset Patriots game. The scholarship is awarded to a Rutgers University student who is also a volunteer firefighter. Knoblauch has been a volunteer firefighter since 2006 and an EMT since 2007. Kevin Apuzzio was a Rutgers undergraduate and a firefighter when he died in the line of duty in April 2006. Shown with Knoblauch are (l-r): Greg Huber, a member of the Kevin Apuzzio Memorial Foundation; Sparky Lyle of the Somerset Patriots; Danielle Stoval of the foundation, and Apuzzio’s parents, Joseph and Marili, and sister Leila.|
|Clinical Professor Jennifer Rosen Valverde (front row, left) of the Education and Health Law Clinic with Professor Patricia Findley (front row, right) of the Rutgers School of Social Work on a spring break trip with students to Israel. The group is shown in front of the Damascus gate in Jerusalem.|
|Yvette Bravo-Weber (seated, left), Assistant Dean for the Minority Student Program, moderated a “Judges of Color” panel discussion hosted by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA). The judges who participated are (seated, l-r): Hon. Esther Salas ’94, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan, First Judicial Dept. Appellate Term, New York Supreme Court; Hon. Lorraine Pullen, New Jersey Superior Court, Criminal Division; and Hon. Michael Wright ’89, New Jersey Superior Court, Family Division.|
|The Labor and Employment Law Society, Student Bar Association, Eric Neisser Public Interest Program, and the Office of Career Services were co-sponsors of the Peggy Browning Fund: Workplace for Workplace Justice discussion. Speakers talked about the fund’s summer fellowships, workers’ rights conferences, networking and other programs; and the experiences of practicing law for a union legal department, a workers’ rights center, a law firm representing unions and workers, and a government agency that regulates the workplace. Those shown include (front row, l-r): Adjunct Professor Arnold Shep Cohen ’76, Oxfeld Cohen, P.C.; 2013 Peggy Browning Fund Fellow Megann McManus ’14, and Professor James Pope. Back row: Eric B. Sposito ’11, National Labor Relations Board field attorney; Gwynne A. Wilcox ’78, Levy Ratner, P.C., and member of the board of directors of the Peggy Browning Fund; and Piel Lora, Class of 2015.|
More than 60 judges attended the SBA’s March 5 Judicial Panel and Reception, which was headlined by New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, shown above with (l-r): Cliff Dawkins ’15, SBA president; Marissa Koblitz Kingman ’14, SBA vice president; and Mark Makhail ’13, past SBA treasurer. The networking event included a panel of judges who discussed the clerkship process and an exhibit of classic courtroom illustrations sponsored by Adjunct Professor Brain Neary. Chief Justice Rabner, Vice Dean Reid Weisbord (second from right), and SBA officers Dawkins and Kingman are shown below with panel participants Hudson Assignment Judge Peter F. Bariso, Passaic Presiding Civil Judge Thomas F. Brogan, Essex Assignment Judge Patricia K. Costello, Bergen Assignment Judge Peter E. Doyne, Hudson Family Part Judge Daniel D’Alessandro, Middlesex Assignment Judge Travis L. Francis, and Appellate Presiding Judge of Administration Carmen Messano.
|Panelists at the Women’s Law Forum discussion on “The Awareness and Deterrence of Human Trafficking at Home and Abroad” described their role in the effort to end trafficking and how their agencies and non-profit organizations work together to raise awareness and stop trafficking. The speakers were (l-r): Lauren Hersh, Equality Now; Dorchen Lediholdt, Sanctuary for Families; Keyla Munoz, NJ Anti-Trafficking Task Force, FBI; Suzanne Alvino, and Kelly Sandler, Essex County Prosecutor's Office. Moderator was Tareq. G. Brown ’15, who organized the event.|
|Students from the Rutgers School of Law–Newark Civil Justice and Criminal and Youth Justice Clinics, together with Clinical Program staff, are shown with some of the scores of holiday gifts collected from the law school community for children in foster care. Organizing the “holiday cheer” collection each year is Clinical Professor Laura Cohen, who receives “wish lists” from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency for children under their care.|
|Hon. Judge Rosemary Gambardella ’79 (third from right), Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, received the Outstanding Woman of the Year Award from the Women’s Law Forum (WLF). The presentation took place at the WLF’s annual “Ladies Day” celebration, which featured a panel discussion that recognized women in the courts. In addition to Judge Gambardella, panelists were (l-r): Hon. Ellen Koblitz, Judge of the Superior Court, Appellate Division; Hon. Victoria Pratt ’98, Judge of the Municipal Court, City of Newark; and, third from right, Hon. Lois Lipton, Judge of the Superior Court. The program was organized by WLF co-chairs Elizabeth Zambrana and Kristin Yu (right), both Class of 2015.|