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Student News > 2012-2013

For the fifth year in a row, Adjunct Professor Sheryl Mintz Goski (center), Law Offices of Sheryl Mintz Goski P.A., took four students to Paris, France, to participate in the International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Competition, held in early February. The students, who competed against students representing law and business schools from Germany, China, Italy and Oregon, are (l-r): Jason Ye ’14, Laura Deeks ’13, Liz Lee ’13, and Ray Baldino ’13.

Community Law Clinic Under the guidance of Community Law Clinic faculty, students in the clinic negotiated a complex Contract of Sale for property in the University Heights area of Newark and a Right of Entry Agreement. The negotiations included the resolution of significant environmental and title issues. The students interacted with international counsel for the purchaser, BioTrial, a prominent French research company, and local counsel Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. BioTrial’s plans for developing the currently vacant parcel include a $30 million clinical research facility that will contribute to the mission of University Heights Science Park, a collaboration among the city’s four public institutions of higher education. Shown at the real estate closing held in the Rutgers–Newark Chancellor’s office are (l-r): Class of 2013 students Ifeanyi Enejere, Elina Kremen, and Eric Ashbahian, Clinical Professor Robert Holmes, BioTrial international counsel Pierre Abitbol, and Clinical Professor Charles Auffant.


MELA 2012
Jean Lee ’02, assistant general counsel at JP Morgan Chase & Co. and president of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, and Hon. David F. Bauman, Presiding Judge of the Civil Division, Superior Court, Monmouth County, are shown (center) with officers and representatives of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. APALSA honored the two at the October 25 Mela, which welcomes new and returning students to the Rutgers Law School community and celebrates Asian Pacific American achievements in the legal field. Students (l-r) are: Jason Ye, APALSA treasurer; Rinat Shangeeta; Eunic Yoon; Tiffany Ornedo; Joy Jiao; Kenny Louis, APALSA president; Tiffany Pho; Scott Le; Alan Chen; and Bryan Lew. 


2012 RCTLJ Symposium The Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal had a full house at its October 23 fall symposium on “Ethical Issues in E-Discovery, Social Media, and the Cloud.” The journal worked with the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education to provide 2.0 CLE ethics credits to the practicing attorneys in attendance. Pictured are (l-r): Kersten Roehsler ’13, RCTLJ managing development editor; Clinical Professor John R. Kettle III, RCTLJ faculty adviser; speakers Hon. Ronald J. Hedges (Ret.) of Corodemus & Corodemus and Maura R. Grossman of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Associate Dean Fran Bouchoux, RCTLJ faculty adviser; and Randy Gray ’13, RCTLJ editor-in-chief.   


Vets Program visits McCarter


Several years ago, McCarter & English’s Brigadier General (Ret.) William S. Greenberg ’67 founded the Military Legal Assistance Program (MLAP) to provide free legal representation to members of the Reserve and National Guard who served since September 11, 2001. Six years later, hundreds of soldiers have received quality free legal representation in a variety of legal contexts. Inspired by the MLAP, a group of Rutgers School of Law–Newark students came together to help further this cause and started the Rutgers Veterans Pro Bono Program. The program enables students to participate in various legal research and writing assignments from McCarter’s MLAP program. At their first orientation, students were welcomed at the firm by the General (front row, fourth from left) and introduced to the types of cases McCArter handles. The Rutgers group not only looks forward to making a positive impact on the lives of veterans within our community, but also anticipates a very rewarding educational and practical legal experience.

Select members of the Rutgers Veterans Pro Bono Program are also participating in a new volunteer opportunity at the VA Hospital in Lyons. The students will assist veterans on non-VA related legal issues such as criminal expungements, custody issues, divorce, SSI/SSD, and applying for veterans benefits. Students are paired with attorneys from DLA Piper.

NJAJ and SBA The New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ), as part of its effort to expand outreach to regional law schools and inform law students about the organization, hosted a at Rutgers School of Law–Newark on September 13. NJAJ officers urged students to become trial attorneys and be active in the organization. NJAJ hopes to establish a student American Association for Justice/NJAJ chapter at the Rutgers–Newark.

NJAJ president Scott G. Leonard (second from right) is shown at the reception with (l-r): NJAJ president-elect Francisco J. Rodriguez, Student Bar Association (SBA) treasurer Mark Makhail ’13, SBA president Layla Lester ’13, and Priyanka Desai ’14, NJAJ student member.
iLs an NJAJ NJAJ member Adam Lederman ’08 is flanked by two first-year students and new members of the NJAJ, Kevin Hill and Jason Moreira.