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Opening doors to your future

Brooklyn Law School is dedicated to diversity and expanding career opportunities.

As a law school strongly committed to diversity, we are dedicated to maximizing career opportunities for our students. We participate in various diversity recruitment programs and job fairs throughout the country, in addition to diversity programs sponsored by major law firms. The Career Development Center will inform you about these opportunities, as well as diversity scholarships, fellowships and job fairs. Frantz Price, an Associate Director, serves as the Career Development Center’s Diversity Liaison.

Examples of past Brooklyn Law School student recipient of diversity fellowships and scholarships are listed below.

2020 Recipients and Placements

New York City Bar Association 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

Dominika Peko ’22 TIAA
Catrell Jewel ’22 Bloomberg
Eli Rios ’22 Locke Lord
Christian Rivera ’22 Bessemer Trust
Amy Zhou ’22 Herbert Smith Freehills

Information about the fellowship can be found on the New York City Bar Association website


Labaton Sucharow Minority Scholarship and Internship

Crystal Liu (AJD/2021)


Arnold & Porter Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

Christian Hodges ’22


American Bar Association (ABA) Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP)

Meghan A. Johnke ’22 Hon. Susan M. Breall, Superior Court for the City and County of San Francisco
Jahi Jabari John Liburd ’22 Hon. Donald L. Graham, S.D. Fl. (Miami)
Thu P. Nguyen ’22 Hon. Lorna G. Schofield, SDNY

The Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program

Lilliana Iorfino ’21 Hon. Kiyo A. Matsumoto, EDNY
David Kim ’22 Hon. Analisa Torres, SDNY
Yariza Pimentel ’22 Hon. Doris M. Gonzalez, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Civil Term

Brooklyn Law School alum Linda S. Lin ’03 is one of the chairs of the program. Brooklyn Law School alum Jeanette Rodriguez-Morick ’93 (now a NYC Civil Court Judge) is a past co-chair of the program.


The Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project

Monica Rashed ’22 Hon. James Cott, SDNY
Bryttni Yi ALD/’22 Hon. Pamela Chen, EDNY

More information about the Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project.

2019 Recipients and Placements

The Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program

Brian Brown ’21 Hon. Denny Chin, 2d Circuit
Mengzhou (Melissa) Fu ’21 Hon. Laura Taylor Swain, SDNY
William Granados ’21 Hon. Dora Irizarry, EDNY
Layla Noriega ’21 Hon. Joanne Quinones, NYS Supreme Court, Kings County, Criminal
Saba Waqar ’21 Hon. Sarah Netburn, SDNY

Brooklyn Law School alum Linda S. Lin ’03 is one of the chairs of the program.
Brooklyn Law School alum Jeanette Rodriguez-Morick ’93 (now a NYC Civil Court Judge) is a past co-chair of the program.

More information about the program can be found at www.scsjip.org/ls_program.html.


ABA Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP)

Mengzhou (Melissa) Fu ’21 Hon. Laura Taylor Swain, SDNY
Mollie Hamel ’21 Hon. Lorna Schofield, SDNY
Heewon Lee ’21 Hon. Andre Birotte Jr., Central District of California
Marcelle Little Dawes ’21 Hon. Elizabeth Stong, Bankruptcy, EDNY
Alanna Melanie Phillips ’21 Hon. Lorna Schofield, SDNY
Saba Waqar ’21 Hon. Sarah Netburn, SDNY

Information about the ABA (American Bar Association) Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP) is available at www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/committees/jiop/program/.


New York City Bar Association 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

Ama Bonsu ’21 Coty Inc.
Brandi Ama Doyal ’21 Jones Day
Hyanna Cardoso ’21 Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.

Information about the fellowship can be found at on the New York City Bar Association website.


Labaton Sucharow Minority Scholarship and Internship

Jordan Khorshad ’21 

Information about the Scholarship and Internship can be found at www.labaton.com/about-us/diversity/diversity.


Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings America Diversity & Inclusion Summer Internship

KT Firstenberger ’21


Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Diversity & Inclusion Law Department Summer Internship Program

Nicholas Fuchs ’21


New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship program

The current chair of the sponsoring committee is a Brooklyn Law School alum - Yamicha Stephenson ’12

Husain Hicham Bazzi ’20
Yifeng Chen ’20

Information about the Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship Program can be found on the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) website.


Hispanic National Bar Association (HBNA) Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI) sponsored by Microsoft

Kassandra Irizarry ’20

For more details about the program, see the HNBA Intern letter.


Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Fund

Diego Gomez ’20

For the list of past Brooklyn Law School recipients on the Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Fund website.

2018 Recipients and Placements

Hispanic National Bar Association (HBNA) Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI) sponsored by Microsoft

Diego Gomez ’20


Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Diversity & Inclusion Law Department Summer Internship Program

Tino S. Illiparambil ’20


New York City Bar Association 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

Jermaine Cherry ’20 American Express
Kassandra Irizarry ’20 New York Life Insurance Company
Lana Alkarim ’20 Morritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

New York County Lawyers Association Hon. Harold Baer Jr. and Dr. Suzanne Baer Minority Judicial Internship Program

Ruting Chen ’20 Hon. Barbara Moses, SDNY (and past president of the New York County Lawyers Association)

ABA Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP)

Alina Islam-Hashmi ’19 Hon. Elizabeth Stong, Bankruptcy, EDNY
Janna Joassainte ’20 Hon. Sarah Netburn, SDNY
Muhammad Sardar ’20 Hon. Lorna Schofield, SDNY
Jessica Simonelli ’20 Hon. Colleen McMahon, Chief U.S. District Judge, SDNY

The Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program


Yifeng Chen ’20 Hon. Doris M. Gonzalez, New York State Supreme Court, Civil Division, Bronx County
Monica Ferreira ’20 Hon. Eric N. Vitaliano, EDNY
Diego Gomez ’20 Hon. Wilma Guzman, New York State Supreme Court, Civil Division, Bronx County
Michelle Jackson ’20 Hon. Jacqueline B. Deane, New York Family Court, Kings County
Lydia McFarlane ’20 Hon. Dean T. Kusakabe, New York Family Court, Kings County

Brooklyn Law School alum Linda S. Lin ’03 is one of the chairs of the program. Brooklyn Law School alum Jeanette Rodriguez-Morick ’93 (now a NYC Civil Court Judge) is a past co-chair of the program.

Bar Associations and Organizations

The Career Development Center assists specialty bar associations in their outreach to diverse student groups:

Asian American Bar Association of New York
Association of Black Women Attorneys
Dominican Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association Foundation of Greater New York
Metropolitan Black Bar Association
Minority Corporate Counsel Association
National Bar Association
National Black Prosecutors Association
National LGBT Bar Association
PALS (Practicing Attorneys for Law Students)
Puerto Rican Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association of New York

Some Diversity Fellowships

Dorsey & Whitney LLP Diversity Fellowship
New York City Bar Association 1L Diversity Fellowship Program
New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Fellowship
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington Hong Duc Clerkship
Vinson and Elkins Diversity Fellowships

Some Diversity Scholarships

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Diversity Scholarship
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship Program
LeGal’s Tryon Garner Memorial Fellowship for African-American LGBT Civil Rights
Metropolitan Black Bar Association Scholarship
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy Diversity Scholars Program
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman Diversity Scholarship
Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship
Reed Smith Diverse Scholars Program
Thomson Hine Diversity Scholarship

Some Diversity Job Fairs

Boston Lawyers Group
Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (Kansas City, Missouri)
Hispanic National Bar Association Law Student Symposium and Job Fair
IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities
Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair
LeGaL LGBT Career Fair for First Year Law Students
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair
National LGBT Bar Association Annual Conference (aka Lavender Law Conference)
Northeast BLSA Job Fair
Northwest Minority Job Fair
Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair
The Tri-State (Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky) Diversity Recruitment Program

Some Diversity Judicial Internships Programs

American Bar Association Section of Business Law Diversity Clerkship Program
American Bar Association Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association Foundation of Greater New York Dr. M.L. "Hank" Henry, Jr., Fund for Judicial Internships
New York County Lawyers' Association Hon. Harold Baer Jr. and Dr. Suzanne Baer Summer Minority Judicial Internship Program
New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Minority Fellowship with a Justice of the Commercial Division
Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program

Career Development Center
Location
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Brooklyn, NY
Phone
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