Externships: Office of the NY Attorney General - Investor Protection Bureau
Clinics: Securities Arbitration Clinic; Alexander Fellows program working for Judge Jack Weinstein, Eastern District of New York
Undergraduate College: Rollins College
Current Job: Summer Associate at Hogan Lovells
Allison Cook came to law school after spending several years at an investment bank, work that made her thirsty to dig deeper into the industry—and this passion has guided her approach to law school so far.
“I am interested in transactional work - probably something corporate,” she says. “My time with the Securities Arbitration Clinic made a big impact. I loved working with our clients. They were lovely people who needed help, and even when there were situations where our intake contacts turned out not to have viable claims, it was incredibly fulfilling to help put their minds at ease by just talking them through the challenges they were facing.”Learn More
Internships: Research, Markets, and Regulation Office at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, DC; Legal Aid Society
Undergraduate college: Swarthmore College
Albert Chang ’14 is a member of Cardozo’s Moot Court Honor Society. He competed at the Price Media Moot Court competition in Oxford, UK, where he and a member of his team ranked eighth and sixth, respectively, as oralists.
Through the Cardozo Seminars Abroad program, Albert participated in the Winter Break in Cuba trip in January 2013. With a group of students and faculty, he met dissident journalist/blogger Yoani Sanchez, as well as members of the Cuban criminal justice system.
Albert will spend the first half of his summer as an associate at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in New York. During the remainder of his summer, he will intern in the Research, Markets, and Regulation office at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C.Learn More
Internships: Society of Professional Journalists at Baker & Hostetler, LLP; BBC Worldwide; Internet Bureau, Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York
Undergraduate college: Villanova UniversityLearn More
Internships: Legal Aid Society, South Brooklyn Legal Services
Clinics: Human Rights and Genocide Clinic
Undergraduate college: New York University
Current Job: Program Founder & Adviser, Miracle Corners of the World
Jacqueline Murekatete is a survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. She was granted political asylum in the U.S. and began to tell her story at the age of 16.
Murekatete founded her own nonprofit dedicated to providing leadership in human rights issues. At Cardozo Law she worked for the Human Rights and Genocide Clinic. "Cardozo helped me combine my passions for human rights and justice. My experiences here will give me the practical skills I need to succeed as an international human rights lawyer."
Internships: Condé Nast; Justice Judith N. McMahon of the New York State Supreme Court
Clinics: Cardozo Mediation Clinic
Undergraduate college: Vassar College
Brian Farkas '13 is concentrating his studies on intellectual property law and alternative dispute resolution. He is the editor-in-chief of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and works part-time as a law clerk at Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP, a mid-sized general practice firm.Learn More
Internships: Hon. Victor Marrero in the Southern District of New York
Clinics: Guardianship Clinic
Undergraduate college: Barnard College, Columbia University
Sheri Adler '13 was among the students who greeted Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor during her visit to Cardozo earlier this year.
"As editor-in-chief of the Cardozo Law Review, I have thought a lot about what it takes to be successful as a female leader in the legal profession. Meeting Justice Sotomayor taught me that, most importantly, you need to be yourself. I will carry Justice Sotomayor's infectious warmth, charm, and inner strength with me as I forge my own identity as a woman in the law."Learn More
Cardozo’s Human Rights and Genocide Clinic, Tiferet Unterman and Sarah Efronson provided the legal framework for the Raphael Lemkin Seminar for Genocide Prevention, the core program of the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, in November 2012. The annual seminar brings together mid-level government officials from around the world to the Holocaust site of Auschwitz in Poland for a weeklong intensive learning experience focused on the most effective approaches for preventing genocide.
In the weeks leading up to the seminar, Tiferet and Sarah explored the connection between corporate social responsibility and genocide prevention through the research and development of a report and presentation that they would present in the Polish town of Oswiecim. This unique opportunity allowed them to apply the legal knowledge and critical thinking skills they’ve gained at Cardozo to their shared passion of protecting human rights globally in a real-world environment.Learn More