Brian Polivy
2015

In February 2014, Brian Polivy '15 was awarded the 2013 Samuel K. Maynard Memorial Student Service Award by the Labor & Employment Section of the New York State Bar Association. 

Undergraduate College: Cornell University

Clinics: I'm currently participating in the ADR clinic this semester where I have worked at the EEOC.  It's been a really great opportunity to gain some practical experience through experiential learning.  

Jobs During Law School: I interned this past summer at the National Labor Relations Board. This upcoming summer, I will be working for a small union/plaintiff side Labor and Employment firm Pitta Giblin. 

Groups/Activities: I am President of the Cardozo Labor and Employment Society. I was also a May Mentor to incoming students. 

What type of law do you want to practice? What made you interested in this field of law?

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Alexandra Simmerson
2014

Undergraduate College: The University of Michigan

Internships: Tory Burch, Stuart Weitzman, Morgans Hotel Group, Model Alliance; Participant in Cardozo-FIT Fashion Law Practicum

Law Clerk At: Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

Current Jobs:  Deputy Director at Model Alliance; Research Assistant for Barbara Kolsun '82; Law Clerk at Michael Kors

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Allison Cook
2014

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.” 

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Albert Chang
2014

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.

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Melissa Nally
2014

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 University

Tell us about your experience in media law. What have you learned at your various externships?

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Brian Farkas
2013

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.

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Sheri Adler
2013

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."

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