Jacqueline Murekatete
2012

Current Job: Program Founder & Adviser, Miracle Corners of the World

Internships: Legal Aid Society, South Brooklyn Legal Services

Clinics: Human Rights and Genocide Clinic

Undergraduate college: New York University

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."

 

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Brian Farkas
2013

Current Job: Associate Attorney, Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP

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 concentrated his studies on intellectual property law and alternative dispute resolution. He was the editor-in-chief of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and worked part-time as a law clerk at Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP, a mid-sized general practice firm.

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Sheri Adler
2013

Current Job: Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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 in 2013.

"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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