Allison Cook

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.

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Albert Chang

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.

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Melissa Nally

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

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Jacqueline Murekatete

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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Sheri Adler

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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