Law Student Clerk Program

The Law Office of Amy Jane Agnew, P.C. is incredibly proud of its Law Student Clerk Program.  Annually, the firm hires 4-6 law students from New York City area law schools, including: Brooklyn Law School, Cardozo Law School, Fordham Law School, Rutgers Law School and New York University Law School.  Our talented law student clerks assist our attorneys and staff with federal constitutional and civil rights litigation.  The law students gain exposure to the workings of the federal district courts of the Second Circuit, as well as valuable legal experience investigating cases, engaging with clients, drafting pleadings and motion papers, conducting discovery and preparing for court conferences, hearings and trials.  When possible, law student clerks are encouraged to conduct oral advocacy work in court.  Our law student clerks work extremely hard - as they will eventually in legal practice -- but pizza, margaritas and camaraderie help us all through the late nights and sometimes long work weekends.  Law students are, of course, granted flexible schedules to accommodate class work, internships and finals.

Our hope is always that these talented students of law will take their gained experience in constitutional and civil rights work with them after graduation.  Whether they continue on to federal and state clerkships, private practice, non-profit, public interest advocacy or academia, we hope they will remember the pleasure and pride that comes with advocating for those who need it most.  We are proud to report that no no matter their area of practice, most of our former law student clerks engage in pro bono practice addressing the legal needs of vulnerable communities.  We could not be prouder.  

If you are a current law student who is interested in our Law Student Clerk Program, please send a resume (with a current GPA) to molly@ajagnew.com.  Please include a short statement regarding your interest in constitutional and civil rights work and any relevant details.  If we are not hiring immediately, we will let you know the timing of our next hiring round.

2020-2021 Law Student Clerks

  Damilola Onifade will be a 2021 graduate of Rutgers School of Law. Ms. Onifade was graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Political Science and Economics. Last summer, Mr. Onifade was a legal intern at New Jersey Institute of Social Justice. She was also a Rutgers University Voting Student Coordinator at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.

 

 Tala Ismali is a first-year law student at Rutgers Law School with interests in human rights and international law. She was graduated from Montclair State University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with minors in Arabic Studies and Pre-Law. In 2019, Ms. Ismali completed a master’s degree in Law and Governance with a concentration in Peace Studies and Conflict Management. Before enrolling in law school, Ms. Ismali volunteered her time as an Emergency Medical Technician and worked as a Civic Engagement Coordinator at the Palestinian American Community Center, a non-profit organization in North New Jersey. In her free time, Ms. Islami likes to go on long hikes and tell really bad jokes to anyone who will listen.

 

  Morgan Humphrey is a third-year law student at Rutgers Law School–Camden, where she is an Eagleton Fellow. During the summer of 2019, Ms. Humphrey served as an intern for the ACLU in New York, and in the summer of 2020 worked at Archer Law and the ACLU-PA. Prior to attending Rutgers School of Law, Ms. Humphrey was a Policy Coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) in Los Angeles, a non-profit organization focused on ending the war on drugs through policy change. She is passionate about criminal justice reform, civil rights litigation, drug policy reform, prisoner’s rights, and police accountability. Ms. Humphrey resides in Trenton and received a bachelor’s degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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  Kathryn Haas is currently a junior at Rutgers University-New Brunswick pursuing a B.A. in Strategic Public Communication & Public Relations, with minors in Business Administration and Digital Communication, Information, and Media (DCIM). Ms. Haas currently works as an undergraduate law clerk, interns for a property management company, and serves as the President of her sorority. In her free time, she volunteers at several events supporting cancer research, youths at risk and the ARC.

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  Kelly Goral is currently a freshman at Franklin and Marshall College. Ms. Goral plans to study biology and business, and is currently working as an undergraduate law clerk. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for local communities, traveling, and cooking for her family.

 

 

Gregory Getrajdman is a third-year student at Rutgers Law School and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware. He serves as a Commentaries Editor for the Rutgers University Law Review and also authored an article that will be featured in the Law Review’s 2021-22 publication. In his free time, Mr. Getrajdman enjoys learning about blockchain technology and he is an avid baseball fan.

 

Stephen Eliau is a rising 2L at Fordham School of Law.  He is pursuing a career in litigation.  Before law school he interned at a small consumer advocacy firm and a large real estate firm.  His areas of interest are civil rights law, constitutional law and intellectual property law.  When not studying for exams or writing briefs, Mr. Eliau can be found playing guitar in Washington Square Park. 

 

 Nicole Del Mauro is a rising third-year student at Rutgers Law School – Newark. She serves as the Business Editor of the Rutgers Law Women’s Rights Law Reporter and is the President of the Rutgers Italian American Law Student Organization. Ms. Del Mauro is a graduate of New York University. In her free time, she likes to cook pasta sauce and watch John Mulaney stand-up.

 

 Paul Chukrallah is a rising third-year student at Rutgers Law School. He is an executive board member for the Rutgers Environmental Law Society and Labor and Employment Law Society. Mr. Chukrallah is a graduate of The College of New Jersey. In his free time, he enjoys collecting houseplants and watching House Hunters reruns.

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