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Joyce Lee ’16 Is 2014 Charles J. Walsh Scholar

Lee, who has a Doctor of Pharmacy, chosen by Sills Cummis & Gross for her determination, scholarship, and leadership qualities. | Read Story

Prof. Chrystin Ondersma Named to Coalition for Debtor Education Board

Rising scholar in areas of bankruptcy and personal indebtedness welcomes appointment to non-profit dedicated to financial education. | Read Story

Child Welfare Experts Share Concerns About Treatment of Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth

Professor Randi Mandelbaum co-authors letter to Congress signed by 50 practitioners in law, psychology and social sciences. | Read Story

Elizabeth Ehret ’15 Named Point Scholar

Selected by country’s largest LGBT scholarship organization on basis of leadership skills, scholastic excellence, LGBT advocacy. | Read Story

Susan Wilkerson ’15 Receives Patton Boggs Foundation Fellowship

Summer internship with IRS furthers career goal to work in area of tax law and policy. | Read Story

New Book by Prof. Carlos Ball Counters Child Welfare Concerns of Marriage Equality Foes

Same-Sex Marriage and Children is first comprehensive response to claims that same-sex marriage bans promote “responsible procreation.” | Read Story

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Mariel Mercado-Guevara ’15 Has Immersion in IP Law, Thanks to HNBA/Microsoft Scholarship

Going to law school was something that Mariel Mercado-Guevara ’15 always knew she would do “one day.” That’s largely due to the example of her father who, after retiring from the U.S. Army, became a Hispanic consumer advisor to the Governor of Maryland. “My late father’s experience showed me how education can empower communities to be a part of the political process and create a more vibrant, knowledgeable, and cohesive community.” But first Mercado-Guevara pursued two degrees in music, performed around the country as a professional opera singer, worked as a realtor and as a community organizer for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, married and had two children, and took a job with a boutique intellectual property law firm to determine whether law school was right for her. She loved the job and a senior attorney’s question, “Have you ever thought about law school?” sealed her decision. At Rutgers School of Law–Newark, where she is a rising 4LE, Mercado-Guevara has, not surprisingly, found herself drawn to IP law. In early June, she participated in the highly-selective Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)/Microsoft IP Law Institute in Washington, DC. | Read Story

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