Adam H. Morsy, Class of 2017, has been named by Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. as its 2015 Charles J. Walsh Scholar. Sills Cummis says it selected Morsy for his academic promise and leadership qualities. The scholarship is named for the late Charles J. Walsh, who was a member of Sills Cummis for 17 years prior to becoming a Superior Court Judge of New Jersey, Bergen County - and also was an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law-Newark. It provides financial and other assistance in the form of scholarship support, summer internship stipends, mentorship during law school and career guidance.
Photo (l to r): James H. Hirschhorn, Member - Sills Cummis; Adam H. Morsy; Margaret F. Black, Member - Sills Cummis
|The Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal and the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education co-sponsored a symposium for CLE credits titled “Mind Your Business: The Big Data Debate.” The event focused on the massive collection, mining, and use of personal information by corporations and large organizations, a trending practice that is subject to almost no regulation. Business experts, legal practitioners, advocates, and U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill came together to discuss the growing use and potential consequences of big data, as well as the pending legislative solutions.|
|“High Frequency Trading, Virtual Currencies, and Dark Pools: Financial Innovations or Tools of Fraud?” was the topic of the Rutgers Business Law Review annual symposium. Journal editors and symposium participants are shown in the Baker Trial Courtroom (l-r): Robert Piedra (Editor in Chief); Professor Matteo Gatti (moderator); Matthew Wong and Ken Joseph (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission); Stephanie Carney (managing editor); Valerie Szczepanik and Jeff Ryan (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ); and Tareq Brown (symposium editor). Click here to watch the symposium video.|
|Ten students from Rutgers–Newark and Rutgers–Camden Law Schools were among those who toured the Exelon nuclear power plant with Adjunct Professor Christine Bator, who teaches Energy, Economics and the Environment. Shown are (l–r): Michele Knoblauch, Robert Knoblauch, Matthew Knoblauch (Newark), Katrina Tattle, Sara Cutuli (Camden) Aubrey Weaver (Camden), West Windsor Councilman Peter Mendonez, Professor Christine Bator, Eunice Yoon (Newark), Andreas Matias (Newark), Melissa Brown (Newark), Heather Baker (Newark), and Joseph Casole (Camden). Facility staff is in the back row.|
|Women’s Law Forum co-chairs Chloe Gogo ’16 (left) and Mallory Kowalczyk ’16 (right) are shown at WLF’s annual Ladies’ Day celebration and panel with speakers (l-r): Lt. Jessica Johns Burrell; Superior Court Judge Marcella Matos Wilson; Susan Feathers, the law school's Coordinator of Public Interest and Pro Bono Programs; Jessica Kitson ’02, managing attorney at Volunteer Lawyers for Justice; and Jeanne LoCicero ’00, deputy legal director, ACLU-NJ, who received the WLF Outstanding Woman of the Year Award. Ladies’ Day traces its history to Harvard Law School in the 1960s when it was the only day on which Professor W. Barton Leach would allow female students to speak in class.|
|The Environmental Law Society and the American Constitution Society hosted a panel on Environmental Justice. Shown at the event are (l-r): Professor Steve Gold, who served as moderator; Olga Pomar, managing attorney at South Jersey Legal Services; Nicky Sheats, JD, PhD, who is director of the Center for the Urban Environment at the John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy, Thomas Edison State College; and Matthew Knoblauch ’16, co-president of the Environmental Law Society.|
|PILF’s Trivia Night was the organization’s first fundraiser of the year. All fundraiser proceeds go towards grants for students who take non-paid summer jobs in the public sector. Among those who participated in Trivia Night were (l-r): Caitlin Miller ’16 (PILF co-chair), Mallory Kowlaczyk ’16 (co-chair of the Women’s Law Forum), Chloe Gogo ’16 (PILF vice chair and WLF co-chair), and Melissa Farber ’16 (SBA secretary).|