Pre-Law Students Participate in Career Day with Wesleyan Alumni

Olivia DrakeApril 21, 20103min

Thirteen Wesleyan students participated in Pre-Law Career Day March 26 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The students visited Chief Magistrate Judge Steven Gold ’77 at the U.S. Eastern District Court.

The day comprised of a career panel of other Wesleyan alumni lawyers assembled by Gold, a networking pizza lunch and the viewing of court proceedings.

“It was an excellent experience for the students, and an example of how Wesleyan’s alumni lawyers connect with our students,” says trip organizer James Kubat, associate director of the Career Resource Center and pre-law advisor.

The undergraduates on the trip include Alison Cies; Philip Clark; Erica Davidson; Greer Dent; Elena Francis; Genevieve Hutchings; Andrew Huynh; Omolola Kuye; Morenicke Odunton; Laura Scholten; Alexandra Wang; Sandra Weisberger and Toni Zosherafatain.

The students met with Deborah Colson ’91, a partner at Colson & Harris LLP, a small litigation firm specializing in complex criminal and securities enforcement matters; Richard Dennett ’77, who formed Dennett Law Offices, P.C.; Abigail Kurland ’01, who is clerking for Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Julio Fuentes; and Michael Sternhell ’98, a litigation assistant at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP where his practice is focused on white collar criminal defense.

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In addition, 85 alumni met in New York City in April to explore the formation of a Wes alumni professional network, initially being called the Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS) group.

“The idea is to establish this alumni group to further the needs of alumni, to benefit students and the university, and to also benefit, through a united Wesleyan front, the community at large,” Kubat says.

WAPPS is planning a panel discussion around the concept at 2 p.m. May 22. For more information e-mail James Kubat.