Rutgers Minority Student Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Minority Student Program at Rutgers Celebrates 50th Anniversary MSP EVENING GALA: Marcia Anderson (Class of ’84), the first African-American woman two-star general in the U.S. Army, left, Judge Thomas W. Sumners (Class of ’84), center, and Yvonne Smith Segars (Class of ’84), the former New Jersey Public Defender, right, were among the guests at the evening gala held April 14 at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rutgers Law School’s Minority Student Program.

Nearly 700 Rutgers Law School alumni, students, faculty and staff returned to Newark on April 14 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the school’s pioneering Minority Student Program.

Minority Student Program at Rutgers Celebrates 50th Anniversary MSP PROCLAMATION: N.J. State Sen. Nia Gill (Class of ’75) (D-Essex), left, and N.J. Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (Class of ’91) (D-Union), right, celebrate after reading a proclamation from the state Assembly recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Rutgers Law School Minority Student Program.

Created in 1968, the program is a recognized model for educating and preparing students of color and disadvantaged students of all races for a legal career, and diversifying the legal profession.

Minority Student Program at Rutgers Celebrates 50th Anniversary MSP SYMPOSIUM: Newark Council President Mildred Crump, far left, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (Class of ’79), center, and Rutgers University-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor, right, attended the daytime symposium at 15 Washington Street, the site of the former Rutgers Law School, during the 50th celebration of the Minority Student Program.

The program featured an all-day colloquium at 15 Washington St. (the law school’s home from 1979-1999), followed by a gala dinner dance at the Robert Treat Hotel, with a keynote delivered by Vincent Warren (Class of ’93), executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.  More than $900,000 was raised to endow public service internships for first-year Minority Student Program students.

Greenberg Traurig Supports PWJ Spring Gala

Greenberg Traurig Supports PWJ Spring Benefit Gal GREENBERG ATTORNEYS HONOR PARTNERS FOR WOMEN AND JUSTICE: From left to right: Andrew Scher, Greenberg Traurig of counsel; Teresa McCahill, Greenberg Traurig marketing specialist; Cynthia Corrochano, paralegal from Partners for Women and Justice; and Ilana Pearl, Greenberg Traurig associate, at the 2018 Annual Spring Benefit for partners for Women and Justice at Mayfair Farms on May 2.

Attorneys  from the New Jersey office of Greenberg Traurig, including co-managing partner of the firm’s Florham Park office, David Jay, of counsel Andrew Scher, and associate Ilana Pearl, as well as the firm’s business staff, attended the Partners for Women and Justice’s 2018 Annual Spring Benefit held on May 2, 2018, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Greenberg Traurig was also a sponsor of the event.

Wilentz Team Runs Jersey Shore Relay

Wilentz Team Runs Jersey Shore Relay Race RUNAPALOOZA JERSEY SHORE RELAY: From left to right: Wilentz attorneys Bonnie Birdsell, Samantha Stillo, Edward Kole, Karin Sage and Risa Chalfin at the April 21 RunAPalooza Jersey Shore Relay to benefit the Special Olympics of New Jersey and the Jersey Shore Dream Center.

Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer partners Edward Kole and Karin Sage, and associates Risa Chalfin, Bonnie Birdsell and Samantha Stillo, represented “Team Wilentz” in the 2018 RunAPalooza Jersey Shore Relay to benefit the Special Olympics of New Jersey and the Jersey Shore Dream Center. The race, held April 21, went from Seaside Heights to Asbury Park, New Jersey, on a 26-mile oceanfront course.