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The HWS Update

As an intern for Canandaigua City Court, Alicia Quarterman ’22 observed criminal court every morning, where cases ranged from various misdemeanors to felony charges. From learning about court proceedings, to working with the district attorney and city clerks, Quarterman says the experience gave her a comprehensive understanding of criminal law and the criminal justice system.

Hobart and William Smith undergraduates are invited to attend an information session about the Law Early Admissions Program (LEAP) on Saturday, Oct. 10. Following a 2019 memorandum of understanding, Hobart and William Smith students may earn their bachelor’s degree at the Colleges and their law degree from Cornell University through a “3+3” joint degree framework,

Maya Striuli ’22 has landed an internship at Bremer Law & Associates in Providence, R.I., a firm specializing in immigration law. Striuli will assist the team’s paralegals as she develops her passion for advocacy and immigration reform. Striuli, who is considering pursuing a law degree after graduation from HWS, sees the internship as an opportunity

Isabella Pardales ’21 is one of only 37 students in the nation to receive a prestigious 2020 scholarship from the Udall Foundation, which supports “future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields.” The foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to Native American nations

Zachary Poretz ’18 will begin his J.D. at Emory University School of Law this fall. Since graduating with a degree in political science, he has worked as a legal secretary at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C. “I was led to Emory Law because of the reputation of the institution,” says Poretz, who was

Following his first year on campus, political science major and public policy and Latin American studies double minor Michael Bamah ’22 spent the summer interning with the Queens, New York, District Attorney’s Office working in the domestic violence bureau. Assigned to more than 50 cases, Bamah interviewed law enforcement officers, reviewed evidence, prepared court complaints and

Second-year George Washington University Law student Jacqueline Fisher ’18 has been elected president of the Student Bar Association for the 2020-2021 academic year. Fisher currently serves as the Vice President of First Year Students and defeated two candidates in an election that saw the highest voter turnout in nearly a decade. With approximately 1,700 students

Jeff Sands ’89 knows what it’s like to lose everything. When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, he lost his home, neighborhood and business, and was forced to file both personal and corporate bankruptcy. Sands transformed that experience — and subsequent recovery — into an award-winning career as a turnaround specialist and managing

Honorary Trustee Hebert J. Stern ’58, P’03, LL.D. ’74 has written his first novel, Wolf, a look at Adolf Hitler’s rise to power through an historical fiction lens. With co-author Alan A. Winter, Stern explores both Hitler’s strengths and flaws to explain how such a seemingly unremarkable man became one of the most powerful and

When they began looking for internship opportunities, Ashley Mitrow ’22 and Joshua Hylkema ’21 made the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education an early stop. Through the work of the Center, they shadowed Peter Troxler ’94, an attorney with Koehler & Isaacs, LLP, in New York City, and both subsequently earned an invitation