Sam Hanna

Sam Hanna
After earning a Bachelor's degree, cum laude, in Jurisprudence from Montclair State University, I enrolled in Rutgers University School of Law | Newark to fulfill my childhood aspirations of becoming a civil rights litigator. After taking one class in Employment Law, I became deeply interested in the legal issues that arise in the context of the employer-employee relationship (e.g., discrimination; retaliation; whistle-blowing; sexual harassment; wrongful discharge; and so on). This interest led me to seek an internship with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), where I assisted field investigators and trial attorneys by researching and answering substantive and procedural questions relating to the enforcement of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Equal Pay Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The summer following my internship at the EEOC, I worked as a law clerk at Hyderally & Associates - a plaintiff's side employment law firm - where I assisted with all aspects of seeking recourse for victims of workplace discrimination and retaliation, including responding to and making discovery requests, drafting motion briefs, and drafting memoranda on various legal issues. Wanting to expand my experience outside of employment law, I accepted a law clerk position with Levy Ratner, P.C. - a labor law firm in New York dedicated to representing labor unions in negotiations for collective bargaining agreements and union employees in disputes with management. Following law school, I hope to clerk for a civil court trial judge to gain experience in civil litigation and then hope to start a career as a labor and employment lawyer. Outside of my experience in labor and employment law, I also interned for the Honorable Chief Justice Stuart Rabner of the New Jersey Supreme Court and worked as a law clerk for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. Other areas of law that I thoroughly enjoy include criminal procedure (and constitutional law in general), securities, and commercial law. For the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal, I serve as a Notes & Comments Editor and mentor for the Associate Editors.

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