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Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice Honored at ACLU Awards

Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice Honored By ACLU


On May 2, Seton Hall Law's Center for Social Justice was honored at ACLU of NJ’s Lights of Liberty Awards Dinner for its work with Paul Weiss and the Pro Bono Network. They received the Legal Leadership Award for playing “an integral role in one of our most influential immigrants’ rights cases during the Trump administration. When Indonesian Christian residents of Central Jersey were targeted by ICE, the ACLU-NJ was desperate for pro bono help. Paul Weiss stepped in immediately, handled a massive federal class action on a short deadline, and helped recruit a first-rate team of attorneys and law firms to represent our clients in their immigration cases.”

Emily Goldberg, Pro Bono Counsel for Paul Weiss and former CSJ faculty member teaching in the Civil Litigation and Constitutional and Civil Rights Litigation Clinics, spearheaded the effort. The effort also comprised of many individuals including Professor Jenny-Brooke Condon in the Center for Social Justice and graduating student Tammy Chung ’19. Professor Condon and Chung continue work on the case.

Davis Polk, Gibbons PC, Kirkland & Ellis, the Law Offices of Jason Scott Camilo, Lowenstein Sandler, Morgan Lewis, Paul Weiss, Riker Danzig, and Sidley Austin were all honored as being part of the network.

A second Legal Leadership Award was presented to Seton Hall Law alumnus Michael Noriega ’02, partner at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, for being “a leading expert on the intersection between criminal law and immigration law.”

Congrats everyone!