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Melanie Perez-Vellios   

Melanie  Perez Vellios

Assistant Professor of Legal Practice and Assistant Director of Lawyering

  • Degrees:

  • J.D., B.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Contact:

  • melanie.perezvellios@shu.edu
  • Tel:  973-642-8478
  • Courses:

  • Introduction to Lawyering I & II, Appellate Advocacy, Becoming a Lawyer for the Legal Education Opportunities (LEO) program

Professor Perez-Vellios serves as Assistant Professor of Legal Practice and as Assistant Director of Lawyering. Professor Perez-Vellios teaches Introduction to Lawyering I & II, Appellate Advocacy, and Becoming a Lawyer for the Legal Education Opportunities (LEO) program.

Prior to joining Seton Hall University School of Law, Professor Perez-Vellios was Of Counsel to a mid-size New Jersey law firm specializing in employment and education law. She provided lawsuit prevention strategies to public and private employers for all employment related matters, including hiring, employee retention, leaves of absence, job performance evaluations, workplace harassment, fact investigations, workplace violence, employee discipline and termination. Professor Perez-Vellios conducted anti-harassment training and other workplace seminars for organizational employees at all levels. Professor Perez-Vellios also served as contributing author for the launch of XpertHR, a database for human resource professionals focused on federal and state employment law compliance, and best practices for employers.

Professor Perez-Vellios graduated from Rutgers School of Law – Newark, where she served as Senior Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Review. She also served as a Teaching Assistant for the Legal Research and Writing program, President of the Association of Latin American Law Students and tutored first year students in contracts law. Following graduation, Professor Perez-Vellios was an Associate at Reed Smith LLP where she practiced complex commercial litigation.

Professor Perez-Vellios earned her B.A. in Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey – Rutgers College.

Professor Perez-Vellios joined Seton Hall University School of Law in 2016 as an Adjunct Professor.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

LAW REVIEW ARTICLES


Protecting All Victims? The Rise of Retaliation Claims under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 57 Rutgers L. Rev. 1145 (2005)