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Timothy Ortolani

Tim graduated from Providence College in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in History. During his time at Seton Hall Law, he worked for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, the Superior Court of New Jersey – Criminal Division, and for McDermott and McGee, LLP. This fall, he will serve as law clerk for the Honorable Thomas R. Vena, J.S.C.

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Law School Clinic Experience Gave Me the Chance to Provide Hope

Posted by Timothy Ortolani on 7/5/16 11:00 AM

My participation in the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic was by far my most memorable experience in law school. Professor Farrin Anello assigned my partner and I to a time-sensitive case. The client was a young woman who recently fled Guatemala and had entered the United States without a visa. After being apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, she was sent to Delaney Hall Detention Center right here in Newark, where she was being held when we met her. Her bond hearing was rapidly approaching, and Catholic Charities brought her case to the attention of the Center for Social Justice. After reviewing the documents from our client’s initial interview with an asylum officer, we believed that she had a strong domestic violence-based asylum claim.

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Topics: Classes and Courses, Student Life, Experiential Learning, Clinics

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