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Omar Debs

Omar Debs '19 is a CSJ Scholar at Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice. He was elected to serve as a Senator on the Student Bar Association and is the Treasurer for the Arab Law Students Association. He has volunteered with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program to assist low-income taxpayers and with the Eviction Clinic run by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) in Newark.

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3L Forms the First-Generation Law Student Association

Posted by Omar Debs on 4/11/19 8:42 AM

It’s going to sound cliché, but as I approached the end of my 2L summer I started asking myself what I could do to leave the law school better than I had found it. It had been a bumpy road for me, largely because of my own struggles as a first-generation law student. Although I felt very confident about my own future, having secured a job offer with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, I realized that others were dealing with similar issues and I decided that founding a First-Generation Law Students Association (FGLSA) at Seton Hall Law School was the way to go. With plenty of help from administration and other students, the group was successfully formed in September of 2018. The mission of the organization is to create a community for all first-generation students to come together to tackle law school and the legal profession with support. FGLSA now has roughly 60 members, with more joining every week. 

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