2019 Summer Spotlights

Summer is a valuable time for NYLS students to gain hands-on experience, expand their professional networks, deepen their practice area interests, and work alongside other NYLS students and NYLS alumni. For many students, a summer experience can even be a launching pad into the profession when they receive an offer to return following graduation.


Julianne Bagley 3L, Dennis Prahl ’89, and Danielle Weitzman ’15

Julianne Bagley 3L
Summer Intern, Ladas & Parry LLP

This summer, Julianne Bagley 3L served as a Trademark Intern at Ladas & Parry LLP, alongside NYLS alumni Dennis Prahl ’89, a Partner, and Danielle Weitzman ’15, an Associate.

“From the beginning of the internship, I was immersed in client work,” she says.

Read about how Bagley’s internship confirmed that she is “on the right pathway.”


Jasmine Bridges 3L, Gloria Chacon ’13, and Jeremiah Rygus ’13Jasmine Bridges 3L
Summer Intern, The Bronx Defenders’ Criminal Defense Practice

Just one week into her summer internship, Jasmine Bridges 3L was going on the record in court and meeting with clients.

Learn how one client’s grand jury testimony and the support of two NYLS alumni mentors, Gloria Chacon ’13 and Jeremiah Rygus ’13, had an impact on her experience and her aspirations as a lawyer.


Nicole Hellman 4L Evening, Krystel Momplaisir 3L, Emily Ross 3L, and Matt Barr ’96

Nicole Hellman 4L Evening, Krystel Momplaisir 3L, and Emily Ross 3L
Summer Associates, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Three NYLS students served as Summer Associates at international powerhouse Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP this year.

Find out how substantive assignments in a variety of areas and working directly with partners helped Hellman, Momplaisir, and Ross confirm the practice areas they will pursue as lawyers. The story also includes thoughts on the NYLS community at Weil from partner Matt Barr ’96, Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Finance & Restructuring Department.