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Five Paul, Weiss Fellows Start at NYU’s Center for Race, Inequality and the Law

October 11, 2021

Five Paul, Weiss Fellows have been selected by the NYU School of Law Center for Race, Inequality and the Law. Over the 2021-2022 academic year, the Paul, Weiss Fellows will work to further the center’s goal of confronting and changing the laws, policies and practices that lead to the oppression and marginalization of people of color.

Launched in 2017, the center advances the cause of racial equity through research, advocacy, public education, litigation and collaboration with racial and social justice organizations. In 2019, Paul, Weiss established the Paul, Weiss Fellowships for rising 2L students to support the center’s work to combat systemic racism and inequality and train the next generation of social justice advocates. Jason Williamson, a Paul, Weiss alumnus, became the center’s executive director in June 2021.

The five Fellows reflect a diverse set of backgrounds from across the country, and had a variety of experiences before coming to the NYU School of Law.

Rochelle Ballantyne graduated from Stanford University with degrees in African and African-American Studies and Political Science. Following two years as a corporate paralegal, Rochelle earned her Masters in Education Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University, and is currently a staff editor for the Review of Law and Social Change.

David Jimenez graduated from Columbia University in 2017, where he interned at the Center for Court Innovation’s Newark Community Solutions. He spent his 1L summer interning with the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem in its Criminal Defense Practice and is currently a Latinx Rights scholar.

Nicole Mo graduated from Yale in 2019 before serving as an editorial fellow in The Atlantic’s live journalism division. She spent her 1L summer interning at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, D.C. and is currently vice president of NYU’s Rights over Tech.

Christine ElDabh graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Foreign Affairs and Global Development Studies. Previously, she was a program officer at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, and spent her 1L summer interning with the ACLU’s Human Rights Program.

Bailey Jackson graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before working at the Legal Aid Society in the Parole Revocation Defense Unit. Bailey co-founded NYU Parole Advocacy, a project within the Ending the Prison Industrial Complex student group, and she is a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar.

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