Meet Bradford Edwards & Varlack LLP’s 2021 Summer Interns

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Cassandra Cappiello is a rising third-year law student at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, in White Plains, NY. Before attending law school, she served in the United States Navy and later graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University. Cassandra is returning to Bradford Edwards and Varlack after taking a semester to intern with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She previously interned with the National Juvenile Defender Center, where she helped develop a publication discussing the collateral consequences of youth offender registry requirements. In addition to her legal studies, Cassandra participated in the Pace Law Advocacy Program as an oral advocate on the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court team and the American Association for Justice Mock Trial team.

Shanna A. Joseph is a second-year law student at Western New England School of Law located in Springfield, MA. Originally from Paxton, MA, Shanna graduated in May of 2021 Summa Cum Laude with her BA in Philosophy from Western New England’s undergraduate program. She is an aspiring attorney with an interest in pursuing business and criminal law. Shanna is industrious and works tirelessly to learn. When she is not studying for classes, you can find Shanna performing spoken word poetry on stage or volunteering with youth in Springfield’s community. She is a strong advocate for foster youth, the Black community and the visual and performing arts.

Jahi Liburd is a rising third-year law student at Brooklyn Law School. Jahi was born in Brooklyn but grew up in the Caribbean Federation of Saint Kitts & Nevis. He attended Baruch College, where he received a B.B.A in Finance, minored in Philosophy, and was President of the Student Organization for Caribbean Appreciation.

At Brooklyn Law School, Jahi is interested in international trade law, particularly on behalf of developing countries, as well as corporate law, transactional and litigation matters. Jahi also has a keen interest in ways the law can help cure socioeconomic disparities and spent a semester internationally with the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society of Brooklyn. Jahi is a member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Honor Society and was awarded the Kanter Kornblau Scholarship for the 2020-2021 semester for his dedication to the mentorship of fellow students.

Jahi is the immediate past President of the Brooklyn Law School chapter of the Black Law Student Association and is currently the Director of Corporate Engagement for the Northeastern Black Law Students Association.

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