Student Spotlight: Daniela Czemerinski ’23

NYU Law Dean's Graduate Scholar

What first inspired you to pursue a career in law?

Before law school, I was a paralegal at the New York Legal Assistance Group in the Immigrant Protection Unit. It was such a privilege to work with clients and be a resource—and I knew that I wanted to continue doing this type of work.

Daniela Czemerinski ’23
Daniela Czemerinski ’23

Last summer, you were granted funding from the Public Interest Law Center to intern at The Door, an organization offering mental health, professional development, and other services to NYC youth. What did you learn from your summer internship experience?

I learned so much–one of the highlights was being able to see how an organization can meaningfully provide comprehensive services and engage in holistic representation. Since the majority of my work involved policy advocacy, I also learned a lot about how to center the voices and experiences of impacted communities when working with a coalition.

Favorite place to grab coffee or a treat before class?

Manousheh for a quick lunch between class!

What has been your favorite law school class so far?

Civil Rights with Professor Baher Azmy. In addition to learning the doctrinal framework for bringing challenges to civil rights violations, we’ve also had meaningful conversations about what it means to be a movement lawyer and how to support groups doing civil rights work within their communities.

Posted on December 9, 2022