Nicole Wong, JD, MST

Nicole Wong, JD from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Nicole Wong grew up in the New York City foster care system, living with several diverse families. She holds a BA in Political Science from Queens College, a Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham University, and a Juris Doctorate from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. During her legal academic career, Nicole represented indigent clients in the Hofstra Law Criminal Justice Clinic, worked as a Research Assistant to Professor James J. Sample, and was a member of Hofstra Law Review, Moot Court Board, and the Christian Legal Society. As a 2022 Pro Bono Scholar, Nicole spent her last semester of law school taking the bar exam early and doing full-time pro bono work with a national non-profit organization that advocated for prisoners’ rights. Nicole was selected as a Latino Justice CLASP intern, providing her legal internships with Goldman Sachs in 2020 and Paul Hastings, LLP. in 2021. Nicole began working at Paul Hastings LLP. full-time in Fall 2022. Upon graduation, Nicole was selected by her esteemed law school faculty to receive the Christopher G. Gegwich Outstanding Law Student Award. Prior to law school, Nicole served as a 12th grade English Language Arts teacher in the South Bronx with Teach for America. She also served as the Tutor Manager for the Dorm Project, where she oversaw the roll-out of tutoring services for approximately 125 college students in foster care at the City University of New York. Nicole’s current volunteer work includes serving: as the Vice-President for Programming on the Executive Board for At the Table (a NYC-based academic support program for those with lived-experience in foster care), on the Trustee Board for City of Refuge House of Prayer (a Christian ministry in Queens); and on the Selection Committee for Project Fairness (a NYC-based scholarship fund for youth in foster care). In her spare time, she reads, tackles creative projects, and enjoys nature.

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