Zaara Bajwa Nazir - NJ LEEP
Zaara is an Associate in the firm's Newark, NJ office. Her bio is available here.
I am involved with the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP), a college access and success program serving students and families in the greater Newark, New Jersey area. My experience with NJ LEEP began with serving as a mentor. I helped prepare my mentee for Constitutional Law debates and brief writing, largely by reinforcing the lessons already taught by the wonderful NJ LEEP instructors.
After spending time as an attorney mentor, I was asked to join the Advisory Board, of which I am currently a member. My work on the board has been more specifically focused on helping NJ LEEP prepare students as they go to college and providing them with resources to help them succeed in college and after.
My experience with NJ LEEP has been incredibly fulfilling. The organization is really remarkable, helping students develop the oral advocacy skills and self-confidence needed to be successful in college and their professional lives, and also providing life skills.