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Patti Santelle and Zaara Bajwa Nazir Named to Executive Committee of Rutgers Law Alumnae Network

December 16, 2020

White and Williams is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Patti Santelle and Associate Zaara Bajwa Nazir have been appointed to the Executive Committee of the newly established Rutgers Law Alumnae Network.

The network’s mission is to bring together alumnae from both law schools to support each other as well as current law school students. The Alumnae Network has an executive committee of 22 alumnae. Santelle is one of the first Co-Chairs of the Committee. 

Patti, a 1985 graduate of Rutgers Law Camden, is a Past Chancellor and long-time member of the Board of the Rutgers-Camden Law Alumni Association. While in law school, she was President of the Student Bar Association, winner of the Hunter Advanced Moot Court Competition and a member of the National Moot Court Team. In 2010, she was given the Scarlet Oak Meritorious Service from Rutgers University for her contribution as an alumni leader and student mentor.

Zaara, a 2011 graduate of Rutgers Law Newark, as well as a 2006 graduate of Rutgers College. While in law school, she was on the Student Bar Association and Editor-in-Chief of the Rutgers Race and the Law Review. Since graduating, she has served as a mentor to Rutgers Law students and is a current member of the Board of Trustees of the Rutgers-Newark Law Alumni Association. Prior to joining White and Williams, Zaara worked in the Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Rutgers University.

White and Williams is a proud supporter of Rutgers Law School and its attorneys currently include 36 alumni. In 2019, the firm announced the creation of the White and Williams Endowed Minority Student Program (MSP) Graduate Scholarship to be awarded to a full-time or part-time rising second year law student based on academic merit, leadership and public service. MSP, which was founded in 1968, is a nationally-acclaimed post-admissions program serving students of any race or ethnicity who are members of underrepresented groups in the legal profession, and who have faced discrimination or overcome social and economic hardships. The program aims to proactively help students succeed by offering legal skills development, academic support, alumni mentoring and networking, internships and other opportunities.

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