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Shanelle A. Jones

Shanelle A. Jones

Shanelle Jones is a 3L from Hartford, Connecticut. She graduated from the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut in 2021, receiving her B.A. in Political Science and Human Rights. Her Jamaican background and the Hartford West Indian community inspired her to write her Senior Honors Thesis and University Scholars Project: “Untold Stories of the African Diaspora: The Lived Experiences of Black Caribbean Immigrants in the Greater Hartford Area.”

During her 1L summer, she served as a 1L LCLD Scholar and Summer Associate at Littler Mendelson in their Washington, DC and Tysons Corner, VA offices. She spent the past summer in the New York and DC offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as a Summer Associate and Diversity and Inclusion Scholar. In addition to serving as an Equity & Inclusion Fellow on campus, Shanelle is participating in a legal clinic, serves as a Morris Fellow, and served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Constitutional Law. She also participates in the Penn Law Immigrant Rights Project (PLIRP) and International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) pro bono projects.

After graduation, she will be joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in their New York office as an Associate. She plans to practice in litigation, focusing on labor and employment law. She is returning to the E&I fellowship to continue to foster a sense of inclusion on campus and create a safe space for dialogue. In her free time, Shanelle enjoys swimming, traveling, Game of Thrones, and Fantasy & True Crime Podcasts.