Shanelle A. Jones
Shanelle Jones is a 2L 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.”
Last summer, she was a 1L LCLD Scholar and Summer Associate at Littler Mendelson in their Washington, DC and Tysons Corner, VA offices. In addition to serving as an Equity & Inclusion Fellow, Shanelle is an Associate Editor on the Journal of Constitutional Law, works as a Westlaw Student Representative, and serves as Penn Law BLSA’s Admission Chair and as a Morris Fellow. She also participates in the Penn Law Immigrant Rights Project (PLIRP) and International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) pro bono projects.
Next summer, she will be joining the New York City and DC offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as a Summer Associate and Diversity and Inclusion Scholar. After law school, she plans to practice in litigation, focusing on labor and employment law. She applied for the E&I fellowship to help 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.