It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Shivani Danielle Jacelon. Shivani Danielle Jacelon is a recent graduate of the NYU School of Law having completed her LLM specializing in International Legal Studies in May 2020. She received her LLB from the University of Warwick in 2008 and completed the LPC at the University of Law (formerly the College of Law), London in 2009. Prior to being admitted to NYU, Shivani specialized in Real Estate and Estates law in her home country of Trinidad and Tobago. She was a partner at a leading law firm in Trinidad where she was practicing law since 2010 until the commencement of her LLM.
During her time at NYU, Shivani took part in internships at the Family Center in Brooklyn, which offers legal services for medically fragile clients, as well at the Housing Justice-Group Advocacy Unit of the Legal Aid Society. Her exposure to public interest law during these internships, coupled with taking courses during her LLM which are based on social rights and justice, such as International Environmental Law and Economic and Social Rights, fostered her desire to pursue a career in Public Interest Law in earnest.
Shivani was awarded a LLM Public Interest Fellowship from the NYU School of Law which she will complete in the Fall of 2020 at the Legal Aid Society, Housing Justice-Group Advocacy Unit. Shivani is also a member of the Ontario Bar and will sit the New York Bar in September 2020.