Academia Puertorriqueña de Jurisprudencia y Legislación
ROSSANA G. GONZÁLEZ MUÑOZ ACADÉMICA COLABORADORA
Columbia Law School, New York, NY LL.M., received May 2018
Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (for superior academic achievement)
University of Puerto Rico School of Law, Río Piedras, PR
J.D., received December 2013
Activities: Student Leader of the Participatory Democracy Pro Bono
Vice-President of the Student Council of the University of Puerto Rico School of Law
Articles Editor, University of Puerto Rico Law Review
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, PR
B.A., magna cum laude, received May 2010
Major: Information and Journalism
Manhattan Legal Services
New York, NY Staff Attorney – Sept. 2019 – Present
Represent low income tenants and groups in Housing Court eviction proceedings, administrative proceedings, Supreme Court actions, and other litigation and non-litigation advocacy.
Magistrate Judge Peggy Kuo, U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. Brooklyn, NY Law Clerk – Sept. 2018 – Aug. 2019
Intern – Jan. 2018 – Apr. 2018
Conduct research and draft opinions and memoranda on various areas of federal and state law. Manage Judge Kuo’s docket to move cases from commencement through trial. Review and make recommendations regarding discovery and other pre-trial matters.
Prof. Anu Bradford, Columbia Law School New York, NY Research Assistant – Sept. 2017- Apr. 2018
Assisted Prof. Anu Bradford by researching on various topics related to European Union law as part of her research work towards publishing her book, The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World.
Judicial and Notarial Conference, Supreme Court of Puerto Rico San Juan, PR Legal Advisor – Oct. 2016 – Aug. 2017
Advised on issues relating to the Puerto Rican judicial system’s operation. Reviewed the proposed amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct of Puerto Rico in order to draft an analysis report and provide recommendations to the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico regarding its approval.
Hon. Maite D. Oronoz, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico San Juan, PR Law Clerk – Feb. 2016 – Oct. 2016
Conducted legal research and drafted opinions on a wide range of issues and assisted with administrative responsibilities. Coordinated with and hosted students and non-profit organizations that visited the Puerto Rico Supreme Court as part of the Judicial Branch’s Community Outreach Program.
Hon. Liana Fiol Matta, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico San Juan, PR Law Clerk – Aug. 2015 – Jan. 2016
Conducted legal research, prepared bench memoranda, drafted opinions, and assisted with administrative responsibilities.
Department of Justice of Puerto Rico San Juan, PR Assistant Solicitor General – Feb. 2015 – Aug. 2016
Drafted legal memoranda and appeals to the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, particularly in public policy, constitutional and criminal cases. Evaluated and elaborated recommendations on ethical conduct complaints referred to the Solicitor General’s Office by the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.
Committee on Social Welfare and Eradication of Poverty House of Representatives San Juan, PR Attorney – Apr. 2014 – Feb.2015
Provided legal analysis of legislation regarding social welfare and eradication of poverty. Drafted bills and amendments on issues related to the Committee’s jurisdiction.
Sánchez Betances, Sifre & Muñoz Noya, C.S.P.
San Juan, PR Summer Law Clerk – Summer, 2012
Conducted legal research and assisted in discovery review in tort, administrative, and labor cases.
La usucapión, el carácter registral del Régimen de Propiedad Horizontal puertorriqueño y la tercería registral, 87 Rev. Jur. U.P.R. 160 (2018).