The National Italian American Bar Association has officially recognized a group of law students from Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey, who recently formed an active social club of 30 members, the majority of whom are of Italian ancestry.
Founded by Eric Vivino, Anthony Accardo, Justin Rucci and Stephen Cappetta, the group has been approved and accepted by the Rutgers Law School Student Bar Association, as well as being welcomed and encouraged by Italian American law students at Fordham, Seton Hall University and the School of Law of New York.
Attending the group’s first event was the Honorable Walter F. Timpone of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Their first event, a Carnevale Celebration, drew 120 guests, including Italian American lawyers and judges. Two Rutgers’ faculty members were also honored at the event.
The goal of the club is to create a networking opportunity for the students to share their culture, heritage and Italian American identity.
Anyone who is interested in joining the newly-formed group can email to [email protected]. Donations (your support is needed) may be made through the Rutgers Student Bar Association, 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102; attention RIALSO (with RIALSO written on the memo line).