Rochelle further expands AXS LAW’s slate of foreign-trained legal professionals. She graduated in the top 15% of students from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, where she earned her LL.B. law degree. Rochelle also received an award for best student in Alternative Dispute Resolution during her legal studies. After graduating, she went on to work as a Legal Advisor and Human Resource manager for Africa Union Holdings, where she worked in their Johannesburg and Dubai offices on cross-border commercial transactions and joint ventures, and dispute resolution. Rochelle is currently working towards her J.D. and LL.M. in International Arbitration at UM Law.
Sam is a rising 3L at the University of Miami School of Law who previously interned with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and clerked with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. He has also worked with the University of Miami Children and Youth Law Clinic. Sam was recently elected as an Articles and Comments Editor for the Inter-American Law Review and his student note was selected for publication in Volume 54 of the Review.
As Summer Associates, Rochelle and Sam will be integral parts of preparing for state and federal court jury trials. Over the next several months, our Summer Associates will get hands-on experience in drafting motions, preparing for depositions, and litigating cases in court so that they are prepared and confident as they begin they legal careers after graduation.