Omar Serrano

Seton Hall University School of Law

1109 Raymond Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102

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Omar Serrano

I am a first-generation law student at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. Born and raised in Hudson County, New Jersey, I am proud to be Colombian-American. My grandmother and mother immigrated to the United States from Medellin, Colombia in the 1970s. They always instilled in me the importance of preserving our cultural traditions and language.

During undergrad at NYU, I studied Politics and Latin American Studies, and volunteered at an immigration rights clinic. Through the clinic, I not only learned perspectives from individuals from all over Latin America, but also met and networked with Latinx attorneys in New York. Volunteering at the clinic and learning from attorneys are what shaped my decision to attend law school. After college, I was a paralegal at Fragomen firm for three years, and worked on business immigration matters.

During my time at Seton Hall University School of Law, I am currently the Social Media & Public Relations Chair for the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA). I was also fortunate to be chosen to join The Seton Hall Law Review. During my first summer of law school, I interned for The Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Beyond my work and academic experience, being part of community is a guiding pillar in my life. Before law school, I coached little league for two years in my hometown of North Bergen, New Jersey. Beyond teaching children baseball, I got to teach them the importance of a great education and the impact it could have on their futures. In addition, I currently serve as a mentor for high school students in the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey’s American Dream Pipeline Program.

Areas of Interest

Immigration Law
Civil Litigation

Education

J.D. Candidate (2025), Seton Hall University School of Law
B.A., Politics and Latin American Studies, New York University

Relevant Experiences

Immigration Paralegal at Fragomen (2019-2022)

Summer 2023 Judicial Intern, The Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo, United States District Court for The District of New Jersey.

Law Clerk at Fragomen (2023-Present)

Languages

Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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