Jaclyn Castelar

Jaclyn Castelar graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a B.A. in politics and a minor in history. She received her degree with high honors, while graduating a year early and winning election to Phi Beta Kappa. During her time at NYU, Ms. Castelar was a Presidential Honors Scholar, a captain on the university’s top-ranked mock trial team, and the 2016 Ellie and David Werber Research Scholar in the Social Sciences. A first-generation immigrant from the Philippines, she moved to Irvine, California from Makati, Philippines at the age of 8. Ms. Castelar is a second-year law student at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she is the Symposium Editor of the Law Review. Her childhood passion for documentary filmmaking – through which she studied the impact of Lewis Hine’s work on child labor laws – sparked her interest in law. In the summer of 2017, Ms. Castelar was a 1L summer associate at the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. In the summer of 2018, she will split her time between Weil and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York.