Curriculum Vitae

Jocelyn Mosman – Curriculum Vitae

“Law is reason, free from passion.” -Aristotle

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LEGAL/POLITICAL EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

  • Researched U.S. regulations involving citizenship of Native Americans
  • Prepared research spreadsheets and worked on footnotes for book on citizenship laws in the 19th century

Summer Law Clerk, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP, Manhattan, NY

  • Drafted visa petitions for foreign national employees of multinational corporate enterprises
  • Prepared PERM application for foreign national employees seeking permanent residence in the United States.

Summer Legal Associate, American Friends Service Committee, Newark, NJ

  • Drafted and submitted asylum brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals 
  • Appeared for clients at bond and master calendar hearings in Immigration Court removal proceedings
  • Drafted Motions to Dismiss on the basis of Pereira v Sessions, 138 S. Ct. 2105. 

Project Assistant, The Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs, Camden, NJ

  • Drafted and published policy brief of DACA legislation and how it may affect South Jersey
  • Drafted policy brief on the legalization of recreational marijuana in New Jersey
  • Created social media marketing strategies

Campus Campaign Coordinator, Phil Murphy’s Gubernatorial Campaign, Camden, NJ

  • Found volunteers to engage in campaign activity
  • Assisted with social media campaign to elect Phil Murphy

Legal Assistant, Law Offices of Cynthia L. Clack, Odessa, TX

  • Draft and prepare legal documents and memorandums
  • Attend hearings and prepare files for trials
  • Meet with the attorneys and clients on a regular basis about case needs
  • Prepare discovery requests and responses

Legal Intern, Hampshire County Bar Association, Northampton, MA

  • Engaged in discussions within the office and the courtroom about court law and jury trials
  • Met and worked with attorneys, court officers, and judges

Legal Assistant, Law Office of Laura A. Carpenter, Odessa, TX

  • Produced legal documents including Motions, Orders, Contracts, and Agreements
  • Collaborated with senior staff, office manager, and attorneys on research and investigations
  • Fostered relationships with several hundred clients

 

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Leadership Lab Initiative Alumna, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

Peer Mentor, Weissman Center, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

  • Engaged with 200+ international and domestic students
  • Provided resources and aid to students at all stages of the writing, editing, and public speaking processes
  • Aided students in grammar, punctuation, subject/verb agreement, and idioms

LEAP Presenter, LEAP Symposium, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Certificate Recipient, Passport to Leadership, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

  • Attended course in the Weissman Center for Leadership
  • Practiced interview skills and engaged in self-reflection
  • Discussed leadership attributes and what makes an effective leader

 

MARKETING AND SUPERVISOR EXPERIENCE

Content Developer, Mosman Marketing, Austin, TX

  • Developed newsletters, emails, and social media content for multiple businesses
  • Accrued 27% growth for the company
  • Edited content produced by coworkers and businesses

Community Advisor, Residential Life, South Hadley, MA

  • Organized events for residents that taught, explained, or emphasized community standards
  • Fostered relationships between residents
  • Managed conflict and negotiated agreements between conflicting students

Rental Supervisor, The Globe Theatre, Odessa, TX

  • Supervised multiple organizations utilizing the rental property
  • Oversaw funding of $2500 per event between the venue and the renters
  • Regulated the amount of time the venue was rented and kept records for the venue and the renters

Books and Customer Service Associate, Hastings Entertainment, Odessa, TX

  • Engaged frequently with customers
  • Alphabetized and organized stacks of books
  • Handled the cash register
  • Cleaned the store every shift

 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Safe PassageNew York, NY

  • Assisted in juvenile screening 

International Refugee Assistance ProjectBoston, MA

  • Member of the Intake Team
  • Assisted with intakes of potential clients

Domestic Violence ProjectCamden, NJ

  • Assisted plaintiffs seeking restraining orders with legal resources 

Mediation Pro Bono ProjectCamden, NJ

  • Court-trained mediator for landlord tenant, small claims, and municipal courts

Young Professionals of OdessaOdessa, TX

  • Volunteered with the West Texas Food Bank and Keep Odessa Beautiful
  • Member of the Service Committee
  • Member of the ad hoc Vision Statement Committee
  • Created Vision Statement hashtag

Odessa College Debate TeamOdessa, TX

  • Provided guidance and materials for debate students 
  • Trained the mock trial team how to cross-examine witnesses
  • Coached debate students on poetry, public speaking, and performance

More Than Words Bookstore Charity Reading, Waltham, MA

  • Created a group feature: Sisterhood of the Traveling Poets 
  • Performed poems for youth workers and community members

Ignite the Mic Inner City Open Mic, Springfield, MA

  • Performed poetry at Ignite the Mic with teenagers and young adult members of the community
  • Helped advertise and support the community through poetry and publicity

Children in Need Campaign, University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent

  • Performed poetry at event sponsored by Stage Spiders
  • Worked with the Creative Writing Society and Wise Words to promote the charity
  • Raised money for the Children in Need campaign

Art31 Youth Speaks Performance, University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent

  • Emceed and performed poetry for a youth-led organization
  • Interviewed and showcased talented youths from across the Kent area
  • Raised funds to support Art31 

100 Thousand Poets for Change Sponsor, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

  • Hosted event at Mount Holyoke College with 15 poets
  • Performed poetry and took pictures of the event
  • Archived the event materials with the international organization
  • Raised recognition and awareness of the 100TPC campaign on campus

 

WRITING EXPERIENCE

Blogger, I Go To Seek A Great Perhaps, Paris, France

  • Author of blog posts about travels during 2019-2020

Contributing Editor, Odyssey Online, South Hadley, MA

  • Author of “Poets of the Week” Series
  • 10 time winner of weekly writer incentive for top shares
  • Named Top 3 Writers in May 2016

National Poetry Slam Team Member, Northampton Poetry, Northampton, MA

Workshop Facilitator, West Texas Talent Association, Gardendale, TX

  • Facilitated a Spoken Word Workshop with 8 attendees
  • Created a workshop manual and guide for each attendee
  • Focused on hosting, performance techniques, writing prompts, and stage etiquette 

President (2016), Conscious Poets Society, South Hadley, MA

  • Hosted the 3rd Annual Five College Poetry Slam
  • Brought in poets to perform at Mount Holyoke College (Jonathan Brown, Sister Outsider, Beau Sia) 
  • Represented the Organization at MHC Performs and Org Fair
  • Hosted weekly workshop meetings

Founder, West Texas Poets, Odessa, TX

  • Created an online platform for poets of all ages, genders, and backgrounds to express themselves through poetry
  • Facebook page has over 600 followers
  • All poets are from the West Texas area, stemming from Amarillo to Lubbock to Odessa/Midland
  • Host open mics and poetry slams in the area
  • Host writing workshops and writing circles for poets in the area

 

PUBLISHED POETRY VOLUMES

Soul Meets Body (Whisky & Beards, 2015)

Soul Painting (Inner Child Press, Ltd., 2014)

Soul Music (Lulu, 2013)

 

EDUCATION

Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, LL.M. Candidate in European Law.

  • Moot Court: European Law Moot Court
  • Independent Research: The Externalization of the Border: A Comparative Approach to the Immigration Crisis in the European Union and the United States
  • Additional Training: Academy of European Law 

Boston University School of Law, Juris Doctoral Candidate, 3.39.

  • Honors: Best Petitioner Brief and Quarter-Finalist, Homer Albers Prize Moot Court
  • Moot Court: Vis International Arbitration Moot Court, National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition, Homer Albers Prize Moot Court, Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court, Edward C. Stone Moot Court 
  • Clinic: Wrongful Convictions Clinic
  • Independent Research: Housing for Migrants, Asylum-Seekers, and Refugees: A Property Law Approach to the Refugee Housing Crisis in Europe
  • Organizations: Women’s Law Association (Peer Mentor), Public Interest Project (Peer Mentor), Barbri (Student Representative)
  • Pro Bono: International Refugee Assistance Project (Intake Team)

Rutgers Law School, J.D., 1L Year, 3.71. 

  • Awards: Rutgers Law Merit Scholarship, Dean’s List, Maida Public Interest Summer Fellowship
  • Organizations: Immigration Law Society (President), International Law Society (President), Federalist Society (President), National Security Law Association (Executive Vice President), Family Law Society (Secretary), Women’s Law Caucus (Member) 
  • Pro Bono Projects: Mediation Pro Bono Project (Court-trained Mediator), Domestic Violence Project (Volunteer), VITA (IRS Certified Basic Tax Preparer), DACA Day Clinic (Volunteer), Immigration Power of Attorney Day Clinic (Volunteer)

Mount Holyoke College, B.A. in English and Politics, Summa Cum Laude, 3.78. 

  • Thesis: The Voice of the American Female Poet: Tradition and Innovation
  • Independent Research: Western Europe on the Precipice of Conflict: The Economic, Cultural, and Political Incentives and Grievances of Right-Wing Extremist Movements in Germany and France in Relation to the Refugee Crisis
  • Awards: Donald G. Morgan Fellowship in Law, Clio Melpomene Excellence in Poetry/History Prize, Phi Beta Kappa, Passport to Leadership Certificate, Lynk Internship Stipend Award, Barbara Ransohoff Burnett ’52 Scholarship, Gertrude Claytor Award, Federal Representative German Book Award
  • Organizations: Conscious Poets Society (President), Pre-Law Association (Member), Northampton Poetry (National Poetry Slam Team 2015), German Club (Member), Outing Club (Member)

Odessa College, Paralegal Studies, 3.82. 

  • Awards: Dean’s List
  • Organizations: Debate Club (Mentor), Young Professionals of Odessa (Service Committee Member)

University of Kent at Canterbury, English and Politics Study Abroad Semester.

  • Awards: Laurel Fellowship
  • Organizations: University of Kent at Canterbury’s Creative Writing Society (Member), KURACS (Member), Hogwarts Society (Member), Literature Society (Member), Wise Words (Member), Art31 (Member and Host)