Suffolk Law Clinical Fellow Sherley Rodriguez was named a Boston Rising Star by National Law Journal (NLJ). Ms. Rodriguez leads the law school’s Housing Discrimination Testing Program enforcement/litigation efforts, supervising law students handling housing discrimination cases.

According to the NLJ website, “An independent judging panel—composed of public interest lawyers, law professors, general counsel, legal consultants, and private attorneys—scored dozens of nominees on several key measures: development of the law; advocacy and community contributions; service to the bar; and peer and public recognition. Law Tribune and NLJ editors then reviewed the findings and made selections from among those with the highest scores.”

Prior to joining Suffolk, Ms. Rodriguez was a visiting assistant professor at Boston University School of Law where she supervised law students in the Employment Rights Clinic and taught pre-trial and trial advocacy. Ms. Rodriguez also worked as a staff attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) in the Employment Law Unit (EU). Her work with GBLS’ EU included representing low-wage and immigrant workers with unemployment, wage and hour, discrimination, workplace harassment, and working condition issues.