Have You Met Rutgers-Newark?

Omar Bareentto

“I knew that Newark was definitely a city on the rise and it’s something that I wanted to be a part of. With its close proximity to New York City, and Philly in the other direction, it seemed like an ideal place,” said Omar Bareentto, a Rutgers Law School third-year student.

When Bareentto, of Melrose, Massachusetts, enrolled at the law school, Newark quickly became his home, and his peers became his family. The Minority Student Program (MSP) was Bareentto’s first experience with the school and has been his strongest source of support ever since. Through MSP, Bareentto not only received a comprehensive orientation to law school, but developed significant and lasting relationships with MSP alumni and his fellow members.

Bareentto’s law school career began with an impressive start when he earned a diversity fellowship at the prestigious law firm of McCarter & English and has continued to flourish as he crafted an impressive résumé.

Currently, he interns at the Attorney General’s Office in the Civil Rights Division and is pursuing a government fellowship at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. He is also involved in a host of organizations, including the Association of Black Law Students, the Muslim Law Students Association, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

After graduation, Bareentto will work for the law firm Holland & Knight in business and corporate tax law, but is also very interested in labor and employment issues.

“The workplace is a very important place in everybody’s lives and I would love to be involved, whether it’s settling disputes or creating a friendlier environment for people,” Bareentto said.