Wolf Haldenstein is proud to announce our inaugural Wolf Haldenstein Diversity Pipeline Pre-Law Summer Internship.

With the support of Soledad O’Brien’s PowHERful Foundation and the City University of New York at Hunter Pre-Law Program, Wolf Haldenstein developed an eight-week paid summer internship program available to diverse college students or recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in law.

Students and graduates who participate in the Wolf Haldenstein Diversity Pipeline Pre-Law Summer Internship Program gain real life experience while working on legal matters alongside nationally recognized litigators in the Firm’s Investor Protection, Labor, Social Justice, Business Practice and Consumer Protection practice groups. Wolf Haldenstein Diversity Pipeline Pre-Law Summer Internship Program is managed by Firm partners Regina Calcaterra and Janine Pollack and includes mentoring from Firm partners and unique external educational components. Find additional information about the Firm’s Diversity & Inclusion and Social Responsibility commitments at these links.

Rochelle Ballantyne, a Brooklyn, N.Y. native, recently graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. with Honors in African and African American Studies.  Ms. Ballantyne’s honors thesis explored the engagement between law enforcement, the African-American community and the media.  She is a high ranking chess player with the hopes of becoming the first African-American female chess master. She is presently considering several top tier law school admission offers and is looking forward to a career in the law.





Katie DiMauro, an Armonk, N.Y. native, is entering her junior year at the American University in Washington, DC.  Ms. DiMauro is majoring in Law & Society in the School of Public Affairs and recently became a brother of the Pre-law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta. This past year she coordinated a fundraising walk at her college for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Ms. DiMauro is an avid runner and a museum enthusiast.





Melissa Harden

Melissa Harden, a Texas native, is attending Hunter College where she is a triple major in Economics, Linguistics, and Human Rights with a Minor in Math. Ms. Harden is graduating Summa Cum Laude in December 2017. She is seeking a law career in the area of economic justice. Ms. Harden tutors at-risk high school students and is looking forward to publication in an upcoming academic journal of an article she co-wrote on linguistics.




Tori Mumtaz, a London, U.K. native, is a senior at Hunter College studying Political Science, Philosophy, and Arabic. For the past two years she has worked part time as a clerk in a midtown Manhattan law firm specializing in franchise litigation and has maintained a 3.85 GPA as a full time Hunter pre-law student. Ms. Mumtaz is a freelance fashion photographer creating marketing material for fashion labels whose models value sustainability and diversity. Ms. Mumtaz is looking forward to a career in the law.





William White, a Bronx, N.Y. native, just graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from CUNY at Hunter.  As a result of his 3.9 GPA and various internships, he received a special recognition from Hunter College President Jennifer Rabb. Before joining Wolf Haldenstein’s summer program, Mr. White had several other internships including working for New York State Supreme Court Judge Ruth Pickholz, at Civic Consulting USA as a Civic Innovation Fellow and with New York State Assemblyman Marcos Crespo working in constituent services.  Mr. White is looking forward to a career in the law, public policy and elected office.