Shirneil Merisier is a law clerk at Anapol Weiss. Before starting this position, she worked as a paralegal for three years. She is passionate about working with vulnerable populations and helping to make the law more accessible to them. Outside of work, she is a law student at Rutgers Law School in the part-time evening program, where she is involved in the community as a Social Justice Scholar and a member of the Minority Student Program.
As she balances work and school, Shirneil also manages to take on internship experiences. In her first year of law school, she interned for Women Against Abuse, connecting vulnerable populations with legal and support services as they navigate Philadelphia’s Criminal court and Family court systems. While in her second year, Shirneil is a judicial intern for the Honorable Fabiana Pierre-Louis in the New Jersey Supreme court, where she conducts legal research and drafts legal memorandums.
Before law school, Shirneil earned her B.A. in Public Relations, B.A. in Psychology, and a minor in Dispute Management & Resolution from The Pennsylvania State University (PSU). At PSU, she was active in the community through her leadership positions on campus and community service as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
To unplug, Shirneil enjoys spending time with her loved ones, working on different arts and crafts projects, reading, traveling, and trying new recipes.