Second-Year Evening Law Student
Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, New York
Hernán Ortiz is a second year evening student at Brooklyn Law School. He is a member of the Latin American Law Students Association. Hernán is a 2017 Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Fellow. This summer he interned at the New York Supreme Court, New York Civil County Division with Judge Andrea Masley in the Guardianship and Commercial Divisions. Hernán is also a member of the ABA Business Law Section.
Prior to law school, Hernán was an educator. For over 10 years, Hernán taught Spanish language and literature classes in private schools, increasing knowledge not only of the Spanish language but also Latino culture. Additionally, he was an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s School of Professional Studies.
Hernán attended Dartmouth College where he graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Literature. At Dartmouth, he was President of the Dartmouth Boxing Club; Head of the Agriculture team of the Cross-Cultural Education and Service Program trip to Siuna, Nicaragua; a Tucker Dialogues Dean Civic Intern; Secretary of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Fraternity, Inc.; member of Casque & Gauntlet Senior Honor Society; member of La Alianza Latina; and a 2004 Management, Leadership for Tomorrow Fellow. Additionally, Hernán was a Sexual Abuse Peer Advisor on campus. After college, Hernán attended Teachers College, Columbia University. Hernán graduated in 2015 and obtained a Master of Arts degree in Organization and Leadership from the Klingenstein Foundation with a focus in Private School Leadership. Currently, Hernán sits on the board of the Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University. He serves as the Communications Chair and has served in this capacity for the last year and a half