Alexandra L Simels
Phone: +1 (212)-587-5971
Alexandra grew up in Westchester County, New York. She attended Lafayette College where she majored in Neuroscience and minored in Religious Studies. While there, she competed as a Division 1 athlete and captain of the Women’s Tennis team.
After graduating from Lafayette, Alexandra moved to New York City to attend New York Law School. At NYLS,
Alexandra discovered her passion-to be a litigator-and focused her studies around criminal law. She interned during the summer recess with prominent criminal lawyers in New York City, and, was selected to be part of the Criminal Defense Clinic at NYLS, run in conjunction with the Legal Aid Society. That hands-on experience cemented Alexandra’s desire to be a litigator as well as a commitment to perform pro bono work, representing indigent clients.
Alexandra was very involved in the NYLS community. Among other things, she worked as a Teaching Assistant for multiple classes, was elected as the Student Bar Association President and Criminal Law Society President, and since graduating has helped co-found a new mentorship program at the school.
Throughout her academic career, Alexandra has earned accolades for her achievements including, but not limited to Dean’s List, Dean’s List High Honors, Dean’s Award for Student Leadership.