Raul Velez III L’18 joins the College of Law as an Adjunct Professor

Raul Velez III L’18 joins the College of Law as an Adjunct Professor. He will teach Deposition Practice.

Velez is currently a Trial Attorney with Sobo & Sobo, LLP, where he has tried to verdict and settled personal injury and other cases for hundreds of clients. Before that, he was an Associate Attorney with Goldblatt & Associates PC, with a primary focus on traumatic brain injury litigation, and with Cuddy Law Firm PLLC, where he represented students with special needs against the New York City Department of Education. Recently, Velez *was awarded the Young Alumni Award by the College of Law.

While in law school, he spent several semesters as an Honors Intern at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C. While at the SEC, he received a Certificate for Outstanding Service to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Inspector General. He was also an award-winning member of the Trial Team and competed both regionally and nationally.

Since graduating from the College of Law, Velez has been a Lecturer for the Introduction to Trial Practice Residency Program for the College of Law’s hybrid online J.D. program and a Guest lecturer for the Trial Practice Course and Deposition course. He also coaches Travis H.D. Lewin Advocacy Honor Society trial teams.

Velez earned a B.A. in political science in 2015 from the California State University – Northridge, and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law in 2018.