John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Center for Court Innovation
Jethro Antoine, Director of Newark Community Court
Tyler is a Justice Studies major at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a concentration in philosophy and literature. Born to Caribbean parents, Tyler has seen his family, especially his mother, overcome tremendous struggle and succeed in life. He is an aspiring attorney with a passion towards helping others, particularly in instances involving children, family and the law. A recipient of the Walter K. Hoerning and Thurgood Marshall Scholarships, as well as being a member of Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Honor Society), the Committee on Clubs and the Urban Male Initiative in John Jay, Tyler believes that the first step towards success is to “try, no matter what the odds may be.” At school, he also served as a tutor in the writing center, and is the current Vice-President of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society) as well as a member of the Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program, which prepares talented students for careers in the study of law.
Tyler conducted research on programs, specifically the Newark Community Justice Center, that assisted in providing alternative sentences to defendants in Newark, New Jersey. He was also able to meet and network with a variety of community leaders, judges and city officials in Newark and discuss his desire to be a lawyer and help his community.
Tyler graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a B.A in Humanities and Justice Studies. He was selected as the 2011 Commencement Speaker and awarded the Scholarship and Service Award, which is John Jay's second highest graduation honor. Tyler currently attends the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law as a Berkeley Law Dean's Fellow. He currently serves as an articles editor for the Journal of African-American Law & Policy and an opinions editor for the Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law.
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