Robert Ransom

Alumni Spotlight

LEAP Academy Class of 2009

Rob Ransom graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a concentration in Public Finance and Economic Development.

While at Howard University, Mr. Ransom worked at one of the District’s prominent real estate development firms, Dantes Partners, a firm that specializes in alternative financing for mixed-use and mixed-income commercial development projects. Despite working his way up, from an intern to an assistant project manager, Rob Ransom decided to return to his home state of New Jersey to attend law school.

As a law student, Mr. Ransom took advantage of every opportunity to enter the courtroom. Not only was he a member of the Rutgers Law BLSA Mock Trial team, but Ransom also represented juveniles charged with crimes in New Jersey’s Superior Court, as a student advocate in the Rutgers Law Children’s Justice Clinic.

While at Rutgers Law, Rob was busy not just in the courtroom, but excelling in law school life. Mr. Ransom was selected to receive the esteemed Eagleton Fellowship, which is a one-year award granted by the Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics for students who have shown an interest in politics and public policy. In the summer of his 1L year, he clerked at the law firm Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoades. The following summer, Ransom clerked at the regional law firm Archer & Greiner.

In his spare time, Rob Ransom maintains a commitment to public service, serving on the Boards of various schools, non-profits, and other organizations. Most recently, Rob Ransom launched a successful #CodingInCamden fundraising campaign with the Burlington-Camden Achievement Foundation to raise funds for the support and development of Computer Science programs in Camden, NJ.

Rob has clerked for the Honorable Michael J. Blee in Mays Landing, NJ and is currently clerking for the Honorable Jerome B. Simandle at the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.


Rob Ransom, Esq.
Law Clerk to the Hon. Michael J. Blee, J.S.C
Rutgers Law ’16
Eagleton Institute of Politics ’16
Howard University ’13