Instructor Biography: Jess Velona
JESS VELONA has practiced law for 25 years and is a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School.  He also has a master's degree in history from NYU, where he focused in part on the history of Atlantic slavery.  As a onetime candidate for public office in Manhattan and surrogate campaign speaker for Bill Clinton, Velona loves sharing his passion for history and politics.
 
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