Sat for July 2017 UBE, awaiting results
Passed October 2016 New York Law Exam
Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, NY
Juris Doctor, May 2016
Activities: Black Law Students Association (BLSA); New York State Bar Association
Relevant Coursework: Introduction to Intellectual Property, Grade A; Copyright Law, Grade A
Upper Level Writing: “Free the Music Sample” (An independent study thesis on the revision of copyright law and music sampling)
The Ohio State University – Fisher School of Business, Columbus, OH
B.S., International Business, June 2012
Activities: Off-Campus Student Advisor, University Housing Black Student Association;
Student Networking Ambassador, Ohio State University Band of Brothers; Black Student Association; Ohio State University Band of Brothers; Enigma Male Book Club; Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
Raisi K. the Raisinman Music Production, Albany, NY
Independent Music Producer July 2010 – Present
Sell self-produced hip-hop music instrumentals to various artists worldwide. Create custom instrumentals for theme songs, music albums, promotional videos, and concerts. Draft contracts for original musical instrumentals and create terms of agreements for exclusive use and leasing of original music instrumentals for artists, bloggers, DJs and other clients. Handle issues pertaining to copyright law and intellectual property protection. Maintain YouTube music channel with over 49,000 subscribers dating back to 2010. Signed to Fulton Yard Unlimited (FYU) from 2013-2015 as beat writer. FYU is credited with production credits including Usher, Earth, Wind and Fire, OutKast, T.L.C., Janet Jackson, and Wu-Tang Clan. Credited with personal celebrity productions including Jaquae, D.R.A.M., Mickey Factz, Charles Hamilton, Nikki Jean, Kenny Shane, and Mack Wilds, as well as over 150 other music artists and bloggers both independent and under music labels. Founded promotion group “Raisin Man Army” 2013, including promotion of own music as well as other independent artists’ music with a fan base of over 64,000 people worldwide.
New York State Thruway Authority Legal Department, Albany, NY
Student Legal Assistant May 2013 – May 2017
Conduct legal research on issues concerning labor and employment law, real estate law, contract law, environmental law, and civil procedure. Compiled a record of Authority’s passed legislation. Handle litigation matters pertaining to civil discovery procedure, document production, document review, document audit, and redaction of confidential material. Search database for Thruway toll and damage claims department to locate infraction violators.
Capital District YMCA, Guilderland, NY
Guilderland YMCA Board of Directors September 2016 – Present
Raise money for disadvantaged families unable to use YMCA facilities, and coordinate Board-sponsored events. Part of the Property division of the Board.
Co-Founder, CDYMCA Black & Latino Achievers Program January 2008 – Present
Assist with providing minority middle school and high school students the opportunities and information for getting into college and securing internships and job experience after college.
Co-Coordinator, Summer Sports Camps October 2010 – August 2014
Supervised 8-10 co-ed basketball teams, consisting of youths age 10-13. Served as coach and referee for the youth basketball league.
English and French (bilingual); Swahili (limited)
Albany Law School
- August 2012 - May 2016 Juris Doctorate Degree