Jocelyn Small

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Jocelyn graduated magna cum laude from SUNY College at Old Westbury where she majored in Industrial and Labor Relations. In the pursuit of her undergraduate degree, she became fascinated by the employer-employee relationship and the laws that governed the relationship.

Jocelyn received her law degree from the University of Massachusetts School of Law, where she was an executive board member of the Delta Theta Phi Fraternity, a member of the Black Law Students Association, and a competitor in the 2019-2020 New York City Bar Association National Moot Court Competition.

As a part of her legal education, she interned at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, where she gained first-hand experience working with complainants alleging discrimination due to their race, gender, and disability, violations of wage laws, and wrongful termination claims.

Upon graduation Jocelyn was awarded the Leader for Justice Award in recognition of her commitment to performing 200+ hours of pro bono work.

Outside of the office, Jocelyn enjoys dining at Brazilian Churrascarias, listening to music (especially songs from the 80's to the early 00's), and volleyball.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York


  • University of Massachusetts Law School, Dartmouth, Massachusetts
    • Juris Doctor
  • SUNY College at Old Westbury
    • B.S.:Industrial and Labor Relations
    • Honors:magna cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA/NY)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Co-chair of the Young Lawyers Division for the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of New York Chapter

Speaking Engagement

  • November 2, 2022 - Co-moderator, "Entering the Legal Profession Symposium," Young Lawyers Division for the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of New York Chapter.

Published Works

  • Contributor (2022), American Bar Association FLSA Midwinter Report, annual supplement to the Ellen C. Kearns et al. eds., Fair Labor standards Act (2d. ed. 2010)