Djess Jacques

JD Candidate





Fairfield, County

About Me

Djess is a 1st generation 3L student at Quinnipiac School of Law. Djess serves as President of Quinnipiac’s Black Law Students Association and sits as the Treasurer of Empowering Through Beauty a faith-based non-profit organization in Bridgeport, CT. Djess is passionate about his faith, mental health advocacy, racial justice, and career mentorship. Djess is also a photographer. After law school, Djess plans on practicing law in real estate and commercial transactions.  Be sure to reach out to Djess for a photoshoot!

Internship Experience

Legal Intern
Queens District Attorney's Office

Law Student Intern
U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Connecticut

Congressional Intern
Congressman Jim Himes Office

Summer Intern

May 2022 - Present

CATIC is New England’s largest domestic and only Bar-Related title insurance company.CATIC issues its policies through a network of more than 2,000 attorneys and independent title agents and is currently licensed in New England, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, and South Carolina.

Sep 2021 - Dec 2021

Drafted an internal memo on the statutory powers granted to federal agents conducting border searches, and a memo
evaluating the merits of the motion to suppress filed by a defendant in a pending identity theft claim. 

June 2021 - July 2021

Drafted an internal memo on an adversarial proceeding involving the voidability of a real estate transaction, drafted
court notes for upcoming hearings, and conducted additional research on the court’s power to deny a debtor's discharge
by sua sponte.

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015

Worked alongside Congressman Jim Himes' caseworkers to assist with answering phone calls from constituents,
logging admitted complaints, and draft correspondence.

Certificates & Awards

OCHR Certificate - Djess Jacques
Securities Award
Anna Porvoy Award
George Crawford Award