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Patricia N. Jjemba is an associate at Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC. She practices in the areas of consumer protection, wage and hour laws, class actions, state trial practice, and federal trial practice.

Patricia has written, researched, and lectured on legal topics relating to employment law, women’s rights, human rights, and general areas of public interest. She recently published a note with the University of Massachusetts Law Review entitled, “The Final Cut: The West’s Opportunity to Accommodate Victims of Female Genital Mutilation.” As a proud alumnus of the SWEL program (Summer Work Experience in Law), Patricia maintains a vital pulse within the greater Chicago and Midwest community at large by serving as a monthly columnist for Ms. JD and engaging in community service through mentoring youth and law students. She is a member of the Civil Rights Committee of the Young Lawyers’ Section of the Chicago Bar Association, Community Service/Outreach and Law Student Outreach Committees of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Greater Chicago, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, and Cook County Bar Association.

Patricia earned her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law in May 2016, where she was a member of the Black Law Student Association, editor for Midwest Journal and Law and Policy, and competitor in various moot court competitions including the National Moot Court Competition, where she placed second in the regional competition. She obtained her B.A. in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio in May 2012, where she advocated for the education and protection of girls through her service in Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc.

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