Sadayah Q. DuRant


  • Rutgers University School of Law-Newark (Juris Doctorate)
  • Rutgers University (Bachelor of Arts)


  • State of New Jersey (pending)
  • State of New York (pending)

Activities and Affiliations

  • New Jersey Certified Mediator
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • National Conference of Black Lawyers, Member
  • Pro Bono Scholar Award Recipient for 100+ hours of law related service hours

Sadayah DuRant joined Murphy Orlando LLC in 2017 after serving as a Judicial Clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court, Essex County, for the Honorable Verna G. Leath, J.S.C.

Prior to her clerkship, Ms. DuRant worked as a law clerk at Stern, Kilcullen, & Rufolo, LLC in the areas of criminal defense, business planning, corporate transactions, and estate planning. Ms. DuRant has also interned at the Camden County Office of the Public Defender, Stevens, Hinds, & White, P.C., and the City of Newark Law Department as a law clerk in the Contracts and Legislation Section.

Ms. DuRant graduated from Rutgers University in 2011 where she was a James Dickson Carr Scholar and was involved in Student Government, the University Hearing Board, and was Liaison to The Alliance of Educational Opportunity Fund Students of New Jersey.  Ms. DuRant also served as Chairman of the Educational Opportunity Program Student Association, where she coordinated the group’s 13th Annual and 14th Annual Multicultural Shows raising nearly $28,000.00 and was a member of the Vice President’s Leadership Cabinet

Ms. DuRant graduated from Rutgers Law School in 2016, where she was a senior editor for the Rutgers Race & Law Review Journal.  Her note, Forty Years Later: The Fair Housing Act and the Quest to Eliminate the Disparate-Impact Theory was selected for publication in Fall 2015.  Ms. DuRant also participated in the Honorable Morris Stern Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project in 2015-2016 and the South Africa Constitutional Law Study Abroad Program in 2016.