Meet the Ambassador: Mary Delsener

Name: Mary DelsenerMary Delsener

Year: 2L (Class of 2017)

Undergraduate institution: Barnard College, Class of 2012

Experiences between college and law school: I worked in New York for two years in between college and law school as a paralegal at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

Activities at BC Law (besides being an Ambassador):
  • Internet Law Society
  • Business & Law Society
  • Intellectual Property & Technology Forum
  • Women’s Law Center

Favorite class: 1L Property. Professor Bilder was enthusiastic, passionate, and excellent at empowering her students to grasp even the most difficult concepts (yes, even the rule against perpetuities).

Summer employment:
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher (2L Summer)
  • Bloomberg LP (1L Summer)

What do you hope to do after graduation? I’m not sure! I have been very fortunate to have had incredible learning opportunities so far during my time at BC Law, and I am very much looking forward to the ones to come.

Why law school? I wanted a career where I would be surrounded by colleagues and mentors who were intellectually curious, hardworking, and approached problem-solving from a place of analytical creativity.

Why BC Law? There are many reasons why I chose to attend BC Law. I knew that the Jesuit tradition of a commitment to public service would influence the school’s approach to teaching the law, and I was eager to understand legal theory and present-day issues in this type of sophisticated and nuanced way. In addition, the type of applicants that BC Law attracts is rather self-selective, with the end result being that classes are comprised of kind, intelligent, and motivated individuals who are also wonderful classmates and friends.

What most surprised you about BC Law when you got here? I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of meaningful, experiential learning opportunities that are available to students. It has been extraordinarily beneficial for me to apply the skills I have learned in the classroom to work environments that are analogous to those in which a practicing attorney would be working right after law school.

Mary Delsener is a 2L at BC Law and a BC Law AmbassadorFeel free to contact her with questions about her experience, BC Law, or law school in general. Comment here or send her an e-mail at delsener@bc.edu.


Boston College Law Ambassadors is a newly launched program designed to enhance the on-campus experience for every prospective student who visits BC Law. The Ambassadors are thirty students who lead campus tours, help out at Admitted Students Day, and serve as a resource for applicants and admitted students who are considering enrolling at BC Law.

In support of this role, each Ambassador will be profiled on the Impact blog over the course of the school year. If you are a prospective student and notice something about any of our Ambassadors that you’d like to discuss with him or her – whether it’s a shared alma mater, an interesting extracurricular, or an appealing summer job – do not hesitate to reach out. After all, that’s what we’re here for!

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