Meet the Ambassador: Daniel Fishman

Name: Daniel FishmanDaniel Fishman

Year: 3L (Class of 2016)

Undergraduate institution: Washington University in St. Louis, Class of 2011, University Athletic Association All-Academic Team, Football (2007-2010).

Experiences between college and law school: For two years after college, I had a job in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, working on policy, legislation, and the state budget.

Activities at BC Law (besides being an Ambassador):
  • Executive Comments Editor, Journal of Law and Social Justice
  • Vice President, American Constitution Society
  • Treasurer, Jewish Law Students Association

Favorite class: Civil Procedure with the amazing Professor Mark Brodin. This class is a full-year 1L class that touches on every step in the process of a civil case. The rules in abstract are tough concepts to learn, but Professor Brodin illuminates the principles with a great combination of examples and humor.

Summer employment:
  • Block & Leviton where I worked on plaintiff-side securities, antitrust and other complex litigation (2L summer)
  • Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Trial Division within the Government Bureau where I worked on defendant-side employment and tort law (1L summer)

What will you do after graduation? I will be working at Conn Kavanaugh, a mid-sized firm in Boston.

Why law school? I had jury duty the summer after my freshman year of college. I spent the whole time being jealous because the role of the lawyers in that case seemed like more fun than my role as a juror.

Why BC Law? When I toured BC Law, it had the three things I was looking for: good job prospects, a high quality of life, and professors who cared about their students. After more than two years here, I can say that BC Law has done better in all three categories than I expected.

What most surprised you about BC Law when you got here? I was surprised how much of a community BC law is. Whether it’s getting notes emailed to me from a classmate without asking, professors asking how they can help with a job search, or chatting with the Dean in the lunch room, people here look out for each other.

Daniel Fishman is a 3L at BC Law and a BC Law AmbassadorFeel free to contact him with questions about his experience, BC Law, or law school in general. Comment here or send him an e-mail at

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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