Meet the Ambassador: Maria Benvenuto

Name: Maria BenvenutoMaria B

Year: 1L (Class of 2018)

Undergraduate institution: Villanova University, Class of 2015, graduated magna cum laude

Experiences between college and law school: In my summer between my undergrad and law school I led a group of twenty high school students from the Baltimore School of the Arts on a Habitat for Humanity trip to Durham, North Carolina. I have participated in a number Habitat for Humanity trips throughout undergrad, and so, it was very rewarding to introduce such a commendable organization to future volunteers.

Activities at BC Law (besides being an Ambassador):
  • Women’s Law Center
  • Navajo Nation Pro Bono Service Trip

Favorite class: Torts with Professor McMorrow. I find that torts has allowed me to look at everyday events and activities with a new-found, perhaps more cautious, legal perspective that I find to be very interesting!

What will you do after graduation? I am not sure what I want to do after graduation but I have three whole years to hopefully figure it out!

Why law school? Like so many law students, I was a political science major during my undergrad. I became very interested in many of the constitutional law topics and issues that we had discussed and thought that law school would be a perfect place for me to learn more about those types of issues and maybe have a role in their outcomes.

Why BC Law? I was really attracted to the community atmosphere of BC Law. Law school is hard, but it’s the people and environment around you that can make any experience enjoyable. BC Law seemed like a place where I could find a home, and being so close to Boston was definitely a plus!

What most surprised you about BC Law when you got here? What really surprised me most was how much our professors and other students stress that we have a balanced life in law school. I don’t think that that is something that is stressed in many other law schools, but has definitely made my time at BC Law thus far much more enjoyable.

Maria Benvenuto is a 1L 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

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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