Meet the Ambassador: Will Peifer

Name: Will PeiferWill P

Year: 2L (Class of 2017)

Undergraduate institution: University of Virginia, Class of 2013

Experiences between college and law school: Bartender

Activities at BC Law (besides being an Ambassador):
  • Deputy Softball Commissioner
  • Sports Committee Representative

Favorite class: Secured Transactions with Professor Hillinger. Secured is easily the most colorful class I’ve taken at BC. I learn more in each of hour of class than I would in five hours of my own study time. Professor Hillinger is one of the can’t-miss professors at the school.

Summer employment:
  • Summer Associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; New York, New York (2L summer)
  • Extern in the Chambers of the Honorable James O. Browning, District Court for the District of New Mexico; Albuquerque, New Mexico (1L summer)

What will you do after graduation?: I’m most interested in Orrick’s transactional groups. I hope to carve out a role on one of their M&A or Finance teams after graduation.

Why law school? I chose to go to law school for two reasons. First, I knew I would enjoy the work. My academic strengths and interests have always centered on analytical reading and writing. I also took several courses at UVA–Law & Economics, Commercial Law I and II, and Early American Legal History–that introduced me to reading case law and sparked my interest in the legal field. Second, I realized that a legal education would prove a valuable background, regardless of my ultimate career path.

Why BC Law? BC is a perfect blend of academic rigor and an affable student culture, and it’s located in one of the most engaging and beloved cities in the country. The BC brand travels well and the alumni base has a broad geographic footprint, so it’s possible to take a BC degree anywhere. I knew I wanted to live and work in a big, east coast city after graduation, and BC’s top three job markets are Boston, New York City, and Washington D.C. Not only was BC a good fit on paper, but the students I met as a prospective applicant really went out of their way to give me an accurate portrait of student life and answer my questions.

What most surprised you about BC Law when you got here? I was surprised by how much I enjoyed my first year. In particular, I found that it was possible to work hard and enjoy myself at the same time. BC fosters a unique atmosphere; students are motivated by curiosity, not competition. The student body also builds camaraderie through a surprisingly robust social calendar–the weekend softball league, annual boat cruise, and ski trip are unforgettable every year.

Will Peifer is a 2L 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 peiferw@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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