Year: 3L (Class of 2016)
Undergraduate institution: Northeastern University, B.S. in Psychology, Class of 2013, graduated summa cum laude
- Mock Trial
- Civil Litigation Clinic
- Client Counseling Competition
- Negotiation Competition
- 1L Mentor
- Intramural Softball
Favorite class: Civil Litigation Clinic with Alexis Anderson. In my opinion, absolutely nothing compares with experiential learning. Clinic presented me with an opportunity that no other class could; I was able to be a practicing lawyer, representing my clients in every aspect of litigation.
- Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Tax Litigation Bureau in Boston, MA (2L Summer)
- Central West Justice Center, Employment Division in Worcester, MA (1L Summer)
What will you do after graduation? My plan is to practice tax law, but I am still debating whether I want to work for the government, a law firm, or an accounting firm.
Why law school? During my junior year of college, I decided that I did not want to pursue a career in psychology. Although I knew I wanted to go to graduate school, I had no idea which degree I wanted to pursue. When I was trying to determine what to do next, I looked back at my Co-op in Human Resources and realized that I was actually really interested in employment law.
Why BC Law? I originally moved to Boston from New Jersey when I started at Northeastern. After spending four years here, I was confident that I wanted to stay in Boston post-graduation so I limited my law school applications mostly to local schools. Thinking that I was embarking into (arguably) the most stressful three years of my life, I had to be comfortable in the environment. After attending the Admitted Students Days, BC just felt right.
What most surprised you about BC Law when you got here? I assumed that in law school everyone would be overwhelmed with the work and only focus on what happens in the “law school bubble.” However, I have been very surprised with how the students are incredibly passionate about hotly debated legal and social issues. The panels, discussions, and other organized events on campus are just a small look into what the students will do for what they believe in. I will not be surprised when some of my classmates change the world.
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