Meet the Ambassador: Thanithia Billings

Name: Thanithia Billingsunnamed

Year: 2L (Class of 2017)

Undergraduate institution: Princeton University, Class of 2011

Experiences between college and law school: I worked as a contracts administrator in Somerville for one year and as a legal consultant in Quincy, MA for a year. I then moved home (Carrollton, GA) for a year, where I took a job in customer service to pass the time.

Activities at BC Law (besides being an Ambassador):
    • Boston College Law Review
    • Black Law Students Association – Vice President External
    • Lambda Law Students Association – Social/Activism Chair
    • Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy Academic Law Fellow
    • Teaching Assistant (Property & Criminal Law)
    • Research Assistant (Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing)

Favorite class: Secured Transactions with Professor Ingrid Hillinger. Professor Hillinger is clear, concise, and hilarious. Additionally, Secured Transactions is a class built on a code, which has clear rules to follow, and I love rules.

Summer employment:
  • Summer Associate, Ropes & Gray (2L Summer)
  • Split summer as a Summer Associate at Skadden in Boston and at MassMutual in Springfield, MA (1L Summer)

What do you hope to do after graduation? I hope to find a judicial clerkship to complete immediately after graduation. Then, I hope to join Ropes & Gray as an associate.

Why law school? After undergraduate, I was not sure what I wanted to do, but law school was in the back of my mind. So, I decided to work in the law, and I loved the work that I was doing. I found it interesting but not particularly challenging. So, I decided that the way to get interesting but also challenging work was to go to law school.

Why BC Law? I knew that I wanted to be in Boston for a while after law school. My boss at my first job had gone to BC, and she loved it. Other lawyers in Boston that I spoke to also had great things to say about BC. So, I knew that I was going to a great school with an amazing reputation in Boston.

What most surprised you about BC Law when you got here? I was surprised by how friendly the other law students can be. I always heard horror stories about law school and its hypercompetitive nature. There is of course healthy competition, but people at BC are always willing to be helpful.

Thanithia Billings 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

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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