Meet the Ambassador: Jonathan Mangel

Name: Jonathan Mangelunnamed

Year: 1L (Class of 2018)

Undergraduate institution: Ramapo College of New Jersey, Class of 2015, graduated magna cum laude


Activities at BC Law (besides being an Ambassador):
  • 1L Section Representative – American Constitution Society

Favorite class: Property with Professor Bilder. Professor Bilder took a subject I thought I would dread and made it absolutely come to life! She’s just one example of the amazing faculty at BC Law.

What do you hope to do after graduation? I hope to get into public interest work, most likely in the fields of civil rights litigation or health policy. I’m pursuing a dual degree program between BC and Tufts University School of Medicine for a JD and Masters in Public Health. This unique program will open a lot of doors in policy and health law!

Why law school? I’ve been fascinated with policy and law ever since my high school history class discussed the 2008 presidential election. I majored in Political Science and Law and Society in undergraduate, and have just felt drawn to the ideals of a public interest lawyer: justice, positive change, and equality before law.

Why BC Law? As I made my law school choice, I spoke to current students from BC, and they were so open and helpful before I even committed to becoming an Eagle. The same goes for the faculty and Admissions offices. They all treated me like part of the community before I had even confirmed my decision. The legal rock star professors, prime location, and amazing opportunities didn’t hurt either.

What most surprised you about BC Law when you got here? I was most surprised by how fun law school has been. I watched “The Paper Chase,” and I read “1L,” so I expected course work to be mind-numbing and professors to speak in cryptic riddles. Instead, my professors all have an energy that makes even the most complex concepts accessible and exciting. The students, through organizations like LSA, also make sure to carve out enough time to keep us from getting lost in our case books.

Jonathan Mangel is a 1L 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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