Meet the Ambassador: Alison Agnew

Name: Alison Agnewunnamed

Year: 3L (Class of 2016)

Undergraduate institution: Williams College, Class of 2011, graduated cum laude

Experiences between college and law school: Practice Assistant, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Washington, DC (2 years)

Activities at BC Law (besides being an Ambassador):
  • Managing Editor, Boston College International & Comparative Law Review
  • Boston College Innocence Project Clinic
  • Holocaust/Human Rights Project

Favorite class: Wrongful Convictions with Professor Sharon Beckman

Summer employment:
  • Summer Associate, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Washington, DC (2L Summer)
  • Legal Intern, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria, VA (1L Summer)

What will you do after graduation? I will be working as an associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath in Washington, DC.

Why law school? Ever since I declared my Political Science major way back in undergrad, I’ve been interested in the intersection of law and policy, particularly internationally. Law school has given me the opportunity to explore a variety of legal issues and use legal tools to address policy problems. Plus, it helps to always be able to win arguments with your friends and family!

Why BC Law? I chose BC Law because of the strength of the community that pervades all aspects of life – students, faculty, the way everyone treats each other with respect. Unlike other schools, BC Law is truly collaborative. In law school, everyone wants to succeed, but here, everyone also wants their peers to succeed.

What most surprised you about BC Law when you got here? I came to BC Law because of the community, and it has far surpassed my (high) expectations. Since my first week, I’ve been astounded at the genuine warmth and compassion of the students and professors. Through tough times and good, BC has provided support and strength and has pushed me to do more and do better.

Alison Agnew is a 3L 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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