Meet the Ambassador: Anna Nikolayeva

Name: Anna Nikolayevaunnamed

Year: 1L (Class of 2018)

Undergraduate institution: George Washington University, Class of 2014, graduated cum laude

Experiences between college and law school: I worked as a paralegal at a law firm in Washington, D.C., practicing administrative law related to transportation issues.

Activities at BC Law (besides being an Ambassador):
  • Immigration Spring Break Trip
  • Women’s Law Center, Section Representative

Favorite class: Property with Professor Lyons. I find the intersection of individual property rights and public controls of these rights very fascinating. Also, Professor Lyons will crack a joke in every class and sometimes even drop a pop culture reference (including a Mean Girls reference one time).

What do you hope to do after graduation? After law school, I hope to work for a federal agency doing regulatory or policy work, especially pertaining to transportation.

Why law school? I took an introductory course on International Law my junior year of college and I really enjoyed learning about how the law applied to various aspects of life, ranging from national security to shipping. Even though going to law school was always in the back of my mind, I think that this course solidified by decision to attend law school.

Why BC Law? It was a pretty easy decision for me after I visited Admitted Students Day. All of the students were welcoming, friendly, and enthusiastic about the law school. I knew that going to law school was going to be a difficult endeavor, but the community and atmosphere at BC Law would make it easier.

What most surprised you about BC Law when you got here? I was surprised about how many groups, activities, and events there are at BC Law. I thought that everyone spent law school buried in their books but I quickly found that it’s very easy to get involved here while managing coursework.

Anna Nikolayeva is a 1L 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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