Meet the Ambassador: Alain Mathieu

Name: Alain Mathieuunnamed

Year: 2L (Class of 2017)

Undergraduate institution: Bowdoin College, Class of 2012, graduated cum laude, Government and Legal Studies

Experiences between college and law school: I worked as the Alumni Fund Associate for Bowdoin College for two years. There, I managed the College’s young alumni and senior class gift campaigns.

Activities at BC Law (besides being an Ambassador):
  • Vice President, Boston College Law School Democrats
  • Admissions Committee member
  • Teaching Assistant, Criminal Law, Professor Hong
  • Barbri Bar Review Section Rep

Favorite class: Judge and the Community Court Clinic with Hon. Cratsley and Hon. Flynn because it affords me the opportunity to spend time in court every week, and learn firsthand from a presiding judge.

Summer employment:
  • Summer Associate at Mintz Levin (2L Summer)
  • Law Clerk at Free Speech for People (1L Summer)

What will you do after graduation? I hope to return to Mintz Levin to work in litigation.

Why law school? I’ve known since I was pretty young that I wanted to be a lawyer. I’ve always been inspired by stories of my grandfather, who was an attorney in Haiti. I also love to solve problems and serve as an advocate.

Why BC Law? Having lived in Maine for six years, I fell in love with a lot of what New England has to offer. BC was a great fit for me because the sense of community that comes with being a BC Law student mirrors very nicely with my experiences at Bowdoin College.

What most surprised you about BC Law when you got here? I was most surprised about how happy people here generally seem to be. Law school is stressful, no matter where you attend, but BC manages to foster a healthy environment where people can be challenged intellectually while still enjoying life.

Alain Mathieu is a 2L 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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