Meet the Affinity Group Leaders: Moussa Hassoun (Lambda Co-Chair)

This new “Meet the” series introduces you to the diverse affinity student group leaders on campus. 

Name: Moussa Hassoun

Year: 2017 (2L)IMG_6036

Organization & Position:

Lambda: Co-Chair

Undergraduate Institution:

Bentley University

Experiences between college and law school: 

I went straight through from Bentley to BC Law. In between I worked for Liberty Mutual as a Product Analyst. 

Favorite event that your organization plans: 

The Lambda Annual Retreat is a special one. Students get away from the chaos of law school and get a chance to relax and get to know one another. Relaxation is one of the most undervalued needs all students should make time for. The retreat provides that opportunity and allows LGBTQ+ students to develop a community at the law school.

Favorite event a different organization plans:

“Culture Shock” by BLSA. The event is particularly relevant because it challenges students’ notions by subjecting them to the different lived experiences. It also humanizes much of the vague ideological discussions students have every day surrounding important issues such as race, class, gender, and ethnic identities to name a few.

Activities at BC Law (besides being in your organization)

Staff Writer, UCC Reporter Digest

Treasurer, Middle Eastern Law Student Association

Favorite class:

Secured Transactions – Professor Hillinger

Summer Employment:

1L Summer – BC Civil Litigation Clinic

2L Summer – Ropes and Gray

What will you do after graduation?:

I will work at a firm in Boston and try to figure out what area I want to practice in. I haven’t figured out my Bar trip yet, suggestions???

Why law school?

Franklyn Salimbene, my undergraduate Moot Court coach, invested a huge amount of time and effort to help me during the 3 years that I competed. As I went through the rigorous process, I realized how much I liked studying, interpreting, and arguing the law. Coupled with my business background I thought I could apply my law degree in a business context that helped organizations meet their needs.

Why BC Law?

I chose BC Law for a few reasons. I knew I wanted a school with strong Northeastern connections and I knew that I would be practicing in Boston. I heard about the great network and concentration on graduation outcomes: How many students passed the bar? How many got jobs and where did they go to work? Answering these questions helped me decide on BC.

What most surprised you about BC Law when you got here?

The culture. Although I didn’t really believe it at the time, culturally, BC Law is so much different than many other schools. I’ve found so much support and camaraderie, I do my best to help perpetuate it. When I talk to my friends at other schools, their experience is so much different that I’m glad to be part of such a great community.

Moussa Hassoun is a 2L at BC Law and the Lambda Co-ChairFeel free to contact him with questions about his experience, BC Law, or law school in general. Comment here or send her an e-mail at hassoumo@bc.edu.

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