Meet the Ambassador: Charlene Ochogo

Name: Charlene Ochogounnamed

Year: 2L (Class of 2017)

Undergraduate institution: University of Florida, Class of 2014

Experiences between college and law school: The most relaxed summer ever (i.e., I went straight through).

Activities at BC Law (besides being an Ambassador):
  • Secretary of the Law Students Association
  • Client Counseling Coordinator
  • Teaching Assistant for Professor Blum’s LRR&W class

Favorite class: Tax with Professor Diane Ring. We met when I was a 1L helping the Admissions office at an Admitted Students event and she told me I had to take tax because I might discover my secret passion. And, much to my surprise, she was right!

Summer employment: I worked at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP in Rochester, NY last summer and will return this summer.

What do you hope to do after graduation? Work at a firm, hopefully in tax law, and maybe get an LLM in tax too.

Why law school? I have always wanted to help people and since being a doctor was out, I knew that being a lawyer would be the next best thing. The law is a very necessary service at both the macro and micro levels and I believe firmly that if you have an ability to help others, you have a responsibility to do so to the best of your ability.

Why BC Law? I wanted two things out of a school; 1) Since I wasn’t sure where I wanted to end up, I wanted a school that would allow me to go pretty much anywhere, and 2) I needed to find a school I would love as much as I loved UF. After seeing that a number of UF grads were here, I figured they must be on to something and after checking it out, I discovered BC met both of those needs.

What most surprised you about BC Law when you got here? The kindness in the community wasn’t an act and people work very hard to maintain it.

Charlene Ochogo is a 2L 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 ochogo@bc.edu.


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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