Meet the Ambassador: Justin Maloney

unnamedName: Justin Maloney

Year: 1L (Class of 2018)

Undergraduate institution: Providence College, Class of 2015, graduated summa cum laude; Highest GPA in the Philosophy Major; Highest GPA in the Business Studies Minor

Activities at BC Law (besides being an Ambassador):
  • Law Students Association (1L Section Rep)
  • Business Law Society

Favorite class: Contracts with Professor Hillinger. The subject matter of Contracts is intuitive in my estimation, but what really makes the class is the professor. Hillinger is engaging, funny, empathetic, and so helpful! In class and out, she is one of the best resources BC Law has to offer.

What do you hope to do after graduation? I hope to go into either criminal law, politics, or both (eventually).

Why law school? I want to have the potential to effect change in areas that need it, and protect the fundamental principles that govern our society. For reference, that’s not just politics; most change in the U.S. is precipitated by lawsuits. Politicians don’t take action until a problem is consistently in the courts and thus public eye.

Why BC Law? People. It’s as simple as that. Everywhere I went I was told about rankings first, but BC Law talked about its faculty and its students. The family atmosphere here not only helps me learn, but also keeps me sane when I’m not in class.

What most surprised you about BC Law when you got here? I was most surprised that “cold-calling” was not really prevalent, and if it happened and the answerer got the question wrong, he or she was not kicked out Elle Woods-style, but rather was encouraged to find the answer.

Justin Maloney is a 1L 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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