Year: 3L (Class of 2016)
Undergraduate institution: University of Pittsburgh, Class of 2011, graduated summa cum laude
Favorite class: Land Use Law
- Teaching Assistant, Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing
- Civil Litigation Clinic
- Admissions Committee
- Moot Court Competition
- Commercial Underwriting Intern, First American Title Insurance Company, Kansas City, MO (2L Summer)
- Legal Intern, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, Environmental Crimes Strike Force, Boston, MA (1L Summer)
What do you hope to do after graduation? I hope to work in commercial real estate or land use law in Kansas City, MO.
Why law school? My dad is a Judge in Pennsylvania, so I’ve grown up surrounded by the law. I distinctly remember pounding his gavel on the bench when I visited his courtroom as a child (and subsequently being reprimanded). As a result, my interests and skillset made law school feel like a natural next step for my career.
Why BC Law? BC Law is well respected across the country. Although other schools can offer the same, BC Law’s student collegiality set it apart. The collaborative and inviting atmosphere was immediately apparent upon stepping on campus for an initial tour.
What most surprised you about BC Law? The sheer amount of things going on at the school is staggering. There are events hosted by student groups on a daily basis that address current and past law-related issues. These events are attended by students and professors, making the events a great opportunity to talk with professors outside of the classroom. Moreover, the school sponsors numerous social events to help students balance law school with their personal lives.
Ross Weimer is a 3L at BC Law and a BC Law Ambassador. Feel 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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