Meet the Ambassador: Katie Horigan

Name: Katie Horiganunnamed

Year: 2L (Class of 2017)

Undergraduate institution: Clark University, Class of 2013, graduated magna cum laude

Experiences between college and law school: In the year between graduating from undergrad and coming to law school I received my master’s degree in history.

Activities at BC Law (besides being an Ambassador):
  • Grimes Moot Court
  • Immigration Clinic
  • Immigration Spring Break Trip
  • BC Law softball

Favorite class: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions with Professor Hong—this course focused on the intersectionality of criminal and immigration law. I loved how complicated and rapidly changing the law is in this field.

Summer employment: This summer, I will be working at Joyce & Associates, a small immigration firm in Boston. My 1L summer I interned at AIDS Action Committee where I did a variety of civil litigation work for low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

What do you hope to do after graduation? I hope to work in immigration or criminal law in some capacity.

Why law school? Very early on in high school I had a job shadow experience with a public interest lawyer in southern Maine. Seeing the work she did for her clients impressed upon me the tremendous impact that lawyers can have in the lives of others. After that experience I knew that becoming a lawyer would give me a really awesome set of skills to help others.

Why BC Law? I am originally from southern Maine and I knew that I wanted to practice law in New England so I mainly applied to schools on the east coast. After visiting BC Law’s Admitted Students Day I got a sense that the school had an incredible sense of community. Around the same time I happened to meet several BC Law alums who could not say enough about how much they enjoyed their time at BC. This really solidified my decision to come to come here.

What most surprised you about BC Law when you got here? I was really surprised with the vibrancy of student life on campus. Before coming to BC, I imagined that law school would be mostly going to classes and reading in the library. There are a lot of fantastic events on campus and off campus that are really well attended by BC students.

Katie Horigan 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

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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