Meet the Affinity Group Leaders: Amani Kancey (BLSA)

Name: Amani Kancey

Year: 2017 (2L)

Photo on 9-15-14 at 8.19 PMOrganization: Black Law Students Association (Co-President)

Undergraduate Institution: Howard University

Experiences between college and law school: 

Upon graduating from Howard University I served as a White House Intern. After my internship, I was appointed by the White House to work at the U.S Department of Transportation as a Political Appointee. For two and a half years I was Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

 Favorite event that your organization plans:

My favorite event that BLSA hosted this year was “Black Excellence: A Celebration of Black History in Academia and the Legal Profession”. Black Excellence featured our Black deans and faculty sharing their personal stories in life and practice.

 Favorite event a different organization plans:

 I loved SALSA’s Samosa Chat entitled “Shaping Our Own Narratives as South Asians in America”.

Activities at BC Law (besides being in your organization):

Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy Fellow

Port-au-Prince, Haiti Spring Break Pro Bono Trip

Favorite class:

2L – Corporations with Professor Quinn

1L – Constitutional Law I with Professor Brown

Summer Employment:

2L – Summer Associate at Goodwin Procter in Boston

1L – Rappaport Center Law and Public Policy Fellow at the    Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)

What will you do after graduation?:

I hope to practice at Goodwin Proctor working with startups and emerging companies.

Why law school?

Up until my senior year of college I wanted to go to medical school to become an Emergency Physician. I ultimately decided that law was a more natural fit for my strengths and skills and that I’d have more flexibility in my career. I love law school because I can explore everything that I’m interested in at a challenging and intellectually stimulating level.

Why BC Law?

As a prospective student, every single graduate that I met said they loved BC Law. After meeting current students and visiting campus I felt like I’d be making a mistake to not attend BC.

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

The endless amount of opportunity available, the intimacy of the community, and the tremendous investment that the faculty and administration make in students.

 

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

Amani Kancey is a 2L at BC Law and the BLSA Co-President. Feel 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 kancey@bc.edu 

 

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