The BC Law Student Ambassadors program launched last year. It is designed to enhance the on-campus experience for every prospective student who visits BC Law. The Ambassadors 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.
I’ll be profiling the dozen or so new Ambassadors during the next few months. Here are the first two! You can read through our archives to see previous profiles. 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!
Name: Hanna Lipman
Undergraduate institution: Tulane
Experiences between college and law school: Worked in luxury fashion marketing in Dallas, CSR marketing in NYC, at Equinox in NYC, and helped open an Orangetheory in Brooklyn.
Activities at BC Law (besides being an Ambassador): LSA 1L Rep, PILF 1L Rep, NOLA Public Interest Spring Break Fundraising Chair, Lexis Ambassador.
Favorite class: Contracts with Professor Hillinger.
Summer employment: MA Attorney General’s Office.
What will you do after graduation? I hope to work for a government agency or legal aid organization in MA.
Why law school? I have always been passionate about giving back to and bettering my community. In the past, I have done this by working at non-profits and volunteering with different community organizations. However, two years out from undergrad, I finally realized that I wanted to make a greater impact. For the next few months, I volunteered at the Manhattan Housing Court, and my decision was made. After years of laughing at my parents for telling me I would end up a lawyer, I realized they were right.
Why BC Law?
Since graduating from high school in 2009, I have lived in New Orleans, Dallas, and Brooklyn, but always knew I wanted to come home to Massachusetts. When I applied to law school, my goal was to be in Boston and start building my network and career here. Knowing I wanted to go into public interest law, BC’s dedication to community engagement and service resonated with me. Additionally, I have always excelled through experiential learning, and knowing that BC provided so many opportunities to get outside the classroom and do real work was a huge selling point.
What most surprised you about BC Law when you got here?
The community. Everyone says that BC is known for having really nice students and a collegial environment, but you don’t understand what that truly means until you are here. Right away, I made amazing friends, and I could not ask for more caring professors. When they say open door policy, they mean it. As I was stressing over deciding on a summer job, Professor Sherman called me on a Friday afternoon just to talk through my options and concerns. That is what BC is all about.
Hannah Lipman is a 1L at BC Law and a BC Law Ambassador. Feel free to contact her with questions about her experience, BC Law, or law school in general. Comment here or send an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name: Lauren D. Allen
Undergraduate institution: Mount Holyoke College, Class of 2015, graduated cum laude.
Experiences between college and law school: I worked as a legal assistant for a small boutique firm in downtown Boston.
Activities at BC Law (besides being an Ambassador): 1L Section Representative for the Public Interest Law Foundation.
Favorite class: Torts with Professor Hashimoto. He presented the material in a reasonable manner that was easy to understand. He also had incredible clip art that made each case memorable.
Summer employment: Intern in the Chambers of Judge Marrero in the Southern District of New York.
What will you do after graduation? I am not entirely sure, but I am leaning towards public interest work.
Why law school? I have wanted to be a lawyer since I was eight, so law school seemed like the next logical step.
Why BC Law? When I went on a tour at BC Law I was treated as if I was already part of the BC Law community, which erased any hesitations I may have had and turned my “yes” into an “absolutely!”
What most surprised you about BC Law when you got here? The people! Everyone was so nice and I knew if I ever needed any questions answered, I could tap into the BC Law community and receive an answer.
Lauren Allen is a 1L at BC Law and a BC Law Ambassador. Feel free to contact her with questions about her experience, BC Law, or law school in general. Comment here or send an e-mail at email@example.com.