Just Law Podcast

BC Law School students explore the most important legal issues facing tomorrow’s lawyers, and sprinkle in a little (legal) humor. Bonus tips for surviving law school for those so inclined.

About the Podcast

Just Law, conceived and executed by Boston College Law School students, approaches the law through a student-focused lens. With interviews, student spotlights, insights into the law school experience, humor, and conversation, Just Law looks beyond the facts, rules, and issues, and considers the human side of the law. By focusing on people, Just Law asks the right questions, strives for answers, and searches for the opportunities to impact the community and the world while illuminating the work that is already being done. At Just Law, the law is both personal journey and megaphone, and ultimately a tool for change.

Season Two:

Podcast co-hosts Joann Plaisir and Tom Blakely are back together in studio to talk about returning to campus, the On-Campus Interview (OCI) process, and how to adjust to the new normal. Bonus feature: a very special call-in guest!
  1. Back to School
  2. NCAA Supreme Court Ruling & Student Athletes Making Money

Season One:

Back to School Just Law

Podcast co-hosts Joann Plaisir and Tom Blakely are back together in studio to talk about returning to campus, the On-Campus Interview (OCI) process, and how to adjust to the new normal. Bonus feature: a very special call-in guest!
  1. Back to School
  2. NCAA Supreme Court Ruling & Student Athletes Making Money
  3. Epic Games v. Apple and the Future of Big Tech
  4. President Biden Withdrawing US Troops from Afghanistan
  5. A Necessary Conversation with APALSA

Meet the Team

Tom Blakely
1L Co-Host

A first-year law student from Newton, MA, Tom graduated in 2019 from Bentley University with a B.S. in Management. Before coming to law school Tom ran a media company he founded and also worked at NBC Sports Boston. Tom is interested in public policy, and potentially pursuing public office. When he is not hitting the books, you’ll hear him calling into 98.5 The Sports Hub to discuss the state of his beloved New England Patriots.

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Mark Grayson
Executive Producer

Mark Grayson is a third-year law student at Boston College. He graduated with a B.S. in biology and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Grayson is excited by the intersection of science, technology, and the law. His free time is spent playing and producing music.

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Kevin O’Sullivan
Co-Host

Kevin O’Sullivan is a third-year law student at Boston College from Weymouth, MA.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Georgetown University in 2016.  He loves good writing, good conversation, and Boston sports, and he sees the law as a power to protect and help people.

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Joanna Plaisir
1L Co-Host

Joanna Plaisir is a first-year law student at Boston College from Pembroke Pines, FL. She graduated in 2018 with a double Bachelor’s in Political Science and Media Communications Studies from Florida State University. In her free time, she likes reading novels and watching comedic TV shows.

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Lea Silverman
Co-Host

Lea Silverman is a third-year law student at Boston College Law School from East Northport, New York. She graduated in 2018 from Elon University with a Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communication. When she is not studying hard, she enjoys watching Netflix Originals and listening to the Crime Junkie podcast.

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