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.


Meet the Team

Sam Beyar

Sam Beyar is a second-year law student from Monroe, New York. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Law from Binghamton University in 2019, and received her masters in Public Administration from Binghamton in 2020. Sam was a track and field athlete through college and now spends her free time running and catching up with the New York Mets. 

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Tom Blakely

A third-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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Jim Fiore

Jim is a second-year law student from Essex Fells, NJ.  He graduated from Boston College in 2016 with a degree in Economics. Jim is interested in the intersection of business and law, and wants to work in antitrust law upon graduation. In his free time, he enjoys reading, running, and of course listening to podcasts. 

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Mercedes Harvell
Writer and Researcher

Mercedes Harvell is a first-year law student from Milton, Massachusetts. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Politics from New York University in 2022. Mercedes likes to spend her free time baking and selling vegan cakes and listening to her favorite musician Bad Bunny.

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Jill Jacobson
Co-Host and Researcher

Jill Jacobson is a second-year law student from Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended undergraduate and graduate school at Northeastern University in Boston. Jill likes to spend her time boxing, reading, and spending time with her two corgis (Piper and Javier). She loves listening to legal podcasts just as much as hosting one! (She is a self-proclaimed “5-4”, “Strict Scrutiny” and “Short Circuit” fangirl).

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