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New England Law | Boston: Making an Impact

The following law school testimonials reflect a broad range of opportunities, including those that can be taken advantage of while still a law student.

Advice on law school comes in many forms, including the examples of these law school graduates and students who are using their training to forge robust and creative responses to emerging challenges.

David J. Fredette, ’99

David J. Fredette, Assistant District Attorney, Homicide Unit, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Boston

One of the interesting things about Dave is that he did not start right in with criminal work as a student. He completed all of his clinical training doing civil work. The fact that he graduated with a high comfort level in the courtroom and a keen ability to work with clients in difficult circumstances ties back to the clinics he participated in as part of his studies. Read More

Matthew I. Growney, ’00

Matthew I. Growney, ’00, Founder and Managing Partner, Rudyard Partners, Concord, Massachusetts

Matthew has great energy, but he also has a talent for focusing on an idea, thinking it through, then galvanizing people into action around that idea. He was instrumental in gathering together a group of students to discuss topics in business law—domain name disputes, software shrink-wrap licenses, and so forth. They demonstrated the interest in and viability of what eventually grew into the Center for Business Law. Read More

Sarah Roxburgh

Sarah Roxburgh, Director of Shelter Legal Services, Newton, Massachusetts

"I am proud of and grateful for my achievements at the law school, and would not have accomplished them without the support and encouragement of the New England Law faculty." Read More

Laura Bickel

Laura Bickel, Hearing Officer, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Boston

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Keith Bae

Keith Bae, Associate Patent Counsel, Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Virginia

"The Business Practice Credit gave me the opportunity to work as an in-house corporate legal intern at a rapidly growing Internet company." Read More

Amanda Shoffel

Amanda Shoffel, City of Philadelphia Law Department, Civil Rights Unit

"I could not believe that my first case as a student would deal with such serious and complex legal issues. It pushed me to work even harder to understand the intricate details of the applicable criminal statutes in ways simply writing a paper never could." Read More

Peter Towne

Peter Towne, Associate, Iannella & Mummolo, Boston

“I was placed in the DA's office in the Roxbury District Court, which is one of the busiest in Suffolk County. My supervisor was very eager to get me into the courtroom every chance he got and within weeks of starting the clinic I was handling my own cases under the supervision of the unit’s managing attorney and taking part in every step of the prosecution process, from arraignment to trial.” Read More