Talk to a current student! The best way to learn about being a student at Northeastern University School of Law is to talk to someone who is already walking the walk. Our Student Ambassadors are happy to answer your questions about life at Northeastern.

Ana Victoria Alvarado ’17

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Undergraduate College: Wesleyan University
Undergraduate Major: Latin American Studies (Spanish Literature focus) and Iberian Studies
Areas of Legal Interest: Labor and Employment Law, Criminal Law, Business Law
NUSL Activities: Legal Assistance to Victims (LAV) Project, Latin American Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Northeastern University Law Journal
Co-op(s): US Attorneys Office, Civil Division (Boston)
Hobbies: tennis, running, reading
My favorite thing about NUSL is … the community! I have developed great relationships with my professors and classmates. 

Smriti Choudhury ’17

Hometown: Ashland, Massachusestts
Undergraduate College: Tufts University
Undergraduate Major: Political Science Major, English Minor
Areas of Legal Interest: Commercial Real Estate 
NUSL Activities: Student Bar Association, South Asian Law Students Association, Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, Admissions Committee, Alumni Board Member  
Co-op(s): MassDevelopment (Summer 2015), Chin & Curtis (Winter 2015)
Hobbies: soccer, singing, baking cupcake connoisseur ;), writing
My favorite thing about NUSL is … the co-op program. The practical experience component of NUSL is unique and prepares you for life after law school and the stiff competition in the legal field.

Megan Coneeny ’17 (JD/MBA)

Hometown: Nashua, New Hampshire
Undergraduate College: Tulane University
Undergraduate Major: Legal Studies in Business
Areas of Legal Interest: Corporate law
NUSL Activities: Student Bar Association, 360 Huntington Fund
Co-op(s): Massachusetts Appeals Court (Boston); JustiServe (Boston)
Hobbies: reading, skiing, learning to cook
My favorite thing about NUSL is ... the wonderful opportunity to participate in the JD/MBA dual-degree program.

Simone Cotton ’17

Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island
Undergraduate College: Providence College
Undergraduate Major: Political Science and Sociology
Areas of Legal Interest: Family Law, Criminal Law, Labor and Employment
NUSL Activities: BLSA, Student Ambassador Program
Co-op(s): Rhode Island Domestic Violence Court
Hobbies: watching NBA games, traveling 
My favorite thing about NUSL is ... knowing that I have flexibility in my schedule & that I can Co-Op anywhere in the world!

Connor Crowley ’18

Hometown: Milford, New Hampshire
Undergraduate College: University of Rochester
Undergraduate Major: Philosophy and Political Science
Areas of Legal Interest: Health Law, Constitutional Law
Hobbies: reading, running, watching sports, playing video games (albeit rarely), binging on Netflix (too frequently)
My favorite thing about NUSL is … the supportive atmosphere around the campus. You can tell that everyone who works at NUSL cares about the students and wants them to succeed.

Zachary Heath ’17

Hometown: Winchester, Massachusetts
Undergraduate College: Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate Major: Classical Languages
Graduate University: Southern Connecticut State University
Graduate Degree/Area: Education
Areas of Legal Interest: Education Law, Commercial Law
NUSL Activities: Higg-Lew Leaders, Admissions Committee, Lawyering Fellow for Legal Skills and Social Context
Co-op(s): Middlesex Superior Court (Woburn, Mass.) and Norfolk Superior Court (Dedham, Mass.)
Hobbies: sports, music, tutoring
My favorite thing about NUSL is … the professors, a passionate group, are dedicated to teaching students above all else.

Cory Lamz ’17 (JD/MS in Music Industry Leadership)

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Undergraduate College: University of Denver
Undergraduate Major: Journalism; Digital Media Studies; Marketing
Graduate University: Northeastern University College of Arts, Media and Design
Graduate Degree/Area: MS in Music Industry Leadership
Areas of Legal Interest: the intersections among creativity, innovation, and the law, including licensing, software and app development; branding; First Amendment rights; national and international copyright issues; using the Internet to forge opportunities; e-commerce – particularly with virtual currencies, like bitcoin; disruptive technologies
NUSL Activities: Northeastern University Law Journal, Student Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Law Society, Property Law teaching assistant, Criminal Law and Procedure teaching assistant, Go Green Sustainability Committee
Co-op(s): Duane Morris (Boston); Massachusetts Appeals Court (Boston); Autodesk, Inc. (San Rafael, Calif.)
Hobbies: water-skiing, going to concerts, building the perfect playlist, and running
My favorite thing about NUSL is ... the community! And the opportunities to be successful.

Misha Leister ’18

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Undergraduate College: Suffolk University
Undergraduate Major: Political Science Minor in Applied Legal Studies
Areas of Legal Interest: Contracts and Entertainment Law
NUSL Activities: Sports and Entertainment Law Society
Hobbies: travel, reading, film, dancing, astronomy
My favorite thing about NUSL is … the cooperative nature of the students and the faculty of NUSL! 

Sarah Palmer ’17

Hometown: Pompano Beach, Florida
Undergraduate College: University of Florida
Undergraduate Major: Political Science, Anthropology
Graduate University: Notre Dame of Maryland University
Graduate Degree/Area: MA in Leadership in Teaching
Areas of Legal Interest: Corporate Law, Contracts, Tax, Intellectual Property
NUSL Activities: Public Interest Legal Scholars Committee, Student Bar Association, Northeastern University Law Journal, Research Assistant for Legal Research & Writing, Teaching Assistant for the Community Business Clinic, Teaching Assistant for Contracts
Co-op(s): Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Fall 2015)
Hobbies: traveling, cooking, hiking, Netflix
My favorite thing about NUSL is … the other students! I love the collaborative environment of NUSL and find it extremely conducive to legal education.

J.D. Parker-O’Grady ’17

Hometown: Westhampton, Massachusetts
Undergraduate College: Saint Michaels College
Undergraduate Major: Political Science
Graduate University: Northeastern University
Graduate Degree/Area: M.S. in Law and Public Policy
Areas of Legal Interest: Legislation, Intellectual Policy
NUSL Activities: Student Bar Association, Intellectual Property Society
Co-op(s): Massachusetts State Senate (Boston)
Hobbies: drumming, walking my dogs
My favorite thing about NUSL is … the opportunity offered by co-ops to try new things and gain legal experience.

Russell Paul ’18

Hometown: West Hartford, Connecticut
Undergraduate College: University of Connecticut
Undergraduate Major: History with a concentration in Indian History
Areas of Legal Interest: Constitutional Law, Education, Law and Economic Development
Hobbies: reading, playing video games, and taking care of rebellious yet lovable rescue dog named Elvis
My favorite thing about NUSL is … the welcoming and inclusive environment.

Gabby Rosenblum ’17

Hometown: Glenmont, New York
Undergraduate College: Penn State University
Undergraduate Major: Comparative Literature, Spanish, Global and International Studies
Areas of Legal Interest: Criminal Law and Family Law
NUSL Activities: Northeastern University Law Journal, Jewish Law Students Association and Student Bar Association
Co-op(s): Committee for Public Counsel Services, Children and Family Law Division (Fall 2015)
Hobbies: exploring Boston, watching football, running
My favorite thing about NUSL is … the approach to legal education. The LSSC program has shown me how the skills that I learn here will be applied in a legal career. From the first week as a 1L, you are given the opportunity to experience being a lawyer.

Karim Sabbidine ’17

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Undergraduate College: Northeastern University
Undergraduate Major: Finance and Marketing
Areas of Legal Interest: Securities, Banking, and Entertainment Law
NUSL Activities: Intramural Basketball & Volleyball, Student Bar Association
Co-op(s): Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Hobbies: cooking, independent films, anything extreme sports
My favorite thing about NUSL is … the professors and full year of legal experience!!!

Jamie Upham ’17

Hometown: Piketon, Ohio / Austin, Texas
Undergraduate College: University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate Major: English, Government
Areas of Legal Interest: Criminal Law/Public Defense, Poverty Law, Prisoners' Rights
NUSL Activities: Higg-Lew Leaders, Phi Alpha Delta, NUSL Softball team, Mediation Team, Northeastern Environmental Law Society
Co-op(s): New England Innocence Project (Boston)
Hobbies: intramural sports, exploring Boston, walking my dog, Zumba
My favorite thing about NUSL is … everyone works together in class (and outside of class) to make sure that we all understand and do well-and that includes the professors. NUSL truly is a cooperative learning environment. We also all try do fun things to offset the challenge of law school.