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, MA
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
Hobbies: tennis, running, reading
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: the community! I have developed great relationships with my professors and classmates. 

C. Benjamin Brooks '16 (JD/MPH)

Hometown: St. Simons Island, GA
Undergraduate College: Berry College
Undergraduate Major: Biochemistry (BS), Sociology (BA)
Areas of Legal Interest: International Law, Public Health Law, Health Law
NUSL Activities: National Lawyers Guild, Student Bar Association, Queer Caucus
Hobbies: reading for pleasure, cooking, baking, Haitian Language Group, going to museums.
My favorite thing about NUSL is...: no grades! Because we have no grades, we don't compete for places on an imaginary curve. Everyone is cooperative and sharing is a common practice. It makes everything much more fun and relaxed than I expected.

Andrew J. Collins ’16

Hometown: Gepp, AR
Undergraduate College: Tufts University
Undergraduate Major: History
Areas of Legal Interest: Business, Corporate, Business and Community Development
NUSL Activities: Business Interests Group (BIG), Queer Caucus
Co-ops: Adler, Pollock, & Sheehan P. C.
Hobbies: cooking, running
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: the access to practical experience, the professors, and the location.

Megan Coneeny '17 (JD/MBA)

Hometown: Nashua, NH
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-ops: Massachusetts Appeals Court, Intern to the Clerk of Court
Hobbies: reading, skiing, learning to cook
My favorite thing about NUSL is...: the wonderful opportunity to participate in the JD/MBA dual degree program.

Jonathan Culpepper ’16

Hometown: Boston, MA
Undergraduate College: Howard University
Undergraduate Major: Political Science
Areas of Legal Interest: Civil Rights Law, Business Law, Healthcare Fraud
NUSL Activities: Chair of Black Law Student Association (BLSA), Intramural Basketball
Co-ops: U.S. Attorney's Office Civil Division (Boston, MA)
Hobbies: playing basketball; mentoring/training high school athletes in basketball, baseball, and football; reading; spending time with family
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: the Experiential Learning/Co-op program. It provides an opportunity to gain invaluable work experience, and expand your network by working with four different employers.

Cary Dube ’16 (JD/MELP in Environmental Law)

Hometown: Burlington, VT
Undergraduate College: University of Vermont
Undergraduate Major: Environmental Studies/Psychology
Areas of Legal Interest: Environmental Law
NUSL Activities: Northeastern Environmental Law Society
Co-ops: Massachusetts Attorney General's Office - Environmental Protection Division
Hobbies: watching hockey and heading over to the TD Garden whenever I can
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: the cooperative nature that is whole-heartedly embraced here. Everyone is always willing to help as best they can.

Marsophia Ducheine ’16

Hometown: Dorchester, MA
Undergraduate College: Suffolk University
Undergraduate Major: Sociology; Paralegal Studies
Areas of Legal Interest: Immigration, Criminal Law, Juvenile Justice
NUSL Activities: Black Law Student Association (BLSA)
Co-ops: Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Hobbies: reading, writing, painting, running
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: having the space in the classroom to talk about how the law impacts people of color, poor people, women, and noncitizens.  

Molli Freeman-Lynde '16

Hometown: Athens, GA
Undergraduate College: Middlebury College
Undergraduate Major: Sociology/Anthropology
Areas of Legal Interest: Immigration, Criminal Defense, LGBTQ rights
NUSL Activities: Queer Caucus, Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, Appointments Committee, Admissions Committee, Hard Conversations Planning Team
Co-ops: Masferrer & Associates
Hobbies: baking, running, Unitarian Universalism, cuddling with my dog
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: caring, committed professors and studying in a low(er) stress, collaborative environment.

Zachary Heath '17

Hometown: Winchester, MA
Undergraduate College: Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate Major: Classical Languages
Graduate University: Southern Connecticut State University
Graduate Degree/Area: Education
Areas of Legal Interest: Education Law
NUSL Activities: Higg-Lew Leaders
Hobbies: sports, music
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: my classmates - a dedicated, passionate, fun group.

Tiffany Kwong  '16

Hometown: Forest Hills, NY
Undergraduate College: Queens College, City University of New York
Undergraduate Major: Political Science
Areas of Legal Interest: Intellectual Property, Litigation, Business Law
NUSL Activities: Intellectual Property Society, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)
Co-ops: United States District Court of Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
Hobbies: baking, trying out new restaurants, and going to museums
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: Experiential Learning/Co-op Program. It gives me an opportunity to explore my areas of practice and network with lawyers.

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: M.S. in Music Industry Leadership
Areas of Legal Interest: Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law, Media Law, Litigation, Internet Law, Virtual Transactions, First Amendment, Business Law, LGBT Rights, Sexual Rights
NUSL Activities: Northeastern University Law Journal, Student Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Law Society, Intellectual Property Society
Co-ops: Massachusetts Appeals Court, Duane Morris LLP (Boston)
Hobbies: curating the best playlist, going to concerts, water-skiing, running, working out
My favorite thing about NUSL is...: the co-op program and professors' accessibility to students.

Fiza Najeeb ’16

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Undergraduate College: San Jose State University
Undergraduate Major: Philosophy, Political Science
Areas of Legal Interest: Civil Rights: Prison Industrial Complex/Prisoner's Rights, School-to-Prison Pipeline/Juvenile Justice; Issues of power-based violence especially in relation to the economic activity of Multi-National Corporations
NUSL Activities: National Lawyers Guild
Hobbies: community organizing
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: the commitment to social justice work.

Sarah Palmer ’17

Hometown: Pompano Beach, FL
Undergraduate College: University of Florida
Undergraduate Major: Political Science, Anthropology
Graduate University: Notre Dame of Maryland University
Graduate Degree/Area: M.A. in Leadership in Teaching
Areas of Legal Interest: Education Law, Civil Rights, Intellectual Property
NUSL Activities: Student Bar Association, Public Interest Law Scholars, Phi Alpha Delta
Hobbies: traveling, cooking, yoga, Netflix
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: the professors. Law school is difficult no matter where you go, but it is more enjoyable at NUSL, where the professors are so approachable and available to help/mentor/talk whenever you need them.  

J.D. Parker-O'Grady ’17

Hometown: Westhampton, MA
Undergraduate College: Saint Michael's 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
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.

Gabby Rosenblum '17

Hometown: Glenmont, NY
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: Jewish Law Students Association and Student Bar Association
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 & Marketing
Areas of Legal Interest: Securities, Banking, and Entertainment Law
NUSL Activities: Intramural Basketball & Volleyball, Student Bar Association
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, OH / Austin, TX
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: Phi Alpha Delta, Higg-Lew Leader, Intramural Volleyball, NUSL Softball Team
Hobbies: Zumba, softball
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.