Associate, Bingham McCutchen (JD/MPH)
Co-op changed the way Tasmin Din '10 thought about law — and about being a lawyer.
After spending five years in the human rights field, “I found that many of the most effective and inspiring advocates I encountered were lawyers,” Tasmin recalls. “Northeastern, with its exciting blend of experiential learning, public interest commitment and engaging faculty, seemed the perfect fit for me.”
Tasmin assumed she’d take her joint law/public health degree right back to public interest work, but her co-op advisor challenged her to try a co-op at a large firm. “I ended up loving it,” she says. Today, she helps start-ups looking to develop medical devices.
“Boston has the highest concentration of start ups outside of Silicon Valley,” she reports. “That’s my favorite work. It’s not unlike advocacy: someone comes to you who is in one place, and they want to get to another. As a lawyer, you help them get there.”
Tasmin worked on matters before the civil, criminal and business litigation sessions — “a wonderful way to cement what I had learned as a first-year student,” she says.
Applying her public health training and legal knowledge, Tasmin helped to design and implement a study measuring a transnational corporation’s “poverty footprint” in two countries. This co-op was supported by a fellowship granted by the law school’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy.
Tasmin assisted in compiling testimony from victims of the genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge.
Tasmin helped research and investigate racially motivated homicides relating to the 1960s US civil rights movement.