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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.”

Co-op 1

Massachusetts Superior Court, Boston

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.

Activities

  • International Law Society
  • Student Global AIDS Campaign
  • American Civil Liberties Union

MPH Courses at Tufts University School of Medicine

  • Global Health Systems
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Health and Nutrition Programs
  • Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Healthcare Budgeting and Management
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology

Co-op 3

Oxfam America, Private Sector Department, Boston

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.

Co-op 2

Bingham McCutchen

With a background in public interest law, Tasmin decided to use co-op to explore the large firm landscape as a summer associate.

Co-op 4

Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Victims Unit, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tasmin assisted in compiling testimony from victims of the genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge.

After Graduation

Fellow, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston

Tasmin helped research and investigate racially motivated homicides relating to the 1960s US civil rights movement.

Now

Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Boston (previously Bingham McCutchen)

Result

A creative advocate for emerging businesses.