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A native of Taiwan, Jay Wang ’08 came to law school with an open mind — ready to explore the possibilities.

“I have a deep interest in history, politics and justice, so law school was a natural choice for me,” he explains. “When I entered Northeastern, I wanted to get a broad range of legal experience and see where it took me.”

Jay did that through a variety of co-ops, ultimately honing in on corporate law as his area of interest. Today, he works in-house at Axiom Pharmaceutical Corporation, a multinational Fortune 500 company. His responsibilities include drafting and negotiating software licensing agreements as well as manufacturing and supply agreements.

“I like that I interact directly with clients because I’m in house. I like learning what the business is doing and advising on different matters — because my role isn’t defined as purely legal.”

Co-op 1

Massachusetts Superior Court, Boston

This co-op gave Jay the chance to see how lawyers interact with judges and how the legal system works in this country.

Activities

  • Asian Pacific American Law Student Association

Clinic

Poverty Law and Practice

Jay represented a client and was ultimately successful in helping that client secure unemployment benefits.

Co-op 2

Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City

Jay worked with a small in-house legal department on everything from employee issues to artist contracts to music copyright issues.

Electives

  • Law and Literature
  • Immigration Law
  • Tax Law
  • Negotiations
  • International Law

Co-ops 3 & 4

Goulston & Storrs, Boston

Jay’s co-op with a large firm — in their corporate practice group — shifted his interest toward corporate law. 

After graduation

  • Associate, Goulston & Storrs, Boston
  • Attorney, Axiom Pharmaceutical Corporation, Boston

Now

Vice President and Counsel, State Street Corporation, Boston

Result

A corporate attorney who sees the big picture.