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Co-op 1

Committee for Public Counsel Services, Boston

In his first co-op, John shadowed attorneys in court and supported their cases by interviewing clients, performing investigations and writing memoranda, including an analysis on the impact of marijuana decriminalization. 

Electives

  • Federal Courts and the Federal System
  • Intellectual Property
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Evidence
  • First Amendment

Co-op 2

Massachusetts Appeals Court, Boston

As a judicial intern for the Honorable Gary S. Katzmann, John assisted in oral argument preparation and drafted memoranda on complex issues, from criminal suppression and guilty plea adequacy to unfair business practices. 

Clinic

Civil Rights and Restorative Justice

John’s investigative work helped uncover the truth about a 1948 mob killing of an African American man in Georgia. His write-up on the case appears in the New Georgian Encyclopedia, 2012.

Research Assistant

John worked with Professor James Hackney on research related to modern finance theory. 

Co-op 3

Stern Shapiro Weissberg & Garin, Boston

John assisted attorneys in civil and criminal litigation. His responsibilities included drafting substantial portions of two briefs submitted to the Supreme Judicial Court.

Presenter

Research, Innovation & Scholarship Expo (RISE)

At RISE 2012, a competition with 400 entrants, John’s team was awarded the grand prize for Excellence in Scholarship for his presentation on the lives lost to Georgia lynchings and the ongoing need for restorative justice.

Co-op 4

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, Honolulu

John worked on a wide range of projects in this fast-paced office, including developing the strategy for a brief to the Hawaii Supreme Court and drafting a letter challenging an insurance company’s coverage determination for a resort fire. 

After graduation

Staff Attorney, Committee for Public Counsel Services, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Result

A public defender working to give others a fair shot.