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.

Jenna Agatep ’21

Hometown: Bronx, New York City, New York
Undergraduate College: Marist College
Undergraduate Major(s): Political Science/Global Studies
Graduate School/Degree: Fordham University School of Law - Master's in Fashion Law
Areas of Legal Interest: Labor and Employment Law, Intellectual Property
NUSL Activities: Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, International Refugee Assistance Project, Northeastern Employment and Labor Law Association, Women's Law Caucus
Hobbies: Taking unconventional workout classes like hip-hop yoga and 305 fitness (dance class with a live DJ!), reading about fashion, and dog watching
favorite thing about NUSL is… the co-op program and the opportunities it allows us to have as students.
Why I choose NUSL… the co-op program!
favorite thing about Boston… the city sleeps early and rises early
What your
favorite class is (so far): Torts. The cases we study in this class keeps me on my toes.
What do you plan to do with your law degree? I plan on using my law degree to defend workers along the supply chain in the fashion industry and hopefully create change and reform in related
labor and employment laws.

Pavit Arora ’21

Hometown: Franklin, MA
Undergraduate College: Northeastern University
Undergraduate Major(s): Business Administration, concentrating in Management Information Systems & Entrepreneurship
Areas of Legal Interest: Data Privacy Law
NUSL Activities: South Asian Law Students Association, Women's Law Caucus, Business Interest Group • Hobbies: Exercising, spending time with family
My favorite thing about NUSL is… the faculty and staff are always so willing to talk to and work with the students on various initiatives.
Why I choose NUSL… I truly saw the benefits of participating in the co-op program during my undergraduate time at Northeastern, and I knew that it would be a great addition to my law school experience
My favorite thing about Boston… all four seasons! They all have their own character and appeal and are equally beautiful.
What is your favorite class so far: Property
What do you plan to do with your law degree? Work in-house as a data privacy/ compliance officer

Kaila Clark ’20

Hometown: Harlem, New York City, New York
Undergraduate College: Penn State
Undergraduate Major(s): Administration of Justice
Graduate School/Degree: University at Albany, MA in Criminal Justice; Hunter College, MS in Adolescent Special Education
Areas of Legal Interest: Criminal Justice Reform, Education Law
NUSL Activities: Student Bar Association, Queer Caucus, Black Law Students Association, National Lawyers Guild, PILS 
Hobbies: Acting, coloring, playing card and tabletop games, watching college and professional basketball
My favorite thing about NUSL is…Here at NUSL, I've been able to join a wide range of student groups that align with the different intersections of my identity. NUSL fosters an environment where students feel comfortable bringing their whole selves and what makes them unique.

Sarah Lee Day ’21

Hometown: Phoenix, but I lived in Seattle for over a decade
Undergraduate Major(s): Performance Production and Psychology
Graduate Degree: Social Justice and Human Rights
Areas of Legal Interest: Reproductive Justice
NUSL Activities: If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
Why I choose NUSL… I choose NUSL because my experiences interacting with students and faculty before I was a student here made me feel welcomed into the community—if they were willing to dedicate so much time to answer my questions before I was a student, I knew my education and goals would be equally important after I was enrolled here
favoritething about NUSL…how experiential the program is, and the level of discourse and analysis our teachers expect from us
favorite thing about Boston... is being surrounded by the brilliant and inspiring people who live here. When I’m not locked away studying, I enjoy walking my dog, Zimbardo, cheering on Liverpool Football Club, reading mystery novels and hosting friends for dinner and tea.
What do you plan to do with your law degree: Help fight for people’s autonomy

Ethan Dowling19

Hometown: Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Undergraduate College: University of Wisconsin
Undergraduate Major(s): Finance, Investment & Banking; Marketing
Areas of Legal Interest: Corporate, Securities and Business Law, LGBT Rights
NUSL Activities: Surviving 1L intact and keeping an open mind for future engagements!
Co-op(s): Masschusetts District Court (Worcester, MA), US Attorney's Office, Civil Division (Boston, MA)
Hobbies: Reading, running 5Ks, finding hidden restaurant gems
My favorite thing about NUSL is… the community and spirit of learning. I could have gone to a corporate, business-focused law school, but instead chose NUSL for an ability to open my mind to concepts that other schools don't put much emphasis on. The social justice aspect of the community at Northeastern is unparalleled; that, combined with the opportunity to practice in areas I wouldn't have otherwise considered through co-op, is my favorite thing about NUSL.

Sarah Odion Esene ’20

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Undergraduate College: University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate Major: History
Areas of Legal Interest: Intellectual Property Law, Sports Law, Public Policy
NUSL Activities: Law Review, Black Law Students Association, and Intellectual Property Society
Hobbies: Tae Kwon Do, watching anything sports related, going to the movies, exploring Boston.
My favorite thing about NUSL is…: the faculty, but most importantly preparing me for work outside of law school. There are many networking opportunities and workshops where students can either improve their legal writing and research skills. I also appreciate the NUSL alums who provide experience to current law students.
Why I chose NUSL…: As a transfer student, I chose NUSL based on the co-op program. I am able to put my in-class experience to use at my firm and ask questions based on the laws learned in class. Nothing beats working with real clients as opposed to taking an exam.
My favorite thing about Boston…: The diverse group of people I meet every day. Most people are not from Boston, so it is interesting to learn about people's background.
What your favorite class is (so far): NuLawLab. The purpose was to create a tool(s) that would help law students prepare asylum victims for their credible fear interviews in Dilley, TX
What do you plan to do with your law degree…: I plan to run for Congress

Ashton Kennedy ’21

Hometown: Old Lyme, Connecticut
Undergraduate College: Northeastern University
Undergraduate Major: Political Science, focused on public policy and health care
Areas of Legal Interest: Health Care, Compliance, Business Law, Judicial Experience, anything really!
NUSL Activities: Student Bar Association, Health Law Society, Business Law Society, Women's Law Caucus, Academic and Student Life Committee, Graduate Student Government Committee
Hobbies: Volleyball, Reading, Volunteering
My favorite thing about NUSL is… the truly collaborative nature of the students and staff - everyone is willing to help out.
Why I chose NUSL… it's exciting to be able to work on a social justice project your first year and learn while helping an organization's efforts.
My favorite thing about Boston… no matter the weather outside, Bostonians are always out and about!
What your favorite class is (so far): It’s hard to pick one, but I was very intimidated by Torts at the beginning of the semester and now feel like the material has finally "clicked"
What do you plan to do with your law degree… I’m using the co-op program to narrow this down - ask me again next year!

Aisha Khan ’20

Hometown: Long Island, New York
Undergraduate College: New York University
Undergraduate Major(s): Global Public Health and Anthropology
Areas of Legal Interest: JD/MPH and Health Law
NUSL Activities: Muslim Law Association, Health Law Society, South Asian Law Students Association
Hobbies: Exploring Boston, trying new coffee shops and enjoying time outdoors
My favorite thing about NUSL is ... how passionate and helpful everybody is!

Siri Nelson ’19

Hometown: Bronx, New York
Undergraduate College: The College of New Rochelle
Undergraduate Major(s): Social Sciences
Areas of Legal Interest: Public Interest, Human Rights, IP
NUSL Activities: Black Law Students Association
Hobbies: Exercise, watching documentaries, eating at restaurants, lectures and concerts
My favorite thing about NUSL is … the faculty. The quality of teaching here is amazing. Also, the Marino Center (Northeastern's awesome fitness facility) and the fact that we are close to some great cultural institutions.

Fabiola Olvera Benitez ’19

Hometown: Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Undergraduate College: Rhode Island College
Undergraduate Major(s): Justice Studies & Sociology
Areas of Legal Interest: Immigration Law, Criminal Law
NUSL Activities: Latin American Law Student Association, Admissions Committee, Hindu Law Student Association
Co-op(s):Rhode Island Center for Justice (Rhode Island)
Hobbies: Reading, watching documentaries, trying new food places
My favorite thing about NUSL is … the support from professors, CCOPA staff, and the collaborative atmosphere among students.

Brianna Paton ’20


Hometown: Sharon, MA
Undergraduate College: Seton Hall University
Undergraduate Major(s): Social Work; Minors in Psychology and CriminalJustice
Areas of Legal Interest: Criminal (Prosecution)
NUSL Activities: Mental Health Alliance Lawyering Fellow, Women's LawCaucus
Hobbies: Running and reading non-law books
favorite thing about NUSL is…the recognition of humanity as a factor when learning/practicing /interpreting the law.
Why I choose NUSL…I chose NUSL because of the co-op opportunities, social justice conversations and the collaborative atmosphere.
My favorite thing about the people. Boston has a unique atmosphere that is not only comforting for a local but welcoming for visitors
What your favorite class is (so far): I loved Tort Law because it was interesting and creative but the class that challenged me and changed the way I think was undoubtedly Constitutional Law.
What do you plan to do with your law degree? Ideally, I would like to be a prosecutor in a Child Protection Unit in Massachusetts.

Erica Rasquinha ’19

Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Undergraduate College: University of Denver
Undergraduate Major(s):Political Science
Areas of Legal Interest: International and Immigration Law
NUSL Activities: Student Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association, South Asian Law Student Association, IRAP
Co-op(s): Cameron Law Offices (East Boston, MA), US Attorney's Office, Civil Division (Boston, MA)
Hobbies: Singing, yoga, trying different cuisines from around the world
My favorite thing about NUSL is … the wide range of interests across our passionate faculty as well as their love for teaching.

Richard Raya '19

Hometown: Berkeley, California
Undergraduate College: Macalester College
Undergraduate Major(s): American Studies
Areas of Legal Interest: Criminal Defense, Restorative Justice, Juvenile Justice
NUSL Activities: Latino American Law Students Association, National Lawyers Guild, How To Get It Done
Co-op(s): National Center for Youth Law (Oakland, CA)
Hobbies: Martial arts, comedy (stand-up and sketch)
My favorite thing about NUSL is … the passionate and idealistic students!

Sean Rhee '20

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Undergraduate College: SUNY Stony Brook
Undergraduate Major(s): Sociology, Political Science
Areas of Legal Interest: Immigration Law, Intellectual Property
NUSL Activities: Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, International Refugee Assistance Project
Hobbies: Badminton, Netflix, cooking
My favorite thing about NUSL is … there is no competition for grades. We do not get letter grades from our professors, instead, we get a detailed explanation about what we did well and areas of improvements. Through this, you do not see your friend as a source of competition who will take your A. Instead, we all work together as a group to make sure that we are all on the same page and work to improve each other's weakness.

Fernando Rodriguez-Diaz ’19

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Undergraduate College: Suffolk University
Undergraduate Major(s): Philosophy
Areas of Legal Interest: Constitutional Law, Contracts, and Immigration
NUSL Activities: Student Bar Association, Latin American Law Students Association
Hobbies: Philosophy, working out, talking with my professors
My favorite thing about NUSL is … its co-op system and the people that teach and work here.

Danielle Schiraldi ’20

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate: Lehigh University
Undergraduate Major: Biology with minors in English and Psychology
Legal Interest: Intellectual Property/Pharmaceutical Law
NUSL Activities: Women's Law Caucus, International Law Society, Intellectual Property Law Society
Hobbies: Traveling, learning German, being terrible at directions
Favorite thing about NUSL: The sense of community, the diverse experiences and viewpoints throughout the school, and how friendly the fellow students and professors are.
Why I chose NUSL: I chose NUSL because I was looking to move to a city but I also wanted a sense of community that made me feel like I wasn't being lost in the shuffle. When I visited NUSL, everyone was so friendly and the co-op system allows me to personalize my experience to what I want to specialize in.
Favorite thing about Boston: The small town feel in the big city vibe. In Boston, there are so many things to do and see but there is also space for you to wander around and not feel crowded.
Favorite Class: I have two! Civil Procedure with Professor Williams was the class that made me want to be a lawyer and made me feel like I could really understand and practice law. Additionally, I took Intellectual Property Law, which is an overview of all IP related law, and it solidified my desire to go into IP.
Plan to do with Law Degree: I'm planning on going into private law practice for a bio-related company.

Kate Tucker ’19

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Undergraduate College: Santa Clara University
Undergraduate Major(s): Communication; Political Science
Areas of Legal Interest: Public Policy, Civil Rights
NUSL Activities: IRAP, Women's Law Caucus, Human Rights Caucus, Domestic Violence Institute
Co-op(s): Namati (Washington, DC)
Hobbies: Hiking, reading, traveling, yoga
My favorite thing about NUSL is… the ability to explore all of your interests and the devotion to social justice in all aspects of your education!