I had a great experience as a law clerk for the City of Boston Law Department from January through May 2013. I gained practical experience in civil litigation and municipal law through working directly with a group of attorneys on matters ranging from enforcing zoning ordinances, assisting with drafting motions for summary judgment, responding to discovery requests, to researching property and privacy issues raised by other City Departments among others. I also had the opportunity to interview a witness in an ongoing case, observe motion hearings, and assist on a deposition. It was helpful to get feedback from my assigning attorneys and to have the guidance of my intern coordinators who delegated the work effectively throughout. I highly recommend this opportunity for law students to gain valuable experience working on diverse matters with an accomplished group of attorneys.
Suffolk University Law School
Juris Doctor Candidate, May 2014
Law Clerk: Spring 2013
I was fortunate enough to have completed two tours with the Law Department, first as a law student intern, and then as a post-graduate legal fellow. I consider my time with the Law Department as perhaps the most valuable extracurricular legal experience I had during law school - my assignments were consistently substantive, varied, and interesting. However more than anything, it felt good knowing that I was making a genuine contribution towards the mission of the Law Department and the representation of its client.
Working as a summer Law Clerk with the City of Boston Law Department was a terrific experience. I learned how to draft motions, write and respond to discovery requests and research everything from procurement contracts to privacy laws. The attorneys were all wonderful and went out of their way to expose me to different aspects of their jobs. A few highlights include touring a crime lab and socializing with Law Clerks in other departments, as well as attending a Second Amendment case at the First Circuit Court, a Boston Public Library meeting and a hearing at the Massachusetts Legislature.
Law Clerk: Summer 2012