Alumni Share Their Knowledge and Experience with Students at 1L Career Conference

BU Law's 2017 1L Career ConferenceWe welcomed a large contingent of alumni back to BU Law last month to share their experiences and career advice with our first-year law students as part of our 1L Career Conference. We are grateful to all of the alumni and other attorneys who joined in the panel discussions and met with students throughout the day and during the evening reception. We are especially grateful to Goodwin and Kirkland & Ellis for sponsoring this year’s event.

The 1L Career Conference, organized by the Career Development & Public Service Office, provides students with the opportunity to learn about different practice areas and settings during their first semester of law school. It is intended to help them make informed choices about the academic, experiential, and work opportunities that will best prepare them to succeed in their chosen field.

We reached out to our outstanding BU Law network to find panelists who could discuss their diverse experiences as law firm partners, nonprofit leaders, judges, in-house counsel, judicial clerks, prosecutors, legal consultants, and public defenders. The wide array of legal careers in which our alumni have been successful demonstrates the tremendous value of a BU Law degree.

The conference opened with a keynote speech by former US Senator Mo Cowan, who currently serves as vice president for litigation & legal policy at GE. During the afternoon sessions, our faculty moderated panel discussions on transactional law, litigation, health law, criminal law, judicial clerkships, international law, administrative/regulatory law, social justice, and entrepreneurship and intellectual property. The day concluded with an evening reception during which alumni and students had the opportunity to mingle and network with each other.

This signature event is so important to our students as they begin to think about their future legal careers and how they can achieve their professional goals. It would not be possible without the ongoing commitment of our alumni to helping our current generation of students launch their careers. Thanks to all!

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