Summer 2021

The Young Achievers

Two for Thoms: Molly Jane Thoms ’22 has been awarded two fellowships this summer, both in line with her interests in youth and education. In addition to receiving one from Equal Justice America, Thoms was among five students in the state to win a Massachusetts Bar Foundation Legal Intern Fellowship.

Legal Eagle Takeover: Jessie Baek ’23, Dhairya Bhatia ’23, and Travis Salters ’23 make up half of this year’s Boston Bar Association Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summer Fellowship recipients. The program provides law students from historically underrepresented backgrounds with access to critical work experience through paid summer internships in public service.

Leadership Recognized: Elizabeth Gooen ’22 is one of twenty-eight students chosen from nearly 200 chapters to be part of the American Constitution Society (ACS) Next Generation Leader program. Selected for her commitment to ACS engagement and strong leadership qualities, Gooen will have the opportunity to further her public interest career aspirations in accordance with her deeply rooted commitment to social justice.

Passion Leads to Prestige: Alyssa Rao ’21 will advocate on behalf of survivors of domestic violence as a fellow in the Family Law Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services. The two-year Equal Justice Works Fellowship is one of the most prestigious post-graduate legal fellowships in the country, making Rao’s selection all the more impressive.

Powerful Words: Rohena Rajbhandari ’22 won the ABA’s 2021 Consumer Protection Committee Law Student Essay Contest. The award includes a $5,000 scholarship and the publication of her essay, “Finding Venmo: Applying Consumer Protection Regulations to Peer-to-Peer Payment Platforms,” in an ABA publication.

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