New England Law | Boston students perform public service work through clinical courses, student groups, and employment, both paid and volunteer.
Students may obtain transcript recognition for approved public service legal work through the Public Service Transcript Notation Program.
Marissa Aquila (Class of 2006)
I have been involved in public interest activities and courses throughout my career at New England School of Law. During the summer after first year I was trained to be a direct-services volunteer with a local domestic violence shelter and service provider. The next fall I was enrolled in the Public Interest Law Clinic, where I was placed at the school's in-house clinic and I represented clients in civil cases under the student practice rule (S.J.C. Rule 3:03). I also and began a year long position with the Domestic Violence Institute at Boston Medical Center as an advocate/interviewer. Then I spent the summer after second year in the Housing Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services (Greater Boston Legal Services) where I represented domestic violence victims in eviction and administrative housing proceedings. As a 3L I enrolled in two additional clinics which allowed me to continue working part time at GBLS in both the Housing and Family units. After graduation I will spend one year as a law clerk in the MA Probate and Family Court.