January 16, 2009
Shaping history: BU Law's LL.M. students discuss their role in this year's election
BU Law students in the American Law LL.M. program come to the United States to immerse themselves in U.S. policy. Several of these students from around the globe volunteered this November to help with the country’s historic election that has led to Barack Obama’s inauguration this month, on January 20th. Sarah Fangnan He (’09), Chiara Bovina (’09) and Na Li (’09) took a break from their studies to partake in the U.S. democratic system.
“I feel lucky because I am part of a one-year program, and I am here for this big event, which is held once every four years in the United States. I am a person who is always attracted by foreign cultures, people and politics. Helping the election is a really good way to join this big event in the U.S.,” said He.
A native of Shanghai, China, Na Li also worked to ensure the rights of Asian Americans at the polls. She volunteered at a polling venue in Mission Hill, hoping to experience first-hand the U.S. election process. During her time in the United States, Li is working to take away as much as possible from her studies at BU Law. “When I go back to China, I want to use what I learn at BU to make an effort in China tax law development,” she said.
As Barack Obama’s inauguration next week nears, the United States and the world await the historic event.