Natasha Varyani

Associate Director for Academic Enrichment

BA, Smith College
JD and MBA, Suffolk University

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Biography

Natasha Varyani spent approximately a decade in practice in large national and multinational law firms and accounting firms and in that capacity represented large and complex taxpayers.  She brings to Boston University a wealth of practice experience and is committed to helping students to begin their careers as practice ready attorneys.  Natasha is committed to the issues of Diversity in the legal profession, and has sat on both the local and national boards of the South Asian Bar Association, serving as President of the local chapter.  She has also served in various leadership roles in the tax practitioner community and was named a “Rising Star” in the Superlawyers issue of Boston Magazine as long as she was in practice.  In 2010, she was named an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, as well as a finalist for “Woman of the Year” by India New England.

In addition, Natasha has worked in legislatures at both the State and Federal level, and has been involved in the details of crafting tax policy and legislation in that capacity.

Natasha obtained her dual law and business degrees from Suffolk University, and did her undergraduate work at Smith College.

Courses

3 credits

The purpose of this seminar is to provide students with the opportunity to improve their writing, editing and communication skills. Students will prepare a variety of practice related documents based on a single fact pattern. Some legal research will be necessary, but the emphasis will be on writing, not on research. Students will also have the opportunity to edit other students' papers, with the goal of improving their own writing skills. Actors will perform a scenario for the class, from which students will extract the pertinent facts. From this fact pattern, students will draft an inter-office memo, a letter or memo to a non-lawyer client, and a trial or appellate brief. Students will also engage in simulated client interviewing and counseling sessions, as well as a simulated meeting with a supervisor. Students will be graded on the basis of their written work, editing work on their classmate's papers and on their classroom performance. There will be no final exam. NOTES: This class does not satisfy the upper-class writing requirement. This class counts toward the 6 credit Experiential Learning requirement. GRADING NOTICE: This class will not offer the CR/NC/H option. ENROLLMENT LIMIT: 14 students. ** A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar (designated by an (S) in the title), or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, may be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who are on a wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.

FALL 2017: LAW JD 874 A1 , Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg
Thu 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 3 Constance A. BrowneNatasha Varyani LAW
FALL 2018: LAW JD 874 A1 , Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2018
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg
Thu 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 3 Constance A. BrowneStaff
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