J.D. Program

Talk to a Current Student

A group of current BU Law students, known as the Student Admissions Ambassadors, volunteer each year to serve as an information resource for prospective students. Our Ambassadors have a wide variety of interests and are engaged in many activities here at BU Law. Prospective students can email the Ambassadors if they have specific questions or just want to learn about life at BU Law from a student perspective.

If you have questions related to admissions or the application process, then please contact the BU Law Admissions Office at bulawadm@bu.edu or 617.353.3100.

Student Admissions Ambassadors

Name: Amy Baral
Year: Class of 2014
Email:  ajbaral@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: Boston University / 2011 / BA and MA in Political Science
Hometown: West Hartford, CT
BU Law Activities: Boston University Law Review; Education Law Association (Co-President); Public Interest Project (2L CDO/Alumni Liaison, 1L Representative); Student Advisor; Roosevelt Institute Education Policy Fellow (2011-2012); Pro Bono Spring Break - Detroit (Spring 2012); Rappaport Fellowship in Law & Public Policy (Summer 2012); Government Lawyering Externship - U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (Fall 2012); Judicial Externship Program - U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Spring 2013).

Name: Nichole Alcántara Beiner
Year: Class of 2015
Email:  nabeiner@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: Williams College / 2009 / English and Latino/a Studies
Hometown: Hopewell Junction, NY and Brooklyn, NY
BU Law Activities: Black Law Students Association (Co-President); Latin American Law Students Association; Public Interest Scholar; Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial

Name: Jean-Philip Brignol
Year: Class of 2015
Email:  jbrignol@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: Yale University / 2010 / Political Science
Hometown: Olympia Fields, IL
BU Law Activities: Black Law Students Association (Co-President); OutLaw (Co-Chair); International Law Journal (2L editorial staff); Student Welcomer;Pro Bono Spring Break Volunteer; Immigration Law & Policy Society (1L Representative); Education Law Society

Name: Hannah Chapel
Year: Class of 2016
Email: hchapel@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: Northwestern University/ 2009/ Psychology and International Studies
Hometown: Sudbury, MA
BU Law Activities: Co-President of the Women’s Law Association; Vice President/CFO of the American Civil Liberties Union; Law Students for Reproductive Justice; Public Interest Scholar; Rappaport Fellow in Law and Public Policy (Summer 2014); Research Assistant

Name: Corbin Carter
Year: Class of 2015
Email: carterjc@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: University of Oklahoma / 2012 / Political Science and History
Hometown: Edmond, OK
BU Law Activities: BU Law Orientation Welcomer (Co-Director); Public Interest Project (Community Service Chair); OutLaw (Treasurer); American Constitution Society (Secretary); BU Law Government Lawyering Externship Program (Fall 2013); Pro Bono Spring Break Volunteer

Name: Keziah Dutchak
Year: Class of 2016
Email: kdutchak@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: Brigham Young University/ 2002 / International Law and Diplomacy
Hometown: Watertown, MA
BU Law Activities:OWLS (Older Wiser Law Students) , International Law Society.

Name: Juliaana DiGesu
Year: Class of 2015
Email: jdigesu@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: University of Rochester / 2012 / International Relations
Hometown: Stratham, New Hampshire
BU Law Activities: Women's Law Association, International Law Society, Student Advisor (Co-Director), Student Welcomer, Research Assistant, International Law Journal, Vice President of Older Wiser Law Students (OWLS), Tour Guide

Name: Benjamin Esparza
Year: Class of 2016
Email: esparza@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: University of Chicago/ 2009/ Political Science (Political Philosophy/Nuclear Deterrence)
Hometown: Queretaro, Mexico, and Wilmington, DE
BU Law Activities: Black Law Students Association; Latin American Law Students Association; Jewish Law Student Association; Negotiation Competition; Client Counseling Competition; Pro Bono Work

Name: Peter Grupp
Year: Class of 2015
Email: pagrupp@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: SUNY Buffalo / 2012 / Political Science and Environmental Studies, minor in Geography
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
BU Law Activities: Energy and Environmental Law Society (Secretary); Public Interest Project Grant Recipient; Affordable Housing Externship

Name: Albert Heng
Year: Class of 2015
Email: akheng@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: UCLA / 2011 / Aerospace Engineering
Hometown: Bellflower, CA
BU Law Activities: Intellectual Property Law Society (President); Legal Follies, (Assistant Director); Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (President); Student Government Association (Representative); Esdaile Moot Court; Student Advisor; Resident Advisor.

Name: Krystyna Marini
Year: Class of 2015
Email:  kmarini@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: Providence College / 2012 / English
Hometown: Monroe, CT
BU Law Activities: Boston University Law Review; Business Law Society (Executive Vice President); Women’s Law Society (Alumni Liaison); Intellectual Property Law Society (Secretary); Student Blogger; Student Advisor; Student Welcomer

Name: Sam Maurer
Year: Class of 2015
Email:  samaurer@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: SUNY Geneseo / 2012 / History
Hometown: Bardonia, NY
BU Law Activities: International Law Journal; Writing Fellow; 1L Student Advisor; Women's Law Association; Public Interest Project Grant Recipient; Research Assistant, Pro Bono Spring Break Volunteer

Name: Ariel Nissan
Year: Class of 2016
Email: anissan@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: Clemson University/ 2012/ Bioengineering
Hometown: Ridgecrest, CA
BU Law Activities: Intellectual Property Law Society; Vice President of the Jewish Law Students Association; BU Law Softball Team

Name: Holly Ovington
Year: Class of 2016
Email: ovington@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: Yale University/ 2010/ Political Science
Hometown: Greystones, Ireland
BU Law Activities: Director, BU’s ABA Competitions Program; Human Rights Law Society; Immigration Law Society

Name: Frank Ren
Year: Class of 2014
Email: fren@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: Boston University / 2011 / Economics and Political Science
Hometown: Lexington, MA
BU Law Activities: Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association; Student Welcomer; Moot Court; Boston University Law Review

Name: Yareni Sanchez
Year: Class of 2015
Email: ysanchez@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: Columbia University / 2009 / History and Hispanic Studies
Hometown: New York, NY
BU Law Activities: Latin American Law Students Association (External Vice President, 1L Section Representative); Black Law Students Association (Regional Representative, 1L Section Representative); Public Interest Project

Name: Jared Shwartz
Year: Class of 2014
Email:  jshwartz@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: Emory University / 2008 / Middle East Studies and Political Science
Hometown: Peabody, MA
BU Law Activities: Student Government Association (Treasurer, 1L Representative); Student Life Committee; Student Interviewer - Faculty Appointments Committee; Health Law Externship Program; Jewish Law Students Association (Treasurer)

Name: Peter Sumners
Year: Class of 2014
Email: psumners@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: Drury University / 2011 / History & Political Science
Hometown: Springfield, MO
BU Law Activities: American Constitution Society; Student Animal Legal Defense Fund; Law Democrats; Public Interest Project

Name: Laila Tafreshi
Year: Class of 2014
Email: tafreshi@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: University of San Diego / 2009 / Business Administration
Hometown: Calabasas, CA (near Los Angeles)
BU Law Activities: Public Interest Law Journal (Note Editor); Education and Law Association; 1L Student Advisor; Judicial Externship Program (District Court of Massachusetts); 2L Moot Court (Stone and Albers Competitions); Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition (3L year)

Name: Greg Whitten
Year: Class of 2014
Email: gwhitten@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: Emory University / 2009 / Political Science
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
BU Law Activities: Journal of Science and Technology Law; Student Welcomer (Co-Director); Education Law Association (Treasurer, 1L Representative); Pro Bono Spring Break participant; Constitution in the Classroom; Civil Litigation Housing, Employment, Family and Disability Clinic at Greater Boston Legal Services

Name: Cong Yao
Year: Class of 2014
Email: congyao@bu.edu
Undergraduate School / Year / Major: Tsinghua University / 2005 / Biology
Hometown: Xi'an, China
BU Law Activities: American Journal of Law and Medicine; Research Assistant; IP Law Society; China Law Society