I began working in the Education Law Clinic (TLPI) and the Transactional Law Clinics (TLC), in the summer of 2012.
I am the administrator for two Clinics, which means balancing the educational and administrative needs of both clinics, while also seeking to foster a congenial work environment for students. This semester I am supporting TLPI’s legislative advocacy efforts, trying to get a bill passed in Massachusetts legislature. For TLC, I am supporting the Clinic’s commitment to providing quality legal assistance, for business and non-profit formations and contracts; real estate sales; and entertainment law, including the Recording Artists Project (RAP).
While I am not a lawyer, I have found that the study and practice of law, touches on almost every aspects of life, and can be a connection between disparate fields of inquiry.
This semester TLPI is working on a campaign to get a Massachusetts Bill, H3528: An Act Relative to Safe and Supportive Schools, passed in the legislature. Students are doing a lot of the leg work, but there is also a website and digital campaign to attend to. TLC is in the process of growing the Community Enterprise Project (CEP), which in conjunction with the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Boston Mayor’s Office, released a Food Truck Legal Toolkit.
Between the two Clinics, there’s always something engaging happening, which has an impact in the Boston area (and occasionally further afield).
I enjoy working with students. This may be because I grew up on a university campus (the University of the South Pacific, in Fiji), and that I come from a long line of teachers (my grandparents were New York City public school teachers and a Minister of Education).
I enjoy live music and dancing, because I find it much more entertaining than spending time in a gym! In the winter, it is also an effective way at keeping the cold at bay (however momentarily).