Welcome to the Boston Bar Association’s Law Student Forum

The Boston Bar Association and the five Boston-area law schools have partnered to provide free membership to give students a head-start on their careers. If you are enrolled at

  • Boston College Law School
  • Boston University School of Law
  • New England Law | Boston
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • Suffolk University Law School

Be sure you are signed up for your FREE BBA membership!

Email us your school name and anticipated year of graduation and we’ll help you activate your membership!

Once your membership is activated, every Tuesday check in your inbox for the Law Student Digest for events tailored to Law Students.

We welcome you as a part of our vibrant professional community of over 12,000 existing members – many of them BC Alums – including top firm practitioners, legal service providers, judges, in-house counsel, and government attorneys. With more than 400 educational, networking, and public service programs each year, let the BBA serve as your hub for developing your path to the profession.


Law Students enjoy these benefits at the BBA…

EDUCATION

Each year, the BBA presents more than 300 educational programs taught by experienced practitioners, including:

  • Friday Fundamentals

    Entry-level programs offering practice-ready practical skills in various areas of practice
  • CLE Programs and Conferences

    When you’ve identified areas of law to focus your studies, the BBA has you covered. As a student member, you too can attend the educational programs and conferences that the leading attorneys in Boston law are attending.
  • Law Practice Management Programs

    Learn what you need to know about starting your own solo or small firm from our Solo & Small Section.
  • Need to fulfill Suffolk PDR requirements? Check out to see what the BBA offers

EXPLORATION

  • Career Series

    The BBA’s unique “What’s It REALLY Like…” programs provide students and new lawyers the opportunity to meet with practitioners in small group settings to ask the questions you’ve always been curious about.
  • Speed Networking

    Make the most of your time and learn more about a particular area of law - Meet more than 10 practitioners in just one evening whose work represents a wide range of practice types and experiences. Up to twelve attorneys are featured at each Speed Networking program.
  • Career Development Workshops

    Bolster your communication, job searching and job prospects via the helpful tips you’ll gain from our series of career development workshops. Can’t attend in person? No problem, we’ll have them available to view online before the end of the year.
  • Summer Internships in Courts and Government Law Offices

    Experiential learning is an essential part of legal education. The BBA’s Diversity & Inclusion Section’s Summer Internship places law students in a variety of local courts and government law offices for unpaid summer internships. 1Ls and 2Ls are welcomed to apply.

CONNECTIONS

Our 13,000+ members are in large firms, small firms, solo practice, in-house legal departments, government agencies, legal services organizations, law schools and the courts. Connect with them through the BBA. Stay tuned to your Law Student Digest for the latest news about:

  • Networking receptions
  • Connections with the BBA’s 6 Affinity Bar Partners
  • Community outreach via organized community service projects
  • Cultural events highlighting what Boston has to offer

LEADERSHIP

The BBA’s Law Student Forum Advisory Committee and Law Student Ambassadors will help to shape planned activities. We’ll also offer opportunities for you to meet student leaders from other schools.

All of the BBA’s Law Student Forums programs are guided by our Leadership Ambassadors who meet regularly to plan new programming with BBA leaders for their fellow law students. For more information on the Leadership Ambassadors, please email lawstudents@bostonbar.org.

Boston College

  • Paul Lakkis
  • Spencer Mathews
  • Panos Melisaris
  • Brandon Sloane
  • Samuel Zuckernik

Boston University

  • Elisabeth Finn
  • Drew Kohlmeier
  • Jessica Roscoe
  • Miosotti Tenecora

Northeastern University

  • Lauren Kilmister

Suffolk University

  • Marisa Agganis
  • Veronica Almeida
  • Gabby Archilla
  • Sarah Beaudoin
  • Brittany Begen
  • Ryan Haddad
  • Jacob Lebowitz
  • Leah Lyons

For questions about law student benefits or for more information, please contact us at lawstudents@bostonbar.org.