board member, student programs
"I am extremely excited about being part of the new alumni structure. I've always felt that what sets BC Law apart from other law schools is our strong sense of community, and the fact that our alums are always willing to help current students. One of my main goals is to create meaningful ways that alums can interact and mentor students throughout their law school career."
Adam Baker is a recent graduate of Boston College Law School, class of 2008. During his time at BC Law, Adam was involved in a number of organizations. Last year, he oversaw and helped relocate the Public Interest Law Foundation’s annual auction to the Boston College Club. The auction raised over $38,000 for students working in public interest jobs. In addition, he served as a co-chair of the Lambda Law Student Association, and he also participated in the Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition. Adam and his partner made it to the semi-finals, and won the Best Brief Award.
This year, Adam served as the Law Student Association (LSA) President. In this position, Adam worked tirelessly to serve students, and to ensure that BC Law maintains its reputation for being a collegial and cooperative place. Two particularly noteworthy achievements included his help to create and implement an Admitted Applicant Weekend for black admitted students, and his leadership in the class gift effort. Under Adam’s leadership, the Class of 2008 raised $151,460 from 67% of the class, a new record. (The previous record was approximately $95,000 from 47% of the class in 2004). The class gift was given to BC Law’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). At graduation, Adam was given the Privitera Family Commencement Award “for exceptional contributions through outstanding scholarship and commitment to service as well as to the work of the law.”
Previous to law school, Adam attended Boston College for his undergraduate education, and was a Political Science and Theology double major. During his senior year, he served as the Student Body President of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC). After graduating, Adam joined the Teach for America Program, and taught second grade in the Bronx. He also earned a Masters in Education at Fordham University during this time.
During his law school career, Adam worked for Judge David Mills (A BC Law grad) at the Massachusetts Appeals court after his 1L year, and during his 2L year, summered at Alston & Bird in New York City. Adam will be returning to Alston & Bird in the fall to work in their litigation department.