Adam Baker ’08, BC ’03
LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
RUMOR HAS IT YOU ARE THE FIRST DOUBLE EAGLE TO BE LSA PRESIDENT. WHY BOSTON COLLEGE?
I fell in love with it the first time I stepped on campus as a high school senior. I walked right into Admissions and gave my deposit that day.
WHAT DID YOU DO BETWEEN COLLEGE AND LAW SCHOOL?
Teach for America in the South Bronx. I also earned my master’s at Fordham.
WHAT SOLD YOU ON BC LAW?
Other schools didn’t compare. None had the same sense of community. When I looked at BC Law, the students on campus seemed genuinely happy. Plus, BC had given me so much, I wanted to continue to give back.
WHERE DOES BC’S SENSE OF ‘GIVING BACK’ ORIGINATE?
I think because it’s a Jesuit school, it really strives to serve others. It’s their motto of being a man or a woman for others that really convinced me to do a service program before pursuing my law degree.
HOW DOES THE ATMOSPHERE OF LAW SCHOOL COMPARE TO UNDERGRAD HERE?
Law school is more intense. But both are so supportive. BC Law is known as the Disneyland of law schools because the professors are so friendly and accessible.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THE LSA, AS YOU SEE IT?
The LSA touches all parts of student life, from peer mentoring to social activities. We even sit in on professor hirings and promotions, which shows BC’s commitment to their students.
HOW DID YOU BECOME PRESIDENT?
As a law student, I helped develop and implement an orientation program for 1Ls to introduce them to each other, to familiarize them with the campus, and to show them Boston. I also co-directed the PILF auction. So I thought being LSA president would be a neat way to stay involved.
WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR EVENTS YOU PLAN?
We held Family Weekend, which attracted 160 family members to campus. They enjoyed an evening reception, sat in on a mock class, and attended the symphony. We also plan an annual cruise in Boston Harbor, and more than half the student body comes. Plus we have Field Day, Duck Tours, Freedom Trail tours, a new tailgate spot at football games for law students, career mentoring, and a website with tons of helpful information like professor evaluations and apartment listings.
YOUR FUTURE PLANS?
I will be working in litigation for a New York City firm that’s dedicated to providing its attorneys with time to pursue pro bono opportunities.