class of 2012; b.a., rutgers university
Jennifer Kent ’13 has made it her mission to improve the experience of students of color at BC Law, bringing an already close-knit community even closer together. Instead of having each student group host a few smaller, separate events, she has worked with Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Tracey West to create a series of jointly sponsored events designed to help students of color network together, find support and land jobs—beginning with a redesigned retreat in the fall and culminating in a networking mixer at a major downtown law firm in the spring.
Jen credits Dean West with helping her become more outgoing and confident, while teaching her the power of networking and introducing her to influential members of the Boston legal community. Those skills, along with her growing reputation at BC Law as a leader, have helped her in the job market. She landed a summer position before her third year with one of the most prestigious firms in the country, Goodwin Procter LLP.
Jen is now focused on practicing corporate law when she graduates—with a long-term goal of helping non-profits navigate the legal world or developing her own social programs to assist those in need.