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Jonathan Shapira, '08

m.a., the london school of economics; b.a., middlebury college

Jonathan ShapiraAccording to Jonathan Shapira, Boston College Law School has something for everyone.

During the summer after his first year, Shapira took a summer clerkship position at the Supreme Court of Israel. A scholarship from BC Law’s Owen M. Kupferschmid Holocaust/Human Rights Project made his opportunity come to life.

“I was pleasantly surprised by how many Jewish students, alumni and professors there are, and I feel very comfortable studying in a Jesuit environment,” said Shapira, who served as the President of the Jewish Law Students Association.

He also appreciates BC Law’s study abroad opportunities, which he took advantage of during his last semester when he studied at Tel Aviv University Law School in Israel.

Shapira has worked for a civil rights organization and hopes to continue his  community involvement.  His career plans involve representing emerging technology companies and private equity firms. While these goals are different, both have been aided by BC Law's Boston location.

“Studying in a large, diverse city has given me the opportunity to get involved in activities such as Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the MIT Enterprise Forum – a group that provides networking opportunities for entrepreneurs,” said Shapira. “I've also taken courses at the Carroll School of Management, which is particularly helpful for those interested in corporate law.”

Shapira was also a summer associate at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston. “BC’s Career Services Office is second to none,” said Shapira. “BC Law has a growing alumni network around the country.”