class of 2012; b.a., rutgers university
Sana Sheikh knew from an early age that she wanted to be a lawyer. With a background in political science and a serious interest in civil rights, she went looking for a top-notch law school with an emphasis on community. She found it at Boston College. "I liked the fact that it was a moderately small school, so I would have the opportunity to really form relationships with my professors and peers,” she says. “In addition, unlike the other schools I visited, I felt like everyone at BC law was genuinely interested in making my transition to law school as easy as possible.
"Sheikh describes her experience so far at BC Law as “amazing,” calling the faculty extremely approachable and friendly. “It is very different from what I thought law school would be like. Everyone has been extremely helpful whether it be sharing outlines, or giving advice on course registration.” Outside of excelling academically,Sheikh has thrived on the vast range of professional opportunities on and beyond campus. During her first year, Sheikh joined some of her peers in a spring break immigration trip to Washington, D.C., where she worked with the Capitol Area Immigrants Rights coalition. During her second year, she became President of PILF, and became founder and President of the Muslim Law Student Association. This year she’s serving as LSA President.
This summer, Sheikh returns to D.C. as a summer advocacy intern with theNational Immigration Forum, where she will work with various non-profits and NGOs to help influence immigration policy reform in America. She is excited to be participating in BC's Civil Litigation Clinic this fall, as she's confident it "will give me more real experience practicing law."