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Brendan Smith


Brendan Smith


Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School


Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow



The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy Fellows Program affords 12 law students from eight Massachusetts law schools the opportunity to work in a state or local government agency during the summer.

Law School
Northeastern University, Rising Law School

Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Project Description
In the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Brendan reviewed proposed correctional reform legislation and drafted legislative reports on issues such as civil citations and missing persons. Brendan especially enjoyed consulting with and providing legal guidance to senior public safety officials which proved integral to subsequent policy decisions made by the Secretary of Public Safety.

Brendan earned a BA in criminal justice, magna cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 2014, and an MA in criminal justice, magna cum laude, from Curry College in 2016. In the pursuit of his master’s degree, he researched the impact of the opioid crisis on communities in the Greater Boston area. A proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Brendan worked as a police officer prior to law school and is currently a supervisor for a Boston-area police department.