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Hacibey Catalbasoglu


Hacibey Catalbasoglu


Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School


Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow



Rappaport Public Policy Fellows spend 10 weeks each summer serving within the highest levels of state and municipal governments in the Greater Boston Area. The program includes students from graduate and professional programs at local universities.

Graduate School
BU School of Law

Undergraduate School
Yale University

Dannel Malloy, Chancellor, Univ. of Maine; former Governor of CT; former Mayor of Stamford, CT; Rappaport Distinguished Visiting Professor

Joe Curtatone, Pres. of Northeast Clean Energy Council; former Mayor of Somerville; Rappaport Center Advisory Board member

Attorney General’s Office

Hacibey “Haci” Catalbasoglu is a 1L at Boston University School of Law and a graduate of Yale College. Over the years, Catalbasoglu has worked in a multitude of governmental capacities, including in New Haven’s housing department, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong’s Office, Connecticut Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz’s Office, and US Senator Chris Murphy’s Office (D-CT). In 2017, Catalbasoglu was elected to the City of New Haven’s law-making body, the Board of Alders, to represent a downtown district. In that role, he worked to improve town-and-gown relations, protect immigrants’ rights, and reform the city’s criminal justice system. Between college and law school, Catalbasoglu worked as a cook for two years at his family’s pizza shop, Brick Oven Pizza, in New Haven. This summer, he will be interning at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.