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Jennifer Peterson


Jennifer Peterson


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
Suffolk University Law School

Office of Legal Advisor, Boston Public Schools

Project Description
The majority of Jenny’s work at the Office of Legal Advisor at Boston Public Schools centered around cases of discrimination complaints, residency fraud, and policy concerns within the Boston Public School District. Jenny assisted the attorneys in trial preparation and litigation including drafting motions, legal research, and client interviews.

Jennifer graduated magna cum laude from Saint Anselm College in 2016 with a BA in history and a minor in politics. She currently serves as a medical service officer and platoon leader in the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Prior to law school, Jenny interned with Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III of Massachusetts, where she became passionate about veterans’ affairs and policymaking.

“I am incredibly humbled and honored to be joining the Rappaport community and I look forward to exploring public policy with Fellows who share similar passions and goals of serving the Commonwealth.” – Jennifer Peterson