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Mary Brigh Lavery


Mary Brigh Lavery


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
University of Massachusetts

Caucus of Women Legislators

Project Description
Mary Brigh worked closely on some of the Caucus’ legislative priorities, including researching and comparing criminal statutes of limitations for child rape and sexual assault throughout the country and writing the Caucus’ official letter of support for Senate Bill 980. She also analyzed and monitored legislation pertaining to the Janus ruling as it moved through the legislative process.

Mary Brigh graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Saint Joseph’s University, where she majored in Political Science and minored in Philosophy, History, and Justice and Ethics in the Law. Mary Brigh’s passion for tackling women’s issues began in college when she became an active board member of the Women’s Leadership Initiative on campus and continued throughout her study abroad in Brussels, Belgium where she researched women and children in the migrant and refugee crisis while interning at the European Parliament of the European Union. Mary Brigh previously worked at the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives and Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of General Counsel.