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Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School

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Facilitating discussions on societal issues and providing summer internships for exceptional law students.

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy galvanizes the region’s policymakers through the Rappaport Distinguished Public Policy Series, in which forums and conferences are held to address societal issues. The Rappaport Center also runs the Rappaport Fellows Program, which annually provides funded summer internships, experiential opportunities and mentoring for 12 exceptional law students.

Facilitating discussions on societal issues and providing summer internships for exceptional law students.

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy galvanizes the region’s policymakers through the Rappaport Distinguished Public Policy Series, in which forums and conferences are held to address societal issues. The Rappaport Center also runs the Rappaport Fellows Program, which annually provides funded summer internships, experiential opportunities and mentoring for 12 exceptional law students.

"The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy Fellows are passionate, dedicated to public service and committed to bettering communities in diverse areas, including education, access to justice, racial equality, housing and public safety. Thank you, Phyllis and Jerry Rappaport, for your vision and prescience in advancing public service and public policy at Boston College Law School."

Vincent Rougeau | Former Dean, Boston College Law School

Program Leadership

Lissy Medvedow

Executive Director
Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy

Lissy Medvedow is Executive Director (ED) of the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy. Her longtime career in nonprofit and public sector law included serving in the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, and ED of Discovering Justice and the Women's Bar Association and Women’s Bar Foundation of Massachusetts. Lissy holds a B.A. and an M.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law.

Daniel Kanstroom

Faculty Director
Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy

Rappaport Center Faculty Director Daniel Kanstroom is Professor of Law, Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar, Director of the International Human Rights Program, and an Associate Director of the Boston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice. He teaches Immigration, Refugee, International Human Rights, Constitutional, and Administrative Law.

Our Fellows

Able to Relate

Kris Phipps can empathize with those he intends to serve.

Jaime Watson


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2020

Julia Sauve


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2020

Kristen Rosa


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2020

Kristopher “Kris” Phipps


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2020

Linette Duluc


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2020

Adam Zwetchkenbaum


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2020

Rachael Wyant


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2020

Robert Gipson


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2020

Caitlin Whitman


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2020

Cate McAnulty


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2020

Chris McDonough


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2020

Vannessa Lawrence


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2020

Dylan O’Sullivan


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2019

Emily Smith


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2019

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