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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.

Watch: Rappaport Center Alums Share What It Means to be a Rappaport Fellow

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.

"I am proud to be a part of the BC Law community for so many reasons. A big one is the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy, established here in 2015. The Center ties deeply into our mission of public service and of delivering justice to those in need, and keeps the most important issues of public policy front and center for the BC Law community through its extraordinary event programming, Distinguished Visiting Professors, and stellar Fellowship Program. I am grateful to the Rappaport family for their generosity and vision."

Odette Lienau | The Marianne D. Short, Esq.,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

Linda McClellan: Legal Eagle

2023 Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy Fellow and JD Candidate Linda McClellan is About to Make Her Mark on the Legal Profession

George Barker


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2024

Julia Brandenstein


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2024

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Evanko


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2024

Solomon Hayes


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2024

Noah Kopf


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2024

Cole Garvey


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2024

Mitchell Fallon


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2024

Nicholas Martin


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College

Year 2024

Emily Mooers


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2024

Logan Malik


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2024

Zackary Colclasure


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2023

Allyson (Ally) Crays


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2023

Ethan FitzGerald


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2023

Jordana Harper


Organization Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School

Program Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow

Year 2023

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