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“I would call New England Law a hidden gem. From the outside, it’s a brick building in the middle of the city, but when you get inside, there’s a whole community who wants you to succeed.”

Tiesha Fields has discovered a stimulating new career direction since she closed her construction management business in Seattle and moved 3,000 miles to follow through on her family’s ultimatum: “Go to law school or stop talking about it.”

She values the real-world approach and experiences that her professors bring to their courses, which have helped her recognize her penchant for property law. Tiesha has immersed herself in student activities as treasurer of the Student Bar Association, editor-in-chief of Due Process, student representative of the Faculty Library Committee, and a 1L orientation leader. She gained valuable experience in the Summer Fellowship Program reviewing contracts and working with other attorneys at the Massachusetts Housing Partnership.

“As part of the Evening Division, I found a real sense of community,” she says. “I’ve made friends that I’ll have for the rest of my life.”


“I like how the student body is pretty tight-knit. Everybody is friendly. People help each other at this school.”

Serge Subach has thrived at New England Law, assuming student leadership positions and being selected for a Summer Fellowship Program position with one of Boston’s largest law firms, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C.

Entering his 3L year, he is president of the Intellectual Property Law Association, managing business editor of the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement—and he was invited to continue part-time with Mintz Levin’s IP group through this fall.

The fellowship has given Serge, an engineer, an insider’s view of patent law. He works alongside technical specialists, deconstructing devices to find and document patented components, and he researches legal issues.

“I’m learning how much—and how many little things—go into patent law litigation,” says Serge. “It’s been a fantastic experience.”


“New England Law is a welcoming school, and I really appreciate the added component of the professors’ open-door policy.”

A 2L, Joyell Johnson already has worked with immigrant clients, become a law journal associate, and approached professors for advice about entering the field of international human rights law. Joyell’s foreign language skills (Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, and American Sign Language) were an asset at Catholic Charities of Baltimore’s Esperanza Center, a Summer Fellowship Program placement with managing attorney Adonia Simpson ’09.

She is excited to be an associate on the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement and a member of the International Law Society and is active with the Center for Law and Social Responsibility and the Center for International Law and Policy.

“I think I’ll look back at my law school experience as one of the best experiences I’ve ever had,” says Joyell. “I really believe that I’m becoming who I am supposed to become as a professional.”

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