07.22.19 — The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School has named three Northeastern Law students among its 2019 Fellows: qainat khan ’20, Brendan Smith ’21 and Dylan O’Sullivan ’21Rappaport Fellows participate in a 10-week summer internship at municipal and state agencies throughout Greater Boston while attending a weekly seminar series featuring leading practitioners and scholars. 

The fellowship program is a key component of The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College. The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School galvanizes the region’s policy makers and thought leaders to engage in dynamic discussions on critical public policy issues through the Rappaport Distinguished Public Policy Series. The discussions include forums, conferences and symposia to address societal issues with leaders from government, business, academia and the nonprofit world.

"Our 2019 Rappaport Fellows, representing eight Massachusetts law schools, are passionate and smart law students who care about social justice and will be working this summer in a multiplicity of state and local government offices on policy and legal issues," remarked Elisabeth Medvedow ’85, Executive Director, Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy.

khanqainat khan 
A native of Fresno, CA, qainat khan is a graduate of University High School in Fresno,CA. qainat earned her master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and studied music and gender studies as an undergraduate at Colby College, graduating magna cum laudePhi Beta Kappa. She is interning at the office of Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards. 

Brendan SmithBrendan Smith
A native of Quincy, Mass., Brendan is a graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton, Mass. Brendan earned a BA in criminal justice, magna cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 2014, and an MA in criminal justice, magna cum laude, from Curry College in 2016. Brendan is interning at the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

Dylan SmithDylan O’Sullivan
A native of Worcester, MA, Dylan is a 2013 graduate of Northeastern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science. in Political Science, summa cum laude.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

For more information, contact d.feldman@northeastern.edu. 

About the Rappaport Foundation

The Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation actively promotes the growth of leadership and innovative thinking in the areas of public policy, neurologic disease and mental health and the arts. It does so by supporting individuals and institutions in the Greater Boston area in the quest to improve the quality of life and catalyze new generations of collaborative leaders.