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Alumnus Visits with Helpful Advice for Students

Posted February 24, 2010

Assistant General Counsel/Labor for Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Julian T. Tynes L’97 spoke on February 22 as part of the Color of Law Roundtable Discussion Series. His lecture focused on the steps he took to get him where he is today.

tynes_coloroflawjpgAs an alumnus of the School of Law, Tynes spoke of the help and encouragement he received thanks to the relationships that he forged with professor and fellow students. He told students that when it comes to “finding your career path, the professors are the greatest resource you have here. The courses I took, the relationships I built with the professors the relationships I built with the other students, it’s hard to explain but one of the things you find when you graduate for law school is that the types of friendships you built are completely different from the types of friendships you built in undergrad. There is a type of respect that is built for that person that does not build for anyone else.”

Tynes closed with a valuable piece of information for current Law students reminding them to “take a wide variety of courses, nurture the relationships you have with the professors and the other students, and remember maintain at all times, your integrity, your respect for the law, and your respect for each other.”

The next Color of Law speaker is Jodie Roure, assistant professor in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Roure will speak on April 1 at noon in the Blake Law Center.


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