Today she’s an Associate, but Lauren S. Fackler ’16 got her start at Melick & Porter’s Boston office as a full-time paralegal—of course, this was in addition to attending New England Law | Boston as a part-time evening student. She was promoted after she graduated.
Fackler speaks highly of the friendly and collaborative work environment at Melick & Porter, where she focuses on employment practice liability issues, from harassment and discrimination cases to general liability matters. She represents clients before state and federal courts and agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
A Cape Cod native, Fackler has lived in Boston since college. She majored in Biochemistry and minored in International Studies with a concentration in Ethics and International Social Justice at Boston College before coming to New England Law on a full-tuition Dean’s Merit Scholarship.
Even as a part-time evening student—and full-time paralegal—Fackler still found multiple ways to get involved on campus. She served as a student representative for the Discipline Committee as well as the Executive Online Editor for the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement, “a great experience [where her] legal writing and editing skills improved immensely.” She also received the CALI award in Law & Ethics of Lawyering, maintained Dean’s List status every semester, and graduated with honors.
In addition to her work with Melick & Porter, Fackler volunteers with Justice Bridge, a law incubator serving clients of limited means, as well as the Jimmy Fund. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and skiing.