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Victoria Calcagno

BA, University of Massachusetts, Lowell


English with a concentration in Professional Writing and a minor in Legal Studies


Lawrence, Massachusetts

Prior Work Experience

Optical Technician, Family Eye Care; variety of waitressing and part-time jobs

Extracurricular Activities

Sandra Day O'Connor Honors Program; Student Ambassador, New England Law Office of Admissions; Student Ambassador, Lexis Nexis; Student Representative, Barbri

Victoria Calcagno

Class of 2021

Why did I choose New England Law?

I chose New England Law because it reminded me of my high school in the best way. When I walked through the halls on my first tour, it felt like I was witnessing the friendliness and spirit of high school students, with the maturity of law students. Everyone I worked with and spoke to throughout my application process went above and beyond to help me. (All of the other law schools I had shown interest in were not helpful at all.)

On the Faculty

The faculty at New England Law are what makes this law school so special. Although I am only in my first year, I have had the opportunity to meet many of our professors, and all of them are more than happy to share advice, knowledge, and professional experiences. They make themselves available to us both in and outside of the classroom in ways that relate to classes and to practice in general.

One Piece of Advice for Someone Trying to Decide Where to Go to Law School

It is important to choose a school where you can see yourself truly succeeding at. I knew that I would not do well in an intimidating school experience, which is why the atmosphere of collaboration and professionalism at New England Law was perfect for me. I strongly advise touring each of the law schools you apply to and talking with current students, because a school that may look perfect on paper may be very different in person.