Meet the BU Radical Lawyers

Alexandra Arnold
Class of 2019

Before coming to BU, Alex spent five years working in health care consulting. She is interested in the way that laws that ostensibly have little to do with health (criminal justice, housing, etc.) can have a significant impact on social determinants, and she spent her 1L summer working on some of those issues with the Drug Policy Alliance. Outside of school, Alex volunteers as a medical advocate with the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and loves to hike, cook, and dance lindy hop.

Mario Paredes
Class of 2018

Mario spent several years working with various community-based organizations, schools and nonprofits in Massachusetts by motivating students, encouraging volunteerism, and fighting for immigrant rights. Among his many areas of community outreach and involvement, most significant to his desire to return to law school has been his involvement with the immigrants’ rights organization, Centro Presente in East Boston. Mario was motivated to attend law school to learn how to most effectively combine the practice of law with community organizing. While at BU, he has worked with Kids in Need of Defense and supported criminal (in)justice reform at the Massachusetts State House.

Coco Holbrook
Class of 2018

Coco went to law school to support social movements with their legal needs in addition to organizing. A focus of her law school experience has been reproductive justice and housing. She went to Baltimore for a week and worked with the Public Justice Center to represent tenants in Housing court. In the time she’s been at BU, Coco has worked with AIDS Action, Community Activism Law Alliance, Greater Boston Legal Services, and Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice.

Julia Remotti
Class of 2019

Before coming to law school, Julia worked with the New York City Bar Association, where she focused on ways to approach drug policy with a public health lens rather than a morally inflected criminal one. She currently volunteers with the GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), where she conducts intakes and referrals to ensure that LGBT people and those with HIV have access to legal and social services.

Max Katner
Class of 2019

The year before law school, Max worked with various NGOs in Delhi, India, focused on the Kashmiri conflict and migrant workers’ economic security. He hopes to focus his law career on indigenous rights and spent his 1L summer interning with Raja Devashish Roy, chief of the Chakma people of Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts. When he’s not in the law tower, Max enjoys cooking spicy food, watching old black and white movies, and exploring Boston’s cultural scenes.

Kristen Scherb
Class of 2019

Kristen worked at a legal services office in small-town upstate New York before law school. There, she helped low-income clients avoid eviction, maintain welfare benefits, and defeat consumer debt law suits. She investigated discrimination complaints at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination for her 1L summer. As a 2L, Kristen is excited to join BU’s Environmental Law Practicum, where she hopes to continue fighting for civil rights, this time from an enviornmental justice angle. Kristen is The Great British Baking Show‘s biggest fan and loves riding public transit.* (*Except during rush hour.)