Eric Knapp ‘05
Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
Associate Attorney, Law Office of Gilbert J. West, Sr.
EXPERIENCES AT LASELL:
My Lasell education was filled with Connected Learning experiences. For example, in my junior year, we did a moot court competition, where we were responsible for everything from analyzing related cases to writing briefs to presenting arguments. We competed against teams from other colleges, and all throughout, we had current judges or attorneys presiding. In my senior year, I interned at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, where I worked with the victim and witness advocate program. I went to court two days a week, so it was a good opportunity to see some of the behind-the-scenes workings.
I started with my current firm shortly after I passed the Bar. I do a little bit of everything, from worker’s compensation to social security to family law. I like that I’m not getting pigeon-holed into one area of the law; I’m getting different areas of experience. I was in court on day two of my job, and I felt thoroughly prepared.
EXPERIENCES FOLLOWING LASELL:
I earned a J.D. from New England School of Law. I was really satisfied with how well prepared I was for law school. In fact, some of my classes in law school were really similar to courses I had already taken at Lasell.