Massachusetts Bar Association interns for 2004-2005

Issue October 2004

Dominic Gomez is a third-year law student at Boston College Law School. He is originally from Chandler, Ariz. and went to Arizona State University, where he obtained his bachelor's degree in finance and a minor in sociology.

Gomez is interested in litigation, employment discrimination and criminal prosecution. This semester, he will be involved in the civil litigation clinic and will serve as a member on his law school's Frederick Douglass Moot Court team. Also, Gomez serves as a research assistant for Professor Judith McMorrow and Professor Thomas Kohler.

Cynthia Hammond, who is originally from Pittsburgh, Penn., is a third-year law student at Boston University School of Law. She serves as articles editor on the Boston University Public Interest Law Journal and volunteers as a one-L student advisor.

Hammond attended Pennsylvania State University's Honors College, earning a bachelor's degree in psychology with a concentration in biological sciences.

At Boston University School of Law, Hammond's interests and coursework have centered on corporate law, intellectual property and securities litigation. This fall, she will intern at the Boston office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Enforcement. She also works part time as an LSAT instructor for Kaplan.

Nathan Jones is a second-year law student at Boston University, having transferred there from Western New England College School of Law in Springfield. His past legal experience include working for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in Springfield as an investigator during his undergraduate years at UMass. Amherst and as a law clerk in the summer following his first year of law school.

Originally from Connecticut, Theresa Nickols came to Massachusetts to follow her dream of becoming an attorney. She currently attends Southern New England School of Law in North Dartmouth, and will graduate this spring. She plans to sit for both the Massachusetts and Connecticut bars in July 2005.

Fritz Pluvoise is a third-year law student at New England School of Law. Originally from Coventry, R.I., he has a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Rhode Island. He participated in a Mental Health Law Clinic with the Boston Municipal Court. He also serves on the executive board of the Black Law Students Association and is also on the Mock Trial team.

Elizabeth Varney is a third-year law student at New England School of Law, where she is a member of New England Law Review. She looks forward to practicing law in the area of domestic relations with a concentration on issues relating to children.