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Matthew Costello

Mr. Matthew Costello (Class of 2013)


‪Mr. Matthew Costello has made an important impact at Suffolk University Law School as the Managing Editor of its Law Review and, during the summer of 2015, as a Summer Associate at WilmerHale’s Boston office. An engaged student leader at Fitchburg State, Matthew served two consecutive terms as Student Trustee on the University’s Board of Trustees. Matthew served his senior year as President of the Student Government Association (SGA).

‪Impact the University had on my career path:

‪My experience as a Political Science student at Fitchburg State University laid the groundwork for my success as a law student and aspiring lawyer. Most notably, my participation in Moot Court—a national simulated appellate argument competition offered as a course at the University—provided a unique opportunity to engage in legal analysis, writing and oral argument as an undergraduate student.

Strengthening the skills necessary for the study of law, my involvement with Moot Court for all four years of college allowed me to hit the ground running during my first-year of law school, which I finished ranked first in my class of 327 students.

‪Advice for Current and Prospective Political Science Students:

‪Take advantage of every opportunity available to you at Fitchburg State – and beyond.

Compliment your studies with extracurricular involvement, especially campus governance, whether you serve as an elected representative on SGA or member of a campus-wide committee. I believe extracurricular involvement is especially essential if you plan to pursue graduate or legal studies. Your experience outside the classroom provides the necessary maturity to excel beyond your peers.

Although I went directly from Fitchburg State to law school, my involvement in Student Government—which extended into the local and state community—prepared me to enter the workforce without working fulltime before law school.