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New England Law Career Services staff

Larissa Brewster, Esq., Assistant Director of Career Services

Larissa Brewster works with current students to help them navigate the employment process by counseling students, assisting with résumé and cover letter reviews, and conducting mock interviews. She also serves as recruitment coordinator, by helping employers with on-campus interviews, résumé collections, and job postings for New England Law students and alumni. 

Larissa previously worked as an account executive for Robert Half Legal, building and maintaining relationships with hiring managers in the legal field and assisting job-seekers. While in law school she clerked at a general practice firm in Boston, and as a certified student attorney, Larissa appeared in court in trials, and conducted adoptions, guardianship hearings, and bail requests with the Department of Children and Families and the Barnstable County District Attorney’s Office. She received a BS in marketing, an MBA in management from Bentley University, and a JD from Suffolk University Law School.   

Peter Towne, Esq., Assistant Director of Career Services

Peter Towne works with current students to help counsel them on career development and prepare them for the employment process through counseling, assisting with résumé and cover letter reviews, and conducting mock interviews. He focuses on helping students develop comprehensive job search strategies for both traditional and alternative legal positions, depending on their interests and experience. Peter also assists students with their pro bono work.

Peter began his legal career in private practice, specializing in tort litigation, workers’ compensation, and social security disability at Iannella & Mummolo in Boston. Eventually, he expanded his areas of expertise to include medical malpractice and products liability at Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Peter also worked in compliance and predictive analytics at ISO Claims Partners.

Peter is a proud New England Law alumnus and has always sought out opportunities to advise and mentor students since graduating in 2009. He participated in multiple clinics while in school and was a research assistant for the Bar Exam Preparation Services during and after his 3L year. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from Indiana University in 2004.

Stephanie Black, Esq., J.D. Career Advisor

Stephanie Black advises New England Law students and alumni on all aspects of their career development. Stephanie is a graduate of Rhodes College and Washington and Lee University School of Law. While in law school, Stephanie was a law clerk for the U.S. Marshals Service’s Office of General Counsel; a rule of law intern for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; and a summer law clerk for the Honorable William Stiehl of the Southern District of Illinois. After law school, Stephanie clerked for the Honorable Brett W. Wilson of the Circuit Court of Dorchester County, Maryland. Thereafter, Stephanie was an attorney advisor for the Social Security Administration, having worked at both the Appeals Council in Washington D.C. and at the Orland Park Hearing Office.

The Career Services Office is an essential resource when searching for jobs and internships. My advisor is very helpful, accessible, and knowledgeable. She has assisted me with numerous cover letters, résumé edits, and mock interviews. I highly recommend taking advantage of the help that is available to you!” —Natalie Ciabattoni ’20