Brown speaks at banquet for New England Law | Boston

Issue May 2011

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown provided the keynote address at the New England Law | Boston's Law Day Banquet and Barrister's Ball on April 8. Originally scheduled to appear in person, Brown joined the event via videoconference due to the ongoing budget negotiations to avoid a federal government shutdown.

Using his characteristic down-to-earth style, Brown addressed the students and other event goers about his inspiration to attend law school.

"You don't have to have a privileged background, you just have to have a love for the law and work your tail off," said Brown, who shared several stories from his upbringing detailed in his book, Against All Odds: My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks, and Second Chances.

Brown's remarks followed an introduction and a presentation of an honorary doctor of laws degree to Brown by New England Law | Boston Dean John F. O'Brien.

Brown is a 1985 graduate of Boston College Law School.