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
"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
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.