Guest Speakers Series: Chris Fell – Assistant District Attorney

An Assistant District Attorney for Queens’ county of New York City visited the program. Originally from Brooklyn, he did his undergrad at Boston College after which he taught in the South Bronx as part of Teach for America for three years. In his quest to help the youth struggling with poverty, he pursued a career in education. After realizing that perhaps there was more he could do on the issue, he focused on addressing crime in New York City. Fell went to Fordham Law School hoping for a legal career in criminal prosecution and/or government, and found himself working at the Queens District Attorney’s Office.

Chris Fell spoke to students about Criminal rights and the differences between violations, misdemeanors, and felonies. They also discussed recent trials in the news before speaking on Law school admissions process and what to expect when working in the field of Law.