Matthew Bayley, '21

Tell me about something you've participated in during your time here that has defined your Pace experience.

I participated in the Prosecution Externship during the Fall 2019 semester and the Honors Prosecution Externship during the Spring 2020 semester. I participated in these experiential opportunities because I wanted to get practical experience in a District Attorney's office while also learning about being a prosecutor. 

What have you gotten out of that experience, and how do you expect that it will enable you to pursue your goals beyond Pace?

I learned the most from my supervisors. I worked with wonderful supervisors in my field placements during these externships who showed me what it is like to work in the District Attorney's office and how to work on a case.  In addition, Professor Carol Barry taught the seminars for both externships, and she is one of the best professors Pace has to offer. I learned a lot about being an adept prosecutor from her, and I hope to use those lessons in my future career. 

Is there anything else you'd like to add about your time at Pace?

I believe Pace is a tight-knit community. I've met amazing people, including fellow students, professors, and administrators. They encouraged me along the way when classes and coursework got difficult. I do not think you get that motivation and support just anywhere, and I am grateful I found that at Pace.