Anthony Osbourne ’09
What have you been up to since graduation?
Since graduation, I attended The College of New Jersey and graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and went on to attend law school at Syracuse University College of Law, where I graduated with a Juris Doctor, cum laude. After graduation, I sat for both the New Jersey and New York bar exams and passed both. I was admitted to practice law in both New Jersey and New York and, in fact, I scored high enough on the bar exam to also be admitted to the Washington, D.C. bar.
What is one of your greatest achievements since graduation from MCC?
Passing both the New Jersey and New York bar exams–it was the most difficult, time-consuming and challenging task I have ever undertaken, and succeeding in that endeavor has made me feel that I can achieve anything I put my mind to.
What is your fondest memory of MCC?
Meeting new people every day. MCC was such a nice community to be a part of, and everyone on campus from students to teachers and staff were always friendly and respectful, in my experience. That is a very rare quality for an institution.
What was your favorite place on campus and why?
The main quad–it was the place where I met so many people and where my friend and I would go to enjoy the weather in our time in between classes.
Who was your favorite professor and why?
Professor Fred Hertrich, Political Science. He is a large part of the reason I am an attorney today. After taking his class and engaging in dialogue with him, he told me that based on the way my mind works and the discussions I have in class, he felt I would be a great attorney. He was not wrong, and I was interested in becoming an attorney, so a few years later I decided to attend law school and challenge myself. I am grateful that he challenged me to chase that dream.
If you could offer a current MCC student advice, what would it be?
Use your professors–they are a wealth of information and will help guide you in the right direction.
Why was going to MCC the right decision for you?
Yes, I saved a good amount of money on tuition by going to MCC and laid a strong foundation for my growth. The teachers I met at MCC helped form me into the person and attorney I am today.