NEFAC Welcomes Two Boston College Law Students as Summer Legal Fellows

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 |

The New England First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce two law school fellows who will be helping the organization throughout the summer. Jon Cubetus and Clayton Spivey are both rising second-year students at Boston College Law School.

“We’re very excited to have Clay and Jon joining our team,” said Justin Silverman, NEFAC’s executive director. “They are both exceptional law students who have a lot to offer our coalition.”

The fellowships are supported by the Boston College Public Interest Law Foundation.

JON CUBETUS | Cubetus recently completed his first year at Boston College Law School. In 2017, he graduated summa cum laude from Westfield State University with B.A. in Political Science and B.S. in Criminal Justice. Prior to law school, Cubetus worked in the General Counsel’s Office at the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. As a paralegal, he coordinated responses to public records requests from the public, press, and other organizations. Cubetus is passionate about First Amendment law and interested in exploring issues intersecting of government transparency, free media, and the public’s right to know.

CLAYTON SPIVEY | Spivey is a rising second-year law student at Boston College Law School. Before coming to Boston for law school, Spivey spent most of the last decade in Southern California while working and ultimately completing his undergraduate degree at the University of California, graduating summa cum laude. A product of community college and student newsrooms, Spivey spent the year before his move serving as an advisor and associate instructor for Orange Coast College’s Coast Report — the publication he once led as Editor-in-Chief. Spivey has now turned his passion for journalism into a passion for the law. He aims to use his time at NEFAC to help fortify First Amendment rights across New England. At BC Law, Spivey is involved in a variety of organizations and holds numerous leadership positions. He was chosen as a 1L Representative for the Class of 2023, serves on Lambda’s Scholarship Committee, and was a member of the Student Action Group for Inclusive Curriculum. This fall, Spivey will serve as the BC Law Student Association’s inaugural Student Organization Director and Lambda Treasurer. With no children or spouse to his name, Spivey’s six-year-old Maine coon named Halona is his pride and joy.

NEFAC was formed in 2006 to advance and protect the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment, including the principle of the public’s right to know. We’re a broad-based organization of people who believe in the power of an informed democratic society. Our members include lawyers, journalists, historians, academics and private citizens.

Our coalition is funded through contributions made by those who value the First Amendment and who strive to keep government accountable. Please make a donation here.

Major Supporters of NEFAC include Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Paul and Ann Sagan, The Boston Globe, WBUR, Boston University and the Robertson Foundation.