5 Questions for Larissa Boz '14

August 27, 2012Duke Law News

Larissa Boz '14

After many years in New York, Larissa Boz ’14 headed south in search of better weather and better basketball. She currently serves as a Duke Bar Association 2L representative and a case investigation team member of the Innocence Project.


1. Quick bio: Where is your hometown?

I grew up on Long Island in Glen Cove, NY. 

2. Why did you choose Duke Law?

The community. There's a truly unique energy at Duke Law and it seems to be strongly tied to the diverse student body. Just as I had expected (and hoped), I continue to be surprised and impressed by each and every one of my peers and I often feel lucky to be surrounded by so many ambitious and passionate people. At the end of the day, whether I'm in the classroom or not, I always feel like I'm learning something new. And the basketball. Definitely the basketball. 

3. When you are not at school, how do you like to spend your time?

When I'm not at school, you can catch me running the Al Buehler trail, grabbing fro-yo at one of the many fine local establishments, trying out new recipes or going to yoga class (but not all at once!).

4. Name one TV show you never miss.

Mad Men

5. What are the three most-played songs in your music library?

The list is always evolving but at the moment: "Bold as Love" by Jimi Hendrix (and the John Mayer version), "Summertime" by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and "Vienna" by Billy Joel.  

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