Posts by: dlinhart

Professional promises

I have a 3rd installment of my “Inclusion” post lined up next, but I haven’t told you about my little man lately, so here’s an update about how he’s helping me rethink student debt. He still dominates the couch I wrote about 1L year, and recently, as I sat next to him queuing up a […]

Two levels of inclusion and a quiet interest in law for the people, Part 2

Discovering the Fells Reservation has been a quality of life boon to my family and I look forward to long walks there with my dog—when I get a dog, when I graduate, unless we get the bison that my son told his BU Children’s Center teachers that he wants. The Fells is only a 14-minute […]

Two levels of inclusion and a quiet interest in law for the people, Part 1

I’ve tried in the past to highlight each class I’m taking in my posts by addressing particular issues that pushed my buttons, and this multi-part post is thanks to American Legal History (ALH) with Professor Seipp and Corporations with Professor Marx (sic). Both of these are helping me better understand Western culture—which is to say, […]


The champion single for my son who turned three this summer has been Wavin’ Flag by K’naan, with the epic chorus: “When I get older then I’ll be stronger/ They’ll call me freedom just like a wavin’ flag.” Once it became the official song for the 2010 World Cup, everyone was singing it, except for […]

Desktop inspiration 2

At the end of my first semester I posted about the desktop images on my laptop that I had chosen to keep me focused and energetic, and I’ve decided to end this semester with a similar summary, especially since I’m signing off until fall classes begin. Thanks for going through my first year of law […]

Andrew Snekvik

My first year of law school ended at 11:51pm on May 19, 2010, my mom’s 59th birthday. It was at that moment that I handed $1.25 to a postal worker to forward my journal writing competition entry to the BU Law Review office as a fileable hard copy accompaniment to my electronic entry uploaded a […]

Postmodern hippies on a sustainable farm in Brazil

Shortly after getting engaged I was banned from acquiring new bonsai since the extent of that expenditure was inversely proportional to the extent of our wedding ceremony. After my future wife lectured the guy who regularly sold me trees for allowing me to burn money on things other than my approaching wedding, I agreed to […]

Contribution of words

It probably wasn’t the comment Justice Stone thought of as his magnum opus, but a buried footnote to his opinion in a 1938 economic regulation case has spurred law review article titles such as Judicial Protection for Powerless Minorities and The Origins of Judicial Activism in the Protection of Minorities for suggesting that the Supreme […]

Emotional engagement with law

I came to law school on purpose, recognizing that law organizes and reorganizes society, determining who are the winners and losers and perhaps whether there will be losers. For better or worse, my reception of what I learn in class defaults to a slow-to-trust critique of how legal norms favor powerful actors, with occasional internal […]

Power of impressions

Earlier this week I was about to step into class when the daycare called about my little man running a fever. They had just reduced the threshold temperature for getting sent home from 101 to 100.4 and he was 100.7 and cranky. On the drive to pick him up, someone shifted from the middle to […]