Posts by: Brendan Slean

Law School Learning Experiences from a 3L

With my law school career nearly in the rearview, I have recently been thinking a lot about life lessons I’ve learned over the past three years. I came into law school having worked for two law firms in the Boston area so my experience may be a little unique. However, I have a feeling many […]

Bar (Application) Review

One thing law students are not told about when pushing towards the finish line of law school is how much information and organization is needed to complete the application to take the Massachusetts bar exam. Two weeks ago, as I sat in an information session hosted by Dean Muir, it dawned on me how completion […]

Power of the Law

Over the last 48 hours, since President Trump’s travel ban went into effect across America, I have personally been in a constant state of anger and disbelief. No matter your views on the executive orders effecting hundreds of thousands travelling internationally over this weekend, one undeniable fact remains – lawyers must play a critical role […]

The Thanksgiving Balance

Over the last three years of law school, Thanksgiving has been much different than years prior. However, despite the stress and pressure at this time of law school, Thanksgiving remains my favorite holiday. Food. Football. Beer. Political conversations that you hopefully can avoid. It’s my personal favorite holiday and remains to be despite the law […]

Upper-level Writing Requirement: Check

One of the graduation requirements at BU Law is that each student has to write a paper of publishable quality certified by a professor. To satisfy this requirement, students go through a peer review writing process to complete a paper of over 7,500 words excluding footnotes. Students can choose how they want to complete the […]