Posts by: clarussa

“Everything else”

Yesterday, I spent a half hour talking to a friend I’ve known since elementary school. She’s at a much different place in her life; she has a great career and lives in New York City with her husband – far from the academic world that I exist in. As we talked, she didn’t ask how […]

A Novel Note

I have to admit- when I first heard that BU Law Review members write a thirty-page paper on a “novel” legal theory, my first thought was, is that mandatory? I certainly hoped not. I had survived my first year of law school reading cases and thinking about legal rules. But come up with original ideas? […]

Health Law Association

This year I am taking advantage of my newfound 2L freedom to dive deeper into the field of health law. I’m taking two classes related to health law and I’m the president of the BU Health Law Association (HLA). I first got involved with HLA last year as a 1L representative. Student organizations generally elect […]

Intro to Year Two

Yesterday morning I noticed a few yellow leaves around the base of the trees outside my apartment building. The chilly air reminded me of waiting for the school bus at my parent’s house back in New York. Summer is over and I’m starting my second year of law school – theoretically older and wiser, but […]

Alumni and Internships

Here is another question from a prospective student, as relayed by the Admissions Office: “What kinds of internships do students do? Do you have specific examples of how an alum has helped a student get an internship/job?” First of all, students at BU Law do a wide variety of internships during their 1L summer. I personally […]

Springtime in Boston

It’s a beautiful spring day here in Boston, and because I’ve been studying all weekend and I’m not in the mood to write about anything related to law school, here are some things I’m loving about this time of year: 1. Patriots’ Day Today is Patriot’s Day! Huge perk of going to law school in […]

BU Law is Friendly: Admitted Students Preview Day

On Friday, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a social at a local bar for admitted students to unwind after a day of BU Law Preview Day programming at the law tower. The SGA also invited current students to mingle with the prospective students. A drink with my friends who are in SGA and a […]

The BBA: A Solid Investment

As you’ve probably figured out by now, I’m a big fan of getting out and talking to people in the legal community. Speaking to attorneys about their careers energizes me about my own future. When I go a couple of weeks focused solely on school – like I have recently as I researched and wrote […]

Re: The law tower atmosphere

This week I’m writing to answer a specific question asked by a prospective student. Here is a “Question From the Road” that Jeff from Admissions has encountered in the past couple weeks: “What is the atmosphere like? Are students friendly?” I also received a similar question from a friend-of-a-friend trying to decide between BU Law […]

IL 2.0

The first semester of law school has a huge learning curve. In September, you hit the ground running but you’re faking it. Everyone’s faking it. You just have to do your best to figure things out as they come, because each experience: first graded memo, first cold call, first exam, is a brand new one […]