Posts by: debarton

Where should I live while attending BU Law?

(Written with guest help from 3L Deniz Aktas and other volunteers.) It’s that time of year – students that have decided to come to BU Law have begun looking for housing. I remember feeling totally overwhelmed looking for an apartment in Boston from my home up in New Hampshire. So, I’ve asked some friends and […]

Justice Through Litigation: Books to Read

If you’re an incoming or prospective law student, you may spend some time wondering about how you’ll make a difference in the world with your law degree. You may wonder if you’ll make a difference in some individual lives, or you may wonder how you can get involved in bigger legal issues that touch important […]

Arguing Before the Appellate Tax Board of Massachusetts

Last Friday I went back to moot court for the first time since 1L year. Since I’ve been studying tax law, my law school experience has been very focused on transactional work – mostly tax planning and compliance. However, one of our two graded projects in my upper level tax class “Structuring Intellectual Property Ownership” […]

3L is a Time of Change

At the top of my to-do list for spring break was a massive project I’ve been meaning to do for a while: cleaning my room. Now, when I say cleaning my room, I don’t mean picking things up off the floor and shoving them somewhere so I can vacuum – from most people’s perspective my […]

Your friendly local law student can’t give you legal advice (& she’s sorry for it.)

A couple of days ago I received an email from a friend of a family member of mine asking for my help in understanding an issue of tax law. I’ve been asked to give advice on the law or legal systems a few times now in law school and every time I’ve had to decline. If […]